2017 Tourism Congress Program

 

Monday, November 27, 2017

08:00 - 17:00

Registration 

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Sectoral meetings including the Provincial & Territorial Tourism Industry Association, Hotel Association of Canada and the Destination Marketing Organization of Canada (private meetings)

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

08:00 - 17:00

Registration

08:30 - 09:30

TIAC Annual General Meeting

(Open to TIAC Members only)

09:30 - 10:00

Sponsored Networking Break

10:00 – 11:00

Destination Canada - Public Meeting
Annual public report

(Open to General Public)

Speakers:
David Goldstein, President & CEO Destination Canada
Ben Cowan-Dewar, Board of Directors Chair-Destination Canada

11:00 - 11:30

Sponsored Networking Break

11:30 - 12:00

Tourism Congress Official Opening Ceremony, presented by Air Canada
Where the Tourism industry meets

Speaker:
Charlotte Bell, President & CEO-TIAC

12:00 - 12:30

Leadership Report - Harnessing Canada’s competitive edge
Leading Tourism from momentum to ongoing success

Speaker:
Charlotte Bell, President & CEO-TIAC

12:30 - 14:00

Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame Luncheon, presented by Air Canada
Awards and remarks

Speaker:
Charlotte Bell, President & CEO-TIAC

14:00 - 15:00

Session one: Takin’ Care of Business
Connecting policy & best practices

Panelists from:
ATAC
Tourism Toronto

15:00 - 15:30

Sponsored Networking Break

15:30 – 17:00 

Session two: Advancing Diversity
Empowering female and diverse talent

Panelists:
Johanne Bélanger, President and CEO, Tourism Toronto (Moderator)
Marisa Milton, VP of HR, Marriot Canada.com

17:30 - 19:30 

Chair's Opening Reception

(Open to all delegates )

 

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

08:00 - 17:00

Registration

08:30 - 09:50

"Skift - Trends in Travel" Keynote and Sponsored Breakfast

10:00 – 11:00

Session three: Smart moves
Transport’s gateway to competitiveness

Speakers from:
Rocky Mountaineer
Tourism Toronto

11:00 – 11:30 

Sponsored Networking Break

11:30 - 11:50

Session four: New kids on the block - Solutions from the gig economy
Accessing talent from innovative disruptors

Speakers:
Muneeb Mushtaq, Co-founder, CEO – Askfortask
Eropa Stein, Founder, CEO - Hyrestaff.com,

11:50 - 12:30

Session five: Seize the moment - Opportunities for your business today
Bottom line boosting partnerships

Speakers:
Roukya Abdi Aden, Gestionnaire, concertation nationale en développement économique et employabilité RDEE Canada, Francophone, Tourism corridor project
Keith Hendry, President and CEO, ATAC
Colin Sines, Executive Director, Travel Gay Canada, LGBTQ2+
Rebecca Mackenzie, President & CEO-Culinary Tourism Alliance

12:30 - 14:00

When they go low, we go high - Sponsored Luncheon
International lens on Canada’s potential

Speaker:
Helen Marano, Senior VP Government & Industry Affairs-WTTC

14:00 -15:00

Session six: Destination Canada
Delivered breakthrough initiatives and campaigns

Speaker:
Jon Mamela, Chief Marketing Officer, Destination Canada

15:00 - 15:30

Sponsored Networking Break

15:30 - 16:30

Session seven: Dancing with the Dragon-2018
Canada-China year of Tourism

Speaker:
Grace Xin, National Director of Canada-China Inbound Tour Operator Registration Program-TIAC

16:30 - 17:00 

Closing Comments

18:30 - 19:00

Sponsored Reception for the Canadian Tourism Awards

19:00 - 21:00 

 

The Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by the Toronto Star

 

 

Platinum Sponsors

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 Gold Sponsors

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TIAC Industry Patrons

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