Featured Lodging Tours & Drives To Do
Facebook Twitter
Default Header Image
Enlarge Image

Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum 2018

Join us at the "Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum" October 24 - 25, 2018 at the Ramada Hotel, Kelowna

Sponsored by WorkSafe BC, Western Financial Group and go2HR

Education and Information Sharing

Ramada Hotel KelownaThe Ideas Forum is designed to provide BC Lodging and Campground Association members and guests with an inexpensive learning opportunity thanks to our sponsors and suppliers. It's a chance to network with the sponsors, suppliers, fellow members and meet the volunteer board of directors. This is where ideas are discussed, knowledge is shared, and member's questions answered!

The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association Annual General Meeting will be held at the Ramada Hotel, Kelowna from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018 as part of the annual Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum. Only members in good standing may attend the BCLCA Annual General Meeting.

There are some quality speakers sprinkled throughout the agenda talking on a number of topics affecting the day-to-day operation of your business. For instance:

The Legalization of Recreational Marijuana is about to have a massive impact on workplaces across British Columbia with speaker Mark Bout, Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP. By the time of this presentation, the new world of legalization will be a reality! This session will analyze the framework for legalization with emphasis on the effect of legalization in the workplace. The session will assist employers in developing a framework for how to appropriately address issues arising from legalization in the context of the management of employees, with emphasis on policy creation and best practices with respect to occupational health and safety. The session will also touch on how your policies can address guest behaviour.

Recruiting in a Challenging Labour Market with keynote speaker Christine Willow (CMC, RPR), Partner Chemistry Consulting Group. Christine writes "In order to make any business come to life, we need to have the right people, with the right skills, to provide the services expected by the visitor. And that all starts with the recruitment process. This session will provide an overview of the current challenges related to recruitment, recruitment best practices and recruiting internationally."

Jacqueline Simpson, Director, Global Marketing Channels, Global Marketing Destination British Columbia will discuss the next evolution of HelloBC.com (https://HelloBC.com) and the online marketing direction being taken by Destination BC over the next couple of years. And how is Destination BC and BC's tourism industry rising to the challenge: the Powerful Marketing Network (this section includes our future plans).

Program and Registration Form 

Registration Details

The fee per person for members is $125 plus tax for BCLCA members, but $250 per person for non-members. This per person charge covers all meals and refreshments per the agenda, as the rest of the forum expenses are generously paid by the sponsors - WorkSafe BC, go2HR and Western Financial Group. Non-members who join the association at or 30 days after the event qualify for $125 per property credit towards their first year of membership.

Accommodation can be purchased at the Ramada Hotel (a proud member of BCLCA) at the preferred room rates of $109.99 per night call 250-860-9711 code "BCLCA OTHER".

To register in person please call Anne Philley at 778-383-1037 or e-mail anne@bclca.com or complete the registration form below:

    Program and Registration Form
      Supplier Exhibiting

      For direct face-to-face access to members suppliers can attend the fall Lodging & Camping Ideas Forum. BCLCA is hosting a table top display evening at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre, Kelowna on Wednesday, October 24 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. The cost to purchase a table top is $100 + GST.

      Supplier Registration Form

      Photos from Previous Forums

      Daniel Craig PresentationTable Top Displays Manning Park 2015Lodging Tour Manning Park 2015

      Sponsor Links
       WorkSafe BC go2HR
       Western Financial Group


      Background Photo Credit: Destination British Columbia

      Travel British Columbia