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FEATURE STORY 12 LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP A crunch and a carrot

Milena Santoro

CONTENTS FEATURES 7

EDITOR'S NOTE

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MEETING PLANNER PROFILE

CM&E chats with Leanne Calderwood

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BRINGING IT HOME

Ben Moorsom

The ROI of the sales conference

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POLISHING THE APPLE

Phil Rappoport

Taking greater ownership of your mobile app

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MEETING ABROAD

Linda J. McNairy

Should you consider an international meeting?

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INSPIRING FOOD

Leanne Andrecyk and Remi Lefebvre

A recipe for success

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THE HOSPITALITY CONNECTION

Michael O’Doherty

The dish on industry F&B best practices

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NETWORKING KNOW-HOW

Jennifer Beale

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The keys to building a powerful network

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To paraphrase Maya Angelou, people will forget what you said and did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel. It’s important advice to live by, and especially important for event planners. Every box on your list that you check off gets you closer to a successful event — food and beverage, lighting, A/V — but you can’t put “empathize” on a to-do list, and if you neglect to connect with your staff, all those boxes checked could be for naught. It takes a bit more legwork; the effort has to start with recruitment and last through the clean-up. It’s people coming to your event, and people making sure that the food is hot, the drinks are cold, the audio’s clear and the screens are in place. People work the registration desks so attendees, who’re showing up to be around like-minded people, can connect and learn, and your team is engaging with them all on an individual level umpteen times during the day. Events are massive organizational challenges. They’re also sizeable feats of emotional labour for staff, volunteers and vendors, not just the planner who brought them all together. In our cover story, “Lessons in Leadership,” award-winning planner Milena Santoro discusses the critical role event planners play not only in laying the administrative groundwork and infrastructure for the day of, but in establishing the emotional connections needed to successfully lead the event team through it, especially in the midst of a crisis. Other features on the peer-to-peer front include: • Jennifer Beale’s tips for expanding your contacts in “Networking KnowHow” (page 66). • “Bringing it Home” (page 10), Ben Moorsom’s analysis of the people side of sales. • A look at whether your next meeting ought to be international in Linda J. McNairy’s “Meeting Abroad” (page 35). Spring also marks our annual Meetings Venues guide (page 23), a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts primer on where to plan your events in 2018, and where to get the gear, talent and catering to make them memorable — your team still needs good stuff to work with, after all. Speaking of people, I’ll be taking for Sean Moon as managing editor of CM&E and its online component, Corporate Meetings Network. Sean, who for six years ensured each issue of this magazine was chock-full of informative features, is taking on another challenge: retirement. So if you have questions, comments or story ideas you want to see covered in subsequent issues, feel free to email me at gregf@mediaedge.ca — Sean, understandably, might be slow to respond. Gregory Furgala Managing Editor


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Leanne Calderwood, CMP Present: HelmsBriscoe Expertise: Site Selection Specialty: Research, Strategic Meetings Management, Social Media

Tell us about yourself. I’m a busybody go-getter and I love projects, whether at work or in my home. (Achiever is my top strength according to Strengthsfinder 2.0, which means I have a hard time sitting and doing nothing.) I thrive on connecting people to resources that help them in their work and career, and I love seeing people reach their full potential. An early adopter of social media in events, I actively share event knowledge through various social media platforms and through my blog at LeanneCalderwood.com. I’ve worked at HelmsBriscoe for the past 10 years, connecting conference and meeting planners to hotels and venues for their programs. My unique position as both hotel client and meeting planning supplier has honed my sales skills as well as my customer service skills, learning the do’s and don’ts on both sides of the coin. Raised in Alberta, I now make my home in Kelowna, B.C. with my husband and two active sons. Aside from my work and hobby of connecting people during the day, you can find me at the hockey rink, baseball diamond, running the hills of Southeast Kelowna, working in my garden or trying new jam recipes in my kitchen. Tell us about your work. What I love about the meetings industry is that it is different every single day. Working on site selection is no different as clients’ needs change continually. I spend most of my day being creative and helping clients find solutions to meet their needs, be it in researching hotels and destinations, negotiating their hotel contracts or helping provide direction on other meeting planning resources that will help them save time and money on their programs.


How did you get to where you are today? After spending several years as a corporate, association and independent meeting planner, I started with HelmsBriscoe 11 years ago to explore my passions and strengths in contract negotiation. Finding clients was the most difficult part of my journey in the beginning, but over time I honed my sales skills and learned how to communicate my value to potential clients. As such, I’ve built a business as one of Canada’s top site selection professionals, but my goal will always be to provide exemplary service to each and every one of my clients and their needs. What are some of the challenges you face? The hotel industry is always changing, whether by politics, economies or simply from region to region. Staying on top of all the nuances that will affect my client’s buying decisions is the biggest challenge. It can be hard for clients who budgeted for an event based on history, only to learn that what could be negotiated last year in one market will not work for a future program in another market. Some market changes give me an opportunity to deliver good news, but sometimes it’s the opposite, and I hate passing along disappointing news to clients when it impacts their bottom line. Is there anything you would change in our industry given the chance? For those of us who see the industry as a career, and not just a job, there’s still so much work to do to change the perceptions of what an event planner or meeting supplier does. While advocacy should happen at higher levels, it also needs to happen in our daily walks as individuals. It saddens me when I meet someone in the industry who regards their role as a job and not as a career or passion. We need as many advocate voices as possible to help create awareness about our strong role in the country’s economic landscape. Walk us through a typical day at work. As a Western Canadian, with clients and suppliers in the east. Work begins early in the day for me. Tending to client emergencies and moving programs forward is my first order of business. From there, I always carve out time for strategic thinking. This can vary week to week, but it often focuses on how to deliver more or better value to clients. Reports, communications, blog posts — I don’t want a day to go by without putting some thought into how to improve on a resource. End of day typically includes a look back at the day that was, and look ahead to what tomorrow will bring. What have been some of your biggest achievements? I really struggle with this question because we all define success so differently. By industry standards, I’ve achieved great success as a site selection specialist and as an industry volunteer with MPI, and now the Okanagan Meetings and Events Café, but I think my greatest achievement has been building a business that allows me the flexibility to work as much as I want and still have time to develop a strong blog and social media presence for our industry. I’m also raising two incredible kids, who both impress me every day with their strengths and proficiencies. They are my greatest achievement.

“I LOVE WHEN A CLIENT CAN SAY TO ME AFTER AN EVENT: “FOR OUR NEXT CONFERENCE, LETS FIND A HOTEL JUST LIKE THIS ONE, BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY!” THEN I KNOW THEY LOVED THE LAYOUT AND FORMAT, AND THE CHALLENGE IS ON ME TO REPLICATE THAT SUCCESSFUL FORMULA FOR FUTURE EVENTS.”

What do you like best about the meetings industry, particularly in your region or city? The absolute best thing about the meetings industry is the people! I’ve met so many dedicated and intelligent individuals over the years. In fact, I just met someone I’ve been social-media stalking for years; I was awestruck — she is so smart and so talented! Our industry is full of these talented people and they inspire me to be better. I’m also very lucky to live in a beautiful destination where the potential for meetings has only just begun. There is so much more work and advocacy to be done to bring meetings to the beautiful Okanagan, and now I can help be a part of that. Who are some of your notable clients? Most of my clients are from organizations that run lean on resources (associations or corporations). I find I work best with these planners as it offers a more collaborative and team-member-driven environment. While my role may be small in the grand scheme of things, I like to be seen as a team member that can be leaned on when needed. My responsibilities increase when working with them, and I love that! Let me contribute value and find ways to be more strategic with your programs. How do you deal with the challenges of work-life balance? I prefer the term “balance” over “work-life balance.” As with many in our industry, work is not a nine to five job. I work 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., but I also take my kids to school and their sports. I don’t enjoy sitting by the pool or the beach reading a novel, so I typically work when the rest of the gang is enjoying the sun. I find I’m highly creative when I’m on the beach or the dock, so I may as well crack open the laptop and get some strategic stuff done! What are some of your most memorable events and why? While my role is not as the actual producer of the event, I do receive feedback when clients are onsite about the hotel and destination that were contracted for their groups. I love when a client can say to me after an event: “For our next conference, lets find a hotel just like this one, but across the country!” Then I know they loved the layout and format, and the challenge is on me to replicate that successful formula for future events.

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BUILDINGBUZZ

BRINGING

IT HOME The ROI of the Sales Conference By Ben Moorsom

When the sales conference is over and your teams are back in the field, are they applying what they learned? Selling is one of the toughest jobs in any organization. It requires the right mix of motivation, personality and skill to persuade a potential buyer to commit to a deal. And it’s a grind — pursuing leads, relentlessly following up, making them the right offer, all while keeping a close eye on the competition. It’s not for the faint of heart, this job. To keep the motivation going, organizations stage sales conferences. As with all such 10 | www.corporatemeetingsnetwork.ca

events, the aim is to get attendees fired-up enough to remain motivated long after it’s over. Unlike contests, which are aimed at generating raw competition within a limited time period, conferences often include an educational element with the expectation that salespeople will retain the learning and ultimately use it to improve their performance once they are back in the field. So how will you drive retention?

GETTING YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT It’s important to ask what you want your/ your client’s conference to accomplish. What are your organization’s priorities and how will this conference align with them? What do you expect your attendees to do differently as a result of this conference? Sales conferences are ultimately opportunities to continue learning about and honing one’s craft. A motivated salesperson


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reaction enhances recall for any subsequent material — especially sales strategies and tactics — and helps salespeople emotionally identify with their organization.

will seek out the latest in techniques and technologies and will want to hear from their leaders and other leading practitioners on how to grow their skills and careers. While the quality of speakers, interactive sessions and presentations is of obvious importance, more critical is that they are selected and designed in such a way that aligns with the themes and priorities of the conference and your organization. GETTING EMOTIONAL Everyone in sales knows that what they do is ultimately an emotional proposition. You don’t close a deal on logic or information alone. While those things are important along the way, they are not what ultimately gets the buyer to sign. The deal closes when you have created enough of an emotional impact with the buyer that they trust what you have to offer. The appeals you make to your sales force at an event need to do the same thing: Create enough of an emotional impact to inspire not just trust, but also retention and action. Recall is highest when the content is emotionally compelling, regardless of whether it’s a document, a graphic or a cinematic experience. Imagine you are introducing a new, life-saving medication to a gathering of pharmaceutical sales reps. You could jump right into sales tactics, or you could show a video which tells the stories of patients who’ve had their lives saved by the medication. Putting the product into the emotional context of a patient’s life suddenly imbues it with a human dimension, evoking an empathetic response from the audience. This kind of emotional

KEEPING IT POSITIVE One of the mistakes sales organizations make is using comparisons to improve group performance. The comparison of individual sales results doesn’t capture the fact that performance is determined by a more nuanced combination of motivation, hands-on experience, market conditions and skill, attributes that are essentially unquantifiable. Sales volumes alone don’t tell the story. The approach therefore needs to be more positive. There should be a constructive, forward-looking emphasis on goals as opposed to past failings. Even if a salesforce has outperformed expectations, motivation can lapse without clear, challenging goals and the support of one’s organization. Positive feedback is another important consideration. Communicating favourable feedback is an excellent opportunity to encourage salespeople to build on their strengths and tackle even more challenging goals. The concept of positive messaging should be integrated throughout an event platform, interactive sessions, keynotes and multimedia presentations. INTENSITY VS. RECOVERY The ongoing stress of continuous learning and engagement at a typical conference is just as important to consider as the emotional impact of its messaging. As we have discussed elsewhere, regulating the emotional intensity of the event is key to ensuring that attendees have time to recharge, remain engaged for the entire program and don’t burn out. The timing, frequency, duration and nature of breaks is therefore of vital importance. Some programs are reliant on intense, persistent messaging throughout the entire

event. Attendees become worn out by the volume of content earlier, but if the later days of the conference are not adapted to allow cognitive, emotional or physical recovery, exhaustion ensues, along with prolonged recovery time. Thus, more recovery time should be allocated during the latter part of an event. Doing so increases sustained attention. In addition, it is important to provide enough free time for each attendee to engage in activities that they prefer. When given this freedom, attendees tend to be less emotionally exhausted after the break and report less physical symptoms of strain such as headache, eyestrain and lower back pain. PEER TO PEER It’s easy to forget that bringing people into a single location is a rare opportunity for peers and colleagues who do not often cross paths to connect, socialize, share and learn from each other. Support by peers and supervisors has been linked to applying to a higher extent newly learned knowledge and skills. Sales conferences are perfect venues for practitioners to meet, greet and exchange experiences. As well as providing breaks, event designers should create different opportunities for people to break into small groups for both working sessions and informal networking. Who doesn’t like to share war stories? It’s a way of bonding, finding commonality with your peers, and building team solidarity. CONCLUSION All of these considerations reflect the interplay of emotion and information, of individual and group, and activity and recovery that make up the design of a successful sales conference — one which not only motivates, but penetrates the mind to the extent that attendees return to the field both renewed and equipped to achieve their goals.

Ben Moorsom is the world’s leading practitioner of neuroscaping. Since founding the Debut Group in 1997, Ben has made it his mission to challenge and disrupt ineffective conventions of business communications, pioneering new approaches that engage people and truly capture their attention. By applying advances from psychology and neuroscience, Ben and his team turn audiences into participants. Ben is a frequent keynote speaker and co-conspirator at global conferences on communication thought leadership. www.debutgroup.com Corporate Meetings & Events Spring/Summer 2018 |  11


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COVERSTORY

LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP A crunch and a carrot By Milena Santoro

In an events management course that I teach, we were discussing the attributes of successful leadership in the events industry. During the session, students asked: what was a difficult leadership situation I had encountered in my work, and how I had resolved it and what I learned from the situation.

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COVERSTORY As you can imagine, there are many problematic situations that I, like many other event leaders, have encountered in our sector, but one scenario quickly came to mind. It was during a major public event that we were contracted to execute. In many ways this triangle was a logistic nightmare, as there were three locations involved, point A, B and C. Point C was located an hourand-a-half from Point A, and visitors and those unfamiliar with the geography were unaware of the time and mileage involved in moving from one location to another. Thousands of spectators from around the world who had paid for expensive tickets needed to be shuttled from location to location. My assignment was to organize the teams, whose duties included acting as hosts, taking tickets, organizing luggage and assigning seating on the shuttles. Hundreds of buses were moving in, unloading passengers with their luggage and then reloading and heading back out to various venues. The crowds were huge and the pressure on the volunteers to act efficiently, and in a safe and timely manner, was immense. Earlier in the planning, I had mentioned to the organizers that 30 per cent more staff and volunteers should be recruited to account for unforeseen circumstances. Due to a misjudgment, however, not enough staff and volunteers had showed up to do the work of coping with the shuttles. This was a chaotic situation, with frazzled staff and volunteers who needed to cope with spectators who were very anxious to get to arriving on time and their planned events. An immediate resolution was required. I quickly drafted a plan based on identifying who needed to be where. I introduced myself to the volunteers and staff, and acknowledged that we were in a difficult situation. Explaining the problems we were encountering, I encouraged the workers to be flexible, to step up and pitch in

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to get the job done. I emphasized that we were proudly representing our organization and stakeholders and reminded them how lucky we were to be part of this great undertaking. Finally, as lightheartedly as possible, I reminded them that we were also there to have fun. Where possible, volunteers were given choices as to what extra jobs they might undertake, and were asked to consider signing up for other shifts well beyond what they had originally intended. Our management team communicated with the police, city and road authorities and transport companies so that their expectations wouldn’t be unrealistic given the circumstances. I kept communicating and checking in to provide clarification where it was needed, got up-to-the-minute information and provided everybody with the latest updates. It was also necessary to reassure the spectators who were aware that there were logistical problems. Communication and transparency were vital. I stood next to the staff and volunteers to address the spectators and informed them that, “We have a situation and are short resources, but we are doing our very best. We recognize you will be upset and might be late, however we are trying our hardest. Please be patient with us.” The volunteers were also encouraged to enlist the cooperation and goodwill of the crowds by reassuring them that every effort was being made to get people to their destinations as swiftly and as efficiently as possible. As many of the visitors were unfamiliar with English, the volunteers were reminded to use reassuring body language, and where possible to encourage linguistic help from other spectators.

LEADING BY LEANING What was to be learned from this experience? Certainly taking notice about the need for more volunteers would have been a take-away lesson. It would have prevented the situational problems from arising. What was the real root of the problem, though? Was the problem with the advice itself, or was the problem in actually accepting advice? The advice was sound, so the problem was probably in taking heed of the suggestion of another person. I began to think about how many of us in our profession are Certified Special Events Professionals or had Certified Meeting Professional certification. As there are so many different sub-specialties involved in event management, many of us had broadened our base of skills and knowledge by seeking extra experience or gaining knowledge in these foundational areas. However, nobody can be a master in all areas. Effective leaders know when to seek out others who have specialized skills, experience or knowledge and know when to seek advice. Most importantly, great managers also know when to accept advice without feeling intimidated. This has always been a hard task for those among us who like to keep control or micromanage. It is sometimes humbling to have to lean on others, but a good leader will also know who will provide the foundations of support. In our particular crunch situation, people stepped up and assumed responsibilities by helping in whatever area was needed. We


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had started working and communicating as a team and depended on each other. We were able to identify and prioritize tasks, and most importantly, we got the job done. Yay team! LEADING BY FLEXING Would our transportation situation have been solved if the volunteers had kept to the specific jobs they had been given or kept strictly to the shifts they had been assigned? No. Some tasks for our volunteers and staff were unanticipated. We needed people to be flexible to fill in the gaps and to extend their shifts to accommodate no-shows. The only way we were able to get the job done was by stretching these workers. Could this have caused a refusal to buy in to the extra work, or even a walk out? Possibly. Volunteers need special consideration. They aren’t paid and their incentive to do a job comes from seeing the value of what they are contributing. They need recognition and should feel very needed for the specific job they are doing. They also need to feel that they are contributing to the success of the whole event. It is this validation that needs to come from leadership and shown by example, and it is this validation that leads to flexibility in getting the job done.

LEADING BY REACHING OUT On reflection, I‘d come to realize that the most critical aspect of dealing with our staff and volunteers was dealing with their emotions and those of the spectators. The visitors were dealing with uncertainties, frustrations and the physical pressures of the crowd. The volunteers were equally pressured. They were trying to do their best but were overwhelmed by the difficulties in doing the jobs they had been assigned. Faces and bodies were telling stories of emotions that were building and near to boiling over. Above all, we needed to turn down the pressure. What helped to defuse the negativity was recalling what I had learned about emotional intelligence. Back in 1981, Howard Gardiner described multiple intelligences. Intelligence, he reasoned, came in different forms. There are seven intelligences, he believed, two of which are intrapersonal (the ability to understand one’s self) and interpersonal (the ability to work with others). Later, in 1995, Daniel Goleman suggested that emotion and social skills give people advantages in areas such as love and leadership. Growing evidence, based on the research of these and others, have supported the idea that understanding emotions, their triggers, and their effects,

is vital for coping with environmental demands and pressures. However, a person’s own emotions can get in the way of accurately accessing the emotions of others. When I got a reading of the state of minds of the people I was serving, I needed to focus on their body language and non-verbal communication. My personal feelings of frustration and anger needed to put aside. I knew how I would be feeling in the same situation and knew I needed to empathize with and validate the emotions of others. This was, in effect, using intrapersonal intelligence to support much needed interpersonal abilities. Reaching out to calm the emotional energy of the crowd, and eliciting their sympathetic understanding of the situation was the first step. As the team began to work more efficiently, the pressure dropped. Faces and bodies relaxed and everybody started having a more pleasurable and fun time. LEADING BY MOVEMENT I thought a lot about my experience with this particular event. The more I reflected, the more I came to realize that in the big picture, more should be done to facilitate skilled leadership, and this applied to me personally. I needed to take a more active role in mentoring, apart from my coaching roles. My role working with the staff and volunteers at the event had been that of a coach, and was task oriented. I’d developed a game plan and had assigned tasks, albeit with input from the workers. The coaching was complete when the job was finished. Mentoring is different, however, as it is person-oriented, and often continues over an extended period of time. I’d always wanted to facilitate the career development of others and support others as I had been supported. My aim had always been to encourage others who worked in our allied professional fields, but I recognized that I also wanted to help develop the knowledge and skills of those who were involved in the event industry. CRUNCH TO CARROTS I recently had the privilege of attending a talk given by former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a leader many people love and admire, me especially. She

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COVERSTORY stood out as one of the most passionate and accomplished first ladies in history because of her charisma, compassion, perseverance, self-confidence and powerful communication abilities — definitely all traits of a successful leader. She talked about spending the first year in the White House deciding where to put her supportive efforts. There were many calls for her to support different causes but she decided to limit what she would undertake and “go deep, not broad.” She was particularly concerned about the physical health and nutrition of American children. This led her to plant a garden at the White House, because to her, food was universal. Much like in leadership, a leader should start from a horizontal line, a foundation. They should take the input from others in order to grow, like Michelle’s garden. She concluded that waving a finger cannot get people to move forward. This carrot was a symbol of the initiative that all could agree on and move forward with together. She understood that you could get people to move to where they needed to be by holding a carrot rather than a stick. So, she planted carrots. The

White House vegetable garden initiative led to an American countrywide focus on improving the health of children. This in turn led to industry leaders getting on board and supporting legislation to promote healthier foods. I’ve always wanted to facilitate practical purposeful action, such as demonstrated by Michelle Obama. I’ve been putting more of a strategic effort and energy into mentoring people who would be our future leaders by encouraging others through industry memberships and by organizing as well as teaching training and development programs. Good leadership has always been about making the people around you more powerful. In answer to the student questions about this experience, I ensured my leadership was successful by reading the situation, recognizing what was wrong and fixing it. Taking a step back and analyzing the situation our team was in was critical. In reflection I recognized the skills I had, but also the skills I needed to work on, such as ensuring that others really understood the necessity of having the right number of people for the job.

It is always so important and to be responsive to people’s emotions and needs, especially in a crunch situation. Was there a carrot in this story? I think so. Recognizing the need for increasing my leadership skills, as well as others, has been the carrot that has led me down my career’s path for the past 25 years. Now it’s your turn – what crunches and what carrots are leading you to become a leader? Milena Santoro, CMM, CMP, PIDP, CWP, is an award-winning certified meeting and special events professional, author, international professional speaker, educator and mentor. For the past 25 years, she has earned many accolades managing events for corporations, international associations, social clients and not-for-profit agencies. Milena is founder of MS Productions Inc., an international full-service event, wedding and destination management company with offices in Canada and Italy. For more information, visit www.milenasantoro.com; Instagram: @santoromilena; Twitter: @santoromilena #followtheleader; Facebook: Milena Santoro; LinkedIn: Milena Santoro.

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HILTON MISSISSAUGA/MEADOWVALE 6750 Misissauga Road | Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3 | 905 542 6713 | yyzmo-salesadm@hilton.com | HiltonMeadowvale.com

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POLISHING THE APPLE Taking greater ownership of your mobile app

By Phil Rappoport

One of the important tasks for meeting planners is to ensure that their organization’s branding is prominent at every visible aspect of their conferences: website, print program, signage, merchandise and much more. The mobile app is also one of those vehicles that incorporate branding, initially and most noticeably on the icon that is displayed on a user’s device.

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Marketing professionals salivate at the notion of their brand identities having a close and ongoing relationship with their customers. Knowing their icon can be viewed several times a day as users swipe their mobile devices has been one of the simplest, innovative and arguably inexpensive ways to drive brand impressions created to date. The two prominent mobile device platforms, Apple and Android, each have a unique set of guidelines that determine the eligibility of apps to be placed in their digital stores. Estimates from 2017 suggested that Apple had more than 2.2 million apps in its App Store, and Android had more than 2.8 million apps. UPDATES POLICY Before Apple changed its App Store policies in 2017, most companies and organizations typically turned to app providers for their technical expertise to handle all the communications and submissions with Apple and Android. But in 2017, Apple instituted a move to ostensibly clean up its App Store to eliminate what it considered copycat apps and to improve the overall level of quality of apps it made available. What planners might not realize is that, as part of the submission process, Apple has employees assigned to review each and every app, and to correspond with developers with questions or feedback. How many staff are assigned to review apps is not publicly known. In Apple’s case, the company communicates its criteria for app approval prominently. At the top of its app review page, Apple states, “We review all apps submitted to the App Store in an effort to determine whether they are reliable, perform as expected, and are free of offensive material.” The first part of that statement is to make sure each app Apple reviews meets an acceptable level of functionality and that the app complies with its usability standards. 18 | www.corporatemeetingsnetwork.ca

Section 4.2 of Apple’s Review Guidelines reads as follows: 4.2 Minimum Functionality Your app should include features, content, and UI (user interface) that elevate it beyond a repackaged website. If your app is not particularly useful, unique, or “app-like,” it doesn’t belong on the App Store. If your App doesn't provide some sort of lasting entertainment value, or is just plain creepy, it may not be accepted. Apps that are simply a song or movie should be submitted to the iTunes Store. Apps that are simply a book or game guide should be submitted to the iBooks Store. The larger issue that Apple wanted to address in its rule change is who owns the apps that are being submitted. From Apple’s perspective, the tens of thousands of app providers who submit apps are contractors, some of whom may have been flooding the store with the same app over and over — possibly with different names, and in many cases the same exact code and framework (or spam Apple might argue) — requiring Apple to expend a tremendous amount of resources to review each one. Various media reports in 2017 suggested that some of Apple’s frustration stemmed from having to manage the review of gaming apps, an extremely popular and profitable segment of the app space. SEEKS BETTER CONNECTION Another issue is that Apple decided it was more important to establish a relationship with most end clients, not just app providers. The financial impact of this new arrangement could be huge, as Apple has assessed a US$99 annual fee per development account, but not per app submitted. For example, developers who submit 100 apps within their account have only been charged U$99 total for the year. And while Apple has downplayed the financial signficance of its rules revision — and even incorporated a waiver of the fee for qualified non-profits — its establishment of account ownership by the end users should

increase its account base and revenues dramatically. Arguably, it’s justifiable; organizing and publishing an enormous directory of apps to be ultimately convenient and easy to use for the consumer is a painstaking, time-intensive and constantly evolving task. The party Apple has taken aim at is app providers who essentially use a template but appear to display no originality from one app to the next. While gaming apps might have been the primary target, the meetings industry was caught in Apple’s web. Other industries have been affected, too, such as restaurants, small businesses and professional services where using an experienced app provider that caters to a specific industry is more convenient and considerably less expensive than hiring an app developer to build an entire app from scratch. The clause in Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines that has sparked the most controversy and the most activity among app providers and meeting professionals is this: 4.2.6 Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected unless they are submitted directly by the provider of the app’s content. These services should not submit apps on behalf of their clients and should offer tools that let their clients create customized, innovative apps that provide unique customer experiences. Another acceptable option for template providers is to create a single binary to host all client content in an aggregated or “picker” model, for example as a restaurant finder app with separate customized entries or pages for each client restaurant, or as an event app with separate entries for each client event. From this statement, Apple is establishing and acknowledging two kinds of apps going forward: the branded app and the container (“picker”) app. The branded app is the version with the end client’s logo, artwork and label (the name under the icon). To emphasize


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ownership, Apple will require companies and organizations to enroll in the Apple Developer Program. They can still use an app provider who uses a proprietary template in order to scale their business, but the buck clearly stops with the end client. Many providers offering this option are charging a premium, as there is more work involved in setting up the app and to maintain it over time. The container app will be seen as the quicker, easier to set up, and less expensive route. In an example for the meetings industry, attendees will download the app provider’s branded app. Then by typing in a code or via a search, attendees will locate the organization’s event within the app provider’s app. WEIGHING THE BENEFITS There’s no right or wrong. However, planners will have to examine the costbenefit ratio of having a branded app and be prepared to complete a series of steps and agreements with Apple and their app provider. There’s clearly more effort involved on the planner’s behalf for the branded app. So, having digested Apple’s changes, what do meeting planners need to do? If the branded version is the app of choice, Apple’s roadmap now points definitively to organizations and associations enrolling in the Apple Developer program, which can be found online. Apple’s intent is that while app providers may still be in the mix — someone’s got to build the app, enhance it with features/and fix bugs — the party ultimately responsible for the app’s content will be considered the developer of record. These are the initial steps planners and organizers need to take to enable their app providers to execute and submit a mobile app: Get your D-U-N-S number. Apple requires this unique ID from the organization that will ultimately be responsible for the app. This number — assigned by

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Dun & Bradstreet, a credit agency founded in the mid-1800s—can be obtained at no cost. Apple links to a D-U-N-S lookup tool if you’re not sure if you have one. If a D-UN-S number doesn’t exist, it can be obtained through D&B. While simple to request, allow D&B as many as 30 days to assign and send you the number. The D-U-N-S number is required by Apple regardless of which country the organization is based, where the event is to being held or whether the organization is a for-profit or non-profit. Create an Apple ID. It is recommended you use a domain assigned to your company or organization. Creating an Apple ID will include answering several security questions, after which Apple will send an email with a code to verify the Apple account.

