The inaugural Ontario Waterfront Tourism Summit 2020 will focus on delivering knowledge and education for stakeholders seeking to grow the economic impact of transient boaters on their waterfront. This event is suitable for representatives and decision-makers from all Ontario waterfront communities.
All delegates will receive credentials to attend the Toronto International Boat Show which is taking place in the same building as the Summit and is open until 8 PM.
Morning coffee and lunch will be provided.
Onsite underground parking ($19 fee) is ideally located under Hall D.
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|10:30||Registration, Networking & Coffee||
Galleria Lobby near Hall D entrance
|11:00||Welcome||Rick Layzell - CEO, Boating Ontario Association|
|11:20||Boating is Tourism||Alexandra Rodgers - Director, Policy & Research, Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)|
|11:30||Boating thru the lens of a consumer||Jeff Sinclair - The Voice of Boating, Water on the Water|
|11:45||Panel: Your Waterfront - Open for Business?||
Moderator: Andy Adams - Canadian Yachting Media
Jennifer Rushlow - Senior Tourism Officer, Trent Port Marina
Carly Poole - Operations Manager, Buckeye Marine
Mayor Steve Clarke - City of Orillia
Keenan Watters - Supervisor, Port Whitby Marina
|12:45||Lunch & Networking|
|13:30||Cruising the Great Lakes||Mark Fisher, President & CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Regions|
|13:45||Keynote Speaker||Chris Neil - Retired NHL (Ottawa Senators) Player|
|14:15||Parks Canada - Who/What and More||Chad Buchner - Ontario Waterways, Parks Canada|
|14:45||Closing remarks & Show time!||Rick Layzell - CEO, Boating Ontario Association|
|15:00||One on one Q & A|