The countdown is on!


SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2017
MONTREAL, QUEBEC
PALAIS DES CONGRÈS

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THE CANADIAN EVENT Our National Convention & Buying Show


This 3-day event brings together independent retailer members, vendor-partners and industry leaders from across the country - in the furniture, appliance, bedding, connected home, consumer electronics, photography, floor covering, outdoor cooking, outdoor power and service industries - for an impressive buying show, inspiring retail conferences, relevant business education courses, and valuable networking opportunities.


An event unmatched for:

  • “Cash Back” savings and show specials.
  • New product exhibits and vendor training sessions.
  • Educational sessions from industry authorities.
  • Best-in class Keynote Speaker, informative conferences, round table discussions.
  • First-rate member service offerings.
  • Exclusive marketing & merchandising solutions.
  • Opportunities to connect with industry experts, major vendors and retailers in similar industries.

Join us to see how you can maximize your company’s impact in your marketplace and empower yourselves with the right tools to grow your business! Registration coming soon!

2016 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS


VENDOR INFORMATION

The Buying Show will take place at Palais des congrès located at 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Place, Montreal, QC H2Z 1H5.

Show Hours:

Monday, Sept. 25th, 9:30am – 6pm

Tuesday, Sept. 26th, 9:30am – 3pm

 

Installation: Sun. Sept. 24th 7am – 8pm

Dismantling: Tues. Sept. 26th 3pm – 11:59pm

 

Booth Rental Space:

The minimum space requirement for Booth rental is 100 sq. ft. Larger spaces are available in the following sizes: 200, 300, 400, 600 or 800 square feet. Booths will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, please contact our vendor show coordinator Johanne Brin:

Telephone: 514-906-6095 or 1-877-226-8739 ext. 6095

Email: johanne.brin@cantrex.com or primetime@cantrex.com

Sponsorship:

For more information on sponsorship opportunities at our Cantrex PrimeTime event, please contact Davide Pecora:

Telephone: 514-906-6088 or 1-877-226-8739 ext. 6088

Email: davide.pecora@cantrex.com or primetime@cantrex.com

Vendor Product Training:

Our event will offer a platform for vendors to give product training throughout the two-day buying show. Should you be interested in taking advantage of this hands-on opportunity, please contact us at primetime@cantrex.com.

Increase your volume


Increase your business volume through the independent retail channel

Promote and sell


Promote & sell products with Cash Back Now and Show Special offers

Product training


Help independents sell your products better through product training

Increase brand visibility


Increase brand visibility to independent retailers across Canada

Strengthen partnerships


Strengthen existing partnerships and build new relationships

Program Schedule

Le Westin Hotel

Registration & Information Desk Open

Le Westin Hotel

Convention Welcome, Executive Address and Cantrex Special Announcement.

Le Westin Hotel

Convention Lunch

Le Westin Hotel

Convention: Business Team Presentations & Opportunities – programs, services, what’s new…

Le Westin Hotel

Convention Keynote Address: Jason Dorsey, Millenials & Gen Z Researcher & Speaker

Le Westin Hotel

Cantrex PrimeTime Kickoff.

Le Westin Hotel

Member Breakfast.

Palais des congrès

Registration & Information Desk Open

Le Westin Hotel

Cantrex Learning Academy - English.

Cantrex Learning Academy - French.

Le Westin Hotel

Cantrex Learning Academy - English.

Cantrex Learning Academy - French.

Palais des congrès

Buying Show.

Palais des congrès

Lunch.

Palais des congrès

Member Round Table Lunch – English.

Member Round Table Lunch – French

Le Westin Hotel

Member Breakfast.

Le Westin Hotel

Cantrex Learning Academy - English.

Cantrex Learning Academy - French.

Palais des congrès

Registration & Information Desk Open

Le Westin Hotel

Cantrex Learning Academy - English.

Cantrex Learning Academy - French.

Palais des congrès

Buying Show.

Palais des congrès

Lunch.

Palais des congrès

Member Round Table Lunch – English

Member Round Table Lunch – French

Keynote Speaker

Jason Dorsey

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer,
The Center for Generational Kinetics

Jason Dorsey is the leading Millennials and Gen Z researcher and speaker. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, and over 100 more TV interviews. His passion is solving tough generational challenges for organizations and leaders.

Acclaimed Speaker

Jason has received over 1,000 standing ovations from audiences as large as 16,000. He brings a new approach to generations based on his breakthrough research. He’s funny, too. Just ask his mom.

A key takeaway: Generations are not a box, but powerful clues that drive measurable results. More sales. Better leaders. Faster innovation.

Bestselling Author

Jason wrote this first bestselling book at age 18. His newest bestseller is Y-Size Your Business which solves the biggest challenges within a multi-generational workforce.

Millennials Researcher

Jason is Chief Strategy Officer at The Center for Generational Kinetics. He leads research for companies and organizations around the world. The diversity of his clients allows him to uncover trends early so you stay ahead of the curve.

Proven Results

Jason won the Austin Under 40 Entrepreneur of the Year Award at age 25—one of the youngest winners ever. He now serves as a board member for venture-backed and emerging technology companies.

Watch Jason dispel some of the biggest Millennial myths at JasonDorsey.com.

