2007 BC Hospitality Industry Conference & Exposition

    VANCOUVER, April 18 /CNW/ - Plans for the 2007 Conference & Exposition
are in high-gear. The Conference Advisory Board has thus far brought a wealth
of insight and knowledge to the planning process - their contributions are
sure to make the 2007 Conference a roaring success.

    Conference Chair:
    Kurt Pyrch, Owner, Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn, Duncan

    Conference Working Committee:
    Marilyn Sanders, Owner, Jolly Coachman and Rhino's Pub & Grill
    Mariana Fiddler, Executive Director, Alliance of Beverage Licensees
    James Chase, Chief Executive Officer, BC & Yukon Hotels' Association
    Ian Tostenson, President & CEO, BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association
    Kathy Rutherford, Membership, BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association
    Alan Sacks, Purchasing Coordinator, BC & Yukon Hotels' Association
    Cindy Lemaire, President, Lemaire & Co. Event Management

    Conference Advisory Board:
    Anthony Pollard, President, The Hotel Association of Canada
    Blair Armitage, President, Canadian Society of Club Managers - Pacific
    Cheryl MacKinnon, Producer/Host, Global TV - "Getaway BC"
    Jonathan Rouse, Dean for the School of Hospitality, Vancouver Community
    Lothar Heinrich, President, Warsteiner Brewery - Germany
    Lynne Henshaw, Director of Marketing, go2 - The resource for people in
    Ray LeBlond, Director of Corporate Communications, Tourism BC
    Rosilyn Coulson, Dean, Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration,
    Douglas College

    Watch in the coming days for some exciting Conference Speaker and Sponsor
announcements, and be sure to visit us on the web at:
    The BC Hospitality Industry Conference will be held in Vancouver on 18-20
November, 2007. The conference is hosted by the BC & Yukon Hotels' Association
(BCYHA) and the Alliance of Beverage Licensees of British Columbia (ABLE BC).
We are very excited to announce that this year, the BC Food and Restaurant
Association (BCFRA) has become a full partner and co-host of the Conference.

For further information:

For further information: Mr. Ashley Haslett, Director of Communications,
BC Hospitality Industry Conference & Exposition, (604) 443-4751 - direct; Ms.
Cindy Lemaire, Conference Producer, BC Hospitality Industry Conference &
Exposition, (604) 736-3118 - direct

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