Summit Countdown:

2018 Tourism Summit Agenda

November 25 – 27  |  THE WESTIN NOVA SCOTIAN

Sunday – November 25, 2018
3:00pm-7:00pm REGISTRATION DESK OPENS | SILENT AUCTION OPENS  
11:00am-1:00pm COANS MEETING
12:30pm-5:00pm INDUSTRY MEETINGS
1:00pm-4:00pm TOURISM HR CANADA, LABOUR – ROUNDTABLE (BY INVITATION)
2:00pm – 4:00pm TIANS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
7:00pm-9:00pm TOURISM COMEDY CLUB FEATURING ONE OF YUK YUK’S BEST – JAMES BALL

 

Monday – November 26, 2018
7:00am-5:00pm REGISTRATION DESK OPEN  
8:30am-10:00am OPENING & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
DAVID CHALK, THE TECHNOLOGY NAVIGATOR
10:00am-10:30am NUTRITION BREAK & SILENT AUCTION 
10:30am-11:45am MANAGING YOUR BRAND ONLINE WITH TRIPADVISOR
Speaker: Andrew Wiens, International DMO Manager, TripAdvisor
10:30am-11:45am BECOME NOVA SCOTIA’S NEXT GREAT TRAVEL EXPERIENCE, Registration required
Speaker: Heather Yule, Experience Development Manager, Tourism Nova Scotia
10:30am-11:45am CULTURE + SPORT = TOURISM OPPORTUNITY
Panel Session
10:30am-11:45am ACCESSIBLE TOURISM – WHAT IT REALLY MEANS
Panel Session
12:00pm-1:15pm CHAIRMAN’S LUNCHEON
Judy Saunders, TIANS Chair
1:30pm-2:00pm GOING THE DISTANCE – TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Michele Saran, Tourism Nova Scotia CEO
With opening address from Minister of Business, Honourable Geoff MacLellan
2:00pm-3:30pm GROWING EXPORT TOURISM REVENUES 
Panel Session, TNS
3:30pm-4:00pm NOVA SCOTIA EVENT STRATEGY UPDATE
Communities, Culture and Heritage – Minister Glavine and Deputy Minister Taweel
With introduction from Carrie Cussons, President & CEO, Halifax Convention Centre
5:00pm-7:00pm INDUSTRY RECEPTION & B2B MARKETPLACE
AT THE HALIFAX CONVENTION CENTRE
Hosted by: Halifax Convention Centre
 
Thank you to our Transportation Partner, Ambassatours Gray Line, for providing transport from The Westin Nova Scotian to the Halifax Convention Centre.  Departure Times for the B2B Marketplace are 4:45 and 5:00 on Monday, Nov. 26th 
 9:00pm-10:45pm Movie Night at The Westin – Exclusive Screening of FIN’s Opening Night Gala feature movie “Splinters”
Presented by: FIN – Atlantic International Film Festival
Tuesday – November 27, 2018
7:30am-4:00pm
REGISTRATION DESK OPEN
 
8:30am-9:45am INDUSTRY BREAKFAST & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
ANDREW PROSSIN, ONE OCEAN EXPEDITIONS
Sponsored by: The Westin Nova Scotian
 
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR TOURISM SUMMIT DELEGATES

DIGITAL HELP DESK – ENHANCE YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE 

Sign Up for a Session Here – by Appointment Only
Appointments Run 20 mins; Available 10:00 a.m. – 4:40 p.m. Nov. 27th 

Brought to you by: Tourism Nova Scotia and Google Canada
 

10:00am-11:15am HELP WANTED – ADDRESSING TOURISM’S LABOUR CRISIS
Panel Session
10:00am-11:15am BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES & PRIDE OF PLACE
Develop Nova Scotia 
10:00am-11:15am DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION? DIGITIZE NOW: TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS
Speaker: Chris O’Shea, Business Development Bank of Canada
10:00am-11:15am TOURISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT – IT MATTERS
Ecology Action Centre
11:15am-11:45am NUTRITION BREAK & SILENT AUCTION
11:45am-1:00pm CANNABIS AND THE TOURISM INDUSTRY – YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Panel Session
11:45am-1:00pm PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS TO WELCOME INTERNATIONAL VISITORS
Panel Session
11:45am-1:00pm INDIGENOUS CULTURAL TOURISM – FOSTERING SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS
Presented by: Nova Scotia Indigenous Tourism Enterprise Network  
1:00pm-3:00pm LUNCHEON & CLOSING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
JIM KYTE, FROM HOCKEY HERO TO TOURISM – THE 5 P’S OF SUCCESS
3:00pm-3:15pm 2018 SUMMIT – CLOSING REMARKS
6:00pm-7:00pm GALA DINNER RECEPTION
Presented by: Taste of Nova Scotia
7:00pm-9:30pm CRYSTAL TOURISM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE GALA DINNER
9:30pm POST AWARDS RECEPTION AND MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

Conference schedule subject to change.