Press Invitation - A First in Quebec: 4th International Aboriginal Tourism Conference!

QUEBEC, March 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Québec Aboriginal Tourism is pleased to invite you to the 4th  International Aboriginal Tourism Conference that will be held at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac on March 24 and 25, 2015.


AFNQL Chief Ghislain Picard will be the Honorary President of this two-day conference around the theme of commitment and authenticity in aboriginal tourism destinations worldwide. A Gala will close the conference on March 25 evening where eleven awards will be given to aboriginal tourism entrepreneurs in Quebec to acknowledge excellence in several tourism categories.


More than 40 expert speakers from fifteen countries.

Over 300 stakeholders in tourism from here and abroad.

Opening speeches from Dominique Vien, Quebec's Minister of Tourism, and Konrad Sioui, Grand Chief of the host Huron-Wendat Nation. Other government officials and distinguished guests will also attend.

Co-chairing the Entrepreneurship Recognition Gala will be AFNQL Chief Ghislain Picard, the Hon. Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture) and Quebec's Minister for AboriginalAffairs, Geoffrey Kelley.


Opening speeches and Day 1 lectures                     

Tuesday, March 24 at 8:15 a.m.

Traditions Night in Wendake

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Day 2 lectures

Wednesday,March 25 at 8:15 a.m.

Quebec Aboriginal Tourism Awards Gala

Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.



Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.  Only the Traditions Night will take place in Wendake

(Restaurant La Sagamité, La Traite Restaurant, traditional Huron site)


Complete schedule at  Follow us on social media #cita2015 and #iatc2015.


SOURCE Tourisme Autochtone Québec

For further information: interview requests, press passes or conference photographs, please contact: Sébastien Desnoyers Picard, Marketing Advisor, Phone: (418) 655-0210,; Patricia Auclair, Communications Officer, Phone: (418) 254-5067,


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