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Event Profile

Dates : October 19 to 22, 2014

Location: Palais des congrès de Montréal (Québec), Canada (http://congresmtl.com/en/)

Targeted Participants :

  • Elected representatives of national and regional governments, Ministers of tourism
  • Policy makers and officials from tourism ministries, public authorities, tourist boards, regions, cities and municipalities
  • Destination managers, tourism managers, managers of cultural venues, attractions and leisure facilities
  • Tourism and travel business owners, leaders and managers, including hotel managers, marketing managers and  
  • Planners and designers of products, buildings, cities, environments, ICTs, and assistive technologies. Experts in Universal Design/Design for All
  • Transport planners and transport providers from local to global level
  • Representatives of national Standards bodies, agencies and institutes
  • Educators, Researchers and Trainers
  • Travel and tourism media, publishers and journalists
  • Trade exhibitors offering products and services for the accessible tourism industry and its visitors
  • Representatives of international, national and regional or local Non-Government Organisations, including Chambers of businesses and tourism enterprises, NGOs of and for people with disabilities, seniors and other consumer/interest groups
  • Networks and communities of accessible tourism stakeholders, interest groups, travellers and experts.

Official Languages: English & French

Participating sectors:

Tourism Culture Transport Others
  • Destinations
  • Tourism organizations
  • Hotels and other accommodation providers
  • Resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Attractions
  • Travel agents
  • Tour operators

Cultural establishments:

  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Theatres
  • Concert halls
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Heritage sites and monuments
  • Airports
  • Airlines
  • Cruise lines
  • Trains
  • Coach lines
  • Taxis
  • Public transit
  • Adapted transit services
  • Public departments
  • Standardization agencies
  • Professional organizations
  • Universities
  • Research sectors
  • NGOs and advocacy groups