September 10, 2018
Ecorismo Forum-Tradeshow - 4th Floor

General Schedule

7 am - 5 pm
Attendee Registration - Nanuvut Room

9 - 10 am
Breakfast - Exhibitors' Hall

10 - 10:45 am
Health Break

12 - 1:30 pm
Lunch - Confederation Foyer

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Health Break

3:30 - 4 pm
Book Signing with Adria Vasil

4 pm
Tradeshows closes

5 - 7 pm
Cocktail - Confederation Foyer

RDÉE Canada’s Ecotourism Stage

10 - 11 am
Julie-Anne Perrault, Kéroul
The outdoors for all: inspiring practices and adapted material

11 am - 12 pm
Francis Lavoie, Village Monde
Rural tourism as a tool for local development: challenges and opportunities

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Nicolas Gagnon, Conseil québécois de développement durable
PME Durable02: Successfully certify your business

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Maude Limoges, Aventure Rose-des-Vents
Aventure Rose-des-Vents: Where a passion for sustainability meets adventure

 

Air Canada’s Zero Carbon Stage

9 - 9:15 am
Opening Ceremony

9:30 - 10:30 am
Marjorie Pittet, AccorHotels
Building a strong sustainable brand in North America

10:30 am - 12 pm
PANEL
Pioneers of sustainable tourism in the Outaouais region
Moderator: France Bélisle, Outaouais Tourism
Geneviève Carrier, Enviro Éduc Action
Michael O'Farrell, Festibière
Marianne Trotier, Nordik Spa Nature
Anne-Marie Bégin, Loto Québec

1:30 - 3 pm
PANEL
How can local food impact a healthy tourism industry?
Moderator: Rebecca Mackenzie, Culinary Tourism Alliance
Julia Graham, The Quirky Carrot
Richard Yee, Flanagan Foodservice

3 - 4 pm
Donna Lee Rosen, Positive Impact Initiative
Tourism Intelligence:  A Positive Impact Initiative

Government of Canada’s Sustainable Stage

10 - 11 am
Angela Nagy, Green Tourism Canada & GreenStep
The Land of Rainbows and Unicorns – Aligning for Sustainability

11 am - 12 pm
PANEL
Marriott’s carbon footprint: One step at a time
Moderator: Steve Ball, Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association Nadia Doucet, Westin Ottawa
Graeme Cunningham, Bullfrog Power
Steve Hubbard, Lightenco

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Boris Issaev, Parkbus Initiative
Catherine Lefebvre, Navette Nature

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Adria Vasil
Ecoholic: Go Green or Go Home

Governement of Ontario's Eco-Friendly Stage

10 am - 12 pm
Brigitte Prudhomme, Moncton University
Se démarquer par l’accueil et le service en développement durable : Pour qui, pourquoi et comment ?
(French only)

1:30 - 4 pm
Angela Nagy, Green Tourism Canada
How to Increase Your Profits by Going Green


September 11 2018
Ecorismo Forum-Tradeshow - 4th Floor

General Schedule

7 am - 4 pm
Attendee Registration - Nunavut Room

8:30 - 9:30 am
Breakfast - Exhibitors' Hall

10 - 10:45 am
Health Break

11:30 am - 1 pm
Lunch - Confederation Foyer

2 - 2:30 pm
Book Signing with Martha Honey - CREST’s Kiosk

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Health Break

RDÉE Canada’s Ecotourism  Stage

9:30 - 10:30 am
Isabelle Ducharme, Kéroul
Welcoming travelers with a physical disability

10:30 - 11:30 am
Tzach Elnekave, Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge
Ecolodge. Young Family. Off the Grid. This is what we learned

1 - 2 pm
Dr Martha Honey, Center for Responsible Travel
The facts, trends and future of responsible travel

2 - 3 pm
Isabelle Ducharme, Kéroul
Receiving customers with disabilities, a question of adapted infrastructures and personalized welcome

3 - 4 pm
Maurice Couture, Living Lab Laurentides
Concrete solutions in adapting to climate change

Air Canada’s Zero Carbon Stage

9 - 10 am
Craig Ryan, Business Development Bank of Canada
Social Purpose: Irresistible to Tourists

10 - 11:30 am
PANEL
Building sustainability into your operations – the business case for green tourism
Moderator: Catherine Callary, Ottawa Tourism
Don Grant, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Jean Philip Dupré, Group Germain Hotels
Mark Monahan, Bluesfest
Robert Taillefer, Capital Cruises

1:30 - 2:15 pm
PANEL
How to promote and brand tourism in a heritage and conservation context
Manuela Charette, Parks Canada
Karen Keenleyside, #NatureForAll

2:15 - 3 pm
PANEL
Balancing Parks Canada’s dual mandate of sharing and preserving Canada’s natural and cultural treasures
Alain Nantel, Parcs Canada
John R. Festarini, Parcs Canada

3 - 4 pm
Megan Myles, Fitz Hostel
Managing Bruce Peninsula’s Fragile but Tourism-Worthy Ecosystem

4 pm
Word of Thanks

Government of Canada’s Sustainable Stage

9:30 - 10:30
José Luiz Guirao, Hôtel Solidaire Mangily
Benefits of Sustainable Tourism for Southern Madagascar

10:30 - 11:30
Glenn Mandziuk,
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
Planning long-term sustainability to create a viable and profitable destination

1:30 - 2:30 pm
Nicolas Biron, Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable
Tourism in island nations VS climate change

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Rudolf Dérose, RENAPROTS
The Coffee Route: Agritourism to Haiti's Rescue

Governement of Ontario's Eco-Friendly Stage

9:30 - 11:30
Christine Kuzyk, Culinary Tourism Alliance
CTA Workshop, Intro to FeastOn and how it’s important for the local food economy

1:30 - 4 pm
Angela Nagy, Green Tourism Canada
Workshop Fast Track to Sustainability


September 12, 2018
Workforce Shortage in Tourism Symposium

General Schedule

7 - 8 am
Attendee Registration

8 - 9 am
Breakfast

9 am
Word of Welcome

11:30 am - 1 pm
Lunch

Governor General III – 4th floor

9:15 - 11:30 am
PANEL
How collaborations can help build awareness and interest of youth for tourism as a career.
Moderator: Martin Lacelle, Société économique de l'Ontario
Panelists: France Dionne, Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec
Frédéric Dimanche, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University
Donna Lee Rosen, George Brown College

1 - 2:30 pm
PANEL
How to remove barriers to entry and encourage new immigrants to consider tourism as a career in Canada.
Moderator: Adam Morrison, Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC)
Panelists:
Calum Macdonald, HR Tourism Canada
Guy Lucas, Société économique de l’Ontario
Sue Sadler, ACCES Employment