About The Summit

Northern Ontario's tourism leaders will gather again from November 18 - 20 in Timmins, Ontario.

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PLEASE NOTE: unable to accept cancellations after 4 pm September 15th.

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 keynote 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 (NOTS) is quickly becoming a pivotal platform for the advancement of the tourism industry in Northern Ontario. Since its inception, this event has sold out with over 325 delegates each year. We look forward to new partnerships and exciting developments for 2019.

What did our say about the event last year?

“Loved having hands on experience in the area related to tourism.”
“[The keynote was the] best speaker I’ve ever heard.”
“Great networking!”
“Fun environment.”
“Very helpful – especially to those new to industry.”
“Eye-opening sessions.”

At the Summit you will have the opportunity to…

  • Connect with operators, industry professionals, and business owners.
  • Share information with like-minded individuals while building your network.
  • Take part in valuable workshops to help build your business, access information on the latest tourism trends, and learn how to leverage your business or organization to grow and prosper.
  • Access exclusive training opportunities tailored for tourism stakeholders in the North.

Keynote Speakers

Marcus Collins

Marcus Collins is a culturally curious thinker with an academic insight into the cognitive drivers that impact consumer behavior. He serves as the Chief Consumer Connections Officer at Doner Advertising, a full-serve advertising agency, and is a recipient of Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 (2016) and Crain’s Business Detroit’s 40 Under 40 (2016). Previously, he led the Social Engagement practice across Steve Stoute’s New York advertising agency, Translation. There, Marcus leveraged the psychological motivators that drive what we do, say, and share in an effort to create contagious marketing programs that extend across both the online and offline world of ‘social’. His strategies and creative contributions have led to the success of Budweiser’s “Made In America” music festival, the launch of Bud Light Platinum, the launch of the Brooklyn Nets (Hello Brooklyn!), and State Farm’s “Cliff Paul” campaign – to name a few.

Prior to joining Translation, Marcus led iTunes + Nike sport music initiatives at Apple (iTunes Partner Marketing) and ran digital strategy for Beyoncé.

Marcus is an extremely passionate educator and an AACSB certified clinical instructor. He is a faculty member at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, as a Teaching Excellence Award Winning and Golden Apple Award nominated lecturer of marketing. He teaches around the globe and speaks across stages far and wide, from Cannes Lions International Festival for Creativity to C2 Montreal, SXSW, TEDx, and Talks at Google.

Marcus is pursuing his doctorate at Temple University and holds an MBA with an emphasis on Strategic Brand Marketing from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in Material Science Engineering. He is a proud Detroit native, a devoted husband, and loving father.

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