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Exhibits / Exhibitor Manual - Trade Show & Investors Exchange / 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 2018 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 ext. 2 or 1 866 939 6468 ext. 2
(E) [email protected]  

Exhibitor Registration (All queries pertaining to Exhibitor Staff Passes)
PDAC Registration Department
(T) 647 362 8442 ext. 1 or 1 866 939 6468 ext. 1
(F) 647 362 5791
(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, Trade Show & Mining Marketplace
Zoe Bell, Coordinator, Convention Presentations
Kimberly Charters, Coordinator, Convention Exhibits, Investors Exchange
Sherry Dickert, Manager, Convention Sponsorship & Marketing Program
Christina Goncalves Toste, Manager, Convention Sponsorship & Partnership Development
Lynda Joyet, Senior Manager, Convention Events & Sponsorship
Elena Mazur, Marketing Consultant
Sarah Nazar, Senior Coordinator, Convention Events & Sponsorship
Jessica Provencher, Convention Assistant
Nicole Sampson, Director, Convention
Jodi Spivak, Event Specialist

Exhibitor Schedule / Registration

Move-in

Friday, March 2, 2018                                      8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018 8:00 am – 6:00 pm*

*If you are already 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)

Show Hours

Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:00 am –  5:00 pm
Monday, March 5, 2018                                 
10:00 am –  5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 10:00 am –  5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:00 am – 12:00 noon


Move-out
Wednesday, March 7, 2018                           12:00 noon – 10:00 pm


Exhibitor Staff Pass pick up

South Building: Level 600

North Building: Level 300

Friday, March 2, 2018   7:00 am –   6:00 pm  
Saturday, March 3, 2018               7:00 am –   6:00 pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018                                  7:00 am –   5:00 pm 
Monday, March 5, 2018 
7:00 am –   5:00 pm 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018  7:00 am –   5:00 pm 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 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, 2018 Floor plan approval Section 4
Feb 2, 2018 Fire Safety Reply Section 4
Feb 9, 2018 Furnishings Section 6
Feb 9, 2018 Carpet Section 6
Feb 9, 2018 Accessories Section 6
Feb 9, 2018 Labour Section 6
Feb 9, 2018 Plant Rental Section 6
Feb 9, 2018 GEM Display Rental & Accessories Section 6
Feb 9, 2018 GEM Show Special Section 6
Feb 9, 2018 Sign Production Section 6
Feb 9, 2018 Exhibitor-Appointed Contractor Form Section 6
Feb 9, 2018 Material Handling Section 6

Feb 12, 2018 Audio Visual Section 6
Feb 16, 2018 Booth Cleaning/Janitorial Service Section 6
Feb 16, 2018 Parking Pass Section 6
Feb 16, 2018 Telecommunications – High-Speed Internet Access Section 6
Feb 16, 2018 Sign/Banner Hanging Section 6
Feb 16, 2018 Electrical Service & Lighting Section 6
Feb 16, 2018 Wireless Networking Section 6
Feb 16, 2018 Utilities (Contact Showtech) Section 6
Feb 16, 2018 Lead Retrieval Section 6
Feb 16, 2018 Security Section 6
Feb 22, 2018 Advanced Warehousing Section 7
March 1, 2018 Online access to Exhibitor Staff registration will be available throughout the conference Section 6
March 1, 2018 Exhibitor Staff Passes prior to 11:59pm EST Section 6

Show service providers - Contact information

Service Key Contact

Air Transportation

Michele Odhoch
North American Logistics Services Inc.
255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6, Canada
(T) 416 585 8227  Cell: 647 272 1506
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.nalsi.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.
8-215 Traders Blvd. E
Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3K5 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       
North American Logistics Services Inc.
255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6, Canada
(T) 416 585 8227
Cell: 416 561 7779
(E) [email protected]
(W) www.nalsi.com

Electrical Services

  • Lighting
  • Power
  • Sign and banner hanging

Lorna Reid
SHOWTECH POWER & LIGHTING
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W
Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6 Canada
(T) 416 585 8109            
(F) 416 585 8255
(E) [email protected]
(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 2, 2018
     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 3, 2018
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 4, 2018
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
  10:30 am to 11:30  am Official Opening Ceremonies 
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Technical Program
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Opening Day Reception (Trade Show North)
Monday, March 5, 2018
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 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 6, 2018
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
9:00 am to 12:00 noon Core Shack Session B
9:00 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 pm 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 2018 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