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.
- Thursday September 20, 2018
- Doors open at 9.00am • 9:15am – 12:00pm
- Breakout sessions 12.30pm – 2.00pm
- Deerhurst Resort • Huntsville, Ontario
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.
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
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