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12pm-10pm Convention Registration
Information Desk
9:30am-3pm CAFE Pre-Convention Tour - Cirque du Soleil
10am-3:30pm CAFE Pre-Convention Tour - Molson Coors Beer Tasting
1pm-4pm C.A.F.E. Board Meeting
4pm-6pm Provincial Association Meeting
5:30pm-6:30pm Future Leaders Meet & Greet
5:30pm-6:30pm Small Fairs Meet & Greet
6pm-6:30pm Welcome Cocktail
6:30pm-10pm Cocktail Reception and Cabaret
10pm-1am Hospitality Suite
8am-8pm Convention Registration
Information Desk
7:15am-8am Buffet Breakfast
8am-8:30am Opening Ceremonies & Welcome
*Simultaneous translation available
8:30 am-9:50am Opening Keynote: Toni Newman “Attract, Keep and Engage More Visitors More Often”
*Simultaneous translation available
9:50am-10:05am Break
10:05am-11:05am Panel: Virginia Ludy, Joe Dale, Lauree Vallery, Accessibility Session * Simultaneous translation available
11:15am-12:15pm Concurrent Workshops
Guylaine Tetreault, "Quebec Fairs" *Simultaneous translation available
Panel: The legalization of cannabis and how it will affect your event *Simultaneous translation available
Panel: Chad Findlay, Mike Vokey, Rudy Friesen - Building and maintaining a strong relationship with your municipality *Simultaneous translation available
Guylaine Dallaire, "NPOs and the GST/QST: You are not like the others!" *Simultaneous translation available
11am-5:30pm Tradeshow
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:45pm-3:45pm Concurrent Workshops
Service Members Meeting
Small fairs panel & discussion (under 20,000)
Small fairs panel & discussion (20,000-50,000)
Medium fairs panel & discussion (50,000-200,000)
Large fairs panel & discussion (200,000+)
Future Leaders Group
3:45pm-4pm Break
4:05pm-5:30pm Tradshow Reception, 50/50 draw
6:30pm-10pm Awards Dinner & Showcases *Simultaneous translation available
10pm-1am Hospitality Suite
8am-5pm Convention Registration
Information Desk
7:30am-8:30am AGM sign-in
7:45am-8:45am Buffet Breakfast
8:45am-9:30am CAFE AGM
*Simultaneous translation available
9:30am-10:30am CAFE Board Meeting
To elect the executive
9:30am-10:30am Plenary Session: Andy Nulman “Life's A Game. So's Your Event!”
*Simultaneous translation available
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-11:55am Concurrent Workshops
Phil Gurski, "Terrorism at your event" (English only)
Michael Lambert, "Global Trends and RASC 2018" *simultaneous translation available
Jodi Buresh, "Marketing to Millenials" *simultaneous translation available
Josée Lamoureux, "Emergency preparedness" (French only)
Lucille McFadden, "Livestock Traceability Regulations" (English only)
12:05pm-1:55pm Lunch & Showcases *Simultaneous translation available
Announcement of 2018 convention location
Introduction of new board and presentation of gavel to new president
2pm-3pm Concurrent Workshops
Marla Calico, "Animal rights activists" *simultaneous translation available
Josée Lamoureux, “Emergency Preparedness” (English only)
Joyce Hsu, “Resources available to non-profits” *simultaneous translation available
John Peco, "Innovation at your event *simultaneous translation available
3:10pm-4:10pm Concurrent Workshops
Jodi Buresh, “25 New Ideas for Online Marketing” *simultaneous translation available
Joyce Hsu, “Digital Fundraising” *simultaneous translation available
Panel – Scooter (Gregg) Korek, Phil Shuchat, Zis Parras, Rob Hauser, “Contract Negotiations” *simultaneous translation available
Phil Gurski, "Terrorism at your event" (French only)
4:20pm-5:30pm Closing Keynote: Bernard Petiot “Celebrating Human Potential to Promote Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation at Cirque du Soleil” *Simultaneous translation avaible
5:30pm Convention closing remarks & 50/50 draw
*Simultaneous translation available
6:30pm-7pm Depart hotel for closing evening
7pm-10pm Closing evening event
10pm-10:30pm Return to hotel
10:30pm-1am Hospitality Suite




Register for CAFE Annual Convention Now!

Deadline Full Delegate Full Companion Tradeshow
July 31, 2017 $ 599 $ 450 $ 699
October 9, 2017 $ 650 $ 499 $ 799
November 15, 2017 $ 715 $ 899
Deadline Full Delegate Full Companion Tradeshow
July 31, 2017 $ 849 $ 599 $ 999
October 9, 2017 $ 899 $ 650 $ 1,099
November 15, 2017 $ 999 $ 1,259

*Other rates available for day registrations, showcase performances, etc.

Hyatt Regancy Montreal


Hyatt Regency Montreal
1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5
514 982 1234

Room cost - $189.00

To make your reservation and to receive the special CAFE convention room rate, please follow this link prior to Friday, October. 13, 2017:

Book your group rate for Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions here
Discover the Hyatt Regency Montreal


For your convenience, we have arranged discounts for your travel to and from the 2017 Convention. These discounts are being offered for travel through Air Canada, West Jet and VIA Rail Canada. To take advantage of these discounts, we have provided information on how to book your flights through these companies. 

