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Section 3: Exhibitor quick reference

This section provides general information including show location, contact information for Show Management and show service providers. This section also includes an Exhibitor checklist noting deadlines and a Convention program overview.

Show information

Show name

PDAC 2017 International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange

Show location

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building
Level 800, Halls D, E, F & G
222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6
Canada
(T) 416 585 8000
(F) 416 585 8224

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building
Level 300, Hall C
255 Front St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6
(T) 416 585 8000
(F) 416 585 8224 

Contact information - Exhibit inquires

Exhibit Management (All queries pertaining to the Trade Show, Investors Exchange, exhibit sales and onsite management)
Shelley Stienstra
(T) 647 362 8442 or 866 939 6468
(E) [email protected]  

Exhibitor Registration (All queries pertaining to Exhibitor Staff Passes)
PDAC Registration Department
(T) 647 362 8442 or 866 939 6468
(E) [email protected]

Convention & Show Management
Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
135 King St E
Toronto, ON, M5C 1G6, Canada
(T) 416 362 1969
(F) 416 362 0101
(E) [email protected] 
(W) www.pdac.ca/convention

PDAC Convention Staff
Alison Abbott Franklin, Event Specialist, Convention
Chloe Arbutina, Coordinator, Convention Exhibits
Sherry Dickert, Manager, Convention Sponsorship & Marketing Program
Sandra Francescon, Manager, Convention Exhibits & Operations
Christina Goncalves Toste, Manager, Convention Sponsorship & Partnership
Development
Lynda Joyet, Senior Manager, Convention Events & Sponsorship
Sarah Nazar, Coordinator, Convention Events & Sponsorship
Nicole Sampson, Director, Convention

Exhibitor Schedule / Registration

Move-in

Friday, March 3, 2017 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 8:00 am – 6:00 pm*

*If you are on the show floor at 6:00 pm, you may remain until 8:00 pm. No entry or re-entry after 6:00 pm.

(Please refer to the move-in schedules in Section 5 for specific move-in times)

NEW for 2017: Show hours

Sunday, March 5, 2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, March 6, 2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Move-out

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm

Exhibitor Staff Pass pick up
South Building: Level 600
North Building: Level 300

Friday, March 3, 2017 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday, March 6, 2017 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 7:00 am – 12:00 noon

Exhibit checklist & deadlines

To save money, ensure availability and avoid last-minute disappointment, place all orders for services and furnishings early. Last-minute or onsite orders are subject to increased charges. Copies of the forms are also available at www.pdac.ca/convention

When Deadline
Returned to Order Forms to Return Section
Prior to show Air Transportation Section 7
Prior to show Cartage/Material Handling Section 6
Prior to show Computer Rental Section 6
Prior to show Customs Section 7
Prior to show Electrical Safety Authority Section 4
Prior to show Ground Transportation Section 7
Prior to show Insurance Application Section 4
Prior to show Printing, on-demand (call to schedule) Section 6
Prior to show Sample Food/Beverage Distribution Authorization Section 6
Jan 26, 2017 Floor plan approval Section 4
Feb 3, 2017 Fire Safety Reply Section 4
Feb 10, 2017 Furnishings Section 6
Feb 10, 2017 Carpet Section 6
Feb 10, 2017 Accessories Section 6
Feb 10, 2017 Labour Section 6
Feb 10, 2017 Plant Rental Section 6
Feb 10, 2017 GEM Display Rental & Accessories Section 6
Feb 10, 2017 GEM Show Special Section 6
Feb 10, 2017 Sign Production Section 6
Feb 10, 2017 Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor Form Section 6
Feb 10, 2017 Material Handling Section 6
Feb 16, 2017 Booth Cleaning/Janitorial Service Section 6
Feb 16, 2017 Parking Pass Section 6
Feb 16, 2017 Telecommunications – High-Speed Internet Access Section 6
Feb 16, 2017 Audio Visual Section 6
Feb 16, 2017 Sign/Banner Hanging Section 6
Feb 16, 2017 Electrical Service & Lighting Section 6
Feb 16, 2017 Wireless Networking Section 6
Feb 16, 2017 Utilities (Contact Showtech) Section 6
Feb 16, 2017 Lead Retrieval Section 6
Feb 16, 2017 Security Section 6
Feb 24, 2017 Advanced Warehousing Section 7
March 2, 2017 Exhibitor Staff Passes prior to 11:59pm EST Section 6

