2016 Travel Information Services Conference

October 17, 2016 – October 19, 2016 all-day
Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Rd
Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1

The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is hosting their annual provincial travel information services conference on October 17-19, 2016. Join your travel information services colleagues from across Ontario and Canada for a two day conference designed for you to learn the latest trends and innovation, share best practices and engage with tourism industry partners.

TONY CHAPMAN – TV and Radio Personality, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Moderator
Tony Chapman has delivered inspirational and transformational Keynotes to audiences in China, Brazil, throughout Western Europe and North America. He is a frequent contributor to the conversation in mainstream and new media. His philosophy on winning, in an age of abundance, is featured in four separate television documentaries. Tony doesn’t just inspire, he educates and motivates. He draws upon three decades helping organizations large and small, local and global, compete to create customized keynotes packed with relevant insights, ideas, and strategies that the audience can action in their marketplace.

He has founded or cofounded two international renowned communications agencies and a research firm. He is one of the youngest individuals to be inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends, and a winner of over 100 Gold and Best of Show Awards, including Marketing Magazines Agency of the Year. You might have seen Tony as a Judge on Food Networks hit Recipe to Riches, or as the Host of the Nissan Innovation Challenge in City TV.

Kim is an Account Executive leading the Tourism sector for Google/YouTube Canada, where she works in partnership with destination teams to inspire travelers around the world to visit Canada. This role has become a passion project for Kim as it combines her personal love of travel with her professional expertise in marketing. Prior to joining Google Kim developed her reputation as a brand builder working on some of Canada’s most iconic brands including Cheerios, Yoplait, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games sponsorship. When she’s not flying around the country working with her Tourism partners, Kim splits her time between Toronto and Vancouver, and she is currently working towards attaining her Intermediate Skipper certification in sailing.
INDUSTRY MARKETPLACE AND AWARDS DINNER where you can connect with local tourism organizations and learn about their products and services.
TRAINING WORKSHOPS come be intrigued and learn the tools that will help you to engage visitors in your destination, and optimize economic growth in your community/region. Topics will include digital marketing ideas, templates to guide your efforts in how to engage your consumer.
NETWORKING with colleagues around the province and meet some of your national counterparts.
PRODUCT TOUR – TAKE A TOUR OF TORONTO’S BEAUTIFUL MISSISSAUGA REGION, hosted by Tourism Toronto, you will experience beautiful Mississauga Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is a centre of arts, culture, heritage, entertainment, education, architecture, sports, recreation, shopping and business – a dynamic, vibrant and modern lakefront destination.

This tour will take you to the heart of festival centre at Mississauga Celebration Square which is the hub for a line-up of free outdoor activities from large main stage events and community festivals to intimate gatherings that showcase local arts, culture, food and independently produced events. While in downtown Mississauga, you will get a sense of the arts and theatre scene by visits to the Art Gallery of Mississauga and the Living Arts Centre.

You will experience Mississauga’s villages, from Port Credit, Mississauga’s “Village on the Lake”; one of the city’s top cultural, entertainment and culinary destinations, to historic Streetsville, known as the “Village in the City”; a quaint and scenic community located in northern Mississauga along the banks of the Credit River, which reveals the grace of another era.

Try a new thrill! Take your best shot with an arrow at the Archery District; Canada’s original archery-tag experience. Try skydiving indoors and defy the law of gravity at iFLY Toronto. Or experience unmatched high-flying fun by bouncing off trampoline-clad walls atSky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. It’s easy to unleash your adventurous side at one of these thrilling attractions in Mississauga!

To get in touch with the serene and tranquil nature scene, explore a hidden gem located in Central Mississauga; Riverwood. A 150-acre park and urban oasis, Riverwood is a unique all-season destination and an ideal site to observe and enjoy the best of what Mother Nature has to offer.

Mississauga is truly a great place to explore. We cannot wait to welcome you!

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