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Tuesday, July 24 • 9:15am - 11:30am

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Greetings and Opening Remarks by Working Group Co-Chairs
  • Rep. Gael Tarleton, Washington State Legislature
  • Dave Cowen, CEO, The Butchart Gardens

Presentation of Regional Tourism Dashboard
Overview of this year's tourism facts and figures from the region
  • Paul Nursey,  President and CEO, Tourism Victoria

Marketing Discussion: Washington Tourism Alliance & Washington Tourism Legislation
Washington State recently passed legislation to create a statewide tourism marketing program. Hear the latest updates on these efforts.
  • Becky Bogard,  Managing Member, Bogard & Johnson LLC

2018 Industry Listening Session: Cruise
Industry professional speaks from their perspective on industry challenges and specifically about future of preclearance
  • Greg Wirtz, President, North West and Canada, Cruise Lines International Association

Discussion: The Border Challenges of Marijuana 
  • Rep. Gael Tarleton, Washington State Legislature
  • Dave Cowen, CEO, The Butchart Gardens

Access & Dispersion
Preclearance Implementation
  • Gynii Gilliam, President, Coeur d'Alene Economic Development Corporation
Other Issues
  • Rep. Gael Tarleton, Washington State Legislature
  • Dave Cowen, CEO, The Butchart Gardens

Tourism Sustainability and Resilience
IMPACT Tourism Sustainability Conference Report Out
  • Paul Nursey, President and CEO, Tourism Victoria
Perimeter Security
  • Gerry Bruno, VP Federal Government Affairs, Vancouver Airport Authority

PNWER Tourism Working Group Governance
Motion to seek Tourism Working Group appointees from each State and Province

Development of Recommendations and Resolutions

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Becky Bogard

Managing Member, Bogard & Johnson LLC
Becky Bogard is the managing member of Bogard & Johnson LLC, a public affairs and government relations firm with offices in Olympia. Before starting her own firm in November 1987, Becky was Governor Booth Gardner’s Legislative Counsel. She also served on Governor Gardner’s transition... Read More →
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Gerry Bruno

VP Federal Government Affairs, Vancouver Airport Athority
Gerry Bruno began his airport career in 1974 with Transport Canada and went on to be Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning for the newly created Vancouver Airport Authority in 1992. From 1997 to 2013, Gerry was CEO of the InterVISTAS Consulting Group before rejoining Vancouver... Read More →
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Dave Cowen

CEO; Working Group Co-chair, The Butchart Gardens
Dave Cowen is proud to be associated with The Butchart Gardens. As a biology undergraduate, Dave's career began on the front line and progressed through the operational and business sides of The Gardens. He currently holds the position of CEO, and is responsible for overseeing daily... Read More →
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Gynii Gilliam

President & CEO, Coeur d'Alene Economic Development Corporation
Gynii Abracosa Gilliam is the President & CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation (Jobs Plus, Inc.). She is charged with creating vital communities within the north Idaho region by helping diversify the economy, assisting businesses create jobs, and empowering... Read More →
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Paul Nursey

President And CEO Of Tourism, Tourism Victoria
Paul Nursey, President and CEO of Tourism Victoria since January 2014, has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience with the Canadian Tourism Commission, Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tours, Mount Seymour Resorts and Tourism Vancouver. During his tenure at Tourism Victoria... Read More →
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Rep. Gael Tarleton

Legislator; Working Group Co-Chair, Washington State Legislature
After a decade working at the Pentagon on security issues affecting ports across the country and other critical facilities, Gael ran two international subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 company in Russia. She was responsible for creating disaster preparedness and emergency response plans... Read More →
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Greg Wirtz

President, CLIA North West & Canada
In his role as CLIA-NWC president, Greg Wirtz heads a Vancouver-based team that undertakes government and industry relations on behalf of the member cruise lines and he advances partnerships in communities involved with cruise tourism development. He guides the development of economic... Read More →

Tuesday July 24, 2018 9:15am - 11:30am AKDT
Meeting Room 11

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