|Date:||January 25, 2019|
|Time:||9:30 am - 11:30 am|
|Venue:||Vancouver Convention Centre East|
|Address:||999 Canada Place, Vancouver|
go2HR’s Winning Pitch is a competition where post-secondary students pitch business plans to develop a local tourism activity. The competition is an opportunity for the next bright young stars of the industry to apply their strategic thinking to come up with a tourism business or service idea based on a local, realistic scenario related to the support of the destination development in each host region. The competition sponsors, The Partners in Tourism Society and Destination BC, are supporting regional competitors in bringing new ideas to the table.
Employers are invited to come watch the competition. This is a great opportunity to meet and speak with the passionate and insightful students behind the brilliant pitches, and perhaps even connect with some to adopt these ideas to your business! As part of the live audience, you can vote for your favourite business pitch, which will contribute to the overall score and help determine the winner. The winning team will receive $500 and move on to compete against other regional winners in the provincial competition at the BC Tourism Industry Conference in February.
This year, we have 5* teams from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Capilano University, and Douglas College competing. *Updated from 6 teams as of Jan. 15, 2019 due to withdrawal of one team.
Judges for the regional competition consist of (updated as they are confirmed):
- Brad McCannell, Vice President, Access and Inclusion, Rick Hansen Foundation
- Walt Judas, CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC
- Leona Zheng, Sales Manager, Global Receptive Tour Operators, Destination BC
Have questions about the event? Contact Marie-Ève Masse.
Thank you to our 2018/19 sponsors: