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Added October 16, 2014
For Immediate Release!
Niagara Falls Tourism And Regional Hospitality Partners To Host Canada’s Largest Association Conference and Tradeshow On October 29-31, 2014
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 (Niagara Falls, Canada) – Final preparations are on the way for what promises to be Niagara Falls’ most important event of 2014. The Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) Annual National Conference & Showcase comes to town on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and concludes on Friday, Oct. 31. The three-day event brings together hundreds of association executives and exhibitors from across Canada. Association executives are key for developing and producing successful events of all shapes and sizes throughout the country. Niagara Falls Tourism and its regional partners are aiming to enhance attendees’ discerning opinions on Niagara being a destination of choice for the Business Events industry.
The event is hosted by Niagara Falls Tourism, the official destination organization for Niagara Falls. “We are planning a number of pre- and post-conference tours specially designed to engage attendees during their stay,” says Vittoria Wikston, the organization’s Director of Business Development. “Many of this year’s attendees may have been to Niagara in the past but probably not in the past five years; or maybe not at all. This event will give us the opportunity to showcase our Business Events product development and enhancements.”
CSAE’s 2014 National Conference & Showcase is the latest in a line-up of major annual association conferences and tradeshows Niagara Falls has welcomed in the past two years. Both the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) held their annual conferences and tradeshows in 2013; this year’s CSAE event is by far the largest of its type and will complete the triad of Canadian national association events that define this sector.
Conference and tradeshow activities will take place over the course of three days at the Scotiabank Convention Centre and the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, and will include keynote speakers, comprehensive educational programs, exceptional networking opportunities and an interactive trade show featuring over 150 booths. “We’re prepared to offer a showcase experience beyond expectations” says Jeff Dixon, the Centre’s interim General Manager.”
“This will be a multi-property event unlike any other in the past,” says Jeremy Tyrrell, Director of Sales for the Scotiabank Convention Centre. “Along with our partners, we will have the opportunity to showcase the diversity and flexibility offered by Niagara Falls, and the kind of positive cooperation that exists between all regional partners.”
“We want all our attendees to learn and see for themselves how easy it is to business with Niagara,” adds Vittoria, and concludes by saying “This year’s CSAE Conference & Tradeshow will draw from a variety of event backdrops that will inspire a full sensory experience; that to date, is certain to be second to none.”
For more information on this year’s CSAE National Conference & Showcase, please visit: www.csae.com.
About Niagara Falls Tourism
Niagara Falls Tourism (Visitor and Convention Bureau) is the official tourism marketing organization of Niagara Falls, responsible for developing public and private sector programs that produce incremental visitor business and resulting economic development returns for the City, its Residents, the Business Community and the Niagara Destination at large.
About the Scotiabank Convention Centre
The Scotiabank Convention Centre, in Niagara Falls, Canada (SCCN) is the region’s largest meetings & events facility. Much more than any ordinary convention and meeting facility, the SCCN aims at becoming an innovator of the unconventional and a model of a new class of ‘green’ convention & meeting facilities committed to sustainability and community leadership. The SCCN opened its doors in April 2011, and since then has welcomed over half a million guests and visitors for meetings and events that draw from the magic of Niagara’s many natural wonders, its rich history, culinary delights, and year-round cultural activities.
For more information, please contact:
Vittoria Wikston, CMP
Director, Business Development
Niagara Falls Tourism
Manager, Marketing & Creative Services
Scotiabank Convention Centre