Summit Countdown:

Agenda – Celebrating 40 Years of Service

 

Sunday – November 26, 2017
3:00pm- 6:00pm REGISTRATION DESK OPENS Level One – WTCC
3:00pm SILENT AUCTION OPENS Level One – WTCC
10:00am-4:00pm INDUSTRY MEETINGS WTCC
4:30pm EXCLUSIVE VIP SCREENING: INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED FILM “MAUDIE” WITH ACCESS TO MAUD LEWIS EXHIBIT
HOSTED BY: FIN: ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND THE ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA
RESERVE YOUR SPOT, LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE 
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
4:30pm-6:45pm MAUDIE – SCREENING #1
RSVP
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
7:00pm-9:00pm MAUDIE – SCREENING #2
RSVP
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Monday – November 27, 2017
7:30am- 5:00pm REGISTRATION DESK OPENS Level One – WTCC
8:45am-9:00am OPENING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – FEATURING KEVIN EVANS OF EVANS AND DOHERTY Room 200-WTCC
9:00am-10:00am WELCOME & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: FRANK WOLF, INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED EXPLORER & AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER
Room 200 -WTCC
10:00am-10:30am NUTRITION BREAK Level 2
10:30am-11:45am SOCIAL MEDIA DISTRIBUTION: HOW TO ENSURE YOUR CONTENT IS REACHING THE RIGHT PEOPLE
SPEAKER: ROSS SIMMONDS, DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST
Suite 200C – WTCC
10:30am-11:45am GET THE FINANCING YOU NEED
PRESENTED BY: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA
SPEAKER: GREG DICKIE, VICE PRESIDENT – NOVA SCOTIA, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA
Suite 202 – WTCC
10:30am-11:45am A TOURISM GAME CHANGER – NOVA SCOTIA’S CULTURE ACTION PLAN
SPEAKER: STACEY OXNER, DIRECTOR OF EVENTS – COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE
Room 204 – WTCC
12:00pm-1:30pm CHAIRMAN’S LUNCHEON & NATIONAL PANEL “THE TIME IS NOW”
SPEAKER: JUDY SAUNDERS, TIANS CHAIRMAN & NATIONAL PANEL PARTICIPANTS
Room 200 -WTCC
1:30pm-2:00pm SILENT AUCTION BREAK Level 2
2:00pm-3:30pm TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA KEYNOTE ADDRESS – “WHAT IF?”
PRESENTED BY: TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA
SPEAKER: MICHELE SARAN, CEO, TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA
Room 200 -WTCC
3:30pm-4:30pm BRINGING THE NOVA SCOTIA TOURISM BRAND TO LIFE
PRESENTED BY: TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA
Room 200 – WTCC
5:00pm-7:00pm CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF SERVICE – INDUSTRY RECEPTION & B2B MARKETPLACE
PRESENTED BY: CASINO NOVA SCOTIA
Casino NS – Schooner Showroom
Tuesday – November 28, 2017
7:30am- 4:00pm REGISTRATION DESK OPENS Level One – WTCC
8:30am-9:45am
INDUSTRY BREAKFAST & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
PRESENTED BY: HALIFAX CONVENTION CENTRE

SPEAKER: CARRIE CUSSONS, PRESIDENT & CEO, HALIFAX CONVENTION CENTRE
Room 200 – WTCC
10:00am-11:15am LATEST & GREATEST WAYS TO LEVERAGE TRIPADVISOR FOR YOUR BUSINESS
SPEAKER: ANDREW WIENS, INTERNATIONAL DMO MANAGER, TRIPADVISOR
Suite 200C – WTCC
10:00am-11:15am SPORT TOURISM – A SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC DRIVER AND OPPORTUNITY FOR NOVA SCOTIA
SPEAKER: STACEY OXNER, DIRECTOR OF EVENTS – COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE
Suite 202 – WTCC
10:00am-11:15am INDIGENOUS TOURISM – BEST PRACTICES FOR NOVA SCOTIA
SPEAKER: ROBERT BERNARD, CHAIR, ABORIGINAL TOURISM ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Room 204 – WTCC
11:15am-11:45am NUTRITION BREAK
AUCTION CLOSE
Level 2
11:45am-1:00pm EDUCATIONAL SESSION TBA Suite 200C – WTCC
11:45am-1:00pm TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS – PROPOSED TAX CHANGES AND YOUR BUSINESS
PRESENTATION BY: GRANT THORNTON
SPEAKERS: CODY LOHNES AND AMANDA STAGER, GRANT THORNTON
Suite 202 – WTCC
11:45am-1:00pm THE STATE OF THE CANADIAN HOTEL INDUSTRY
PRESENTED BY: HOTEL ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA
SPEAKER: EMILE GOURIEUX, HOTEL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE, SMITH TRAVEL RESEARCH INC. (STR INC.)
Room 204 – WTCC
1:00pm-2:45pm LUNCHEON & CLOSING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
PRESENTED BY: NOVA SCOTIA TOURISM HUMAN RESOURCE COUNCIL

SPEAKER: BUHLE DLAMANI, ENTREPRENEUR AND INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER
Room 100 – WTCC
2:45pm-3:00pm CLOSING REMARKS Room 200 – WTCC
6:00pm-7:00pm CRYSTAL TOURISM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE RECEPTION
PRESENTED BY: TASTE OF NOVA SCOTIA
Room 100 -WTCC
7:00pm-10:00pm CRYSTAL TOURISM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE GALA DINNER Grand Ballroom – WTCC
10:00pm DESSERT BAR WTCC

Conference schedule subject to change.