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Woodstock, ON - On March 7th and 8th, the London Convention Centre will host nearly 250 tourism industry professionals as they learn about new ways to elevate their business at the 2017 Ontario's Southwest Tourism Conference. The conference is an opportunity for delegates to network, learn about new trends and ensure they are up to date on the tourism industry.

Currently, tourism in Ontario is growing at a healthy rate with more people choosing Ontario as their travel destination. In 2016, total inbound tourism was up 9.7%, including a 9.1% increase from the US; and outbound tourism was down 3.4%, showing more people are staying close to home.

With a unique hands on experience, delegates of the conference will have the opportunity to “Experience Parts Unknown" and take a closer look at the unique opportunities the host city has to offer. As well, the conference is packed with dynamic speakers who each have their own unique take on today's industry, including:

  • Michele Romanow, Dragon’s Den
  • Nick Bontis, leading strategy and management guru
  • Greg Klassen and Oliver Martin, Twenty31 Consulting
  • Jason Hall, founder of Slow Roll Detroit
  • Sarah Hilton, World Class Speaking Coach
  • Jim Hudson, Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation

At the end of the first day, delegates are invited to a reception and will have an opportunity to re-cap from the day’s learning experience. On the second day, delegates will attend various breakout sessions, each specialized for specific topics. These breakout sessions include: Current Social Media Trends, The Benefit of Offering Small Batch & Artisanal, Blow Your Own Horn, and Sharing Economy just to name a few.

For more details about the conference, visit http://swotc.ca/tourism-conference . Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation operates as a non-profit organization, working collaboratively with tourism stakeholders and municipal tourism offices to champion tourism as a vital economic driver. This regional tourism organization spans ten municipal tourism offices from Windsor to Cayuga in Haldimand County.

For more information contact:
Jen Moore
Marketing Manager
Ontario’s Southwest
519.290.8687
jen@swotc.ca
www.swotc.ca
www.ontariossouthwest.com

Last Updated: Thursday, 02 March 2017 11:15:53 AM EST

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