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About the Canadian Innovation Conference

The Canadian Innovation Conference, (brought to you by the PCMA Canada East Chapter), is designed to meet the needs of meeting and event professionals and suppliers whose organizations are engaged in providing services related to the conduct and operation of meetings, conventions, seminars, exhibits and trade shows.

Experience the high calibre of educational content that PCMA is renowned for in an environment customized to the Canadian market. You can earn Clock Hours of Continuing Education and expand your peer network as you invest your time in attending this 2 1/2 day conference.

Here is why you should attend:

  • Receive innovative and superior Canadian-focused education
  • Earn CEU credits toward your designation
  • Connect with Canadian industry decision-makers
  • Learn about the latest technology trends to increase efficiency and productivity within your organization
  • Create lasting connections in a smaller, more intimate environment

Future Sites:

November 20-22, 2022

Niagara Falls Convention Centre, the Marriott on the Falls and the Marriott Fallsview

Niagara Falls, Ontario

November 19-21, 2023

Saint John New Brunswick at Delta Hotels Saint John and Hilton Saint John

Saint John, New Brunswick

November 17-19, 2024

TCU Place, Delta Hotels Bessborough and Delta Hotels Saskatoon Downtown

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

2025 – TBD

November 22-24, 2026

Edmonton Convention Centre, the Westin Edmonton and the Chateau Lacombe Hotel

Edmonton, Alberta


Who should attend?

More than 400 meeting and event professionals from across Canada, among them

  • Canadian Association Professionals and Association Professionals that do business in Canada – executives, event managers, marketing experts
  • Canadian Corporate Planners and Corporate Planners that do business in Canada
  • Event Suppliers who work with a Canadian market


To receive email updates about the conference: contact


Embracing Inclusion and Diversity – in all its forms – is at the heart of who we are at the PCMA Canada East Chapter. We provide respectful, welcoming and legendary experiences for all of our client and colleagues, including all gender identities or expressions.

Call for Presentations

Call for Presentations

Do you have the next great session idea that everyone will be talking about? If so, we want to hear from you.

We welcome all ideas but will give the highest consideration for issues directly affecting our industry.

You are invited to submit a presentation to the 8th Annual PCMA Canada East Chapter’s Canadian Innovation Conference that will be held in person in Niagara Falls, ON, taking place November 20-22, 2022.


The Basics

Our theme:

PCMACIC2022 remains focused on education and innovation within the Canadian Meetings and Events industry. For 2022 our theme is “The Power of Connection”. The connection between planners, suppliers and partners working together in new and different ways, allowing us to plan better for more impactful, innovative and creative events. We are looking for high-level content that will accelerate participants’ effectiveness in their professional and personal lives. We’re about risk-taking, innovating and pushing the envelope.

Our Streams:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Meeting or Event Design
  • Site Management
  • Marketing
  • Professionalism

Our Goals:

  • Obtain accessible, affordable PCMA-caliber education close to home
  • Participate in intimate and interactive dialogues among Canadian peers
  • Receive education customized for the Canadian marketplace

Optional Session Topic Ideas:

  • “Tell It Like It Is” sessions, where people can ask you anything!
  • Negotiation with Venues/Contracts
  • F&B
  • Panel Discussions
  • Personal Wellness
  • Trends / Hot Topics
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Hybrid and virtual events
  • DEI
  • Co-location
  • Innovative Event Design
  • Behind the Scenes Best Practices
  • Crisis Management
  • Audio Visual / Technology Innovations
  • Sponsorship / Marketing
  • Sales / Leadership / Motivation
  • Gender Equality
  • Mental Health
  • Green meetings and sustainable conferences

Our Attendees:

They are eager for the next high-quality and advanced-level education to help their own professional development and increase the value of their meetings and events.

Our Location & Dates:

Niagara Falls Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario from November 20-22, 2022.

If you feel you have an idea that will add value to our audience, please be as specific as possible when completing the call for presentations form. Please also be aware that we do not accept any sessions that are sales pitches.



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We are looking forward to welcoming you to Niagara Falls for PCMA CIC in November 2022!

Hotel Information


The 2022 Partnership Prospectus is Now Available!

2022 PCMACE CIC Partnership Prospectus

Why Partner?

It just makes financial sense!

Be recognized as an official partner of the Canadian Innovation Conference

Support advancement of knowledge in the meetings industry

Gain from partnering with PCMA in building what we believe is Canada’s premier meetings industry association

Network and market your products and services to an audience of over 375 Chapter members and 400 Conference Participants (40% professional: 60% supplier).

The target audience includes: meeting professionals, association executives, sales and marketing professionals, professional speakers and tourism representatives.

Should you have questions regarding partnership, do not hesitate to contact our partnership team:

Filomena Picciano
2022 Strategic Partnership Director, PCMA Canada East Chapter
Tel: 1-514-643-4985|

PCMA Canada East Chapter Secretariat
2140A Queen Street East #539
Toronto, ON M4E 3V7
Tel: 416-595-9615 | Email:



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Click here to access the 2018 photo.


The PCMA Canada East Chapter’s 5th Anniversary Canadian Innovation Conference is true to its name! Each year, the committee sets out to think outside the box when creating the next experience. We envisioned a wholesome conference, one that engaged the mind, body and soul and invigorated you to get the edge.

With this goal in mind, PCMA Canada East CIC 2017 delivered a highly educational program, with lots of time to network, plenty of food, all with the backdrop of the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Click here to access the 2017 online photo gallery

ST. JOHN’S 2016

Our chapter’s annual Innovation conference is true to its name! Each year, the committee sets out to think outside the box when creating the next experience. We envisioned a wholesome conference, one that engaged the mind, body and soul and invigorated you to go far, far out. With this goal in mind, the PCMA Canada East CIC 2016 experience was designed to deliver a highly educational program coupled with innovative learning zones, space to get in touch with your playful side, and a wellness feature that provided much-needed relaxation.

The easygoing, welcoming and warm hospitality of St. John’s, Newfoundland influenced the vibe of the conference: it shone through the smiles of our 275 participants, who were open to play and learn.

The closing event was memorable and if you didn’t kiss the cod, you missed something. When the lights went down, the street lit up, and the closing party began! Attendees got their fix of fish n’ chips and a Scuff and Swally with Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies featuring Kendel Carson (John Prine, Spirit of the West,The Paperboys and Elvis Costello), Cory Tetford (Crush), Todd Lumley (Hawksley Workman), Shehab Illyas (MIR) and Kris MacFarlane (GreatBig Sea). No night on George Street is complete without kissing the cod, a tradition that welcomes visitors to the island. The culture, entertainment, and nightlife helped make it an unforgettable night!

Thank you Destination St. John’s and Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism for hosting one memorable PCMA Canada East CIC!

Get a taste of PCMA Canada East CIC—here is a 3-minute 40-second recap! But like they say, YOU had to be there to experience it for yourself.


Over 400 attendees came to Toronto Nov. 22-24, 2015 for innovative, engaging Canadian-focused education that would help to transform and elevated the way planners design meetings and events.


Montreal is a city whose passion, joie de vivre and rich cultural heritage are legendary. Montrealers greeted visitors and showed off their city’s charms, and were given a very warm welcome.

Rebecca SchingelCanadian Innovation Conference – All Tabs