Walt Judas

CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC

Walt has been in the tourism industry for more than 30 years, the last five at TIABC.

Walt Judas, speaker at Impact 2020 in Victoria, BC

As CEO, he leads multiple advocacy/policy files, sets the strategic course for TIABC, builds relationships with members and industry stakeholders, and communicates the value of B.C.’s visitor economy to various constituents.

Before TIABC, Walt spent 15+ years as Vice President of Tourism Vancouver overseeing a variety of portfolios. At present, he serves on the Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council, and is on tourism program advisory committees for Capilano University, Vancouver Island University and Vancouver Community College. He also serves on the City of Vancouver’s Sport Hosting Grant Committee and is just concluding his duties as Treasurer of the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition. He is also Vice-Chair of the Provincial and Territorial Tourism Industry Association. Walt holds a Bachelor of Hospitality Management Degree from Vancouver Community College.Having visited over 40 countries, Walt loves to travel and especially enjoys visiting communities around British Columbia to meet with tourism colleagues.


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