2020 TIAC Tourism Congress
Coming to a screen near you

There’s no sugar-coating it—this year has devastated Canada’s visitor economy and we don’t yet know what the road to recovery will look like.

It’s been a hard year, and we’ll feel its impact for years to come.

But now, it’s time to press pause and reconnect. To come together with our colleagues and share our stories (the good and the bad). To get the tools and insights we need to rebuild the visitor economy and recover from the pandemic.

It’s time for the 2020 TIAC Tourism Congress.

Traditionally, TIAC’s Tourism Congress is an in-person event that brings together tourism operators from coast to coast to coast. But this year, we’re going virtual.

And we hope you’ll join us November 17 & 18!


It’s free!

Registration to attend TIAC’s Tourism Congress usually starts at $750. But this year, registration is free to all industry partners, so you can focus on operations, save money, and stay safe.


50+ sessions

The 2020 virtual TIAC Tourism Congress program is packed with practical and inspiring sessions, insight into trends that shape the visitor economy, and lots of networking opportunities—just like our past events.


Connect with over 1,000 tourism sector delegates, including business owners, senior management, and key corporate decision-makers from across Canada.

“It is simply the best event to meet and greet colleagues in the Canadian industry. I try to go every year.”

Testimonial from the 2019 TIAC Tourism Congress

“The high-level conversations and sessions bring a national and global perspective. Takes us out of our centre and allows for thoughtful and informative insights.”

Testimonial from the 2019 TIAC Tourism Congress


This year’s TIAC Tourism Congress is funded through the Canadian Experiences Fund (CEF) in partnership with the Government of Canada.

Providing $58.5 million over two years, the CEF will support communities across Canada as they create and enhance tourism products, facilities, and experiences.

The CEF invests in products and experiences that showcase Canada’s strengths while growing tourism beyond major cities and the summer season.

Investments focus on expanding winter and shoulder-season tourism, growing tourism in rural and remote communities, increasing Indigenous tourism, promoting inclusiveness (especially for the LGBTQ2 community), and boosting culinary and farm-to-table experiences.