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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 CEO Walt Judas with Hon. josie_osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines & Low Carbon Innovation, along with @guideoutfittersassociationofbc's Scott Ellis and @cariboochilcotincoast's Amy Thacker at the Vancouver Cabinet office following a productive discussion on ways the tourism industry can more effectively work with government to achieve mutual benefits for both the visitor economy and resource extraction industries such as mining.
Your support matters to us! 🤝

Meet Will Harding, Founder of Travel Local and proud member of TIABC. Hear why his business recently became a member of TIABC and why he encourages other businesses and organizations to consider a membership.

Your support and engagement is vital to ensuring businesses, DMO’s and sectors are united and speaking with one voice on issues that impact BC’s tourism industry.

Join TIABC today through link in bio. 👆
TIABC CEO Walt Judas with Hon. josie_osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines & Low Carbon Innovation, at the Fully Charged Live Canada exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 🙌
🚁 Weekend vibes: TIABC CEO Walt Judas joined a heli-hiking tour in the Cariboo Mountains near Valemount with pilot Nadia and fellow adventure enthusiasts. A thrilling experience in BC's stunning landscapes! 🏔️🌲
BECOME A TIABC MEMBER: Your Membership is Important to Us! 🤝 

We strongly encourage you to consider membership or renew your membership with TIABC to support our important advocacy efforts on behalf of the entire visitor economy.

TIABC continues to identify your concerns, raise your voice, champion your needs, and push for support and programs while encouraging policy changes at both the provincial and federal level.

Your support and engagement is vital to ensuring businesses, DMO's and sectors are united and speaking with one voice on issues that impact BC's tourism industry.

Join TIABC today through link in bio👆
TIABC CEO Walt Judas experienced a personal behind-the-scenes tour of Vancouver International Airport this week with YVR's Manager of Government Relations, Erin Wiskar, to gain a better understanding of airport operations, including the nerve centre where the airport manages security, traffic and emergency situations among other tasks.