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Once the Apple ID is created, sign in to your Apple account and select “Join the Apple Developer program.” Follow all the steps. Apple’s annual fee for the Developer Program is currently US$99 per year, however some non-profits may qualify for a waiver and pay nothing.

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Apple will r e v i e w t h e application and contact you. Yes, a real representative from Apple may call you to personally verify all the information in your account. Upon approval, you can proceed to build your app and submit it to Apple.

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Note that your organization’s approval into the program doesn’t guarantee that the app itself will be approved. It’s a different process. If you are using an app provider whose business is to build, customize, and submit apps regularly to the App Store, you may invite the provider into your App account as an Admin, much like you would assign a colleague or agency for your website or social media accounts. After that, you’ll invite your app provider into your iTunes Connect account (within your Apple ID) as a user. This essentially allows your app provider to act on your behalf and to manage the submission process. Be sure to interview and hire an experienced app provider who intimately understands the entire process with Apple and Android. Once the app provider has access to the Apple and iTunes accounts, it can then use its platform to customize the app, incorporate the client’s branding and imagery, and submit it to Apple as it normally would. The end benefit for organizers is that they have the ultimate ownership of their app in the App Store, and that’s what Apple has always intended. As of this writing, Android has not followed suit with any revision to its procedures with regards to the app’s ownership. Google Play Store’s developer agreement requires a US$25 one-time payment from the developer, and it has a different (and significantly faster) approval process when submitting the mobile app.

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Phil Rappoport is vice president of sales/marketing for the AgendaPop app, operated by OpenConcept Systems, Inc. He is a board member for MPI Potomac and is an industry speaker for a wide variety of meeting industry associations. He can be reached by email at phil@ agendapop.com. Corporate Meetings & Events Spring/Summer 2018 |  19


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Manitoba Museum: AJ Enns Photography

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Helping make your next event a memorable one

Whatever your meeting theme, delegate demographic or specific event needs, there is a unique venue available to accommodate it. Check out the following pages for just a few of the possibilities that can help make your next event an affair to remember! 20 | www.corporatemeetingsnetwork.ca

Fairmont Winnipeg

Looking for a venue that fits your client’s young, urban, Millennial demographic? Consider hosting your next event at an adrenaline-inducing facility featuring a range of exciting activities such as rock climbing, ping pong, sports simulators or interactive games. Or how about arranging for your crowd of art or history buffs to attend their next gala at one of Canada’s amazing museums and curatorial centres?

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MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES Fairmont Winnipeg

Are your delegates and attendees tired of looking at the same old convention centre or hotel meeting room set up and decor? If so, why not explore one of the ever-expanding unique venue options now available in destination cities across Canada?

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HOST YOUR NEXT RECEPTION HERE, AT THE MANITOBA MUSEUM! 204-988-0665 / rentals@manitobamuseum.ca ManitobaMuseum.ca @ManitobaMuseum


An Unforgettable Event Venue. Plan your next event at the Vancouver Aquarium. With stunning galleries as a backdrop and inspired cuisine, the Vancouver Aquarium hosts events of all sizes.

Learn more at vanaqua.org/plan/events

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PARC OLYMPIQUE Montréal’s Olympic Park

Organize your events at this iconic and mythical landmark. Be part of history! AN IMPRESSIVE SITE WITH UNUSUAL SPACES AND INFINITE POSSIBILITIES. No matter the event you have in mind, the Olympic Park offers you a prime location thanks to a variety of venues in different sizes, each featuring unique characteristics. Your imagination’s the limit! THE OLYMPIC STADIUM PLAYING FIELD WILL KNOCK YOUR EVENT OUT OF THE PARK! Put together an unforgettable event on our playing field, which can be configured for private get-togethers and large events alike. It’s sure to score you points! DISCOVER A VAST, VERSATILE SPACE IN THE STADIUM’S HALL. Located on the Stadium’s main level, the Hall can be transformed to host an intimate event or something on a much grander scale. This flexible space allows for a wide variety of configurations to host banquets, galas, receptions, and more.

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ESPACE 300 AND LEVEL 300: ONE FLOOR, MULTIPLE SPACES. The rich architecture and natural lighting of Espace 300 are perfect for your meetings and get-togethers. This space can also be combined with other areas on Level 300— including Salon 300 and a variety of rooms and lodges—to create the ideal setting for launching event, conferences, lectures, cocktails, exhibits, and meetings. HEAD UP THE MONTRÉAL TOWER AND USE THE CITY AS A BACKDROP FOR YOUR EVENT. The venues at the top of the tallest inclined tower in the world provide a warm décor and a magical view. THE ESPLANADE IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR OUTDOOR EVENTS BIG AND SMALL. This vast outdoor space can be divided into various sections and host events from 250 to 25,000 people. Your guests will love

its unique character and the magnificent backdrop featuring the iconic Olympic Stadium and Tower. HOST AN EVENT PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER! Take advantage of all the prestige the site has to offer, and add a truly memorable touch to your events.

Contact information: Josiane Pineault T 514 252-4141 ext 5051 josiane.pineault@rio.gouv.qc.ca


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MEETING SERVICES & PRODUCTS Association......................................................................72 Audio Visual Services.......................................................72 Catering..........................................................................73 Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB)....................................74 Destination Management Company (DMC)........................75 Entertainment & Talent......................................................75 Event Management & Consulting Services..........................76 Food & Beverage Services................................................77 Gifts, Incentives & Other Items..........................................80 Insurance.........................................................................80 Mobile Event Services.......................................................80 Recording & Translation Services.......................................80 Registration, Staffing & Badging Services..........................80 Sport Tourism...................................................................81 Security...........................................................................81 Team Building Services.....................................................81 Technology Services.........................................................81 Videoconferencing & Web Casting Services.......................81

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ALEXANDER KEITH’S NOVA SCOTIA BREWERY BAYVIEW WILDWOOD RESORT

1500 Port Stanton Parkway Severn Bridge, ON P0E 1N0 P: 705-689-2338 TF: 800-461-0243 F: 705-689-8042 W: www.bayviewwildwood.com E: grpsales@bayviewwildwood.com C: Jason Stanton

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317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 P: 416-979-6634 W: www.ago.ca/host-your-event E: events@ago.net Experience world-class art, panoramic views of Toronto and Frank Gehry’s stunning architecture. With a permanent collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the AGO is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. Feel inspired and experience art at your next event. The AGO is equipped to host your social and corporate affair. With multiple event spaces, seminar rooms and a theatre to choose from, there is a venue for every type of event. Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate meeting, a product launch or anything in between, the AGO will cater to your every need. Your event will be an unforgettable experience with the expertise of our full-service team. Location: Atlantic

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1 Austin Terrace Toronto, ON M5R 1X8 P: 416-923-1171 W: www.casaloma.ca E: events@casaloma.ca A New Benchmark for a Historical Landmark. Completed in 1914, Casa Loma is a historical landmark as one of North America’s only castles and offers a one of a kind backdrop for any event. Dedicated to the highest standard of hospitality, Casa Loma offers the ultimate experience in ambiance, cuisine and customer service. Casa Loma is the perfect setting for an exceptional event. Accommodating groups of 15 to 1,500, Casa Loma offers a choice of room and catering options to suit all tastes. Location: Atlantic

770 Don Mills Road Toronto, ON M3C 1T3 P: 416-696-3150 TF: 888-696-1110 F: 416-696-3163 W: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca E: privateevents@ontariosciencecentre.ca C: Roxann Braithwaite-Grant, Sales & Event Representative

The Ontario Science Centre is an inspired choice for your next event. Our unique facility offers a variety of event spaces, interactive exhibits, and corporate team building options. With indoor and outdoor space, this venue has the perfect chemistry to turn your special occasion into a memorable event. Location: Atlantic

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Year-round resort only 90 minutes north of Toronto in the historic village of Port Stanton. Meeting and banquet space with lakeside outdoor patios. Rooms, suites and cottages ranging from one to five-bedrooms. Caters to business meetings, team events, social gatherings and weddings. Extensive recreation facilities and services.

1496 Lower Water Street Halifax, NS B3J 1R9 P: 902-455-1474 TF: 866-612-1820 W: www.keiths.ca E: matt.miles@labatt.com Tour guides lead guests on an energetic trip through Alexander Keith’s historic brewery which includes the dining room, brewhouse and our 1820 period bar which offers music, songs, stories and two mugs of Mr. Keith’s finest. Group rates and customized event packages available year-round.

301 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2T6 F: 416-601-4712 W: www.cntower.ca E: sales@cntower.ca Unique, unexpected and unforgettable... a variety of unique settings, award-winning cuisine and ambiance make the CN Tower Toronto’s most exclusive event venue and the perfect choice for spectacular events - dining, receptions, meetings, product launches, corporate parties, intimate gatherings and more. 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower features award-winning regional Canadian cuisine showcasing local producers.

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Well over double the number of Australian tourists visited Canada (375,395, +12.6%) than Canadian tourists visited Australia (167,300, +10.0%) overall in 2017. (SOURCE: HTTP://EN.DESTINATIONCANADA.COM/)

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BANQUET HALL TCU PLACE - SASKATOON’S ARTS & CONVENTION CENTRE

35 - 22 Street East Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8 P: 306-975-7926 TF: 888-639-7770 F: 306-975-7804 W: www.tcuplace.com E: sdecker@tcuplace.com Situated in beautiful downtown Saskatoon, TCU Place features over 104,000 sq. ft. of modern space including 21 exceptional rooms with unlimited configurations allowing maximum flexibility for your conference, meeting, tradeshow or banquet. The centre also features luxurious rooms with 19’ ceilings and natural light. Book your event now and let TCU Place create a great experience for you! Location:

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8440 Highway 27 Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A5 P: 905-851-2200 TF: 800-533-3009 F: 905-851-2292 W: www.lejardin.com E: julian@lejardin.com C: Julian Parentela

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Conveniently located in Vaughan, minutes from Pearson International Airport with easy access to all major highways. Over 600 complimentary ground level parking spots available and hotel accommodations in close proximity. The venue boasts over 38,000sq. ft. of beautifully appointed function space in an award winning, French inspired décor. Elegant ballrooms, bright stunning foyers, grand fireplaces and walkout to courtyard space have been designed to host a wide range of events in sheer comfort and sophistication. Château Le Jardin’s location, professional service and exquisite food, make it the ideal venue to host your next meeting or event. Location: Atlantic

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THEMUSEUM

10 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 P: 519-749-9387 ext. 223 F: 519-749-8612 W: www.THEMUSEUM.ca E: GroupSales@THEMUSEUM.ca

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In 2017, tourism generated $41.2 billion in gross domestic product (GDP), up 6.3% from the previous year. Tourism captured a 2.06% share of the total GDP in Canada, representing a gain of 0.02 percentage points over 2016.

317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 P: 416-979-6634 W: www.ago.ca/host-your-event E: events@ago.net Experience world-class art, panoramic views of Toronto and Frank Gehry’s stunning architecture. With a permanent collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the AGO is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. Feel inspired and experience art at your next event. The AGO is equipped to host your social and corporate affair. With multiple event spaces, seminar rooms and a theatre to choose from, there is a venue for every type of event. Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate meeting, a product launch or anything in between, the AGO will cater to your every need. Your event will be an unforgettable experience with the expertise of our full-service team. Location: Atlantic

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CLUB REGENT EVENT CENTRE

1425 Regent Avenue West Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B2 P: 204-957-2578 TF: 800-265-3912 W: www.clubregent.com/eventcentre E: banquets@mbll.ca Conveniently connected to the Club Regent Casino and Canad Inns hotel, the brand new Club Regent Event Centre is a one-of-a-kind facility that gives you the power to transform the venue to meet your vision. Using state-of-the-art mechanics, you can reconfigure the space in a multitude of layouts and seating options to create the perfect ambiance, whether it’s an expansive trade show floor or an elegant setting for a gala dinner. Professional in-house audio-visual production will ensure your event will look and sound spectacular. We offer ample complimentary parking and shuttle bus service, with an array of casino services and amenities. Contact us today to create an extraordinary event that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Location: Atlantic

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EVRAZ PLACE

185 Graydon Hall Drive Toronto, ON M3A 3B4 P: 416-449-5432 F: 416-449-9830 W: www.graydonhall.com E: concierge@graydonhall.com

MANITOBA MUSEUM

1700 Elphinstone Street Regina, SK S4P 2Z6 P: 306-781-9200 F: 306-781-9242 W: www.evrazplace.com E: queensbury@evrazplace.com

C: Nicole Pieckenhagen

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Evraz Place is the largest interconnected multipurpose event complex of its kind in Canada and home to the Brandt Centre, Queensbury Convention Centre, the Co-operators Centre, EventPlex, Canada Centre, Mosaic Stadium and International Trade Centre facilities. It is located on 102 acres of land with 1.9 million sq. ft. of indoor space to accommodate events of any size. Located in the heart of downtown Regina close to the airport, Evraz Place offers complimentary parking, 21 meeting rooms, 3 restaurants, award-winning catering services and everything you need for a successful event. Location: Atlantic

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Host It Here! The Manitoba Museum is unique in Canada, as it is the only heritage and science centre to offer a combination of world-class history galleries, along with a science gallery and planetarium theatre. Centrally located in downtown Winnipeg, the Manitoba Museum is the perfect off-site venue for any function or event. From our unique venues, to our professional staff, the Manitoba Museum provides one-of-a-kind venues for conferences, dinners, receptions or business meetings. From 25 to 1200, formal or informal, business or private, your event will be a memorable experience when you host it here. Location: Atlantic

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Recharge, rejuvenate, luxuriate and motivate - Graydon Hall, Toronto's premier boutique reception facility is the perfect location to clear the mind, stimulate the psyche, and pamper your team or your clients. It is nestled amidst 4 acres of formal gardens, yet located just minutes from downtown Toronto. Graydon Hall specializes in conferences, seminars, business meetings, strategy development sessions, product launches, or team building sessions. At Graydon Hall we understand that you require an experienced staff to create an event that truly is a reflection of your corporate image. It is our mission to attend to every detail to ensure every comfort and convenience from the moment you make an inquiry, through the planning process, to event execution.

190 Rupert Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 P: 204-998-0665 F: 204-942-3151 W: www.manitobamuseum.ca E: lrobert@manitobamuseum.ca

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DEER CREEK GOLF & BANQUET FACILITY

2700 Audley Road North Ajax, ON L1Z 1T7 P: 905-427-7737 F: 905-427-1574 W: www.eventsdeercreek.com E: info@golfdeercreek.com C: Ashley Vandenberg

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility is comprised of breathtaking views sure to motivate your team and inspire creativity for any event. Each of our banquet rooms has unique characteristics and charm and can accommodate groups from 10 to 600 people. Our team of Event Coordinators will help provide you with the perfect room and guidance for your special event. We take pride in providing customers with food and beverage at an exceptional standard that is sure to exceed expectations.

25 British Columbia Road Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 P: 416-542-3789 F: 416-260-0598 W: www.libertygrand.com E: info@libertygrand.com The Liberty Grand is the perfect multi-use, multi-functional venue designed for a full range of corporate meeting, conference and special event needs. This 100,000 square foot complex comprises large and small rooms, which comfortably accommodate groups of 150 to 4,000. Complete with an extensive array of permanently installed audio/visual equipment and services, the Liberty Grand also boasts an internationally acclaimed hospitality and culinary team. Location: Atlantic

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BURLINGTON CONVENTION CENTRE

1120 Burloak Drive Burlington, ON L7L 6P8 P: 905-319-0319 F: 905-319-3989 W: www.burlingtonconventioncentre.ca E: kelly.harris@burlington.ca C: Kelly Harris Burlington, ON is situated in between the shores of Lake Ontario and the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, within 75km of three airports. Burlington is home to inspiring venues including a convention centre suitable for up to 1,800 people. Our hotel have over 1,200 guest rooms combined and our city boats fabulous restaurants and attractions, all ready to welcome your delegates. Location: Atlantic

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• BANQUET HALL •

MEETING VENUES

CHÂTEAU LE JARDIN “Banquet Hall” Category Sponsor

BOOKMEETINGS YOUR CORPORATE EVENTS NOW! • FUNDRAISERS • TRADESHOWS 8440 Highway 27, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 1A5 • (905) 851-2200 • Inquiry@lejardin.com

HOTEL RUBY FOO’S

C BANQUETS

300 City Centre Drive, 12th Floor Mississauga, ON L5B 2G6 P: 905-615-3200 ext. 3311 W: www.mississauga.ca/banquets E: banquets@mississauga.ca C: Mike Gancarz

Are you considering a new venue to host your next event? Look no further than C Banquets – a unique and contemporary event venue that towers 12 stories above downtown Mississauga atop the Mississauga City Centre. With floor to ceiling windows, this elegant space features 360 degree panoramic views of Mississauga. Location: Atlantic

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NOTTAWASAGA RESORT

7655 Decarie Boulevard Montreal, QC H4P 2H2 P: 514-731-7701 TF: 800-361-5419 F: 514-731-7158 W: www.hotelrubyfoos.com E: kathym@hotelrubyfoos.com

6015 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1A4 P: 705-435-5501 TF: 800-669-5501 F: 705-435-5840 W: www.nottawasagaresort.com E: pfwatson@nottawasagaresort.com

C: Kathy Myrosznyczenko

Hotel Ruby Foo’s is a beautiful 4-star hotel complex

that boasts 198 spacious Deluxe bedrooms, 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space in 8 Banquet Halls, 2 restaurants and a Barber Shop. Guests enjoy FREE parking, FREE local calls, FREE WiFi, and more. The hotel is ideally located close to the subway, midway between downtown and the airport. Location: Atlantic

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C: Patricia Farrugia-Watson, Sales Manager

Feel inspired by the natural beauty of the Nottawasaga. Our full-service conference facility is 45 minutes from Toronto. Perfect for small groups or large conferences, we offer 64,000 sqft of meeting spaces within 36 uniquely appointed meeting rooms including elegant ballrooms and a trade centre. We offer a wide selection of customizable dining options including two restaurants, a lounge, private banquets as well as inclusive conference packages that include accommodation, meals and gratuities. Golf tournaments and team building available. Location: Atlantic

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COAST PLAZA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

1316 - 33rd Street NE Calgary, AB T2A 6B6 P: 403-207-8100 TF: 800-661-1464 F: 403-235-4548 W: www.calgaryplaza.com E: sales@calgaryplaza.com

LONSDALE QUAY HOTEL

C: Jeannie Godfrey, Dir of Sales & Marketing

The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre features contemporary accommodations, friendly service and exceptional dining along with 18,000 sq. ft. of versatile event space for conferences, trade shows, meetings, and more. Hotel facilities include 248 guest rooms, indoor pool, Massage spa, fitness centre, business centre, Horizons Bistro, and Barrington’s Lounge. Location: Atlantic

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129 Carrie Cates Court Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7 P: 604-986-6111 TF: 800-836-6111 F: 604-988-8782 W: www.lonsdalequayhotel.com E: sales@lonsdalequayhotel.com

STANLEY PARK PAVILION

610 Pipeline Road Vancouver, BC P: 604-602-3088 W: www.stanleyparkpavilion.com E: Events@capbridge.com

C: Farah Stéen

No. of Bedrooms: 70 No. of Meeting rooms: 4 Theatre Seating Capacity: 150 Banquet Seating Capacity: 140 Largest Exhibit Area (sq.ft.): 1,800 Largest Banquet Room (sq.ft.): 1,800 Come for the experience! North Shore's boutique hotel invites you to create lasting memories, enjoy scrumptious tastes and share intimate celebrations from 10 to 150 people. Unbeatable location for business or pleasure. Location: Atlantic

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C: Vivian Leung, Event Sales Manager

Excellent location to host your special event. Close to the city in a beautiful setting, the Pavilion has been a hub of social activity within Stanley Park since 1913. Extensively renovated in 2015, it offers flexible space accommodating 20 to 1200 guests. With fiber internet 100 Mbps connectivity, it is ideal for meetings & corporate events. Location: Atlantic

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THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

PLATINUM MEMBER

6900 Airport Road Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8 P: 905-677-6131 TF: 800-567-1199 F: 905-677-3089 W: www.internationalcentre.com E: smartin@internationalcentre.com

CATEGORY SPONSOR

CHÂTEAU LE JARDIN EVENT VENUE, INC

C: Sandra Martin, Director of Sales

As host to over 500 events annually, The International Centre has always been a top choice among business event planners. We offer over 548,000 sq. ft. of expansive and versatile exhibit and conference space that can be customized to meet all of your needs. Location: Atlantic

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THEMUSEUM

10 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 P: 519-749-9387 ext. 223 F: 519-749-8612 W: www.THEMUSEUM.ca E: GroupSales@THEMUSEUM.ca C: Meaghan Hawkins, Sr Director of Sales & Operations Location: Atlantic

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1425 Regent Avenue West Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B2 P: 204-957-2578 TF: 800-265-3912 W: www.clubregent.com/eventcentre E: banquets@mbll.ca Conveniently connected to the Club Regent Casino and Canad Inns hotel, the brand new Club Regent Event Centre is a one-of-a-kind facility that gives you the power to transform the venue to meet your vision. Using state-of-the-art mechanics, you can reconfigure the space in a multitude of layouts and seating options to create the perfect ambiance, whether it’s an expansive trade show floor or an elegant setting for a gala dinner. Professional in-house audio-visual production will ensure your event will look and sound spectacular. We offer ample complimentary parking and shuttle bus service, with an array of casino services and amenities. Contact us today to create an extraordinary event that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

YOUR CORPORATE

EVENT TODAY

MEETINGS • FUNDRAISERS • TRADESHOWS For more information, please contact us at

(905) 851-2200 | Inquiry@lejardin.com

PLATINUM MEMBERS

CHÂTEAU LE JARDIN EVENT VENUE, INC

8440 Highway 27 Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A5 P: 905-851-2200 TF: 800-533-3009 F: 905-851-2292 W: www.lejardin.com E: julian@lejardin.com

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• CASINO • CONFERENCE CENTRE •

BRONZE MEMBER

8440 Highway 27 Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 1A5

CLUB REGENT EVENT CENTRE

MEETING VENUES

CONFERENCE CENTRE

CASINO

C: Julian Parentela

In 2017, the top provinces of entry to Canada were Ontario (46.9%), followed by British Columbia (27.4%) and Quebec (15.1%). The same provinces also saw the greatest total increase in international arrivals compared to 2016: Ontario (+396,000 arrivals), Quebec (+205,000), and British Columbia (+182,000). Proportionally, strong year-over-year growth was also recorded in Nova Scotia (+12.5%), Newfoundland (+10.6%), and Alberta (+6.1%).

Conveniently located in Vaughan, minutes from Pearson International Airport with easy access to all major highways. Over 600 complimentary ground level parking spots available and hotel accommodations in close proximity. The venue boasts over 38,000sq. ft. of beautifully appointed function space in an award winning, French inspired décor. Elegant ballrooms, bright stunning foyers, grand fireplaces and walkout to courtyard space have been designed to host a wide range of events in sheer comfort and sophistication. Château Le Jardin’s location, professional service and exquisite food, make it the ideal venue to host your next meeting or event. Location: Atlantic

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(Source: http://en.destinationcanada.com/)

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GRAYDON HALL MANOR CLUB REGENT EVENT CENTRE

1425 Regent Avenue West Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B2 P: 204-957-2578 TF: 800-265-3912 W: www.clubregent.com/eventcentre E: banquets@mbll.ca Conveniently connected to the Club Regent Casino and Canad Inns hotel, the brand new Club Regent Event Centre is a one-of-a-kind facility that gives you the power to transform the venue to meet your vision. Using state-of-the-art mechanics, you can reconfigure the space in a multitude of layouts and seating options to create the perfect ambiance, whether it’s an expansive trade show floor or an elegant setting for a gala dinner. Professional in-house audio-visual production will ensure your event will look and sound spectacular. We offer ample complimentary parking and shuttle bus service, with an array of casino services and amenities. Contact us today to create an extraordinary event that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Location: Atlantic

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185 Graydon Hall Drive Toronto, ON M3A 3B4 P: 416-449-5432 F: 416-449-9830 W: www.graydonhall.com E: concierge@graydonhall.com

GLEN HOUSE RESORT

409 1000 Islands Parkway Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0 P: 613-659-2204 TF: 800-268-4536 F: 613-659-2232 W: www.glenhouseresort.com E: info@glenhouseresort.com

C: Nicole Pieckenhagen

C: Group Sales

Glen House Resort is a scenic 72-room, 4 Star Canada Select resort, featuring waterfront rooms, spa facilities, contemporary menus, 18-hole Championship Golf Course, Smuggler’s Lounge and 200 seat conference facilities. Choose from a host of on-site activities and attractions for your group to enjoy. On-site boat charters, outdoor bonfires present great opportunities for networking. Minutes from the 401, in the 1000 Islands, we are midway between Toronto and Montreal, 90 minutes from Ottawa. The Resort’s staff is ready to help with convention planning, utilizing the latest audio/visual equipment, catered breaks and amenities for a productive and enjoyable conference experience. Visit our website at www.glenhouseresort.com or phone 1-800-268-4536

Recharge, rejuvenate, luxuriate and motivate Graydon Hall, Toronto's premier boutique reception facility is the perfect location to clear the mind, stimulate the psyche, and pamper your team or your clients. It is nestled amidst 4 acres of formal gardens, yet located just minutes from downtown Toronto. Graydon Hall specializes in conferences, seminars, business meetings, strategy development sessions, product launches, or team building sessions. At Graydon Hall we understand that you require an experienced staff to create an event that truly is a reflection of your corporate image. It is our mission to attend to every detail to ensure every comfort and convenience from the moment you make an inquiry, through the planning process, to event execution. Location: Atlantic

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GOLD MEMBERS

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CIVIC CENTRE

CORNER BROOK CIVIC CENTRE

1 Canada Games Place, P.O. Box 1080 City of Corner Brook, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6E1 P: 709-637-1259 F: 709-637-1573 W: www.cbciviccentre.com E: arowe@cornerbrook.com C: Allison Rowe, Events Coordinator

The Corner Brook Civic Centre is a modern multipurpose events and recreation facility – one of the largest in the province. A hive of community activity hosting a wide variety of concerts, conventions, trade shows, fairs, weddings, sports, recreation and special events, it is comprised of two arenas, a walking track, 7 conference rooms, and a large multipurpose court. Since opening in 1997, it has become Western Newfoundland’s premier event facility and was the prime venue for the 1999 Canada Winter Games and the 2016 Canada Winter Games Special Olympics not to mention the most successful Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada event to date in 2018. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Bay of Islands and Humber Valley, and located just a stone's throw from the majestic Gros Morne National Park, the Corner Brook Civic Centre is the "perfect excuse to visit Newfoundland". Location: Atlantic

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NIAGARA FALLS BUSINESS EVENTS

CENTRE MONT-ROYAL

6815 Stanley Avenue Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y9 P: 905-357-6222 W: www.fallsmeetings.com E: jmahoney@fallsconventions.com

C: Judy Mahoney, VP Sales & Marketing

Niagara Falls Business Events (NFBE) is an affiliate program of Niagara Falls Tourism operating with a mission to make the destination a top-of-mind choice for meetings, conventions and events. Representing a network of industry partners, we take an active role in matching their world-class products and services to fit the varied needs of planners and executives. Our team is eager to support these needs in every way possible and to help create great meeting experiences. Location: Atlantic

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2200 Mansfield Street Montreal, QC H3A 3R8 P: 514-844-2000 TF: 866-844-2200 F: 514-843-8500 W: www.centremontroyal.com E: info@centremontroyal.com C: Luis Ribeiro, Director of Sales & Business Development

Creating events together!

