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Agenda Sentence

*Agenda subject to change should circumstances require 


9:00am to 5:00 pm

Radisson Admiral Hotel, Downtown Toronto



8:00 - 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:20am
Opening Remarks  

  • Louisa Mursell, Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options
  • Helen Hewetson, Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Transportation Options
  • Councillor Mary Fragedakis, City of Toronto
  • The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Government of Ontario

9:20 - 10:15am
Keynote Speaker
Destination Bike: Bike Tourism Means Business - Nastassja Pace, Destination Development Specialist, Travel Oregon  
Introduction & Moderator: Michael McCreesh, Ontario By Bike 

10:15  - 10:30am
Morning Coffee and Networking Break    

10:30 - 11:45am
Morning Concurrent Session 1:
Route and Trail Enhancement Innovations
Moderator: John Lohuis, Niagara Parks Commission
Morning Concurrent Session 2: Market Growth and Emerging Product Trends
Moderator: Martin MacDonald, LTP Sports/Norco

11:45 - 12:15pm
Lunch Break
 

12:15 - 1:00pm
Lunch Panel Discussion: 
"What Are Canadian Cyclists Buying Elsewhere? How Do We Shift Their Gears Closer To Home?"
Introduction & Moderator: Mayor Steve Parish, Town of Ajax


1:00 - 1:15pm
Networking Break


1:15 - 2:30pm
Afternoon Concurrent Session 1: Tracking Key Indicators - Planning, Collecting and Evaluating Cycle Tourism Data
Moderator: Susan Mathieu, Economic Planning Group Canada

  • The Route verte’s Success Outside Québec: Lessons Learned From Tourists Coming to Cycle the Belle Province’s Cycle Network - Louis Carpentier, Vélo Québec
  • Elevating the Erie Canalway Trail - James Meerdink, Parks and Trails New York
  • Measuring Cycle Tourism: More Bang for Your Bucks! Tracking Key Indicators - Robert Wong, RMCG Inc

Afternoon Concurrent Session 2: Bringing Product To Market - Successful Partnerships and Marketing Campaigns
Moderator: Steve Bruno, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation


2:30 - 2:45pm
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break


2:45 - 3:15pm 
Cycle Tourism 2.0:
Overcoming Challenges and Pursuing Opportunities (INTERACTIVE SESSION)
Facilitators: Louisa Mursell & Michael McCreesh, Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options


3:15 - 4:45pm
Plenary Session:
"Seeing the Bigger Picture: How Cross-Regional Trails and Routes Help Build The Market"
Introduction & Moderator: Marlaine Koehler, Waterfront Regeneration Trust

Keynote Speaker
Creating a World Class, Bicycle-based Tourism Destination - Linda McKenna Boxx, Director, Allegheny Trail Alliance, Great Allegheny Passage

Panel Presentations & Discussion:


4:45 - 5:00pm
Cycle Tourism 2.0 Summary

Closing Remarks
Louisa Mursell & Michael McCreesh, Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options


Toronto International Bicycle Show: Show open until 9pm on Friday, March 4.
Enjoy your complimentary pass Friday, Saturday or Sunday.


Pre-Conference Bike Tour: March 3, 3:30 to 5:30pm, conference attendees are invited to join Toronto Bicycle Tours on a complimentary 2 hour bike tour through downtown Toronto. Departing from Village By the Grange, 275 Dundas Street, bike rentals are included. Tour rated as very easy, and should incremental weather dicate cancellation, all pre-registered participants will be notified. Pre-regististration required. Enter promo code "ontariobybike2016". Register HERE. 




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For more information on submitting a proposal to present at the conference, please call 1-866-701-2774 / 416-827-2774 or contact through email Transportation Options' Executive Director, Louisa Mursell at [email protected] or Project Coordinator Michael McCreesh at [email protected]

 

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