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DRAFT Schedule of Events

November 06, 2018
07:30-08:30

Breakfast

Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

Conference Registration Open

08:30-08:45

Introduce Workshop Leaders

08:45 -12:00

Training - Katimavik Room A
 

08:45-12:00

Training - Katimavik Rooms B and C

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

13:00-16:30

Training - Katimavik Room A

13:00-16:30

Training - Katimavik Rooms B and C

17:00-18:30

Opening Reception

Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

November 07, 2018
07:30 - 08:30

Breakfast
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel
Conference Registration Open

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome Address
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

09:00- 10:30

NWT Tourism Town Hall
Panelists:
Charlotte Bell, President & CEO – Tourism Industry Association of Canada
Keith Henry, President & CEO – Indigenous Tourism Industry Association of Canada
Maureen Riley, Executive Director – Industry Partnerships – Destination Canada
Tom Jensen, Deputy Minister  - GNWT ITI

The 2018 Tourism Town Hall series is an event partnership between the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), Destination Canada and local tourism partners. These Tourism Town Halls provide an opportunity for tourism businesses to engage with and to better understand efforts being made on national and regional tourism issues. Town Halls enable owner-operators to provide first hand input on issues affecting their business and the tourism industry such as; marketing, export readiness, government policies and business development. This Tourism Town Hall will provide front-line access to the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Destination Canada, the Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Industry, Tourism & Investment and the Town Hall event sponsors.

10:30 - 10:45

Nutrition Break
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

10:45 - 11:45

Opportunity for Sector Meetings
Fishing/Hunting
Paddling
Aurora
Road Touring/Cultural Tourism
Outdoor Adventure

11:45-12:15

Sector Summaries
One Change, Challenge and Opportunity from each sector

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

13:00

AGM Registration Opens

13:15-13:30

Welcome to the AGM

13:30 - 15:00

NWT Tourism Annual General Meeting
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

15:00 - 15:15

Nutrition Break
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

15:15 - 18:00

Shop Yellowknife
Sponsored by: The City of Yellowknife

November 08, 2018
07:30-08:30

Breakfast
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

08:30 - 09:30

NWT Tourism Marketing Update
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

09:30 - 10:15

GNWT - ITI Update
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

10:15 - 10:30

Nutrition Break
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

10:30-11:30

Cannabis Legalization and Tourism
Jay Rosenthal

Jay Rosenthal has a 20-year career at the intersection of media, business, politics, and policy. As the co-founder and president of Business of Cannabis, he provides context and insight into this dynamic and ever-changing Canadian sector.
Katimavik Rooms A, B and C - Explorer Hotel

11:30-12:00

James Puglsey
Aurora during Solar Minimum - What can you expect?

12:00-13:00

Lunch
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

13:00-14:00

Yellowknife Accommodation Levy and plans for Destination Marketing
Sheila Bassi-Kellett
City Administrator, City of Yellowknife
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

14:00-15:00

How Digital Marketing is Transforming the Tourism Industry

15:00-15:15

Nutrition Break
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

15:15-16:15

Engaging the LGBT+ Travel Market 
Darrell Schuurman, Co-Founder & CEO, Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce
Chelsea Thacker, Executive Director, Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife

Recent estimates have suggested that the global value of LGBT+ tourism spending is over USD$210 billion annually. Canada is recognized as one of the most progressive and inviting countries in the world, making it an attractive destination for LGBT+ travellers.This session will provide an overview of the LGBT+ travel market. It will highlight some of the key activities that tourism operators, businesses, and communities at large need to do to best reach and serve the LGBT+ traveller. You’ll also learn about local LGBT+ groups, and how you can work with them to help ensure that NWT is ready to welcome the LGBT+ traveller.
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

16:15-16:30

Conference Closing Remarks
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel

18:00-23:00

Gala Dinner and NWT Tourism Awards Ceremony
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel
Cash bar available

The 2018 NWT Tourism AGM and Conference will be held in Yellowknife at the Explorer Hotel.