Shop America Alliance LLC (SAA) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) have announced plans to present the second annual Shop The World Tourism Conference: Canada in Toronto at the Ted Rogers School of Management of Ryerson University on Monday, October 15, 2012. The conference is co-sponsored by Tourism Toronto.
This executive level educational and networking program is designed for retail, shopping center and tourism professionals who want to better understand the benefits of attracting tourist to their shopping centers and retail districts. Presenting Partners, Rosemary McCormick, President of Shop America Alliance and Tim McGuiness, Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers are the producers of this event and will chair the seminar. A reception hosted by Tourism Toronto will follow the program.
The Shop The World Tourism Conference: Canada faculty features the leading shopping center, outlet and tourism experts and local tourism leaders with great success stories to share. Noted presented include Susan Sweeney, President of SusanSweeney.com; Art Jimenez, Senior Director of Leisure Sales, Las Vegas CVA/Shop Las Vegas; Kim MacGregor, Research Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Lorrie King, Director, Deloitte & Touche; Dr. Kelly MacKay, Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management and Director, Institute for Tourism & Hospitality Research for Ted Rogers School of Management; Pamela Laite, Director of Industry Relations, Tourism Toronto; Rose Hapanowich, Director of Marketing, Destiny USA; Ann Fairley, Vice President of Ontario Motor Coach Association; Ted Goldenberg, Director, Gateway Coach lines and Michelle Tupman, Director of Operations for the Great Canadian Holidays.