2016 Tourism Summit November 20-22   |   Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre

Summit Countdown:

Conference Agenda

 

Sunday – November 20, 2016
3:00pm – 6:30pm Registration Desk Opens Level One – WTCC
3:00pm SILENT AUCTION BIDDING BEGINS Level One – WTCC
11:00am-1:00pm COANS AGM Suite 202 – WTCC
2:00pm-4:00pm TIANS BOARD MEETING Hanover Room-The Prince George Hotel
3:00pm-5:15pm INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
Speaker: Robert Bernard – Executive Board Member, Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada
Suite 202-WTCC
5:00pm-5:30pm NEW TIANS MEMBER MEET AND GREET  Compass Boardroom
- Casino Nova Scotia
 5:30pm-7:30pm WELCOME RECEPTION & MARKETPLACE
PRESENTED BY CASINO NOVA SCOTIA – HALIFAX
Schooner Showroom
- Casino Nova Scotia
Monday – November 21, 2016
7:30am – 5:00pm Registration Desk Opens Level One – WTCC
8:30am-8:45am OPENING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE Room 200-WTCC
8:45am – 10:00am KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
ZANE CAPLANSKY ON CULTURE CHANGE
Owner, Caplansky’s Deli | Food Television Personality
Room 200-WTCC
10:00am-10:30am Nutrition Break Level 2
10:30am-11:45am Developing Your Story – Getting the Travel Writer’s Attention
Speaker: Sandra Phinney – Chair, Travel Media Association of Canada (Atlantic Chapter)
Suite 202 – WTCC
10:30am-11:45am Invest in Events – The Heart of the Tourism Economy
Speaker: Guy Laflamme – Executive Director, Ottawa 2017 Bureau
3 Ways Communities Can Build Events
Speaker: Neal Alderson – Manager, Events, Communities, Culture & Heritage
Suite 204 – WTCC
10:30am-11:45am 2015 Visitor Exit Survey Results
Insight and Inspiration for Your Business

Speaker: Anna Moran – Manager, Research, Tourism Nova Scotia
Room 200C -WTCC
12:00pm-1:15pm CHAIRMAN’S LUNCHEON
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GLENN SQUIRES – TIANS CHAIRMAN
Room 200-WTCC
1:15pm-1:45pm SILENT AUCTION BREAK Level 2
1:45pm-3:00pm WE’RE ALL IN!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MICHELE SARAN – CEO, TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA 
Room 200 -WTCC
3:00pm-3:30pm THE FUTURE OF CULINARY TOURISM IN NOVA SCOTIA
SPEAKER: EMILY HAYNES – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TASTE OF NOVA SCOTIA
Room 200-WTCC
3:30pm-5:30pm TASTE OF NOVA SCOTIA CULINARY TRAILS RECEPTION Level 3-Atrium
 6:00pm COUNTRY KITCHEN PARTY
PRESENTED BY:
MURPHY’S THE CABLE WHARF / AMBASSATOURS GRAY LINE
Murphy’s the Cable Wharf
Tuesday – November 22, 2016
7:30am – 4:00pm Registration Desk Opens Level One – WTCC
8:00am – 9:30am
INDUSTRY BREAKFAST & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
TOURISM – MAINTAINING MOMENTUM FOR 2017 & BEYOND
MODERATED BY: PRESTON MULLIGAN – CBC HOST, MARITIME CONNECTION
Room 200 – WTCC
9:30am-10:45am Halifax Convention Centre Panel
Speakers: Carrie Cussons, Dawn Baldwin & Susan Fougere
Suite 202 – WTCC
9:30am-10:45am The State of the Canadian Hotel Industry
Speaker: Jan Freitag – Senior VP of Lodging Insights, STR
PRESENTED BY THE HOTEL ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA
Suite 204 – WTCC
9:30am-10:45am On Target: Creating World Class Experiences With EQ
Speakers: Tourism Nova Scotia’s EQ Associate Trainers
Heather Yule – Manager, Experience Development
& Anna Moran, Manager, Research
Room 200C – WTCC
10:45am-11:15am Last Chance to Bid for Silent Auction
Nutrition Break
Level 2
11:15am-12:30pm The Changing Face of the Tourism Workforce
– Investing in Diversity
Speaker: The Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council
Suite 202 – WTCC
11:15am-12:30pm What it Takes to Build a Facebook Presence
That Stands Out & Drives Results

Speaker: Ross Simmonds – Digital Strategist & Entrepreneur
Suite 204 – WTCC
11:15am-12:30pm Be China Ready!
Speakers: Grace Xin, Tourism Industry Association of Canada &
Andy Deng, Beyond Deep Business & Travel Co.
PRESENTED BY: TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA
Room 200C – WTCC
1:00pm-2:30pm INDUSTRY LUNCHEON – NATIONAL TOURISM LEADERS
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
KEITH HENRY – PRESIDENT & CEO, ABORIGINAL TOURISM ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
& GLORIA LOREE – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL MARKETING, DESTINATION CANADA
Schooner Showroom
- Casino Nova Scotia
2:30pm-2:45pm CLOSING REMARKS Schooner Showroom
- Casino Nova Scotia
6:00pm-7:00pm CRYSTAL TOURISM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE RECEPTION Room 100-WTCC
7:00pm-10:00pm CRYSTAL TOURISM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE GALA DINNER
FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY PORT CITIES
PRESENTED BY SOCAN
Grand Ballroom- WTCC
10:00pm DESSERT BAR Suites 202-205-WTCC