2017 Conference Info
Don’t Miss the 2017 BC Fairs Conference!
Transition to the Future … The Next Step
Be sure to take advantage of the $100.00 Early Bird savings offer! Early Bird Deadline: September 14th
Join us in downtown Victoria at the Hotel Grand Pacific this October 19 – 21
Friday, Oct 20 ~ Opening Keynote Guest Speaker: Michael Bradley, CEO California Mid-State Fair
“Ten Commandments of Strategic Planning for Fairs - Managing Change and Creating a Success Story”
NEW FOR 2017 - Friday Networking Luncheon & Trade Show!
2 1/2 Days of Workshops covering:
Traceability / Premise ID ~ presented by the BC Ministry of AgricultureJunior Board Development ~ special panel session with Alberni DistrictEmergency PlanningSocial Media / Marketing
2 Opportunities to take in the Round Table Discussions ~ This year’s topics include:Fundraising – What new ideas has your fair incorporated?Marketing 101 – What, When, Where and HOW do you market your fair?E.coli – What is your fair doing to protect your guests …. Any yourselves?Cultural Exhibits – What types of cultural programs do you showcase at your fair?
Friday Night Social will be hosted by the Saanich Fair with the generous support of our Island Fair Members - This year's theme: “Survivor on the Islands”
Fair tribes will compete for prizes in hat decorating, costumes and for the ultimate “Island Survivor” title!Hotel Grand Pacific in the heart of Victoria, BC
2017 Conference Committee:
Ann Siddall, Chair
Shari Paterson and Allison Bowers, Co-chairs