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Agenda

   NOTE: THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

            PLEASE NOTE: unable to accept cancellations from 4 pm November 12th 

Northern Ontario Tourism Summit Agenda

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Pre-Summit Training Opportunities (Choose a full day or 1 or 2 half day workshops)

Full Day Workshops

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9:00am-4:30pm Ontario Tourism Education Corporation course - Service Excellence 
  Proactive Planning, Pricing, Promotion & Profit 
Half Day Acitivities
   
2:00-4:00pm Algoma Country AGM & Reception
12:45-5:30pm Tour of Sault Ste. Marie 
   
10:00am-7:00pm Summit Registration Office Open
7:00-10:00pm Welcome Reception at The Bush Plane Museum, Hosted by Lucidia
   
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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7:30-8:30am Full Breakfast Buffet
8:00am-4:00pm Summit Registration Office Open
8:30-9:00am Opening Remarks - Greetings from Team Jacobs 
9:00-10:00am NOTO & TNO Presentations
10:00-10:30am Coffee Break - Sponsored by Hawk Lake Lodge
10:30-11:30am Keynote: Media & Branding Trends - Max Valiquette, Innovation and Trends Expert
11:30am-12:00pm Industry Session: TIAO Update - Beth Potter, TIAO
12:00-1:15pm Lunch with our Tourism Suppliers - Walking lunch in the Tradeshow Area 
1:15-2:15pm

FedNor Update - Aime Dimatteo, FedNor

Growth Plan for Northern Ontario Update, Jean Gille Lemieux, MNDM

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Coporation Update - Bruce Strapp, NOHFC

2:15-5:00pm Concurrent Workshops: (choose one)
  1. Northern Ontario Product Development Symposium
  2. MNR Update - What's Happening With Our Fish & Wildlife?
(Superior Room) 3. The Tourism Labour Workforce…Where is it?
3:15-3:45pm Energy Break
6:30-11:00pm NOTO Annual Dinner and "Fun"draiser - Comedian, Big Daddy Tazz **All are welcome (this evening is included in the Summit registration)**
   
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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7:30-8:30am Full Breakfast Buffet
8:00am-4:00pm Summit Registration Office Open
  Industry Sessions: 8:30 to 10:30am
8:30-9:15am Industry Session: Keynote speaker, Daniel Levine - Social & Business Trends
9:15-9:45am Tourism Matters! How Do Get The Word Out?
9:45-10:00am Aboriginal Tourism Ontario Update, Kevin Eshkawkogan
10:00-10:30am Expedia Information Session
10:30-11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am-12:00pm Concurrent Workshops (choose one)
  1. NOTO Annual General Meeting - Hot Topic TBA
  2. How can Public-Private Partnerships help deliver better services?
  3. Advanced Analytics and Metrics for Tourism Organizations
12:00-1:00pm Lunch - Keynote: Ronald Holgerson, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation
1:00-2:00pm Concurrent Events (choose one)
  1. TNO Annual General Meeting - Keynote: TBA
  2. Nuclear Waste Dumping Information Update
  3. What to expect when an environmental officer inspects your facility
2:00-3:00pm Concurrent Workshops (choose one)
  1. Ontario Trails - Exciting Developments for Cycling Tourism
  2. Websites, Social Media and Apps: Managing Online Presence for Tourism Operators
  3. Northern Ontario Wayfinding Overview & Update, Mark VanderKlipp, Corbin Designs
3:00-3:30pm Refreshment Break: "Cheers to Tourism!!" sponsored by The Tourism Company and Algoma Country
3:30-4:30pm Special Movie Presentation: Painted Lands - In Search of the Group of Seven (preface with Joanie McGuffin - Lake Superior Water Trail)
4:30-4:45pm Closing Remarks
6:30-10:00pm Gala Reception & Dinner - Guest Speaker Robin Esrock, Best Selling Author, Speaker and TV Host
   
Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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8:30am-3:30pm TNO Board of Directors' Meeting
  Post-Summit Training Opportunities 
9:00am-4:00pm Coaching for Excellence - OTEC (Cost $25)