Michelle Rutty

The Boating Ontario Conference & Trade Show is a MUST attend for Ontario’s recreational marine industry!  The lineup of presenters and workshops will provide owners and managers with invaluable ideas and solutions for their business. Join your industry peers at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario from Sunday December  – Tuesday December 3, 2013.
The roster of presenters is an impressive one including….
 Michelle Rutty – Climate Change and Ontario Tourism: Understanding the Risks and Opportunities
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report last month. The report indicated with even greater certainty that observed climate change is caused by human activities and regardless of the success of international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, further global warming and changes in extreme weather are inevitable in the 21st century.  What are the climate changes expected to occur in Ontario and what could these changes mean for Ontario tourism?  This presentation will examine the risks and opportunities for tourism, the boating industry, and your business.

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