Operator/Buyer Registration Information

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The online Convention registration form includes a link to the hotel reservation system allowing you to register for the Convention and book your hotel accommodations at the same time. Hotel information (and a direct link) are also available on the Hotel Reservation tab (top left of this page).

Early Bird Rates - You can save 15% by registering before the Early Bird deadline - August 31, 2016

Discounts for additional Buyers! See details below.

On this page you will find complete registration information including costs, discounts and policies. After reviewing all information, use the 'Register Now' button to complete your online Convention registration.

Note - only FDFA Members with 2016 memberships dues paid in full may register at this time.

Convention Payment methods: 
Online you can pay securely via Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You will also have the option to pay off-line by cheque or EFT.  

Please review the information below prior to registering.
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Cancellations:

  • Cancellations received before October 15th/2016 will be refunded less a $115 cancellation processing fee.
  • Cancellations received on or after October 15/2016,  will not be refunded.

Convention Directory - each registered delegate will receive a hard copy upon live registration at the Convention. If you have had a company contact change i.e. new business email or new company representative, please inform the FDFA head office at aboucher@fdfa.cabefore August 31, 2016.

Convention Agenda:

FDFA OPERATOR/BUYERS CATEGORY

FDFA Land Border Operators, Canadian Airport Duty Free buyers, American Duty Free Store buyers and their employees can register under this category.

Registration Process:

  1. The Primary Delegate completes the first registration form online and selects 'no' when asked if an individual from your organization has already registered.
  2. To register additional delegates, from the More Attendees page: select 'yes' I would like to register another attendee and repeat the process providing the contact information for the next delegate.
  3. Select 'yes' when asked if an individual from your organization has already registered.
  4. After you have registered all your delegates, select no more attendees and continue to the payment section.
  5. Note, the total discount is applied to the statement at the end of the registration process.

Operator/Buyer Registrations Include (rates below):

  • Welcome Reception
  • Breakfast & Lunches (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)
  • JTI Comedy and Live Music Night with Jeff Orson
  • Proximo Fun Night
  • Imperial Gala & Awards Evening
  • Hospitality Lounge

Operator Day Passes

Day Passes are only eligible for owner/operators of FDFA land border duty free stores and their employees.

All Day Passes include full access to the convention on the day of the individual day pass, including meals and events with the exception of the Imperial Gala. Day Pass registrants attending on Wednesday, November 16th, will not be permitted to attend the Imperial Gala unless they purchase a separate Gala ticket.

Early Bird Rates - You can save 15% by registering before the Early Bird deadline - August 31, 2016

NEW Operator/Buyer Registration Rates

Note - a $20 donation to the Missing Children Society of Canada is included with every registration

Early Bird Rates - until August 31st, 2016 (before tax)

  • Primary Operator: $740 CAD
  • *Additional Buyer: $555 CAD
  • *Third Buyer: $455
  • *All additional Buyers: $455
  • Buyer Day Pass: $200 CAD

September 1st - November 15th, 2016 (before tax)

  • Primary Operator: $850 CAD
  • *Additional Buyer: $640 CAD
  • *Third Buyer: $525
  • *All additional Buyers:$525
  • Day Pass: $250 CAD

*NOTE - the discounts will be deducted from the statement at the end of the registration process
Individual Event Tickets:

- Welcome Reception - $120 (plus tax)
- Proximo Fun Night - $75 (plus tax)
- Imperial Gala - $200 (plus tax)

Please email your request for individual tickets to Allison Boucher at aboucher@fdfa.ca


Hotel Reservations - when registering online and within your registration confirmation email, you will find a link for booking a hotel guest room, making your registration and accommodations a quick easy process. Please review your room options on Hotel Information page (top left navigation)


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Important Dates:

  • Early Bird Deadline is August 31st, 2016
  • Convention registration cancellation deadline is October 15th, 2016
  • Hotel reservations deadline is October 11th, 2016

If you have questions or need assistance registering contact Allison Boucher at aboucher@fdfa.ca or 613-688-9788