Event Details

Virtually Together

The Ontario Tourism Summit 2020 will reflect our new reality with a virtual conference.  This summit will help to provide opportunities for revenue growth, support local and celebrate excellence.  Right from the beginning of this crisis, our industry has come together and proven how tourism is integral to the economic recovery of our province.  OTS20 will tell the story of an industry coming back led by exceptional leaders and showcasing to the world why Ontario is a world leading destination.

Listening to you

We want to take into account the value of your time, and as such this year's summit will be two 1/2 days - allowing you to be able to still focus on your business each day.

Join us each afternoon for exceptional content - as designed by you.  Each week in the stakeholder calls - we have listened, and we have built a program that directly connects with what you have said is important and want to know more about.

Collaboration & Resiliency  

We will share the best practices and tools from every part of our industry that will benefit your business now and during the recovery period.  Despite severe hardships that many of you have and are currently experiencing, we won't allow COVID-19 to define our future.

Listen to global strategies, accommodation leaders, regional/community/municipality collaborative success and see how innovation has risen in spite of the pandemic.

Hyper Local & Celebrating You

Throughout OTS20 & the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence - we will demonstrate the importance of hyper local, supporting our community and showcasing the green shoots of recovery.  We look forward to celebrating the incredible achievement of our industry and show that resiliency is in our DNA.

Celebrate your peers, celebrate you! Join us while we broadcast the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence.  Opt to purchase your  Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence GALA meal ticket and support your local restaurant where you live and have a meal delivered in time for the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence GALA.  We have worked with restaurants in your communities around Ontario that are Feast ON certified.  Support Local, Support our Industry and CELEBRATE with us....let the show begin!

Cancellation Policy

Please be advised that all ticket sales are final.

 

Listening to you

We want to take into account the value of your time, and as such this year's summit will be two 1/2 days - allowing you to be able to still focus on your business each day.

Join us each afternoon for exceptional content - as designed by you.  Each week in the stakeholder calls - we have listened, and we have built a program that directly connects with what you have said is important and want to know more about.

Celebrate your peers, celebrate you! join us while we broadcast the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence.  Opt to purchase your  Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence GALA meal ticket and support your local restaurant where you live and have a meal delivered in time for the  Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence GALA We have worked with restaurants in your communities around Ontario that are Feast ON certified.  Support Local, Support our Industry and CELEBRATE with us....let the show begin!

Please read carefully the following ticketing options and select the options that are best suited for your needs. Tickets for the summit and the gala will be sold separately this year. We will continue to update the agenda and concurrent sessions as information becomes available.

Note

Please note all ticket pricing does not include HST

 

 

Ontario Tourism Summit 2020

Virtually Your Voice

DAY ONE 

Tuesday, October 27

 

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM             

 

Welcome & Opening Ceremonies & Rapid Fire

Presenter: Beth Potter, President & CEO, TIAO

1:20 PM - 1:35 PM

Greetings: Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, Culture Industry

Presenter: Minister Lisa MacLeod 

1:35 PM - 1:45 PM 

Message from TIAO’s Chair Minto Schneider 

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM                                   

Collaboration: Tourism from the Global lens to the Local Community Initiative

Presenter: Gloria Guevera, President & CEO, WTTC

2:30 PM - 2:35 PM

Green Shoots: Be Inspired - Innovation Take 5 

2:35 PM - 2:45 PM

Break -  Ontario.Live - Celebrating the Group of 7 

2:45 PM - 3:05 PM

Celebration: Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

3:05  PM - 3:30 PM    

Concurrent Session 1: Collaboration & Resiliency

3:05  PM - 3:30 PM 

Concurrent Session 2: Responsibility:  Ensuring sustainability while rebuilding

3:05  PM - 3:30 PM              

Concurrent Session 3: Diversity & Responsibility

3:05  PM - 3:30 PM 

Concurrent Session 4: Rebuilding

  • Film Industry – 0 to 100 – is your location ideal for this industry
3:05  PM - 3:30 PM 

Concurrent Session 5: Rebuilding

  • Culture Industry – incorporating new ideas with existing products – during and post 
  • COVID – success and challenges. - Museums, Ontario Place, Festivals  
3:30  PM - 3:40 PM 

Green Shoots: Be Inspired - Innovation Take 5 

3:40  PM -  3:55 PM 

Team Ontario presented by Destination Ontario

3:55  PM -   4:35 PM 

LGBTQ2+ Presentation

 

4:35  PM -  5:05 PM 

Resiliency: Transportation – Aviation, Rail & Road 

5:05 PM -   5:35 PM 

Responsibility: Accessibility in Tourism 

5:35  PM - 5:45  PM 

Closing Remarks

 

5:45  PM - 6:00 PM 

Collaboration & Celebration:  End the day & start your evening with an interactive presentation with ChefD

 

 

DAY TWO

Wednesday, October 28

1:00 PM -      1:20 PM                     

 

Welcome & Opening Ceremonies & Rapid Fire

Presenter: Beth Potter, President & CEO, TIAO
 

1:20 PM - 1:35 PM

Greetings: Premier of Ontario

Presenter: Premier Doug Ford

 

