Upcoming Industry Events

Eastern-Market-Detroit-2015-26Pure Michigan Learning Tour

April 4th – 5th, 2017  – Leaving from Windsor


Tourism stakeholders from Ontario’s Southwest are invited to join the two -day, one-night learning tour in Michigan State. Learn from experts across the border and meet new contacts from Canada and the United States.


Learn about… Food incubators, specialty culinary experiences, wineries, unique breweries, destination development, alternative accommodations and more!


Who should take the tour?


Entrepreneurs, small business owners, tourism operators and attraction, farmers, chefs, non-profit representatives, local government officials, Chambers of Commerce, Destination Management Organizations, BIAs and others.


Cost: $250 CDN per person


Includes motor coach transportation, hotel accommodation and some meals. Participants must have valid passport and are responsible for their own health/travel insurance.


Click here for highlights of what’s in store. 


Register Online NOW! 

Limited spots available!



Business Excellence Awards 

April 5th, 2017 – Caledonia LIONS Hall, Caledonia


Haldimand County’s Mayor and Council invite business owners from all sectors across Haldimand, as well as representatives from Chambers of Commerce, Business Improvement Areas and community agencies to attend the Business Excellence Awards.

7:30 – 8:00 am – Buffet Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 am – Speakers and Awards


RSVP by March 30th here.


Introduction to Birding Workshop

May 13, 2017 – Long Point Bird Observatory, Long Point


From warblers, thrushes, and swallows to waterfowl, spring migration brings a large diversity of birds to Ontario. Come celebrate Migratory Bird Day with Bird Studies Canada Biologist and Science Educator Jody Allair by joining our Introduction to Birding program on Saturday, May 13 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Invite friends or family members out to learn about our local birds, identify spring migrants, and become more familiar with using binoculars and field guides.


This event is free, and is a great fit for anyone who has thought about taking up birding but didn’t know where to start! We’ll meet at the Long Point Bird Observatory Old Cut Field Station in Long Point, Ontario. Come prepared for the weather and outdoor trails. Bring your binoculars and bird guides, if you have them (if not, these will be provided). Please register by contacting Jody at 519-586-3531 ext. 117 or


OTEC Service Excellence Training Programs – OTEC Learning Centre, Toronto

Service Excellence Dynamics eLearning


This Anytime, Anywhere eLearning workshop will help provide you the knowledge and skills to increase customer loyalty and create memorable experiences.


More information and registration.




If you have any upcoming tourism industry events, please e-mail JT Uppal with a brief description outlining the event.