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Patti Balsillie

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

Patti Balsillie, BA, ICD.D has over twenty-five years experience working with and serving the North, Canada's tourism industry, First Nations and non-profit communities.

Patti Balsillie, a speaker at Impact 2020 in Victoria, BC

She is a passionate strategist, facilitator, builder of capacity, a community mentor and advocate of women in leadership and business.

For the past ten years, Patti has worked tirelessly to support innovation that builds capacity throughout Canada.  She is recognized nationally and internationally for her expertise in the development of sustainable rural and remote tourism initiatives and her commitment to good governance – great outcomes.

In 2019 Patti designed an engagement model with non-traditional partners in tourism and collaboration across community, hosting DMO-led dialogue about how well-being is sustained, impacted or advanced because of the visitor economy. Early partners include Tourism Saskatoon and Ryerson's Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research. The pilot is proposed to launch April 2020.

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