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.
On Tuesday, October 31, UDI Okanagan is hosting a luncheon with guest speaker, Mayor Tom Dyas, who will reflect on his inaugural year in office. The event will occur from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
Join OYP Collective on Wednesday, November 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. for its monthly coffee social. The event will take place at Black Sheep Coffee Bar (formerly Bean Scene) on Bernard Avenue. Admission to the event is free, though advance registration is recommended. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.
The next URBA After Hours event takes place at Canco Petroleum on Wednesday, November 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the URBA website.
Okanagan Wine Festivals invites trade and wine media partners, including those working in licensee retail stores and restaurants, to its popular fall tasting showcase. The event will take place at Manteo at Eldorado Resort on Friday, November 3, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Some of the Kelowna and area wineries on hand include Gray Monk Estate Winery, Peak Cellars, Quails' Gate Winery, Sandhill, and Volcanic Hills Estate Winery. Find out more and reserve your tickets through the Okanagan Wine Festivals website.
The 2023 Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards are set to take place on Thursday, November 9, at 3 p.m. PT. The digital gala will feature performances and award presentations, showcasing the talents and achievements of Indigenous entrepreneurs. Registration for this event, presented in collaboration with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada, is free.
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
- November 15, 2023: Fortify Artisan Fermenters and Distillers Business Conference and Tradeshow | Penticton, 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
- March 6 & 7, 2024: BC Tourism Industry Conference | 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.