GreenStep Events

More webinars and events will be announced soon – stayed tuned! Visit our past events section below for recorded events.

Tourism Industry Events

BC Hotel & Liquor Conference SPARK

With an electric convergence of industry leaders in hospitality, liquor retail, and accommodation, this is a chance to fuel innovation, share expertise, and drive growth in all operations with attention to food and beverage.
Date: October 16-17, 2023
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia

Thompson Okanagan Tourism 2023 AGM & Summit

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism 2023 AGM & Summit theme is “Now is the Time,” reflecting our focus on continuous preparation to ensure readiness of tourism professionals and businesses, which will ultimately elevate visitor experiences, strengthen businesses, and regenerate communities. Now is the time to ready ourselves for all that lays ahead.
Date: October 23-24, 2023
Location: Penticton, British Columbia

2023 Ontario Tourism Summit

This year’s summit is about KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING and CONFIDENCE – recognize the areas of focus that are impacting our industry, our decisions, and how our industry is embracing the need to embrace change, try new, and have confidence in the opportunities that this provides. First glimpse of speakers – Janette Roush, from New York City Tourism who will be sharing how AI/Chat GPT is impacting Destination Marketing – what should be aware of, and how to embrace. Deborah Flint, Greater Toronto Airport Authority – looking ahead, Adam Spencer, AbleDocs sharing understanding of what steps need to be taken for website, digital compliance for Accessibility, and James McDonald, WTTC – author of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel’s Study from a tourism lens.
Date: October 24-25, 2023
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

IMPACT 2024 in Victoria

IMPACT is a collaborative national dialogue on innovation. Do you: Design policies that affect tourism? Teach a tourism and hospitality course? Care about tourism’s positive or negative impacts on communities? Believe the positive, sustainable growth of tourism in Canada is a key economic driver? Then IMPACT is for you!
Date: January 21-24, 2024
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Sustainability Events

If you have a sustainability-related event that would benefit tourism businesses or destinations, please contact [email protected]

Past Events

Webinar: Introduction to Sustainability for Tourism Businesses

Join GreenStep for this informative webinar to learn how your business, and the planet, can benefit from assessing your sustainability performance.

Improve your knowledge on sustainability as a topic and build an understanding of the assessment criteria specific to the tourism industry and what is measured within the environmental, social and cultural, and economic aspects of your business.

Dates: September 21st, 2021, & October 5th, 2021

Webinar: How to Create a Sustainability Action Plan

This webinar will provide tools for tourism businesses to develop and implement a sustainability management plan into their operations. Businesses will learn how to:

  • Analyze sustainability data to identify quick wins
  • Create a set of realistic and achievable goals to improve sustainability performance
  • Build an effective action plan to pursue your goals
  • Engage your team to integrate your sustainability plan in your daily operations

    Date: Wednesday November 24th, 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am PST
  • Webinar: Carbon Footprint Measurement, Reduction and Offsetting 101

    Join GreenStep for this informative webinar to learn about the technical side of carbon measurement. We will also cover carbon reduction tactics and how to offset what you can’t reduce.

    By 2030 the price of carbon will increase fossil fuel-related operating costs by 30% to 100%, not including cost increases related to inflation. To get ahead of the carbon risk to your business, it will be important to understand your carbon footprint and make a plan to reduce it.

    Date: Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

    Webinar: Sharing Your Sustainability Story: A Conversation With Tourism Industry Leaders

    Join GreenStep for an open dialogue on how to responsibly market and differentiate your sustainability story. We are thrilled to be joined by a panel of Sustainable Tourism members, who have distinguished themselves as leaders in this area and are willing to share their experiences.

    This webinar aims to help you gain confidence to share your sustainability initiatives through transparent communication practices, to help you engage with staff and visitors, and learn how to publicly report on progress towards your sustainability goals.

    Joining us as panelists will be Spirit of the West Adventures, Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort, and Elmhirst's Resort,.

    Date: March 29th, 11:30am - 12:30pm PST / 2:30pm - 3:30 EST