The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

May 30, 2016 06:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ottawa Tourism Summit

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 30, 2016) - The City of Ottawa and its partners in the local tourism and hospitality industry have committed to positioning Ottawa as the national epicentre of celebrations for the 150th anniversary celebration of Canada's Confederation in 2017. Significant resources have been dedicated to the creation and delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of events and attractions that will provide a unique experience in the capital and increase the influx of visitors coming to Ottawa in 2017.
The Economic Club of Canada is proud to be hosting the Ottawa Tourism Summit on behalf of the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Tourism, who have partnered for this important event. This event would not have been possible without the support of the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association and the Shaw Centre.

Held on Monday, May 30th, 2016, marking the start of Tourism Week in Canada, this Summit will bring together tourism stakeholders in the national capital region to review the current state of Ottawa's tourism industry and to consider strategies to build on the momentum created by 2017 moving forward.


The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism
His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor, City of Ottawa
Jean Cloutier, Councillor, Alta Vista Ward, City of Ottawa
David F. Goldstein, President & CEO, Destination Canada
Charlotte Bell, President & CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada
Michael Crockatt, President & CEO, Ottawa Tourism
Steve Ball, President, Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association
Daniel Gélinas, General Manager, Le Festival d'été de Québec
Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, Curling Canada
Nina Kressler, President & CEO, Shaw Centre
Guy Laflamme, Executive Director, Ottawa 2017 Bureau

Following the luncheon portion of the Summit, all tourism stakeholders in Ottawa are invited to participate in a facilitated afternoon workshop to discuss the future of Ottawa's tourism sector.


Paul Ouimet, Managing Director, DestinationNEXT

WHAT: Ottawa Tourism Summit
DATE: Monday, May 31st, 2016
TIME: 11:30 am- 5:00 pm (Formal remarks begin @ 11:45 am and again at 2:00 pm)
WHERE: Shaw Centre, Trillium Ballroom
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Contact Information

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    about the event:
    The Economic Club of Canada
    Emily Whelan, Director of Public Affairs