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The 2018 Annual General Meeting
of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Join us September 22 – 24, 2018 in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Flight, Hotel & Auto Rental Codes

When you’re booking travel, hotel or vehicle rental for this event don’t forget that we’ve negotiated special rates for you!  You’ll find all the information you need below.

Conference Fees

  • Very Early Bird Rate from May 1 to July 3: $580 + 13% HST
  • Early Bird Rate from July 4 to 31: $625 + 13% HST
  • Regular Rate: $700 + 13% HST
  • Spousal Rate: $400 + 13% HST (includes all meals, spousal program and gala dinner)

Agenda-at-a-Glance

September 22-24 | Valhalla Inn | Thunder Bay, ON

Friday, September 21
12 p.m.-7 p.m. Registration & Information

Saturday, September 22
6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Registration & Information
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch & Learn | Trends Affecting Chambers & Member-based Associations
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Provincial & Territorial Caucus Meetings
5:30 p.m. Local Evening at Marina Park: To the Lake!

Sunday, September 23
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration & Information
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast with Keynote (Federal Minister Invited)
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chamber Expo
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Business/Professional Development Session | Regulations and Policies
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Annual Meeting
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Excellence Partners Luncheon | Future of Work
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Policy Resolution Debates
7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Gala Dinner with Entertainment at Fort William Historical Park

Monday, September 24
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Registration & Information
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Panel Discussion | The Impact of Online Communities on the Membership Model
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Business/Professional Development Session | Borderless Businesses and Chambers of Commerce
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Policy Resolution Debates
1:30 p.m. Boxed Lunch

Updated April 18 | Subject to change without notice

The 2018 Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM and Convention brings together over 320 chamber of commerce executives and community business leaders to discuss the economic and political issues that affect the prosperity of Canadian business, enabling member chambers to become more relevant and successful advocates for their communities.

It is also the opportunity for chambers of commerce to present their member businesses’ key concerns to our cross-country network. The resolutions that we will adopt to suggest ways to foster a stronger economic environment for business will be presented to the federal government and shape our public policy objectives for the upcoming year.

Looking for more information on the agenda or the event?  Visit the Canadian Chamber website.

Getting Here

Air Canada – the AGM’s official airline

To obtain a discount on your travel with Air Canada, access aircanada.com and enter the promotion code, 84AJWP71, in the search pane.

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Thunder Bay, YQT (ON)
  • The travel period begins Thursday, September 13, 2018 and ends Monday, October 1, 2018.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings.

WestJet

To obtain a discount on your travel with WestJet, access https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/book-trip/flight and enter the coupon code EAA02A6 or book through your travel agent using promo code YQT02.

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Thunder Bay, YQT (ON)
  • The travel period begins Thursday, September 13, 2018 and ends Monday, October 1, 2018.

Delegate Accommodations

Accessible, connected, comfortable and convenient.

With their uber-convenient locations next to the Thunder Bay International Airport at the quieter end of a bustling business district, our host hotels offer comfort, top-notch service and easy access to all major highways that will take you anywhere you need to be within the city.

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Conference Hotel: Valhalla Inn

Most of the conference agenda activities will be held at the Valhalla Inn, a full service hotel featuring

– 264 Guestrooms & Suites
– 2 Full-Service Restaurants & Lounge
– Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Sauna and Fitness Area
– 15 Meeting/Banquet Rooms

Learn more on the hotel website: www.valhallainn.com

Rate: $135 + 13% HST, includes complimentary WIFI and parking

Please book your room on or before Aug. 31. To reserve, please call 1 (800) 964-1121 and quote booking number 180920CHAM. A credit card is required to guarantee all reservations.

Secondary Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton offers a quiet space away from the main group, a few minutes’ walk across the parking lot from the conference hotel.

– Indoor pool, fitness center and business center
– Free hot breakfast
– Clean and fresh Hampton bed®
– Free WiFi in every room

Learn more on the Hampton website.

Rate: $149 + 13% HST, includes complimentary WIFI and parking as well as a complimentary shuttle to the airport.
Please book your room on or before July 31. To reserve, please call (807) 577-5000 and quote the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s room block.

Tertiary Hotel: Victoria Inn & Conference Centre

The Victoria Inn & Conference Centre is located 1km along Arthur Street from the Valhalla Inn.

– Free Wi-Fi
– Free breakfast
– Free parking
– Indoor Pool

Learn more on the Victoria Inn website.

Rate: $150 + 13% HST, includes complimentary WIFI and parking

Please book your room on or before Aug. 31. To reserve, please call 1 (800) 387-3331 and quote room block number 505675.

Car Rentals

National Car Rental has offered exclusive rates for this event!  To book a vehicle, give your sales rep the promo code CCCAGM18.

Call toll-free: 1-800-316-4278
Email:  Kathy.Randle@nationalcar.com

Rates do not include taxes or applicable fees. Loss Damage Waiver available – ask your rep.

National Car Rental: Thursday 20th through Monday 24th

  • Mid Size Car       $12.50 per day
  • Full Size Car        $17.50 per day
  • Mini Van              $35.50 per day
  • 5 pass SUV          $35.50 per day
  • 7 pass SUV          $45.50 per day

National Car Rental: Weekly Rates

  • Mid Size Car       $150.00 per week 1400km free and extra days $30.00 with 200km free
  • Full Size Car        $175.00 per week 1400km free and extra days $35.00 with 200km free
  • Mini Van              $213.00 per week 1400km free and extra days $35.50 with 200km free
  • 5 pass SUV          $213.00 per week 1400km free and extra days $35.50 with 200km free
  • 7 pass SUV          $273.00 per week 1400km free and extra days $45.50 with 200km free

Companion Activities

We’re very pleased to invite you to participate in a selection of fun activities during your stay in Thunder Bay!  Join us and find yourself exploring amazing tastes of place, stunning views, local history, our glorious outdoors and great Northern shopping experiences.

