The Frontier Duty Free Association’s Convention Social Events & Activities


The FDFA will be holding a Silent and Penny Auction during the Welcome Reception on Sunday, November 13th, with all proceeds going to the Missing Children’s Society Canada.  If you are interested in donating any products or services, please contact Allison Boucher at 613-688-9788 or Or download and print the Donation Form and fax to 613-701-4289.

MSCC-LOGO-RGBYour donations are appreciated!

Additionally, $20 from each Convention registration will be donated to Missing Children Society of Canada.


Event Tickets – If you are unsure your registration includes tickets, or, if would like to purchase additional tickets for an event, please email Allison Boucher at Tickets will also be available at the Convention Registration desk during the convention.

Ticket Prices (not including tax):

  • Welcome Reception – $120 CAD
  • Proximo Fun Night – $75 CAD
  • Imperial Gala Evening – $200 CAD

Welcome Reception  – Sunday, November 13th
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Brought to you by FDFA Supplier Members


Join your peers and colleagues at the FDFA’s cocktail reception for the convention’s opening event. You will enjoy appetizers and cocktails while networking with duty free industry colleagues. Once again, the popular charity auctions will be part of this event. All Operator and Supplier suite registrations include a ticket to the Welcome Reception. Additional tickets can be purchased at the registration desk at the convention.

Dress: Business

JTI Comedy & Live Music Night – featuring Jeff Orson – Monday, November 14th
8:00pm – 11:00pm – Brought to you by JTI-Macdonald


New this Year! JTI is pleased to be hosting an evening of entertainment at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern. This event will open with a popular Canadian comedian and a special performance by Jeff Orson. Be sure to arrive on time, grab a drink before the comedian takes the stage at 8:30 sharp.

Dress: Casual

proximoProximo Spirits Fun Night – Tuesday, November 15th
7:00-10:00pm – Brought to you by Proximo Spirits Canada


Proximo Spirits is the official sponsor of this year’s Fun Night taking place at Pacific Junction. Don’t miss this casual event which promises an evening of Fun;  relax with colleagues while experiencing good food and Proximo Spirits’ signature cocktails.

Dress: Casual

Imperial Gala & Awards Dinner – Wednesday, November 16th
King Ballroom: Cocktails 6:00pm, Dinner & Awards 7:00pm

The 2016 closing Gala brought to you by the Imperial Tobacco Company. The FDFA Convention Committee and Imperial Tobacco Company are planning a spectacular evening, Wednesday, November 16th, where you will be treated to opening cocktails, professional portraits, a fabulous dinner and the 2016 Gold Standard Awards.  Don’t miss this closing night as the Imperial Gala promises to be a wonderful event to close out this year’s convention.

Dress: Business Formal

FDFA Hospitality Lounge – Wednesday, November 16th
Festival Room (9th floor) – Brought to you by FDFA Supplier Members

Registered delegates are invited to unwind after a busy day of meetings and enjoy beverages brought to you by FDFA liquor supplier members. This will be the final event, so be sure to expect dancing, laughing and a great party to celebrate this year’s event

Dress: Casual

Private Dinners – We are respectfully requesting that our Supplier Members organize client dinners and/or evening meetings that do NOT conflict with the FDFA organized convention events. If a supplier member is hosting a dinner, for example, please ensure that this is timed in a manner that allows your client to enjoy a convention event in full and/or be back in time for the start of each of the FDFA evening events.