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GLIN==> Great Lakes Islands Conference

Posted on behalf of Meredith <merepman@mnsi.net>

On June 8-9 the Pelee Island Conference Wave of the Future will take place.
This conference will be the first economic development conference to be held
for island communities in the Great Lakes.   Municipalities, government,
first nations, parks, business organizations, & businesses will get together
to discuss the issues that face island communities.  Anyone with an interest
in Great Lakes islands can attend the conference.

Development, transportation, alternative energy, & tourism are a few of the
topics on the agenda.  There will be nationally recognized speakers
including our Keynote Speaker Andrea Gutsche from Lynx Images, an integrated
documentary film production company & book publisher.  Lynx Images is most
well known for the documentary Mysterious Islands.

The following is a review of the conference program.
Accommodation is limited & spouse program is available so register now.
Pelee Island is internationally known for the annual Bird & Butterfly
Migration, & Pelee Island Winery.

Visit our web site www.pelee.com , email waveofthefuture@mail.com , or call
519-324-0827 for more information.

 Register Now for $250

Ontario’s First Island
Economic Development Conference
Come to Pelee Island June 8-9, 2000 and participate in Ontario’s first
economic development conference that focuses on island issues. Get advice
from industry leaders like Wes Armstrong (TSL Aerospace), Eha Naylor (Hough
Woodland, Naylor Dance & Lenister), Susan Elston (Nationally known
environmental writer) , Paul Sampson (Ministry of Economic Development &
Trade, Ministry of Tourism), John Jackson (Trent University), Janice
Schuyler (Ontario Tourism Network) Louise Roberge (Attractions Ontario),
Sandra Bradt (Windsor Essex County & Pelee Island Visitor & Convention
Bureau), and our Keynote Speaker Andrea Gutsche from the documentary company
Lynx Images. Make sure your community is represented at this inaugural

Experienced Speakers & A Excellent Program

Numerous aspects of economic development are on the agenda including:
alternative energy, waste disposal, erosion, resort development, tourism,
heritage, and transportation. Wes Armstrong of TSL Aerospace will discuss
the use and regulations for Hovercraft. Learn from Put-in-Bay Ohio where
tourists use golf carts to tour the island. Learn more about resort
development and how to bring funding and investment to your community from
Keith Regan developer of Pelee Landings and Paul Sampson of the Ministry of
Economic Development Trade & Tourism. Janice Schuyler President of Ontario
Tourism Network will discuss future trends in tourism. Listen to the
Leamington Municipal Marina management explain their successful management
practices. Find out how to bait your hook for the sports fishing industry.
Speakers will share their expertise for you to bring back to your community.

The Pelee Island Conference is proud to announce its keynote speaker, film
maker and author Andrea Gutsche from Lynx Images. An integrated documentary
film production company, book publisher, and distributor; Lynx Images
award-winning films air on History Television, CBC, CTV, SCN, and TVO.
Andrea has five Canadian historical film and book projects to her credit,
including four best-selling books. Andrea will provide an entertaining and
enlightening presentation about islands, their history, and their unique

A Lovely Setting

Pelee Island is not only an island but a beautiful destination with an award
winning winery, a rich heritage, world class birdwatching, beautiful
sunsets, and a quiet rural atmosphere. The conference is being held at the
Pelee Island Winery Pavillion. Pelee Island was the 1999 Attractions Ontario
Outdoor Destination winner and was also was awarded a special mention by
Communities in Bloom for their natural areas. Come and see what brought
Pelee Island this success.

Register Now

Email waveofthefuture@mail.com or call 519-724-2931 and a registration form
will be faxed to you.  You can also visit the web site www.pelee.com to get
accommodation lisitngs & registration.  Registrater now for only $250, which
includes the conference, banquet & luncheon, and the ferry. A wide variety
of accommodations are available $60 and up (breakfast included). Call for
information about our spouse program.

Pelee Island Conference Program

12:30 Arrival At Leamington Dock
1:00 Board Ferry (Departure (1:30 sharp)
2:00 Welcome to the Future (aboard ferry)
Welcome: Susan Whelan MP Essex, Bruce Crozier MPP Essex South.
Introduction to Pelee Island:  Ron Tiessen, Pelee Island Heritage Centre
3:00 Arrival at Pelee Island
4:30 Setting the Stage for Island Economic Development

