Annual General Meeting

Mayor Meed Ward speaking at Tourism AGM

Burlington holds a Tourism Annual General Meeting in May typically during National Tourism Week.


The AGM is an opportunity for partners to review the annual report of the previous year including a brief presentation on the audited financial report.  The Board of Directors and committees are introduced and a keynote speaker or speaker panel is the highlight of the event. This is a great opportunity for partners to learn about new marketing initiatives and network with other tourism businesses.  Registration is FREE!  Contact us if you are interested in attending.

This year, the 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 26th at 4:30 pm. In-person at the Joseph Brant Museum.

2021 Annual General Meeting

This meeting was held virtually on May 20, 2021. The Annual Report for those who could not attend can be found here.

2020 AGM Celebrating 50 Years of Partnerships– Cancelled

Due to COVID-19 the public AGM usually held in the spring annually was canceled.  To see the annual report for 2019 refer to webpage.

2019 AGM – May 23, 2019 – Courtyard by Marriott 

Tourism Burlington hosted their 2019 AGM at the new Courtyard by Marriott Burlington.  The theme of the AGM was Festival Partnerships & Community Benefits.  A speaker panel moderated by Chris Glenn Director of Parks & Recreation with the City talked about their festival, its economic impact, and how local business can become engaged to maximize impact.

  • Burlington Sound of Music Festival – Myles Rusak, Executive Director
  • Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival – Sheila Wiebe, Marketing & Education Specialist maple success story
  • Canada Day Festival – Kristina Paolucci, Coordinator of Events, City of Burlington Canada Day

For further information contact us.

2018 AGM – May 24, 2018 – Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park

Tourism Burlington hosted their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2018 and the theme was attracting cycle tourists to Burlington businesses.  A speaker panel talked about the benefits of drawing more cycle tourists and provided excellent tips on how to be cycle-friendly businesses.  Speakers included Louisa Mursell from Ontario by Bike (Transportation Options), Danijel Ozimkovic Active Transportation Technologiest and Don Thorpe from the Burlington Cycling Committee, and Kelyn Akuna from the Mattamy Cycling Centre.  For more details refer to the Media Release.
Below are the presentations from the meeting.

To become an Ontario by Bike cycle friendly business refer to the information online.  Local businesses interested in receiving bike racks for their establishment were encouraged to contact Dan Ozimkovic.