Registration now open for Tourism Summit on May 30

The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Tourism, in partnership with the Economic Club of Canada, will hold a Tourism Summit on May 30, bringing together tourism experts, stakeholders, businesses, and the general public to examine Ottawa’s tourism industry beyond 2017. The summit, part of Tourism Week in Canada, is sponsored by the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association and the Shaw Centre.

The Tourism Summit will discuss what happens after 2017 and will be held in two parts. Part one will be the Tourism Outlook Luncheon, which will be a paid ticketed event ($75 +HST) and will:

Be moderated by Councillor Jean Cloutier, an armchair discussion with Mayor Jim Watson and Michael Crockatt, President & CEO of Ottawa Tourism, on their vision for the industry.
Feature a panel discussion on how Ottawa can leverage 2017 to build long-term strength, moderated by Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of Ottawa 2017. Panelists will include:
David Goldstein, President & CEO of Destination Canada
Charlotte Bell, President & CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada
Daniel Gélinas, former CEO of Québec 400
Katherine Henderson, CEO of Curling Canada

Part two of the summit, after the luncheon, is a facilitated workshop examining the results of the DestinationNEXT Survey, an initiative of the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Tourism. The survey was completed by hundreds of stakeholders impacted by tourism – including businesses, government and academic institutions – and asked questions about governance, attractions, accommodations and visitor experience.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get an inside look regarding the future of Ottawa’s tourist industry and see what is happening in our city.

Registration is required for either one or both parts of the summit. Deadline for online registration is May 26.