Full Marketplace Schedule

Please note that the virtual appointments on November 1st & 2nd and the in-person sessions on November 3rd require separate registrations.

Members can register for one or both of these Marketplace events through the online registration portal.

Monday, November 1st

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-05:00).

Time (EST)Event
09:15 – 09:40Login, Setup, and Opening Remarks
09:40 – 09:55Monday Morning Kickoff
Sponsored by Northern Ontario
09:55 – 10:00Prepare for Appointments
10:00 – 11:29Virtual Marketplace Appointments (DMO)
11:29 – 11:44All-Delegate Break
11:44 – 13:22Virtual Marketplace Appointments (DMO)
13:22 – 14:20Lunch Break
Sponsored by Niagara Falls Tourism
14:20 – 15:49Virtual Marketplace Appointments (DMO)
15:49 – 16:04All-Delegate Break
16:04 – 17:42Virtual Marketplace Appointments (DMO)
17:42 – 18:30Buyer Networking Reception
Sponsored by Access Marketing/Travel Showcase
17:42 – 18:30Drop-In Networking Supplier Social

Tuesday, November 2nd

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-05:00).

Time (EST)Event
09:15 – 09:40 Login, Setup, and Opening Remarks
09:40 – 09:55Tuesday Morning Kickoff
Sponsored by Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island
10:00 – 11:29 Virtual Marketplace Appointments (non-DMO)
11:29 – 11:44 All-Delegate Break
11:44 – 13:22 Virtual Marketplace Appointments (non-DMO)
13:22 – 14:20Lunch Break
Sponsor Presentation by Ottawa Tourism
14:20 – 15:49 Virtual Marketplace Appointments (non-DMO)
15:49 – 16:04 All-Delegate Break
16:04 – 17:42 Virtual Marketplace Appointments (non-DMO)
17:42 – 18:30Drop-In All-Delegate Networking Social

Wednesday, November 3rd

Registration for the Wednesday sessions at the Delta Marriot Toronto Airport is available for $99 and is not included in the virtual appointment registration.

All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (UTC-05:00).

10:00 – 12:00OMCA Board of Directors Meeting
13:00 – 13:15Opening Remarks
13:15 – 14:00The Road to Recovery for Group Travel
Speaker TBA
Discover what forecasting data tells us about the future of the group tourism industry in
coming months and years. When will the demand for travel meet pre-pandemic levels?
What are travellers expecting from tourism operators? How can the government support
our recovery? Find out what the evidence tells us and how we can meet the needs of the
post-pandemic traveller.
14:00 – 14:30Break
14:30 – 15:15How Innovations Have Established the New Norm of Travel
Speaker TBA
Throughout the pandemic, tourism operators have had to adapt their services repeatedly
to meet the frequent changes in health protocols, to keep staff and travellers safe, and to
maintain the highest attainable level of traveller confidence. With travel and tourism finally
bouncing back, we can be certain that it will not look the same as it did two years ago.
Find out which changes are here to stay and learn about the innovations that stood out
amongst the rest with their creativity and ingenuity.
15:15 – 15:45Break
15:45 – 16:30What the Land Border Regulations Mean for Tourism Operators
Speaker TBA
Hear from experts on the current regulations of cross-border travel and what that means
for our industry. We will discuss the typical experience for travellers and operators before
their trip, at the border, on the other side, and returning home. Find out what your guest’s
experience is and how to make things as smooth as possible for them.
16:30 – 17:30Social Networking Reception