February 2020
BCHA Welcomes New CEO Ingrid Jarrett
New leader of BCHA Excited to A ccelerate the Evolution and Growth of Industry
On Thursday, February 06th 2020, the BC Hotel Association announced the appointment of Ingrid Jarrett as the new Chief Executive Officer. The first female leader in over a century, Jarrett will lead the Association's strategic directi on and communicate on behalf of the organization.
Coronavirus Update
The BC Hotel Association is continuing to monitor the novel coronavirus conditions closely, and are advising members to follow precautionary measures as recommended by the Government of Canada and the BC Centre for Disease Control. For up to date information please visit bccdc.ca .
Event Highlight
BC Hospitality Summit Early Bird Registration Now Open!
Today, the BC Hospitality Summit announced that early bird registration has opened for the 2020 event, happening April 6-7th in Kelowna at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort.

Now in its fifth year, the two-day conference offers attendees a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate, and learn from leading hospitality innovators. With a focus on hotels, food and beverage operations, and liquor retail, the goal of SUMMIT 2020 is to help build profitable strategic partnerships among hospitality businesses.

This year's keynote topics include:
  • Why Collaboration Beats Competition
  • Developing a Hospitality Culture
  • The Future of Consumerism

Read more about this year's program here .
2020 Liquor Industry Meetings
Do you have a bar or restaurant on your property? If so, take the time to meet ABLE BC's Executive Director Jeff Guignard. He will be hitting the road to host meetings across the province. All are welcome!

Save the date for upcoming liquor industry meetings in your area. Full details can be found on the ABLE BC website .
New Rules on Single Use Items
What you need to know & how to adapt for single use plastic restrictions
Jan. 1, 2020: Foam cups and foam takeout containers are prohibited in Vancouver.

Effective April 22, 2020, the City of Vancouver’s plastic straw by-law will ban plastic straws city-wide and require all food vendors to stock flexible plastic straws individually wrapped in paper (for accessibility).

To facilitate the transition to reusable alternatives or single-use packaging that can be recycled in the Recycle BC program, the City of Vancouver has prepared toolkits and helpful guides to help pave the way to reduce single-use item waste in support of the zero waste 2040 goal. 

For more information and to help you make these impactful changes at your property, check out the City of Vancouver foam ban recommendations here .
Don’t miss the largest gathering of hotel industry professionals in Canada! The Hotel Association of Canada’s Annual Conference will highlight key industry issues and exciting new trends. Learn more .
Welcome to New BCHA Members
Associate Members:
  • Grizzly Force
  • Genuine Comfort PTAC's
  • Bluestream Energy
  • Access Cash
  • Cyberdon Global Connection
  • Samsung
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