1:35 PM - 2:20 PM

Responsibility & Resiliency: Marriott Hotels - Leaders in Hospitality 

Presenter: Don Cleary, President of Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada 

2:20 PM -  2:50 PM                

People: Supply Shock 

2:50 PM -  3:00 PM

Green Shoots: Be Inspired - Innovation Take 5 

3:00 PM -  3:30 PM                                     

Hyperlocal: Visitor spending and local impact - International & Domestic by Global Payments

 

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Collaboration, Resiliency & Rebuild: 

  • Working together with Global, Continent, National, Provincial, Municipal & Community partners to rebuild the Industry
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Concurrent Session 1: Resiliency & Hyperlocal

  • Cycling & RVs - pivoting to embrace growth in the midst of a new landscape
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Concurrent Session 2: Rebuilding & Hyperlocal 

  • Development of ECE project throughout rural Ontario featuring winter/shoulder season, culinary tourism, Indigenous Tourism & Francaphone Tourism
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3: Resiliency & Hyperlocal

  • ​Understanding the impact of the accommodation sector on product development - presented by CBRE
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Concurrent Session 4: Rebuilding & Hyperlocal 

  • ​Implementing Digital Mainstreet - why is it important to take your business online post Covid-19
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM

Green Shoots: Be Inspired - Innovation Take 5 

4:40 PM - 5:10 PM

Rebuilding & Hyperlocal: Ask an Economist

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Celebrate & Hyperlocal: Ontario Tourism Next Steps

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Celebrate: Wrap up & Set up for Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala 

  GO GET READY!
6:45 PM -  7:00 PM

Celebrate & Hyperlocal: Begin your evening with an interactive presentation with ChefD  

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Celebrate & Hyperlocal: Have you received your meal delivery from your local restaurant?

Gala Dinner & Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence

Join us for the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence GALA Broadcast

Emcee:  Kevin Forget & Beth Potter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers


 

Gloria Guevara

President & CEO 

World Travel & Tourism Council

Gloria joined WTTC in August 2017, following a varied career in Travel & Tourism. Recognised as one of the most influential women in Mexico by CNN and Expansion, Gloria began her professional career in 1989 at NCR Corporation working in the Latin America, Middle East, and Africa regions. Since 1995 she has worked for the travel industry, starting at the Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Holdings, she was later CEO of JV Sabre Mexico reporting to a board of directors from Aeromexico, Mexicana, and Sabre. In March 2010 President Calderon appointed her as Minister of Tourism and two weeks after she was given in addition the full responsibility of the Mexican Tourism board. Under her leadership the “National Agreement for Tourism” in Mexico was created and signed on 28 February 2011. Gloria received the Good Neighbour Award from the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Virtuoso awarded Mexico the best tourism board in the world due to her successful branding and repositioning efforts. In addition, Gloria has been Special Advisor on Government Affairs to Harvard University, and part of the Future for Travel, Tourism and Aviation Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

 

                                   

Don Cleary

President 

Marriott Hotels of Canada

Don Cleary is President of Marriott Hotels of Canada, with responsibility for the development, leadership, operation and financial management of all Marriott International brands in Canada. In this role, Mr. Cleary led the transition of the managed and franchised Delta hotels into the Marriott portfolio.

Mr. Cleary, who began his Marriott career more than 25 years ago, previously was Chief Operations Officer, Asia Pacific where he had operating responsibility for the region’s 175 hotels and played an integral role in the development of that portfolio. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Cleary also served as the Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, where he led all continent finance functions.

Prior to joining the Asia Pacific team in 2010, Mr. Cleary held multiple leadership positions in North America including Area Vice President for the Western Region, where he was responsible for hotel operations covering mid-western states and Canada. Mr. Cleary also held multiple positions focused on Asset Management and Development, including Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Vice President, International Hotel Development for Central and South America, and Assistant General Counsel responsible for all development-related legal activities in those regions.

Mr. Cleary received his bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of Notre Dame. He also earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
ORGANIZATION RATE - Ontario Tourism Summit 2020 & Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence GALA Broadcast. ** Up to 5 attendees 27 Oct 2020 $250.00
*ADD ON OPTION: GALA DINNER - Support your restaurant within your own community and add our Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence GALA Dinner to your existing OTS20 Ticket. Includes delivery to your viewing location, appetizer, main meal, and your choice of Ontario alcoholic beverage OR dessert. 27 Oct 2020 $75.00
SMALL BUSINESS (TIER 1) RATE - Ontario Tourism Summit 2020 & Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence GALA Broadcast. ** Up to 5 attendees. 27 Oct 2020 $100.00
*ADD ON OPTION: GALA DINNER - Support your restaurant within your own community and add our Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence GALA Dinner to your existing OTS20 Ticket. Includes delivery to your viewing location, appetizer, main meal, and your choice of Ontario alcoholic beverage OR dessert. 28 Oct 2020 $75.00
VIRTUAL GALA EVENT EXPERIENCE *Individual Ticket* Join us for the live broadcast of the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence and have dinner included while supporting your Local Restaurants. Includes delivery to your home, appetizer/main meal, and choice of Ontario alcoholic beverage OR dessert. 27 Oct 2020 $100.00

27 Oct 2020 @ 1:00pm EDT
28 Oct 2020 @ 10:00pm EDT

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