General Manager, Ottawa 2017 Bureau
Presently leading the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, a not-for-profit organization responsible for the planning and production of Canada’s 150th celebrations in Canada’s Capital, Guy Laflamme will be keynote speaker during the Prescott-Russell Rural Business Summit. With 25 years' experience in leadership positions within Canadian Heritage, the National Capital Commission and the Casino du Lac Leamy, Mr. Laflamme specializes in the creation, production and marketing of cultural, recreational and tourism products.
Leading a multidisciplinary team, Mr. Laflamme is the executive producer of a 40 million dollars year-long celebration, generating a potential direct consumer spending of more than 300 Million dollars and over 11 million participants. The program will be composed of a variety of performing arts, sporting, social and large-scale events as well as legacy projects generating a lasting impact on the Ottawa region.