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Feb 23

Lanark County Tourism Association Annual Gerenal Meeting

The Ginger Cafe
132 Coleman St.Carleton Place, ON
Ottawa Valley South

Date: Feb 23rd, 2017 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

You are invited to join the Lanark County Tourism Association Board of Directors for our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017!

This is your opportunity to step up and take a place on the Board of Directors, put in your two cents about what our organization did well in 2016 and what you'd like to see in 2017. It's also a good time brainstorm tourism with industry leaders in Lanark County, and a convenient way to get your membership renewal into the right hands!

Please RSVP to lanarkcountytourismassociation@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Bring your membership renewal with you and kill two birds with one stone!

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Mar 01

Trailhead Hastings County

Sword Inn
146 Hastings St. N.
Bancroft, Ontario, ON
North Hastings

Date: Mar 1st, 2017 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


The Trailhead "Event" series celebrates trail success coast to coast. Developed in Ontario Trailhead Conference showcases the best of the trail economy, trail activity, programs, services, marketing and communication. Join us as the Ontario Trails Council brings knowledgable experts from across Ontario and Canada – developers of word class trails systems – to Trailhead Hastings! These experts have developed trails in National Parks, Conservation Areas, Affected Personal Well-being, developed provincial tourism modalities, built partnerships and new relationships, and as managers of infrastructure made investments that made a trail economy where they work and live. They will lend our communities their knowledge so Hastings can have an improved, maximized, robust, sustainable trails economy through existing and future greenways and trails. If you are a trail user, club supporter, volunteer, county staff in health, economic development, tourism, or a land manager of parks, county forest, conservation area or federal lands – you will want to be part of our discussion on Hastings Centric development plans, supportive policies, leading maintenance techniques, as well as  opportunities for new services, supported business, revitalized communities. Check us out online for more information and a full listing of presenters. Early bird ticket pricing available until January 31, 2017. Register here: http://bit.ly/TrailheadHastingsCounty

Cost: $60 early bird pricing. $120 regular pricing.

For more information, contact:

Mar 01-03

Festival and Events Conference 2017

Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre
229 Great Northern Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, ON

Starts: Mar 1st, 2017 9:00 am
Ends: Mar 3rd, 2017 10:30 pm


The festival and event industry is growing at a rapid pace in Ontario. Have you thought about how you are going to stand out this year? FEO boasts vibrant presentation, collaborative industry education, in-depth workshops and outstanding opportunity to keep abreast of trends within the industry, learn from and network with top industry experts. With the industry united under one roof, this is your opportunity to share ideas, collaborate with colleagues, celebrate the successes of the past year and even shop at our marketplace filled with suppliers ready to meet your product and services needs.

Cost: Early Bird Pricing Available until Feb 3rd.

For more information, contact:
(519) 742-2226

May 18-19

DIGIMARCON CANADA 2017 - Digital Marketing Conference

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
525 Bay St
toronto, ON

Starts: May 18th, 2017 9:00 am
Ends: May 19th, 2017 4:00 pm


"If you want to be successful in digital marketing, you can’t miss DIGIMARCON CANADA 2017! DIGIMARCON CANADA 2017 Digital Marketing Conference will be held from May 18th to 19th, 2017 at the luxurious Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. DIGIMARCON CANADA 2017 Conference showcases the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, best practices, and insights from successful digital marketing campaigns. Whether it’s building customer loyalty, increasing sales, improving lead generation, or driving greater consumer engagement, the DIGIMARCON CANADA 2017 program has been specifically designed to help attendees develop their audience. Attendees will learn how to build traffic, create brand awareness, improve customer service and develop better use of digital tools internally to drive more productive business outcomes. Immerse yourself in topics such as Content Strategy, Web Experience Management, Usability/Design, Mobile Marketing, Customer Engagement, Social Media, Targeting & Optimization, Branded Search, Marketing Automation, Analytics & Data and much, much more! DIGIMARCON CANADA 2017 offers all of the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Awesome keynotes, expert panels, plus solutions providers and their tools for digital marketing – all in a dynamic, community-based setting. Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebook full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success. With plenty of networking opportunities, it is the perfect place to build a professional network, find business partners, generate new ideas, and learn. Come to DIGIMARCON CANADA 2017 and discover how to thrive as a marketer in a world where everything is digital. Take advantage of our super saver registration rates and secure your seat early. For more details visit http://digimarconcanada.ca."

Cost: 595

For more information, contact:
(800) 805-5385

May 25

Spring Business & Leadership Conference

1 College Way
Pembroke, On, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: May 25th, 2017 7:30 am to 5:00 pm


Algonquin College is presenting its 3rd annual Spring Business and Leadership Conference in response to the County’s growing need for local, affordable, quality professional development opportunities.

This year's excellent line-up of professional presenters will offer these workshops:
Keynote Speaker – Jim Kyte:  A Story of Perseverance. From the NHL to the World of Academia

Workshop #1 – How to be a Courageous Leader in Today’s Competitive Landscape
Workshop #2 – 6 Easy Marketing Steps for the Small Business
Workshop #3 – 5 Simple Questions to Help Any Business Build a Sustainable Competitive Strategy
Workshop #4– The Labour Market Squeeze: How Will Your Organization Manage?
Workshop #5 – Public and Media Relations-It Matters to Your Business
Workshop #6 – Cultural Diversity: Transforming Rural Workforces
Workshop #7 – Social Media and Your Brand



Cost: Early Bird Pricing $199+tax (Until Mar 31)

For more information, contact:
Jamie Bramburger
(613) 735-4700 x.2756

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The Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is one of 13 Regional Tourism Organizations created by the Ontario government to increase tourism to the province. The OHTO covers a large region in eastern Ontario which includes the counties of Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Lanark, Lennox and Addington, and Renfrew.

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Our office hours are 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization
9 International Drive, Suite 129
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5

Phone: 613-629-6486

Toll Free: 855-629-6486

Fax: 613-629-6488

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