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Hospitality and Tourism Leadership Conference

Paul Holmes

Paul Holmes is a social media event planner and speaker. He has presented to diverse audiences across British Columbia.
He is co-organizer of Social Media Camp, the largest Social Media event in Western Canada, and the largest technology-related event on Vancouver Island. June 8th and 9th, 2012 will be the third annual event, held again at the Victoria Conference Center. There are numerous workshop series events held around the province other times throughout the year.
He is a keen advocate of WordPress, organizing WordCamp Victoria. The 2011 and 2012 events were successively the largest WordPress events ever held in British Columbia.
From 2000 to 2011, Paul was President of IdeaZone, a recognized local leader in website design. He sold this business in December, 2011 to pursue a lifelong career goal in the financial world (a.k.a. his new day job).
Paul’s media contributions include CIO Magazine, CBC Radio,,, CHEK News, CFAX 1070, the Times-Colonist, and numerous other media organizations.