Agenda

The Northern Ontario Tourism Summit has released a draft schedule for the upcoming event. Please be sure to check back for updates as times and sessions are confirmed! See you in Thunder Bay, Ontario!

Monday, November 21, 2022
Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario Annual General Meeting1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Destination Northern Ontario and Superior Country Annual General Meeting2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Opening Reception at Goods & Co. Market7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Breakfast7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Opening Remarks with Minister Greg Rickford Minister of Northern Development8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Keynote Speaker Ron Tite - NOW WHAT? Prioritizing Personal and Organizational Growth to Go From Recovery to Reinvention9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Break Sponsored by Nuclear Waste Management Organization10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Destination Northern Ontario Address10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario Address11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Destination Ontario Address11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Indigenous Tourism Ontario Address11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario Address11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch Break12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Digital Trends in Tourism – An Interactive Workshop1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Creating and Using Online Waivers1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Welcome Back... the Post-Pandemic Traveller1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Destination Northern Ontario: How Your Regional Tourism Organization Can Help You!1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Break Sponsored by Nuclear Waste Management Organization2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Attracting and Retaining Talent in the New World of Work2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Tourism Operator Panel - Emerging From The Pandemic; What Has Changed?2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
An update from Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry: Bear, Deer and Baitfish2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Attracting Tourists and Talent: How to Build a 2SLGBT+ Friendly Workplace, Community and Website2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Gala Award Dinner at Fort William Historical Park6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Breakfast7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome Day 2!8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Attracting and Retaining Staff in Peak Season – Navigating a Competitive Talent Market8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Update for Municipalities9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Science North in and for ALL of Northern Ontario9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Innovative Solutions to Tourism Workforce Challenges9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
An Update from Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) and Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor)9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Break - Sponsored by Standard Resort Insurance Program10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Experience Fishing - Learn More and Upcoming Programs11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Development of Cruising on the Great Lakes11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Getting Back to Basics: Roadmap to Simple Safety Solutions11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tourism Development Planning Approaches in Northern and Remote Destinations11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presidents Luncheon12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
10 Things You Can Do to Make Your Business Accessible1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
The Booking Engine for Operators and DMO’s1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Accomodations Gap Analysis1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Northwest Ontario (Round 2) “Spark” Program – Finalists’ Pitch Session1:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Break Sponsored by Nuclear Waste Management Organization2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
The Benefits of Incorporating Your Business2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
FireSmart Resources2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Closing Remarks4:00 PM - 4:30 PM