Beam Me Up Scotty (Transportation, Concurrent Session 1)
Sponsored By Family Tradition Foods Inc.
Transportation To & >From The Island: Wes Armstrong of TSL Aerospace will
explain the use & regulation of hovercrafts. See how they can benefit your
Transportation On The Island: Skip Duggan will discuss Island Transportation
his bicycle and golf cart rental business in Put-in-Bay Ohio.
Flushed & Zapped (Infrastructure, Concurrent Session 2 )
Sponsored By Pelee Quarries
Reliable Supply Of Electricity: Learn alternative ways to "plug in" your
Island Erosion: Stan Taylor from Essex Region Conservation Authority will
discuss erosion prevention methods to protect your coastline.
Waste Disposal: Reduction is the key. John Jackson, a Professor at Trent
University, has consulted with numerous Ontario communities helping them
solve waste management problems. He will discuss waste management
5:30 Reception & Banquet
Sponsored by Municipal World & Ontario Northland Marine Services
Keynote Speaker: Andrea Gutsche from Lynx Images, known for her island
documentaries will humour us with tales of the Great Lakes Islands.
Wine Tasting: Pelee Island Winery and Grape Tree Estate Winery will provide
a tasting of locally produced wines.
Day 2

8:00 Refreshment Break
8:30 Capital Projects A Key To Island Development
Ahoy Matey (Marina Development Concurrent Session 1)
Sponsored by BTS Consulting Engineers
Proper Planning The Key To Success: BTS Consulting Engineers will provide
tips & advice on developing marina’s. Find out what makes a successful
marina design.
Marina Marketing & Management = $uccess: Leamington Municipal Marina
Managers (Rick Atkin, Paul Anthony) will present their concepts of operation
& marketing strategies.
Cha-Ching (Development/Developers Concurrent Session 2)
Attracting Resort Developers The Hows & Whys: Keith Regan, developer of
Pelee Landings, will discuss his experiences and attracting developers to
your community.
Private & Public Partnerships: Paul Samson a consultant from the M.E.D.T.
and tourism will review the strengths and weaknesses.
Funding & Investment: Learn from a banking (CIBC) representative how to
bring funds into your business/community.
9:45 Refreshment break
10:15 Planning For Development & Island Marketing

Gilligan's Island (Concurrent Session 1 Island Identity)
Sponsored By Tri-County Copiers Plus
Theme Development: Eha Naylor a consultant with Hough Woodland Naylor Dance
Lenister will discuss theme development in water based communities & their
experiences designing for St. Joseph’s Island & Charlottetown P.E.I
Success Stories: Louise Roberge from Attractions Ontario will discuss
several successful rural communities & what has brought them this success.
Planning: Chris Pidgeon from Green Scheels Pidgeon will tell you how to use
planning to regulate and enhance development.
All Aboard (Concurrent Session 2 Tourism Marketing & Promotion )
Sponsored by Whilms & Shier Essex General
Tourism Trends: Learn about the upcoming trends in tourism and how it will
affect your community.
Attracting Group Tours: Sandra Bradt, the for the Windsor Essex County &
Pelee Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, will discuss promoting attracting
group tour operators.
Wolf Island Tourism Marketing Strategy: Barb Quarry from Tourism Stratford &
Peggy Cunningham from Queens University will discuss the development of this
Island's strategy and provide advice for developing such strategies in your
Planning & Marketing: Ed Agnew, chair of Windsor Essex County festival
network, will speak on marketing your festival/special events to achieve
maximum crowds & profits.
11:30 Refreshment Break
11:45 Tourism Development
Kodak Moment
Ecotourism In A Park & Island Setting: Point Pelee National Park is a
international tourist attraction. A representative will discuss developing,
protecting, and promoting ecotourism attractions.
Shipwrecks Tourism: John Karry from Erie Quest will discuss shipwreck
tourism above & under water.
Cultural Tourism: The development of Pelee Summer Theatre. Learn how Pelee
Island developed this cultural tourist attraction. Chair Mave Omstead will
provide tips to developing such attractions in your community.
Sports Fishing: A new approach to a underwater resource. John Sim of Chante
Charters & Terry Misener (sports fishing promoter/marketer) will tell you
how to bait your hook.
1:00 Luncheon
Sponsored by Association of Municipal Clerks & Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO)
2:15 Free Time: Enjoy one of the many attractions.
3:30 Board The Ferry & depart for mainland at 4 p.m.
Thank you for your interest in the Pelee Island Conference ~ Wave of the
Future June 8-9, 2000

1045 West Shore Rd. Pelee Island, ON. N0R 1M0
tel: (519) 724-2931 fax: (519) 724-2470 Conference Coordinator tel: (519)
324-0827  fax: (519) 324-0107
www.pelee.com          waveofthefuture@mail.com
Our Event Sponsor Is Pelee Island Winery (www.peleeisland.com)

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