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Closing Comments with Premier John Horgan

Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada

In an exclusive on-stage conversation with CKNW’s Simi Sara, Premier Horgan will provide his candid perspective on his time in politics, the accomplishments and challenges faced by his government, and offer practical insights into BC’s post-pandemic political economic future.

Event Schedule:
11:30 am Registration
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Event Program
1:30 pm Event Close

Purchase tickets HERE

TIABC 2022 Annual General Meeting

Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6, Canada
TIABC AGM – Anvil Centre | 777 Columbia Street | New Westminster
The TIABC 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, November 18th and commences at 11:00 am.  TIABC is seeking a total of six (6) candidates for the 2022-2024 term:
  • From the DMO category, two (2) directors are required for a two-year term.
  • From the Sector Association category, one (1) director is required for a two-year term.
  • From the Business Membership category, three (3) directors are required for a two-year term.
Schedule of Activities:
11:00 AM – Reports of the Society and election of directors
12:00 PM – Complimentary lunch for AGM attendees
12:30-2:00 PM – Presentation and workshop on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with guest speaker, Joanna Jagger, founder & president, WORTH (Women of Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality) Association
Special Workshop: Building Back Equal – Addressing Industry Barriers & Biases

A complimentary lunch is provided to all registered attendees. Register HERE

TIAC 2022 Tourism Congress

The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4, Canada

The industry first hit, hardest hit, and last to recover continues to confront economic challenges. Over the last two years, while there have been many lessons learned, we are ready to RISE, REBUILD, and REIMAGINE.

The two-day, in-person event will host over 400 delegates from across the country, feature 11 thought-provoking sessions, and offer valuable networking opportunities. Following the Tourism Congress, join the celebrations at the 2022 edition of the Canadian Tourism Awards.

Visit HERE to learn more and to register.

WEBINAR – Mental Health Matters | Injury Prevention & Risk Management in the Workplace

The British Columbia Tourism Resiliency Network is joining forces with the experts at go2HR and CMHA for a special webinar event to support with industry health and safety. Join the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Aaryn Secker, and Go2HR’s Shane Lobsinger to explore more deeply the importance of mental health and wellbeing on the job, and other topics related to injury prevention and risk management in the workplace.

Visit HERE to register for the free webinar.

TIABC WEBINAR – Understanding EDI to Help Shape the Workplace

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are important elements in sustainable labor recovery. But what do these really mean in the workplace context? While businesses are aware of the importance of these elements, many are often unsure where to start.

go2HR is committed to building strong and safe workplaces. We have engaged ParriagGroup, a leading EDI firm, to build a webinar that deepens our understanding of EDI and how to start reshaping the workplace.

What participants can expect:
• learn what is generally meant by the terms equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
• learn why it is so important from both a people and a business perspective
• receive an introduction to the EDI Framework
• learn how the EDI Framework can be used

Register HERE for the free Webinar.

V.C. & M. Industry Forum 2022

Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B1, Canada

This year’s agenda features plenty of time for networking and reconnecting with your tourism peers in the region.
Hear from keynote speaker Tewanee Joseph, CEO of the Tewanee Group, a First Nations owned and operated company that delivers meaningful partnerships, communications strategies and planning, and training in communications and inclusivity.

Topics will also include the importance of creating a respectful workplace to retain staff, Indigenous tourism capacity building, and an update on Destination BC’s Invest in Iconics Strategy.

Register HERE

The Art of Leadership

Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

This unique one-day conference features a riveting collection of world leaders, business icons, academics, and bestselling authors who share insights and strategies on the most critical issues confronting leaders in our world today. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to develop your leaders, engage your talent and build high-performing teams.

Learn more and register HERE.  TIBC members can register using promo code TIABC40 and save $100 per pass.

TIABC Webinar – Sparking & Supporting Tourism Innovation in BC

This webinar will highlight the Tourism Innovation Lab’s “Spark” Mentorships & Grants Program and its development in British Columbia over the last two years.

Alex Berlyand will share experiences and examples on inspiring, supporting and enabling tourism innovation through industry partnerships and programs.

Guest speakers will include Aimee Epp from Destination British Columbia, our presenting partner, as well as Rebecca Mason, a past 2021 “Spark” winner from the Sea to Sky area.


TOTA Tourism Summit

Thompson Rivers University, 805 Tru Way, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8, Canada

Visit HERE for more information.

BCDMOA All Members Meeting

Meeting for members of the BC Destination Marketing Organization Association. Meeting location to be determined.

2023 BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference

Prince George Conference and Civic Centre, 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC V2L 5L1, Canada

Visit HERE for Registration, sponsorship opportunities, travel & accommodation and conference highlights

TIABC is pleased to release its 2022 Advocacy Report Card, which details the advocacy efforts and achievements and synopsis of some of the organization’s key initiatives last year. 

Read now through link in bio. 👆
Tourism leaders cheer on the @canucks in the Rogers Suite. 🏒👏

L-R: Destination Vancouver's Royce Chwin, TIABC's Walt Judas, Tourism Minister Lana Popham, Sport Hosting Vancouver's Michelle Collens, TIABC Director/VCC's Dennis Innes, Indigenous Tourism BC's Henry Tso.

#bctourismcounts #bctourism #tourismsector #bc #tourism #bcstrong #explorebc #hellobc
Each year, on March 8th, people around the world celebrate International Women's Day and the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Today, TIABC salutes the women on our board and staff who are so valued, respected and appreciated by colleagues throughout the entire BC tourism industry. 

⭐ Brenda Baptiste
⭐Joanne Burns-Millar
⭐Pria Flanagan
⭐Miranda Ji
⭐Deborah Kulchiski
⭐Sandra Oldfield
⭐Sandra van Steijn 
⭐Fiona Wray

Thank you for your incredible contribution to our organization and to BC’s visitor economy.

#bctourismcounts #bctourism #tourismsector #bc #tourism #bcstrong #explorebc #hellobc #internationalwomensday #womenintourism #womensday #IWD2023 #embraceequity
Over the weekend, TIABC CEO Walt Judas, Vancouver City Councillor Pete Fry, and Sport Hosting Vancouver Senior Manager Michelle Collens enjoyed watching the Canada Sevens rugby tournament at BC Place! 🏉

#bctourismcounts #bctourism #tourismsector #bc #tourism #bcstrong #explorebc #hellobc #GreenMeansGo #rugbysevens #bcplace
What a great first day at the BCTHC 👏

We had an incredible first day in Prince George gathering with industry friends and experiencing the many wonders that the incredible Northern BC region has to offer!

#BCTourismandHospitalityConference #bcthc #conference #tourism #StayBC #BCTourismCounts #BCTHC2023Tourism
TIABC CEO, Walt Judas and @bchotelassociation CEO Ingrid Jarrett attended the @pgcougars game on the eve of the 2023 BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference in Prince George. 🏒

#BCTourismandHospitalityConference #bcthc #conference #tourism #StayBC #BCTourismCounts