WHEN

NOVEMBER

3RD - 4TH, 2016

WHERE

COCHRANE

ONTARIO

VENUE

POLAR BEAR

HABITAT

COST

$75.00

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

$100.00

AFTER OCTOBER 21ST

GOLD

SPONSORS

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SILVER

SPONSORS

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BRONZE

SPONSORS

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THE NeCN SNOWMOBILE SUMMIT

JOIN US FOR THIS IMPORTANT SESSION

Building the World's Best Snowmobile Destination

Calling all businesses, tourism operators, snowmobile riders, associations, communities, government, and regional industry stakeholders in Northern Ontario. The Northeast Community Network (NeCN) organizing committee invites you to the first NeCN Snowmobile Summit event, to be held at the Polar Bear Habitat, in Cochrane, Ontario.

This exciting summit will be a two-day event held on Thursday, November 3rd, and Friday, November 4th, 2016. It is one of several components making up a larger project being undertaken by the NeCN in their efforts to “Build the World’s Best Snowmobile Destination” in Northeastern Ontario.

SUMMIT ITINERARY

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2016

1:00pm – 1:30pm | Registration & Networking
1:30pm – 1:40pm | Introduction Video & Opening Remarks
1:45pm – 3:15pm | Keynote Address


Matt Ballard – President & CEO at Charleston Area Alliance and Former Executive Director of the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority


3:15pm – 4:00pm | Industry Panel


Sean Mackey – President, M&M Hospitality
JP Ouellette – CAO, Town of Cochrane
Candace Fortin – General Manager, Cabin Fever Motorsports
Joe McDonald – Owner & Operator, Abitibi Base Camp
Sean Frawley – General Manager, Halfway Haven Lodge


4:00pm – 4:30pm | Question & Answer Period
4:30pm – 4:45pm | Wrap Up
4:45pm – 6:30pm | Networking Reception
6:30pm – 8:00pm | Interactive Dinner

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016

8:00am – 9:00am | Breakfast With Special Guest (Travel Writer, FCMQ)


Yves Ouellet – La Fédération des Clubs de Motoneigistes du Québec


9:00am – 9:30am | Tourism Northern Ontario Product Team Update
9:30am – 10:00am | Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Update


 Mike Clewer – Director Strategy & Business Development, OFSC


10:00am – 10:30am | OTMPC Projects & Snowmobile Campaigns


 Claude Aumont  – Partnership Coordinator, Ontario Tourism


10:30am – 10:45am | Break
10:45am – 11:15am | Project Findings To Date
11:15am – 12:30pm | Opportunities & Solutions Roundtable Discussion
12:30pm – 2:00pm | Working Lunch – Setting Priorities
2:00pm – 2:15pm | Next Steps
2:15pm – 2:30pm | Wrap Up & Departure

THE SUMMIT HOTEL

bw-logoBook your room at the Best Western Swan Castle Inn, located in downtown Cochrane. Unfortunately, our reserved block of rooms are now sold out; however, there are still rooms available at regular price.

AGENDA

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SPONSOR

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LOCATION

MORE DETAILS

The NeCN Snowmobile Summit will mobilize regional stakeholders and help identify priority actions to be undertaken in order to improve the quality of all snowmobile products and services in the area. The program for the summit will include guest speakers, panelists, facilitated round-table discussions, and networking activities.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU…
  • Snowmobile tourism best practices
  • Industry experts’ take on snowmobile tourism
  • Exclusive tricks of the trade
  • Practical business tools
TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT
  • Increase the economic impact snowmobiling has on the region
  • Build a snowmobile destination that makes everyone’s bucket list
  • Create a strong network among operators, businesses and clubs
  • Work together to promote the region and cater to the rider’s needs

REGISTER NOW | CONFIRM ATTENDANCE

While we hope to have as much input as possible, the event venue holds a capacity of one hundred (100) persons. In order to guarantee your attendance, please follow the instructions below, which will allow you to pay for and print your ticket(s).

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