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Welcome by Jeff Guignard & Address from Hon. David Eby
Guignard & Eby sit down for a discussion on COVID-19 liquor policy changes and the NDP’s vision for economic recovery. Plus: update on ABLE BC’s advocacy work.
David Eby Jeff Guignard
2020-10-19T09:00:00Z 2020-10-19T10:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Welcome+by+Jeff+Guignard+%26+Address+from+Hon.+David+Eby Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Conflict Resolution – How to respond to challenging situations and difficult customers
Learn how to respond to challenging situations, deal with difficult customers, and deliver a positive customer experience – while keeping staff morale high.
Andrea Hinck Sabrine Dhaliwal
2020-10-19T10:45:00Z 2020-10-19T11:45:00Z America/Los_Angeles Conflict+Resolution+%E2%80%93+How+to+respond+to+challenging+situations+and+difficult+customers Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to access government pandemic funding to support your business
Learn about key government and other COVID-19 support programs you should be aware of and how you can get 1:1 support with the Tourism Resiliency Program.
Ginger Brunner Kaitie  Worobec
2020-10-19T12:00:00Z 2020-10-19T13:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles How+to+access+government+pandemic+funding+to+support+your+business Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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COVID and Legal Liability – What are the Risks?
COVID-19 has created new and unforeseen risks and realities that the hospitality industry needs to be aware of. Folick will offer guidance on this topic.
Lorne Folick
2020-10-19T13:15:00Z 2020-10-19T14:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles COVID+and+Legal+Liability+%E2%80%93+What+are+the+Risks%3F+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Why is my insurance so expensive?
Learn how insurers rate risk and make money, what impacts their ability to underrate risk, and how the Hospitality Insurance Program can help save you money.
Grant  Ostir
2020-10-19T14:30:00Z 2020-10-19T15:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Why+is+my+insurance+so+expensive%3F+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Special guest comedian John Cullen
Join us for 30 minutes of live entertainment with Cullen the Comedian.
John Cullen
2020-10-19T15:00:00Z 2020-10-19T15:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Special+guest+comedian+John+Cullen Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Virtual Happy Hour Sponsored by Labatt Breweries
Join ABLE BC and members of BTAP for happy hour. Hear about major policy changes BTAP pushed through during COVID-19, ask questions, and find out what’s next.
Ian Tostensen Jeff Guignard Ken  Beattie
2020-10-19T15:30:00Z 2020-10-19T16:30:00Z America/Los_Angeles Virtual+Happy+Hour+Sponsored+by+Labatt+Breweries Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Victoria Caledonian Distillery Tutored Whisky Tasting
Tutored Whisky Tasting with Graeme Macaloney
Graeme Macaloney
2020-10-19T17:00:00Z 2020-10-19T18:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Victoria+Caledonian+Distillery+Tutored+Whisky+Tasting Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Liquor Retail Trends and Customer Insights
Get the liquor retail trends and customer insights you need to know. Learn how COVID-19 has impacted liquor sales and how consumers are shopping.
Caroline Bourke Jan  Wescott Luke Chapman Oscar Nyemb
2020-10-20T09:00:00Z 2020-10-20T10:00:00Z America/Los_Angeles Liquor+Retail+Trends+and+Customer+Insights Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Post-COVID Profitability for Bars and Pubs
What’s your post-COVID profit model? Learn how you can work within the ‘new normal’ regulations, mandates, or procedures to achieve a positive bottom line.
David  Hopkins
2020-10-20T10:15:00Z 2020-10-20T11:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Post-COVID+Profitability+for+Bars+and+Pubs Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Closing Panel: BC's election and what the future holds
Get informed before the election. Discussion of how BC’s political parties plan to support economic recovery in the province and party platform highlights.
Dan  Baxter Ingrid  Jarrett Jeff Guignard Kim Haakstad
2020-10-20T11:45:00Z 2020-10-20T13:15:00Z America/Los_Angeles Closing+Panel%3A+BC%27s+election+and+what+the+future+holds Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Andrea Hinck

Director, Industry Training, go2HR

Caroline Bourke

Sales Strategy Manager, Western Canada at Arterra Wines Canada

Dan Baxter

Director of Policy Development, Government & Stakeholder Relations, BC Chamber of Commerce

David Eby

Hon. David Eby, Attorney General

David Hopkins

President, The Fifteen Group

Ginger Brunner

Regional HR Specialist Thompson Okanagan, go2HR

Graeme Macaloney

President, Founder, and Whiskymaker

Grant Ostir

President, Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions 

Ian Tostensen

President and CEO, BC Restaurant and Food Association

Ingrid Jarrett

Executive Director, BC Hotel Association

Jan Wescott

President & CEO at Spirits Canada

Jeff Guignard

Executive Director, ABLE BC

John Cullen


Kaitie Worobec

Advisor within the Tourism Resiliency Program, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Assoc. (TOTA).

Ken Beattie

Executive Director at BC Craft Brewers Guild

Kim Haakstad

Vice President Government Relations and General Manager, Global Public Affairs

Lorne Folick

Insurance Defence Litigation

Luke Chapman

Interim President, Beer Canada

Oscar Nyemb

Senior Manager, National Category Growth. Labatt Breweries of Canada, a proud member of ABInbev

Sabrine Dhaliwal

Bar Manager Chickadeeroom and Juke Fried Chicken, Canadian Ambassador Belvedere Vodka & Hennessy Cognac

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