Air Canada

Air Canada - 5% Discount on Tango Fares or 15% Discount on Flex Fares!

Your promotion code:  ANTGZG71

Applicable Rules
The booking is to be made to the following cities: Montreal, YUL (QC)
The travel period begins Wednesday November 08, 2017 and ends Friday November 24, 2017.

Promotion Code.  In order to take advantage of the discounted fares, Event delegates must book their flight at http://www.aircanada.com and enter the applicable Promotion Code in the search panel. If the Promotion Code is not entered or is entered incorrectly, the discounts will not be applied to the booking. The applicable Promotion Code must be recorded on the delegate's ticket by ticketing agencies/airlines.

Eligible Tickets. A ticket is eligible for the discount provided it has been purchased on http://www.aircanada.com, and provided the Promotion Code has been applied at time of purchase. Any ticket not purchased on http://www.aircanada.com for the purposes of travel to an Event will not qualify for any benefits provided by the Meetings and Conventions Product. A ticket purchased on http://www.aircanada.com but for which the applicable Promotion Code was not entered or was entered incorrectly will not be eligible for the Discount.

Discount. The Discount is applied to the fare at the time that the travel ticket with Air Canada is purchased. The Discount and the fare are subject to all applicable taxes and surcharges.

Eligible Routes. Only bookings made to the designated convention city are eligible for the Discount. Bookings originating in the convention city are not eligible.

Changes. The Discounts, the Meetings and Conventions Travel Services, these Terms and Conditions, Air Canada's fares, schedules and policies, and any and all equipment used in connection with the provision of the Meetings and Conventions Travel Services may be changed or terminated by Air Canada at any time and for any reason, in each case without notice or liability. Air Canada may terminate or reduce flights to any Event city at any time and for any reason without notice or liability.

Agents. Should your Organization appoint a travel management company (the “Agent”), your organization shall, and shall cause the Agent to, abide by the applicable fare rules contained in Air Canada's tariffs. Failure to comply with the fare ticketing rules, and these terms and conditions will result in the issuance of debit memos.

VIA Rail Canada

VIA Rail Canada - 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."

Your discount code:  13525
Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.

November 12th   2017  to  November 19th   2017 - From all stations throughout the VIA system to Montreal, Quebec  and return. 

Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

Online booking tips: You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. This code has been given to you by the conference organizer. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.


WestJet – 10% off Econo or 15% off Plus Fares

On behalf of our team, we would like to thank you for choosing WestJet for your travel plans. We are happy to confirm that for the upcoming 91stAnnual Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibitions, we are able to offer 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus fares* for travel between Montreal and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount codes listed below. Please use both the coupon and promo code when booking with a travel agent. For details on how to complete a booking with these discount codes, please visit westjet.com/convention-discount.

*Discount not available on flex fares or on code-share or partner airlines

Book by: November 20, 2017
Travel from: November 13, 2017 to November 20, 2017

Coupon code:
(web coupon no.)          GGDBTG2

*For Travel Agent Web use only
Promo code:                 WNP67

You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare.

*Discount codes are only valid for travel on the dates indicated above. New bookings only. Percentage discount is applied to base fare. Taxes, fees and charges are extra. Offer is limited and subject to availability. Discount codes are intended for use by the event attendees and organizers only. Distribution to any outside third parties or unauthorized channel is prohibited. Discount can be used for a one-way or round-trip booking. Seasonal start and end dates may apply. Discount cannot be applied towards multi-city bookings. Only one discount code may be used per booking. No cash value. Non-refundable. Discount cannot be used towards the purchase of a WestJet Vacations package. Discount cannot be combined with any other discount codes or promotional offers, such as Price Drop Guarantee or companion flight bookings. Discount only applies to flights marketed and operated wholly by WestJet, and is not applicable when traveling with our code-share, interline or other airline partners. Travel bank credits cannot be used as a form of payment when booking online. To make a booking using Travel Bank as a form of payment, please call 1-844-213-5230. The discounts, the meetings and conventions travel services, these terms and conditions, WestJet's fares, schedules and policies, and any and all equipment used in connection with the provision of the meetings and conventions travel services may be changed or terminated by WestJet at any time and for any reason, in each case without notice or liability. WestJet may terminate or reduce flights to any event city at any time and for any reason without notice or liability. When booking onwestjet.com/redeem-rewards, WestJet dollars can only be redeemed from one account per booking, and flights must originate from Canada. Any changes or cancellations to discount code bookings must be made by calling 1-888-937-8538. If the booking is changed or cancelled, the discount will no longer apply. WestJet dollars can be used to pay for all or part of the published fare of a WestJet-marketed flight. WestJet dollars cannot be applied against taxes, fees or charges and can only be used for new bookings. A minimum of 50 WestJet dollars must be redeemed at one time. View full program terms and conditions. See your travel agent or book online at westjet.com.




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