2024 Tourism Symposium

Event Date *NEW DATE* Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 9am-4:30pm

Event Location Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Markham

Join us for our much-anticipated Central Counties Tourism 2024 Symposium: Tourism Now on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, presented by Destination Markham, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Markham.

This year’s event focuses on embracing new technologies and learning how they can work for tourism. As always, we will be fueling creativity and colloboration, and strengthening business excellence through a mix of speakers and panel sessions.

Your ticket includes: a day of learning, idea sharing, and networking (including a happy hour social event, sponsored by Destination Markham!),  registration coffee and treats, catered lunch, afternoon break, take-home gift, and exclusive offers for attendees!

Topics include:

  • Integrating GenAI: A Practical Guide for Tourism Professionals
  • New Experience Development through Collaboration
  • Rethinking Recruitment in a Competitive Labour Market
  • Augmented Reality

Full agenda to be released soon!

* Note: Date has been changed from April 8 to April 9 in response to a GTA wide PA Day now taking place on April 8 tied to the solar eclipse that day that may impact attendance.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Central Counties Tourism Symposium is the largest annual gathering of tourism-related businesses from the York, Durham, and Headwaters regions.

Sponsorship of the Tourism Symposium is a cost-effective way to support your businesses/organizations that are dedicated to growing the visitor economy. Our sponsors are given the opportunity to showcase their organization and tourism initiatives to an audience of active members in the tourism community.

For table sponsorship opportunities, contact your region’s Industry Relations Manager directly:

York Region:  Sara Sterling at ssterling@centralcounties.ca
Durham Region: Lisa John-Mackenzie at  ljohn-mackenzie@centralcounties.ca
Headwaters Region: Sarah Gratta at sgratta@centralcounties.ca

For all other sponsorship opportunities, contact Chuck Thibeault at cthibeault@centralcounties.ca.

2024 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Destination Markham Logo

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Brock - Breath it in.
Durham Tourism
VFF Logo
Visit Caledon Logo
Whitby Logo

Venue Sponsor


Central Counties is located North of Toronto


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