As the new year gets underway, there are several webinars and virtual events taking place, providing learning opportunities and facilitating discussions on a variety of topics, including digital marketing, COVID-19, and more.
In the coming weeks, DBC is hosting a series of digital marketing webinars for BC-based tourism businesses. All webinars take place at 10 a.m. PST—click the links below to learn more and to register:
- January 13: Manage Your Online Presence: Tripadvisor and Hellobc.com
- January 20: Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps
- January 27: Get the Most out of Your Website
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 program dates, one starting January 12 and the other starting on February 24. Click here for more information about the program and to register.
On Wednesday, January 13, from 3-5 p.m. PST, the BC Liberal Caucus, which includes local MLAs Ben Stewart, Renee Merrifield, and Norm Letnick, will be hosting a virtual roundtable discussion about COVID-19 recovery in BC. Click here for more information and to register.
Join Skift on Wednesday, January 13, at 8 a.m. PST as they discuss what travel might look like in 2025, beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information and to register.
The BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is hosting a webinar for its members on Thursday, January 14, at 10 a.m. PST, with Instagram marketing expert, Jenn Herman, to provide information for wine brands on how to best use Instagram. Click here for more information and to register.
On Friday, January 15, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST, Tourism HR Canada will be hosting a webinar focused on the tourism industry workforce, presenting data on trends, discussing current challenges, and providing recommendations of what's needed for the industry through recovery. Click here for more information and to register.
Accelerate Okanagan (AO) is hosting a three-part workshop for businesses to “learn how to better prioritize and allocate resources in rapidly changing times.” The workshop will be led by Rocky Ozaki, Founder & CEO of NoW Work Inc. The session takes place January 13-15, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. The workshop is free for AO members ($149 for non-members). Click here for more information and to register.
The Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting a three-part webinar series focused on various aspects of HR:
- January 26: Recruiting 101: Tools to Find the Right Person for Your Team
- February 2: Employee Retention Toolkit for Business Owners
- February 9: Managing HR: Tools to Unite Your Team
All sessions take place from 10-11 a.m. PST. Click on the links above to register.
Have an upcoming event or webinar that would be of interest to those in the tourism industry? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can include the information in our roundup.