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2013 Growing Rural Tourism Conference

Time is running out to register for the 13th annual Growing Rural Tourism Conference, April 8 - 10, 2013 at the Camrose Regional Exhibition. This conference is a MUST ATTEND for rural tourism operators, municipal councilors, economic development officers, administration and agricultural society representatives.  


This year's conference includes pre-conference workshops, inspiring keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, delicious meals, an evening Awards Gala with entertainment, and an opportunity to network with fellow tourism industry representatives and operators. Both educational and entertaining, this is an event you won't want to miss!


Keynote speakers:

Jeff Tobe - cOLOurINg OUtsiDE tHe LiNes!™
…Re-Creating the IDEAL “customer” Experience. Step outside your comfort zone and learn how to position yourself more creatively than ever before. Jeff offers insights into how to give your business the ‘competitive edge’ every company needs to succeed in tourism.
David Ivan - Can Small Towns Be Cool?
Every person who’s passionate about their community will benefit from David’s views on how to find new opportunities for success. Learn how to make your community a place where people want to visit, work and live.

Jon Schallert - Mom and Pop on Top: How To Be Small, But Play Large
See how Fortune 500 companies are now marketing themselves as small businesses because they’ve learned that today’s consumers are choosing to spend more at independently owned small businesses! There’s never been a better time to be a small business and this session shows you how to take advantage of it!

Julie & Colin Angus - Achieve More With Less
You’ll be inspired to do more with less when you learn how to leave old habits behind and see where changes need to be made. Join Julie and Colin to hear how they survived a hurricane from the confines of a rowboat and how the lessons they learned became techniques anyone can use to deal with adversity and transition.


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The Growing Rural Tourism Conference is an initiative of the Camrose Regional Exhibition, Alberta Tourism, Parks & Recreation, Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development and Travel Alberta.

Camrose Regional Exhibition