BC’s Tourism Leaders to Meet at Sun Peaks May 24 to 26th

This May 24-26, Sun Peaks is excited to welcome tourism leaders from across the province as the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) hosts their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Summit.

The three-day event will include a wide variety of keynote presentations featuring prominent guest speakers from all corners of the industry, including Marsha Walden, CEO of Destination BC and Keith Henry, Chair & CEO of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada. Hon. Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism, Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour will also play a major role in TIABC’s AGM and Summit, and will be on hand Wednesday, May 25, to launch and officially proclaim BC Camping Week.

Colin Brost, Director of Market Development for Tourism Sun Peaks, expressed his excitement for the AGM and Summit, “Tourism Sun Peaks recognizes the successful marketing efforts by the Province of British Columbia, Destination BC and the Tourism Industry Association of BC, that have made British Columbia the leading tourism destination in Canada. Sun Peaks winter visits from the past season broke previous records and we are looking forward to a strong summer season, already pacing 22% ahead of last year. Our tourism businesses are excited to have BC’s tourism leaders meeting here in Sun Peaks and we appreciate industry recognition of Sun Peaks as the ideal meeting location for provincial organizations.”

Walt Judas, TIABC CEO, echoed his enthusiasm for the event, “TIABC is ecstatic to bring its first-ever, multi-day AGM and Summit to spectacular Sun Peaks.  Along with an excellent program, delegates will find the setting inspirational and the resort’s hospitality second to none. We couldn’t be more delighted with Sun Peaks and the region for stepping up to host this important tourism conference.”

The event is the industry’s only all-provincial tourism gathering of 2016. The festivities will kick off with a welcome reception hosted by Senator and Sun Peaks Director of Skiing, Nancy Greene-Raine at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, May 24, at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre.

For additional information regarding the keynote presentations, panelists, event registration and a complete schedule of events, please visit http://goo.gl/GRxpDV.

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