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A Special Message from TIAC Board Chair Andrew Lind

I look forward to welcoming all delegates to TIAC's annual Tourism Congress, which is less than one week away!

This year's Congress will have an amazing program, with a line up of valued experts and innovative panels. Some of the highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker Professor Richard Florida of the University of Toronto on Dec. 1st, presented by Air Canada.
  • Congress' first-ever culinary tourism panel featuring renowned chef and Food Network host Michael Smith on Dec. 1st, presented by the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance.
  • Keynote speaker Elizabeth Becker, award-winning author of Overbooked on Dec. 2nd, presented by Destination Canada.
  • Speaker Rodney Payne of Destination Think! leading panel End-to-End Customer Experience for Destinations on Dec. 2nd, presented by InterVISTAS.
  • The annual Canadian Tourism Awards presented by the Toronto Star on Dec. 2nd.

I am also very pleased to be welcoming to Congress, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism. Minister Chagger will be attending throughout the event and will be speaking at the Air Canada Tourism Hall of Fame luncheon on December 2nd at 12 noon.

Lastly, don't forget to join me for the Chair's Opening Reception, presented by Floor 13 on the night of December 1st, to meet fellow delegates and enjoy some great music, food and drinks.

If you have not registered yet, it's not too late. Click on the 'Register Now' button below to secure your spot.

Have a safe trip and I look forward to seeing you at the Westin Ottawa Hotel next Tuesday!

Andrew Lind
Chair of the Board of Directors
Tourism Industry Association of Canada


Tourism Industry Association of Canada