Sustainable Tourism Symposium – powered by TIAC (West)
January 10, 2023
Western Provinces - Open to participants from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
Time: 8:45 AM to 3:30 PM MST
Online via Zoom Events, click below to start the session
Sessions will be in English
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada introduces it's all-new Sustainable Tourism Symposium.
Schedule in Mountain Standard Time (MST)
|8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|Fast Track to Sustainable Tourism & Pathway to Net Zero Carbon
Gain a sneak peek into how your tourism business, organization, or destination can accelerate your sustainability efforts through our two highly interactive Masterclass options; the Fast Track to Sustainable Tourism, and the Pathway to Net Zero Carbon.
|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
SDG Decade of Action Planning
Introduction to the UN SDGs and Synergy’s Decade of Action Plan Program
Introduction to the UN SDGs. An overview of how organizations can develop their own sustainability/regenerative tourism plans build around the SDGs.
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Flourishing Business Strategy for Tourism
If you are an owner or operator of a tourism business or a senior executive or manager at a tourism organization, and you want to effectively respond to perceived risks and opportunities, then you will benefit from the Flourishing Business Strategy for Tourism session!
After a sense-check on the state of the world today and what this means for tourism now and into the future—including looking current trends, outlooks, and implications—this session will build the case for and share the benefits of planning with the future in mind.
The Flourishing Business Canvas will then be introduced to participants as an innovation management and storytelling tool for strategically planning futures for integrated social, environmental and financial results, leading to the possibility remains for humans and all other life to flourish on this planet for generations to come.
This session ends with an invitation to both reflect upon and explore whether you are ready to take action for your flourishing futures!
|12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Regenerative Event Management
An introduction to the Masterclass on Regenerative Event Management
In this short and dynamic session we will give you an introduction to the regenerative event management masterclass. We will look at the core concepts of regenerative development; explore how this applies to the events industry, and discuss what this means for your business and the services you offer. We will explore the concept of impact management and highlight the importance of both footprint and handprint measurement. We will do all of this in a fun. interactive and dynamic format using theoretic models and lots of real case studies.
|1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
|The Pathway to Regenerative Trails Tourism
|The Pathway to Regenerative Trails Tourism, an introduction to solutions to visitor use impacts.
|2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
|Strong Farm & Rural Shores - Rural Community Strategy
Rural communities support the lives of the people who generate Canada's wealth and promote jobs. How can tourism interact with agriculture, manufacturing, construction, mining, and other economic activities in rural communities?
EXA Group Canada introduces the Strong Farm and Rural Shores Destinations programs for economic growth and value-added strategies to capture the attention of professionals and young students. Guidelines to help communities develop strategies for the Rural & Northern Immigration program.