TIAPEI AGM deals with changing business environment

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – The Tourism Industry Association of PEI hosted its Annual General Meeting on November 27th at the Delta Prince Edward.

Keynote speaker Pam Mood gives her address about industry engagement to the audience at the TIAPEI 2015 AGM.

Keynote speaker Pam Mood gives her address about industry engagement to the audience at the TIAPEI 2015 AGM.

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI
– The Tourism Industry Association of PEI hosted its Annual General Meeting on November
27 at the Delta Prince Edward.

The TIAPEI Annual Business Meeting included reports,
presentation of audited financial statements and the election of three board members
at large. The three new board members at large include:  Corryn Morrissey from the Harbour Authority,
Rose Dennis from TechnoMedia and Robert Jourdain, Little York B&B.

Pam Mood, international speaker and mayor of Yarmouth delivered
the keynote presentation about engaging industry.

The event also featured a panel discussion about today’s
changing business environment. The panel consisted of Kevin Murphy (president-
Murphy Group), Mark MacDonald (president and chief executive officer of Bay
Ferries Limited & Northumberland Ferries Limited) and Perry Gotell (owner-
Tranquility Cove Adventures).

There were presentations from Tourism PEI who will unveiled
the 2016 marketing plan, Tourism PEI also reviewed the 2014/15 tourism
indicators, Charlottetown Harbour Authority presented about the ever changing
cruise ship industry, and a luncheon address by Minister of Economic Development
and Tourism, Heath MacDonald.

The 2015 TIAPEI Tourism & Hospitality scholarship was
presented during the lunch to recipients Meaghan Arsenault and Laura MacEwen.

Tourism
is a vital industry in Prince Edward Island that provides over 7,300 full time
equivalent jobs for Islanders. It accounts for approximately $401 million in
economic activity each year and seven percent of GDP, the highest percentage of
any Canadian province.