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Ideas Forum and Annual General Meeting

Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum 2019

Join us at the “Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum” October 23 – 24, 2019 at The Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Rd., Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Sponsored by WorkSafe BC, Western Financial Group and go2HR

Education and Information Sharing

The 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!

76th Annual General Meeting

The BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019 as part of the annual Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum. Only members in good standing may attend the BCLCA Annual General Meeting.

Speakers and Presenters

There are some quality speakers sprinkled throughout the agenda talking on a number of topics affecting the day-to-day operation of your business.  This is a list of speakers from the 2018 Ideas Forum and the new agenda for the 2019 Ideas Forum will be posted in the summer of 2019.

  • 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.
  • Dr. Jordan Tesluk – Bullying and Harassment at Work: When human resource issues become human rights issues.
  • Recruiting in a Challenging Labour Market with keynote speaker Christine Willow (CMC, RPR), Partner Chemistry Consulting Group.
  • Jacqueline Simpson, Director, Global Marketing Channels, Global Marketing Destination British Columbia will discuss the next evolution of (
  • Sean Simmons, President Anglers Atlas – Hooked Online — How Angler’s Atlas digital marketing strategy recruits and retains anglers.
  • Shane Devenish, Executive Director, Canadian Camping and RV Council – Economic Impact of the RV Industry and national issues affecting the Camping and RVing industry.
  • Walt Judas, CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC – Provincial Tourism Issues.
  • Krista Morten, Principal Align Consulting – Camping & RVing BC Coalition 2017/18 Consumer Research Findings.
  • Ginger Brunner, go2HR – Employment Standards Your Responsibilities.
  • Heath Padgett, CEO & Co-Founder of Campground Booking – Online Booking.
  • Michael Chang, El Chango Media – Responsive Design Website.

Registration Details

There is a  fee per person for members, which in 2018 was $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 joined the association at or 30 days after the 2018 event qualified for $125 per property credit towards their first year of membership.

Supplier Exhibiting

For direct face-to-face access to members suppliers can attend the fall Lodging & Camping Ideas Forum. BCLCA always hosts a table top display evening on the Wednesday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The cost in 2018 for suppliers to purchase a table top was $100 + GST.

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