Connecting ACTA’s largest Travel Agency Leaders with Senior Leaders from our Travel Supplier Partners for a day of collaboration, thought leadership and positively shaping the future of Canada’s Travel Industry.

Why You Should Attend?

– Connect with like-minded Senior Leaders within the Canadian Travel industry.
– Learn from subject matter experts who will address topics that impact your business today and help you shape it for tomorrow.
– Gain insights on Global Travel Industry Trends.
– Navigating the elements of multi-level travel distribution strategies and how Suppliers, Agencies and Consumers can all benefit.
– NDC and One Order: Is Modernizing Distribution Evolution or Revolution?

Who Attends?

– ACTA Premier Members
– Travel Industry Influencers
– TMC’s
– Consortia
– Host Agencies
– Franchises


Agenda Program

MORNING SESSION

Registration

Opening Remarks: Wendy Paradis, ACTA President

Strategy in a World of Disruption – Shawn Kanungo

Morning Refreshments Sponsored by Western Union Business Solutions

Panel – Discussion and Q&A: NDC and One Order: Is Modernizing Distribution Evolution or Revolution?

ACTA ADVOCACY LUNCH

Presentation by Marriott and St. Regis

AFTERNOON SESSION

Afternoon Keynote Speaker– TBD

Panel – Discussion and Q&A: Travel Agency Leader Business Priorities – 2020 and Beyond.

Afternoon Refreshments Sponsored by UATP

Panel – Discussion and Q&A: Navigating the Multi-level Distribution Strategies of Air, Land and Sea, and Everything in Between

Closing Remarks

Cocktail Reception to follow the day’s events

Our Speakers

Learn more about the speakers for the Canadian Travel Industry Leadership Summit! Check back as we’ll add more speaker information in the coming weeks.

Shawn Kanungo

Shawn Kanungo is a strategist who operates at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years of working at Deloitte. Shawn's mandate at the firm was to help corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.

Shawn Kanungo

Shawn Kanungo is a strategist who operates at the intersection of creativity, business, and technology. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years of working at Deloitte. Shawn's mandate at the firm was to help corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation.

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Ron Gulaskey

Ron Gulaskey is Celebrity Cruises’ AVP, National/Strategic Accounts & Trade Relations, North America. Ron leads the consortia, strategic account and trade relation efforts within the industry.

In his past role as Director, Global Corporate & Charter Sales his team managed double digit growth every year and Celebrity’s charter business attracted some of the leading Fortune 500 corporations in North America, and also incredible brands for re‐sale charters. Gulaskey previously served as Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Director, Northeast Field Sales and prior to that senior sales and marketing roles for Polaroid Corporation in the consumer & commercial divisions.

Ron Gulaskey

Ron Gulaskey is Celebrity Cruises’ AVP, National/Strategic Accounts & Trade Relations, North America. Ron leads the consortia, strategic account and trade relation efforts within the industry.

In his past role as Director, Global Corporate & Charter Sales his team managed double digit growth every year and Celebrity’s charter business attracted some of the leading Fortune 500 corporations in North America, and also incredible brands for re‐sale charters. Gulaskey previously served as Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Director, Northeast Field Sales and prior to that senior sales and marketing roles for Polaroid Corporation in the consumer & commercial divisions.

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James R. Pope

Jay is a Director of Travel Agency Sales, for Enterprise Holdings, the most comprehensive service in the car rental industry. Enterprise Holdings operates Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental as well as its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brands.

Like most Enterprise employees, Jay began his career with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1999 as a Management Trainee then worked his way through local branch operations, earning promotions to both Area Manager and finally to Director of Business Rental Sales in Houston.

In 2011, Jay promoted to Enterprise Holding’s Travel Agency Sales Division where he now manages a team that represent partnerships with Travel Agencies across North America.

James R. Pope

Jay is a Director of Travel Agency Sales, for Enterprise Holdings, the most comprehensive service in the car rental industry. Enterprise Holdings operates Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental as well as its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brands.

Like most Enterprise employees, Jay began his career with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1999 as a Management Trainee then worked his way through local branch operations, earning promotions to both Area Manager and finally to Director of Business Rental Sales in Houston.

In 2011, Jay promoted to Enterprise Holding’s Travel Agency Sales Division where he now manages a team that represent partnerships with Travel Agencies across North America.

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