Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island to Host Conference and AGM
The Tourism Industry Association of PEI will host their Tourism Conference & AGM on October 27th, 2020 at the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown. The day, themed “Recover and Rebuild – Strengthening the Voice of the Industry”, will be a mix of in-person and live stream, in keeping with the public health protocols in place due to COVID-19. In recognition of the hardships being experienced by the tourism sector, registration this year will be required but at no cost to industry.
TIAPEI CEO Corryn Clemence notes the day will focus on timely issues facing the tourism industry which has been severely impacted by the pandemic. “The sessions planned for this year’s conference will provide our industry members with updates and information that will help them navigate these difficult times. Updates on initiatives and research from Tourism PEI, a presentation on Mental Health in the workplace by the PEI Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association and an informative session with Destination Canada’s VP, International, Maureen Riley on COVID-19 Aftermath, Bringing the World back to Canada, reinvigorating tourism and keeping your customers engaged, will provide much needed advice and information.”
TIAPEI is very pleased to have Premier Dennis King speak to industry members during the luncheon, and Minister MacKay bringing greetings to kick off the Conference. Other highlights will include the presentation of special Tourism Excellence awards and the Annual General Business Meeting with election of Sector Representatives to the Board of Directors. For those industry members joining the Conference through live stream, there will be two concurrent webinars offered in partnership with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada. These webinars, facilitated by the Culinary Tourism Alliance and Twenty31 – Partnering For Success and Extending the Season: Winter/Shoulder season development, will act as primers for expanded and interactive workshops to be offered in early November through the Elevating Canadian Experiences initiative.
“Recovery of our industry is vital to the Prince Edward Island economy, and rebuilding needs to be a collaborative effort,” states Ms. Clemence. “We are pleased to be able to offer this Conference in an adapted format, while still engaging industry, stakeholders and partners for a collective approach to planning for the months and years ahead.”
Details and registration for the TIAPEI Tourism Conference and AGM can be found at www.tiapei.pe.ca and we encourage all those wishing to participate in person, to register early to ensure a seat.