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


Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) 

There are two online GMID celebrations to consider this year, so book your calendar for April 8, 2021, at 9 a.m. PDT and register for one of these important events:

  • Meetings Mean Business Canada's (MMBC) GMID 2021 celebrations will focus on the readiness of the meetings and events industry, which was one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, to restart safely. Registration for the event is complimentary and can be completed online.
  • ​Meetings Professionals International (MPI) BC Chapter, International Live Events Association (ILEA) Vancouver Chapter, Fraser Valley Event Planning Association, and PCMA Canada West Chapter are hosting Meet Safe!, where the conversation will focus in part on planning for a safe restart of the meetings and events industry in BC. Registration can be completed online; rates are reduced for members and for those currently not working.


Travel & Tourism Industry Update

Travel & Tourism Industry Update

On Friday, April 9, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and Destination Canada are hosting an industry update from 8-9 a.m. PDT. Join in to hear from TIAC President and CEO, Beth Potter, and Destination Canada President and CEO, Marsha Walden, as they provide update on industry support and plans for moving the industry forward. Click here for more info and to register online. 


Destination BC (DBC) Industry Calls

Join DBC’s bi-weekly industry calls for industry-specific updates related to COVID-19. The next call takes place on Thursday, April 8, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. PDT. Email to register.


Indigenous Tourism Labour Market Strategy

ITBC Labour Market Strategy

On Tuesday, March 13, from 2:30 - 4 p.m. PDT, Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) will be hosting a regional planning session for the Thompson Okanagan to discuss the Indigenous Tourism Labour Market Strategy. Register now to take part and share your ideas. 


COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Update

WorkSafeBC is presenting this webinar, in conjunction with Small Business BC (SBBC) to provide important workplace health and safety information that will assist employers as the vaccination plan progresses in the province. Register online to join in on April 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT.

For information on other educational webinars offered by SBBC, click here


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.