Banquet Seating Capacity: 550 Largest Banquet Room (sq.ft.): 7,529 Largest Function Room (sq.ft.): 8,280 Downtown Montreal’s most innovative conference and special events centre, where high tech and hospitality converge. Outdoor terrace. Groups from 10 to 900 appreciate the ergonomic environment, 50,000 sq.ft. 19 rooms, 730 fixed-seat-state-of-the-art auditorium, outstanding in-house catering, natural light. CMR is a Wi-Fi venue. 3,500 hotel rooms at our doorstep. 15 minutes from airport. Connected to the underground city. Member of IACC. Location: Atlantic

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2700 Audley Road North Ajax, ON L1Z 1T7 P: 905-427-7737 F: 905-427-1574 W: www.eventsdeercreek.com E: info@golfdeercreek.com

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C: Evraz Place Events Team

C: Sophie Boudreau, Director of Sales &

Marketing

With a reputation for its high-quality service and the warmth of its staff, the DoubleTree Hotel Gatineau-Ottawa is looking forward to welcoming you. Just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Ottawa River, the hotel looks onto an impeccable 18-hole golf course, boasting beautiful views of the Champlain Bridge and the Peace Tower. Surrounded by nature, yet less than ten minutes from Parliament Hill and the ByWard Market, this stunning hotel in Gatineau blends the grandeur and charm of the area with contemporary style and premier comfort. QC

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No. of Breakout Meeting Rooms: 21 Theatre Seating Capacity: 1,700 Largest Exhibit Area (sq.ft.): 23,464 Banquet Seating Capacity: 1,300 Largest Room (sq.ft.): 14,850 433 guest rooms located minutes from Pearson Airport. Complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and public spaces. Complimentary shuttle to/from Pearson Airport. Location: Atlantic

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HUMBER CONFERENCE SERVICES & ACCOMMODATIONS

EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE

C: Debbie Hastings

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DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT TORONTO AIRPORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE

655 Dixon Road Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J3 P: 416-246-7900 TF: 800-668-3656 F: 416-244-9584 W: www.internationalplazahotel.com E: dhastings@deltatorontoairport.com

Location: Atlantic

Location: Atlantic

Evraz Place is the largest interconnected multipurpose event complex of its kind in Canada and home to the Brandt Centre, Queensbury Convention Centre, the Co-operators Centre, EventPlex, Canada Centre, Mosaic Stadium and International Trade Centre facilities. It is located on 102 acres of land with 1.9 million sq. ft. of indoor space to accommodate events of any size. Located in the heart of downtown Regina close to the airport, Evraz Place offers complimentary parking, 21 meeting rooms, 3 restaurants, award-winning catering services and everything you need for a successful event.

• CONFERENCE CENTRE •

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility is comprised of breathtaking views sure to motivate your team and inspire creativity for any event. Each of our banquet rooms has unique characteristics and charm and can accommodate groups from 10 to 600 people. Our team of Event Coordinators will help provide you with the perfect room and guidance for your special event. We take pride in providing customers with food and beverage at an exceptional standard that is sure to exceed expectations. QC

1700 Elphinstone Street Regina, SK S4P 2Z6 P: 306-781-9200 F: 306-781-9242 W: www.evrazplace.com E: queensbury@evrazplace.com

1170 Aylmer Road Gatineau, QC J9H 7L3 P: 819-776-7941 TF: 800-807-1088 ext. 7946 F: 819-777-7161 W: www.doubletreegatineau.com E: sboudreau@doubletreegatineau.com

C: Ashley Vandenberg

Atlantic

EVRAZ PLACE

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GATINEAU-OTTAWA

MEETING VENUES

DEER CREEK GOLF & BANQUET FACILITY

7515 - 118 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5B 4X5 P: 780-471-7377 W: www.edmontonexpocentre.com E: salesinfo@edmontonexpocentre.com Western Canada’s largest conference, trade and consumer show venue features 522,000 sq. ft of space including the Alberta Ballroom, 16 meeting rooms and eight exhibit halls. Located 10 minutes by Light Rail Transit (LRT) to the heart of downtown Edmonton and steps away from over 3,000 on-site parking stalls, our versatile infrastructure supports events from largescale trade and consumer shows, to conferences and private social events all while maintaining a personal service approach. Owned by the City of Edmonton and managed by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, the Edmonton EXPO Centre is ready to revolutionize events with clarity, enthusiasm and success.

203 Humber College Boulevard Toronto, ON M9W 6V3 P: 416-675-6622 ext. 77124 TF: 888-548-6327 F: 416-675-4917 W: www.humber.ca/conference E: hcs@humber.ca C: Connie Sanfilippo

Humber Conference Services provides an inspiring environment for any conference, meeting or special event, with a variety of unique facilities on campus. We offer one-stop-shop service with a range of services and amenities, from IT and Audio/ Visual requirements, accommodations, access to state-of-the-art sport facilities and on-site food service. Our conference space and catering services are available year-round, and our affordable hotelstyle summer accommodations are available from May-August. Let our professional staff help you plan your next event. – We make it easy! Location:

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INN & SPA

BURLINGTON CONVENTION CENTRE

MILLCROFT INN & SPA

PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL

55 John Street Alton-Caledon, ON L7K 0C4 P: 519-941-3903 F: 519-941-1960 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com The Millcroft Inn & Spa is the definitive country destination for intimate executive gatherings or corporate retreats. 6 meeting rooms, 52 individually decorated guestrooms and over 100 acres of woodlands create a unique venue for complimentary team-building and brainstorming sessions. In addition to knowledgeable conference service staff, the inn offers four diamond dining and a 9,000 square foot spa, fitness centre, outdoor hotsprings pools and indoor and outdoor pool. Experience tranquility, comfort and heritage charm less than an hour northwest of Toronto.

6 Picton Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-468-3246 TF: 888-669-5566 F: 905-468-8646 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most historic landmark is home to over 7,400 square feet of luxurious meeting facilities and The Royal Cambridge banquet centre, 110 elegantly appointed guestrooms, CAA/AAA four diamond dining and a world class spa. Prince of Wales offers old world charm, meticulous service and the very latest in high-tech business amenities for groups up to 160. Fully equipped with high-speed internet access and a full service business centre, Prince of Wales delivers an exceptional experience in a truly unique setting.

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1120 Burloak Drive Burlington, ON L7L 6P8 P: 905-319-0319 F: 905-319-3989 W: www.burlingtonconventioncentre.ca E: kelly.harris@burlington.ca C: Kelly Harris Burlington, ON is situated in between the shores of Lake Ontario and the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, within 75km of three airports. Burlington is home to inspiring venues including a convention centre suitable for up to 1,800 people. Our hotel have over 1,200 guest rooms combined and our city boats fabulous restaurants and attractions, all ready to welcome your delegates. Location: Atlantic

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SILVER MEMBERS

C: Sarah Molnar, Business Development Manager

OLD MILL TORONTO

21 Old Mill Road Toronto, ON M8X 1G5 P: 416-236-2641 F: 416-236-0311 W: www.oldmilltoronto.com E: marmitage@oldmilltoronto.com

Your Toronto Retreat! You deserve the luxurious décor, elegant service and exquisite menus that you will experience at The Old Mill Toronto. Offering 57 beautifully appointed and unique guest rooms. Featuring over 20,000 square feet of flexible function space in 16 distinctly decorated event rooms and on-site parking for your guests. Experience our fabulous service teams in banquets, our restaurants, Home Smith Bar and SPA. Nestled in the Humber Valley trail system, our ideal location invites you to Escape the Ordinary. Location:

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The CKCC is the new option for conventions, conferences, tradeshows and special events in Southwestern Ontario. With rooms from 10 to 1800 people, you will enjoy high quality facilities all on one gorgeous level. The latest AV equipment and chef-inspired cuisine are all part of the package.

BROOKSTREET HOTEL

C: Maggie Armitage, Sales Executive

Atlantic

565 Richmond Street Chatham, ON N7M 1R2 P: 519-598-0200 ext. 6307 TF: 866-437-8703 F: 519-436-0716 W: www.ckcc.ca E: sarah.wagenaar@compass-canada.com

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525 Legget Drive Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2 P: 613-271-1800 F: 613-271-3541 W: www.brookstreet.com E: sales@brookstreet.com

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C: Mark Nisbett, Director Sales & Marketing

Experience Brookstreet, Ottawa’s premier four-diamond hotel and conference centre. Offering superior conference amenities for groups up to 600. With 30,000+ sq ft of flexible meeting space - 25 meeting rooms, including 3 ballrooms - Brookstreet offers spacious and inspired conference possibilities to keep attendees engaged. Big, bright foyers can comfortably accommodate large groups for receptions and networking, multiple breakout rooms are available for concurrent sessions, as well as lots of versatile trade-show space. Location: Atlantic

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COAST PLAZA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

1316 - 33rd Street NE Calgary, AB T2A 6B6 P: 403-207-8100 TF: 800-661-1464 F: 403-235-4548 W: www.calgaryplaza.com E: sales@calgaryplaza.com

C: Jeannie Godfrey, Dir of Sales & Marketing

The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre features contemporary accommodations, friendly service and exceptional dining along with 18,000 sq. ft. of versatile event space for conferences, trade shows, meetings, and more. Hotel facilities include 248 guest rooms, indoor pool, Massage spa, fitness centre, business centre, Horizons Bistro, and Barrington’s Lounge. Location:

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1960 Brunswick Street Halifax, NS B3J 2G7 P: 902-422-6890 f: 902-429-6645 W1: www.HalifaxDowntown.HamptonbyHilton.com W2: www.Halifax.HomewoodSuites.com E: Tracy.gates@hilton.com

C: Tracy Gates, Director of Sales & Marketing

PILLAR AND POST

4141 Living Arts Drive Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8 P: 905-306-6015 TF: 888-805-8888 W: www.livingartscentre.ca E: Anne.Parker@livingarts.on.ca

48 John Street West Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-468-2123 TF: 888-669-5566 F: 905-468-8646 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com

C: Anne Parker, Sales Manager

Located in the heart of Mississauga’s City Centre, minutes from all 400 series highways and Pearson International Airport, directly opposite Square One Mall; the Living Arts Centre offers a number of unique features. Explore fresh ways of thinking by incorporating two hour corporate workshops into your meeting. Location: Atlantic

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Ontario’s only five-star Country Inn (Canada Select) offers over 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 122 beautifully decorated guestrooms, four diamond dining and world class spa. The prime location, attentive service and commitment to the comfort of guests makes Pillar and Post the ideal location for a successful business meeting. Location:

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NOTTAWASAGA RESORT

HIDDEN VALLEY RESORT

1755 Valley Road Huntsville, ON P1H 1Z8 P: 705-789-2301 TF: 800-465-4171 W: www.HVmuskoka.com E: jyoung@hiddenvalleyresort.ca

C: Patricia Farrugia-Watson, Sales Manager

C: Jo-Anne Young, Director of Sales & Marketing

Hidden Valley Resort, fronting Peninsula Lake, two hours north of Toronto, known as Muskoka’s Destination Resort and Conference Center. An easy takeover property, offering 6500 square feet of breathtaking function space. The only lakeside/ ski side resort in Muskoka, 100 newly renovated rooms, four season recreation/outdoor and waterfront venues/renowned cuisine.

Feel inspired by the natural beauty of the Nottawasaga. Our full-service conference facility is 45 minutes from Toronto. Perfect for small groups or large conferences, we offer 64,000 sqft of meeting spaces within 36 uniquely appointed meeting rooms including elegant ballrooms and a trade centre. We offer a wide selection of customizable dining options including two restaurants, a lounge, private banquets as well as inclusive conference packages that include accommodation, meals and gratuities. Golf tournaments and team building available. Location: Atlantic

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QUEEN’S LANDING HOTEL

6015 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1A4 P: 705-435-5501 TF: 800-669-5501 F: 705-435-5840 W: www.nottawasagaresort.com E: pfwatson@nottawasagaresort.com

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155 Byron Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-468-2195 TF: 888-669-5566 F: 905-468-8646 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com Experience stately Georgian-style elegance and gracious service in a spectacular Niagara-on-the-Lake waterfront setting. Queen’s Landing offers over 15,000 square feet of executive-quality meeting facilities, 140 elegantly decorated guestrooms and CAA/AAA four diamond dining. Our knowledgeable, dedicated conference services staff will work with you to ensure every meeting is a success.

• CONFERENCE CENTRE •

For executive meetings or medium-sized training courses or seminars, Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn by Hilton™ Halifax-Downtown has got the perfect space for you. Featuring distraction-free, ergonomically advanced meeting facilities offering leading edge technology, personalized service and all-day health-inspired cuisine – at one, budgetfriendly all-inclusive price! For more information, call 902407-9955.

LIVING ARTS CENTRE

MEETING VENUES

HAMPTON HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON HALIFAX – DOWNTOWN AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

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In 2016, the average amount spent per business trip reached $838, including $342 on transportation, $215 on lodging and accommodations, $159 on food and beverages, $105 on retail purchases and $17 on recreation. These averages include both domestic and international inbound trips, as well as both day and overnight trips. Group business travellers on average spent $1,191 per trip, compared with $628 per trip spent by their transient counterparts. Group business travel was a key driver in the overall growth in Canadian business travel activity in 2016 with gains of 14 per cent in total spending over 2015 levels. (GBTA)

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The value of international meetings: Should you consider one? By Linda J. McNairy More than ever, meeting planners are being challenged to think outside of the box. The role of the meeting planner continues to shift well beyond meeting logistics and is increasingly focused on delivering a premium experience for attendees. With an increasingly global workforce and demand for quality attendee experiences, meeting planning and execution has become more complex. Even as virtual meetings become easier and more common, people crave personto-person interaction. The 2018 Global Meetings Forecast, published by American Express Meetings & Events, found that less than a third of planners in most regions, and less than 35 per cent in Asia Pacific, predict that virtual or hybrid meetings will be used in more than 10 per cent of their meetings. Bringing your team together, especially in new destinations, can encourage team building and increase engagement. W h i le org a n i z i ng i nt e r n at ion a l meetings and events can present unique complications, the benefits can often outweigh the challenges. Taking the time to carefully plan, stay up to date on air, hotel and travel trends, and applying extra effort to better understand the needs of your attendees will contribute to the success of your international meeting. You’ll be able satisfy attendees’ needs and expectations while balancing costs.

SELECTING YOUR INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION: KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND EDUCATE YOURSELF

Decision drivers for your international meeting destination should go beyond proximity to employees, proximity to your own location or lack of knowledge of a specific region. It’s important to familiarize yourself with regional forecasts as new, unexpected international destinations continually spring up. Staying up to date on air and hotel trends is equally important since venue capabilities and competitive

airline offerings often influence the emergence of new meetings and events destinations. As demand for air travel increases, so too does capacity and volume, and airlines are continuing to add new routes and grow awareness of these new routes in response to demand from the industry. When planning international meetings, especially when attendees are flying in from across the globe, ease of air lift is important and may impact where you select your destination. Identifying a location that everyone can easily get to and from, without multiple connections and wait times, is crucial. You may also find that the development of new and emerging meeting destinations can be driven by competitive airline rates. Sometimes these destinations are quite unexpected. For example, the 2018 Forecast highlights how the push for new destinations by meeting owners and planners, combined with the great connectivity and competitive rates to Majorca, has contributed to the development of meetings in this city. Minimizing ground travel time is another important consideration. When selecting your meeting location, consider proximity to the airport or your customer’s locations. As the average duration of meetings shorten, reducing travel time becomes increasingly important. New destinations may also come with a new set of ground transportation options, so it’s important to confirm the types of ground transportation available, and to educate attendees accordingly.

KNOW YOUR ATTENDEE: WHO ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY VALUE?

No two attendees are alike. International travel will appeal to some more than others. The 2018 Forecast identifies six different meeting attendee personas: the knowledge seeker, the tech-savvy networker, the inspiration seeker, the social butterfly, the reluctant attendee and the brand fanatic. Understanding the varying expectations and motivations of your attendees will determine how to best take advantage of an international destination to meet their varying needs. Managing the Modern Business Traveller, a recent study conducted by ACTE and American Express Global Business Travel, highlights the needs and expectations of business travellers, and proves to be very helpful for understanding the complexities of what attendees will expect when attending a meeting abroad. Business travellers today want to be constantly connected when they’re away and expect experiences that mimic their leisure travel. While travelling to a new destination can offer attendees a new experience, which they value, it’s important to consider their additional needs and expectations, too, such as access to wifi, amenities, and ensuring they feel comfortable and educated on a new destination and policies before they depart.

CREATE AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES

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THEBUSINESSOFMEETINGS experience and take in the new destination as much as possible. Infusing a strong sense of location into the venue, meeting rooms and environment, such as through food and drink or by providing local entertainment or speakers, will help to maximize the use of an international destination and can help to offset costs. This is in line with the growing trend that sees planners and hotel suppliers working to find ways to reduce off-site meetings or activities, keeping money at the venue while providing more efficiency and reducing the need for ground transportation. Understanding each attendee persona can also spark out-of-the-box ideas. For example, the 2018 Forecast highlights that inspiration seekers value emotional con ne ct ion s a nd exper iences over conference rooms, and are always looking for purpose in their personal and business endeavors. When planning an event with this persona in mind, you may consider an international destination that offers a plethora of immersive experiences, alternative venues, community outreach or

corporate social responsibility endeavors, such as tree planting, or building homes or schools in communities with limited resources.

SAFETY AND SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS

Planning conferences and events in international destinations comes with a lot of unknowns. Yes, they require a bit more planning, but when done effectively, international meetings can offer increased engagement while driving compliance and without compromising safety or security. Always ensure that your location choice complies with your corporate policy across areas such as spend, use of preferred and vetted suppliers and duty of care. While planning your international meeting, concerns about security and stability should influence decisions made about transportation, destination, property type and meeting activities. Vetting international providers through a standard compliance process can help ensure they are dependable and that they

meet your company’s policies and required procedures. When planning a meeting abroad, ensure your travellers are properly prepared for the unknown during all elements of their international trip. Emphasizing the need for compliance is always important and is especially important when your traveller is heading to a new, international destination. Ensure your international traveller is educated on all guidelines and procedures before take-off, as well as foreign customs and policies. Keep up to date on regional political environments, economic uncertainty and forecasted weather conditions, and always learn what options are available for onsite security before confirming a venue or destination.

EDUCATE YOURSELF AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY

Successfully planning international meetings offers many benefits for your company and travelling workforce, but takes careful planning, consideration and negotiation to ensure positive traveller experiences. Educating yourself on meetings and events trends, including airline and hotel trends, and getting to know the evolving needs of your attendees (and business travellers), will offer the tools you need to successfully plan meetings abroad. Linda J. McNairy is global vice president and leads the global technology and transformation team for American Express Meetings & Events. Prior to assuming this newly created role within the business in 2016, Linda was an experienced business professional with a passion for the meetings and events industry, dedicated to elevating the industry, creating solutions for her customers and developing the people around her. As a dedicated volunteer to the industry, Linda has served in significant leadership positions, including leading the GBTA Meetings Committee and serving on a variety of committees and task forces for GBTA, MPI and PCMA. American Express Meetings & Events helps transform your meetings investment working with you to create and implement a program that’s right for you, bringing comprehensive, flexible solutions, actionable insight, and the expertise to design and deliver effective, exciting experiences for your attendees. For more information: amexglobalbusinesstravel.com/meetings-andevents.

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Radisson Saskatoon is ideal for meetings from 5-500 people. Our downtown hotel accommodates your Plenary +5 breakouts, 30 tradeshow booths and a central coffeebreak area, Connections Café (pictured online) all on one floor! With 291 guestrooms and 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space we can’t wait to impress your guests! Location:

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The historic Miller Lash House is an ideal spot for your corporate meeting or retreat. Get away from your noisy office and embrace the tranquility of this amazing venue. Catering by Toronto’s top Caterers, AV, free WiFi and parking are all part of the Miller Lash House experience. Location:

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Situated in beautiful downtown Saskatoon, TCU Place features over 104,000 sq. ft. of modern space including 21 exceptional rooms with unlimited configurations allowing maximum flexibility for your conference, meeting, tradeshow or banquet. The centre also features luxurious rooms with 19’ ceilings and natural light. Book your event now and let TCU Place create a great experience for you!

Reconnect at Vancouver Island’s Natural Choice. Located in Parksville, Tigh-Na-Mara, provides rustic charm in the heart of nature. Regroup & enjoy 10,000 sq ft of meeting space, 192 log accommodations, 2 restaurants, award winning Grotto Spa, banquet facilities, natural light, complimentary wifi, & 22 acres of forest beside the ocean.

Vantage Venues offers beautiful space with stunning city views. Located in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, Vantage is the ideal location for meetings, seminars, conferences, investor days, AGM’s, receptions and dinners. Vantage Venues is a purpose built venue, providing exceptional service, technology and cuisine. Location:

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1155 Resort Drive Parksville, BC V9P 2E3 P: 250-248-1859 TF: 800-663-7373 F: 250-248-4140 W: www.tigh-na-mara.com E: sales@tigh-na-mara.com

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INSPIRING FOOD A Recipe for Success

By Leanne Andrecyk and Remi Lefebvre For generations, people have been gathering in groups to confer for a myriad of reasons — to share knowledge, exchange views, strategize, review practices and develop new solutions. Regardless of the conference or event goal, bringing a group of people together successfully requires more than just satisfying the hunger for knowledge. You don’t have to be a foodie to realize food is an automatic connector between people and can be the conversation starter in any group setting.

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FOOD&BEVERAGE If you think about life's many occasions and celebrations, food is always at the centre of each one. Whether it's a birthday, graduation or wedding, it is the common denominator that gathers people around the table. Food facilitates conversation, preserves traditions and creates experiential memories. With such value placed on the breaking of bread with others, it should not come as a surprise as its good practice to place food at the centre of your strategic event planning activities.

FEEDING THE MASSES

Banquet food is the inevitable solution to feeding people at any large format event or conference. The culinary logistics of any large-scale event requires the duplication of a single meal for hundreds or even thousands of guests. Look at ways to elevate the banquet experience to give back the freedom of choice to your attendees and guests by emulating elements of a restaurant experience. Family-style service, make-your-own bars and dessert buffets provide opportunities for guests to craft a unique culinary experience that caters to their individual tastes and preferences.

INTRODUCE VARIETY

One of the many great things about food is that it can be portable. Tasting plates — formerly called the grazing dinner — are upscale sample plates that provide guests and delegates the freedom to choose à la carte, but with smaller portions for greater diversity. Offered via chef-attended and self-serve food stations, this is the way to go. It not only reduces the cost of food per person it’s much more interesting and offers enhanced attendee interaction. Strategically placing food stations throughout the room can also help ease crowd-flow congestion and encourages guests to circulate, maximizing your use of the venue’s space.

RESPECT THE PROFESSION

Chefs are trained professionals, proficient in the artistry of taste and presentation of food and passionate about their art. Lean on their strengths as food and beverage specialists and take their lead on what works best for the format of your event and the number of guests being served. Never underestimate the value of sharing your ideas with the culinary team. Make sure to include budget

details as well as your creative desires. Sharing your big picture will help the culinary team assist you in crafting the ultimate food and beverage experience for your guests.

sourcing specific meal components from a local provider and may even be willing to secure the entire list of ingredients from the local suppliers you recommend.

BREAKING TRADITION

Dietary restrictions are on the rise. More than ever, we are seeing guest lists that include various allergies and limitations which can add a certain level of complexity to feeding everyone safely without sacrificing the quality of the meal. Consider serving a menu that is glutenfree by default or investigate opportunities to feature a vegetarian dish loaded with hearty local produce. These options provide a unique meal experience. The difference in ingredients is often subtle and many will not even realize that their meal doesn’t include what one may consider to be a standard protein and side.

Fitness breaks are the new coffee breaks and better assist in fighting fatigue and re-energizing attendees. Getting people out of their seats will get blood flowing and generate a few laughs. Top off the activity with simple fruit-infused water and you have the recipe for success to ensure attendees remain focused on the continuing agenda. However, if a traditional coffee break is the chosen format, just remember: tea is the new coffee, and strive to offer a variety of dairy and non-dairy milks for those who may prefer these to the traditional cream.

SETTING YOUR TABLE

The visual appeal of your table setting can have a direct impact on the success of your meal. Look at renting dishes that elevate your place setting beyond the standard white plate. If you are in a banquet setting and the cost is prohibitive, consider renting just one element such as the platter for a family-style appetizer. Only requiring one per table allows you to bring this unique touch to your event at a reasonable cost.

PRESENTATION PERFECTION

Most people eat with their eyes first. Make sure to take the time and consider the visual plating of your meal components. When serving a buffet format, provide guests with a visual feast by taking advantage of tiered displays featuring bite-size morsels for their enjoyment. Adding strategic uplighting and decor accents to the buffet tables will further tie-in any event themes with the food and beverage experience.

GO LOCAL

Learn more about the food being served and find out how to strengthen relationships with local and sustainable food producers. Local feature menu items, farm-to-table and the 100-kilometre diet have been trending for several years with many venues and caterers integrating these approaches into their supply chains. Even those with no formal mandate are usually open to

TRY IT YOU’LL LIKE IT!

A NOD TO THE GUEST OF HONOUR

What better experience than to taste a dish and have it transport you back in time to a childhood memory of occasions well spent with family and loved ones. Consider crafting a menu that incorporates personal favourites of your guest of honour or award recipient any time you are planning for such an event. Not only will this have a profound impact on your honoured guest but it also serves as an opportunity to share a story with all of your guests. The final ingredient in your recipe for success is the most important one of all — communication with your guests. Without it, even the most brilliantly planned menus will fall flat. Carb-free and containing zero calories, this ingredient is not found on the dinner plate. Without communication, there is no way to ensure your guests have understood your vision with success left to chance. Share the story of your inspiration through key messaging from the podium or as program content about the theme, as guests experience each thought-out component. This will ensure time well spent, no matter the reason that has brought everyone together. Leanne Andrecyk is managing partner and Remi Lefebvre is senior producer, ZedEvents great productions. For more information visit www. zedevents.ca.

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THE HOSPITALITY

CONNECTION The dish on industry F&B best practices

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E V E N T C AT E R I N G

By Michael O’Doherty While technological advancements have reduced the amount of face-to-face time we spend with each other, there truly is no substitute for being together at a live event in person, among your peers, your colleagues and your friends. And yes, I am biased, but let’s talk today about one of the most important yet overlooked parts of a successful meeting or trade show. I’m talking about the FOOD! The food and beverage offerings are a crucially important part of any meeting, conference or convention. Event delegates often rank networking atop their list of most important reasons for attending an industry event. Most of these conversations take place over meals, breaks or an opening or closing gala, so outside of networking, any event needs to have delicious food and friendly service. These are pillars of event hospitality and also a key facet of our service offering here at Centerplate. But first, let’s take a step back. We are the food and beverage partner of about 300 venues throughout North American and Europe, a global leader in live event hospitality for more than 100 million guests annually. In Canada alone, we work in Newfoundland, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Whistler and more. O u r ve nue s i n c lude p r om i n e nt entertainment, sports and convention venues, and we have served 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 14 Super Bowls, 22 World Series and a plethora of other marquee events throughout the year.

For me specifically, I am the general manager at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, which is the region’s largest meetings and events facility. The SCCN is pa r t of a new cla ss of g r e e n conve nt ion a nd me e t i ng facilities committed to next-generation sustainabilit y and com mun it y leadership. Since opening its doors in 2011, the venue has welcomed over half a million guests and visitors who come to

enjoy Niagara’s many natural wonders, rich history, culinary delights and yearround cultural activities. So, when it comes to hospitality, we know what it takes to manage and curate a modern hospitality operation. It must be guest-centric, more than anything. It must be authentic and carefully curated. Here are a few best practices when it comes specifically to the food and beverage. Adhering to these five tips could mean redefining the connection to your guests, so that you make the time your guests spend together more enjoyable and more valuable. Be a strategic partner, not just an order taker.

