Spotlight on national priorities with Minister Seamus O’Regan, Parks Canada and national tourism partners at Hospitality NL’s 2018 Conference & Trade Show

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to have the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South—Mount Pearl, address delegates at its upcoming Conference and Trade Show.

Kicking off the final day of Conference activities, Minister O’Regan will bring greetings on behalf of the Federal Department of Small Business and Tourism. Hospitality NL is also pleased to have Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains and Chair of the All-Party Tourism Caucus, attending this year’s event. MP Hutchings will introduce and moderate a National Tourism Panel comprised of leaders from four of Canada’s leading national tourism organizations: Charlotte Bell, Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC); Keith Henry, Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada; Maureen Riley, Destination Canada; and Philip Mondor, Tourism HR Canada. Each panelist will provide a synopsis of key national initiatives and priorities, followed by a discussion and Q&A to discuss how Newfoundland and Labrador fits into the national picture and how this province can maximize on and support these national efforts.

Also taking place on February 22, the Parks Canada Luncheon will feature guest speaker, David Millar, Executive Director, Atlantic with Parks Canada, as well as the presentation of the Sustainable Tourism Award.

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Due to the strong support of the local tourism industry, Hospitality NL’s Conference has sold out! In 2018, Hospitality NL will celebrate 35 years of serving as the voice of tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador and working with the members to build amazing industry growth and progress. The 35th Annual Conference & Trade Show will feature an exciting line-up of sessions and events, a supplier-focused trade show and exclusive learning and networking opportunities for all tourism stakeholders in attendance.

Hospitality NL’s Annual Conference and Trade Show is the largest annual gathering of tourism operators within the province and is taking place in St. John’s, February 20-22, 2018. Visit to learn more!