BEC news release

Business Events Canada to host Incentive Canada 2013

Business Events Canada is proud to announce it will be hosting the first Incentive Marketplace of its kind in Canada from 16 -19 August, 2013 at the Sparkling Hill Resort in Okanagan.

June 1, 2013: The new Incentive Canada Marketplace is managed as an actual incentive programme, but the schedule will also include a day and a half of “marketplace” sessions where appointments are pre-scheduled for both the buyers and the suppliers. These sessions will offer a unique opportunity for incentive planners to meet with the different destinations, hotels, resorts and services and to discover the wide variety of uniquely Canadian products and services which are available from coast to coast.

Sparkling Hill is nestled in the mountains near Vernon, British Columbia, and overlooks Lake Okanagan. The Swarovski crystal-infused property (there are over 3.5 million crystals infused within this modern oasis) has 10,000sqft of meeting space that includes a private eight-room executive wing with boardroom and lounge. The resort is ideally suited to incentive programmes or small corporate retreats accessible year-round, the hotel also has a Helicopter pad offering guests the opportunity for, not only private arrival and departure arrangements, but heli wine tours, heli skiing and fly fishing adventures.


About Business Events Canada and the Canadian Tourism Commission

Business Events Canada is the division of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) responsible for bring meetings, conventions and incentive programs to Canada. The CTC is Canada's national tourism marketing organisation.  A federal Crown corporation wholly owned by the Government of Canada, we lead the Canadian tourism and meetings industry in marketing Canada as a premier four-season destination. Our vision is to inspire the world to explore Canada. With our partners in the tourism and meetings industry and the governments of Canada, the provinces and the territories, we promote Canada's extraordinary experiences in 11 countries around the world, conduct original market research, offer stunning visuals through the Brand Canada Library and provide resources and toolkits to help the industry leverage Canada's successful tourism brand—"Canada. Keep Exploring." For regular updates on CTC initiatives, subscribe to CTC News, search our corporate website or BEC website, become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, share images on Instagram or subscribe to our YouTube channel.


For further information, please contact:

luisa [at] axistravelmarketing [dot] com (Luisa Uruena) at Axis Travel Marketing Ltd

Tel: +44 (0)20 8686 2300 or visit