The Brock Tourism Networking Event is an exciting new initiative developed in collaboration between the faculty, staff and students in the Department of Geography and Tourism Studies. Learn more below.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:00 – 8:30pm
Pond Inlet, Brock University
Thank you to all of our sponsors for making this event possible!
City of St. Catharines, Tourism Services
About the Organization: The City of St. Catharines is located in the heart of Niagara Wine County. St. Catharines is home to unique festivals, cultural events, wine and culinary experiences nestled along the shore of Lake Ontario. The role of Tourism Services is to support both the City’s corporate and the broader tourism sector’s objectives.
Social Media: @TourismSTC
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)
About the Organization: We advocate the importance of tourism as an economic driver and job creator in order to serve the interests of Ontario’s diverse tourism industry and business community. Our association comprises regional tourism organizations, destination marketing organizations, sector associations, businesses and educators. Collectively, we represent more than 186,000 businesses and 389,000 employees.
Social Media: Twitter (@tiaotweets) Facebook (@tiaontario) LinkedIn (Tourism Industry Association of Ontario) Instagram (@TIAOgram)
About the Organization: Venture Niagara is a Community Futures Development Corporation providing financing to SME’s and community economic development. Venture Niagara is associated with several tourism organizations in the Niagara Region, including: Niagara Cycling Tourism Centre, Thorold Tourism, Niagara Tourism Network, and Art in the Open.
Social Media: Twitter (@NiagaraVenture) Facebook (@Venture.Niagara)
Vineland Estates Winery
About the Organization: Open all year, Vineland Estates Winery is not only the home of fine wine and cuisine, but an unmatched touring facility and wine country destination.
Social Media: @VinelandEstates
About the Organization: Servicing Welland, Port Colborne and area with bicycle rentals where you want them, where you want them! Explore the South Coast by Bicycle. There is no better way to take in all that Port Colborne and the surrounding Niagara area has to offer then by bicycle while enjoying the ability to stop on a dime for that perfect scenic shot, listen to the birds chirping, waterfalls running, or wind rushing past your face while Mountain Biking in the Hood! Tours launching Summer of 2018.
Social Media: @CycleLogicalRentals
CERF Niagara/Tourisme Franco-Niagara
About the Organization: CERF-Niagara provides individual employment counselling and job search support to help job-seekers find work as quickly as possible. Browse through our site and find out about the full range of services available in around the Niagara Region. We also offer recruitment services to area employers and post job offers at no cost on our website.
Websites: www.cerfniagara.com/en/ | www.bonjourniagara.com/
Social Media: @CERFNiagara
Destination Ontario, Travel Information Centres
About the Organization: Destination Ontario is an agency of the Government of Ontario with a vision to position Ontario as a preferred global destination. Destination Ontario’s mission is to generate increased visitation by Ontario, Canadian and international tourists, enhance tourism expenditures in Ontario, and contribute to provincial economic prosperity through impactful marketing and results oriented investment partnerships.
Social Media: @OntarioTravel
About the Organization: The most famous restaurant in Niagara Falls – The Skylon Tower offers 2 great levels of fine dining – both 775 feet above the Falls! Choose from our world-famous Revolving Dining Room Restaurant and savour award-winning continental cuisine or select our family-affordable Summit Suite Buffet Dining Room restaurant.
Social Media: @SkylonTower
HI-Niagara Falls Hostel
About the Organization: HI-Niagara Falls is a small and cosy hostel held by an international and friendly team! During the summer, join us for a BBQ in the backyard or a trip to Crystal Beach. The hostel offers a bicycle rental service for you to discover the vineyards in the region or cycle down to the falls. Located just by the bus station, the hostel is at a 30-minute walk from the famous Niagara Falls.
Social Media: Facebook (@hostellingniagara) Twitter (@HINiagaraHostel)
Mortgage Intelligence – TheMortgageGuyNiagara.com
About the Organization: Mortgage Intelligence, along with affiliated company Invis, is one of the largest and most respected national mortgage brokerages in Canada, with Mortgage Consultants across the country, in every province, with representation in small and large cities; urban and rural areas.
Social Media: LinkedIn, Twitter (@StephenDainard) Facebook (TheMortgageGuyNiagara)
Scotiabank Convention Centre
About the Organization: Scotiabank Convention Centre (SCCN) in Niagara Falls, Canada, is the region’s largest meetings and conventions facility. Located only steps away from the famous waterfall, and directly inside the Fallsview Tourist District, this state-of-the-art venue boasts more than 150,000 sq. ft. of open, flexible space. We are an easy drive from three international airports, and offer over 4,000 branded guest rooms within a five minute walk. With surroundings that include world-renowned wineries and rich agricultural lands, our menus are crafted using locally sourced products and seasonally fresh ingredients. This is all matched by our best-in-class performance and dedication to service excellence.
Social Media: @SCCNiagara
Why should you attend the 2018 Brock Tourism Networking Event?
- Connect with tourism industry experts
- Light refreshments provided
- No cost to attend
- Giveaways and prizes
- Free LinkedIn headshots
- and more!
Event registration will be open exclusively to Geography and Tourism Studies students until March 9th. If tickets are still available after this date, registration will open to other Brock students until March 15th.
Limited tickets are available for this event on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will open after reading week.
There are two steps to register for this event:
This event is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your organization to approximately 100 Brock University students, including those studying Tourism and Geography.
The four main objectives of this event are to:
- Connect Brock students, faculty, and staff with tourism industry partners;
- Give Brock students the chance to learn from tourism industry experts;
- Discuss employment and research opportunities in the tourism industry; and
- Identify experiential education opportunities in the local tourism industry.
There are a variety of sponsorship options available to promote your company to maximize exposure and value. These are outlined in our Sponsorship Package.
5:45pm: Student registration opens
6:00pm: Opening remarks
6:10pm: Roundtable and vendor booth networking (see description below)
7:25pm: Roundtable networking session concludes
7:40pm: Networking (see description below)
8:25pm: Closing remarks from the Department Chair
8:30pm: Event concludes
Roundtable and Vendor Booth Networking (6:10pm)
During this session tourism industry experts will share their experiences with small groups of students in 15 minute roundtable discussions. Students will have the opportunity to visit four roundtables and the vendor booths during this time.
During this session, students will be encouraged to network with industry experts. Students will have the opportunity to continue conversations from the roundtable networking session, or engage in new discussions.