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CKCA typically has 3 main events per year – a National Forum, and Regional Events. The national Forum has historically been held in January. Effective 2016, the NF will move to the end of April timeframe, and this meeting will now be held in Canada, and not in the US.

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National Forum // Quebec City

April 6 - April 9

What can you expect?
The National Forum provides 3 days of education and networking and is the premier conference for those engaged in the kitchen industry. Conference registration includes welcome reception and dinner, all sessions, panel discussions, manufacturers roundtable, plant tours, (transportation to and from tours included), and all other meals including our  themed Presidents Dinner! You’ll also hear from our suppliers on “What’s New” and be able to see them in person at our designated supplier reception!
We will announce the theme for the President’s Dinner in the fall of 2016 but costumes will be a must!

Our accommodations will be at the stunning Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac: Fairmont rooms are at a rate of $179 and Deluxe rooms are $189  – click here to book your room now!

For more than a century, Québec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has been the true-life castle of many people’s dreams…Everyone – young and old, music and film stars, sports personalities and political figures – enjoys discovering Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and delights in returning again and again. Such is the great history of more than one hundred years of gracious living in Le Château.

This heritage urban resort will seduce you with its breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the Old fortified City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In any one of its 611 guestrooms and suites, you’ll feel an elegant touch of historic Europe. Your experience at this landmark luxury hotel will guarantee you a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the most beautiful, and walkable, cities in the world.

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  1. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE!

SPONSOR FORM          SPONSOR BENEFITS

 

Sponsorship provides visibility to your organization, your unique products and services and to your staff. CKCA will open sponsorship opportunities for the National Forum in Early 2017.

We will also have a supplier showcase prior to the President’s Dinner which will allow a more targeted opportunity to showcase your products and services. Check back for more information.

CKCA Sponsors have visibility before, during and after the event in our newsletters, on our website, and onsite in verbal recognition, as well as speaking opportunities at the conference and with added signage for increased visibility.

Travel and Accommodations:

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE!

SPONSOR NOW         SPONSOR BENEFITS

 

Sponsorship provides visibility to your organization, your unique products and services and to your staff. CKCA will open sponsorship opportunities for the National Forum in Early 2017.

We will also have a supplier showcase prior to the President’s Dinner which will allow a more targeted opportunity to showcase your products and services. Check back for more information.

CKCA Sponsors have visibility before, during and after the event in our newsletters, on our website, and onsite in verbal recognition, as well as speaking opportunities at the conference and with added signage for increased visibility.

Travel and Accommodations:

Preliminary Program:

The National Forum provides programming from Thursday to Sunday. Our event begins with an afternoon welcome luncheon on Thursday followed by afternoon education sessions.

In 2017 we are thrilled to announce that we will hold our opening reception at the showrooms for Cabico one of CKCA’s member manufacturing companies.

We will have our usual tours, and programming will be designed to keep you educated and informed on our industry and best practices. We will also have supplier presentations to keep you up to date on new and innovative products and services.

Our Presidents’s Dinner on Saturday April 8 will be sure to add in a few surprises!

Our programming concludes on Sunday with a breakfast

Our next President's dinner will be a party not to be missed!