At the core, it is important to act as a strategic partner. Everything we do is rooted in asking, “Does this best serve our client”? Food and beverage providers must seek to enhance the communities they serve, since this helps their client as well. So, it is important to create positive relationships with local and regional producers, suppliers, and partners. And, it is key to grow the business and treat guests with an authentic, high-quality taste of the city you are in. Plain and simple, this is an important imperative to always have in mind. Corporate Meetings & Events Spring/Summer 2018 |  41


Connect people to places.

Every venue today is competing for business and visitors from today’s vast global marketplace. The hospitality offering has the power to connect people to places in a deeply engaging and personal way. When you design and prepare with the soul of the city in mind, each individual element becomes part of the overall aura of how a place feels. Nestled between the shores of two Great Lakes and flanked by the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, Niagara is a region blessed with the bounty of farms, orchards, and vineyards. With such rich agricultural surroundings right in our very own background, it is our imperative to con ne c t g ue st s to t he se b ou nt i f u l surroundings. We do not want to people leave here without having experienced a culinary connection to Niagara. Set your city apart. Embrace its quirks, and what makes it unique.

Led by Executive Chef James Price, our approach to food and beverage focuses squarely on producing seasonal menus that are distinctly Niagara. Presented always in the most creative ways, and bursting with regional flavours, the menu choices reflect our commitment to natural ingredients and housemade preparations. For example, many know Niagara as Canada’s largest wine producing region, with more than 100 wineries and winery estates. So, we go to great lengths to incorporate as many local wines as possible. In fact, we only serve wines from the region. We also have the unique opportunity to be surrounded by some of the richest soil in Canada. A perfect mix for growing vegetables, stone fruit and grapes. In the kitchen, we are careful to preserve so our guests will have something local to try, even if it’s winter and not necessarily prime season. We believe in using product from Ontario but we also recognize the bounty that Canada offers. So, whether it is our prized Niagara maple syrup, our worldrecognized cheeses or our bountiful wines, we embrace what makes Niagara unique. Support and be a catalyst for the local community.

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closely with all of our suppliers. Every hospitality program should be sure to invest time and energy into curating similar relationships. Let’s look closer at three of our favourites here which give a boon to the local economy. Woodward Meats: Based out of Oakville, Ontario we can source all our beef, chicken and pork from Ontario with the great people at Woodward’s. Brian Woodward started the company in 1985 as a family company, and has cultivated it into one of Ontario’s leading premium meat suppliers. 100km Foods: Another important Ontario supplier for us, offering everything from produce to oils to canned tomatoes to meats and cheeses. This grassroots company started by Grace Manarano and Paul Sawtell has steadily grown into being a leader in Ontario for farm-to-chef supplies. Pingue Prosciutto: Pingue provides most of

our cured meats, and is used across Ontario’s finest kitchens. The company was started in 1975 by Mario Pingue Sr. and is still run to this day by his sons Mario Jr. and Fernando. Embrace your talent and staff – they are what make the true difference.

You have to be wholly dedicated

to the craft of hospitality, and that means investing in top talent and providing the training and tools for success. It’s one thing to have high standards, but you also have to hold each employee accountable, from the general manager to line-level culinary employees to catering sales directors. And on the topic of talent, it sure doesn’t hurt to invest in a talented chef! I mentioned him earlier, but our chef in Niagara is James Price. A well-travelled chef, Price spent time in kitchens across South America, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia before making his way back home to Canada. His way of thinking about food is all about saying yes to new challenges and scratchmaking as many ingredients as he can. His menus consist of ingredients that are as fresh as possible from all around Ontario. Whether local St. David’s peppers or greens from Trend Aqua Fresh, we can deliver the best value for events by using ingredients from right here in our backyard. And when the season for a specific item dwindles, we will be jamming our local cherries, rhubarb and strawberries to cellar thoughout the year. Michael O’Doherty is Centerplate General Manager, Food & Beverage, Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls. For more information, visit www.centerplate.com.


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Niagara Falls Business Events (NFBE) is an affiliate program of Niagara Falls Tourism operating with a mission to make the destination a top-of-mind choice for meetings, conventions and events. Representing a network of industry partners, we take an active role in matching their world-class products and services to fit the varied needs of planners and executives. Our team is eager to support these needs in every way possible and to help create great meeting experiences. Location: Atlantic

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1 Canada Games Place, P.O. Box 1080 City of Corner Brook, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6E1 P: 709-637-1259 F: 709-637-1573 W: www.cbciviccentre.com E: arowe@cornerbrook.com C: Allison Rowe, Events Coordinator

The Corner Brook Civic Centre is a modern multipurpose events and recreation facility – one of the largest in the province. A hive of community activity hosting a wide variety of concerts, conventions, trade shows, fairs, weddings, sports, recreation and special events, it is comprised of two arenas, a walking track, 7 conference rooms, and a large multipurpose court. Since opening in 1997, it has become Western Newfoundland’s premier event facility and was the prime venue for the 1999 Canada Winter Games and the 2016 Canada Winter Games Special Olympics not to mention the most successful Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada event to date in 2018. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Bay of Islands and Humber Valley, and located just a stone's throw from the majestic Gros Morne National Park, the Corner Brook Civic Centre is the "perfect excuse to visit Newfoundland".

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Shaw Centre is a beautiful state-of-the-art convention facility that has hosted thousands of important conferences and events since opening just five years ago. It is located in the heart of Ottawa’s compact downtown, next to the Rideau Canal and just steps from major cultural attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife. Six thousand hotel rooms are within easy walking distance of the Centre, with over a thousand more just minutes away via Ottawa’s new light rail rapid transit system scheduled for launch in 2018. The Centre’s sweeping glass façade provides panoramic views of the Rideau Canal and downtown. Shaw Centre was recently ranked among the top three convention centres in the world for customer service. It is directly connected to the Westin Ottawa and the CF Rideau Centre shopping complex. Location: Atlantic

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Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility is comprised of breathtaking views sure to motivate your team and inspire creativity for any event. Each of our banquet rooms has unique characteristics and charm and can accommodate groups from 10 to 600 people. Our team of Event Coordinators will help provide you with the perfect room and guidance for your special event. We take pride in providing customers with food and beverage at an exceptional standard that is sure to exceed expectations.

7515 - 118 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5B 4X5 P: 780-471-7377 W: www.edmontonexpocentre.com E: salesinfo@edmontonexpocentre.com Western Canada’s largest conference, trade and consumer show venue features 522,000 sq. ft of space including the Alberta Ballroom, 16 meeting rooms and eight exhibit halls. Located 10 minutes by Light Rail Transit (LRT) to the heart of downtown Edmonton and steps away from over 3,000 on-site parking stalls, our versatile infrastructure supports events from largescale trade and consumer shows, to conferences and private social events all while maintaining a personal service approach. Owned by the City of Edmonton and managed by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, the Edmonton EXPO Centre is ready to revolutionize events with clarity, enthusiasm and success. Location: Atlantic

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375 York Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3 P: 204-956-1720 TF: 800-565-7776 F: 204-943-0310 W: www.wcc.mb.ca E: davidc@wcc.mb.ca C: David Chizda

Located in the heart of the city, the RBC Convention Centre is the premier event facility in downtown Winnipeg. With over 264,000 sq ft of flexible space, we feature divisible ballrooms, pre-function space, a street level plaza, underground parking and 131,000 sq ft of contiguous 3rd floor exhibition space featuring the stunning City View Room. Our guests enjoy the luxury of fast and free WI-FI throughout our entire building as well as the convenience of being located within walking distance to more than 2,500 hotel rooms in downtown Winnipeg as well as some of the city’s best restaurants and attractions. Location: Atlantic

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RBC CONVENTION CENTRE WINNIPEG

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DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT TORONTO AIRPORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE

655 Dixon Road Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J3 P: 416-246-7900 TF: 800-668-3656 F: 416-244-9584 W: www.internationalplazahotel.com E: dhastings@deltatorontoairport.com C: Debbie Hastings

No. of Breakout Meeting Rooms: 21 Theatre Seating Capacity: 1,700 Largest Exhibit Area (sq.ft.): 23,464 Banquet Seating Capacity: 1,300 Largest Room (sq.ft.): 14,850 433 guest rooms located minutes from Pearson Airport. Complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and public spaces. Complimentary shuttle to/from Pearson Airport. Location: Atlantic

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SILVER MEMBERS

1700 Elphinstone Street Regina, SK S4P 2Z6 P: 306-781-9200 F: 306-781-9242 W: www.evrazplace.com E: queensbury@evrazplace.com

C: Evraz Place Events Team

Evraz Place is the largest interconnected multipurpose event complex of its kind in Canada and home to the Brandt Centre, Queensbury Convention Centre, the Co-operators Centre, EventPlex, Canada Centre, Mosaic Stadium and International Trade Centre facilities. It is located on 102 acres of land with 1.9 million sq. ft. of indoor space to accommodate events of any size. Located in the heart of downtown Regina close to the airport, Evraz Place offers complimentary parking, 21 meeting rooms, 3 restaurants, award-winning catering services and everything you need for a successful event. Location: Atlantic

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Alderney Landing ALDERNEY LANDING

2 Ochterloney Street, PO Box 725 Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Z3 P: 902-461-4698 F: 902-461-4679 W: www.alderneylanding.com E: bea@alderneylanding.com C: Beatrice McGregor

Our reception spaces overlooking Halifax Harbour are attractive, accessible and affordable - the perfect location for your reception, dinner, seminar or press conference. Alderney Landing has 3 principle meeting rooms and breakout space, and can accommodate groups as large as 700 or as small as 2. Our theatre seats 285 and can be set for green screening. Location: Atlantic

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1120 Burloak Drive Burlington, ON L7L 6P8 P: 905-319-0319 F: 905-319-3989 W: www.burlingtonconventioncentre.ca E: kelly.harris@burlington.ca C: Kelly Harris Burlington, ON is situated in between the shores of Lake Ontario and the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, within 75km of three airports. Burlington is home to inspiring venues including a convention centre suitable for up to 1,800 people. Our hotel have over 1,200 guest rooms combined and our city boats fabulous restaurants and attractions, all ready to welcome your delegates. Location:

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6015 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1A4 P: 705-435-5501 TF: 800-669-5501 F: 705-435-5840 W: www.nottawasagaresort.com E: pfwatson@nottawasagaresort.com

18 Queen Street Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4A1 P: 902-894-1230 TF: 888-890-3222 F: 902-566-1745 W: www.marriott.com/yygdp E: pri.sales@deltahotels.com

C: Patricia Farrugia-Watson, Sales Manager

Delta Prince Edward, a 4.5 star hotel, adjoins the NEW PEI Convention Centre, offering 60,000 square feet of combined meeting & event space with stunning floor to ceiling waterviews. As Charlottetown’s only waterfront hotel, the Delta Prince Edward is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charlottetown just steps away from shopping, theatres, restaurants and nightlife - the ideal location for your next conference or event!

Feel inspired by the natural beauty of the Nottawasaga. Our full-service conference facility is 45 minutes from Toronto. Perfect for small groups or large conferences, we offer 64,000 sqft of meeting spaces within 36 uniquely appointed meeting rooms including elegant ballrooms and a trade centre. We offer a wide selection of customizable dining options including two restaurants, a lounge, private banquets as well as inclusive conference packages that include accommodation, meals and gratuities. Golf tournaments and team building available.

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CHATHAM-KENT JOHN D. BRADLEY CONVENTION CENTRE

565 Richmond Street Chatham, ON N7M 1R2 P: 519-598-0200 ext. 6307 TF: 866-437-8703 F: 519-436-0716 W: www.ckcc.ca E: sarah.wagenaar@compass-canada.com

LIVING ARTS CENTRE

C: Sarah Molnar, Business Development Manager

The CKCC is the new option for conventions, conferences, tradeshows and special events in Southwestern Ontario. With rooms from 10 to 1800 people, you will enjoy high quality facilities all on one gorgeous level. The latest AV equipment and chef-inspired cuisine are all part of the package. Location: Atlantic

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4141 Living Arts Drive Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8 P: 905-306-6015 TF: 888-805-8888 W: www.livingartscentre.ca E: Anne.Parker@livingarts.on.ca

RADISSON HOTEL SASKATOON

C: Anne Parker, Sales Manager

Located in the heart of Mississauga’s City Centre, minutes from all 400 series highways and Pearson International Airport, directly opposite Square One Mall; the Living Arts Centre offers a number of unique features. Explore fresh ways of thinking by incorporating two hour corporate workshops into your meeting. Location:

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• CONVENTION CENTRE •

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DELTA PRINCE EDWARD & PEI CONVENTION CENTRE

MEETING VENUES

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405 - 20th Street East Saskatoon, SK S7K 6X6 P: 306-667-2365 TF: 877-881-8309 F: 306-665-0052 W: www.radisson.com/saskatoonca E: ACisecki@SilverBirchHotels.com C: Amanda Cisecki, Director of Sales & Marketing

Radisson Saskatoon is ideal for meetings from 5-500 people. Our downtown hotel accommodates your Plenary +5 breakouts, 30 tradeshow booths and a central coffeebreak area, Connections Café (pictured online) all on one floor! With 291 guestrooms and 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space we can’t wait to impress your guests! Location: Atlantic

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In the year of Canada’s 150th anniversary of its confederation, total tourism expenditures from domestic and international visitors reached $97.4 billion in 2017, up 6.3% over 2016. Some of the largest gains in revenues were registered for passenger rail transport (+11.7%), passenger air transport (+9.6%), accommodation (+5.7%) and food and beverage services (+5.2%). (SOURCE: HTTP://EN.DESTINATIONCANADA.COM/)

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MEETING VENUES • CONVENTION CENTRE • CORPORATE RETREAT •

CORPORATE RETREAT THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

TCU PLACE - SASKATOON’S ARTS & CONVENTION CENTRE

PLATINUM MEMBERS

6900 Airport Road Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8 P: 905-677-6131 TF: 800-567-1199 F: 905-677-3089 W: www.internationalcentre.com E: smartin@internationalcentre.com

35 - 22 Street East Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8 P: 306-975-7926 TF: 888-639-7770 F: 306-975-7804 W: www.tcuplace.com E: sdecker@tcuplace.com

C: Sandra Martin, Director of Sales

C: Suzanne Decker

Situated in beautiful downtown Saskatoon, TCU Place features over 104,000 sq. ft. of modern space including 21 exceptional rooms with unlimited configurations allowing maximum flexibility for your conference, meeting, tradeshow or banquet. The centre also features luxurious rooms with 19’ ceilings and natural light. Book your event now and let TCU Place create a great experience for you!

As host to over 500 events annually, The International Centre has always been a top choice among business event planners. We offer over 548,000 sq. ft. of expansive and versatile exhibit and conference space that can be customized to meet all of your needs. Location: Atlantic

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TOURISM BURLINGTON

414 Locust Street Burlington, ON L7S 1T7 P: 905-634-5594 TF: 877-499-9989 F: 905-634-7220 W: www.tourismburlington.com E: Kelly.Harris@burlington.ca

TOURISM HAMILTON

28 James Street North, 2nd Floor Hamilton, ON L8R 2K1 P: 905-546-2424 ext. 5465 TF: 800-263-8590 F: 905-546-2667 W: www.tourismhamilton.com E: Sherry.Lucia@hamilton.ca

C: Kelly Harris

C: Sherry Lucia, Tourism Product Development Specialist

Tourism Hamilton is committed to helping event organizers implement successful events in Hamilton and ensure delegates and visitors have a great Hamilton experience. We offer the following free services: • Hotel Availability Search • FAM Tours • Site Selection Review • Destination Bid Proposals • Tourism Hamilton Grant Opportunity • Collateral Support • Promotional Material Support Location: Atlantic

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Burlington, ON is situated in between the shores of Lake Ontario and the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, within 75km of three airports. Be it historic homes, refurbished barns, outdoor covered gardens, elaborate ballrooms, state of the art lecture halls or full service brand name hotels, Burlington is home to inspiring venues including a convention centre suitable for up to 1800 people. Our hotels have over 1,200 guest rooms combined and our city is boasts fabulous restaurants and attractions, all ready to welcome your delegates

GRAYDON HALL MANOR

185 Graydon Hall Drive Toronto, ON M3A 3B4 P: 416-449-5432 F: 416-449-9830 W: www.graydonhall.com E: concierge@graydonhall.com C: Nicole Pieckenhagen

Recharge, rejuvenate, luxuriate and motivate Graydon Hall, Toronto's premier boutique reception facility is the perfect location to clear the mind, stimulate the psyche, and pamper your team or your clients. It is nestled amidst 4 acres of formal gardens, yet located just minutes from downtown Toronto. Graydon Hall specializes in conferences, seminars, business meetings, strategy development sessions, product launches, or team building sessions. At Graydon Hall we understand that you require an experienced staff to create an event that truly is a reflection of your corporate image. It is our mission to attend to every detail to ensure every comfort and convenience from the moment you make an inquiry, through the planning process, to event execution. Location: Atlantic

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Close to 47,000 arrivals in December 2017 (+13.8%) brought annual 2017 total arrivals from Destination Canada’s Latin America region to almost half a million (498,000, +39.3% over 2016). Setting new records for both the month of December and annually, growth from this region was well ahead of all other Destination Canada regions. Both Mexico (+47.4%) and Brazil (+22.0%) also hit new arrivals records individually in 2017. (SOURCE: HTTP://EN.DESTINATIONCANADA.COM/)

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SHERWOOD INN and ROCKY CREST GOLF RESORT

HIDDEN VALLEY RESORT

GREAT WOLF LODGE NIAGARA FALLS

3950 Victoria Avenue Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7M8 P: 905-354-4888 ext. 5701 F: 905-354-5588 W: www.greatwolf.com/meetings E: sales@greatwolfniagara.com

1755 Valley Road Huntsville, ON P1H 1Z8 P: 705-789-2301 TF: 800-465-4171 W: www.HVmuskoka.com E: jyoung@hiddenvalleyresort.ca C: Jo-Anne Young, Director of Sales & Marketing

C: Julie Leish

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C: Tammy Purvis-Ford, Group Sales Manager

Let us redefine your next meeting...naturally. Our unique and authentically Muskoka resorts on sparkling Lake Joseph provide an opportunity to take in nature’s beauty right outside your meeting and guestroom windows. Your next memory filled group event, business retreat or romantic getaway awaits. Visit us once. Love us forever. Location:

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Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ontario is the region’s premier destination for your next meeting or event. Their all-suite property offers spacious meeting rooms with innovative, integrated audio visual solutions and uncompromised culinary quality. Great Wolf Lodge’s meeting professionals are dedicated to delivering a seamless meeting experience. From the initial planning, to the closing remarks, you’ll feel confident knowing that you are supported by an entire team of meeting professionals fully vested in your success.

Hidden Valley Resort, fronting Peninsula Lake, two hours north of Toronto, known as Muskoka’s Destination Resort and Conference Center. An easy takeover property, offering 6500 square feet of breathtaking function space. The only lakeside/ ski side resort in Muskoka, 100 newly renovated rooms, four season recreation/outdoor and waterfront venues/renowned cuisine.

1090 Sherwood Road Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0 P: 705-787-5827 TF: 866-472-6388 F: 705-765-3528 W1: www.sherwoodinn.ca W2: www.rockycrest.ca E: tpurvisford@clublink.ca

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BC MILLER LASH HOUSE, THE LONSDALE QUAY HOTEL

SILVER MEMBERS

130 Old Kingston Road Toronto, ON M1E 3J5 P: 416-287-7000 W: www.millerlashhouse.ca E: info@millerlashhouse.ca

129 Carrie Cates Court Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7 P: 604-986-6111 TF: 800-836-6111 F: 604-988-8782 W: www.lonsdalequayhotel.com E: sales@lonsdalequayhotel.com

C: Event Coordinator

C: Farah Stéen

No. of Bedrooms: 70 No. of Meeting rooms: 4 Theatre Seating Capacity: 150 Banquet Seating Capacity: 150 Largest Exhibit Area (sq.ft.): 1,800 Largest Banquet Room (sq.ft.): 1,800 Come for the experience! North Shore's boutique hotel invites you to create lasting memories, enjoy scrumptious tastes and share intimate celebrations from 10 to 150 people. Unbeatable location for business or pleasure.

BAYVIEW WILDWOOD RESORT

1500 Port Stanton Parkway Severn Bridge, ON P0E 1N0 P: 705-689-2338 TF: 800-461-0243 F: 705-689-8042 W: www.bayviewwildwood.com E: grpsales@bayviewwildwood.com Year-round resort only 90 minutes north of Toronto in the historic village of Port Stanton. Meeting and banquet space with lakeside outdoor patios. Rooms, suites and cottages ranging from one to five-bedrooms. Caters to business meetings, team events, social gatherings and weddings. Extensive recreation facilities and services. Location:

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The historic Miller Lash House is an ideal spot for your corporate meeting or retreat. Get away from your noisy office and embrace the tranquility of this amazing venue. Catering by Toronto’s top Caterers, AV, free WiFi and parking are all part of the Miller Lash House experience. Location: Atlantic

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Canadian business travellers took a total of 35.1 million trips, up 5.7 per cent from the previous year, and spent $29.4 billion on travel goods and services in Canada, up 7.3 per cent. Total expenditures to support Canadian business travel reached $35.8 billion when factoring in the $6.4 billion spent on meetings operations. (GBTA)

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MEETING VENUES • EVENT VENUE • EXTENDED STAY • GALLERY/MUSEUM •

EVENT VENUE

EXTENDED STAY

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CASA LOMA

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ROOK

CIVIC CENTRE

HAMPTON HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON HALIFAX – DOWNTOWN AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

CORNER BROOK CIVIC CENTRE

1 Canada Games Place, P.O. Box 1080 City of Corner Brook, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6E1 P: 709-637-1259 F: 709-637-1573 W: www.cbciviccentre.com E: arowe@cornerbrook.com C: Allison Rowe, Events Coordinator

The Corner Brook Civic Centre is a modern multipurpose events and recreation facility – one of the largest in the province. A hive of community activity hosting a wide variety of concerts, conventions, trade shows, fairs, weddings, sports, recreation and special events, it is comprised of two arenas, a walking track, 7 conference rooms, and a large multipurpose court. Since opening in 1997, it has become Western Newfoundland’s premier event facility and was the prime venue for the 1999 Canada Winter Games and the 2016 Canada Winter Games Special Olympics not to mention the most successful Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada event to date in 2018. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Bay of Islands and Humber Valley, and located just a stone's throw from the majestic Gros Morne National Park, the Corner Brook Civic Centre is the "perfect excuse to visit Newfoundland". QC

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For executive meetings or medium-sized training courses or seminars, Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn by Hilton™ Halifax-Downtown has got the perfect space for you. Featuring distraction-free, ergonomically advanced meeting facilities offering leading edge technology, personalized service and all-day health-inspired cuisine – at one, budget-friendly allinclusive price! For more information, call 902-407-9955.

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HOCKEY HALL OF FAME

30 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M5E 1X8 P: 416-933-8210 F: 416-360-1316 W: www.hhof.com E: astocco@hhof.com C: Aaron Stocco

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 P: 416-979-6634 W: www.ago.ca/host-your-event E: events@ago.net Experience world-class art, panoramic views of Toronto and Frank Gehry’s stunning architecture. With a permanent collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the AGO is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. Feel inspired and experience art at your next event. The AGO is equipped to host your social and corporate affair. With multiple event spaces, seminar rooms and a theatre to choose from, there is a venue for every type of event. Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate meeting, a product launch or anything in between, the AGO will cater to your every need. Your event will be an unforgettable experience with the expertise of our full-service team. Location: Atlantic

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Location: Atlantic

1960 Brunswick Street Halifax, NS B3J 2G7 P: 902-422-6890 f: 902-429-6645 W1: www.HalifaxDowntown.HamptonbyHilton.com W2: www.Halifax.HomewoodSuites.com E: Tracy.gates@hilton.com

1 Austin Terrace Toronto, ON M5R 1X8 P: 416-923-1171 W: www.casaloma.ca E: events@casaloma.ca A New Benchmark for a Historical Landmark. Completed in 1914, Casa Loma is a historical landmark as one of North America’s only castles and offers a one of a kind backdrop for any event. Dedicated to the highest standard of hospitality, Casa Loma offers the ultimate experience in ambiance, cuisine and customer service. Casa Loma is the perfect setting for an exceptional event. Accommodating groups of 15 to 1,500, Casa Loma offers a choice of room and catering options to suit all tastes.

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The Hockey Hall of Fame is a world-class attraction located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We are home to Canada’s national sport and treasures including the legendary Stanley Cup! This unique venue can accommodate a variety of meetings and events including board meetings, annual general meetings, presentations, as well as elegant dinners and cocktail receptions. We offer both day-time meeting space for up to 125 guests and exclusive access for evening events with capacity of 1000 guests. Location: Atlantic

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PLATINUM MEMBER MANITOBA MUSEUM

190 Rupert Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 P: 204-998-0665 F: 204-942-3151 W: www.manitobamuseum.ca E: lrobert@manitobamuseum.ca

DEER CREEK GOLF & BANQUET FACILITY

2700 Audley Road North Ajax, ON L1Z 1T7 P: 905-427-7737 F: 905-427-1574 W: www.eventsdeercreek.com E: info@golfdeercreek.com

C: Liette Robert, Host It Here – Sales Manager

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BRONZE MEMBERS

THEMUSEUM

10 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 P: 519-749-9387 ext. 223 F: 519-749-8612 W: www.THEMUSEUM.ca E: GroupSales@THEMUSEUM.ca

GLEN HOUSE RESORT

409 1000 Islands Parkway Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0 P: 613-659-2204 TF: 800-268-4536 F: 613-659-2232 W: www.glenhouseresort.com E: info@glenhouseresort.com

C: Ashley Vandenberg

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility is comprised of breathtaking views sure to motivate your team and inspire creativity for any event. Each of our banquet rooms has unique characteristics and charm and can accommodate groups from 10 to 600 people. Our team of Event Coordinators will help provide you with the perfect room and guidance for your special event. We take pride in providing customers with food and beverage at an exceptional standard that is sure to exceed expectations.

C: Group Sales

Glen House Resort is a scenic 72-room, 4 Star Canada Select resort, featuring waterfront rooms, spa facilities, contemporary menus, 18-hole Championship Golf Course, Smuggler’s Lounge and 200 seat conference facilities. Choose from a host of on-site activities and attractions for your group to enjoy. On-site boat charters, outdoor bonfires present great opportunities for networking. Minutes from the 401, in the 1000 Islands, we are midway between Toronto and Montreal, 90 minutes from Ottawa. The Resort’s staff is ready to help with convention planning, utilizing the latest audio/visual equipment, catered breaks and amenities for a productive and enjoyable conference experience. Visit our website at www.glenhouseresort.com or phone 1-800-268-4536

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1170 Aylmer Road Gatineau, QC J9H 7L3 P: 819-776-7941 TF: 800-807-1088 ext. 7946 F: 819-777-7161 W: www.doubletreegatineau.com E: sboudreau@doubletreegatineau.com

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Host It Here! The Manitoba Museum is unique in Canada, as it is the only heritage and science centre to offer a combination of world-class history galleries, along with a science gallery and planetarium theatre. Centrally located in downtown Winnipeg, the Manitoba Museum is the perfect off-site venue for any function or event. From our unique venues, to our professional staff, the Manitoba Museum provides one-of-a-kind venues for conferences, dinners, receptions or business meetings. From 25 to 1200, formal or informal, business or private, your event will be a memorable experience when you host it here.

MEETING VENUES

GOLD MEMBERS

GOLF COURSE

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With a reputation for its high-quality service and the warmth of its staff, the DoubleTree Hotel Gatineau-Ottawa is looking forward to welcoming you. Just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Ottawa River, the hotel looks onto an impeccable 18-hole golf course, boasting beautiful views of the Champlain Bridge and the Peace Tower. Surrounded by nature, yet less than ten minutes from Parliament Hill and the ByWard Market, this stunning hotel in Gatineau blends the grandeur and charm of the area with contemporary style and premier comfort.

In December 2017, Canada welcomed just over 107,000 visitors from Destination Canada’s Europe region (-3.3% vs. December 2016), just bringing the 2017 total up to a new annual record of 1.76 million visitors (+0.7% vs. 2016).

