International Indigenous Tourism Conference & TOTA Tourism Summit
November 12 – 15, 2019 | Kelowna, BC
Join us for our Annual General Meeting on November 12, 2019, from 3 pm - 4.30 pm. The meeting will take place during the International Indigenous Tourism Conference 2019 hosted on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx Nation.
Attendance is free at the TOTA AGM, however, registration is required to reserve your seat.
View more information about this year’s AGM including Board Nominations and Electronic Voting.
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA), along with its core partners Indigenous Tourism of British Columbia (ITBC), Tourism Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, Shackan Indian Band, Lower Nicola Indian Band, were chosen as the successful bidder to host the 8th annual International Indigenous Tourism Conference (IITC) in Kelowna, British Columbia in 2019.
This is a tremendous opportunity for tourism stakeholders in the Thompson Okanagan Region and beyond to hear the latest trends in our industry and connect with Indigenous Communities and Individuals to explore the conversations around collaboration. This year’s conference brings together the three Indigenous Nations in the Thompson Okanagan as well as national and international participants interested in building relations and creating opportunities, education, and understanding through tourism.
Inspire. Transform. Unite.
This year’s conference theme is “Inspire. Transform. Unite. Accelerating Indigenous tourism growth.” Presentations will be focused on inspiring communities and entrepreneurs to explore tourism as an economic driver. Transform, focuses on the impacts of Indigenous tourism on visitors and Indigenous operators alike. Unite speaks to the power of partnerships and coming together to empower the Indigenous tourism industry.
Join us for 3 days of networking, panel discussions, breakout sessions, keynote speakers and local cultural experiences. No matter what stage your business is at, information will be shared that will help you take your business to the next level! More details of the schedule will be released soon.