Upcoming Industry Events

2018 Tourism Week Celebration in Chatham-Kent

Join in and celebrate local tourism in Chatham-Kent on May 29th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm! Tourism businesses and residents are welcome to come out to Chatham Capitol Theatre for industry networking and to learn more about what’s happening in the county.


RSVP before May 23rd for free admission and refreshments!


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South Western Ontario Trails Symposium

Trailhead SouthWest is bringing together trail builders, planners and a broad range of stakeholders to meet in LaSalle on June 1, 2018. Guest speakers focusing on all things Trails related including province-wide success stories, grants, Ministry updates, signage, risk management, Active Transportation Plans and Tourism!


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The Keys to Attracting and Retaining Millennials in the Workplace

Elgin County Conference Series presents: It’s a Millennial’s World. By 2020, it is estimated that millennials will represent almost half of the customer base and the workforce.  David Coletto of Abacus Data is coming back to Ontario’s Southwest to share his research on millennials as well as strategies for reaching, recruiting, managing and retaining millennials. Join us the morning of June 14th at the Kettle Creek Golf & Country Club in Port Stanley to learn “The Keys to Attracting and Retaining Millennials in the Workplace”. 


For more information and to register click here.



Haldimand Art Works “Talk D’Arty with Me” – Creative Speaker Series

Lacie Williamson has been interested in art for as long as she can remember.  As a self-taught visual artist, her passion hasn’t gone unnoticed and was previously nominated for the St. Catherines’ Art Awards as an emerging artist. Now, Williamson continues to create her own pieces, while also instructing a new generation of artists.


With the goal of helping artists succeed, she’s put together a creative speaker series for Haldimand Art Works, taking place at Flyers Bakery and Cafe in Dunnville every month.


Upcoming dates:

Applying to Festivals and Exhibitions – MAY 24th 2018 @ 7pm 
Philip Lococo – President of Niagara Artists Showcase


Critique & Constructive Criticism – JUNE 21st 2018 @ 7pm
Bart Gazzola – “Art Critic from Hell” – The Sound STC


Self Promotion for the Creative Small Biz- JULY 26th 2018 @ 7pm
Alexandra Kubrak – Entrepreneur & Social Media Guru 


Creative Small Business Marketing – AUGUST 23rd 2018 @ 7pm
Wendy Malowany –Artist, Entrepreneur and International Small Business Educator


How to Legally Protect Your Biz & Art – SEPT. 20th 2018 @ 7pm
Shannon Baker – International Law Clerk, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Member 


Touring North America 101 – OCTOBER 25th @ 7pm
Brennagh Burns- Independent Singer/Songwriter


For more information and to register click here.


If you have any upcoming tourism industry events, please e-mail JT Uppal with a brief description outlining the event.