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Industry Think Tank

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Mike Sparling, Dean, Faculty of Business, Seneca College

8:10 am- 8:25 am
Let’s Get Social!

Kayla Lewis, Manager, Social Media & Media Relations, Seneca College

8:25 am - 8:40 am
School of Hospitality & Tourism (SoHT) – Our New Direction + Moving Forward

Angela Zigras,  Academic Chair, Seneca College School of Hospitality & Touris

8:40 am – 9:20 am
Labour Skills Needs of the Future

Trudy Parsons, Millier Dickinson Blais Inc.

9:20 am - 9:30 am
Short Break

9:30 am -10:45 am
Industry Panel and Roundtable Work
Looking Forward: What Will be Different in Our Industry?

Facilitator: Onita Dey, BCD Travel
Panel Members:

  • Linda Cardenas, Porter Airlines Inc.
  • Donna Dooher, Mildred's Temple Kitchen
  • Garth Jopling, IBM
  • Robin O'Hearn, Delta Hotels and Resorts
  • Diana Rodriguez, Air Canada Vacations
  • Dan Thompson, GuestLogix

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Roundtable Discussion

A New Direction: Exploring a New Type of Hospitality and Tourism Graduate + Seneca's Positioning
Facilitator: John Walker

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch and Learn - Servant Leadership
Servant Leader, Specializing in eCommerce, Socila & Digital Media
Ben Lichtenwalner

1:15 pm -1:30 pm
Going Forward : What We've Learned, and The Seneca Promise

Angela Zigras, Academic Chair, Seneca College School of Hospitality & Tourism