10 Reasons You Need to be at Summit 2019

#1 Rare opportunity to learn from 3 leading keynote speakers in intimate setting
Summit 2019 is limited to 250 delegates, giving you the rare opportunity to learn from and speak with 3 leading keynote speakers in an intimate setting:

  • Digital Maverick Amber Mac on Relentless Adaptation

  • Customer Loyalty Expert Chris Malone on The Human Brand – Building Guest Loyalty in the Digital Age

  • Destination BC CEO Marsha Walden

#2 Industry updates from BCHA and ABLE BC
Hear direct from BCHA CEO & President James Chase and ABLE BC Executive Director Jeff Guignard on the associations' activities and advocacy work, important policy changes, and the industry issues you need to know about.

#3 Celebrate our industry at the BC Hospitality Awards Gala
The wine will be pouring and the music will be playing as we end Summit 2019 on a high note, celebrating our industry at the BC Hospitality Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday, April 9.

Delegates will be the first to know who wins Hotelier, Liquor Retailer, and Publican of the Year, and the BCHA Housekeeping Awards

#4 Decrease employee turnover with new strategies for retention and engagement
Do you know the #1 reason hospitality employees quit their jobs? Executive coaches Eve Gaudet and Janet Wright will give you simple and effective strategies to support your employees’ development and keep them from walking out the door!

#5 Learn the 4 digital marketing secrets of BC's top hospitality companies
Junction YVR President Conner Galway will share the 4 digital marketing secrets him and his team learned after studying BC’s top hospitality companies! You’ll walk away from his seminar with insights that can improve your digital performance right now – no matter the size of your team or budget.

#6 CBRE Accommodation Outlook
CBRE’s David Ferguson presents the 2019 accommodation outlook, with clear indications of Vancouver leading the way, alongside Toronto, showing incredible growth. Hear about the national outlook, and see how BC is expected to perform across the year.

#7 Hands-on training to monitor cannabis use without compromising service or responsibility
Cannabis legalization has created a new level of responsibility for operators. How do you handle impaired customers without compromising service? What are your legal obligations? What are best practices on service and etiquette? Our panel will give you the answers: Tim Ellison (Pacific Culinary Institute), Lorne Folick (Dolden Wallace Folick), and Jeff Guignard (ABLE BC).

Plus, more educational seminars! View the full conference program here.

#8 Curated vendor marketplace
The Summit vendor marketplace is a mini-tradeshow featuring key industry suppliers chosen by BCHA and ABLE BC. View our list of vendors and sponsors.

#9 Networking breaks and opening reception at Laurel Packing House
There is no other conference that brings together BC’s hotel and liquor businesses to discuss the wider issues facing our industry. Connect with other like-minded professionals, industry leaders, and trusted suppliers at our opening reception, networking breaks, meals, and seminars.

#10 An affordable price! Did we mention all of this is included in your Summit conference pass?
Get your conference pass here. Your Summit pass gives you access to: 3 keynote talks, 10 educational seminars, welcome reception, industry breakfast and lunch, BC Hospitality Industry Gala Dinner, vendor marketplace, and more!

BCHA/ABLE BC Member Price: $395 (Non-Member Price: $449)

Prices go up on March 2!

Register now: https://bchospitalitysummit.com/register