Please register via the links below by August 31 to participate.  Download a printable PDF with all the information here.

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Saturday September 22: Let's Go to Market!

10am – 1:30pm  |  Join us for a lively visit to our Farmers Market this morning and enjoy our local flavour ! From there we will venture to our Waterfront shopping district, followed by a visit to the Terry Fox Memorial, Hillcrest park, and various points of interest along the way.

Register now.

Monday, Sept 24: The View From Here

9am – 11:30am  |  Let’s go for a scenic drive to the top of Mount McKay where you’ll take in a magnificent view of Thunder Bay and Lake Superior in all its fall splendour. We’ll also visit Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, the first farm in Ontario to produce Gouda cheese, and stop at local chocolatier Chocolate Cow for some chocolate covered salted caramels.

Register now.

Sunday September 23: A Movable Feast

9am – 2:15pm  |  Start your day with a guided culinary tour of the historical Bay & Algoma neighbourhood featuring delicious tastings from local chefs and a walk through historical areas with stops at some of Thunder Bay’s most beautiful views. Then drive 35 minutes to Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park for a guided walk around the Niagara of the North and a catered picnic lunch.

Register now.

PLUS - September 16 - 26: 9 and Dine at Fort William Golf & Country Club

Enjoy 9 holes of golf on one of Thunder Bay’s most scenic courses with a $20 voucher for the restaurant for only $49 per person plus tax. Book by phone at (807) 475-8925 using code CCCAGM18.

Dining Out

Thunder Bay has an abundance of restaurants offering a wide range in choice in both style and price range. From hot spot bars, grilles and restaurants – from neighbourhood pubs to fine dining bistros, Thunder Bay will please your palate!  Visit the links below and get connected to Thunder Bay Tourism’s listings.

Extend Your Stay in Thunder Bay for . . .

Gateway to the Northwest

The Gateway to Northwest Ontario and the 150,000 lakes and rivers in the area, Thunder Bay is where the most epic outdoor adventures begin. Climb to one of the highest points in the province, sail in the world’s largest freshwater lake, explore historic sites and indulge in culinary delights – and that’s just day one!

World-Class Attractions

Step back in time at Fort William Historical Park. Explore scenic views and natural wonders throughout the city. Have year-round family fun, from ship watching to sailing, splashing to skating, food to art and even a museum ship at Prince Arthur’s Landing. Visit the iconic Terry Fox Monument and Visitor Centre on Highway 11/17.

Taste Thunder Bay

The Thunder Bay food scene has exploded in recent years. Explore unique northern flavours as you indulge yourself at local eateries; meet local producers at a farmers’ market or see where your food is produced at a fun farm tour!

One-day Itineraries

Looking for a way to pass a day with us?  Two days?  Three? Check out these one-day itineraries for some inspiration.

Thunder Bay Experience Guide

The Thunder Bay Experience Guide is an annual publication highlighting all of the many things to see, do and experience in Thunder Bay. Order a free printed copy of the 2018 Guide or download the online version.

Tourism Business Directory

Our business directory will help you explore the many things to do in the city. Search by keyword or category and find exactly what you’re looking for.

 

Attractions & Culture

Whether you’re up in the sky on an aerial tour over the city or getting down to earth on a local farm tour, Thunder Bay has exciting experiences for everyone….

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The Glorious Outdoors

There’s a reason more and more avid outdoor enthusiasts choose to start and end their trophy outdoor experience in Thunder Bay. Let’s just say, it’s in our Nature…

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Shop Thunder Bay

Discover souvenirs, amethyst, handcrafted pottery and giftware, get captivated by First Nations art and check out the fashions in some of our smaller shops…

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Entertainment & Nightlife

Thunder Bay will spark your imagination! Your days and nights can be filled with captivating entertainment – whether you’re enjoying live music, blockbuster movies or the excitement of gaming…

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Where in the World is Thunder Bay?

Situated in the heart of Canada, Thunder Bay is the largest community on Lake Superior. Home to over 120,000 inhabitants, it is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario. We value our high quality of life and promote a clean, green, beautiful and healthy community that provides economic opportunity, respects diversity and provides affordable and safe neighbourhoods that are accessible to all.

A Regional Business Hub

Thunder Bay is a vibrant and growing community and is the region’s commercial, administrative and medical hub. From trees to transportation to the new frontier for research, health and life sciences, the community stands for hard work and innovation.

A Dynamic Natural Wonderland

Thunder Bay is a four-season outdoor paradise and is one of the most dynamic “Cultural Capitals of Canada”. Residents and visitors of Thunder Bay enjoy the harmony of a city rich in wide-open green spaces, parks and wilderness – and a major centre for visual and performing arts and culture. Thunder Bay is the gateway to Northwestern Ontario and to some of the most exotic year-round experiences on earth. Feed your appetite for adventure in one of Canada’s Best Outdoor Cities.

Learn more about Thunder Bay at visitthunderbay.com.

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