The Tourism Congress
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November 29 - 30, 2016
Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel, Gatineau
Mark your calendars and start making plans to join your tourism sector colleagues at the 2016 edition of the Tourism Congress, TIAC’s annual conference.
This November, the Tourism Congress will be held at the Hotel Lac Leamy, close to Parliament Hill and the heart of government activity in Canada. Delegates from across the country will once again converge on the capital region and interact with the elected officials and decision-makers whose departments and agencies impact the travel and tourism industry.
Tourism Congress Co-Chairs
TIAC is pleased to welcome this year's Tourism Congress Co-Chairs: Johanne Bélanger and Craig Foley.
Johanne Bélanger, President and CEO of Tourism Toronto
Johanne Bélanger was appointed President & CEO of Tourism Toronto in September 2015. She leads Toronto’s Destination Marketing Organization representing and serving over 1,100 Association members and partners.
An internationally-acclaimed Industry Builder, Johanne is a multiple-award-winning business leader, international speaker, tireless volunteer and mentor.
President of Freeman Audio Visual Canada from September 2005 to June 2015, she received numerous industry accolades during her tenure, including the 2014 International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership Award and an induction into Meetings + Incentive Travel’s (M+IT) 2014 Hall of Fame.
Craig Foley, CEO of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador
Craig Foley, Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, has been working within Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism industry for more than fifteen years.
Having held numerous positions on industry boards and committees, Craig believes collaborative partnerships are the best approach to advance the tourism industry and the operations of those working within it.
Recognizing the potential of tourism to positively impact the economy and way of life for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, and with extensive experience in strategic planning, development and implementation, Craig works tirelessly to ensure sustainable industry development and growth.