Past SWOTC Events

Ontario’s Southwest Tourism Conference 2017

Presented at the London Convention Centre, nearly 250 delegates joined us at the 2017 Tourism Conference to Experience Parts Unknown.


View presentations from the various plenary and breakout sessions:


Explore Parts Unknown – Greg Klassen (March 7th Presentation)

Regional Update – Jim Hudson

Exploring Disruptive Change in the Business of Tourism – Greg Klassen (March 8th Presentation)

Tapping the U.S. Market – Oliver Martin

Small Batch Artisanal – Adriano Ciotoli

New Spaces – Alternative Accommodation to Boost the Tourism Economy – Clark Hoskin

Slow Roll – Jason Hall

Hop Up your Room Nights with JackRabbit – Jatinder Uppal


Ontario’s Southwest Tourism Conference 2016


In 2016, we built an Inspired Toolkit at the OSW Tourism Conference. Hosted at the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham, over 200 delegates attended the annual conference.


View available presentations for the conference sessions:


Ontario’s Southwest Update – Jim Hudson, Southwest Ontario Tourism Corp.

Innovating in a Mature Business in a Time of Unparalleled Disruption – Scott Allison, Marriott Hotels & Resorts of Canada

Tourism IS Economic Development – Dan Taylor, Dan Taylor Inc.

Moving Beyond First Impressions – Geoff Evans, Social Media Coach 

Marketing A Diverse Region – Kari Westlund, Travel Lane County Oregon

Ontario Tourism Update – Neil Coburn, Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport

Fresh Perspective on Tourism Opportunities – Barna Robinson, BAER Fishing Adventures

Creating Tourism Partnerships – Adriano Ciotoli, Windsor Eats

Ready or Not – Jillian Dickens, Bannikin Consulting

All About the Search & Referral Engine – Alex Kinninnmont  & Fraser Close, JackRabbit


Ontario’s Southwest Tourism Conference 2015


The 2015 OSW Tourism Conference was all about ‘Building Momentum’. Held in London at the Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, over 200 delegates participated in two days of guest speakers, informative sessions, networking, and of course, fun.


Click here to access the presentations from the 2015 Conference sessions.


Ontario’s Southwest Tourism Conference 2014


Held at Four Points by Sheraton in London, the theme of the 2014 conference was ‘Cruise to Success’. Once again, following the theme of our previous conferences, delegates once again took part in informative and educational sessions, received regional tourism updates, listened to a variety of guest keynote speakers, and had a great time networking with fellow tourism professionals.


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2014 Spring Conference Photos


Ontario’s Southwest Spring Conference 2013


Our second annual regional tourism conference was held in Windsor at St. Clair College & Hilton Windsor. Themed as “Share the Journey”, delegates participated in three days of keynote speakers, educational and informational sessions, and plenty of tourism fun.


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View pictures from the 2013 Conference. Thank you to Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island for sharing their photos with us.


OTMP-Reception2012 Ontario Tourism Summit Welcome Reception


As a part of the 2012 Ontario Tourism Summit, held in London, SWOTC and Tourism London held a Taste of Ontario’s Southwest Welcome Reception at Budweiser Gardens for conference delegates to come out and get a sample of the great culinary available in our region.


View photos from the reception. Thank you to TIAO for sharing the pictures.


2012 Regional Tourism Conference


Our first regional conference, held at the CASO Station in St. Thomas, was the launch of Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation as well as the Ontario’s Southwest brand and the tourism website. Delegates took part in plenary & sessions, listened to keynote speakers, and enjoyed networking with fellow tourism industry professionals and business owners/operators.


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View photos from the Spring Launch