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Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization’s (OHTO) 7th Annual Tourism Conference & AGM, also known as OH!Tourism Summit, will be held in Bancroft on Monday, October 23, 2017 at The Village Playhouse.

Each year, industry leaders and community partners across Ontario’s Highlands come together at OH!Tourism Summit to share best practices, network, and strengthen our tourism industry. This year, we're working closely with our partners in tourism at Hastings County to bring you an exciting conference program designed specifically for Ontario's Highlands unique tourism landscape.

Perhaps no industry has been impacted more by the rapid development of the digital world than the travel industry and at this year’s conference, under the theme of Tourism in Digital Age, we’ll be highlighting the importance of embracing and leveraging the digital tools at your disposal in order to stand out in the increasingly competitive marketplace.

The conference will kick off the morning of October 23 with an engaging keynote address by Chris Williams, VP Digital at Association of Canada Advertisers (ACA), who will explore what it is that makes brands unique and how to stand out in the digital space with a small budget. We’ll move from there into our AGM, before heading over to Bancroft Eatery & Brew Pub for a delicious lunch.

The afternoon will be spent exploring how to activate the digital space to stand out amongst the crowd by aligning product offers with marketing efforts to inspire visitation, close the sale, and deepen customer engagement. Delegates will then hear directly from industry peers to discover firsthand how they turned great ideas into reality and helped to inspire visitation by leveraging the Come Wander brand platform. Delegates will leave these workshops with valuable tips and actionable insights which can be implemented right away.

Delegates are also invited to attend the Hastings County Tourism Awards following our conference, which will provide the opportunity to network with industry peers and a chance to honour some of the tourism champions from Hastings County.

Please visit our conference website for full program details, including more detailed descriptions of the sessions. Though this year's event has been reduced to one day*, you can be rest assured that #OHSUM2017 will provide the same high-calibre programming attendees have come to expect from this much anticipated annual event.

Registration includes:

  • Admission, refreshments, and lunch during conference
  • Sessions led by industry experts (click here for a detailed schedule)
  • Opportunities to network with industry peers
  • Admission to Hastings County Tourism Awards (www.hastingscountyawards.com)
  • Door prizes and giveaways including a grand prize draw for a 360 camera
  • A $10 gas card for the first 50 businesses to register online


PLEASE NOTE: It is FREE to attend the AGM portion of the conference (11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. on October 23). All members are welcome. Not yet a member? Click here

Looking for a great place to stay?

Bancroft Inn & Suites is offering delegates a special room rate of $114.96+HST. Rates are available until October 10th and based on availability. To book, please call the front desk at 613-332-4900 and state that you're attending OH!Tourism Summit.

Bancroft Inn & Suites: 528 Hastings St N, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

*Why Only One Day this Year?

In the spring of 2017, OHTO took to the road with our Come Wander Stakeholder Sessions and we were impressed that over 180 tourism stakeholder across the region attended. With the success of this format, we have decided to take what is typically reserved for day two of our conference out directly to our communities. Throughout the fall and spring we will be providing interactive training opportunities to equip our stakeholders with the skills, knowledge and tools required to effectively attract and welcome visitors to Come Wander. We look forward to visiting your communities again soon.

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