Detailed information is provided for the various tourism events taking place. This dynamic list of upcoming tourism conferences, webinars, workshops, meetings, presentations … is arranged in order of event date.
February 19, 2020 HELP INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WORK IN TOURISM – Cranbrook – Ktunaxa Government Building Gym, 3:30-5:30pm
Participate in the ITBC Labour market research project. Attend a community forum, take a survey, participate in an interview … join the project.
February 20, 2020 COLUMBIA VALLEY JOB & ENTREPRENEUR FAIR – Invermere
Takes place at the CV Community Centre, 646 4th Avenue.
1-3pm, Public Job & Entrepreneur Fair
3-4pm, Speed Dating with Employers
February 25, 2020 GROW WITH GOOGLE – Revelstoke – Coast Hillcrest Hotel, 9am to 2pm Learn about resources and tools available through Google that can help your business thrive, including Google Analytics, Google My Business and others. The Grow With Google program is intended to support small businesses to grow and succeed online by providing training, resources and support materials for a variety of Google products.
Facilitated by Conner Galway on behalf of DBC. Registration deadline: February 18, 2020
February 26 – Revelstoke Community Centre February 27 – Copper Point Resort, Invermere February 28 – Creston Hotel AGRI-TOURISM AS A DIVERSIFICATION TOOL FOR BC FARMS
There are numerous potential synergies between agriculture and tourism. Join this session to understand the full spectrum of agri-tourism opportunities available to BC farms and to identify strategies to diversify farm revenue through agri-tourism.
March 4, 2020 CAREER AND JOB FAIR – Cranbrook, 11:30am to 3pm
In partnership with go2HR, Kootenay Rockies Tourism will be sponsoring a Tourism Hospitality section at the College of the Rockies Career Event. Employers interested in joining the event should contact Emilie Cayer-Huard, Industry & Destination Development Specialist, KRT.
March 4-6, 2020 BC TOURISM INDUSTRY CONFERENCE – Victoria
The BC Tourism Industry Conference has been providing a forum for tourism businesses and stakeholders from around BC to come together to learn from experts and each other about the key issues, challenges and best practices in the industry. Click for Promotional piece PDF
March 6-7, 2020 CAREER FAIR – Castlegar Participate in the Great Kootenay Career Fair held at the Selkirk College, Castlegar Campus. It is a great opportunity for employers from various industries to engage with students and community to share career opportunities and insight.
March 24, 2020 CONTENT MARKETING STRATEGY WORKSHOP – Nelson – Hume Hotel, 10am to 4pm
Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience and to drive profitable customer action.
Facilitated by Katt Stearns on behalf of DBC. Registration deadline: March 17, 2020
Spring TBA, 2020 CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING – Cranbrook
SUPERHOST & DEST. AMBASSADOR WORKSHOPS
The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce and Cranbrook Tourism is offering two essential workshops to both the business community as well as individuals that are looking to build up their skills and their resumes.
April 7-8, 2020 DESIGNING REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES WORKSHOP – Prestige Inn – Golden, 8:30am to 4:30pm
With Destination BC’s new Designing Remarkable Experiences Workshop, you will discover how to take an existing package and develop it into a one-of-a-kind experience – to not only increase your positive word-of-mouth messaging but to also increase the potential to generate more revenue. Workshop cost is $59 pp. Facilitated by Eva Gutsche on behalf of DBC. Registration deadline: March 31, 2020
January 24-27, 2021 IMPACT 2021 CONFERENCE – Victoria, BC IMPACT is a forum for a collaborative national discussion on the tourism and travel industry’s impact on Canada’s economic, social, environmental and cultural fabric.