Learn How to Add Your Business to & Rural Tourism Symposium

Two great tourism events to support your business featured in the latest visitgrey newsletter.



Rural Tourism Symposium

Headwaters Tourism, in partnership with Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism, invites rural tourism stakeholders, destination marketing organizations and tourism businesses to join us for our first Rural Tourism Symposium: Where Tourism Gets Real.  


This collaborative undertaking, supported by Grey County Tourism, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, and the Town of Orangevilleis a one-day event designed to raise the profile of rural tourism as an integral part of the provincial and national visitor experience, and will include content specifically targetted to the rural tourism industry.

This symposium will inspire tourism operators to develop Ontario and Canadian signature experiences that align with our provincial and national tourism partners; and will feature keynote speaker Lisa Lavecchia from Destination Ontario, as well as speakers from Destination Canada and other rural tourism destinations across the province.

Discover best practices in rural tourism, be inspired by rural tourism leaders, and help us give a voice to the importance of rural destinations in showcasing the best of Ontario and Canada.

Taking place at Orangeville’s Town Hall Opera House on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, the agenda will include:

  • Keynote presentation from Lisa Lavecchia, President & CEO of Destination Ontario
  • Presentations from Destination Canada
  • Panel discussions with rural tourism business leaders
  • Moderated forums with local, provincial and national tourism leaders delving into some of the issues specifically encountered by rural tourism businesses and destinations
  • Networking opportunities with rural tourism stakeholders from across the province
  • And of course some of the best food, beverage & hospitality provided by Headwaters region purveyors


Partnership opportunities now available:  Rural Tourism Symposium – sponsorship opportunities

Ontario Tourism - Business Listing Tutorial - January 23, 2018

Ontario Tourism representatives will be coming to Grey County in January to lead a tutorial on 'adding a free' tourism business listing to .  They will discuss the importance of the promotion and speak to the viewers demographics and visitation numbers.  More details to come.

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Times: 9:30 - 12pm AND 1:30 - 4pm (Two Tutorials/ Same content)
Location: 595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound (Valley Room)
Register:  AM Session   PM Session

>Watch for the official invite

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