Ideas Forum Agenda 2023

Ideas Forum Agenda

2023 BCLCA Ideas Forum November 6 – 8
Day 1: Monday, November 6 – Campground, RV Parks and RV Resort Tour
  • Registration at Stop 1 – 10:00 – 10:30 am – please arrive in your own transportation parking available.
  • Stop 1 – 10:30 am – Coombs Country Campground, Coombs – coffee and refreshments – opening tour remarks Jamie Cox, BCLCA President – host Blake Poppelwell, Co-owner
  • 12:15 pm drive to Pathfinder Camp Resort
  • Stop 2 – 12:30 pm – Pathfinder Camp Resorts – Parksville – bag lunch provided – host Tony Metivier, Resort Manager and Marilyn Stone, BCLCA Vice President Camping
  • 2:15 pm drive to Surfside RV Resort
  • Stop 3 – 2:30 pm – Surfside RV Resort, Parksville – coffee and refreshments at the Clubhouse
  • 2:40 – 3:40 pm – BC Parks, Parks Canada and Recreation Sites and Trails BC Panel Discussion in clubhouse at Surfside RV Resort – moderator Jamie Cox, BCLCA President
  • 3:45 – 4:00 pm – Surfside RV Resort, Presentation – Shawn Bennett, Manager 
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm – Tabletop Show Set Up at the Clubhouse and the delegates take a self guided walking tour of Surfside RV Resort.
  • 5:00 – 5:50 pm – Supplier Show and Tell Cracker Barrel in clubhouse at Surfside RV Resort – come meet the suppliers who introduce their products and share tips – 5 minutes per supplier – moderator Joss Penny, Executive Director
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Dinner and Tabletop Trade Show – in clubhouse at Surfside RV Resort
DAY 2: Tuesday, November 7 – IDEAS FORUM sessions at The Beach Resort, Parksville
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am Registration Onsite – Anne Philley, Member Services
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15 am Opening Day 2 Remarks Jamie Cox, BCLCA President – Industry Trends and BCLCA Happenings
  • 8:30 – 9:00 am Member Orientation Session – Jessica Schlamp, Chair BCLCA Membership Committee
  • 9:00 – 9:15 am Turn Over Break – Video Testimonial Recording – Networking
  • 9:15 – 10:00 am Opening Keynote Presenter – Sustainability – GreenStep
  • 10:00 am Refreshment Break – Networking
  • 10:15 – 11:00 am Session 1: Topic – SWOT Analysis of Trends and Insights, Matt Stovold, Franchise Development Manager – Canada – KOA
  • 11:00 am Turn Over Break – Video Testimonial Recording – Networking
  • 11:15 – 12:00 pm Session 2: Topic – Risk Management and Insurance Purchasing Tips – Signature Risk Partners Inc. – Partner Sponsor
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch – Networking
  • 1:15 – 2:00 pm Session 3: Topic – Steven Mah, WorkSafe BC – Mental Health Presentation, WorkSafe BC is a Signature Sponsor
  • 2:00 pm Turn Over Break – Video Testimonial Recording – Networking
  • 2:15 – 3:00 pm Session 4: Topic – Glamping – Nick Purslow, Managing Director, Glampitect and Connor Schwab, Head of Outdoor Hospitality,  Acton School of Business
  • 3:00 pm Refreshment Break – Networking
  • 3:15 – 4:00 pm Session 5: Topic – Maintenance Session – Jamie Cox, GM St. Andrews by the Lake and BCLCA President
  • 4:00 pm Turn Over Break – Video Testimonial Recording – Networking
  • 4:15 – 6:00 pm Session 6: BCLCA 80th Annual General Meeting followed by the BCLCA Member Cracker barrel – Jeff Kirkman and Marilyn Stone BCLCA Vice Presidents
  • Dinner on Own
DAY 3: Wednesday, November 8 IDEAS FORUM sessions at The Beach Resort, Parksville
  • 8:00 am Opening Day 3 Remarks – Jamie Cox, BCLCA President
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast followed by keynote presentation – Marketing the Chat Bot Revolution – Brian Searl, Insider Perks, Inc.
  • 9:00 – 9:15 am Turn Over Break – Video Testimonial Recording – Networking
  • 9:15 – 10:00 am Session 7: Topic – Tourism Industry of BC Update – Walt Judas, CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC
  • 10:00 am Turn Over Break – Video Testimonial Recording – Networking
  • 10:15 – 11:00 am Session 8: Topic – National Campground Issues and Programs – Cara Csizmadia, President, Canadian Camping and RV Council
  • 11:00 am Refreshment Break – Networking
  • 11:15 – 12:00 pm Session 9: Topic – License to Occupy or Tenancy –  Lawyer Lisa Mackie, Alexander Holburn Beaudin +Lang LLP
  • 12:15– 1:00 pm Closing Keynote Presentation – Destination Management – Imran Gill, Director, Industry Partnerships & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility,  Destination BC
  • 1:00 pm Closing remarks – Jamie Cox, BCLCA President
1:15 pm Ideas Forum wraps up – safe journey home.