Numerous local, provincial, and national organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming webinars and events you can attend.

Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Coffee Social

Kick-off your Wednesday morning with some virtual networking and socializing! OYP is hosting their coffee social on April 28 from 8-9 a.m. PDT. The event is open to professionals of all ages who are looking to make connections with others in the community. Advance registration is required.

Indigenous Tourism Labour Market Strategy Speaker Series

The final session in this series, hosted by Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC), takes place on Wednesday, April 28, from 2:30-4 p.m. The panel discussion will focus on Indigenous culture in the tourism workplace. Click here to register. 

UpBeat: The Central Okanagan Music Strategy Summit

Don't miss the final sessions of UpBeat, hosted by Creative Okanagan, which take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4:30-6 p.m. PDT, until May 6. Each session will highlight a theme that arose during initial community engagement for the Central Okanagan Music StrategyRegister online to participate and provide input that will help shape the strategy.

Lake Country Business After Hours

Take advantage of another networking opportunity at the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours, taking place Wednesday, April 28, from 5-6:15 p.m. PDT. The virtual event is a great way to connect, and you’ll have a chance to win from a collection of door prizes! Register online.

Strong Earth Youth Summit (SEYS)

SUNx Malta, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office are co-hosting SEYS, designed for tourism's future leaders. The BC portion of the event will take place on Thursday, April 29. This full-day virtual summit, which kicks off at 9 a.m. PDT, will include sessions facilitated by industry professionals and students. Find out more and register online.

ABLE BC’s April 2021 Government Relations Update

The Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) is inviting its members and industry colleagues to an online session where they will provide an update on their advocacy work and discuss a variety of topics related to the provincial government, including current restrictions and the 2021 budget. The virtual event will take place on Thursday, April 29, from 10-11 a.m. PDT. Register online here.

BC Budget Briefing with Minister Selina Robinson

BC Finance Minister, Selina Robinson, will join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce for a virtual townhall on Thursday, April 29, from 3:30-4:40 p.m. PST. Minister Robinson will provide an overview of the proposed 2021 budget and to answer questions, as time permits. The event is free but advance registration is required.

Canadian Survey on Business Conditions Discussion

On Tuesday, May 4, from 10-11 a.m. PDT, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will be co-hosting a webinar with Deloitte Canada to “present their analysis of Statistics Canada’s most recent Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBC).” The session is free but advance registration is required.

Build Your Business Webinar Series

Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) is kicking off a four-part webinar series providing entrepreneurs with practical skills and strategies that can be used to build their business:

Attend all four sessions—which all take place from 10-11:30 a.m. PDT—for $80 or register for individual sessions at a cost of $25 each. For more information and to register, visit the WEC website.

Industrial Revolution 4.0 Webinar Series

The next session in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s ongoing Industrial Revolution 4.0 webinar series takes place on Wednesday, May 5, from 10-11 a.m. PDT. The session, FIR and Getting Canadians Back to Work, will discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s workforce and how to prepare for recovery. Online registration for this free event is required.

Navigating, Recruiting, and Hiring of International Workers in the Age of COVID-19

On Wednesday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT, go2HR and Vancouver Coast & Mountains Tourism Region are co-hosting an online session to provide information about the process for hiring foreign workers. For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

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.