Destination Direct Canada

APRIL 4-5, 2022 - during Ottawa Meet Week!

Destination Direct Canada is the only Hosted Buyer program in Canada meant to exclusively connect DMOs, association executives and conference planners.

OTTAWA MEET WEEK - SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Destination Direct moves fast - 15 minute appointments over two days and more social events than you can shake a stick at! Here's a quick overview of the schedule (tentative and subject to change) for all of Ottawa Meet Week.

DESTINATION DIRECT – SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 3

Throughout the day DMO’s check-in, suite setup
Throughout the day Hosted Buyers begin to arrive, check-in to hotel
20:00 – 23:00 Hospitality Lounge (sponsored by Encore)

Monday, April 4 – Schedule for both Hosted and Local Buyers

7:00 – 9:00 Drop-in breakfast for DMOs and Hosted Buyers
8:30 – 9:00 Local Buyers arrive, remaining Hosted Buyers arrive, check-in to hotel
9:00 – 17:00 Hospitality Lounge (sponsored by Encore)
9:00 – 11:40 Local & Hosted Buyer Appointments**
11:40 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:00 One-on-one Lunch Appointments**
13:00 – 13:30 One-on-one Dessert Appointments**
13:40 – 17:00 Local & Hosted Buyer Appointments**
17:00 – 17:30 Break
17:30 – 18:00 Walk to Networking Reception & Dinner*
(10 minute walk)
18:00 – 21:00 Networking Reception & Dinner (Local Buyers, Hosted Buyers, DMOs, Sponsors)*
(Fairmont Chateau Laurier – sponsored by Fairmont Hotels)
21:00 – 21:30 Return to Hotel
21:00 – 23:00 Hospitality Lounge

Tuesday, April 5 – Schedule for Hosted Buyers

7:00 – 9:00 Drop-in breakfast for DMOs and Hosted Buyers
9:00 – 15:00 Hospitality Lounge (sponsored by Encore)
9:00 – 12:00 Hosted Buyer Appointments*
12:00 – 12:45 One-on-one Lunch Appointments*
12:45 – 13:15 One-on-one Dessert Appointments*
13:15 – 13:30 Best Dressed Suite Competition*
13:30 – 16:45 Hosted Buyer Appointments*
16:45 – 17:30 Break
17:00 – 22:00 Shuttle to REVEAL Social! (loops all evening) 
17:30 – 22:30 REVEAL Social!*

Wednesday, April 6 – DESTINATION DIRECT PROGRAM ENDS – HOSTED BUYERS CHECK-OUT OF HOTEL

7:00 – 9:00 Breakfast at Albion Rooms (Novotel Ottawa) #
8:00 – 16:00 Hosted Buyer & Supplier Shuttle to CSAE Tête-à-Tête Tradeshow (loops until 10am) at the EY Centre #
Hosted buyers bring your luggage, you’ll have an area to store luggage at the EY Centre
9:30 – 16:30 CSAE Tête-à-Tête Tradeshow – Lunch on tradeshow floor #
Not part of DDC program / separate registration required – register here
13:30 – 16:30 Hosted Buyer Transfers to Airport / Train Station from EY Centre #
17:00 – 23:30 CanSPEP Happy Hour(s) – Drop In Hospitality Suite at Les Suites Hotel #
Not part of DDC program / separate registration required – register here

Thursday, April 7

12:00 – 14:00 PCMA Canada East – Lunch ‘n’ Learn #
Not part of DDC program / separate registration required – register here
15:30 – 17:00 MPI Ottawa, Spring Into NICE – Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) #
Not part of DDC program / separate registration required – register here
17:30 – 21:00 MPI Ottawa, Charity Auction & Gala Dinner #
Not part of DDC program / separate registration required – register here

* signifies mandatory program attendance for Destination Direct Canada Hosted Buyers

** signifies mandatory program attendance for Destination Direct Canada Local & Hosted Buyers (Local buyers have the option to join the networking function on the evening of Monday, April 4)

# signifies programming outside of the Destination Direct Canada schedule – Hosted / Local Buyers who are interested in attending these events should register separately. Note – Destination Direct Canada Hosted Buyers are scheduled to check-out of their hotel suite on Wednesday, April 6.  If you are staying in Ottawa beyond the DDC program dates, please contact Patricia Pearson to inquire about hotel availability and rates.

YOU'LL MEET ALL OF THESE DESTINATION REPS IN ONE PLACE - DURING 1 ON 1 APPOINTMENTS!