Ontario’s West Coast Tourism Summit to be held April 24, 2023

April 4, 2023

Huron County, Ontario – Tourism and hospitality businesses, and those working in the sector, are invited to the Ontario’s West Coast Tourism Summit. This one-day summit will be held at the Libro Community Hall, Clinton on Monday, April 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Attendees will learn from industry experts, network with others in the Huron County tourism sector, and hear about local tourism marketing and development initiatives.

“The County continues to support our dynamic tourism sector,” says Warden Glen McNeil. “In 2022, we welcomed 1.2 million visitors to Huron County, and that’s why we’re excited to work with our local partners and elevate tourism in Huron County.”

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Philip Mondor, President and CEO of Tourism HR Canada.  Mondor is an accomplished leader with 35 years of experience working with labour market professionals across Canada and abroad.  Mondor will be sharing insights about workforce shortages in the tourism sector and offering tools and strategies on how businesses can manage challenges as the region enters the busy summer tourism season.

Julie Sawchuk from Sawchuk Accessible Solutions will also be presenting at the event. Almost 22% of Canada’s population, aged 15 years and over, are living with some form of disability. Sawchuk will educate tourism business operators on how they can improve the accessibility of their businesses, ensuring Huron County is welcoming to all.

Other speakers and presentations at the summit will include Diana MacDonald from Ipsos, who will share a report on the Tourism Economic Impact in Huron County, and Regional Tourism Organization 4 will give an overview of Sustainable Tourism initiatives including a sneak peek at four new Ontario’s West Coast cycling tourism itineraries.

The registration fee for the Ontario’s West Coast Tourism Summit is $20 plus HST and includes lunch along with tastings from local beer and wine producers.

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ontarios-west-coast-tourism-summit-tickets-595909801257.

The Ontario’s West Coast Tourism Summit is organized by Huron County Economic Development in partnership with Municipality of Central Huron, Municipality of Huron East, Township of North Huron, Town of Goderich, and Regional Tourism Organization 4.


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)