ITO and TIAO Membership Events – Innovations in Food!

All events are from 12 to 4 PM EDT/EST

  • Wednesday, June 23
  • Wednesday, October 20
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022
  • Wednesday, July 20

We are pleased to partner with Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) on this event. ITO is the province’s first and only dedicated Indigenous tourism organization that focuses on uniting communities, Indigenous organizations and industry leaders to support the growth of Indigenous tourism in Ontario. ITO is working in tandem with its provincial counterpart TIAO to 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.

As ABM is about supporting business with the ultimate aim of achieving regenerative economies that create equitable prosperity for all, we are always motivated and energized by organizations that collaborate effectively. We are therefore thrilled to do our part to support the organizations’ mandate to strengthen the tourism industry in Ontario.

At the onset of the pandemic, ITO continued to strategically advance the Indigenous Food tourism sector, and as such, Ontario is the first region in the world to develop an Indigenous Food Tourism Strategy. Through the development of this strategy, co-creating was identified as a key component for building and strengthening the hospitality and tourism sector. Thus, ITO is taking a multi-sectoral approach to foster communication, collaboration and partnership within the food tourism value chain in Ontario.

This event aims to connect suppliers, retailers, food service providers, food & beverage producers, artisans, foragers, hunters, tourism operators, festival & event coordinators, and much more. Conversations will include anything from supply chain management to food tourism marketing.

This is a provincial event. It is relevant to all tourism business and Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Ontario that want to stabilize and increase revenues, build, support and expand the industry through partnerships and new business relationships.

You can find information about pricing here. Members of ITO and TIAO attend events in this series for free.

If you want to register or have any questions about this online event, please connect with us!

IMPORTANT! If you are an Indigenous youth, your registration is also free. Click here for more info!