Calling all citizens! With financial support from The Great Waterway, you are invited to a Cultural Summit being organized by the City of Belleville, City of Quinte West and the County of Hastings. Taking place on October 6, 2015 and held at the Maranatha Church in Belleville, the Summit will be a day of information sharing and collaboration promoting culture across our region.
Commencing at 9:00am, you will learn more about our 10-year Cultural Plan and hear from experts in the cultural development field.
Registration details are below. Highlights include keynote speaker Noel O’Dea, the architect of Newfoundland’s Cultural Tourism Campaign and the launch of a new local online Cultural Portal and map.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
9:00am – Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:20am – Overview of Culture-led Economic Development – panel discussion featuring local individuals in our cultural industry
9:50am – Update on the 10-year Cultural Plan for Belleville, Quinte West and Hastings County
10:15am – Coffee break
10:30am – Launch of new Cultural Map and Portal
10:50am – Best practices and success stories with Town of Richmond Hill Cultural Services Coordinator Gillian Hards and Manager of Cultural Services Karen Ash
11:20am – Culture as an economic driver with St. Lawrence Parks Director of Marketing Bryan Mercer
11:45am – Lunch
1:00pm – Culture and regional tourism with City of Kingston’s Julie Fossitt
1:30pm – Keynote speaker Noel O’Dea of Target Marketing & Communications Inc. who designed Newfoundland & Labrador’s branding campaign.
3:00pm – Questions and closing comments