Earth Day Fireside Chat with Travel Manitoba


Join MCIC for an online conversation in celebration of Earth Day with special guest, Colin Ferguson, President of Travel Manitoba.

Colin will answer questions on the impacts of the COVID-19 context on our tourism industry, and Sustainable Tourism and the SDGs in Manitoba.

This session is an opportunity to learn about tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic; the impact on economy, people, and planet earth; links to the SDGs; and what this means for Manitoba. With opportunities for audience questions throughout the conversation, chances are you'll leave better prepared to make future travel decisions that align with the 5Ps of the SDGs -People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships. Be the Change for planet Earth by making sustainable travel decisions.

We'll Talk About:

  • Who visits Manitoba and where they come from
  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on tourism in Manitoba
  • Indigenous tourism in Manitoba
  • Manitoba's Hunt and Fish Tourism
  • And more!

Travel Manitoba is the only public/private non-profit tourism marketing organization that provides a province-wide platform to promote Manitoba as a premier travel destination. Travel Manitoba is a Crown corporation whose role is to provide leadership by collaborating with tourism businesses, communities, destination marketing organizations and governments to realize the full potential for tourism in Manitoba.


About Colin Ferguson:

Colin Ferguson joined Travel Manitoba as President and CEO in early 2011. Since then, he’s had the opportunity to travel to all corners of the province experiencing all that makes Manitoba an ideal travel destination. Well known in Winnipeg’s advertising and marketing community, prior to joining Travel Manitoba, he was partner in Ferguson Walker Marketing Communications and earlier, Senior Partner and General Manager of Palmer Jarvis Advertising/Palmer Jarvis DDB, working with local, provincial and national clients. He has also been active in the not-for-profit sector, as one of the founding directors of Partners in the Park, now Assiniboine Park Conservancy; president of the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation; and strategic planning and marketing lead for Winnipeg’s hosting of the 1999 Pan Am Games. He too is the Founder of the Canadian Women’s Bandy team headquartered in Winnipeg... currently ranked fourth in the World.

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