Videoconferences and discussions

IMPORTANT: Times are in Esatern Daylight Time (same as New York)  EDT (UTC-04:00)

THESE VIDEOCONFERENCES AND DISCUSSIONS ARE OFFERED IN PARALLELE TO THE APPOINTMENT PERIODS.
Broadcast at a specific time and the available at any time on the platform during the event. Registration to the videoconference package is required. 

before the event

Included in Bienvenue Québec’s program two videoconferences will be presented ahead of the event. Please note that they will also be available on the web platform during the event.

Videoconference: THE BonjourQuébec BRAND, I EMBODY IT !
(Offered in French)

Date: Thursday, September 9 from 10 am to 11 am

Description: In a highly competitive landscape, successful destinations are those that project a strong, attractive, and consistent brand image. To seduce tourists and develop Quebec's brand awareness and its positioning as a "world-class sustainable destination", all tourism stakeholders in Québec are called upon to share common values, pillars and messages, and that will ultimately unit them and ensure that collectively we shine even brighter.

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How to participate?
Eligible Bienvenue Québec participants will receive the connection link 72 hours prior the webcast.
Videoconference:  Market update: French, American and Canadian
(Offered in French)

Date: Tuesday, October 5 from 10 am to 11 am

Description: What are their travel habits? What type of travelers will they be after the pandemic? This videoconference will provide an update on the French, American and Canadian markets.

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How to participate?
Eligible Bienvenue Québec participants will receive the connection link 72 hours prior the webcast.

during the event

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25

11 AM TO 11:45 AM

Discussion: Buyers' reality - How tourism suppliers can help ?
(Offered in French)

Real-life situation: We have reached 75% of the population vaccinated with the second dose and students are back in class. The borders are gradually reopening.  We are even hearing about a relaxation in the wearing of masks! But for tour operators, the situation is different!  How should they react to revitalize their business? Hiring new staff, negotiating with suppliers, preparing and pricing programs, etc. Let's try to understand what they are going through and how we, as suppliers, can help them.

Moderator: Viel Marketing

Speakers: 
  • Mireille Lavoie – Journeys Across Canada, C.-B.
  • Andrée Boisvert – Misa Tours - Québec
  • Alain Paquette – Amerigo Tours - Québec
  • John Temple – Temple & Temple - Ontario
  • Mario Poulin – Rockland Travel - Québec
1 PM TO 1:45 PM

Videoconference - TRAVEL INSURANCE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW NOW 

(Offered in English)

Description: With the current situation, travel insurance is more than ever at the heart of travelers needs. Whether your customers come from the International, outside Quebec or Quebec market, there are several things you need to know. Join us to learn more !

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3 PM TO 3:45 PM

Discussion - SUPPLIERS POST-COVID REALITY
  (Offered in English)

Description: Come listen to tourism suppliers discuss about the new post-Covid-19 reality which they now must deal with. Each sector will be represented (coaches, hotel industry, catering, attractions, services) The lively discussion in English will deal with subjects such as: group size policies, sanitization policy, freebies granted according to groups, deposit and final payment policies, cancellation etc.

Moderator: Viel Marketing

Speakers:

  • Chantal Bédard - Hôtel Manoir Victoria
  • Claudia Boissonneault- Autocar Excellence 
  • Nicolas Lavigne - Côtes-à-Côtes Resto Grill 
  • Marc Duchesne - Cicerone
  • Stella Paulin – La Grande Roue de Montréal

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26

11 AM TO 11:45 AM

Videoconference:  HOW TO EXPERIENCE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (Offered in English)

Description:

What roles can professionals and businesses could or should play to make tourism package travel truly sustainable?

While taking into account the crucial issues of human resources and the necessary tourism revival, why and how travel agencies, tour operators, receptives and tourism service suppliers can integrate the dimensions of sustainable transition (social, economic and environmental) to them, their employees, the communities visited and the travelers? How to participate in the circular economy and short circuits by the package?

Why will this be a profitable investment? Where to start  ? How to go about it concretely? What priority actions and what performance measures to adopt?

Through concrete examples of best practices, you will have the opportunity to be inspired to actively contribute to the new tourism.



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2 PM TO 2:45 PM

Videoconference: 
What does Explore Québec program have in store for us ? (Offered in French )

Description: 
The Explore Québec program ‘’In the air’’ and ‘’On the road’’ offersnew business opportunities for suppliers of all regions.

Join us to learn more about:

  • The expectations of Quebec receptive and touroperators to market your product and services better and take part in revival of Québec tourism.
  • What's new in the program.
  • The Connected Pakages Circuits;
  • Explore Québec by the numbers.
     

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