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
8:00am- 10:00am 2017 OFFICIAL SUMMIT OPENING
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: THE HONOURABLE SCOTT BRISON, PRESIDENT OF THE TREASURY BOARD OF CANADA
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: FRANK WOLF, INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED EXPLORER & AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER
– MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY: KEVIN EVANS OF EVANS AND DOHERTY
Room 200 – WTCC
10:00am-10:30am SILENT AUCTION BREAK Level 2-
WTCC
google on-site: by appointment only – register today
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA
CONSULTANTS: KIM RELLINGER AND MEG BUSH – GOOGLE CANADA
Room 205 – WTCC
10:30am-11:45am SOCIAL MEDIA DISTRIBUTION: HOW TO ENSURE YOUR CONTENT IS REACHING THE RIGHT PEOPLE
SPEAKER: ROSS SIMMONDS, DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST
Room 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
Room 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-1:45pm CHAIRMAN’S LUNCHEON & NATIONAL PANEL “THE TIME IS NOW”
SPEAKER: JUDY SAUNDERS, TIANS CHAIRMAN
PANELISTS: SUSIE GRYNOL, PRESIDENT – HOTEL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, PHILIP MONDOR, PRESIDENT – TOURISM HR CANADA, ROBERT BERNARD, CHAIR, INDIGENOUS TOURISM ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, BERT VAN DER STEGE, VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER, HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY
Room 200 -WTCC
1:45pm-2:15pm SILENT AUCTION BREAK Level 2
2:15pm-3:30pm TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA KEYNOTE ADDRESS – “WHAT IF?”
PRESENTED BY: TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: THE HONOURABLE GEOFF MACLELLAN, MINISTER OF BUSINESS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MICHELE SARAN, CEO, TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA
Room 200 -WTCC
3:30pm-4:30pm BE UNEXPECTED: LIVING THE NOVA SCOTIA BRAND
PRESENTED BY: TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA
SPEAKERS: DARLENE MACDONALD, DIRECTOR, SECTOR DEVELOPMENT, TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA, JOANN FITZGERALD, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, 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
GOOGLE ON-SITE: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – REGISTER TODAY
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA
CONSULTANTS: KIM RELLINGER AND MEG BUSH – GOOGLE CANADA
Room 205 – WTCC
10:00am-11:15am LATEST & GREATEST WAYS TO LEVERAGE TRIPADVISOR FOR YOUR BUSINESS
SPEAKER: ANDREW WIENS, INTERNATIONAL DMO MANAGER, TRIPADVISOR
Room 200C – WTCC
10:00am-11:15am SPORT TOURISM – A SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC DRIVER AND OPPORTUNITY FOR NOVA SCOTIA
SPEAKER: NEAL ALDERSON, MANAGER OF EVENTS – COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE
Room 202 – WTCC
10:00am-11:15am INDIGENOUS TOURISM – BEST PRACTICES FOR NOVA SCOTIA
SPEAKER: ROBERT BERNARD, CHAIR, INDIGENOUS TOURISM ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
Room 204 – WTCC
11:15am-11:45am NUTRITION BREAK
AUCTION CLOSES 
Level 2
11:45am-1:00pm THE SEASONALITY QUESTION – HOW QUALITY ENABLES TOURISM GROWTH?
MODERATOR: ANDREW PROSSIN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ONE OCEAN EXPEDITIONS
PANELISTS: LIZZIE MOORE, CO-CHAIRMAN & PARTNER, OCEANSTONE, SEASIDE RESORT AND KEVIN TOTH, PRESIDENT, FOX HARB’R RESORT
Room 200C – 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 202 – WTCC
11:45am-1:00pm TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS – PROPOSED TAX CHANGES AND YOUR BUSINESS
PRESENTED BY: GRANT THORNTON
SPEAKERS: CODY LOHNES AND AMANDA STAGER, GRANT THORNTON
Room 204 – WTCC
1:00pm-2:45pm LUNCHEON & CLOSING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
PRESENTED BY: NOVA SCOTIA TOURISM HUMAN RESOURCE COUNCIL
SPONSORS: PARKS CANADA & THE NOVA SCOTIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

SPEAKER: BUHLE DLAMINI, ENTREPRENEUR AND INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER
Room 100 – WTCC
2:45pm-3:00pm CLOSING REMARKS Room 100 – 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
– MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY: CHRISTINA MARTIN, ACCOMPANIED BY DALE MURRAY, ERIN COSTELO AND JON LANDRY, LEAD SINGER OF THE STANFIELDS
Grand Ballroom – WTCC
10:00pm DESSERT BAR WTCC

Conference schedule subject to change.