Tourism Thunder Bay will have a presence at the 2009 Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) being held at the Toronto Metro Convention Center November 25-27th.
Look for us at booth 614 where we'll be promoting Thunder Bay as an ideal meeting and convention location to the thousands of delegates looking for the "unconventional convention" destination. Many of these associations have branches in Thunder Bay and thus a reason to meet here. Its part of our enhanced meeting and convention attraction strategy that focuses on segments that have connections to the city already, making them more likely to consider us as a destination.
As part of our overall strategy to promote Thunder Bay as one of Canada's best outdoor cities, we've integrated the uniqueness of our geography into our meeting and convention strategy, focusing on unique venues such as Fort William Historical Park (www.fwhp.ca) or Whitewater Golf Club (www.whitewatergolf.com) quality convention hotels and unique corporate retreat locations. We have also begun integrating the cities leisure and culinary activities into conference attraction efforts, encouraging organizers and delegates to get out of the meeting rooms and enjoy the slopes, the lake, an attraction of iconic culinary experience while here.
Its also a great national venue to promote our superior air connectivity and we'll be letting delegates know about Porter (http://www.flyporter.com/), Jazz (http://www.aircanada.com/) and Westjet (http://www.westjet.com/) connections from major centers as well as our regional air partners Bearskin (http://www.bearskinairlines.com/) and Wasaya (http://www.wasaya.com/). Being so well served is one of our strategic advantages over other Northern Ontario cities and being geographically centered in Canada makes us a convenient location for national and international gatherings.
If your in the area, stop by and chat with Rose Marie Tarnowski, our Meeting and Convention Coordinator.