River Canoe NWT 2019 ©

DRAFT Schedule of Events

November 05, 2019
07:30-08:30

Breakfast
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel
Conference Registration Open

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome Remarks

08:45 -10:15

Trip Advisor Training
Raymond Reid and Jessica Li - Advertience

10:15 - 10:30

Nutrition Break

10:30-12:00

Trip Advisor Training continued

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-15:00

Tourism 2025 Sector Consultations
Schedule to be confirmed.

15:00-15:15

Nutrition Break

15:15-16:30

Tourism 2025 Sector Consultations continued

16:30-17:30

Consultation Sessions Wrap-Up

November 06, 2019
08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast
Katimavik Rooms - Explorer Hotel
Conference Registration Open

09:00 - 09:30

Registration Open for Annual General Meeting

09:30- 10:45

NWT Tourism Annual General Meeting

10:45 - 11:00

Nutrition Break

11:00 - 12:00

NWT Tourism Annual General Meeting continued

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00-14:00

GNWT - ITI Update
Tracy St. Denis
ADM, Economic Development, ITI
Jess Fortner
Director, Tourism & Parks, ITI

14:00 - 15:00

Case Studies: How Tourism Transforms Communities

15:00 - 15:15

Nutrition Break

15:15 - 16:15

Moccasin Trails - Transforming Guests through Indigenous Experiences
Greg Hopf, Moccasin Trails

Greg Hopf

 

 

 

 

Greg Hopf Bio

16:15 - 17:15

The Transformative Power of Film - Aurora Love

November 07, 2019
07:30-08:30

Breakfast

08:30 - 09:15

NWT Tourism Marketing Update
Joel Walton, Marketing Director
NWT Tourism

09:15 - 10:15

NWT Tourism International Updates - China and Germany
Joanna Wong, Flow Creative and NWT Tourism GSA for China
Michaela Arnold, Denkzauber and NWT Tourism GSA for German-speaking Europe

 

10:15 - 10:30

Nutrition Break

10:30-11:30

User Generated Content: What it is and how it’s transforming tourism marketing
Adam Lacombe: Crowdriff

Adam Lacombe

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Lacombe bio

11:30-12:30

Environics Research
Presentation on Recent Research Findings
Susan Seto, Vice President, Market Strategy, Environics Research



Susan Seto bio 

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Keynote Address
Grit and Resilience; The Transformative Power of the North

Bruce Kirkby

Bruce Kirkby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Kirkby bio

14:30-15:30

Creating and marketing experiences that are transformative
Jake Haupert: The Transformational Travel Council

Jake Haupert Bio

15:30-15:45

Nutrition Break

15:45-17:00

TBD
 

17:00-17:10

Conference Closing Remarks

18:00-23:00

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

The 2019 NWT Tourism AGM and Conference will be held in the Katimivik Rooms (B,C,D and E) at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife.

Please note that this is a draft schedule. Plans are underway, and as speakers are confirmed they will be added to the schedule. When the schedule is finalized a link to the final schedule will be sent to all registered delegates.