Plan to Attend

November 17-19, 2019
Quebec City Convention Centre and the Hilton Québec, Quebec City, PQ

About the Canadian Innovation Conference

The 2019 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 caliber 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 22-24, 2020 – Edmonton Convention Centre, the Westin Edmonton and the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta
  • November 21-23, 2021 – Scotiabank Convention Centre, the Marriott on the Falls and the Marriott Fallsview, Niagara Falls, Ontario

 


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 canadaeast@pcma.org

Registration for #PCMACIC19 will open in May 2019.

2019 Registration Rates Early Bird Rate
(Prior to 9/5/2019)
Regular Rate
(As of 9/6/2019)

Planner Member $295 $395
Planner Non-Member* $395 $495
Supplier Member $399 $549
Supplier Non-Member* $499 $649
Faculty/Student $295
Full Spouse/Guest $295
Accommodation $200
Opening Reception $80
Closing Party $100
Fun Run $35
Community Service $35

All fees are subject to 14.975% GST/QST

Non-member Conference Rates NO LONGER includes a PCMA membership.

Host Hotel

In an effort to support our host hotel and demonstrate effective practices in room block management, the PCMA Canada East Chapter’s Board of Directors is supporting the following policy:

  • Attendees that have booked a hotel room outside the official CIC housing block will be charged an additional $200 CAD administration fee. Exceptions will be made for members who are local or sharing a room with another hotel guest.
  • The deadline to book a hotel room is Thursday, October 10, 2019.
  • Please note, that any hotel room cancellations will require 72 hours notice without penalty.

Cancellations

Cancellations will only be accepted in writing and must be sent to the PCMA Canada East Chapter Administrator at canadaeast@pcma.org. An $80 CDN cancellation fee will apply if postmarked by September 5, 2019. No request for refunds will be accepted after September 6, 2019. Registrations can be transferred at any time.

Terms

Unless otherwise advised prior to the Conference, the attendee grants permission to have his/her photograph taken and possibly reproduced in official CIC materials.

Supplier Challenge


The Theme

Our Theme:

PCMACIC2019 remains focused on education and innovation within in the Canadian Meetings and Events industry. For 2019 our theme is “Reimagine”, reimagine innovation, reimagine progress, reimagine the industry. We are looking for high level content that will accelerate participant effectiveness in their professional and personal lives. We’re about risk taking, innovating and pushing the envelope.

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

To receive email updates about the conference: contact canadaeast@pcma.org

Call for Abstracts

Our Streams:

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

Optional Session Topic Ideas:

  • Negotiation with Venues/Contracts
  • Panel Discussions
  • Designing Your Own Conferences
  • Unconventional Conventions
  • How to Excel in the Industry
  • Personal Wellness
  • Trends / Hot Topics
  • Best Practices for Bid Submissions
  • Topics of Innovation
  • Planners & CSMs Working Together
  • Business Outside of Canada
  • F&B Hands On
  • How to Evaluate
  • Best Practices to Stream an Event
  • Innovative Event Design
  • Behind the Scenes Best Practices
  • Crisis Management
  • Creativity on a Dime
  • Tackling Myths of our Industry
  • Human Behaviours
  • Finances for Conferences
  • Audio Visual / Technology Innovations
  • Sponsorship / Marketing
  • Tradeshow ROI
  • Sales / Leadership / Motivation
  • The changing reality of today’s workforce (the Working age gap)
  • Gender Equality
  • Weed Legalization
  • Challenges with medical Meetings
  • 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:

Quebec City Convention Centre and the Hilton Québec.

Please note the deadline to Submit: April 1st 2019 – 11:59pm

A Session Proposal requires you to be responsible for content and delivery, start to finish. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Before submitting a proposal, please read the Terms & Conditions which outlines presenter benefits, co-presenters, and our selection process.


Networking

Stay tuned for more details


Quebec City, QC

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Quebec City, QC

For more information please visit the Meetings and Conventions Quebec City website

For attractions and must see events, please visit the Visitors website for information you need to know about the destination: https://www.quebecregion.com/en/

Hotel Information

“Bienvenue” in Quebec City! Steps from almost everything, Hilton Quebec is directly linked to the Convention Center on Parliament Hill and perfect for exploring the city’s attractions. Stunning views from every room, a panoramic 23rd floor Executive Lounge and heated rooftop pool make our hotel extra special. Discover French Canadian flavors in one of our onsite restaurants.

Conference Room Rate:

$169 for a Downtown City View

$179 for an Old Quebec, River View

Click here to book your room now

In an effort to support our host hotel and demonstrate effective practices in room block management, the PCMA Canada East Chapter’s Board of Directors is supporting the following policy:

  • Attendees that have booked a hotel room outside the official CIC housing block will be charged an additional $200 CAD administration fee. Exceptions will be made for members who are local or sharing a room with another hotel guest.
  • The deadline to book a hotel room is Thursday, October 10, 2019.
  • Please note, that any hotel room cancellations will require 72 hours notice without penalty.

Transportation

Travel Discounts will be available shortly


Thank you to our 2018 Canadian Innovation Conference Sponsors!

CONFERENCE HOST

CONFERENCE PARTNERS

PLATINUM PARTNERS

GOLD PARTNERS

SILVER PARTNERS

BRONZE PARTNERS

PEWTER PARTNERS

NICKEL PARTNERS

COPPER PARTNER


Questions?

Details on the 2019 Sponsorship Program will be available shortly.

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

Patrick Guidote
2019 Sponsorship Director, PCMA Canada East Chapter
Tel: 1-514-225-2239| Email:pguidote@meetingencore.com

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

Questions?

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

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


VICTORIA, BC 2018

 

Click here to access the 2018 photo.


NIAGARA FALLS 2017

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.


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.


MONTREAL 2014

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