SPEAKERS

 

Chris Roberts

Raised and schooled in a small coastal town in New Zealand, Chris Roberts studied politics and history at University before beginning his working life as a radio journalist.

He then worked at the New Zealand Parliament – including three years with the Minister of Tourism. That was followed by management roles in the energy sector before joining the government-funded Tourism New Zealand in 2012 as a General Manager.

In 2014, Chris moved to the Tourism Industry Association, as Chief Executive. In 2016, the organisation changed its name to Tourism Industry Aotearoa – Aotearoa being the indigenous name for New Zealand – and it continues to play a key role as the peak body for the New Zealand tourism industry.

 

Kelley Louise

A travel entrepreneur passionate about storytelling and social good, Kelley runs two sister organizations in the travel and impact space. She specializes in creative marketing for tourism clients through her boutique creative agency, The Culture Collective. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Impact Travel Alliance, the world’s largest community for socially conscious travelers and travel professionals. 

 

Kelley has built her career through carefully selected opportunities in the United States and abroad, including leadership roles in entrepreneurial endeavors, social good projects, marketing and media strategy. A content creator herself, she is an avid photographer and writer. Kelley is a passionate connector, and has an innate ability to build loyal and diverse communities. 

 

Kelley has a bachelor’s degree in Media & Culture from The New School. She lives in Brooklyn, and you can follow her adventures on social media @kelleytravels.

 

Kevin Moufiler

Kevin Mouflier is a skilled tourism industry professional with over 30 years of experience, holding various positions throughout his career. These positions include 13 years as a hotel general manager. Throughout his tourism career Kevin held positions in large branded and non-branded hotels such as Rooms Divisions Manager, Front Desk Agent, Chef Confierge, Bellman and Doorman. Past experiences included branded hotels such as the Four Seasons Hotels, Hilton International, Le Meridien, Coast Hotels & Resorts, and Best Western. Throughout his career Kevin has volunteered in various positions such as president and vice president of TIAPEI, vice president of Tourism Summerside, Chair of Best Western Atlantic COOP Marketing Committee, ACTP Management & Marketing Committees, and the Rotarian and the PEI Tourism Marketing Authority.

As Chief Executive Officer, his precedence will be in meeting with Stakeholders, including current members and non-members, to continue growing membership and promote TIAPEI benefits. These include training programs and determining common issues/challenges that stakeholders are facing that will focus towards advocating. He will continue to enhance TIAPEI’s membership program to ensure we have strong benefits to appease our members. Stakeholder engagement is key to our destiny and continued growth. This will be achieved through working with our industry committees’ advocacy, finance, strategic leadership, quality assurance, quality experience, and membership. TIAPEI is tasked to lead our next five year tourism strategy. Key goals including a road map will be priority to chart our future path of success for the tourism industry on Prince Edward Island.

Priorities of focus are to work closely with stakeholders to grow tourism on Prince Edward Island with industry led priorities and initiatives. Kevin lives in Charlottetown with his wife France, and is the proud father of Cassandra and Justin.

 

 

Jackson Davis

Jackson Davies became a household name in Canada and in many countries around the world when he starred for 16 years as Constable John Constable in Canada’s longest running TV series, The Beachcombers. Due to his role in The Beachcombers, he is one of only two Canadian who have been made honorary sergeants in the RCMP. In the years before starting a stage career that saw him acting in most of the major theatres in Canada, appearing in over 400 TV shows, films and commercials, write an award winning book, and win national and international awards for his work, Jackson came to the Yukon.

He arrived in Dawson City in 1972 as part of a theatre company from Edmonton, and spent one of the most magical summers of his life. Not only did he act on the Palace Grand Theatre’s stage as part of the Gaslight Follies, but in true northern spirit, during the day he also worked on the paddlewheeler telling tourists about Jack London’s time there. He also sold programs on the street before his Gaslight Follies show, and after the show, he would deal blackjack at Diamond Tooth Gerties.

During any time off Jackson explored the area around Dawson City and Tombstone Territorial Park. He loved his time in Dawson and always knew that he would be back.

Shawn Corrigan

Shawn Corrigan has a more than 20 year career in emergency management and response as well as experience in leadership and adult education. He has worked in high profile and high consequence industries including nuclear energy, public health, wildfire management, marine search and rescue, and emergency management consulting. His work has included first response to many incidents as well as the preparation and evolution of emergency response organizations across Canada and the United States.

Shawn’s experience is supported by a strong academic foundation. He has completed a Master’s Degree in Disaster and Emergency Management and a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Design and Development from Royal Roads University. In addition, Shawn has completed the Emergency Exercise Design Certificates program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia and holds a Forestry Technician Diploma from Sir Sandford Fleming College. Shawn has many workplace certifications in emergency management operations, health and safety, communications, management, leadership, and coaching. This combination of experience and education has allowed Shawn to achieve accreditation as a Certified Emergency Manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers