There are several upcoming webinars and virtual events taking place that will provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. 


Canada 360° Economic Summit

On Wednesday, February 17, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will present its Canada 360° Economic Summit, which will include several panel discussions, as well as keynote speakers, all focused on economic recovery. Click here for more information and to register for this virtual event, which will run from 5:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST.


Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) Stakeholder Roundtable

Guest speaker, go2HR, will join ITBC’s virtual stakeholder roundtable on Wednesday, January 17, from 10-11 a.m. PST to discuss best practices around the development, implementation, and ongoing review of COVID-19 safety plans. Click here for more information and to register.


Digital Advertising & Marketing Partnerships in 2021

On Wednesday, January 17, at 1 p.m. PST, join the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and guest speaker, Stacey Barber of Okanagan College, for a workshop focused on digital marketing and partnership marketing. This session is part of the Tourism Resiliency Network webinar series. Click here for more information and to register.


Ideas Labs

Andrea McFadden from Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm will join in the Ideas Labs workshops for Topic #9, Building Back Better: Contributing to a Better Future for Tourism. Join in on one of the following sessions to learn more about sustainable, responsible tourism:

  • February 17 at 10 a.m. PST
  • February 24 at 2 p.m. PST
  • March 2 at 2 p.m. PST

Click here for more information and to register. 


How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

On Wednesday, February 24, from 2:30 to 3 p.m., Small Business BC (SBBC) is hosting this webinar, with digital marketing expert, Warren Thompson, Co-Founder of Ollo Metrics. The session will cover topics including Google Analytics, how to improve user experience, search engine optimization, and more. BC-based tourism businesses can email Destination BC to access this webinar for free (reference “SBBC partnership). For more information on this and other SBBC webinars, click here.


Business Resilience to Thrive

The BC Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, is offering a 6-week online training program to help businesses "adapt their business models, re-engage their customers and adjust their workplace cultures." There are two upcoming program start dates:

  • February 24 (registration closes February 18)
  • March 22 (registration closes March 12)

Click here for more information about the program and to register.


Young Professional Coffee Social

Okanagan Young Professionals (OYP) Collective will be hosting its next virtual coffee social, in conjunction with the Central Okanagan Development Commission (COEDC), on Wednesday, February 24, from 8-9 a.m. Click here for more information and to register.


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 roundup.