Alberta Sport Connection and its provincial sport tourism partners welcome you to the 2019 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference from May 1-4, 2019 at the River Cree Resort in Edmonton. The opening session of the Provincial Sport Tourism Pre-Conference will provide you with the opportunity to check-in, hear about the event and schedule, meet your industry peers and colleagues and join other conference delegates from the sport sector in a networking social. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.
In this fast paced session attending delegates will have the opportunity to rotate through and participate in a series of round-table discussions on the impact of sport hosting at the regional and municipal level throughout Alberta.
Sport Tourism Leaders and Representatives from Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray / Wood Buffalo, Leduc, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge along with Hockey Alberta will lead the discussions. Topics will include Building a Sport Tourism Portfolio in your Community, Formalizing the Bidding Process, Working with the Sport Organization after you have won the Bid, Community Building and Engagement, Community Building from a Volunteering perspective and how Hockey Alberta has developed their Provincial Championships bid packages and assesses proposals from communities through their hosting allocation process.
In this session, Dr. Tom Hinch will highlight the synergistic relationship between the two global phenomena of sport and tourism. The advantages of sport as a tourist attraction are then discussed along with a typology of sport tourism that that can be used to formulate strategic plans.
The session will then close by identifying resources that you can use to capitalize on the opportunities that sport tourism provides to your organizations and communities.