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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


The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff AB T1L 1H5

Room cost - $160
Plus $15 Facility Fee per night ** Includes campus-wide Wi-Fi, phone calls across North America, access to Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation facilities, as well as parking.

To make your reservation and to receive the special CAFE convention room rate, please follow this link prior to Friday, October 9, 2018:

Book your accommodations for the CAFE Covention here
The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity


For your convenience, we have arranged discounts for your travel to the 2018 CAFE Convention in Banff AB with Air Canada and WestJet. If you plan on renting a vehicle for any portion of your travel please remember to use your Promo Code (found in the Member's Zone) for Discount Car and Truck Rentals, National or Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 

Air Canada

***Book your flight to the CAFE Convention with Air Canada, using promo code ZRCABHF1 and be entered for your chance to win our flight for FREE!***

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

Your promotion code:  ZRCABHF1

Applicable Rules

The booking is to be made to the following city: Calgary, YYC(AB)

Travel period beings Wednesday, November 14, 2018 and ends Friday, November 30, 2018.

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.

Airport Shuttle

Brewster Inc will be our preferred convention shuttle service from and to the Calgary Airport.

Anyone with confirmed convention registrations prior to July 31st can contact office@canadian-fairs.ca to obtain a promo code for a FREE shuttle to the Banff Centre!

A 20% discount promo code will be posted on August 1st once the free promotion ends.


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. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out our frequently asked questions.

Travel from: November 14 – 30, 2018
Coupon Code: QCPY4AV
Promo Code *for call in reference only: YYC02 

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. Check out our service fees page for more information.

* Discount codes are only valid for travel on the dates indicated above. Percentage discount indicated can be applied towards base fares displayed in the Econo and Plus category. Percentage discount is applied to base fare. The base fare may be represented as Air Transportation Charges (excepting Other Air Transportation Charges) in the booking flow. Other air transportation charges, taxes, fees and charges are not discounted. Discount only applies to flights marketed and operated wholly by WestJet, and is not applicable when travelling with our code-share, interline or other airline partners. WestJet operated flights are indicated by "Operated by WESTJET" during your fight search. New bookings only. 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. 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 Member Exclusive fare. Discount cannot be used towards the purchase of a WestJet Vacations package. Discount cannot be combined with any other discount codes, promotional offers or companion voucher bookings. Travel bank credits cannot be used as a form of payment when booking with WestJet dollars on westjet.com. To make a booking using Travel Bank, WestJet dollars or to change or cancel please call 1 888-937-8538. If the booking is changed or cancelled, the discount will no longer apply. WestJet dollars can be used towards payment of the base fare of an eligible flight, available on westjet.com or through WestJet's contact centre. WestJet dollars can only be redeemed from one account per booking. WestJet dollars cannot be applied against taxes, fees or charges and can only be used for new bookings. Minimum redemption rules apply and may vary. Other restrictions may apply and are subject to change at any time. Full details available at westjet.com/redeem. See your travel agent or book online at westjet.com. 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.




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