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CONNECT Tourism and Hospitality Networking Event

Mar 3, 2021 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Mar 1, 2021 09:00 AM


Are you a tourism and hospitality student? This is an event for you!

Join us on March 3, 2021 from 3:00-5:00pm for a virtual 2-part event to hear more about the exciting programming and initiatives underway with Tourism Vancouver Island and connect with industry professionals.

In part 1, from 3:00-4:00pm join Calum Matthews, Director of Destination Development at Tourism Vancouver Island as he shares new research on the pandemic's impact, highlights ongoing efforts to ensure the industry's recovery and discusses the future of tourism on Vancouver Island. Industry professionals and employers will then be invited to participate in an open, Q & A discussion. Students are welcome to attend part 1 to learn and listen but we ask you to allow our industry partners and employers to take full advantage of the Q & A. If you have some questions about the presentation or the Q & A, please note them and plan to share them with faculty from your institution. 

In part 2, from 4:00-5:00pm we will coordinate virtual networking sessions providing you the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and hear more about the opportunities for the upcoming summer season. We will be communicating with you directly for this part 2 student-networking component closer to the day of the event. 
Let's connect! 

Network with industry leaders including representatives from the following organization: Tigh-Na-Mara, Horne Lake Caves, Spirit Bear Lodge, Chemainus Chamber, Rock Water Secret Cove Resort, The Sociable Scientist, Malahat Sky Walk, Booking.com, Travel For All, VICC, True Key Resorts, Ucluelet Chamber, That Planted Life, Destination Think, Tracks Outdoor Adventures, Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn, Alberni Chamber, Locals Restaurant, Island Joy Rides, Inn on Long Lake, Best Western Tin Wis Resort, Qualicum Beach Inn, Tourism Nanaimo Visitor Centre and Vancouver Island Visitor Centre.

Save your seat as soon as possible as space is limited. REGISTRATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 26TH!