April 28 - May 1, 2024

Co-hosted by Kamloops Central BIA and Kamloops North Shore BIA

Host Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops (504 Victoria Street)

Hotel booking deadline is approaching - book by March 8, 2024 to be guaranteed availability and rate.

                        

Program Outline

Draft Version, Subject to Changes
 

 

Sunday April 28

2:30 - 6:00 p.m.     Registration Open (lobby of Delta hotel)

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.     Newcomers Welcome Reception

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.     Opening Reception - Stills & Co. 121 5 Ave, Kamloops (350m, 5 mins walk from Delta)
Start your 2024 conference off with mixing and mingling, finger foods and entertainment by local artist Jeremy Kneeshaw at Stills & Co  - beside the Delta hotel. 
 

 

Monday April 29 

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Registration Open (lobby of Delta hotel)

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast and Networking

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.     Opening Remarks & Welcome 

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.     Opening Keynote - Confluence: Healing and Prosperity

Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir, Chief of Tk╩╝emlúps te Secwépemc Discover the inspiring journey of Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir and Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and hear how she is helping lead their community to economic growth and prosperity. Kukpi7 Casimir will share her transformative approach to overcoming multigenerational adversity and colonization through unity and collaborative progress. Her community’s vision of integrating Indigenous wisdom with modern practices offers a roadmap for building resilient, inclusive communities. This keynote is a testament to the power of healing and cooperation in shaping a prosperous future. Join us for an unforgettable experience of learning and empowerment.

9:20 - 10:30 a.m.     Plenary Session - Looking for a New Way...Restorative Justice (Safety, Leadership) details

10:30 - 10:50 a.m.    Networking Break & Tradeshow

10:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.     Mobile Tour - Pathway to Understanding: The Residential School Legacy Tour (see more)

10:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Breakout Sessions (details)

  1. Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (Safety)
  2. The Costs of Doing Business: A City of Vancouver Case Study (Leadership, Ec. Dev.)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.     Lunch & Keynote Session - Strategic Partnerships: Becoming the Friend Your City Never Knew it Needed (Leadership) (details)

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.     Mobile Tour - North Shore Economic Development Revitalization Tour (see more)

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.     Plenary Session - Strategic Engagement & Communication (Mktg-Comms)  (details)

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.     Networking Break & Tradeshow

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.     Breakout Sessions (details)

  1. Empower, Engage, Impact: Marketing Today for Non-Profits (Mktg & Events)
  2. BIAs and Strategic Plans – realistic tactics for smaller organizations (Leadership)

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.     Tradeshow Reception

6:00 p.m.     Dine Around Groups depart from lobby of Delta hotel

 

Tuesday April 30

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Registration Open (lobby of Delta hotel)

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast and Networking

8:00 - 8:15 a.m.     Remarks

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.     Keynote - to be announced (Ec. Dev)

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.     Break

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.     Keynote - to be announced (EDI, Leadership)

10:30 - 10:50 a.m.    Networking Break & Tradeshow

10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.     Breakout Sessions (details)

  1. Panel & roundtable session: Economic Development in Your BIA (Ec. Dev)
  2. To be announced (EDI)

12:05 - 1:15 p.m.     Best in the West Awards Luncheon

1:10 - 2:55 p.m.     Mobile Tours

  • Pathway to Understanding: The Residential School Legacy Tour (see more)
  • Back Alley Art Gallery Tour (see more)

1:20 - 2:35 p.m.     Breakout Sessions (details)

  1. From Spaces to Stories: The Power of Narrative in Placemaking and Branding (Placemaking, Ec. Dev.)
  2. Streamlining the Renewal Process (Leadership)

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.     Mobile Tour - Brews and Friends Tour (see more)

2:35 - 3:00 p.m.     Networking Break & Tradeshow

3:00 - 4:15 p.m.     Breakout Sessions (details)

  1. Authenticity and Authority in Today's Digital World (Mktg & Communications)
  2. To be announced

4:15 - 6:00 p.m.     Free Time

 

Wednesday May 1

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast and Networking

8:00 - 8:25 a.m.     BIABC 2024 AGM

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.     Keynote Session - to be announced

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.     Break

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.     Plenary Session - details to be announced

10:15 - 10:40 a.m.     Networking Break + hotel check out

10:40 - 11:30 a.m.     Closing Keynote Session - How to Make AI Your Unfair Business Advantage
Peter Pilarski, President, CIPR Communications

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) is often hailed as the "future of business" and the "next big thing." With countless blogs, emails, and articles discussing AI's transformative potential, it can be challenging to discern its genuine impact on individual businesses.

This keynote will address the pivotal question: "What does AI mean for MY business?" It delves deeper than just recognizing AI's transformative nature, focusing on understanding its implications for business strategies and uncovering hidden opportunities.

You'll leave with these key takeaways:
1. Understand the real-world implications of AI for individual businesses.
2. Discover strategies to harness AI's potential for your business advantage.
3. Learn from real-life examples and case studies on AI's transformative impact

11:30 - 11:35 a.m.     Closing Remarks

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