TTRA is pleased to introduce our 2020 International Conference Keynote Speakers below.
Paul Ouimet is the Partner, President of MMGY NextFactor a privately-held company he established in 2015. He also serves as Managing Director of DestinationNEXT in a partnership with Destinations International, a professional trade association based in Washington DC.
He was one of three founding partners of InterVISTAS Consulting Inc. in 1997. For 20 years, he played a major role in building it into a multinational company with offices in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Specializing in aviation, transportation and tourism, InterVISTAS has completed projects in over 75 countries. Paul has retained the role of Executive Consultant at InterVISTAS since leaving the firm in 2015.
Paul has successfully delivered strategic plans and tourism master plans for several destination marketing organizations (DMOs), governments, non-profit organizations, hotels and airports around the world. He has completed organization reviews and developed start-up plans and business plans for new ventures.
He has also facilitated over 300 planning retreats and led major several community consultation and engagement processes.
During the past 4 years, Paul has led the team which developed and delivered DestinationNEXT, an important Destinations International initiative on the future of DMOs. DestinationNEXT was ranked by SKIFT Magazine as one of the top 10 biggest developments in the global tourism industry in 2015.
He has spoken around the world on this new strategic roadmap for the DMO industry. He and his team have now completed over 180 detailed assessments of destinations around the world.
Paul’s Keynote will be on Destination Stewardship and Community Alignment.