BCLCA's Annual Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum

Annual Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum

Education and Information Sharing

The Ideas Forum is designed to provide BC Lodging and Campground Association members and guests with an inexpensive learning opportunity thanks to our sponsors and suppliers. It’s a chance to network with the sponsors, suppliers, fellow members and meet the volunteer board of directors. This is where ideas are discussed, knowledge is shared, and members’ questions answered!

2024 BCLCA Ideas Forum November 4 – 6, 2024 – Manning Park Resort

The theme (to be announced) and the annual event is sponsored by WorkSafe BC, Signature Risk, Rona, Western Financial Group, First Data and Pathfinder Ventures. 

  • Day 1: Monday, November 4 – Campground, RV Park, and RV Resort Tour of three properties. Includes refreshments, lunch and dinner.
  • Day 2: Tuesday, November 5 – Ideas Forum sessions 1 to 6 and morning keynote session at Manning Park Resort followed by the table top trade show – includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the sessions all day and the BCLCA Annual General Meeting.
  • Day 3: Wednesday, November 6 – Ideas Forum at Manning Park Resort morning sessions 7 to 9 and two keynote presentations. Includes breakfast, lunch and sessions to 2:00 pm when the Forum wraps up.
81st Annual General Meeting November 5, 2024

The 81st BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 (time to be announced) followed by a Question & Answer cracker barrel. Only members in good standing can attend and vote at the BCLCA Annual General Meeting.

Speakers and Presenters (2023)

Quality speakers are sprinkled throughout the agenda talking on a number of topics affecting the day-to-day operation of your business. These people are the industry experts in their field and can answer your burning questions. The full speaker line-up will be posted in September 2024 but the link below has bios for the presenters from Ideas Forum 2023.

2024 Registration Details

There is a fee per person for BCLCA members and other businesses to attend.  The rates below applied for 2023 and are subject to change based on costs and other factors.

Onsite Delegates: Rates per person to be announced in summer 2024.

Meals: The per person registration fee allows the onsite delegate to attend all sessions, keynotes, tabletop trade show, refreshments and meals as advertised.  The registration fee does not include accommodation.

Virtual: No virtual registrations just onsite in person delegates only. Note the sessions onsite are not recorded.

Hotel: Manning Park Resort- room rates to be advised.

2024 Exhibitor Marketplace and Sponsoring

For direct access to members, industry suppliers can attend the BCLCA Lodging & Camping Ideas Forum either as delegates or as exhibitors.  BCLCA is hosting an onsite tabletop show on day one for three hours. The cost for suppliers to purchase a booth is $250 plus GST for members and $500 plus GST for non-members (which includes joining the BCLCA for one year). 

Sponsorships and speaking opportunities are also available to suppliers.

  • Signature Sponsor of Event – $2,500 plus GST includes delegate packages x 2, speaking and table top booth at the show
  • Partnership Member – $1,643.25 Plus GST includes a delegate package, becoming a sponsor and table top booth at show
  • Corporate Member – $846.75 Plus GST includes table top booth at show
  • Table Top Booth – $250 plus GST – must be an associate member or $500 plus GST which includes joining the BCLCA for one year as an associate member

To sponsor or exhibit contact Anne Philley at anne@bclca.com.