SUMMIT hospitality industry conference inaugurates awards

VANCOUVER — The BC Hotel Association and the Alliance of Beverage Licensees second annual SUMMIT Hospitality Industry Conference will feature 40 exhibitors, a full agenda of education seminars and the inaugural BC Hospitality Industry awards.

VANCOUVER — The BC Hotel Association and the Alliance of Beverage Licensees second annual SUMMIT Hospitality Industry Conference, April 3-4, Victoria Conference Centre, will feature 40 exhibitors, a full agenda of education seminars and the inaugural BC Hospitality Industry awards. 

SUMMIT 2017 will attract 200 hoteliers, liquor industry professionals and hospitality vendors from across the province for a two-day conference and marketplace. In addition to 40 exhibitors, SUMMIT features keynote speakers, educational seminars for hotel and liquor professionals, an industry dinner and other networking opportunities. 

The first-ever BC Hospitality Industry awards will be presented at the industry dinner on the evening of April 3. Four deserving professionals will be awarded the titles of Hotelier of the Century, Hotelier of the Year, Liquor Retailer of the Year, and Publican of the Year. Nominations are open until March 15.

In honour of the BC Hotel Association’s 100th anniversary, in 2017, there will be photos, anecdotes and vignettes celebrating the organization’s history in the province, including a showcase at the SUMMIT industry dinner.

Educational seminar highlights include: helping hotels create financially engaged leadership teams, with David Lund; a panel discussion on the distribution and retailing of recreational cannabis; and hospitality industry insights from Todd Maffin in his closing keynote, “Beyond Social: the future is only scary if you’re not in it.”

The SUMMIT 2017 early bird ticket price of $199.00 (a $50 savings) has been extended to March 10 and includes access to eight informative educational sessions, two industry-leading keynotes, an industry networking reception, the industry dinner, a breakfast and marketplace lunch, and networking opportunities with industry colleagues and 40 selected vendors. 

For more information and to register, visit  www.SUMMIT2017.ca.