Numerous organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events, while also starting to bring back in-person events, to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming events you can attend.
Small Business BC Live Education
Small Business BC (SBBC) has several upcoming webinars including:
- Monday, May 2
- Writing a Business Plan | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT
- Wednesday, May 4
- How to Create an Exit Plan for Your Small Business | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PDT
- Thursday, May 5
- Negotiating Contracts: Get the Right Deal | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT
Click the links above to register or visit the SBBC website to view additional upcoming webinars.
Visit Destination BC’s website for information on how to access these and future education webinars, along with additional SBBC resources, free of charge.
The Human Reality: Rethinking HR During the Great Recession
Join Leger's webinar on Wednesday, May 4, to learn more about their recent study, The Human Reality: Rethinking HR During the Great Resignation. The session, which starts at 9 a.m. PDT, is free to attend but registration must be completed in advance on Leger's website.
Seat at the Table: Research on Retaining and Developing Women of Recreation, Tourism & Hospitality
This webinar, presented by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) and delivered by WORTH Association President, Joanna Jagger, will "encourage attendees to examine recovery through a gender based lens and calls on the industry to retain and develop women of recreation, tourism, and hospitality." The one-hour session, which will take place on Thursday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m. PDT, is free to attend. Learn more and register through the TOTA website.
Career Development: Negotiation, The Conversation Art of Asking for More
On Thursday, May 5, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. PDT, Women in Leadership Foundation's Vancouver Chapter will be hosting an online event where a panel of speakers will provide tips for successful negotiation. Find out more and register through Eventbrite.
Mental Health Matters
Discovery College, operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association, is inviting the public to attend their free, in-person Mental Health Matters event on Thursday, May 5. The event, which will be comprised of a well-being fair and Mental Health Matters discussions, will take place at the Kelowna Innovation Centre from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PDT. Find out more and register on the Discovery College website.
BCHF Okanagan Golf Tournament
The inaugural BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) Okanagan Golf Tournament is set to take place on Tuesday, May 10, at The Harvest Golf Club. The BCHF raises funds to support those in the hospitality industry facing financial crises due to medical or health conditions. The organization's annual golf tournaments are the most important fundraising events of the year for the organization. Learn more and register for the tournament on the BCHF website.
Upcoming Industry Events
- Tourism Industry Forum and Tourism Kelowna Annual General Meeting | May 11
- Rendez-vous Canada+ | May 24 –27
- Tourism Week in Canada 2022 | May 29 – June 4
Have an upcoming event or webinar that would be of interest to those in the tourism industry? Email us so we can include the information in our next roundup.