River Canoe NWT 2019 ©

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

15:15-15:30

Nutrition Break

15:30-16:30

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

Panel Discussion: Case Studies in Community Tourism Development
Facilitated by: Amy Lizotte, GNWT - Industry, Tourism and Investment
Minerva Ward (GNWT-ITI): Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok
Ron Desjarlais (LKDFN Counsilor): Lutsel K'e
Ron Ostrom (ITAC): Successful community businesses from other areas in Canada

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

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 Presentation on Recent NWT 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

15:45-16:45

The Transformative Power of Film - Aurora Love

16:45-17:00

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 (A, B,C and E) at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife.