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 of the upcoming events you can attend in the weeks ahead.

SPARK - BC Hotel & Liquor Conference

Presented by BC’s Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) & BC Hotel Association (BCHA), the one-day SPARK conference is set to take place on November 15 in Vancouver. Join hospitality industry members for a day of learning and networking. Visit the SPARK website to learn more and to register. 

Greater Westside Board of Trade's Business After Hours

Join the Greater Westside Board of Trade at Holroyd Chiropractic on Thursday, November 17 for their November Business After Hours event. Taking place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the event offers networking, local food and drink. and some great prizes. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Visit the GWBT website for more information and to purchase tickets. 


Big Bear Innovation Centre is hosting its monthly TechBrew event on Wednesday, November 16, at Lakesider Brewing in West Kelowna. Meet up with other industry members to network and talk all things tech! The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited, so register online in advance to secure your spot. 

Small Business BC (SBBC) Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) has several upcoming webinars, including:

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.

Truth and Reconciliation: Where are we now?

Westbank First Nation Elders, Pamela and Grouse Barnes, will be presenting a 3-hour virtual workshop in conjunction with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association's Indigenous Tourism team. The workshop, which will take place November 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., will provide attendees with a glimpse of the syilx / Okanagan Peoples' worldview and history, as well as the impacts and current state of truth and reconciliation. Tickets are $30 and space is limited—visit the event website to register

Life Sciences BC Showcase Event

Learn more about the research and development being done in and around Kelowna at Life Sciences BC's showcase event, taking place on Tuesday, November 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event, which will feature a wide range of guest speakers, will take place at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. Visit the Life Sciences BC website for more info and to register. 

35th Annual Business Excellence Awards

The Kelowna Chamber will be presenting its 35th Annual Business Excellence Awards on Wednesday, November 23, at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort from 5 to 10 p.m. Awards will be handed out in 16 categories, including Excellence in Tourism, sponsored by Tourism Kelowna. Visit the Chamber website for more details and to purchase tickets. 

Future Events

Save the Date

Registration for the following events will open soon:

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.