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MEETING VENUES • GOLF COURSE • HOTEL •

SILVER MEMBERS

SHERWOOD INN and ROCKY CREST GOLF RESORT

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GATINEAU-OTTAWA

1090 Sherwood Road Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0 P: 705-787-5827 TF: 866-472-6388 F: 705-765-3528 W1: www.sherwoodinn.ca W2: www.rockycrest.ca E: tpurvisford@clublink.ca

NIAGARA PARKS

7400 Portage Road, PO Box 150 Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2 P: 905-356-2241 ext. 2226 F: 905-356-8448 W: www.niagaraparksmeetings.com E: aduffy@niagaraparks.com

C: Tammy Purvis-Ford, Group Sales Manager

Niagara Parks is a self-funded agency of the Province of Ontario. We own and operate exclusive Restaurant Venues that overlook Niagara Falls for Opening Receptions and Private Events, Golf Courses and Natural Wonder Attractions for Leisure tours.

Let us redefine your next meeting...naturally. Our unique and authentically Muskoka resorts on sparkling Lake Joseph provide an opportunity to take in nature’s beauty right outside your meeting and guestroom windows. Your next memory filled group event, business retreat or romantic getaway awaits. Visit us once. Love us forever.

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HOTEL

1170 Aylmer Road Gatineau, QC J9H 7L3 P: 819-776-7941 TF: 800-807-1088 ext. 7946 F: 819-777-7161 W: www.doubletreegatineau.com E: sboudreau@doubletreegatineau.com

C: Sophie Boudreau, Director of Sales & Marketing

With a reputation for its high-quality service and the warmth of its staff, the DoubleTree Hotel GatineauOttawa is looking forward to welcoming you. Just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Ottawa River, the hotel looks onto an impeccable 18-hole golf course, boasting beautiful views of the Champlain Bridge and the Peace Tower. Surrounded by nature, yet less than ten minutes from Parliament Hill and the ByWard Market, this stunning hotel in Gatineau blends the grandeur and charm of the area with contemporary style and premier comfort. Location: Atlantic

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GOLD MEMBERS

NOTTAWASAGA RESORT

6015 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1A4 P: 705-435-5501 TF: 800-669-5501 F: 705-435-5840 W: www.nottawasagaresort.com E: pfwatson@nottawasagaresort.com C: Patricia Farrugia-Watson, Sales Manager

Feel inspired by the natural beauty of the Nottawasaga. Our full-service conference facility is 45 minutes from Toronto. Perfect for small groups or large conferences, we offer 64,000 sqft of meeting spaces within 36 uniquely appointed meeting rooms including elegant ballrooms and a trade centre. We offer a wide selection of customizable dining options including two restaurants, a lounge, private banquets as well as inclusive conference packages that include accommodation, meals and gratuities. Golf tournaments and team building available. Location: Atlantic

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GREAT WOLF LODGE NIAGARA FALLS DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT TORONTO AIRPORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE

655 Dixon Road Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J3 P: 416-246-7900 TF: 800-668-3656 F: 416-244-9584 W: www.internationalplazahotel.com E: dhastings@deltatorontoairport.com

C: Julie Leish

C: Debbie Hastings

No. of Breakout Meeting Rooms: 21 Theatre Seating Capacity: 1,700 Largest Exhibit Area (sq.ft.): 23,464 Banquet Seating Capacity: 1,300 Largest Room (sq.ft.): 14,850 433 guest rooms located minutes from Pearson Airport. Complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and public spaces. Complimentary shuttle to/from Pearson Airport. Location: Atlantic

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3950 Victoria Avenue Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7M8 P: 905-354-4888 ext. 5701 F: 905-354-5588 W: www.greatwolf.com/meetings E: sales@greatwolfniagara.com Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ontario is the region’s premier destination for your next meeting or event. Their all-suite property offers spacious meeting rooms with innovative, integrated audio visual solutions and uncompromised culinary quality. Great Wolf Lodge’s meeting professionals are dedicated to delivering a seamless meeting experience. From the initial planning, to the closing remarks, you’ll feel confident knowing that you are supported by an entire team of meeting professionals fully vested in your success. Location: Atlantic

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OLD MILL TORONTO

203 Humber College Boulevard Toronto, ON M9W 6V3 P: 416-675-6622 ext. 77124 TF: 888-548-6327 F: 416-675-4917 W: www.humber.ca/conference E: hcs@humber.ca

C: Maggie Armitage, Sales Executive

C: Connie Sanfilippo

Your Toronto Retreat! You deserve the luxurious décor, elegant service and exquisite menus that you will experience at The Old Mill Toronto. Offering 57 beautifully appointed and unique guest rooms. Featuring over 20,000 square feet of flexible function space in 16 distinctly decorated event rooms and on-site parking for your guests. Experience our fabulous service teams in banquets, our restaurants, Home Smith Bar and SPA. Nestled in the Humber Valley trail system, our ideal location invites you to Escape the Ordinary. Location:

Location: Atlantic

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ON

Atlantic

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6 Picton Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-468-3246 TF: 888-669-5566 F: 905-468-8646 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most historic landmark is home to over 7,400 square feet of luxurious meeting facilities and The Royal Cambridge banquet centre, 110 elegantly appointed guestrooms, CAA/AAA four diamond dining and a world class spa. Prince of Wales offers old world charm, meticulous service and the very latest in high-tech business amenities for groups up to 160. Fully equipped with high-speed internet access and a full service business centre, Prince of Wales delivers an exceptional experience in a truly unique setting. Location:

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• HOTEL •

Humber Conference Services provides an inspiring environment for any conference, meeting or special event, with a variety of unique facilities on campus. We offer one-stop-shop service with a range of services and amenities, from IT and Audio/ Visual requirements, accommodations, access to state-of-the-art sport facilities and on-site food service. Our conference space and catering services are available year-round, and our affordable hotelstyle summer accommodations are available from May-August. Let our professional staff help you plan your next event. – We make it easy! MB/ SK

PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL

21 Old Mill Road Toronto, ON M8X 1G5 P: 416-236-2641 F: 416-236-0311 W: www.oldmilltoronto.com E: marmitage@oldmilltoronto.com

MEETING VENUES

HUMBER CONFERENCE SERVICES & ACCOMMODATIONS

BC

SILVER MEMBERS

PAN PACIFIC VANCOUVER HOTEL

INN & SPA

MILLCROFT INN & SPA

55 John Street Alton-Caledon, ON L7K 0C4 P: 519-941-3903 F: 519-941-1960 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com C: Marianne Callihall

The Millcroft Inn & Spa is the definitive country destination for intimate executive gatherings or corporate retreats. 6 meeting rooms, 52 individually decorated guestrooms and over 100 acres of woodlands create a unique venue for complimentary team-building and brainstorming sessions. In addition to knowledgeable conference service staff, the inn offers four diamond dining and a 9,000 square foot spa, fitness centre, outdoor hotsprings pools and indoor and outdoor pool. Experience tranquility, comfort and heritage charm less than an hour northwest of Toronto.

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

BROOKSTREET HOTEL

525 Legget Drive Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2 P: 613-271-1800 F: 613-271-3541 W: www.brookstreet.com E: sales@brookstreet.com

C: Mark Nisbett, Director Sales & Marketing

Experience Brookstreet, Ottawa’s premier four-diamond hotel and conference centre. Offering superior conference amenities for groups up to 600. With 30,000+ sq ft of flexible meeting space - 25 meeting rooms, including 3 ballrooms - Brookstreet offers spacious and inspired conference possibilities to keep attendees engaged. Big, bright foyers can comfortably accommodate large groups for receptions and networking, multiple breakout rooms are available for concurrent sessions, as well as lots of versatile trade-show space. Location:

Location: Atlantic

300 - 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5 P: 604-891-2893 TF: 800-663-1515 USA TF: 800-937-1515 F: 604-891-2861 W: www.panpacific.com/vancouver E: proposals@panpacificvancouver.com Located atop Canada Place and adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre, award winning Pan Pacific Vancouver offers 42,000 sq.ft. of meeting space, catering events up to 1500 persons. With breathtaking views & exquisitely appointed guestrooms & suites, guests experience first class service & amenities, including outdoor saltwater pool and Spa.

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ON

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COAST PLAZA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

1316 - 33rd Street NE Calgary, AB T2A 6B6 P: 403-207-8100 TF: 800-661-1464 F: 403-235-4548 W: www.calgaryplaza.com E: sales@calgaryplaza.com

C: Jeannie Godfrey, Dir of Sales & Marketing

The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre features contemporary accommodations, friendly service and exceptional dining along with 18,000 sq. ft. of versatile event space for conferences, trade shows, meetings, and more. Hotel facilities include 248 guest rooms, indoor pool, Massage spa, fitness centre, business centre, Horizons Bistro, and Barrington’s Lounge. Location: Atlantic

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HOTEL RUBY FOO’S HAMPTON HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON HALIFAX – DOWNTOWN AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

1960 Brunswick Street Halifax, NS B3J 2G7 P: 902-422-6890 f: 902-429-6645 W1: www.HalifaxDowntown.HamptonbyHilton.com W2: www.Halifax.HomewoodSuites.com E: Tracy.gates@hilton.com

C: Tracy Gates, Director of Sales & Marketing

For executive meetings or medium-sized training courses or seminars, Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn by Hilton™ Halifax-Downtown has got the perfect space for you. Featuring distraction-free, ergonomically advanced meeting facilities offering leading edge technology, personalized service and all-day health-inspired cuisine – at one, budgetfriendly all-inclusive price! For more information, call 902407-9955. QC

ON

MB/ SK

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LONSDALE QUAY HOTEL

5184 Morris Street Halifax, NS B3J 1B3 P: 902-420-0658 TF: 888-512-3344 F: 902-423-2324 W: www.thehalliburton.com E: information@thehalliburton.com

HILTON MISSISSAUGA / MEADOWVALE

6750 Mississauga Road Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3 P: 905-542-6611 F: 905-542-4038 W: www.hiltonmeadowvale.com E: Peggy.Corbiell@hilton.com

C: Robert Pretty, Manager

A trio of historic townhouses have been combined to create this charming hotel. Stories Restaurant showcases inventive seafood & game in intimate rooms.The cozy Library and colourful garden courtyard offer quiet places to relax, a discreet, naturally lit meeting space seats twenty. Free breakfast and WiFi. Location:

ON

that boasts 198 spacious Deluxe bedrooms, 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space in 8 Banquet Halls, 2 restaurants and a Barber Shop. Guests enjoy FREE parking, FREE local calls, FREE WiFi, and more. The hotel is ideally located close to the subway, midway between downtown and the airport.

BC

HALLIBURTON, THE

QC

C: Kathy Myrosznyczenko

Hotel Ruby Foo’s is a beautiful 4-star hotel complex

Location: Atlantic

Atlantic

7655 Decarie Boulevard Montreal, QC H4P 2H2 P: 514-731-7701 TF: 800-361-5419 F: 514-731-7158 W: www.hotelrubyfoos.com E: kathym@hotelrubyfoos.com

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C: Farah Stéen

C: Peggy Corbiell, CMP, Director of Sales & Marketing

An ideal venue for conferences, tradeshows, banquets and weddings, this Mississauga hotel boasts 28 meeting rooms, lush garden settings and a 6,000 sq. ft. outdoor patio. Experience full on-site catering services, contemporary A/V equipment and a dedicated staff to ensure your function is professional, personalized and hassle-free. Location: Atlantic

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ON

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129 Carrie Cates Court Vancouver, BC V7M 3K7 P: 604-986-6111 TF: 800-836-6111 F: 604-988-8782 W: www.lonsdalequayhotel.com E: sales@lonsdalequayhotel.com

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No. of Bedrooms: 70 No. of Meeting rooms: 4 Theatre Seating Capacity: 150 Banquet Seating Capacity: 140 Largest Exhibit Area (sq.ft.): 1,800 Largest Banquet Room (sq.ft.): 1,800 Come for the experience! North Shore's boutique hotel invites you to create lasting memories, enjoy scrumptious tastes and share intimate celebrations from 10 to 150 people. Unbeatable location for business or pleasure. Location: Atlantic

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Over three-quarters (77 per cent) of Canadian business trips were taken for transient purposes (sales trips, client services, government and military travel and travel for construction or repair), while 23 per cent were taken for group travel purposes. On average, business trips lasted only two days in 2016 and over twothirds of domestic business trips were day trips while only four per cent included a stay greater than five nights. (GBTA)

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6015 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1A4 P: 705-435-5501 TF: 800-669-5501 F: 705-435-5840 W: www.nottawasagaresort.com E: pfwatson@nottawasagaresort.com C: Patricia Farrugia-Watson, Sales Manager

Location: Atlantic

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ON

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ROYAL ANNE HOTEL

348 Bernard Avenue Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N5 P: 250-763-2277 TF: 888-811-3400 F: 250-763-2636 W: www.royalannehotel.com E: manager@royalannehotel.com C: Christa Park, Hotel Manager

Located in the heart of downtown, the Royal Anne is the perfect choice for small - midsize meetings & events. Just steps to City Hall, the Courthouse, our gorgeous beach front, entertainment & dining. Our boutique hotel is well loved as a city landmark & appreciated for personalized customer service. Complimentary shuttle to/from the Kelowna International Airport. Location: Atlantic

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Feel inspired by the natural beauty of the Nottawasaga. Our full-service conference facility is 45 minutes from Toronto. Perfect for small groups or large conferences, we offer 64,000 sqft of meeting spaces within 36 uniquely appointed meeting rooms including elegant ballrooms and a trade centre. We offer a wide selection of customizable dining options including two restaurants, a lounge, private banquets as well as inclusive conference packages that include accommodation, meals and gratuities. Golf tournaments and team building available.

155 Byron Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-468-2195 TF: 888-669-5566 F: 905-468-8646 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com Experience stately Georgian-style elegance and gracious service in a spectacular Niagara-on-the-Lake waterfront setting. Queen’s Landing offers over 15,000 square feet of executivequality meeting facilities, 140 elegantly decorated guestrooms and CAA/AAA four diamond dining. Our knowledgeable, dedicated conference services staff will work with you to ensure every meeting is a success.

MEETING VENUES

QUEEN’S LANDING HOTEL

NOTTAWASAGA RESORT

RADISSON HOTEL SASKATOON

PILLAR AND POST

48 John Street West Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-468-2123 TF: 888-669-5566 F: 905-468-8646 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com Ontario’s only five-star Country Inn (Canada Select) offers over 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 122 beautifully decorated guestrooms, four diamond dining and world class spa. The prime location, attentive service and commitment to the comfort of guests makes Pillar and Post the ideal location for a successful business meeting.

405 - 20th Street East Saskatoon, SK S7K 6X6 P: 306-667-2365 TF: 877-881-8309 F: 306-665-0052 W: www.radisson.com/saskatoonca E: ACisecki@SilverBirchHotels.com

TOURISM BURLINGTON

C: Amanda Cisecki, Director of Sales & Marketing

Radisson Saskatoon is ideal for meetings from 5-500 people. Our downtown hotel accommodates your Plenary +5 breakouts, 30 tradeshow booths and a central coffee-break area, Connections Café (pictured online) all on one floor! With 291 guestrooms and 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space we can’t wait to impress your guests! Location: Atlantic

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414 Locust Street Burlington, ON L7S 1T7 P: 905-634-5594 TF: 877-499-9989 F: 905-634-7220 W: www.tourismburlington.com E: Kelly.Harris@burlington.ca C: Kelly Harris

Burlington, ON is situated in between the shores of Lake Ontario and the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, within 75km of three airports. Be it historic homes, refurbished barns, outdoor covered gardens, elaborate ballrooms, state of the art lecture halls or full service brand name hotels, Burlington is home to inspiring venues including a convention centre suitable for up to 1800 people. Our hotels have over 1,200 guest rooms combined and our city is boasts fabulous restaurants and attractions, all ready to welcome your delegates Location:

BC

Atlantic

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ON

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BC

RIMROCK RESORT HOTEL

300 Mountain Avenue, PO Box 1110 Banff, AB T1L 1J2 P: 403-762-1852 TF: 888-RIMROCK (746-7625) F: 403-762-1842 W: www.rimrockresort.com E: sales@rimrockresort.com C: Jim Leavens

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a unique Four Diamond property located in Banff National Park. 18,000 square feet of function space with breathtaking views, Western Canada’s only 5 Diamond Dining, a full service luxury spa, complimentary 24hr gym and 343 newly renovated guest rooms make for a truly remarkable experience. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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AB

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MEETING VENUES • HOTEL CHAIN • RESORT •

GOLD MEMBERS

RESORT PLATINUM MEMBER

TOURISM HAMILTON

28 James Street North, 2nd Floor Hamilton, ON L8R 2K1 P: 905-546-2424 ext. 5465 TF: 800-263-8590 F: 905-546-2667 W: www.tourismhamilton.com E: Sherry.Lucia@hamilton.ca

GREAT WOLF LODGE NIAGARA FALLS

3950 Victoria Avenue Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7M8 P: 905-354-4888 ext. 5701 F: 905-354-5588 W: www.greatwolf.com/meetings E: sales@greatwolfniagara.com

C: Sherry Lucia, Tourism Product Development Specialist

Tourism Hamilton is committed to helping event organizers implement successful events in Hamilton and ensure delegates and visitors have a great Hamilton experience. We offer the following free services: • Hotel Availability Search • FAM Tours • Site Selection Review • Destination Bid Proposals • Tourism Hamilton Grant Opportunity • Collateral Support • Promotional Material Support Location: Atlantic

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HOTEL CHAIN SILVER MEMBER

HILTON MISSISSAUGA / MEADOWVALE

6750 Mississauga Road Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3 P: 905-542-6611 F: 905-542-4038 W: www.hiltonmeadowvale.com E: Peggy.Corbiell@hilton.com

Location:

ON

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C: Julie Leish

C: Group Sales

Glen House Resort is a scenic 72-room, 4 Star Canada Select resort, featuring waterfront rooms, spa facilities, contemporary menus, 18-hole Championship Golf Course, Smuggler’s Lounge and 200 seat conference facilities. Choose from a host of on-site activities and attractions for your group to enjoy. On-site boat charters, outdoor bonfires present great opportunities for networking. Minutes from the 401, in the 1000 Islands, we are midway between Toronto and Montreal, 90 minutes from Ottawa. The Resort’s staff is ready to help with convention planning, utilizing the latest audio/visual equipment, catered breaks and amenities for a productive and enjoyable conference experience. Visit our website at www.glenhouseresort.com or phone 1-800-268-4536

Atlantic

An ideal venue for conferences, tradeshows, banquets and weddings, this Mississauga hotel boasts 28 meeting rooms, lush garden settings and a 6,000 sq. ft. outdoor patio. Experience full on-site catering services, contemporary A/V equipment and a dedicated staff to ensure your function is professional, personalized and hassle-free. QC

409 1000 Islands Parkway Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0 P: 613-659-2204 TF: 800-268-4536 F: 613-659-2232 W: www.glenhouseresort.com E: info@glenhouseresort.com

AB

BC

Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ontario is the region’s premier destination for your next meeting or event. Their all-suite property offers spacious meeting rooms with innovative, integrated audio visual solutions and uncompromised culinary quality. Great Wolf Lodge’s meeting professionals are dedicated to delivering a seamless meeting experience. From the initial planning, to the closing remarks, you’ll feel confident knowing that you are supported by an entire team of meeting professionals fully vested in your success. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

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INN & SPA

Location:

C: Peggy Corbiell, CMP, Director of Sales & Marketing

Atlantic

GLEN HOUSE RESORT

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ON

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MILLCROFT INN & SPA

AB

BC

55 John Street Alton-Caledon, ON L7K 0C4 P: 519-941-3903 F: 519-941-1960 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com C: Marianne Callihall

The Millcroft Inn & Spa is the definitive country destination for intimate executive gatherings or corporate retreats. 6 meeting rooms, 52 individually decorated guestrooms and over 100 acres of woodlands create a unique venue for complimentary team-building and brainstorming sessions. In addition to knowledgeable conference service staff, the inn offers four diamond dining and a 9,000 square foot spa, fitness centre, outdoor hotsprings pools and indoor and outdoor pool. Experience tranquility, comfort and heritage charm less than an hour northwest of Toronto. Location: Atlantic

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6015 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1A4 P: 705-435-5501 TF: 800-669-5501 F: 705-435-5840 W: www.nottawasagaresort.com E: pfwatson@nottawasagaresort.com

Experience Brookstreet, Ottawa’s premier four-diamond hotel and conference centre. Offering superior conference amenities for groups up to 600. With 30,000+ sq ft of flexible meeting space - 25 meeting rooms, including 3 ballrooms - Brookstreet offers spacious and inspired conference possibilities to keep attendees engaged. Big, bright foyers can comfortably accommodate large groups for receptions and networking, multiple breakout rooms are available for concurrent sessions, as well as lots of versatile trade-show space.

C: Patricia Farrugia-Watson, Sales Manager

C: Mark Nisbett, Director Sales & Marketing

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

Location:

BC

Atlantic

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

Feel inspired by the natural beauty of the Nottawasaga. Our full-service conference facility is 45 minutes from Toronto. Perfect for small groups or large conferences, we offer 64,000 sqft of meeting spaces within 36 uniquely appointed meeting rooms including elegant ballrooms and a trade centre. We offer a wide selection of customizable dining options including two restaurants, a lounge, private banquets as well as inclusive conference packages that include accommodation, meals and gratuities. Golf tournaments and team building available. QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

• RESORT •

6 Picton Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-468-3246 TF: 888-669-5566 F: 905-468-8646 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most historic landmark is home to over 7,400 square feet of luxurious meeting facilities and The Royal Cambridge banquet centre, 110 elegantly appointed guestrooms, CAA/AAA four diamond dining and a world class spa. Prince of Wales offers old world charm, meticulous service and the very latest in high-tech business amenities for groups up to 160. Fully equipped with high-speed internet access and a full service business centre, Prince of Wales delivers an exceptional experience in a truly unique setting.

525 Legget Drive Ottawa, ON K2K 2W2 P: 613-271-1800 F: 613-271-3541 W: www.brookstreet.com E: sales@brookstreet.com

MEETING VENUES

NOTTAWASAGA RESORT

BROOKSTREET HOTEL

PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL

BC

SILVER MEMBERS

HIDDEN VALLEY RESORT

PILLAR AND POST

1755 Valley Road Huntsville, ON P1H 1Z8 P: 705-789-2301 TF: 800-465-4171 W: www.HVmuskoka.com E: jyoung@hiddenvalleyresort.ca C: Jo-Anne Young, Director of Sales & Marketing

Hidden Valley Resort, fronting Peninsula Lake, two hours north of Toronto, known as Muskoka’s Destination Resort and Conference Center. An easy takeover property, offering 6500 square feet of breathtaking function space. The only lakeside/ ski side resort in Muskoka, 100 newly renovated rooms, four season recreation/outdoor and waterfront venues/renowned cuisine.

BAYVIEW WILDWOOD RESORT

1500 Port Stanton Parkway Severn Bridge, ON P0E 1N0 P: 705-689-2338 TF: 800-461-0243 F: 705-689-8042 W: www.bayviewwildwood.com E: grpsales@bayviewwildwood.com

Location:

C: Jason Stanton

Atlantic

Year-round resort only 90 minutes north of Toronto in the historic village of Port Stanton. Meeting and banquet space with lakeside outdoor patios. Rooms, suites and cottages ranging from one to five-bedrooms. Caters to business meetings, team events, social gatherings and weddings. Extensive recreation facilities and services.

QC

ON

MB/ SK

48 John Street West Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-468-2123 TF: 888-669-5566 F: 905-468-8646 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com Ontario’s only five-star Country Inn (Canada Select) offers over 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 122 beautifully decorated guestrooms, four diamond dining and world class spa. The prime location, attentive service and commitment to the comfort of guests makes Pillar and Post the ideal location for a successful business meeting. Location:

AB

BC

Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

Domestic tourism expenditures gained 6.3% in 2017, which was primarily driven by passenger rail transport (+12.1%), vehicle fuel (+12.0%), passenger air transport (+9.7%) and pre-trip expenditures (+5.8%). (Source: http://en.destinationcanada.com/)

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155 Byron Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-468-2195 TF: 888-669-5566 F: 905-468-8646 W: www.vintage-hotels.com E: salesinquiry@vintage-hotels.com Experience stately Georgian-style elegance and gracious service in a spectacular Niagara-on-the-Lake waterfront setting. Queen’s Landing offers over 15,000 square feet of executive-quality meeting facilities, 140 elegantly decorated guestrooms and CAA/AAA four diamond dining. Our knowledgeable, dedicated conference services staff will work with you to ensure every meeting is a success. Location: Atlantic

• RESORT •

MEETING VENUES

QUEEN’S LANDING HOTEL

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

TREMBLANT RESORT ASSOCIATION

SHERWOOD INN and ROCKY CREST GOLF RESORT

1000 Chemin des Voyageurs Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1T1 P: 819-681-4800 ext. 46639 TF: 866-366-3443 W: groups.tremblant.ca/en/toronto E: mcThibault@avtremblant.com

1090 Sherwood Road Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0 P: 705-787-5827 TF: 866-472-6388 F: 705-765-3528 W1: www.sherwoodinn.ca W2: www.rockycrest.ca E: tpurvisford@clublink.ca

C: Marie-Chantal Thibault, Sales Manager, Groups & Conferences

C: Tammy Purvis-Ford, Group Sales Manager

Let us redefine your next meeting...naturally. Our unique and authentically Muskoka resorts on sparkling Lake Joseph provide an opportunity to take in nature’s beauty right outside your meeting and guestroom windows. Your next memory filled group event, business retreat or romantic getaway awaits. Visit us once. Love us forever. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

Tremblant’s pedestrian village offers renowned hotel properties, 1900 lodging units and 52 meeting rooms, all within walking. Whether you are launching a new product, want to improve your team’s cohesion or to host a flamboyant training seminar, our completely revamped groups and conferences service is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Location: Atlantic

AB

QC

ON

BC

MB/ SK

AB

BC

BRONZE MEMBER RIMROCK RESORT HOTEL

ELKHORN RESORT SPA AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

300 Mountain Avenue, PO Box 1110 Banff, AB T1L 1J2 P: 403-762-1852 TF: 888-RIMROCK (746-7625) F: 403-762-1842 W: www.rimrockresort.com E: sales@rimrockresort.com

TIGH-NA-MARA SEASIDE SPA RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE

C: Jim Leavens

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a unique Four Diamond property located in Banff National Park. 18,000 square feet of function space with breathtaking views, Western Canada’s only 5 Diamond Dining, a full service luxury spa, complimentary 24hr gym and 343 newly renovated guest rooms make for a truly remarkable experience. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

1155 Resort Drive Parksville, BC V9P 2E3 P: 250-248-1859 TF: 800-663-7373 F: 250-248-4140 W: www.tigh-na-mara.com E: sales@tigh-na-mara.com

Box 40, #3 Mooswa Drive East Onanole, MB R0J 1N0 P: 204-848-2802 TF: 866-ELKHORN F: 204-848-2109 W: www.elkhornresort.mb.ca E: sarah.mellings@elkhornresort.mb.ca C: Sarah Mellings Location:

C: Suzanne Hedges

Reconnect at Vancouver Island’s Natural Choice. Located in Parksville, Tigh-Na-Mara, provides rustic charm in the heart of nature. Regroup & enjoy 10,000 sq ft of meeting space, 192 log accommodations, 2 restaurants, award winning Grotto Spa, banquet facilities, natural light, complimentary wifi, & 22 acres of forest beside the ocean.

