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Everything you need to know about the Northern Ontario Tourism Summit can be found through our free, interactive NOTS2018 app. Visit to your mobile device’s app store to download.  

Easily register for sessions and build your own personalized agenda. Pick and choose which sessions you would like to attend by clicking “agenda” on the left side menu of the app and selecting “add to your schedule” on each session you would like to attend. To view your personalized agenda, simply click the profile icon on the top right of the app. While you’re at it – create your own profile if you wish to connect with other attendees!

*Schedule subject to change.

7:30am – 8:30am


8:00am – 4:00pm

Summit Registration Desk

8:15am – 8:25am

Opening Remarks

8:25am – 8:40am

Destination Northern Ontario Update

8:40am – 9:40am

Key Note – Dr. Nick Bontis – Collaboration Communication

9:40am – 10:00am

Tourism Industry Association of Ontario Update

10:00am – 10:30am

Coffee Break with our Industry Marketplace Exhibitors

10:30am – 10:50am

Council of the Great Lakes Region

10:50am – 11:20am

Indigenous Tourism Ontario Presentation

11:20am – 11:45am

Destination Ontario Update: The Power of Partnerships

11:45am – 12:45pm

Lunch with our Industry Suppliers brought to you by Cavera Inc.!

Starts at 12:45pm

Concurrent Workshops

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Energy Break with our Industry Marketplace exhibitors

Starts at 3:15pm

Concurrent Workshops

6:00pm – 10:30pm

Northern Ontario Tourism Summit Gala & Awards

10:30pm – 11:59pm

Hospitality Suite – Quattro Penthouse (10:30pm – 1:00am)

7:15am – 8:00am


7:50am – 2:00pm

Summit Registration Desk

8:00am – 8:10am

Day 2 Welcome

8:10am – 8:40am

Minister’s Address – The Honourable John Yakabuski (MNRF)

8:40am – 9:00am

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation Update

9:00am – 10:00am

Key Note – Dr. Don Drummond – Economic Update on Tourism

10:00am – 10:30am

Coffee Break with our Industry Marketplace exhibitors

10:30am – 11:00am

5 Phases of Business Transitions

Starts at 11:00am

Concurrent Workshops

12:00pm – 1:15pm

Presidents Award Luncheon

Starts at 1:15pm

Concurrent Workshops

Starts at 2:15pm

Concurrent Workshops

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Closing Remarks