Local, provincial, and national organizations regularly host in-person and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on various topics. Here are some upcoming events you can attend in the weeks ahead.

CDM Summit Kelowna

On Thursday, May 23, business owners and marketers are invited to learn more about digital marketing from industry leaders at the CDM Summit Kelowna. Held at UBC Okanagan from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the summit will offer insight into industry trends from speakers and panel discussions. General admission tickets include morning refreshment, all sessions, a light lunch, and access to the after-party. Learn more and purchase tickets here

Okanagan Angel Summit Finale

The 6th annual Okanagan Angel Summit has reached its finale, with 6 finalists ready to pitch to an audience of community members, for the chance to receive an investment of $195,000. The finale takes place on Thursday, May 23, at the Kelowna Innovation Centre. Tickets to attend the VIP theatre experience are sold out, but those interested can still join the waitlist to attend the viewing party

Love for Kelowna Day 2024

The 5th Annual Love for Kelowna Day is set to take place on Saturday, May 25, paying tribute to the tourism industry in the Central Okanagan and celebrating all the amazing things our area has to offer residents and visitors.  

Numerous local businesses have partnered with Tourism Kelowna to offer one-day promotions. There will also be activations at the Kelowna Visitor Centre, where visitors and locals can enter to win a fantastic door prize. Learn more about the day here

We've also created easy-to-use templates in Canva so you can craft your own in-feed or Story posts sharing your favourite places, activities, people, or businesses. Click here for all the information you need.

Remember to tag us (@tourismkelowna) when you post on Saturday, May 25, for a chance to be featured. For extra love and visibility, include the hashtags #loveforkelownaday and #loveforkelownaday2024.

2024 BC Chamber of Commerce AGM & Conference 

Kelowna is set to welcome the BC Chamber of Commerce for its annual AGM & Conference, taking place May 28 to 30 at the Coast Capri Hotel. The conference theme for 2024 is Innovating for Impact; learn more and register here

In conjunction with the conference, the Kelowna Chamber is hosting Passport to the Okanagan at the KF Centre for Excellence on Thursday, May 30. This event will allow local Chamber and community members to connect with Chamber members from across the province.

How AI is Changing Access to Talent

Accelerate Okanagan and TMG Search Canada are inviting local employers to a session at the Kelowna Innovation Centre on Wednesday, May 29, to learn how they can use AI to access talent. The session will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Find out more and register through Eventbrite.

Managing Crisis Communications | Building Resilience in Hotels & Resorts

The BC Hotel Association (BCHA) is hosting the next installment of its Fast Track Your Future Education Series. The sessions, co-facilitated by Hatch Hospitality and tartanbond Communications, will focus on managing crisis communication, with the following course schedule:

  • June 4 | Preparedness Protocol
  • June 11 | Strategic Responses
  • June 18 | From Reaction to Recovery

The virtual sessions will take place over Zoom, starting at 11 a.m. PT.

Learn more about the course and register through the BCHA website.

Coffee Social & Coworking Day

Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective's next coffee social is set for Wednesday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. After the drop-in networking event, attendees can stay for a productive coworking day SPACES at the Innovation Centre. Email oyp@investkelowna.com to secure your spot for coworking—choose between a morning, afternoon, or full-day session (spots are limited). Visit Eventbrite for full details and to register

Small Business BC (SBBC) Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) regularly hosts live webinars and provides access to on-demand learning. Visit the SBBC website to see what's coming up and to find more information on accessing these and future education webinars, along with other SBBC resources, free of charge, on Destination BC’s website.

Upcoming Events

Have an upcoming event or webinar that would interest those in the tourism industry? Email us so we can include the information in our next roundup.