About The Summit

Working together to build Northern Ontario tourism.

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Building on 80+ years of successful fall conferences for the outfitting sector, the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit was developed as a partnership event between Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario (NOTO) and Destination Northern Ontario (DNO) to bring together tourism businesses, organizations and suppliers as well as all levels of government at a single event to find solutions to challenges facing the industry.

The agenda for this one-of-a-kind Northern Ontario tourism event includes training workshops, information sessions, and innovative problem-solving workshops, a range of speakers as well as numerous opportunities for networking including a trade show of product and service providers to the tourism industry.

The Northern Ontario Tourism Summit is quickly becoming a pivotal platform for the advancement of the tourism industry in Northern Ontario. Since its inception, the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit has engaged more than 1,500 delegates.

This year, the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit will be presented as a hybrid model which means you have the opportunity to join us in person, or online from the comfort of your office.

We look forward to seeing you in Thunder Bay this November!

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At the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit you will have the opportunity to…

  • Participate in practical & interactive workshops
  • Learn about the latest marketing and branding trends
  • Connect with operators, industry professionals, and business owners.
  • Share information with like-minded individuals while building your network
  • Access exclusive training opportunities tailored for tourism stakeholders in the North.
  • Connect during training workshops and information session
  • Attend the 2022 Tourism Industry Leader Awards and NOTO Awards Gala


Keynote Speakers

Ron Tite – Purpose-Driven Leadership and Marketing Expert

Relevant, engaging, and interactive, Ron Tite exceeds expectations every time he takes the stage. Named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, he’s an award-winning advertising writer and creative director who has worked with some of the world’s most respected brands, including Air France, Evian, Hershey, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, and Volvo. Addressing a variety of topics surrounding leadership, corporate strategy, and creativity, Tite’s presentations are not only information-packed but also infused with his unique humour.

Tite is the founder of Church+State, a content marketing agency based in Toronto. His work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, and The Marketing Awards, to name just a few. He also hosts Church+State’s Canadian Podcast Award-winning series, “The Coup”.

In addition, Tite is the executive producer and host of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning show Monkey Toast, and, in partnership with CBC Radio’s hit show This is That, the publisher of the award-winning and bestselling humour book, This is That Travel Guide to Canada. He has also written for several television series; penned a children’s book; and wrote, performed, and produced the play, The Canadian Baby Bonus.

Tite is also a bestselling author of two books: Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be) and Think. Do. Say.: Building Personal and Organizational Momentum in a Busy, Busy World.




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