Explorers’ Edge Regional Tourism Summit

September 20, 2018 Post Summit Presentations and Materials


Join us for the regional tourism industry event of the year.  Gather with industry colleagues and tourism stakeholders for a day to network and learn about industry best practices.

 

The summit will include an organization update, industry labour market intelligence, a panel discussion on the Entrepreneur Spirit, RTO12’s AGM and informative interactive breakout sessions.

Everyone is welcome to attend the summit with doors opening at 9.00 am with a 9.15 am start time.

Space is limited, please register in advance.

AGENDA

Welcome & Opening Remarks (9.15am – 9.30am)
Jeff Suddaby Chair RTO12

Explorers’ Edge Program Results: The Highlights (9.30am – 10.00am)
James Murphy, Executive Director, Explorers’ Edge

Industry Labour Shortages: Causes, Projections and Possible Strategies Moving Forward (10.00am – 10.30am)
Calum MacDonald Vice-President, Tourism HR Canada

Our Guest Speaker Calum MacDonald, Vice-President Labour Market Intelligence, Tourism HR Canada will be joining stakeholders for the day presenting at the summit on Industry Labour Shortages: Causes, Projections and Possible Strategies Moving Forward.

Calum is Vice President, Labour Market Intelligence, at Tourism HR Canada, a national organization that works to identify and address labour market issues in the Canadian tourism sector. He leads all research-based activities for Tourism HR Canada, focusing on labour market trends and issues affecting the Canadian tourism industry. He is also a Board member of the Canadian Chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association. 

BREAK (10.30am – 10.45am)

PANEL DISCUSSION – The Entrepreneur Spirit: Unique Approaches to Regional Investment & Tourism Growth (10.45am – 11.30am)

RTO12 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (11.30am – 12.00noon)
Jeff Suddaby Chair, Explorers’ Edge
Click here to view the AGM Agenda

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE REGIONAL TOURISM SUMMIT


BREAK OUT SESSIONS & WORKING LUNCH: 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm
($10.00 per person charge)

Choose from 1 of 2 breakout sessions. Lunch will be provided for participants who register:

Session 1: Tourism HR Canada (12.30pm – 2.00pm)
SESSION 1 REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE
with Calum MacDonald & James Murphy

Regional Workforce Challenges: a deeper look at Parry Sound-Muskoka labour statistics and a facilitated conversation with stakeholders on short and long term strategies

Session 2: The Great Canadian Wilderness (12.30pm – 2.00pm)
SESSION 2 REGISTRATION – CLICK HERE
with Peter Coish and Kate Monk

Launching Into the USA During a Trade War: The Great Canadian Wilderness Marketing Strategy