Show service providers - Contact information

Service Key Contact

Air Transportation

Michele Odhoch, Account Executive
Mendelssohn Commerce
825B-222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, ON, M5V 3L9 Canada
(T) 905 673 5445 Toll: 800-665 4628
(F) 416 591 8589 Cell: 647 272 1506
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.mend.com

Audio Visual Equipment

 

Gene Hondzio
AV-CANADA Inc.
2-1655 The Queensway E
Mississauga, ON, L4X 2Z5 Canada
(T) 905 566 5500 ext. 226
(F) 905 566 5511
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.av-canada.com

Computer Rental

Imran Ahmed
D.E. Systems Ltd.
22-6355 Kennedy Rd
Mississauga, ON, L5T 2L5 Canada
(T) 905 696 0092 Toll: 888 427 1166
(F) 905 696 0322
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.desystems.com

Custom Brokers (Domestic & International)

  • Special show shipments
  • Cross border shipments
  • Exhibitors’ bonded shipment

Heather James, Manager, National Operations
Mendelssohn Commerce
825B-222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, ON, M5V 3L9 Canada
(T) 905 673 5445 Toll: 800 665 4628
(F) 416 591 8589 Cell: 416 561 7779
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.mend.com

Electrical Services

  • Lighting
  • Power
  • Sign and banner hanging

Jennifer Uyeda
SHOWTECH POWER & LIGHTING
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6 Canada
(T) 905 283 0601 or 416 585 8109
(F) 416 585 8255
(E) juyeda@showtech.ca
(W) www.showtech.ca

Facility

  • Special requirements for the MTCC

Julianne Castanheiro
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6 Canada
(T) 416 585 8128
(F) 416 585 8224
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.mtccc.com

Facility Utilities

  • Booth cleaning
  • Parking passes

 

Exhibitor Services
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6 Canada
(T) 416 585 8387
(F) 416 585 8388
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.mtccc.com

Food & Beverage

  • Catering
  • Sample distribution

Catering
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6 Canada
(T) 416 585-8144
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.mtccc.com

Ground Transportation

  • Ground trucking
  • Advance warehouse

 

Mario Mendes
GES – Global Experience Specialists
5675 McLaughlin Rd
Mississauga, ON, L5R 3K5 Canada
(T) 905 283 0500 or 1 877 437 4247, ext. 553
(F) 905 283 0501
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.gesexpo.ca

Insurance

 

John Argyropoulos
Brokers Trust Insurance Group Inc.
2780, Hwy 7, Ste. 103
Concord, ON, L4K 3R9 Canada
(T) 905 695 2971 ext. 105
(F) 1 866 296 4199
(E) [email protected]

Lead Retrieval

 

 

 

 

Printing, Design and Promotional Items

Sundip Oza
MicroSpec Systems Inc.
3 - 260 Edgeley Blvd
Vaughan, ON, L4K 3Y4 Canada
(T) 888 780 9825 / 416 780 9825, ext. 208
(F) 888 780 0663 / 416 780 0290
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.microspec.com

Joshua Benezrah
Printbrain
1040-67 Yonge St
Toronto, ON, M5E 1J8 Canada
(T) 416 304 1600 ext. 101 / 416 305 3302
(F) 416 304 1659 Toll: 877 504 1611
(E) [email protected] & promobrain.ca
(W) www.printbrain.ca & www.promobrain.ca

