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Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference and AGM

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The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association will be holding its 2017 Tourism Conference & AGM on:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
9 :00 am to 4:30 pm
Spectacle Lake Lodge in Barry's Bay, Ontario
This year also marks 60 years of tourism promotion in the Ottawa Valley - please join us to celebrate! 
The 2017 conference will be focused around the launch of the regional Come Wander brand platform in partnership with our Regional Tourism Organization – Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO). Over the past year, the team at OHTO has made great strides in the development of the Come Wander regional brand, including bringing to life and restructuring digital channels to engage the visitor and inspire them to take a trip to Ontario’s Highlands. This session will paint the complete picture of Come Wander, highlighting how the brand message will be communicated through a content marketing approach and how you, the industry, can feed into this platform now and for years to come.

Registration for the full day event is $35+HST  
The Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards, introduced in 2014, are presented annually at the Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference and AGM. The  awards are rgiven to people, organizations and events that recognize the importance of working together for the growth of our local tourism industry and that go above and beyond in offering exceptional visitor experiences.
There are 3 award categories which recognize success, leadership and innovation in our local tourism industry: Tourism Champion, Business of Distinction and Special Event of the Year.
Nominations open January 6, 2017
Nominations will be accepted until: 4pm on March 17, 2017
Finalists announced: April 7, 2017 
OVTA AGM and Awards Presentation: April 25, 2017
2016 Award Winners: Business of Distinction Award -Jeff Raisbeck, Jeff Scharf (Sands on Golden Lake),Special Event of the Year Award - Danielle Paul, Township of Madawaska Valley (There's Art in Your Wood Pile), Mary Alexander Tourism Champion Award - Lorraine Pecoskie on behalf of Cheryl Dunlop  Reid (Snow Country OFSC District 6)
This event is made possible with many thanks to our partners: