2020 Regional Tourism Summit

Explorers’ Edge is very pleased to announce that the 2020 Regional Tourism Summit will take place on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Grandview Golf Course (a ClubLink property) in Huntsville, Muskoka.

We are equally delighted to announce that the Keynote Speaker for this event is Mr. John Stackhouse, Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO at RBC. Mr. Stackhouse, who has just returned from Davos, will share insights into the recent Humans Wanted report by RBC and ‘the future of work.’   Additional speakers will be confirmed shortly, and attendees can expect a day chock full of exceptional industry insights and networking opportunities.

To register for the 2020 Regional Tourism Summit, click here. (You will be notified of the final Agenda for the day, and updated on speaker announcements.)


John Stackhouse: Bio

As Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, John advises the executive leadership on emerging trends in Canada’s economy, providing insights grounded in his travels across the country and around the world. His work focuses on technological change and innovation, examining how to successfully navigate the new economy so more people can thrive in the age of disruption.

Prior to joining RBC, John spent nearly 25 years at the Globe and Mail, where he served as editor-inchief, editor of Report on Business, and a foreign correspondent in New Delhi, India. Having interviewed a range of prominent world leaders and figures, including Vladimir Putin, Kofi Annan, and Benazir Bhutto, he possesses a deep understanding of national and international affairs.

In the community, John serves as a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and C.D. Howe Institute, and on the boards of Queen’s University and the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada.

John is the author of three books: Out of Poverty, Timbit Nation, and Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution. His fourth book, Planet Canada, about Canada’s global population in an age of nationalism, will launch in April 2020.