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Impact 2020 Speakers

 

2020 CO-CHAIR

Keith Henry

Representing Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

 

2020 CO-CHAIR

Marion Joppe

Representing Travel and Tourism Research Association - Canada Chapter

 

Frank Antoine

Co-Founder, Moccasin Trails

 

Wendy Avis

Manager, Environment, Vancouver Aiport Authority

 

Joe Bailey

Principal Owner, North Star Adventures

 

Joe Baker

Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts Centennial College

 

William Bakker

Chief Strategist & Partner, Destination Think!

 

Patti Balsillie

Founder, PBMC Inc., Patti Balsillie Management Consulting Inc.

 

Leigh Barnes

Chief Customer Officer, Intrepid Travel

 

Kehkashan Basu

Founder President, Green Hope Foundation, United Nations Human Rights Champion

 

The Honourable Lisa Beare

Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Government of British Columbia

 

Christina Beckmann

Senior Director, Strategy and Impact, Adventure Travel Trade Association

 

Charlotte Bell

President and CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Canada

 

Russell Benford

Vice President Government Relations, Americas, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.

 

Trevor Jonas Benson

Vice President, Destination Development, Culinary Tourism Alliance

 

Jonny Bierman

Founder & Content Cultivator, Eco Escape Travel

 

Tanelle Bolt

Accessibility Consultant & Advocate for Inclusion

 

Katie Briscoe

President, MMGY Global

 

Leslie Bruce

President and CEO, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

 

Gwendal Castellan

Manager, Sustainable Destination Development, Tourism Vancouver (The Metro Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau)

 

Gregor Craigie

Host, CBC/Radio-Canada

 

Wade Davis

Anthropologist, Ethnobotanist, Author and Photographer

 

Kelly de Schaun

Executive Director, Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees and Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

Honourable Jeanie Dendys

Minister of Tourism and Culture, Government of Yukon

 

Geoff Dickson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Victoria International Airport

 

Jeremy Douglas

Vice President, Development, Ocean Wise

 

Sarah Drury

MSc Graduate Student, University of Guelph

 

Dr. Sara Dubois

Chief Scientific Officer, BC SPCA
Adjunct Professor, UBC

 

Patricia Dunnett

General Manager, Metepenagjag Heritage Park

 

Daphne Burgida Ewing-Chow

Contributor, Forbes.com
Head of Content, Loop News

 

Sébastien Desnoyers-Picard

Director of Marketing, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

 

Ann Squires Ferguson

CEO & Registered Interior Designer, Western Interior Design Group Ltd.

 

Kelly Fiddler

Interim CEO, M&N Resort

 

Mike Furey

Chief Administrative Officer, Resort Municipality of Whistler

 

Brad Harrison

Chair, Adventure Tourism Coalition of BC

 

Mayor Lisa Helps

Mayor of Victoria

 

Marilyn Jensen

President, Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association

 

Walt Judas

CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC

 

Greg Klassen

Principal, Twenty31

 

Vladimir Kostka

Commercial Key Accounts Manager, FortisBC Energy Inc.

 

Amar Latif

Founder & Director, Traveleyes

 

Geneviève Leclerc

President & CEO, #Meet4Impact

 

Andrew Little

Director, Policy and Indigenous Relations

 

Gloria Loree

Chief Marketing Officer, Destination Canada

 

Oliver Martin

Partner, Twenty31 Consulting, Inc.

 

Sydney McCabe

Senior Marine Biologist / Lead Education Coordinator, Eagle Wing Tours

 

Julie Middleton

Head of Sustainable Practice, The Travel Foundation

 

Angela Nagy

CEO, GreenStep Solutions & Sustainable Tourism 2030

 

Paul Natrall

Owner & Operator, Vancouvers 1st Indigenous food truck Mr. Bannock

 

Paul Nursey

CEO, Destination Greater Victoria

 

Greg Oates

Senior Vice President, Innovation MMGY NextFactor

 

Adam Olsen

MLA, Saanich North and the Islands & Interim Leader, Green Party of BC

 

Bob Peart

Biologist, Environmental Advocate

 

Geoff Pegg

Director, Sustainability & Environment, TELUS

 

Beth Potter

President & CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)

 

Nancy Prevost-Maurice

Co-Founder, The Nulla Project

 

Suzanne Reeves

Marketing Advisor, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

 

Ian Robertson

Chief Executive Officer, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

 

Geof Rochester

Founder & CEO, GRC Advising

 

Nicholas “Nick” Rose

Director, Environmental Programs, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL)

 

Teresa Ryder

Director of Business Development, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC)

 

Bob Sandford

Chair, Water & Climate Security, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment & Health

 

Doreen Sark

Owner & Operator, Indian Art & Crafts of North America

 

Tara Saunders

Tourism Development Officer, Qalipu First Nation

 

Pauline J. Sheldon

Professor Emerita, University of Hawai’i USA

 

Douglas Shelton

Global Account Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways

 

Brady Smith

Chief Strategy Officer, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

 

Kevin Smith

CEO / President / Co-founder & Vice President, Maple Leaf Adventures / Wilderness Tourism Association (WTA) / Commercial Bear Viewing Association

 

Martin Stitt

Area Vice President, Canada, Marriott Hotels of Canada

 

Bill Swan

Regenerative Tourism & Partnerships, Adventure Canada

 

Cedar Swan

CEO, Adventure Canada

 

Geoffrey Tauvette

Director, Environment and Fuel, WestJet

 

Amy Thacker

CEO, Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism

 

Caroline Thibault

Co-Founder, The Nulla Project

 

Dennis Thomas - Whonoak

Senior Business Development Manager, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

 

Dr. Nicole Vaugeois

AVP, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity, Vancouver Island University

 

Ian Welle

Principal Engineer, Polar Engineering

 

Jeff Wint

Principal Engineer, Polar Engineering

 

Lilly Woodbury

Chapter Manager, Surfrider Pacific Rim

 

Randy Wright

President, Harbour Air

CANADA’S CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION IN TOURISM

JANUARY 19-22, 2020

 

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