Atlantic

QC

ON

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AB

BC

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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Steady gains in arrivals from Germany (+5.2%) and France (+4.6%) over the course of the year compensated for the losses from the UK, resulting in an overall positive trend in arrivals from the region. France was the only Europe market to hit new arrivals records for both the month of December (+2.2%) and annually in 2017, while Germany observed its best year for arrivals to Canada since 1999, despite finishing the year with a downturn in December (-6.3%). (Source: http://en.destinationcanada.com/)

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BRONZE MEMBER

ELKHORN RESORT SPA AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

PLATINUM MEMBER

Box 40, #3 Mooswa Drive East Onanole, MB R0J 1N0 P: 204-848-2802 TF: 866-ELKHORN F: 204-848-2109 W: www.elkhornresort.mb.ca E: sarah.mellings@elkhornresort.mb.ca

CN TOWER

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

C: Sarah Mellings Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

SPA

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 P: 416-979-6634 W: www.ago.ca/host-your-event E: events@ago.net Experience world-class art, panoramic views of Toronto and Frank Gehry’s stunning architecture. With a permanent collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the AGO is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. Feel inspired and experience art at your next event. The AGO is equipped to host your social and corporate affair. With multiple event spaces, seminar rooms and a theatre to choose from, there is a venue for every type of event. Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate meeting, a product launch or anything in between, the AGO will cater to your every need. Your event will be an unforgettable experience with the expertise of our full-service team.

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

SILVER MEMBER

MB/ SK

Location:

C: Jim Leavens

A trio of historic townhouses have been combined to create this charming hotel. Stories Restaurant showcases inventive seafood & game in intimate rooms.The cozy Library and colourful garden courtyard offer quiet places to relax, a discreet, naturally lit meeting space seats twenty. Free breakfast and WiFi.

BC

BC

300 Mountain Avenue, PO Box 1110 Banff, AB T1L 1J2 P: 403-762-1852 TF: 888-RIMROCK (746-7625) F: 403-762-1842 W: www.rimrockresort.com E: sales@rimrockresort.com

C: Robert Pretty, Manager

AB

PLATINUM MEMBER

RIMROCK RESORT HOTEL

5184 Morris Street Halifax, NS B3J 1B3 P: 902-420-0658 TF: 888-512-3344 F: 902-423-2324 W: www.thehalliburton.com E: information@thehalliburton.com

MB/ SK

Location:

BC

HALLIBURTON, THE

ON

TEAM BUILDING VENUE

Location: Atlantic

QC

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a unique Four Diamond property located in Banff National Park. 18,000 square feet of function space with breathtaking views, Western Canada’s only 5 Diamond Dining, a full service luxury spa, complimentary 24hr gym and 343 newly renovated guest rooms make for a truly remarkable experience.

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• RESTAURANT, CLUB & BAR • SPA • SPORT TOURISM • TEAM BUILDING •

317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 P: 416-979-6634 W: www.ago.ca/host-your-event E: events@ago.net Experience world-class art, panoramic views of Toronto and Frank Gehry’s stunning architecture. With a permanent collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the AGO is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. Feel inspired and experience art at your next event. The AGO is equipped to host your social and corporate affair. With multiple event spaces, seminar rooms and a theatre to choose from, there is a venue for every type of event. Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate meeting, a product launch or anything in between, the AGO will cater to your every need. Your event will be an unforgettable experience with the expertise of our full-service team.

301 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2T6 F: 416-601-4712 W: www.cntower.ca E: sales@cntower.ca Unique, unexpected and unforgettable... a variety of unique settings, award-winning cuisine and ambiance make the CN Tower Toronto’s most exclusive event venue and the perfect choice for spectacular events - dining, receptions, meetings, product launches, corporate parties, intimate gatherings and more. 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower features award-winning regional Canadian cuisine showcasing local producers.

MEETING VENUES

GOLD MEMBERS

RESTAURANT, CLUB & BAR

Location:

AB

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HOCKEY HALL OF FAME DEER CREEK GOLF & BANQUET FACILITY

2700 Audley Road North Ajax, ON L1Z 1T7 P: 905-427-7737 F: 905-427-1574 W: www.eventsdeercreek.com E: info@golfdeercreek.com

CENTRE MONT-ROYAL

2200 Mansfield Street Montreal, QC H3A 3R8 P: 514-844-2000 TF: 866-844-2200 F: 514-843-8500 W: www.centremontroyal.com E: info@centremontroyal.com

C: Aaron Stocco

Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility is comprised of breathtaking views sure to motivate your team and inspire creativity for any event. Each of our banquet rooms has unique characteristics and charm and can accommodate groups from 10 to 600 people. Our team of Event Coordinators will help provide you with the perfect room and guidance for your special event. We take pride in providing customers with food and beverage at an exceptional standard that is sure to exceed expectations.

The Hockey Hall of Fame is a world-class attraction located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We are home to Canada’s national sport and treasures including the legendary Stanley Cup! This unique venue can accommodate a variety of meetings and events including board meetings, annual general meetings, presentations, as well as elegant dinners and cocktail receptions. We offer both day-time meeting space for up to 125 guests and exclusive access for evening events with capacity of 1000 guests.

Location:

Location:

C: Ashley Vandenberg

C: Luis Ribeiro, Director of Sales & Business Development

Creating events together!

Banquet Seating Capacity: 550 Largest Banquet Room (sq.ft.): 7,529 Largest Function Room (sq.ft.): 8,280 Downtown Montreal’s most innovative conference and special events centre, where high tech and hospitality converge. Outdoor terrace. Groups from 10 to 900 appreciate the ergonomic environment, 50,000 sq.ft. 19 rooms, 730 fixed-seat-state-of-the-art auditorium, outstanding in-house catering, natural light. CMR is a Wi-Fi venue. 3,500 hotel rooms at our doorstep. 15 minutes from airport. Connected to the underground city. Member of IACC.

30 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M5E 1X8 P: 416-933-8210 F: 416-360-1316 W: www.hhof.com E: astocco@hhof.com

Atlantic

QC

ON

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AB

BC

Atlantic

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Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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SECOND CITY, THE

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GATINEAU-OTTAWA

CN TOWER

301 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2T6 F: 416-601-4712 W: www.cntower.ca E: sales@cntower.ca Unique, unexpected and unforgettable... a variety of unique settings, award-winning cuisine and ambiance make the CN Tower Toronto’s most exclusive event venue and the perfect choice for spectacular events - dining, receptions, meetings, product launches, corporate parties, intimate gatherings and more. 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower features award-winning regional Canadian cuisine showcasing local producers. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

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51 Mercer Street Toronto, ON M5V 9G9 P: 416-343-0033 ext.201 F: 416-343-0034 W: www.secondcity.com E: groupsales@secondcity.com

1170 Aylmer Road Gatineau, QC J9H 7L3 P: 819-776-7941 TF: 800-807-1088 ext. 7946 F: 819-777-7161 W: www.doubletreegatineau.com E: sboudreau@doubletreegatineau.com

C: Group Sales Department

C: Sophie Boudreau, Director of Sales &

Marketing

With a reputation for its high-quality service and the warmth of its staff, the DoubleTree Hotel Gatineau-Ottawa is looking forward to welcoming you. Just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Ottawa River, the hotel looks onto an impeccable 18-hole golf course, boasting beautiful views of the Champlain Bridge and the Peace Tower. Surrounded by nature, yet less than ten minutes from Parliament Hill and the ByWard Market, this stunning hotel in Gatineau blends the grandeur and charm of the area with contemporary style and premier comfort. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

Located in Toronto’s Entertainment District, The Second City’s intimate cabaret theatre is the ideal venue for networking receptions, industry conferences, and corporate events. Fully equipped for your audio-visual needs, the theatre offers catering and beverage service, as well as 8,000 sq ft of newly renovated studios and meeting spaces. Experts in innovation, teamwork, and creativity, Second City can also provide workshops, video production, and meeting support to ensure your event is truly unforgettable. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC


BRONZE MEMBERS

THEMUSEUM

10 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 P: 519-749-9387 ext. 223 F: 519-749-8612 W: www.THEMUSEUM.ca E: GroupSales@THEMUSEUM.ca

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE

770 Don Mills Road Toronto, ON M3C 1T3 P: 416-696-3150 TF: 888-696-1110 F: 416-696-3163 W: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca E: privateevents@ontariosciencecentre.ca

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES

1025 York Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-262-4219 W: www.chateaudescharmes.com E: michele@chateaudescharmes.com

C: Meaghan Hawkins, Sr Director of Sales & Operations

C: Roxann Braithwaite-Grant, Sales & Event Representative

Our re-imagined Vineyard Courtyard features a semipermanent tent with a unique curved roof. The space will transport our guests to a tranquil place where vineyards form a living backdrop. This new, flexible space provides the perfect setting for both formal gatherings and more casual fare from 20 to 300+ guests.

The Ontario Science Centre is an inspired choice for your next event. Our unique facility offers a variety of event spaces, interactive exhibits, and corporate team building options. With indoor and outdoor space, this venue has the perfect chemistry to turn your special occasion into a memorable event.

Location:

Location:

Atlantic

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THEATRE

BC

PLATINUM MEMBERS

STANLEY PARK PAVILION

610 Pipeline Road Vancouver, BC P: 604-602-3088 W: www.stanleyparkpavilion.com E: Events@capbridge.com

NOTTAWASAGA RESORT

6015 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1A4 P: 705-435-5501 TF: 800-669-5501 F: 705-435-5840 W: www.nottawasagaresort.com E: pfwatson@nottawasagaresort.com

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

C: Vivian Leung, Event Sales Manager

C: Patricia Farrugia-Watson, Sales Manager

Feel inspired by the natural beauty of the Nottawasaga. Our full-service conference facility is 45 minutes from Toronto. Perfect for small groups or large conferences, we offer 64,000 sqft of meeting spaces within 36 uniquely appointed meeting rooms including elegant ballrooms and a trade centre. We offer a wide selection of customizable dining options including two restaurants, a lounge, private banquets as well as inclusive conference packages that include accommodation, meals and gratuities. Golf tournaments and team building available.

Excellent location to host your special event. Close to the city in a beautiful setting, the Pavilion has been a hub of social activity within Stanley Park since 1913. Extensively renovated in 2015, it offers flexible space accommodating 20 to 1200 guests. With fiber internet 100 Mbps connectivity, it is ideal for meetings & corporate events. Location: Atlantic

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TREMBLANT RESORT ASSOCIATION

317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 P: 416-979-6634 W: www.ago.ca/host-your-event E: events@ago.net Experience world-class art, panoramic views of Toronto and Frank Gehry’s stunning architecture. With a permanent collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the AGO is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. Feel inspired and experience art at your next event. The AGO is equipped to host your social and corporate affair. With multiple event spaces, seminar rooms and a theatre to choose from, there is a venue for every type of event. Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate meeting, a product launch or anything in between, the AGO will cater to your every need. Your event will be an unforgettable experience with the expertise of our full-service team.

• TEAM BUILDING VENUE • THEATRE •

C: Michèle Bosc, VP of Marketing and Admin

MEETING VENUES

SILVER MEMBERS

Location:

1000 Chemin des Voyageurs Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1T1 P: 819-681-4800 ext. 46639 TF: 866-366-3443 W: groups.tremblant.ca/en/toronto E: mcThibault@avtremblant.com

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C: Marie-Chantal Thibault, Sales Manager, Groups & Conferences

Tremblant’s pedestrian village offers renowned hotel properties, 1900 lodging units and 52 meeting rooms, all within walking. Whether you are launching a new product, want to improve your team’s cohesion or to host a flamboyant training seminar, our completely revamped groups and conferences service is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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SILVER MEMBERS

CLUB REGENT EVENT CENTRE

1425 Regent Avenue West Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B2 P: 204-957-2578 TF: 800-265-3912 W: www.clubregent.com/eventcentre E: banquets@mbll.ca Conveniently connected to the Club Regent Casino and Canad Inns hotel, the brand new Club Regent Event Centre is a one-of-a-kind facility that gives you the power to transform the venue to meet your vision. Using state-of-the-art mechanics, you can reconfigure the space in a multitude of layouts and seating options to create the perfect ambiance, whether it’s an expansive trade show floor or an elegant setting for a gala dinner. Professional in-house audio-visual production will ensure your event will look and sound spectacular. We offer ample complimentary parking and shuttle bus service, with an array of casino services and amenities. Contact us today to create an extraordinary event that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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BC

LIVING ARTS CENTRE

4141 Living Arts Drive Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8 P: 905-306-6015 TF: 888-805-8888 W: www.livingartscentre.ca E: Anne.Parker@livingarts.on.ca

CENTRE MONT-ROYAL

2200 Mansfield Street Montreal, QC H3A 3R8 P: 514-844-2000 TF: 866-844-2200 F: 514-843-8500 W: www.centremontroyal.com E: info@centremontroyal.com

C: Anne Parker, Sales Manager

C: Luis Ribeiro, Director of Sales &

Business Development Creating events together!

Banquet Seating Capacity: 550 Largest Banquet Room (sq.ft.): 7,529 Largest Function Room (sq.ft.): 8,280 Downtown Montreal’s most innovative conference and special events centre, where high tech and hospitality converge. Outdoor terrace. Groups from 10 to 900 appreciate the ergonomic environment, 50,000 sq.ft. 19 rooms, 730 fixed-seat-state-of-the-art auditorium, outstanding in-house catering, natural light. CMR is a Wi-Fi venue. 3,500 hotel rooms at our doorstep. 15 minutes from airport. Connected to the underground city. Member of IACC. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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AB

BC

Located in the heart of Mississauga’s City Centre, minutes from all 400 series highways and Pearson International Airport, directly opposite Square One Mall; the Living Arts Centre offers a number of unique features. Explore fresh ways of thinking by incorporating two hour corporate workshops into your meeting. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

TCU PLACE - SASKATOON’S ARTS & CONVENTION CENTRE

35 - 22 Street East Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C8 P: 306-975-7926 TF: 888-639-7770 F: 306-975-7804 W: www.tcuplace.com E: sdecker@tcuplace.com C: Suzanne Decker

Situated in beautiful downtown Saskatoon, TCU Place features over 104,000 sq. ft. of modern space including 21 exceptional rooms with unlimited configurations allowing maximum flexibility for your conference, meeting, tradeshow or banquet. The centre also features luxurious rooms with 19’ ceilings and natural light. Book your event now and let TCU Place create a great experience for you!

ELGIN AND WINTER GARDEN THEATRE CENTRE, THE

189 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 P: 416-325-4144 F: 416-314-3583 W: www.heritagetrust.on.ca E: kevin.harris@heritagetrust.on.ca

SECOND CITY, THE

C: Kevin Harris

Be a star at your next corporate or special event at the only operating “double-decker” theatre in the world. The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre has a variety of spaces for medium to large-scale events and entertaining. Be it the red carpet treatment for a film premiere in the elegant Elgin Theatre or dinner on stage for a fundraiser in the whimsical Winter Garden Theatre. The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is also perfect for AGMs, product launches and a host of other multifaceted events. We are located in downtown Toronto on the Yonge subway line (no. 1) across from the famous Eaton Centre. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

51 Mercer Street Toronto, ON M5V 9G9 P: 416-343-0033 ext.201 F: 416-343-0034 W: www.secondcity.com E: groupsales@secondcity.com

Atlantic

C: Group Sales Department

Located in Toronto’s Entertainment District, The Second City’s intimate cabaret theatre is the ideal venue for networking receptions, industry conferences, and corporate events. Fully equipped for your audio-visual needs, the theatre offers catering and beverage service, as well as 8,000 sq ft of newly renovated studios and meeting spaces. Experts in innovation, teamwork, and creativity, Second City can also provide workshops, video production, and meeting support to ensure your event is truly unforgettable. Location: Atlantic

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CHÂTEAU LE JARDIN “Unique Venuel” Category Sponsor

8440 Highway 27, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 1A5 • (905) 851-2200 • Inquiry@lejardin.com

BRONZE MEMBER

THEMUSEUM

10 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 P: 519-749-9387 ext. 223 F: 519-749-8612 W: www.THEMUSEUM.ca E: GroupSales@THEMUSEUM.ca

CHÂTEAU LE JARDIN EVENT VENUE, INC

C: Meaghan Hawkins, Sr Director of Sales & Operations

C: Julian Parentela

Location: Atlantic

CLUB REGENT EVENT CENTRE

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

UNIQUE VENUE PLATINUM MEMBERS

Conveniently located in Vaughan, minutes from Pearson International Airport with easy access to all major highways. Over 600 complimentary ground level parking spots available and hotel accommodations in close proximity. The venue boasts over 38,000sq. ft. of beautifully appointed function space in an award winning, French inspired décor. Elegant ballrooms, bright stunning foyers, grand fireplaces and walkout to courtyard space have been designed to host a wide range of events in sheer comfort and sophistication. Château Le Jardin’s location, professional service and exquisite food, make it the ideal venue to host your next meeting or event. Location: Atlantic

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

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Location:

317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 P: 416-979-6634 W: www.ago.ca/host-your-event E: events@ago.net Experience world-class art, panoramic views of Toronto and Frank Gehry’s stunning architecture. With a permanent collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the AGO is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. Feel inspired and experience art at your next event. The AGO is equipped to host your social and corporate affair. With multiple event spaces, seminar rooms and a theatre to choose from, there is a venue for every type of event. Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate meeting, a product launch or anything in between, the AGO will cater to your every need. Your event will be an unforgettable experience with the expertise of our full-service team.

Atlantic

QC

1425 Regent Avenue West Winnipeg, MB R2C 3B2 P: 204-957-2578 TF: 800-265-3912 W: www.clubregent.com/eventcentre E: banquets@mbll.ca Conveniently connected to the Club Regent Casino and Canad Inns hotel, the brand new Club Regent Event Centre is a one-of-a-kind facility that gives you the power to transform the venue to meet your vision. Using state-of-the-art mechanics, you can reconfigure the space in a multitude of layouts and seating options to create the perfect ambiance, whether it’s an expansive trade show floor or an elegant setting for a gala dinner. Professional in-house audio-visual production will ensure your event will look and sound spectacular. We offer ample complimentary parking and shuttle bus service, with an array of casino services and amenities. Contact us today to create an extraordinary event that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

• UNIQUE VENUE •

8440 Highway 27 Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A5 P: 905-851-2200 TF: 800-533-3009 F: 905-851-2292 W: www.lejardin.com E: julian@lejardin.com

MEETING VENUES

BOOKMEETINGS YOUR CORPORATE EVENTS NOW! • FUNDRAISERS • TRADESHOWS

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Overall in 2017, 63.1% of visitors from Destination Canada’s two Latin America markets arrived by air directly from overseas. Visitors from Brazil arriving direct by air entered the country almost exclusively at YYZ (92.7%), while those from Mexico primarily crossed the border at YYZ (45.1%), YVR (25.8%), or YUL (24.2%). (Source: http://en.destinationcanada.com/)

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CN TOWER ELGIN AND WINTER GARDEN THEATRE CENTRE, THE

189 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 P: 416-325-4144 F: 416-314-3583 W: www.heritagetrust.on.ca E: kevin.harris@heritagetrust.on.ca

ALEXANDER KEITH’S NOVA SCOTIA BREWERY

C: Kevin Harris

Be a star at your next corporate or special event at the only operating “double-decker” theatre in the world. The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre has a variety of spaces for medium to large-scale events and entertaining. Be it the red carpet treatment for a film premiere in the elegant Elgin Theatre or dinner on stage for a fundraiser in the whimsical Winter Garden Theatre. The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is also perfect for AGMs, product launches and a host of other multifaceted events. We are located in downtown Toronto on the Yonge subway line (no. 1) across from the famous Eaton Centre.

1496 Lower Water Street Halifax, NS B3J 1R9 P: 902-455-1474 TF: 866-612-1820 W: www.keiths.ca E: matt.miles@labatt.com Tour guides lead guests on an energetic trip through Alexander Keith’s historic brewery which includes the dining room, brewhouse and our 1820 period bar which offers music, songs, stories and two mugs of Mr. Keith’s finest. Group rates and customized event packages available year-round.

301 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5V 2T6 F: 416-601-4712 W: www.cntower.ca E: sales@cntower.ca Unique, unexpected and unforgettable... a variety of unique settings, award-winning cuisine and ambiance make the CN Tower Toronto’s most exclusive event venue and the perfect choice for spectacular events - dining, receptions, meetings, product launches, corporate parties, intimate gatherings and more. 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower features award-winning regional Canadian cuisine showcasing local producers. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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Location: Atlantic

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EDMONTON EXPO CENTRE

CASA LOMA

GRAYDON HALL MANOR

185 Graydon Hall Drive Toronto, ON M3A 3B4 P: 416-449-5432 F: 416-449-9830 W: www.graydonhall.com E: concierge@graydonhall.com C: Nicole Pieckenhagen

Recharge, rejuvenate, luxuriate and motivate Graydon Hall, Toronto's premier boutique reception facility is the perfect location to clear the mind, stimulate the psyche, and pamper your team or your clients. It is nestled amidst 4 acres of formal gardens, yet located just minutes from downtown Toronto. Graydon Hall specializes in conferences, seminars, business meetings, strategy development sessions, product launches, or team building sessions. At Graydon Hall we understand that you require an experienced staff to create an event that truly is a reflection of your corporate image. It is our mission to attend to every detail to ensure every comfort and convenience from the moment you make an inquiry, through the planning process, to event execution. Location: Atlantic

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1 Austin Terrace Toronto, ON M5R 1X8 P: 416-923-1171 W: www.casaloma.ca E: events@casaloma.ca A New Benchmark for a Historical Landmark. Completed in 1914, Casa Loma is a historical landmark as one of North America’s only castles and offers a one of a kind backdrop for any event. Dedicated to the highest standard of hospitality, Casa Loma offers the ultimate experience in ambiance, cuisine and customer service. Casa Loma is the perfect setting for an exceptional event. Accommodating groups of 15 to 1,500, Casa Loma offers a choice of room and catering options to suit all tastes.

7515 - 118 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5B 4X5 P: 780-471-7377 W: www.edmontonexpocentre.com E: salesinfo@edmontonexpocentre.com Western Canada’s largest conference, trade and consumer show venue features 522,000 sq. ft of space including the Alberta Ballroom, 16 meeting rooms and eight exhibit halls. Located 10 minutes by Light Rail Transit (LRT) to the heart of downtown Edmonton and steps away from over 3,000 on-site parking stalls, our versatile infrastructure supports events from largescale trade and consumer shows, to conferences and private social events all while maintaining a personal service approach. Owned by the City of Edmonton and managed by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, the Edmonton EXPO Centre is ready to revolutionize events with clarity, enthusiasm and success. Location:

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C: Our Sales Team

C: Liette Robert, Host It Here – Sales Manager

Host It Here! The Manitoba Museum is unique in Canada, as it is the only heritage and science centre to offer a combination of world-class history galleries, along with a science gallery and planetarium theatre. Centrally located in downtown Winnipeg, the Manitoba Museum is the perfect off-site venue for any function or event. From our unique venues, to our professional staff, the Manitoba Museum provides one-of-a-kind venues for conferences, dinners, receptions or business meetings. From 25 to 1200, formal or informal, business or private, your event will be a memorable experience when you host it here.

Host your next event under the stunning glass canopy of Roy Thomson Hall – cocktails, dinners, AGM’s, trade shows, outdoor concerts, weddings and all variety of celebrations. Located in the heart of King St. and the theatre district, Roy Thomson Hall is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and premier venue for Toronto International Film Festival gala screenings. Roy Thomson Hall’s transformative abilities, prime location, amenities and accessibility also make it the venue of choice for corporate events throughout the year. Location: Atlantic

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• UNIQUE VENUE •

The Hockey Hall of Fame is a world-class attraction located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We are home to Canada’s national sport and treasures including the legendary Stanley Cup! This unique venue can accommodate a variety of meetings and events including board meetings, annual general meetings, presentations, as well as elegant dinners and cocktail receptions. We offer both day-time meeting space for up to 125 guests and exclusive access for evening events with capacity of 1000 guests. QC

Downtown Toronto, ON P: 416-593-8671 W: www.roythomson.com E: bookings@mh-rth.com

190 Rupert Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 P: 204-998-0665 F: 204-942-3151 W: www.manitobamuseum.ca E: lrobert@manitobamuseum.ca

C: Aaron Stocco

Atlantic

ROY THOMSON HALL

MANITOBA MUSEUM

30 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M5E 1X8 P: 416-933-8210 F: 416-360-1316 W: www.hhof.com E: astocco@hhof.com

MEETING VENUES

HOCKEY HALL OF FAME

SECOND CITY, THE

51 Mercer Street Toronto, ON M5V 9G9 P: 416-343-0033 ext.201 F: 416-343-0034 W: www.secondcity.com E: groupsales@secondcity.com

LIBERTY GRAND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX

25 British Columbia Road Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 P: 416-542-3789 F: 416-260-0598 W: www.libertygrand.com E: info@libertygrand.com The Liberty Grand is the perfect multi-use, multi-functional venue designed for a full range of corporate meeting, conference and special event needs. This 100,000 square foot complex comprises large and small rooms, which comfortably accommodate groups of 150 to 4,000. Complete with an extensive array of permanently installed audio/visual equipment and services, the Liberty Grand also boasts an internationally acclaimed hospitality and culinary team. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

OLD MILL TORONTO

21 Old Mill Road Toronto, ON M8X 1G5 P: 416-236-2641 F: 416-236-0311 W: www.oldmilltoronto.com E: marmitage@oldmilltoronto.com

C: Group Sales Department

C: Maggie Armitage, Sales Executive

Your Toronto Retreat! You deserve the luxurious décor, elegant service and exquisite menus that you will experience at The Old Mill Toronto. Offering 57 beautifully appointed and unique guest rooms. Featuring over 20,000 square feet of flexible function space in 16 distinctly decorated event rooms and on-site parking for your guests. Experience our fabulous service teams in banquets, our restaurants, Home Smith Bar and SPA. Nestled in the Humber Valley trail system, our ideal location invites you to Escape the Ordinary.

Located in Toronto’s Entertainment District, The Second City’s intimate cabaret theatre is the ideal venue for networking receptions, industry conferences, and corporate events. Fully equipped for your audio-visual needs, the theatre offers catering and beverage service, as well as 8,000 sq ft of newly renovated studios and meeting spaces. Experts in innovation, teamwork, and creativity, Second City can also provide workshops, video production, and meeting support to ensure your event is truly unforgettable. Location: Atlantic

QC

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Location: Atlantic

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SILVER MEMBERS

BRONZE MEMBER THEMUSEUM

10 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 P: 519-749-9387 ext. 223 F: 519-749-8612 W: www.THEMUSEUM.ca E: GroupSales@THEMUSEUM.ca

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE

770 Don Mills Road Toronto, ON M3C 1T3 P: 416-696-3150 TF: 888-696-1110 F: 416-696-3163 W: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca E: privateevents@ontariosciencecentre.ca

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES

1025 York Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-262-4219 W: www.chateaudescharmes.com E: michele@chateaudescharmes.com Our re-imagined Vineyard Courtyard features a semipermanent tent with a unique curved roof. The space will transport our guests to a tranquil place where vineyards form a living backdrop. This new, flexible space provides the perfect setting for both formal gatherings and more casual fare from 20 to 300+ guests.

The Ontario Science Centre is an inspired choice for your next event. Our unique facility offers a variety of event spaces, interactive exhibits, and corporate team building options. With indoor and outdoor space, this venue has the perfect chemistry to turn your special occasion into a memorable event. Location: Atlantic

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA - CONFERENCE & EVENT SERVICES

3333 University Way Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 P: 250-960-6760 F: 250-960-5291 W: www.unbc.ca/conference E: conference@unbc.ca C: Deb van Adrichem Location: Atlantic

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STANLEY PARK PAVILION

610 Pipeline Road Vancouver, BC P: 604-602-3088 W: www.stanleyparkpavilion.com E: Events@capbridge.com

NIAGARA PARKS

7400 Portage Road, PO Box 150 Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2 P: 905-356-2241 ext. 2226 F: 905-356-8448 W: www.niagaraparksmeetings.com E: aduffy@niagaraparks.com

C: Vivian Leung, Event Sales Manager

C: Amy Duffy, CMP, Manager, Business Events

Niagara Parks is a self-funded agency of the Province of Ontario. We own and operate exclusive Restaurant Venues that overlook Niagara Falls for Opening Receptions and Private Events, Golf Courses and Natural Wonder Attractions for Leisure tours.

