PROGRAM

Destination Direct Canada offers participants an action-packed agenda focused on fostering dialogue between fellow Hosted Buyers and DMO representatives.  It’s about education and creating mutually-beneficial relationships so that association meetings and conferences can thrive. The organizational team is hard at work to bring you an amazing program in 2019.  Here is a preliminary schedule, which is still subject to change without notice.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019 – ARRIVAL OF DMOs and EARLY HOSTED BUYERS (West Coast)

-Hosted Buyer transfers from Airport/Train to Host Hotel – Albert at Bay Suite Hotel
-DDC Hospitality Lounge – Albert at Bay Suite Hotel

MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019 – HOSTED BUYER ARRIVAL DAY

10:15 — Hosted Buyer briefing session – Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown
11:00 — Hosted Buyer Site Visit tour option # 1 – Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown
11:00 — DMO Briefing session – Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown
11:30 — Educational Luncheon with Hosted Buyers, DMO Partners and Sponsors – Hosted by the Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown
13:30 — Hosted Buyer Site Visit tour option # 2 – Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown
13:40 — Hosted Buyer Appointments** Albert at Bay Suite Hotel (afternoon)
18:00 — Welcome Reception / Networking Dinner with Hosted Buyers, DMO Partners and Sponsors – Location TBD
21:00 — DDC Hospitality Suite – Albert at Bay Suite Hotel

**Hosted buyer appointments are open to planners and association executives from outside the Ottawa-area

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2019 – HOSTED BUYER APPOINTMENTS & REVEAL SOCIAL!

6:30 – 8:30 — Group Breakfast (at Leisure) – Albert at Bay Suite Hotel
8:30 — Hosted Buyer Appointments in private suites (all day) – Albert at Bay Suite Hotel
12:30 — Group Lunch – Albert at Bay Suite Hotel
14:00 — Hosted Buyer Appointments resume – Albert at Bay Suite Hotel
17:30 – 21:00 — Networking Dinner Reception – Transfer to REVEAL Social 2019 – Location TBD

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019 – CSAE TETE-A-TETE SHOW & EDUCATION AT THE EY CENTRE

6:30 — Transfer to CSAE Tete a Tete for Hosted Buyers & DMOs – EY Centre
7:00 — Complimentary Breakfast
7:45 — Keynote Presentation
9:15 — CSAE Tradeshow –
12:00 — Complimentary Lunch & Keynote
13:30 — Tradeshow resumes
14:00 — Hosted Buyer Departures/Transfers to airport & train station throughout afternoon/evening
15:00 — Return transfer to hotel for Hosted Buyers who are extending their stay