Friday, 13 April 2012

2nd Annual Tourism Summit

This information has just come to my attention from the Cape Breton events sheet, and so I am passing it along to all my followers. Sounds like it will be very interesting.

« Climate change - challenge or opportunity? »

Chéticamp, Nova Scotia April 17th, 18th and 19th, 2012

Cape-Breton's Chéticamp region will once again welcome delegates from all over Atlantic Canada to its second annual Tourism summit. This year`s theme is on climate change and the challenges and opportunities it brings to the tourism industry. As a follow up to last year's successful summit on experiential tourism, this year's summit includes a great variety of exciting events.

The summit kicks off in fine style with an official reception on Tuesday evening that includes the launch of the 2012 Chéticamp region visitor's guide. This will be followed by a few guest speakers including a conference on the theme "buy local" by renown international chef, Alain Bossé.

M. Bossé will also do a two day workshop on the culinary arts and customer service beginning on Tuesday morning and culminating with a banquet on the evening of Wednesday, April18th, prepared by M. Bossé and the workshop participants. This culinary feast will be followed by a traditional Acadian kitchen party at its finest.

Wednesday is set aside for a full program on the main theme of this year's summit « Climate change..challenge or opportunity ». Parks Canada will be presenting a workshop on the subject of coyotes and the Ecology Action Center will be addressing the adaptation of our coastal communities to climate change and how our sector may better prepare as a result.

We invite all tourism stakeholders in Cape Breton and in Atlantic Canada as a whole to take part in this bilingual Summit, but we hope to see many of our local operators in order to foster greater dialogue and engagement in the sector. If you cannot attend the day time workshops, you can still participate in the evening events such as the opening reception or purchasing a ticket to the banquet/kitchen party.

As you can see, this is one event you do not want to miss. To register or for more information contact :

La Société Saint-Pierre

C.P. 430

Chéticamp, Nouvelle-Écosse

B0E 1H0

Tel.: (902)224-2642

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