E-Tourism Conference Connects to Digital and Mobile Technologies

This week the Tourism Industry Association of Canada is presenting Canada-e-Connect – Canada’s e-Tourism Strategy Conference – in Toronto on January 21-23rd. The Canada-e-Connect conference is Canada’s premier tourism/technology event, providing insight into the strategies, future trends, and developments and innovative business practices for the Canadian tourism industry in the digital age, organizers describe.

CEC’s 2009 program will bring leading experts from the tourism industry together with innovators from the technology sector. Keynote addresses and panel discussions between industry leaders will provide important insight into the emerging trends in e-tourism including digital marketing, social media, mobile technology and Web 2.0.

Canada-e-Connect 2009 will feature a stellar lineup of speakers, including some of the most compelling international authorities and innovators in the area of travel and tourism. Among the industry experts who will appear are:

Dr. Ian Fenwick, author of DigiMarketing: The Essential Guide to New Media and Digital Marketing

Terry O’Reilly, Broadcaster and Co-Founder, Pirate Entertainment Group

Diane Clarkson, Analyst, Forrester Research Inc.

Joe Buhler, Principal, buhlerworks, and Senior Destination Marketing Analyst, PhoCusWright

Ted Souder, Head of Industry, Travel, Midwest, Google, Inc.