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2016 Tourism Congress Keynote Speakers and Panelists

Leadership Report

Presented by HLT Advisory

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Lyle Hall - Managing Director, HLT Advisory Inc. 

(Speaker)

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Charlotte Bell - President and CEO, TIAC 

(Speaker)

Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame Luncheon

Presented by Air Canada

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The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism

(Speaker)

Session One - Taste of Place in Destination Marketing 

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 Rebecca MacKenzie - Executive Director, Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance 

(Moderator)

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David Adames - Senior Director of Business Development at the Niagara Parks Commission 

(Panelist)

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Patrizia Dri - Director of Member Services, Partnerships and Relationship Marketing for Tourisme Montréal

(Panelist)

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Ian MacDonald - President, Liquidity Wines 

(Panelist)

Session Two - Tourism In Canada: Are We In The "Zone"? (Destination Canada)

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Jon Mamela - Senior Vice-President Marketing Strategy/Chief Marketing Officer, Destination Canada 

(Speaker)

Breakfast with Champions

Hosts:

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Andrew Campbell - Senior Executive Director, Federal Secretariat Canada 150

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Don Cleary - President of Marriott Hotels of Canada 

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Drew Coles - CEO, InnVest Hotels

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Vito Curalli - Executive Director Canada, Latin America & International Sales of Hilton Worldwide

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Jeff Doane - Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North & Central America AccorHotels

   

Andrew Gibbons - Director, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, WestJet

   

Trina Mather-Simard - Executive Director of Aboriginal Experiences and Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada Board Member 

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Gudie Hutchings - MP for Long Range Mountains, Newfoundland and Labrador and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism

   

Guy Laflamme - Executive Director of Ottawa 2017

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Martin Landry - Chief Commercial Officer of VIA Rail Canada

   

Fitti Lourenco - Director, Government Affairs - Federal Government and Ontario for Air Canada

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Jon Mamela - Senior Vice-President Marketing Strategy/Chief Marketing Officer, Destination Canada 

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David McKenna - President, Brewster Travel Canada

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David Mounteer - Vice-President and General Manager of Jonview Canada

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Steve Sammut - President of Rocky Mountaineer

   

Colin Sines - President and Executive Director of Travel Gay Canada

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Grace Xin - National Director of Canada-China Inbound Tour Operator Registration Program at TIAC

nSession Three - Investing in Tourism

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 Lyle Hall - Managing Director of HLT Advisory Inc 

(Moderator)

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 Don Cleary - President of Marriott Hotels of Canada

(Panelist)

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 Drew Coles - CEO of INNvest

(Panelist)

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David McKenna - President of Brewster Travel Canada

(Panelist)

   

Derrick Uniat - Owner of Lloyd Lake Lodge

(Panelist)

Session Four - Generational Change: The Millennial Effect

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David Coletto - Founder and CEO of Abacus Data 

(Speaker)

Arctic Inspiration Prize Luncheon: Investing in the Place - Inspiring a People

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Arnold Witzig - Founder, Arctic Inspiration Prize 

(Guest Speaker)

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Patti Balsillie - Chair, Arctic Inspiration Prize Charitable Trust Foundation, Tourism Development Specialist 

(Presenter)

Session Five - Canada’s Immigration System: Tapping into a Permanent Skilled Workforce

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Philip Mondor - President, Tourism HR Canada 

(Moderator)

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Glenn Squires - CEO of Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. 

(Panelist)

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Jim Bence - CEO of Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association 

(Panelist)

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Victoria Behune - President and CEO of Ontario Tourism Education Corporation 

(Panelist)

Session Six - After the Election: Connecting America

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Elizabeth Roscoe - Senior vice-president and National Practice Leader, Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies 

(Moderator)

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Nik Nanos - Chairman of Nanos Research Corporation, Research Associate Professor at SUNY (UB), Global Fellow of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) 

(Panelist)

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Maryscott Greenwood - Principal in Dentons' Public Policy and Regulation practice and co-leader in the Advocacy and Government Affairs group, Senior Advisor to the Canadian-American Business Council 

(Panelist)

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The Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC - President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce 

(Panelist)

Session Seven - Myths of Sustainable Tourism - Is Green is the New Black?

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Jim Hudson - Executive Director, South Western Ontario Tourism Corporation (SWOTC) 

(Moderator)

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Angela Nagy - Co-founder and CEO, GreenStep Solutions Inc. 

(Panelist)

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Rachel Dodds, PhD - Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University, Director, Hospitality and Tourism Research Institute 

(Panelist)

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Vivian Fleet - Sustainability Officer at Metro Toronto Convention Centre 

(Panelist)

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Linda HartwellProgram Manager for Green Key Global Environmental Certification Program and Director, Marketing Communications & Business Development for the Hotel Association of Canada

(Panelist)