Oct 7, 2022

Deerhurst ResortNovember 28th to 30th at Deerhurst Resort, join over 200 delegates who have already registered to attend the 2022 Boating Ontario Conference. We have secured an UNBELIEVABLE room rate for you in the main building of just $129 per night!!…just try to find that rate anywhere in Ontario. The rate is available until November 7th, so call to book your room at the resort as soon as possible using the Group Code: Boating Ontario.

The Boating Ontario Annual Conference is constantly evolving to ensure it encompasses all aspects of our ever-changing industry. Below are just some of the awesome things you can expect this year…oh did we mention that we think it’s time to have a Christmas Party??

Meaningful Networking and Content that Counts

The three-day conference is jam packed with engaging content built around the two most requested topics voted by you; Leadership, Work/Life Balance and Staffing Strategies. Here are just a few of the highlights:

• BOATS (Boating Ontario Annual Trade Show) - Network with over 35 trade members in the recreational boating industry

• Opening Keynote Drew Dudley – With more than five million views, his TED talk “Everyday Leadership (The Lollipop Moment)” proved that leadership is not a characteristic of an elite few, but one that lives within us all. Through his high-energy talks, Dudley shares practical and actionable insights on creating cultures of leadership that lead to higher levels of pride, productivity, happiness, and retention.

• Thought provoking and best practice breakout sessions: Topics ranging from HR Solutions to effective communications, employee benefits and Workplace Safety & Prevention Services.

• Economic Outlook panel, featuring 4 industry experts

• Tuesday Afternoon Keynote - Marc Gordon-Customer Experience Expert - Marc is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of customer experience. With over 25 years of marketing and sales experience in a number of diverse industries, he has built a reputation for providing insightful concepts that are both innovative and effective.

• Tuesday Closing Keynote Adam Rodricks – “The Art of the Possible” - Take your social media marketing and digital awareness to the next level.

• North Pole themed Christmas Awards Gala Reception and Dinner

• Wednesday Opening Keynote - J.D. Ney from JD Power & Associates - Driving an Outstanding Customer Experience in 2023 & Beyond

• Boating Ontario Annual Meeting (AM)

• Closing Keynote Michelle Cederberg - “The Success-Energy Reset”- An in-demand speaker, author, coach and consultant, she believes that personal and professional success is directly influenced by how well we harness the physical, mental and emotional capacity we each have within us.

• Multiple networking opportunities and SO much more!

Click here for more information & to register today! 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Deerhurst for an unforgettable event!

Boating Ontario Contact: Lesley Hough Membership & Communications Coordinator (888) 547-6662 ext. 222
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