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  • Tuesday25/09/2018
  • Wednesday26/09/2018
  • Thursday27/09/2018
11:00 AM

Scavenger Hunt

7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Port Hardy Airport


7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Breakfast buffet

8:30 AM

Conference Opening

in the Quatsino Ballroom


8:30 AM
8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

and session by Anthony Everett, President & CEO , Tourism Vancouver Island

Anthony Everett, President and CEO – Tourism Vancouver Island

Anthony has been involved in tourism in British Columbia for 30+ years starting his career at The Butchart Gardens in visitor services and then establishing Butchart Gardens’ Media Relations department. In 1999, he was recruited to Tourism Victoria to manage the Media Relations Department until 2003 when he joined the team at Tartan Public Relations as Account Director. In 2006, Anthony moved away from Vancouver Island to lead the Northern British Columbia Tourism Association until 2015.

From 2011 to 2017, Everett Chaired the Board of Directors for the 2015 Prince George Canada Winter Games Host Society, which hosted the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Well versed as a director with various organizational boards, he has gained invaluable experience from his involvement with the Myeloma Canada Board of Directors (June 2016 – present), the Canada Games Council Board (fall 2016 – present), go2HR (2012 – 2016), and as a Co-Chair of the 2015 Canada Winter Games Ambassador Program (2012 – 2015).

Anthony has earned significant achievements through his career including the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) Prestige Award 2016, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the 2015 Prince George Citizen of the Year.


8:45 AM-10:00 AM
10:00 AM

Networking coffee break

In foyer of ballroom


10:00 AM-10:30 AM
10:30 AM

Breakout sessions

11:30 AM

Breakout sessions

12:30 PM

Luncheon

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) President George Hanson. George will speak on the Island Good…a campaign to help shoppers identify locally sourced food products. Look for the Island Good logo at Thrifty Foods, Country Grocer, Quality Foods and 49th Parallel Grocery across Vancouver Island. islandgood.ca

George Hanson.
Well known for his achievements in community, organizational and economic development, George has a reputation for getting things done and ‘making a difference’. He has consulted for corporations, community organizations, district, municipal, provincial and federal governments on Vancouver Island and beyond. George has led a comprehensive urban renewal project to considerable, award-winning success—attracting significant business and redevelopment investment while helping to guide design policy.

He has served on numerous community committees charged with improving social, educational and economic conditions . He served as President of the Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia for two terms; served on Boards of the Oceanside Development and Construction Association and Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association; is a founding member and former Chair of YES Nanaimo; is a member of the Habitat for Humanity property Acquisition Committee; and is Vice-President of the Nanaimo Foundation.

George is the former Managing Director for the Downtown Nanaimo Partnership, former Development Manager for InSight Developments. He is Managing Partner of Clayton Consulting and President of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance.


12:30 PM-2:00 PM
2:00 PM

Break


2:00 PM-2:30 PM
2:30 PM

Keynote Speaker

In Quatsino Ballroom


2:30 PM-4:00 PM
6:00 PM

Gala Evening

At the Port Hardy Civic Centre
• 6:00-7:00pm Reception & appetizers
• 7:00-9:30pm Dinner, Awards & Live Auction


6:00 PM-9:30 PM

Breakfast buffet

9:00 AM

Destination BC presentation

In the Quatsino Ballroom


9:00 AM-10:15 AM
10:15 AM

Networking coffee break

In foyer of ballroom


10:15 AM-10:45 AM
10:45 AM

Closing Session

By Tourism Vancouver Island CEO & Board Chair.

Anthony Everett, President and CEO – Tourism Vancouver Island

Anthony has been involved in tourism in British Columbia for 30+ years starting his career at The Butchart Gardens in visitor services and then establishing Butchart Gardens’ Media Relations department. In 1999, he was recruited to Tourism Victoria to manage the Media Relations Department until 2003 when he joined the team at Tartan Public Relations as Account Director. In 2006, Anthony moved away from Vancouver Island to lead the Northern British Columbia Tourism Association until 2015.

From 2011 to 2017, Everett Chaired the Board of Directors for the 2015 Prince George Canada Winter Games Host Society, which hosted the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Well versed as a director with various organizational boards, he has gained invaluable experience from his involvement with the Myeloma Canada Board of Directors (June 2016 – present), the Canada Games Council Board (fall 2016 – present), go2HR (2012 – 2016), and as a Co-Chair of the 2015 Canada Winter Games Ambassador Program (2012 – 2015).

Anthony has earned significant achievements through his career including the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) Prestige Award 2016, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the 2015 Prince George Citizen of the Year.

Ian MacPhee

Chair, Accounting/Administration, Prince of Whales Whale Watching

© 2015 HA Photography

“Innkeeper Ian” has been passionately involved in the tourism industry for 13 years as a partner/innkeeper at Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn. Ian currently heads up the accounting and administration department at Victoria’s Prince of Whales marine adventure company. Founded in 1995, Prince of Whales is BC’s largest marine adventure company having thrilled over half a million visitors and locals alike. Abbeymoore is one of Canada’s most respected B&B Inns having won numerous awards including TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice award in 2010 as the #2 B&B in the world.

Ian is active in the tourism community having served the following organizations:
• Tourism Victoria Board of Directors 2005-2015 – Vice Chair Governance, Membership
• Professional Association of Innkeepers International – Advisor
• BC Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Guild, Marketing Director – Treasurer
• Victoria’s Historic Inns – Treasurer
• Best Inns of Victoria – President
• Independent Order of Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge#2 – Treasurer


10:45 AM-11:15 AM
11:30 AM

Optional Activity Departures

11:30 AM

AGM

meeting room on the same level as the ballroom


11:30 AM