New attendance mark assured for Sport Events Congress 2003!

Ottawa, March 24, 2003 - As the countdown to Sport Events Congress 2003 continues, another attendance record for the event is assured! The Congress, which takes place from April 3-5th at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, is Canada’s largest annual gathering of sport, tourism organizations, event management firms and other industry professionals. Sessions/speakers include:

  • Paul DeVillers, Secretary of State (Amateur Sport)
  • Steve Podborski, Executive Director, International Relations, Vancouver 2010
  • Michael Merrall, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, IMG Canada
  • Guy Bedard, Assistant Executive Director, Programs & Services, Communication Canada
  • Michael Beckerman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, BMO Financial Group
  • Tracy Folkes-Hanson, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, MasterCard Canada
  • Marc Carroll-Dupuis, Marketing Manager, Ottawa Region – Via Rail Canada
  • David Adames, Executive Director – Tourism Hamilton, Commonwealth Games 2010
  • Frank Garner, Executive Director, Events Halifax
  • Bob Graham, Sport Tourism Manager, Tourism London

Delegates will also have access to the business-to-business Sport Events Marketplace and the Sport Tourism Economic Assessment Model (STEAM) Training Workshop, the recently launched, leading edge web-based tool designed to predict and measure the economic impact of a sport event on a community.

The Congress room block at the Westin Ottawa has been completely SOLD OUT for this event. Arrangements have been made for a special rate of $99.00 with the Quality Inn, 290 Rideau St., (Tel: 613-789-7511). A special rate of $149.00 for a one-bedroom suite is also available at Les Suites Hotel, 130 Besserer St, (Tel: 613-232-2000). Ask for the Sport Events Congress block at both hotels which are within walking distance of the Westin!

Download the registration form, preview the Congress schedule and read testimonials from previous attendees at: www.canadiansporttourism.com. Registration fees are $450.00 for members and $550.00 for non-members. This is the networking event of the year! Register today!