2016 Photo Gallery


HOTEL

Le Westin Montreal

Cantrex Nationwide has selected Le Westin Montreal as the host hotel for our event this year. Le Westin hotel places you in the centre of everything that Montreal has to offer and is conveniently located across the street from the Palais des congrès where our buying show will take place.

The hotel is situated in Old Montreal, an exceptional historic city center, still bustling with life! Old Montreal is the oldest area in the city, with a few remains dating back to New France. A short walk brings you to the picturesque neighbourhood and offers an abundance of bistros, clubs and every kind of restaurant imaginable on the nearby streets of Notre Dame, Saint-Antoine, Saint Jacques and by the waterfront.

Cantrex Nationwide has negotiated a reduced group rate at Le Westin for our attendees. To benefit from our group rate, all rooms must be booked via our reservation link . Space is limited, so rooms will be reserved on a first come, first-served basis.

Underground parking is available at the hotel as well as at the Palais des congrès.


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TRANSPORTATION

By Air

Attendees flying into Montréal will arrive at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), from which it will take 25-45 minutes to get to the hotel by bus, taxi, or private car.

A taxi ride from Pierre-Elliott Trudeau (YUL) airport will cost you a flat fee of $40. Taxis are located on the Arrivals level and are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

The most economical way to get to the hotel from the airport is the 747 bus line (public transport), which departs every 15 to 20 minutes, 24 hours a day. Transit time is 45-75 minutes. The bus will stop at the corner of René-Lévesque and Jeanne-Mance (stop #7), three blocks north of hotel (max. 10 minute walk). Fee: $10/per person, one way

If you prefer to rent a car, you will find all the leading car rental agencies within the Montréal-Trudeau airport.

By Railway

All VIA Rail trains arrive at Gare Centrale which is located approximately 1km from the hotel. Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

  • Taxi: The taxi stand is located at the exit near the ticket office. Travel time is about 5 minutes and should cost about $10.
  • Subway (Metro): Travel time is about 10 minutes and the fee is $3.25. From the Central Station, follow signs for Bonaventure metro station (located under Central Station). Take the Orange line towards Montmorency and disembark at Place-d'Armes (2nd stop). The hotel is located across the street and accessible by the underground tunnel.

By Intercity Coach Bus

The Montreal Bus terminal is connected to the Berri-UQAM subway station. To get to the hotel, catch the Orange line towards Côte-Vertu. stop at Place-d'Armes (2nd stop), and walk up to the Convention Centre. Follow signs for St-Antoine street; the hotel is across the street. Travel time is approximately 8 minutes and the fee is $3.25.

Local Public Transportation

Public transportation provides an easy and convenient way to get around in Montréal. Safe and clean, we recommend using this option to get about.

  • Subway (Metro): The hotel is conveniently linked to two Métro stops: Place-d'Armes and Square-Victoria, both on the Orange Line. The Place-d’Armes metro station can easily be reached via an underground tunnel from the hotel.

  • Bus: There are numerous bus stops around the hotel.

Visit www.stm.info for more information or a map.

Discover Montreal

Main Attractions

Near the Palais

In the heart of Montreal's great neighborhoods

A recipe for success

These attractions, combined with the Palais’ reputation and service excellence, are the reasons why Montréal remains America’s leading host city for international meetings.


A strategic location

Conveniently located in the heart of Montréal, the Palais des congrès is only a few steps away from the city’s most popular sectors, including the business district, Chinatown, Old Montréal, and the Quartier des spectacles. You can find myriad leisure activities to enjoy nearby, as well as boutiques, theatres, and museums to visit.

Old Montréal

A must-see historic area for sightseers

An impressive heritage

Centuries of history are on display in lovely Old Montréal. Located on the shore of the Saint Lawrence River and a few minutes from the Palais des congrès, this famous area is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Visitors are charmed by its vitality and year-round atmosphere of festivity.


Always something to see

Old Montréal is the perfect spot to start any sightseeing tour. From here you can visit magnificent Notre-Dame Basilica, stop for a bite to eat at Place Jacques-Cartier, and then head to the Pointe-à-Callière, a Museum of Archaeology and History built above the remains of the city’s first settlement. Later on, make sure to head into the Quays of the Old Port, where you’ll find a slew of activities for kids young and old!


An impressive heritage

http://www.vieux.montreal.qc.ca/eng/accueila.htm

Chinatown

Symbol of Montréal diversity

An historic area

Montréal’s Chinatown is one of the oldest Asian districts in North America, emerging in the second half of the 19th century. Famous for its lively atmosphere and amalgamation of Eastern cultures, its heart is located a few steps away from the Palais des congrès on St. Laurent and de La Gauchetière. A traditional arch called a paifang welcomes you to this lively area of the city.


A taste of Asia

Any trip to Chinatown isn’t complete without a stop in one of the many eateries offering an assortment of delicious cuisines. Get a taste of Montréal’s cultural diversity by perusing the area’s various food markets and shops where you can pick up some Asian flavour!


Chinatown

http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/blog/what-to-see/a-fun-tour-of-montreal-chinatown/
 

ACTIVITIES FOR MONTREAL’S 375TH ANNIVERSARY

Montreal is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year. For more information on the various events organized throughout the city,
please visit http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/

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