Security

Treena Didine
Tone-Gar Security Services Inc.
645 Westmount Rd Unit 14
Missisauga, ON, L4V 1E8 Canada
(T) 416 885 1946 Toll: 888 225 2278
(F) 519 746 9049
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.tone-gar.com

Show Service Contractor

  • Furnishings
  • Carpet & underpadding
  • Exhibit rentals & accessories
  • Signs
  • Plants
  • Installation & dismantling labour
  • Material handling services

Exhibitor Services Department
GES – Global Experience Specialists
5675 McLaughlin Rd
Mississauga, ON, L5R 3K5 Canada
(T) 905 283 0500
(F) 905 283 0501
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.gesexpo.ca

Telecommunications

  • Telephone lines
  • Internet access

Telecommunications Department
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6 Canada
(T) 416 585 3596
(F) 416 585 8275
(E) tele[email protected]
(W) www.mtccc.com

Convention program overview

*schedule is subject to change

Friday, March 3, 2017
       7:00 am to   6:00 pm Exhibitor & Attendee Registration
  8:00 am to   8:00 pm Exhibitor move-in
  8:00 am to   5:00 pm Short Courses
Saturday, March 4, 2017
  7:00 am to   6:00 pm Exhibitor & Attendee Registration
  8:00 am to   6:00 pm Exhibitor move-in
  8:00 am to   5:00 pm Short Courses
Sunday, March 5, 2017
  7:00 am to   5:00 pm Exhibitor & Attendee Registration
  9:00 am to   5:00 pm Letter Writer Presentations for Investors
 10:00 am to   5:00 pm Core Shack Session A
 10:00 am to   5:00 pm Trade Show and Investors Exchange open
  1:00 pm to   5:00 pm Technical Program
  4:00 pm to   6:00 pm Opening Day Reception (Trade Show North)
Monday, March 6, 2017
   7:00 am to   5:00 pm Exhibitor & Attendee Registration
   8:30 am to   9:15 am Official Opening Ceremonies
   9:00 am to  12:00 noon Technical Program
   10:00 am  to    5:00  pm   Core Shack Session A
 10:00 am to   5:00 pm Trade Show and Investors Exchange open
 10:00 am to   5:00 pm Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
 12:00 noon to   2:00 pm Mineral Outlook Luncheon and Guest Speaker
  2:00 pm to   4:30 pm Technical Program
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  7:00 am to   5:00 pm Exhibitor & Attendee Registration
  9:00 am to 12:00 noon Technical Program
10:00 am to  5:00 pm Core Shack Session B
10:00 am to   5:00 pm Trade Show and Investors Exchange open
10:00 am to   5:00 pm Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors
11:30 am to   1:30 pm Student-Industry Networking Luncheon
  2:00 pm to   4:30 pm Technical Program
  6:00 pm to 12:00 am Awards Gala
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
  7:00 am to 12:00 noon Exhibitor & Attendee Registration
  9:00 am to 12:00 noon Technical Program
10:00 am to 12:00 noon Core Shack Session B
10:00 am to 12:00 noon Trade Show and Investors Exchange open
12:00 noon to 10:00 pm Exhibitor booth dismantling and move-out
  8:00 am to 12:00 am Grand Finale! (Fairmont Royal York)
             
Schedule is subject to change. For up-to-the-minute details, visit the PDAC website at www.pdac.ca/convention.

Hotel accommodation

For the most current information regarding hotel availability, visit http://www.pdac.ca/convention/attendee-info/hotels. Reserve directly with your hotel of choice as soon as possible. When making your reservation, indicate that you will be attending the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s 2017 Convention.

Important notice

Please note that there are companies who have been soliciting our participants offering to book hotel rooms on their behalf. PDAC has no arrangement with these organizations and we recommend you book directly with your hotel of choice.

These companies are:

  • BME-Global
  • Convention Expo Travel/Canadian Expo Guide
  • Convention Housing Services (CHS)
  • Exhibition Housing Services
  • Global Housing Management (GHM Travel)
  • National Travel Associates LLC