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.
Join EO Okanagan on Thursday, October 17, for a half-day workshop on the future of AI. The session, facilitated by Nick Ning, will take place at The Innovation Centre from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.
October's Business After Hours event, hosted by the Greater Westside Board of Trade (GWBT), will take place on Thursday, October 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at City Furniture. The event offers networking, local food and drink. and some great prizes. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.
Join TOTA for its AGM and Summit on Monday, October 23, and Tuesday, October 24, in Penticton, BC. The theme of this year's Summit is "Now is the Time," reflecting the "focus on continuous preparation to ensure readiness of tourism professionals and businesses, which will ultimately elevate visitor experiences, strengthen businesses, and regenerate communities." Visit the Summit website for more information and to register for the event.
The next Downtown Kelowna After 5 event is on Wednesday, October 25, at Playtime Casino from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In the season's spirit, the event will include a costume contest with prizes to be won. Tickets are $15/person and include appies and two complimentary drink tickets. Visit Eventbrite to purchase your tickets.
Join Okanagan coLab every Tuesday for Cohere, an in-person event focused on four key areas: building a vibrant network, sharing wisdom, getting and giving support, and amplifying ideations. The sessions take place from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Okanagan coLab. Learn more and register through Eventbrite.
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 Provincial and National Tourism Industry Events
- October 16 & 17, 2023: SPARK: BC Hotel and Liquor Conference | New Westminster, BC
- October 23, 2023: BC Restaurant Hall of Fame 2023 Dinner & Awards | Vancouver, BC
- November 21 & 22, 2023: Boating BC Conference | Delta, BC
- November 21 & 22, 2023: Canada Tourism Congress | Ottawa, ON
- January 21–24, 2024: IMPACT Sustainability, Travel & Tourism Summit | Victoria, BC
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.