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Excellent location to host your special event. Close to the city in a beautiful setting, the Pavilion has been a hub of social activity within Stanley Park since 1913. Extensively renovated in 2015, it offers flexible space accommodating 20 to 1200 guests. With fiber internet 100 Mbps connectivity, it is ideal for meetings & corporate events. Location: Atlantic

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UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO – CATERING & EVENT SERVICES FEDERATION HALL

MILLER LASH HOUSE, THE

130 Old Kingston Road Toronto, ON M1E 3J5 P: 416-287-7000 W: www.millerlashhouse.ca E: info@millerlashhouse.ca C: Event Coordinator

The historic Miller Lash House is an ideal spot for your corporate meeting or retreat. Get away from your noisy office and embrace the tranquility of this amazing venue. Catering by Toronto’s top Caterers, AV, free WiFi and parking are all part of the Miller Lash House experience. Location: Atlantic

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200 University Avenue West Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 P: 519-884-5400 TF: 800-565-5410 W: www.uwaterloo.ca/catering-event-services E: accombook@uwaterloo.ca The success of a conference depends in part upon the quality of the learning environment and the physical and social comfort of the participants. To this end, Catering and Event Services at the University of Waterloo offers state of the art meeting and banquet facilities in Federation Hall, along with a multitude of venue options across campus including additional meeting rooms, classrooms, computer labs, athletic facilities, and sports fields. Full-service lodging (available between May and August) and quality food service at reasonable prices ensure a pleasant visit. The University of Waterloo's scenic location offers a refreshing escape from congested urban centres, as well as a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. Location: Atlantic

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SILVER MEMBER SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY

923 Robie Street Halifax, NS B3H 3C3 P: 902-491-8699 TF: 888-347-5555 F: 902-496-8118 W: www.smu.ca/conferences E: Janet.Gates-Robart@smu.ca

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY EVENT & CONFERENCE SERVICES

Halifax and Truro, NS P: 902-494-2429 TF: 855-306-3933 F: 902-494-1219 W: www.dal.ca/eventservices E: meet@dal.ca

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Saint Mary’s University offers quality on-campus accommodations, conference & meeting space conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Halifax. We accommodate groups of 6 to 600 offering multi-media equipped meeting rooms, modern theatres and conference space. May - August our single/double rooms, 2-3 bedroom apts. are perfect for tourists or conference travelers. Rates include complimentary hot breakfast, taxes, parking, wifi, gym access. Location: Atlantic

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1025 York Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 P: 905-262-4219 W: www.chateaudescharmes.com E: michele@chateaudescharmes.com C: Michèle Bosc, VP of Marketing & Admin

Our re-imagined Vineyard Courtyard features a semipermanent tent with a unique curved roof. The space will transport our guests to a tranquil place where vineyards form a living backdrop. This new, flexible space provides the perfect setting for both formal gatherings and more casual fare from 20 to 300+ guests. Location:

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA - CONFERENCE & EVENT SERVICES

3333 University Way Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 P: 250-960-6760 F: 250-960-5291 W: www.unbc.ca/conference E: conference@unbc.ca

HUMBER CONFERENCE SERVICES & ACCOMMODATIONS

203 Humber College Boulevard Toronto, ON M9W 6V3 P: 416-675-6622 ext. 77124 TF: 888-548-6327 F: 416-675-4917 W: www.humber.ca/conference E: hcs@humber.ca

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Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia is the region's leading research university with over 18,000 students. Dalhousie serves as a one-stop-shop for all meeting, event and seasonal accommodation needs; from our wide variety of event spaces, to our large inventory of accommodation spaces, to on-campus catering and audio/visual services providers - Dalhousie has everything you need. It's where you need to be.

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Humber Conference Services provides an inspiring environment for any conference, meeting or special event, with a variety of unique facilities on campus. We offer one-stop-shop service with a range of services and amenities, from IT and Audio/ Visual requirements, accommodations, access to state-of-the-art sport facilities and on-site food service. Our conference space and catering services are available year-round, and our affordable hotelstyle summer accommodations are available from May-August. Let our professional staff help you plan your next event. – We make it easy! Location: Atlantic

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The business travel industry supports 573,000 jobs and generated $10.7 billion in federal, provincial and local taxes. Much of business travel’s contribution to the economy accrues directly to industries that serve business travellers, but their supply chain beneficiaries received an additional indirect contribution of $10 billion. (GBTA)

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NETWORKING KNOW-HOW The keys to building a powerful network By Jennifer Beale All successful people say networking is the key to achieving goals. Given today’s ever-changing, high-tech, hyper-connected world, it’s never been easier to find the right people. But because everyone is bombarded with information and requests, it’s hard to get someone’s attention. And when you do, it can be even harder to keep it. Live events remain the best place to connect with the right people. Nothing can replace an event for getting noticed and initiating lucrative long-term relationships. Face-to-face conversations let you build trust and understanding faster than any social media platform can. All it takes is some planning and practice.

BEFORE THE EVENT

• Be clear about what you want. Set specific goals. • Make a list of the people who can help you reach your goals. • Research events attended by these people. Note who is attending, as well as exhibitors, speakers and the host. When you find a good match, register and select an upgraded ticket that includes extra events and 66 | www.corporatemeetingsnetwork.ca

opportunities to meet with dignitaries. • Contact key people and request to meet at the event. • Prepare two introductions. The first is a one- to two-sentence statement that focuses on the value you provide for face-to-face networking. The second is a 30-second to oneminute introduction to say before a group of people to magnetize someone to you. • Prepare great questions to guide your conversations. You want to quickly decide if there’s a mutually beneficial relationship to invest in. • Set up your meeting schedule on your phone for booking appointments.

AT THE EVENT

Dress the part. Look professional and dress appropriately for your industry.

It’s the easiest way to make a good first impression. Make it your priority to meet as many people as you can. At meals and during

presentations, make it a habit to sit with people you don’t know yet. Take time away from sessions to mingle. Watch for opportunities to meet the specific people you noted when researching the event.

Be confident and approachable. Smile and keep your body language open. Get noticed by everyone. During presentations ask the speaker during questions, always stating clearly your name before you ask. Also, do what presenter suggests — and tell them you did. Initiate conversations that go somewhere.

Start with your short introduction that says who you are and the highest value you offer. Then ask someone their name and what they do. Discover what you have in common, first. It could be a hobby, people you know, that you work in the same industry, were born in the


same town or city — literally anything. When you find something in common you will both feel a connection and trust. Next guide the conversation by asking great questions. The questions should uncover the person’s current goals and any challenges they have in achieving them. Be curious. Listen carefully to what

others have to say. A good rule of thumb is listen 70 per cent of the time and make comments and ask questions 30 per cent of the time. When you see potential synergies, let the person know, and if they agree book an appointment right away.

Avoid having to follow up to book an appointment. Instead pull out your phone

and schedule a meeting right away. Take someone’s card for reference. Then all you have to do is follow through.

AFTER THE EVENT

You attended an event and booked some appointments. Now what? Networking is about building and maintaining relationships with people who will help you reach your goals, But it’s not a one-way street. To grow a relationship you need to be actively relating to people you know and trust, and receive value from. Likewise, they need to know and trust, and benefit from you. Keep in mind you can only maintain so many connections. In fact, according to celebrated anthropologist and psychologist Robert Dunbar, the maximum number of relationships anyone can maintain is about 150. Beyond that, it becomes time consuming and challenging to connect frequently enough to sustain your relationship. So be selective about with whom you invest your energy, time and money. You need about 25 key influencers and referral partners; the other 125 should be people willing to share knowledge and wisdom and influencers you want to know better. Stay top of mind by actively engaging in a way that is valued by the other. How you relate with people is more important than how often you relate:

• Find high-value items to share that are low-cost to you. • Connect on social media and comment on each otherr’s posts. • Subscribe to their e-newsletter or blog and respond with questions and comments. • Book phone meetings to discuss synergies and help them achieve each other’s goals. • Invite them to attend an event with you. • Meet in person for lunch or coffee. • Host a business appreciation event and invite them to attend.

NETWORKING

Tip for event planners: One of the main reasons people attend an event is to network. Conferences and live events can be stressful; it’s normal for people to feel anxiety and discomfort. Help people meet others by including interactive sessions for networking and socializing, as well as sessions where the audience interacts by sharing ideas and knowledge.

Be generous and add value. When you

carry a “what can I get” approach, chances are you won’t get much in return. Instead focus on “what can I give” and watch how people respond to you. Scientific studies show generosity leads to everything from being more confident, happy and productive. A giving attitude also eliminates the need for tricks and techniques that often backfire and cause disconnection.

Follow through. Do everything you said

you would — this is the easiest way to build trust fast. Show up on time for scheduled appointments and be prepared: • Research the person on social media and through their website. • Prepare great questions to guide the conversation in a mutually beneficial direction. • Be clear about what you can help someone with and what you request from them. Get in the habit of keeping track of each relationship in a contact management system like Outlook, HubSpot or ACT! Add notes from each meeting including personal information like birthdays, anniversaries and favourite charities that provide additional opportunities to connect. “All relationships are teleological, are going somewhere,” writes Donald Miller in his book, Scary Close. So be intentional about where you are going with others. With the right people, a generous mindset, some diligence in getting and staying organized, and the habit of

routinely staying in touch in meaningful ways, you will build a network of people who will help many people who in turn will help you achieve many of your goals. Je nnife r Be a le is a n a w ard- wi nni ng networker and event producer. She facilitates 360 Networking, an event that guides attendees to finding the right people and booking appointments on the spot. Jennifer is also the publisher of BizNetworkNews. com, a hub for professionals who want to network like a pro.

Tip for event planners: Provide common space for people to gather and socialize. Provide private space for meetings.

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By Angela Zaltsman Now that designing events has graduated to a degree of sophistication well beyond a simple colour scheme, there are countless ways in which to integrate a theme into a corporate event. People now talk about “experiences,” the new means of integrating a theme into a corporate event. Now that designing events has graduated to a degree of sophistication well beyond a simple color scheme, there are countless ways in which to integrate a theme into a corporate event. People now talk about “experiences,” the new means of integrating a theme into a corporate event. Attendees are no longer satisfied sitting down at a dinner offering the three traditional courses. They want more, and that more can be challenging to offer within the framework of an event's goals and restrictions. Key to integrating a theme into an event is to ensure that the theme is first introduced through the invitation and that it is consistently evident from this beginning stage, through the middle, end and follow-up stages of the event.

The Invitation: I announce the theme in

the invite through the event title. The invite is the first contact people have with the event and it is what will get them excited. Get creative: You can do an e-vite, a printed invitation or even a YouTube video for something more unique. The invite is where it all begins!

The Venue: Pick a venue that speaks to

your theme. For events on a budget, I typically suggest a venue with great atmosphere that offers chairs, linens and furniture so that you can avoid the cost of bringing in these items. For budgetfree events, you can opt for a venue that is unique and dress it up so that it speaks to your theme, bringing in bars, lounge furniture, colourful linens or tables that do not need linens.

The Welcome: Make sure your guests are greeted at the door and feel welcomed. Consider hiring in-theme costumed actors to receive your guests. Or you might have your greeters wear an informal uniform of colourful matched ties, or ties bearing your event's logo or name. The Party, the Main Event: While there is

nothing wrong with the failsafe standard of passed hors d’oeuvres and a bar, you can also switch things up with a station at which a mixologist teaches your attendees how to make the cool welcome drink they were offered, in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions. Continue your theme with an action food station where dishes are prepared in front of your guests — a great focal point for the cocktail hour.

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Top Event Trends I See for 2018

• Experiences are important, but so is keeping them as simple and direct as possible. Create events that are experiential, at which attendees feel as though they are part of a larger community. Further enhance the value of your event by offering your guests interactive and engaging entertainment. • Pop-up events are new and on the rise. A pop-up event’s date is typically announced but the venue remains a secret until close to the event date, building curiosity and buzz among the attendees.

The Entertainment: Have the event’s entertainment reflect your design and your theme. A winter-themed event could have indoor ice skating entertainers as part of the show. A spring-themed event might showcase a flower market, so that your guests leave with a bunch of in-season flowers handed out by character-attired staff stationed at the flower market stand. If you have the budget and are outside, you might incorporate a firework show or a drone show. Music is also an important component of any main event. Make sure it is consistent with your theme. Design and Lighting: If your budget

allows, promote your theme through design and lighting. You can use a vinyl company to decal your bars, walls, windows and floors to ensure your design comes through in the entire room setting. Lighting is also important. Pinspotting or uplighting the room creates an ambience that cannot be created by candlelight alone. Or build your atmosphere through

one of my personal favourites: lots and lots of candles. For venues that offer them, drop down screens or TVs are great as decor background if you don’t need to loop logos on them. The End to a Great Event: Though I believe the best experience is the best take-away you can offer your guests, if you would like to give out swag, make sure it tracks your theme! Whether you are offering a candy bag to go, a bouquet of flowers or a memory stick, give your guests something that they will remember. The Follow-Up: Within a day or two after the event, send your guests a thank-you note in tune with your theme. Be creative here, too: why not send a sizzle reel of the event! In closing, no matter what your theme may be, ensure that you focus on the why in every event. Inspire and immerse your guests in an event that has a clear agenda so that the moments (micro or macro) transcend the event itself.

Angela Zaltsman, CMP, is Principal of A to Z Event Management. A to Z delivers complete event management services for corporate clients who desire the finest in service, quality and venues. From start to finish, the company offers fresh, creative design, strict budgeting and precise management of each and every event. Zaltsman is a career event planner with more than 20 years of experience serving discriminating clientele in the restaurant, catering and meeting planning industries. For more information visit www.atozeventmanagement.ca. Instagram: atozbizevents. Twitter handle: @EventwithAtoZ 70 | www.corporatemeetingsnetwork.ca

• Event Technology, AI and augmented reality are becoming important means through which to promote your event before, during and after. These tools allow event planners to create a more personalized experience and to reach the event's audience in more meaningful ways. • An event's networking element has always been important. Some organizations use the services of a professional introducer at events. The introducer connects attendees to the people they want to meet but cannot find for themselves. • Planners and attendees are expecting and wanting the latest dining innovations, such as a buffet dinner and a reception with action stations and tapas. Seating could be lounge style instead of traditional rounds of eight. • Health and wellness is important among planners. This includes meditations, group activities and competitions, all of which form part of the overall event experience. • Independent of the event experience, pay attention to data security, an important factor in ensuring your attendees information is not compromised. Along the same lines, though security is not a new trend, I feel it worth highlighting. In light of world events and tragedies in the past year, physical safety and security will undoubtedly be and should be heightened in the planning and execution of events.


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1345 St. Clair Avenue West, 3rd Floor Toronto, ON M6E 1C3 P: 416-593-7744 TF: 800-465-9670 F: 416-593-1805 W: www.andlogistix.com E: dzita@andlogistix.com C: Dana Zita, CSEP, President

Work with people who love what they do! aNd Logistix goes beyond what’s required. We are committed to your budget and search for innovative designs and services that will meet your needs. We provide appealing website designs, e-invitations and cutting edge online event registration sites with customizable reporting.

Host your next event under the stunning glass canopy of Roy Thomson Hall – cocktails, dinners, AGM’s, trade shows, outdoor concerts, weddings and all variety of celebrations. Located in the heart of King St. and the theatre district, Roy Thomson Hall is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and premier venue for Toronto International Film Festival gala screenings. Roy Thomson Hall’s transformative abilities, prime location, amenities and accessibility also make it the venue of choice for corporate events throughout the year. Location: Atlantic

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Vantage Venues offers beautiful space with stunning city views. Located in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, Vantage is the ideal location for meetings, seminars, conferences, investor days, AGM’s, receptions and dinners. Vantage Venues is a purpose built venue, providing exceptional service, technology and cuisine. Location: Atlantic

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1655 The Queensway East, Unit 2 Mississauga, ON L4X 2Z5 P: 905-566-5500 TF: 866-667-2345 F: 905-566-5511 W: www.av-canada.com E: info@av-canada.com

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300 City Centre Drive, 12th Floor Mississauga, ON L5B 2G6 P: 905-615-3200 ext. 3311 W: www.mississauga.ca/banquets E: banquets@mississauga.ca

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Are you considering a new venue to host your next event? Look no further than C Banquets – a unique and contemporary event venue that towers 12 stories above downtown Mississauga atop the Mississauga City Centre. With floor to ceiling windows, this elegant space features 360 degree panoramic views of Mississauga.

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY EVENT & CONFERENCE SERVICES

Halifax and Truro, NS P: 902-494-2429 TF: 855-306-3933 F: 902-494-1219 W: www.dal.ca/eventservices E: meet@dal.ca

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Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia is the region's leading research university with over 18,000 students. Dalhousie serves as a one-stop-shop for all meeting, event and seasonal accommodation needs; from our wide variety of event spaces, to our large inventory of accommodation spaces, to on-campus catering and audio/visual services providers - Dalhousie has everything you need. It's where you need to be. Location: Atlantic

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EVRAZ PLACE

185 Graydon Hall Drive Toronto, ON M3A 3B4 P: 416-449-5432 F: 416-449-9830 W: www.graydonhall.com E: concierge@graydonhall.com CHÂTEAU LE JARDIN EVENT VENUE, INC

8440 Highway 27 Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A5 P: 905-851-2200 TF: 800-533-3009 F: 905-851-2292 W: www.lejardin.com E: julian@lejardin.com C: Julian Parentela

Conveniently located in Vaughan, minutes from Pearson International Airport with easy access to all major highways. Over 600 complimentary ground level parking spots available and hotel accommodations in close proximity. The venue boasts over 38,000sq. ft. of beautifully appointed function space in an award winning, French inspired décor. Elegant ballrooms, bright stunning foyers, grand fireplaces and walkout to courtyard space have been designed to host a wide range of events in sheer comfort and sophistication. Château Le Jardin’s location, professional service and exquisite food, make it the ideal venue to host your next meeting or event.

1700 Elphinstone Street Regina, SK S4P 2Z6 P: 306-781-9200 F: 306-781-9242 W: www.evrazplace.com E: queensbury@evrazplace.com

C: Nicole Pieckenhagen

Recharge, rejuvenate, luxuriate and motivate Graydon Hall, Toronto's premier boutique reception facility is the perfect location to clear the mind, stimulate the psyche, and pamper your team or your clients. It is nestled amidst 4 acres of formal gardens, yet located just minutes from downtown Toronto. Graydon Hall specializes in conferences, seminars, business meetings, strategy development sessions, product launches, or team building sessions. At Graydon Hall we understand that you require an experienced staff to create an event that truly is a reflection of your corporate image. It is our mission to attend to every detail to ensure every comfort and convenience from the moment you make an inquiry, through the planning process, to event execution.

C: Evraz Place Events Team

Evraz Place is the largest interconnected multipurpose event complex of its kind in Canada and home to the Brandt Centre, Queensbury Convention Centre, the Co-operators Centre, EventPlex, Canada Centre, Mosaic Stadium and International Trade Centre facilities. It is located on 102 acres of land with 1.9 million sq. ft. of indoor space to accommodate events of any size. Located in the heart of downtown Regina close to the airport, Evraz Place offers complimentary parking, 21 meeting rooms, 3 restaurants, award-winning catering services and everything you need for a successful event. Location: Atlantic

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Overnight arrivals to Canada from countries other than the United States reached an all-time high of over 31 per cent in 2017, up from 19 per cent in 2002. (GBTA FOUNDATION)

1 Austin Terrace Toronto, ON M5R 1X8 P: 416-923-1171 W: www.casaloma.ca E: events@casaloma.ca A New Benchmark for a Historical Landmark. Completed in 1914, Casa Loma is a historical landmark as one of North America’s only castles and offers a one of a kind backdrop for any event. Dedicated to the highest standard of hospitality, Casa Loma offers the ultimate experience in ambiance, cuisine and customer service. Casa Loma is the perfect setting for an exceptional event. Accommodating groups of 15 to 1,500, Casa Loma offers a choice of room and catering options to suit all tastes.

25 British Columbia Road Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 P: 416-542-3789 F: 416-260-0598 W: www.libertygrand.com E: info@libertygrand.com The Liberty Grand is the perfect multi-use, multi-functional venue designed for a full range of corporate meeting, conference and special event needs. This 100,000 square foot complex comprises large and small rooms, which comfortably accommodate groups of 150 to 4,000. Complete with an extensive array of permanently installed audio/visual equipment and services, the Liberty Grand also boasts an internationally acclaimed hospitality and culinary team.

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Toronto area, ON P: 705-321-3045 W: www.thescotchexperience.com E: stuart@thescotchexperience.com C: Stuart Brown

The Scotch Experience is a journey of exploration to delight, entertain and inform the occasional whisky drinker to the connoisseur. Whether a corporate launch event, post conference or business anniversary, each event becomes an unforgettable occasion. Also available Executive Chef, Chocolate pairing and cigar roller. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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CAYMAN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

PO Box 30027 King Street PO Toronto, ON M5V 0A3 P: 416-485-1550 W: www.visitcaymanislands.ca E: tvanzyl@caymanislands.ky

C: Deb van Adrichem Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

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C: Tammy van Zyl

BC

CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU (CVB) PLATINUM MEMBERS

480 miles south of Miami, this trio of islands is four hours from Toronto and a premier destination for discerning travelers. World renowned for our beaches and diving, the Cayman Islands offer exciting recreational opportunities, high quality modern services and 200+ restaurants. Air Canada and WestJet fly year-round from Toronto to Grand Cayman. Location: Atlantic

TIGH-NA-MARA SEASIDE SPA RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTRE

1155 Resort Drive Parksville, BC V9P 2E3 P: 250-248-1859 TF: 800-663-7373 F: 250-248-4140 W: www.tigh-na-mara.com E: sales@tigh-na-mara.com

C: Judy Mahoney, VP Sales & Marketing

Reconnect at Vancouver Island’s Natural Choice. Located in Parksville, Tigh-Na-Mara, provides rustic charm in the heart of nature. Regroup & enjoy 10,000 sq ft of meeting space, 192 log accommodations, 2 restaurants, award winning Grotto Spa, banquet facilities, natural light, complimentary wifi, & 22 acres of forest beside the ocean. Location:

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BC

Niagara Falls Business Events (NFBE) is an affiliate program of Niagara Falls Tourism operating with a mission to make the destination a top-of-mind choice for meetings, conventions and events. Representing a network of industry partners, we take an active role in matching their world-class products and services to fit the varied needs of planners and executives. Our team is eager to support these needs in every way possible and to help create great meeting experiences. Location: Atlantic

ON

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BC

DESTINATION ST. JOHN’S

6815 Stanley Avenue Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y9 P: 905-357-6222 W: www.fallsmeetings.com E: jmahoney@fallsconventions.com

C: Suzanne Hedges

Atlantic

NIAGARA FALLS BUSINESS EVENTS

QC

211B LeMarchant Road St. John’s, NL A1C 2H5 P: 709-739-8895 TF: 877-739-8899 F: 709-739-8897 W: www.destinationstjohns.com E: kcameron@destinationstjohns.com C: Krista Cameron

Destination St. John’s is the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for St. John’s. We provide the following complimentary services: • Hotel Availability Search • Site Selection Review • FAM Tours • Comprehensive Destination Bid Proposal • Pre & Post Convention Planning • Collateral Support • Promotional Material Support • Destination St. John’s is your one stop shop for all your planning needs. Location:

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TOURISM BURLINGTON

414 Locust Street Burlington, ON L7S 1T7 P: 905-634-5594 TF: 877-499-9989 F: 905-634-7220 W: www.tourismburlington.com E: Kelly.Harris@burlington.ca

TOURISM WINDSOR ESSEX

SILVER MEMBER

333 Riverside Drive West, Suite 103 Windsor, ON N9A 7C5 P: 519-253-3616 ext. 4329 TF: 800-265-3633 F: 519-255-6192 W: www.visitwindsoressex.com E: jtoner@tourismwindsoressex.com

C: Kelly Harris

Burlington, ON is situated in between the shores of Lake Ontario and the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, within 75km of three airports. Be it historic homes, refurbished barns, outdoor covered gardens, elaborate ballrooms, state of the art lecture halls or full service brand name hotels, Burlington is home to inspiring venues including a convention centre suitable for up to 1800 people. Our hotels have over 1,200 guest rooms combined and our city is boasts fabulous restaurants and attractions, all ready to welcome your delegates Location: Atlantic

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C: Jason Toner, Manager of Group Programs

With over $76+ million in hotel and meeting space upgrades in the last two years and 210,000+ square feet of meeting space, Windsor Essex is ready to welcome you! The home of Caesars Windsor, Canada’s largest casino resort and Southern Ontario’s & Detroit’s only 4 diamond hotel and convention centre experience!

CAYMAN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

PO Box 30027 King Street PO Toronto, ON M5V 0A3 P: 416-485-1550 W: www.visitcaymanislands.ca E: tvanzyl@caymanislands.ky C: Tammy van Zyl

Location:

480 miles south of Miami, this trio of islands is four hours from Toronto and a premier destination for discerning travelers. World renowned for our beaches and diving, the Cayman Islands offer exciting recreational opportunities, high quality modern services and 200+ restaurants. Air Canada and WestJet fly year-round from Toronto to Grand Cayman.

Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

ENTERTAINMENT & TALENT

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

GOLD MEMBERS

TOURISM HAMILTON

DESTINATION ST. JOHN’S

C: Sherry Lucia, Tourism Product Development Specialist

Tourism Hamilton is committed to helping event organizers implement successful events in Hamilton and ensure delegates and visitors have a great Hamilton experience. We offer the following free services: • Hotel Availability Search • FAM Tours • Site Selection Review • Destination Bid Proposals • Tourism Hamilton Grant Opportunity • Collateral Support • Promotional Material Support Location: Atlantic

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ON

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211B LeMarchant Road St. John’s, NL A1C 2H5 P: 709-739-8895 TF: 877-739-8899 F: 709-739-8897 W: www.destinationstjohns.com E: kcameron@destinationstjohns.com

ROY THOMSON HALL

Downtown Toronto, ON P: 416-593-8671 W: www.roythomson.com E: bookings@mh-rth.com C: Our Sales Team

C: Krista Cameron

Destination St. John’s is the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for St. John’s. We provide the following complimentary services: • Hotel Availability Search • Site Selection Review • FAM Tours • Comprehensive Destination Bid Proposal • Pre & Post Convention Planning • Collateral Support • Promotional Material Support • Destination St. John’s is your one stop shop for all your planning needs. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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AB

BC

Host your next event under the stunning glass canopy of Roy Thomson Hall – cocktails, dinners, AGM’s, trade shows, outdoor concerts, weddings and all variety of celebrations. Located in the heart of King St. and the theatre district, Roy Thomson Hall is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and premier venue for Toronto International Film Festival gala screenings. Roy Thomson Hall’s transformative abilities, prime location, amenities and accessibility also make it the venue of choice for corporate events throughout the year. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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BC

• DESTINATION MANAGEMENT (DMC) • ENTERTAINMENT & TALENT •

28 James Street North, 2nd Floor Hamilton, ON L8R 2K1 P: 905-546-2424 ext. 5465 TF: 800-263-8590 F: 905-546-2667 W: www.tourismhamilton.com E: Sherry.Lucia@hamilton.ca

MEETING SERVICES & PRODUCTS

DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY (DMC)

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GRAYDON HALL MANOR

SECOND CITY, THE

C: Nicole Pieckenhagen

C: Group Sales Department

Located in Toronto’s Entertainment District, The Second City’s intimate cabaret theatre is the ideal venue for networking receptions, industry conferences, and corporate events. Fully equipped for your audio-visual needs, the theatre offers catering and beverage service, as well as 8,000 sq ft of newly renovated studios and meeting spaces. Experts in innovation, teamwork, and creativity, Second City can also provide workshops, video production, and meeting support to ensure your event is truly unforgettable. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

PAN PACIFIC VANCOUVER HOTEL

185 Graydon Hall Drive Toronto, ON M3A 3B4 P: 416-449-5432 F: 416-449-9830 W: www.graydonhall.com E: concierge@graydonhall.com

51 Mercer Street Toronto, ON M5V 9G9 P: 416-343-0033 ext.201 F: 416-343-0034 W: www.secondcity.com E: groupsales@secondcity.com

AB

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Recharge, rejuvenate, luxuriate and motivate Graydon Hall, Toronto's premier boutique reception facility is the perfect location to clear the mind, stimulate the psyche, and pamper your team or your clients. It is nestled amidst 4 acres of formal gardens, yet located just minutes from downtown Toronto. Graydon Hall specializes in conferences, seminars, business meetings, strategy development sessions, product launches, or team building sessions. At Graydon Hall we understand that you require an experienced staff to create an event that truly is a reflection of your corporate image. It is our mission to attend to every detail to ensure every comfort and convenience from the moment you make an inquiry, through the planning process, to event execution.

