A few of our favourites…
BC Hotel Association – Advocate and spokesperson for the interests of the Hotel Industry throughout British Columbia. The BCHA has approximately 600 hotel members and 200 associate members, representing an industry with revenue in excess of $3.2 billion, 78,000 rooms and more than 58,000 employees.
BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) – Offers financial assistance, beyond traditional medical benefits, to people who work in food, beverage and hospitality professions at a critical time of need.
Council of Tourism Associations (COTA) – Voice of the BC Tourism Industry.
International Special Events Society (ISES) – founded in 1987 to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct. ISES works to join professionals to focus on the “event as a whole” rather than its individual parts. ISES has grown to involve nearly 4,000 members active in 38 chapters throughout the world. Membership brings together professionals from a variety of special events disciplines including caterers, meeting planners, decorators, event planners, audio-visual technicians, party and convention coordinators, educators, journalists, hotel sales managers and many more professional disciplines. The solid peer network ISES provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues.
Meeting Professionals International BC Chapter (MPI BC) - the leading global community that is shaping and defining the future of the meeting and event industry. MPI BC Chapter is committed to providing educational development, leadership opportunities, and cultivating business relationships in the meeting industry.
Vancouver AM Tourism Association – Holds breakfast meetings featuring keynote speakers, twice a month on Friday mornings at 7:00 a.m.