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CGLCC Thought Leadership Series - The Economics of Tourism

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STORYS Building

11 Duncan Street

Toronto, ON M5H 3G6

Canada

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The Economics of Tourism
May 8, 2018 - Toronto

With the world’s largest LGBT tourism conference, IGLTA, being held in Toronto May 9-12, CGLCC is dedicating a Thought Leadership Series session specifically to tourism, and to take an in-depth look at the influence that the sector truly has on the Canadian economy.

Tourism has a significant impact in Canada, generating $90 billion in economic activity and 1.7 million related jobs. As an export industry, tourism creates and supports trade, economic development, and economic empowerment.

Tourism supports every other sector of the Canadian economy; it touches every occupation and every business in every community across the country. Tourism truly drives economic growth and job creation for Canada.

Our panel of experts will discuss the important role that tourism plays in Canada. They will examine exactly how tourism impacts the economy, how we can compete in the global market, and what we can do to further grow this vital sector.


Following the panel discussion, join us for a networking reception with delegates from the IGLTA convention and travel media influencers.


This session will be of interest to any business leader interested in economic development.


Agenda:

  • Registration: 4:00pm

  • Panel Discussion: 4:30 - 6:00pm

  • Reception: 6:00 - 8:00pm



Speakers:

  • Charlotte Bell, President & CEO TIAC

  • Ken Chan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

  • Andrew Weir, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Tourism Toronto

Moderator:

  • Frederic Dimanche, Director, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University



Venue:

STORYS is located in the heart of downtown Toronto Entertainment District. Owned and operated by ICON Legacy Hospitality & INK Entertainment – the illustrious hospitality groups behind top dining destinations Patria, Byblos Toronto and Miami, Weslodge Toronto and Dubai – STORYS has held an abundance of top premiere parties, including for the Toronto International Film Festival.

This 170-year-old classic brick and beam building maintains the integrity of its original heritage while seamlessly integrating elements of progressive design to create a refreshing interpretation of modern Toronto. The building boasts over 14,000 squarefeet of versatile event spaceover multiple floors, making it perfect for all occasions.


IGLTA Convention Information:

If you are interested in learning more about the upcoming IGLTA Convention, please visit their website. Tickets are also available for IGLTA Voyage: IGLTA Foundation Fundraiser evening.

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Location

STORYS Building

11 Duncan Street

Toronto, ON M5H 3G6

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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