300 - 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5 P: 604-891-2893 TF: 800-663-1515 USA TF: 800-937-1515 F: 604-891-2861 W: www.panpacific.com/vancouver E: proposals@panpacificvancouver.com Located atop Canada Place and adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre, award winning Pan Pacific Vancouver offers 42,000 sq.ft. of meeting space, catering events up to 1500 persons. With breathtaking views & exquisitely appointed guestrooms & suites, guests experience first class service & amenities, including outdoor saltwater pool and Spa. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

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BC

Location: Atlantic

EVENT MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING SERVICES PLATINUM MEMBERS

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

SILVER MEMBER

GOLD MEMBERS aNd Logistix Inc

1345 St. Clair Avenue West, 3rd Floor Toronto, ON M6E 1C3 P: 416-593-7744 TF: 800-465-9670 F: 416-593-1805 W: www.andlogistix.com E: dzita@andlogistix.com

CHÂTEAU LE JARDIN EVENT VENUE, INC

8440 Highway 27 Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A5 P: 905-851-2200 TF: 800-533-3009 F: 905-851-2292 W: www.lejardin.com E: julian@lejardin.com

EVRAZ PLACE

C: Julian Parentela

Conveniently located in Vaughan, minutes from Pearson International Airport with easy access to all major highways. Over 600 complimentary ground level parking spots available and hotel accommodations in close proximity. The venue boasts over 38,000sq. ft. of beautifully appointed function space in an award winning, French inspired décor. Elegant ballrooms, bright stunning foyers, grand fireplaces and walkout to courtyard space have been designed to host a wide range of events in sheer comfort and sophistication. Château Le Jardin’s location, professional service and exquisite food, make it the ideal venue to host your next meeting or event. Location: Atlantic

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1700 Elphinstone Street Regina, SK S4P 2Z6 P: 306-781-9200 F: 306-781-9242 W: www.evrazplace.com E: queensbury@evrazplace.com

C: Dana Zita, CSEP, President

C: Evraz Place Events Team

Evraz Place is the largest interconnected multipurpose event complex of its kind in Canada and home to the Brandt Centre, Queensbury Convention Centre, the Co-operators Centre, EventPlex, Canada Centre, Mosaic Stadium and International Trade Centre facilities. It is located on 102 acres of land with 1.9 million sq. ft. of indoor space to accommodate events of any size. Located in the heart of downtown Regina close to the airport, Evraz Place offers complimentary parking, 21 meeting rooms, 3 restaurants, award-winning catering services and everything you need for a successful event. Location:

AB

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ON

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Work with people who love what they do! aNd Logistix goes beyond what’s required. We are committed to your budget and search for innovative designs and services that will meet your needs. We provide appealing website designs, e-invitations and cutting edge online event registration sites with customizable reporting. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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AgendaPop Mobile Event App

PLATINUM MEMBERS

6752 Old McLean Village Drive McLean, VA 22101 USA P: 703-793-4955 W: www.agendapop.com E: dzita@andlogistix.com

185 Graydon Hall Drive Toronto, ON M3A 3B4 P: 416-449-5432 F: 416-449-9830 W: www.graydonhall.com E: concierge@graydonhall.com

C: Phil Rappoport, VP, Sales & Marketing

Meeting delegates around the world love the AgendaPop event app. AgendaPop has all the features you want, such as networking, live chat, personalized schedules, download materials, note-taking, session surveys, social media integration, lead retrieval, gamification, sponsor visibility, push notifications, and so much more. Customize the app with your brand’s colors. Superior customer service through unlimited tech support and assistance with populating and organizing your content. Affordable pricing, including multi-event packages. Call or write for a free demo. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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BC

BRONZE MEMBER

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA - CONFERENCE & EVENT SERVICES

CHÂTEAU LE JARDIN EVENT VENUE, INC

8440 Highway 27 Woodbridge, ON L4L 1A5 P: 905-851-2200 TF: 800-533-3009 F: 905-851-2292 W: www.lejardin.com E: julian@lejardin.com C: Julian Parentela

Conveniently located in Vaughan, minutes from Pearson International Airport with easy access to all major highways. Over 600 complimentary ground level parking spots available and hotel accommodations in close proximity. The venue boasts over 38,000sq. ft. of beautifully appointed function space in an award winning, French inspired décor. Elegant ballrooms, bright stunning foyers, grand fireplaces and walkout to courtyard space have been designed to host a wide range of events in sheer comfort and sophistication. Château Le Jardin’s location, professional service and exquisite food, make it the ideal venue to host your next meeting or event. Atlantic

QC

ON

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AB

ON

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QC

ON

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BC SHAW CENTRE

55 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2 P: 613-563-1984 TF: 800-450-0077 F: 613-563-7646 W: www.shaw-centre.com E: info@shaw-centre.com

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QC

Recharge, rejuvenate, luxuriate and motivate - Graydon Hall,Toronto's premier boutique reception facility is the perfect location to clear the mind, stimulate the psyche, and pamper your team or your clients. It is nestled amidst 4 acres of formal gardens, yet located just minutes from downtown Toronto. Graydon Hall specializes in conferences, seminars, business meetings, strategy development sessions, product launches, or team building sessions. At Graydon Hall we understand that you require an experienced staff to create an event that truly is a reflection of your corporate image. It is our mission to attend to every detail to ensure every comfort and convenience from the moment you make an inquiry, through the planning process, to event execution.

Location:

C: Deb van Adrichem

Atlantic

C: Nicole Pieckenhagen

AB

BC

C: Delia Lapensée, Senior Account Manager, Convention Sales

US visitors (14.33 million, +3.1%) continued to make up the majority of tourist arrivals to Canada in 2017. Among Destination Canada’s core markets, the Asia Pacific region (1.90 million, +11.4%) led 2017 arrivals, followed by Europe (1.76 million, +0.7%), and Latin America (498,000, +39.3%). (SOURCE: HTTP://EN.DESTINATIONCANADA.COM/)

Shaw Centre is a beautiful state-of-the-art convention facility that has hosted thousands of important conferences and events since opening just five years ago. It is located in the heart of Ottawa’s compact downtown, next to the Rideau Canal and just steps from major cultural attractions, shopping, dining and nightlife. Six thousand hotel rooms are within easy walking distance of the Centre, with over a thousand more just minutes away via Ottawa’s new light rail rapid transit system scheduled for launch in 2018. The Centre’s sweeping glass façade provides panoramic views of the Rideau Canal and downtown. Shaw Centre was recently ranked among the top three convention centres in the world for customer service. It is directly connected to the Westin Ottawa and the CF Rideau Centre shopping complex.

• FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICES •

3333 University Way Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 P: 250-960-6760 F: 250-960-5291 W: www.unbc.ca/conference E: conference@unbc.ca

GRAYDON HALL MANOR

MEETING SERVICES & PRODUCTS

FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICES

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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GOLD MEMBERS

EVRAZ PLACE

ROY THOMSON HALL

1700 Elphinstone Street Regina, SK S4P 2Z6 P: 306-781-9200 F: 306-781-9242 W: www.evrazplace.com E: queensbury@evrazplace.com

CENTRE MONT-ROYAL

2200 Mansfield Street Montreal, QC H3A 3R8 P: 514-844-2000 TF: 866-844-2200 F: 514-843-8500 W: www.centremontroyal.com E: info@centremontroyal.com

Downtown Toronto, ON P: 416-593-8671 W: www.roythomson.com E: bookings@mh-rth.com C: Our Sales Team

C: Evraz Place Events Team

C: Luis Ribeiro, Director of Sales & Business Development

Creating events together!

Banquet Seating Capacity: 550 Largest Banquet Room (sq.ft.): 7,529 Largest Function Room (sq.ft.): 8,280 Downtown Montreal’s most innovative conference and special events centre, where high tech and hospitality converge. Outdoor terrace. Groups from 10 to 900 appreciate the ergonomic environment, 50,000 sq.ft. 19 rooms, 730 fixed-seat-state-of-the-art auditorium, outstanding in-house catering, natural light. CMR is a Wi-Fi venue. 3,500 hotel rooms at our doorstep. 15 minutes from airport. Connected to the underground city. Member of IACC.

Evraz Place is the largest interconnected multipurpose event complex of its kind in Canada and home to the Brandt Centre, Queensbury Convention Centre, the Co-operators Centre, EventPlex, Canada Centre, Mosaic Stadium and International Trade Centre facilities. It is located on 102 acres of land with 1.9 million sq. ft. of indoor space to accommodate events of any size. Located in the heart of downtown Regina close to the airport, Evraz Place offers complimentary parking, 21 meeting rooms, 3 restaurants, award-winning catering services and everything you need for a successful event.

Host your next event under the stunning glass canopy of Roy Thomson Hall – cocktails, dinners, AGM’s, trade shows, outdoor concerts, weddings and all variety of celebrations. Located in the heart of King St. and the theatre district, Roy Thomson Hall is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and premier venue for Toronto International Film Festival gala screenings. Roy Thomson Hall’s transformative abilities, prime location, amenities and accessibility also make it the venue of choice for corporate events throughout the year. Location: Atlantic

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ON

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Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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SILVER MEMBERS

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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C BANQUETS PAN PACIFIC VANCOUVER HOTEL

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY EVENT & CONFERENCE SERVICES

Halifax and Truro, NS P: 902-494-2429 TF: 855-306-3933 F: 902-494-1219 W: www.dal.ca/eventservices E: meet@dal.ca C: Natalie Gibbs, Sales Manager

Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia is the region's leading research university with over 18,000 students. Dalhousie serves as a one-stop-shop for all meeting, event and seasonal accommodation needs; from our wide variety of event spaces, to our large inventory of accommodation spaces, to on-campus catering and audio/visual services providers - Dalhousie has everything you need. It's where you need to be. Location: Atlantic

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ON

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300 - 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5 P: 604-891-2893 TF: 800-663-1515 USA TF: 800-937-1515 F: 604-891-2861 W: www.panpacific.com/vancouver E: proposals@panpacificvancouver.com Located atop Canada Place and adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre, award winning Pan Pacific Vancouver offers 42,000 sq.ft. of meeting space, catering events up to 1500 persons. With breathtaking views & exquisitely appointed guestrooms & suites, guests experience first class service & amenities, including outdoor saltwater pool and Spa. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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300 City Centre Drive, 12th Floor Mississauga, ON L5B 2G6 P: 905-615-3200 ext. 3311 W: www.mississauga.ca/banquets E: banquets@mississauga.ca C: Mike Gancarz

Are you considering a new venue to host your next event? Look no further than C Banquets – a unique and contemporary event venue that towers 12 stories above downtown Mississauga atop the Mississauga City Centre. With floor to ceiling windows, this elegant space features 360 degree panoramic views of Mississauga. Location: Atlantic

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565 Richmond Street Chatham, ON N7M 1R2 P: 519-598-0200 ext. 6307 TF: 866-437-8703 F: 519-436-0716 W: www.ckcc.ca E: sarah.wagenaar@compass-canada.com

HOTEL RUBY FOO’S

Manager

The CKCC is the new option for conventions, conferences, tradeshows and special events in Southwestern Ontario. With rooms from 10 to 1800 people, you will enjoy high quality facilities all on one gorgeous level. The latest AV equipment and chef-inspired cuisine are all part of the package.

Hotel Ruby Foo’s is a beautiful 4-star hotel complex

that boasts 198 spacious Deluxe bedrooms, 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space in 8 Banquet Halls, 2 restaurants and a Barber Shop. Guests enjoy FREE parking, FREE local calls, FREE WiFi, and more. The hotel is ideally located close to the subway, midway between downtown and the airport. Location: Atlantic

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923 Robie Street Halifax, NS B3H 3C3 P: 902-491-8699 TF: 888-347-5555 F: 902-496-8118 W: www.smu.ca/conferences E: Janet.Gates-Robart@smu.ca

C: Kathy Myrosznyczenko

C: Sarah Molnar, Business Development

Atlantic

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY

7655 Decarie Boulevard Montreal, QC H4P 2H2 P: 514-731-7701 TF: 800-361-5419 F: 514-731-7158 W: www.hotelrubyfoos.com E: kathym@hotelrubyfoos.com

MB/ SK

AB

BC

C: Janet Gates-Robart, Conference Services Manager

Saint Mary’s University offers quality on-campus accommodations, conference & meeting space conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Halifax. We accommodate groups of 6 to 600 offering multi-media equipped meeting rooms, modern theatres and conference space. May - August our single/double rooms, 2-3 bedroom apts. are perfect for tourists or conference travelers. Rates include complimentary hot breakfast, taxes, parking, wifi, gym access. Location:

BC

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ON

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NIAGARA PARKS

7400 Portage Road, PO Box 150 Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T2 P: 905-356-2241 ext. 2226 F: 905-356-8448 W: www.niagaraparksmeetings.com E: aduffy@niagaraparks.com

DELTA PRINCE EDWARD & PEI CONVENTION CENTRE

C: Amy Duffy, CMP, Manager, Business Events

Niagara Parks is a self-funded agency of the Province of Ontario. We own and operate exclusive Restaurant Venues that overlook Niagara Falls for Opening Receptions and Private Events, Golf Courses and Natural Wonder Attractions for Leisure tours.

C: Betty Anne Morrison, Director of Sales & Marketing

Delta Prince Edward, a 4.5 star hotel, adjoins the NEW PEI Convention Centre, offering 60,000 square feet of combined meeting & event space with stunning floor to ceiling waterviews. As Charlottetown’s only waterfront hotel, the Delta Prince Edward is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charlottetown just steps away from shopping, theatres, restaurants and nightlife - the ideal location for your next conference or event!

Location: Atlantic

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ON

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Toronto area, ON P: 705-321-3045 W: www.thescotchexperience.com E: stuart@thescotchexperience.com C: Stuart Brown

The Scotch Experience is a journey of exploration to delight, entertain and inform the occasional whisky drinker to the connoisseur. Whether a corporate launch event, post conference or business anniversary, each event becomes an unforgettable occasion. Also available Executive Chef, Chocolate pairing and cigar roller. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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AB

BC

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

ROYAL ANNE HOTEL

348 Bernard Avenue Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N5 P: 250-763-2277 TF: 888-811-3400 F: 250-763-2636 W: www.royalannehotel.com E: manager@royalannehotel.com C: Christa Park, Hotel Manager

Located in the heart of downtown, the Royal Anne is the perfect choice for small - midsize meetings & events. Just steps to City Hall, the Courthouse, our gorgeous beach front, entertainment & dining. Our boutique hotel is well loved as a city landmark & appreciated for personalized customer service. Complimentary shuttle to/from the Kelowna International Airport.

• FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICES •

18 Queen Street Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4A1 P: 902-894-1230 TF: 888-890-3222 F: 902-566-1745 W: www.marriott.com/yygdp E: pri.sales@deltahotels.com

THE SCOTCH EXPERIENCE

MEETING SERVICES & PRODUCTS

CHATHAM-KENT JOHN D. BRADLEY CONVENTION CENTRE

Business travel is increasing and projected to reach $1.6 trillion by 2020. (GBTA FOUNDATION)

Location: Atlantic

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ON

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GIFTS, INCENTIVES & OTHER ITEMS

MOBILE EVENT SERVICES

REGISTRATION, STAFFING & BADGING SERVICES

SILVER MEMBER SILVER MEMBER

BRONZE MEMBERS SUCCULANT CHOCOLATE

501 Rowntree Dairy Road, Unit 3 Vaughan, ON L4L 8H1 P: 416-882-1535 W: www.succulentchocolates.com E: sandra@succulentchocolates.com

AgendaPop Mobile Event App

C: Sandra Abballe, Owner and Lead

Chocolatier Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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AB

BC

INSURANCE SILVER MEMBER

6752 Old McLean Village Drive McLean, VA 22101 USA P: 703-793-4955 W: www.agendapop.com E: dzita@andlogistix.com

aNd Logistix Inc

C: Phil Rappoport, VP, Sales & Marketing

Meeting delegates around the world love the AgendaPop event app. AgendaPop has all the features you want, such as networking, live chat, personalized schedules, download materials, note-taking, session surveys, social media integration, lead retrieval, gamification, sponsor visibility, push notifications, and so much more. Customize the app with your brand’s colors. Superior customer service through unlimited tech support and assistance with populating and organizing your content. Affordable pricing, including multi-event packages. Call or write for a free demo. Location:

HUB INTERNATIONAL SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA

595 Bay Street, Suite 900 Toronto, ON M5G 2E3 P: 416-597-4628 TF: 800-232-2024 W: www.hubinternational.com/industries/ entertainment-insurance/ E: alan.hollingsworth@hubinternational.com

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

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ON

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QC

ON

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SECURITY SILVER MEMBER

BRONZE MEMBERS AV-CANADA INC

1655 The Queensway East, Unit 2 Mississauga, ON L4X 2Z5 P: 905-566-5500 TF: 866-667-2345 F: 905-566-5511 W: www.av-canada.com E: info@av-canada.com

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY

923 Robie Street Halifax, NS B3H 3C3 P: 902-491-8699 TF: 888-347-5555 F: 902-496-8118 W: www.smu.ca/conferences E: Janet.Gates-Robart@smu.ca

Location: Atlantic

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ON

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BC

After three years flat, prices travellers paid for overnight accommodation rose two per cent globally in 2017, according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI).

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Location:

BC

C: Danny Dobriansky

AB

Work with people who love what they do! aNd Logistix goes beyond what’s required. We are committed to your budget and search for innovative designs and services that will meet your needs. We provide appealing website designs, e-invitations and cutting edge online event registration sites with customizable reporting.

RECORDING & TRANSLATION SERVICES

C: Alan Hollingsworth

HUB’s Entertainment Insurance Team has arranged risk protection for thousands of events – concerts, trade shows, charitable events, fundraisers, festivals, award shows, AGMs, sample sales – and works with many of Canada's largest event facilities and event suppliers. We can quickly design comprehensive, affordable insurance programs customized for your event’s needs or you can buy basic coverage almost on the fly with our online Event5 program.

C: Dana Zita, CSEP, President

Atlantic

QC

Atlantic

1345 St. Clair Avenue West, 3rd Floor Toronto, ON M6E 1C3 P: 416-593-7744 TF: 800-465-9670 F: 416-593-1805 W: www.andlogistix.com E: dzita@andlogistix.com

(HOTELS.COM)

C: Janet Gates-Robart, Conference Services Manager

Saint Mary’s University offers quality on-campus accommodations, conference & meeting space conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Halifax. We accommodate groups of 6 to 600 offering multi-media equipped meeting rooms, modern theatres and conference space. May - August our single/double rooms, 2-3 bedroom apts. are perfect for tourists or conference travelers. Rates include complimentary hot breakfast, taxes, parking, wifi, gym access. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC


TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

PLATINUM MEMBER

SILVER MEMBER

CORNE

150 King Street West, 16th & 27th Floor Toronto, ON M5H 1J9 P: 416-366-4228 ext. 512 TF: 800-267-7539 W: www.vantagevenues.com E: annmarie.brunka@vantagevenues.com

ROOK

CIVIC CENTRE

1 Canada Games Place, P.O. Box 1080 City of Corner Brook, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6E1 P: 709-637-1259 F: 709-637-1573 W: www.cbciviccentre.com E: arowe@cornerbrook.com C: Allison Rowe, Events Coordinator

The Corner Brook Civic Centre is a modern multipurpose events and recreation facility – one of the largest in the province. A hive of community activity hosting a wide variety of concerts, conventions, trade shows, fairs, weddings, sports, recreation and special events, it is comprised of two arenas, a walking track, 7 conference rooms, and a large multipurpose court. Since opening in 1997, it has become Western Newfoundland’s premier event facility and was the prime venue for the 1999 Canada Winter Games and the 2016 Canada Winter Games Special Olympics not to mention the most successful Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada event to date in 2018. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Bay of Islands and Humber Valley, and located just a stone's throw from the majestic Gros Morne National Park, the Corner Brook Civic Centre is the "perfect excuse to visit Newfoundland". Location:

QC

ON

AB

BC

6752 Old McLean Village Drive McLean, VA 22101 USA P: 703-793-4955 W: www.agendapop.com E: dzita@andlogistix.com

C: Phil Rappoport, VP, Sales & Marketing

Meeting delegates around the world love the AgendaPop event app. AgendaPop has all the features you want, such as networking, live chat, personalized schedules, download materials, note-taking, session surveys, social media integration, lead retrieval, gamification, sponsor visibility, push notifications, and so much more. Customize the app with your brand’s colors. Superior customer service through unlimited tech support and assistance with populating and organizing your content. Affordable pricing, including multi-event packages. Call or write for a free demo. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

Vantage Venues offers beautiful space with stunning city views. Located in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, Vantage is the ideal location for meetings, seminars, conferences, investor days, AGM’s, receptions and dinners. Vantage Venues is a purpose built venue, providing exceptional service, technology and cuisine. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

BRONZE MEMBER AV-CANADA INC

1655 The Queensway East, Unit 2 Mississauga, ON L4X 2Z5 P: 905-566-5500 TF: 866-667-2345 F: 905-566-5511 W: www.av-canada.com E: info@av-canada.com C: Danny Dobriansky

VIDEOCONFERENCING & WEB CASTING SERVICES

Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

SILVER MEMBERS TEAM BUILDING SERVICES BRONZE MEMBERS SUCCULANT CHOCOLATE

501 Rowntree Dairy Road, Unit 3 Vaughan, ON L4L 8H1 P: 416-882-1535 W: www.succulentchocolates.com E: sandra@succulentchocolates.com

C: Sandra Abballe, Owner and Lead

Chocolatier

QC

565 Richmond Street Chatham, ON N7M 1R2 P: 519-598-0200 ext. 6307 TF: 866-437-8703 F: 519-436-0716 W: www.ckcc.ca E: sarah.wagenaar@compass-canada.com

C: Sarah Molnar, Business Development

Manager

Location: Atlantic

CHATHAM-KENT JOHN D. BRADLEY CONVENTION CENTRE

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

The CKCC is the new option for conventions, conferences, tradeshows and special events in Southwestern Ontario. With rooms from 10 to 1800 people, you will enjoy high quality facilities all on one gorgeous level. The latest AV equipment and chef-inspired cuisine are all part of the package. Location: Atlantic

QC

ON

MB/ SK

AB

BC

When asked what they most hope to achieve when travelling for business, nearly half (46 per cent) of working professionals cite growing their company’s business. (BOOKING.COM)

• SPORT TOURISM • TEAM BUILDING SERVICES • TECHNOLOGY SERVICES • VIDEOCONFERENCING & WEB CASTING SERVICES •

MB/ SK

C: Annmarie Brunka

AgendaPop Mobile Event App

CORNER BROOK CIVIC CENTRE

Atlantic

VANTAGE VENUES

MEETING SERVICES & PRODUCTS

SPORT TOURISM

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COMPANY LISTING & ADVERTISER INDEX A

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Alderney Landing...........................................................................................................................44 Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery..................................................................................25, 44 aNd Logistix Inc..................................................................................................................72, 76, 80 Art Gallery of Ontario.......................................................................................25, 26, 48, 57, 59, 61 AV-Canada Inc..........................................................................................................................72, 80

Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex..............................................................................27, 63, 73 Living Arts Centre...............................................................................................................33, 45, 60 Lonsdale Quay Hotel..........................................................................................................28, 47, 52 M Manitoba Museum ...................................................................................................................27, 49, 63

B Bayview Wildwood Resort................................................................................................25, 47, 55, Brookstreet Hotel...............................................................................................................32, 51, 55 Burlington Convention Centre............................................................................................27, 32, 35

Millcroft Inn & Spa..............................................................................................................32, 51, 54 Miller Lash House, The.......................................................................................................37, 47, 64 N Niagara Falls Business Events.................................................................................................30, 43, 74

C C Banquets.........................................................................................................................28, 72, 78 Casa Loma...................................................................................................................25, 48, 62, 73 Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.................................................................................74, 75 Centre Mont-Royal.......................................................................................................30, 58, 60, 78 Château Des Charmes.......................................................................................................59, 64, 65

Niagara Parks ....................................................................................................................50, 64, 79 Nottawasaga Resort.................................................................................28, 33, 45, 50, 53, 55, 59 O Old Mill Toronto..................................................................................................................32, 51, 63 Ontario Science Centre......................................................................................................25, 59, 64

Château Le Jardin Conference & Event Venue,..... 26, 29, 43, 61, 65, 73, 76, 77 Inside Back Cover

Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre....................................................32, 45, 79, 81

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Club Regent Event Centre.............................................................................................26, 29, 30, 60, 61

CN Tower......................................................................................................................25, 57, 58, 62 Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre............................................................................28, 32, 52 Corner Brook Civic Centre............................................................................................30, 43, 48, 81

Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel...............................................................................................51, 76, 78 Pillar and Post.....................................................................................................................33, 53, 55 Prince of Wales Hotel.........................................................................................................32, 51, 55

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Dalhousie University Event & Conference Services .........................................................65, 72, 78 Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility....................................................................... 27, 31, 44, 49, 58 Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre......................................... 31, 44, 50 Delta Prince Edward & PEI Convention Centre........................................................................45, 79 Destination St. John's..............................................................................................................74, 75 Doubletree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa........................................................................31, 49, 50, 58

Queen's Landing Hotel.......................................................................................................33, 53, 56

E Edmonton Expo Centre......................................................................................................31, 44, 62 Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, The.........................................................................60, 62 Elkhorn Resort Spa and Conference Centre......................................................................37, 56, 57 Evraz Place......................................................................................................27, 31, 44, 73, 76, 78 G Glen House Resort.............................................................................................................30, 49, 54 Graydon Hall Manor..................................................................................27, 30, 46, 62, 73, 76, 77 Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls..........................................................................................47, 50, 54

R Radisson Hotel Saskatoon.................................................................................................37, 45, 53 RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.................................................................................................44 Rimrock Resort Hotel.........................................................................................................53, 56, 57 Roy Thomson Hall........................................................................................................63, 72, 75, 78 Royal Anne Hotel......................................................................................................................53, 79 S Saint Mary's University......................................................................................................65, 79, 80 Second City, The...........................................................................................................58, 60, 63, 76 Shaw Centre............................................................................................................................43, 77 Sherwood Inn and Rocky Crest Golf Resort.......................................................................47, 50, 56 Stanley Park Pavilion..........................................................................................................58, 59, 64 Succulent Chocolates .............................................................................................................80, 81 T

H Halliburton, The........................................................................................................................52, 57 Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites by Hilton...................................................................................... Hidden Valley Resort..........................................................................................................33, 47, 55 Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale...........................................................................................52, 54 Hockey Hall of Fame..........................................................................................................48, 58, 63 Hotel Ruby Foo's................................................................................................................28, 52, 79 Hub International............................................................................................................................80 Humber Conference Services & Accommodations...........................................................31, 51, 65

TCU Place - Saskatoon's Arts & Convention Centre ...................................................26, 37, 46, 60 The Scotch Experience............................................................................................................74, 79 TheMuseum..............................................................................................26, 29, 43, 49, 59, 61, 64 Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre.................................................37, 56, 74 Tourism Burlington.............................................................................................................46, 53, 75 Tourism Hamilton...............................................................................................................46, 54, 75 Tourism Windsor Essex..................................................................................................................75 Tremblant Resort Association............................................................................................37, 56, 59 U

I International Centre, The ...................................................................................................29, 37, 46

University of Northern British Columbia Conference & Event Services.............................................................................43, 64, 65, 74, 77 University of Waterloo – Catering & Event Services......................................................................64 V

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Vantage Venues .................................................................................................................37, 72, 81


IMAGINE YOUR GUESTS being captivated by the

resplendent old world allure of Le Jardin’s architecture and décor, reminiscent of a French Château. Upon arrival you are surrounded by an unmistakable warmth and charm. Your guest are welcomed by a bright, stunning foyer with soaring 30 ft, hand-glided ceilings, a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling fireplace and walkout to courtyards. Château Le Jardin’s professional service and exquisite cuisine have turned dreams into reality for over 30 years!

8440 Hwy#27 (at Langstaff) Woodbridge, ON 905.851.2200

800.533.3009

www.lejardin.com

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