March 13, 2020

In light of the global COVID-19 outbreak, and the need for our hospitality leaders to manage their businesses in this difficult time, the BC Hotel Association and the Alliance of Beverage Licensees announced on March 12, 2020, that we are postponing our upcoming 2020 BC Hospitality Summit.

While we were looking forward to seeing you in Kelowna, the health, safety, and well-being of all those involved in the conference is our primary concern. In the wake of Wednesday’s (March 11) decision by the World Health Organization to declare COVID-19 a global pandemic, we feel a collective responsibility to minimize cost and risk for all involved.

The BC Hospitality Summit was scheduled to take place April 6 and 7 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. The conference will be rescheduled for fall 2020. We will share the new conference date with you as soon as possible.

The winners of the 2019 BC Hospitality Industry Awards and BCHA Housekeeping Awards will be announced at the new conference date in the fall. All nominations received during the recent call for nominations will be carried forward.

Delegate Registrations

All delegate registrations – paid by either credit card or cheque – will be automatically refunded within the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this process. If you have any questions or concerns about your refund, please contact Lasha Elkuf at Chemistry Consulting: 250-940-6364 or

Hotel Bookings

If you booked a room at the Delta Grand, please cancel your booking through the hotel directly, in accordance with their cancellation policies.

COVID-19 Resources

The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials. For additional information please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website.

On behalf the BCHA and ABLE BC, we thank our conference venue, the Delta Grand, and our speakers for working with us to reschedule. We also thank our partners, sponsors, and vendors for their understanding and support for this decision. We look forward to seeing you at the BC Hospitality Summit 2020 this fall.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Jeff Guignard | Executive Director, ABLE BC
604-688-5560 or

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