Canadian Innovation Conference

In 2017 We Come Full Circle

PCMA Canada East CIC will be celebrating its 5th year in Niagara Falls, right where it started.
Make sure to mark the dates: November 19-21, 2017

 

About the Canadian Innovation Conference

The PCMA CIC, powered 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 caliber of educational content that PCMA is renowned for in an environment customized to the Canadian market. You can earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) 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 18-20, 2018 – Fairmont Empress Hotel and the Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC
  • November 17-19, 2019 – Quebec City Convention Centre and the Hilton Québec, Quebec City, PQ
  • November 22-24, 2020 – Shaw Conference Centre, the Westin Edmonton and the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta
  • November 21-23, 2021 – Scotia Bank Convention Centre, the Marriot on the Falls and the Marriott Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Who should attend?

More than 500 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 canadaeast@pcma.org

Stay Tuned for More Details in the Spring

201​6 Registration Fees

Conference Fee Category Early Bird

(beforeOctober ​20, 201611:59pm)

Regular Fee

(afterOctober ​21, 201​6 midnight)

Professional Planner Member $125 $275
Professional Planner Non-member* $4​65 $​615
Supplier Member $275 $425
Supplier Non-member* $7​75 $​925
Faculty $125 $125
Student Member/Non-Member $125 $125
Community Service Event $25 $25
Full Spouse/Guest ++ $275 $275
Sunday Opening Reception –additional tickets $50 $50
Tuesday Banquet –additional tickets $100 $100

 

*SPECIAL: the Non-member 201​6 Conference Rates include a 1-year PCMA membership for First-time Members only.

++A Full Spouse/Guest Registration includes a ticket to the Opening Reception, Closing Party and 2 Lunches. Does not include any educational sessions including the Keynote Presentations

All fees are in Canadian Dollars and subject to 1​5% HST

Note: PCMA members will be required to log into their profile in order to register, while non-members will need to create a profile in order to register.  When creating your profile do not select “other” as your Prospect type as you will encounter difficulty when registering. Should you have any questions please contact canadaeast@pcma.org


About the Canadian Innovation Conference

The PCMA CIC, powered 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 caliber of educational content that PCMA is renowned for in an environment customized to the Canadian market. You can earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) and expand your peer network as you invest your time in attending this 2 1/2 day conference.


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  • Network and market your products and services to an audience of more than 500 participants including meeting planners, association executives, sales and marketing representatives, professional speakers and tourism representatives
  • Increase company visibility through promotional material and contacts
  • Support the advancement of knowledge in the meetings industry
  • Align your organization with will become Canada’s premier meetings industry conference
    Demonstrate your support of the meetings & convention industry – become a Canada East Chapter and Canadian Innovation Conference Sponsor.

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  • Network and market your products and services to an audience of more than 500 participants including meeting planners, association executives, sales and marketing representatives, professional speakers and tourism representatives
  • Increase company visibility through promotional material and contacts
  • Support the advancement of knowledge in the meetings industry
  • Align your organization with will become Canada’s premier meetings industry conference
    Demonstrate your support of the meetings & convention industry – become a Canada East Chapter and Canadian Innovation Conference Sponsor.

Hotel & Travel

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November 20-22 you will be treated to an urban experience that will feel like no other. In a city that rises dramatically from the ocean and hugged by dramatic coastlines you will be greeted by a host of colourful characters whose vernacular will have you both smiling and scratching your head and inexplicably wanting to join them in song, dance and merriment! St. John’s has an eclectic sophistication, curious culinary delights and a warmth of spirit that has to be experienced to be understood.

Your wait is over. You are on your way to the youngest, coolest Province with the oldest street in North America.

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Host City: Niagara Falls

Newfoundland has its own time zone. “Newfoundland Time” is 1.5 hours ahead of EST.  But when you’re always a half hour ahead you never feel the need to hurray up. Everything is slightly off kilter – you’ll just love it.

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Thank you to our 2016 CIC Sponsors - Updated October 17th

Why Exhibit or Sponsor?

  • Network and market your products and services to an audience of more than 500 participants including meeting planners, association executives, sales and marketing representatives, professional speakers and tourism representatives
  • Increase company visibility through promotional material and contacts
  • Support the advancement of knowledge in the meetings industry
  • Align your organization with will become Canada’s premier meetings industry conference

 

Demonstrate your support of the meetings & convention industry – become a Canada East Chapter and Canadian Innovation Conference Sponsor.

More information
About PCMA

Questions?

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

Andrea Wagner, CMP
Chapter Sponsorship Director
Tel: 613-796-0979 | Email: AWagner@physiotherapy.ca

Marie-Louise Doyle
Sponsorship Co-Chair
Tel: 613-818-8854 | Email: marielouise.doyle@favequest.com 

Lynn Chiasson
Sponsorship Co-Chair
Tel: 1-888-679-4000 x 4039 | Email: lchiasson@convention.qc.ca

Marie Lou Coupal, CMP
Treasurer, PCMA Canada East Chapter
Tel: 514-287-9898 x 225 | Email: mlcoupal@jpdl.com

Chuck E. Schouwerwou, CMP, CMM
Past President, PCMA Canada East Chapter and Sponsorship Committee Member
Tel: 613-720-7211 | Email: chuck@confersense.ca 

PCMA Canada East Chapter Secretariat
6 Lansing Square, Suite 214
Toronto, ON M2J 1T5
Tel: 416-595-9615 | Email: canadaeast@pcma.org


TORONTO 2015

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.

To view the pictures from this year’s Canadian Innovation Conference please click here!


Mobile App Information

To help make the most of your time at the PCMA Canadian Innovation Conference, we’ve launched the APP. View the video on how to use it and how to get it.


Program

View the Program at a Glance here!

MONTREAL 2014

Get ready for Montréal!

Experience a city whose passion, joie de vivre and rich cultural heritage are legendary. Montrealers love to greet visitors and show off their city’s charms, so expect a very warm welcome. It’s like a taste of Europe right in North America.

Enjoy … à la Montréal.

2014 PCMA Canadian Innovation Conference Highlights
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2014 PCMA CIC featuring the left-side screen solution

Pictures from the 2014 CIC can be found by clicking here

Program

To View the 2014 Program please click here


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