2014 Tourism Congress Program

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 Room TBD TIAC Annual General Meeting
~ Open to TIAC Members only ~
11:30 - 11:45 Room TBD Canadian Geographic Networking Break
Refreshments provided
11:45 - 13:00

Room TBD

Air Canada Opening Ceremony & Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame Luncheon
Guest Speaker: The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State
(Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture)

13:00 - 14:15  Room TBD HLT Advisory Leadership Report
Guest Speaker: David Goldstein, CEO, TIAC
14:15 - 14:45  Room TBD Canadian Geographic Networking Break
Refreshments provided
14:45 - 16:00  Room TBD CTC Session
16:00 - 17:00 Room TBD Sustainable Tourism Panel
Rob Taylor, TIAC
Ted Manning, Sustainable Tourism International (Canada)
David McKenna, Brewster Travel Canada
Jamie Sweeting, Sustainable Tourism International (Global) 
17:30 - 19:30  Room TBD Chair's Opening Reception
Presented by the Ottawa International Airport Authority & Ottawa Tourism

~ Open to ALL delegates ~
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
08:00 - 09:00 Room TBD Deloitte International Gateway to Growth Breakfast
Guest Speaker: Michael Raynor, Director, Deloitte Services LLP
09:00 - 10:15  Room TBD

HLT Advisory Investment Panel
Moderator: Lyle Hall, HLT Advisory Inc.
Drew Coles, Oxford Properties
Yvon J. Jeghers, Business Development Bank of Canada

10:15 - 10:45  Room TBD Canadian Geographic Networking Break
Refreshments provided
10:45 - 12:00 Room TBD BNN Leadership Panel
Frances Horodelski, BNN
Ben Cowan-Dewar, Cabot Links
Ken Greene, Delta Hotels & Resorts
Jean-François Lemay, Air Transat / Transat A.T. Inc.
Marsha Walden, Destination BC
12:00 - 13:30  Room TBD Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Jim Pattison Jr., President, Ripley Entertainment Inc.
13:30 - 14:30  Room TBD CANADA 150 Panel
Guest Speakers:
14:30 - 15:00  Room TBD Canadian Geographic Networking Break
Refreshments provided
15:00 - 16:00  Room TBD Path to Purchase: Moving Target
Moderator: Jon Mamela, Canadian Tourism Commission
Dorothy Dowling, Best Western USA
Brenda Kyllo, CAA
Dennis Morgenstern, Google Canada
Marc Telio, Entrée Destinations
Andrew Wiens, TripAdvisor 
16:00 - 17:15  Room TBD Inside Ottawa Political Panel
Moderator: Richard Madan
Steven MacKinnon, Liberal Strategist
Anne McGrath, NDP Strategist
Lisa Samson, Conservative Strategist
17:15 - 17:30  Room TBD Closing Comments from TIAC Board Chair, Michael Crockatt
18:30 - 22:00  Room TBD Canadian Tourism Awards Gala
Presented by Deloitte, HLT Advisory and The Toronto Star

Reception 18:30 - 19:00
Awards & Dinner 19:00 - 22:00
Post Celebration 22:00


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