2017 Boating Ontario Annual Conference Agenda Preview

Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre, The Blue Mountains, Ontario

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2017 Boating Ontario Annual Conference is being held at the Village Conference Centre. To plan your trip to the Conference Centre click here. For a resort map click here.

  • Nov 26

    Sunday

    November 26, 2017

  • 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Registration Open

    Conference registration will be open to pick up your badges, swag bags and to ask any questions you may have.
    Atrium
    Sponsored by: Crown Battery

  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

    Welcome Reception & Dinner

    We will kick off our 50th Anniversary and Conference over a bevie during our Welcome Reception and Dinner.
    Huron Grand Ballroom
    Sponsored by: MD Marine, Marsh

  • 7:00 pm– 9:30 pm

    Pub Crawl

    Join us for some laughs with co-workers and friends as we are guided through the village socializing on the 2017 Pub Crawl. Don't forget it is Grey Cup Sunday and we encourage you to WEAR YOUR JERSEY… show off your choice colours.
    Venues in village

  • Nov 27

    Monday

    November 27, 2017

  • 7:00 am -12:00 pm

    Registration

    Conference registration will be open to pick up your badges, swag bags and to ask any questions you may have.
    Atrium

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Your hungry, grab a bite and get set for your day.
    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 8:30 am – 8:45 am

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

    Rick Layzell, Jeff Wilcox
    Huron Grand Ballroom
    Sponsored by: Volvo Penta

  • 8:45 am – 9:45 am

    Opening Keynote - Chasing BLUE

    Sam Dantzler  (Bio)
    Back by popular demand Sam will wow the crowd with his innovative, down to earth and realistic approach to earning more opportunities from your client base. Sam is a phenomenal speaker and will have something for everyone – trade members, marina owners and boat dealers alike. You don’t want to miss this!
    Huron Grand Ballroom
    Sponsored by: HUB International

  • 9:45 am – 10:15 am

    Networking Break

    Need caffeine? Now is your chance.
    Atrium


  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions


    Join your peers and take in these great opportunities to learn solutions about relevant topics for your business.

  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am

    Clean Marine

    Kevin Gallagher, Boating Ontario Clean Marine Advisor
    With over 200 members actively participating in Clean Marine, our program is World aclaimed. Join us to learn new concepts and solutions for your business.
    Nipissing Room

  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am

    Safe Quiet Lakes - Attitudes and Perceptions of Boaters in Muskoka

    Greg Wilkinson  (Bio)
    Results of 2017 research on recreational boater attitudes and perceptions in the Muskoka region. The data highlights continuity and change from the 2013 baseline study.
    Reflections Room

  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am

    Marketing Solutions in a Digital Age

    Claude Aumont  (Bio)
    Join Claude Aumont from Ministry of Tourism as he shares stories of successfful solutions in digital marketing.
    Algonquin Room

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm

    WSPS / ESA / MOL

    Electrical Safety Authority and The Ministry of Labour will be joined by Workplace Safety and Prevention Services to discuss solutions on how your facility can prepare for upcoming safety inspections.
    Huron Grand Ballroom
    Sponsored by: Global Payments

  • 12:00pm – 1:30 pm

    Lunch

    Your mom says eat… so eat!!
    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 12:00pm – 1:30 pm

    Vendor Tour

    New this year, you will have the opportunity to tour multiple exhibits that will be on display throughout the Atrium and Huron Grand Ballroom. Complete your passport and submit it to win great prizes!
    Atrium / Huron Grand Ballroom


  • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

    Concurrent Breakout Sessions



  • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

    Insurance Update

    Ken Price
    Wind storms and snow load can't be avoided but you can take steps to avoid exposure. Join HUB Insurance as they share solutions to reduce your commercial insurance premium.
    Algonquin Room

  • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

    Trade Members Meeting

    Rick Layzell
    This is a MUST ATTEND meeting for all Trade members as we discuss proposed new By-Law changes prior to the Annual General Meeting.
    Reflections Room

  • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

    CBSA - TBC

    Nipissing Room

  • 2:15pm – 2:30 pm

    Networking Break

    More caffeine? Yes please! And… you still have time to catch up with a few more vendors.
    Atrium

  • 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

    Post Service Success

    Ross MacDonald
    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 3:15 pm - 4:00:pm

    Service Solutions

    Sam Dantzler  (Bio)
    An innovative and eye opening approach from Sam Dantzler on how to improve service shop efficiency and employee satisfaction.
    Huron Grand Ballroom
    Sponsored by: HUB International

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Industry Meetings

    Time to unwind, network with peers or just chill. This is your time to schedule your own industry meetings.

  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm

    50th Anniversary Celebration Reception

    Boating Ontario 50th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Gala is an evening celebration of success and an opportunity to recognize those who have made significant contributions to Ontario’s recreational boating industry.
    Atrium
    Sponsored by: Northstar Marine Insurance

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner & Awards Black Tie Gala

    Huron Grand Ballroom
    Sponsored by: Canadian Boat Shows, Yamaha

  • Nov 28

    Tuesday

    November 28, 2017

  • 7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Registration

    Conference registration will be open to pick up your badges, swag bags and to ask any questions you may have.
    Atrium

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Networking Breakfast

    You really need breakfast today and we've got just the thing.
    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Boating Ontario Association By-Law Discussion & Annual General Meeting

    Boating Ontario's Board of Directors will respond to your questions and comments to the proposed by-law changes. We will also invite you to participate in electing the 2018 slated board of directors at the AGM.
    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Parks Canada

    Ontario Waterways, Parks Canada
    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am

    Impact on Pending Tax Law Changes

    Jason Kingston
    Hear solutions on how to prepare your family and business for proposed new tax laws.
    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 10:45 am - 11:00 am

    Networking Break and Check Out

    Caffeine? Check out? Both? It's all up to you.

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Cyber Solutions

    TBD
    Small and medium sized businesses are the most often affected by hackers. Be sure to catch this presentation to hear solutions to protect your business.
    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    OPP / MTO

    Sgt Karen Harrington & Sgt Scott Parker
    License plates for boat trailers has been a challenge for marina owners for the past several years. The OPP will join us with their solutions on how each member can tackle this issue.
    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

    Lunch

    One last meal together - enjoy!
    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

    An Inspiring Success Panel

    Huron Grand Ballroom

  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

    Closing Keynote

    Theresa Syer  (Bio)
    GET YOUR CREW ON BOARD - If you’re looking for a defendable, competitive advantage then you need to own a Customer-Centric culture. This means that your entire crew, in all positions, at all levels are making your customer their priority. With everyone focused on your customer and the customer being at the heart of all decision making, you’ll transform to a customer-centric culture. It’s a culture, not an event! The transformation builds over time and generates your brand’s reputation for service excellence, and results in superior customer retention and monetary gain.
    Huron Grand Ballroom
    Sponsored by: Wells Fargo

  • 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

    Closing Remarks

    Rick Layzell & Board of Directors
    Huron Grand Ballroom

Boating Ontario 50th Anniversary Celebration & Conference

With an endless list of awesome activities, we are exciting to bring to you the Boating Ontario 50th Anniversary Celebration & Conference in The Blue Mountains, Ontario. To plan your trip to the Conference Centre click below.

Accommodations

To book hotel accommodations for BOC17 click here.

Dial 877-445-0231, press 2 for lodging reservations to make a personal reservation for the conference. Provide your Group Code GRP123715 or Group Name Boating Ontario Annual Conference.

Pub Crawl

Join us for some laughs with friends as we are guided through the village and socialize with friends on the 2017 Pub Crawl.