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.


BC Craft Brewers Conference

This year’s BC Craft Brewers Conference takes place virtually from February 3 to 5, with a variety of educational seminars and networking opportunities for those within the industry to learn and connect. Visit the conference website to find out more and to purchase tickets.  


Low-Cost Solar Energy Solutions for Your Business

Join Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association’s Energy Analyst, Thivya Viswanathan, and Co-Founder of Vancouver Renewable Energy Cooperative, Rob Baxter, on Wednesday, February 3, from 1-2 p.m., to learn more about how your business can benefit from solar energy. Click here to register for this free session.


Shape the Post-COVID Future of Tourism & Hospitality

On Thursday, February 4, Tourism HR Canada, MDB Insights, and OTEC will be hosting a focus group to get insight from those in the tourism sector regarding future workforce needs for the industry. Those who are interested in participating can express their interest online to be considered for participation.


Ideas Labs

The next round of Ideas Labs online workshops, which are being delivered as part of the BC Tourism Resiliency Network, have been announced, with the following sessions taking place between now and February 19:

Topic #6: Cultivating Customer Loyalty: A Visitor’s Lens

  • February 4 at 2 p.m.

Topic #8: Business Model Innovation for a Sustainable Future

  • February 3 at 10 a.m.
  • February 10 at 2 p.m.
  • February 16 at 2 p.m.

Topic #9: Building Back Better: Contributing to a Better Future for Tourism

  • February 17 at 10 a.m.

Click here for more information, future dates, and to register.


Small Business BC (SBBC) Education Webinars

SBBC has a variety of upcoming webinars including:

Destination BC (DBC) has partnered with SBBC to provide tourism industry stakeholders with free access to these education offerings, as well as to other SBBC services. Click here to find out more.

To view more upcoming webinars, visit the SBBC website.


Future Events:

BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference 2021

From March 8-12, the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) and the BC Hotel Association (BCHA0 will be co-hosting the BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference virtually. Save the date and stay tuned for more information on registration.


Tourism Digital Academy

The next intake for DBC’s Tourism Digital Academy, which is an 8-week program designed for BC-based tourism businesses to build on their digital marketing skills, will be March 22. Registration is now open—spots are limited so be sure to reserve your place now.