I have volunteered a lot with my university’s student chapter of Professional Convention Management Association. In my last semester, I came up with the idea to host a networking event for students to meet industry professionals and brainstorm solutions to common problems in the Kamloops event industry. Inspired by the idea of Ted Talks, PCMA-TRU’s Table Talks was born.
On March 30th, 2017, PCMA-TRU hosted an intimate evening at The Helm Collective, a new co-working space in downtown Kamloops. Fifteen guests collaborated on different case studies, including one that specified how to better streamline events to the public in the Kamloops area. The event was sponsored by David’s Tea, Zack’s Coffee and The Art We Are, who provided delicious tea, coffee, and specialized treats. Door prizes were given away from the Tournament Capital Centre, McDonalds, and The Body Shop. This was a great way for undergraduate tourism and events students to practice their networking skills and collaborate within the community.