Social Events


The FDFA will be holding a Silent and Penny Auction during the Welcome Reception on Sunday, November 12th, 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.

Your donations are appreciated!

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

Event Tickets - If you are unsure if 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.    

  • Welcome Reception - $125 CAD
  • TFWA Welcome Lunch - $55 CAD
  • Hospitality Lounge - $25 CAD
  • Imperial Gala Evening - $210 CAD

Welcome Reception  - Sunday, November 12th
6:30pm - 8:30pm - Brought to you by FDFA Supplier Members

Join your peers and colleagues at the FDFA's opening cocktail reception. 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 convention registration desk.

Dress: Business

Tito's Handmade Vodka Premium Lounge - Monday, November 13th 
9:00pm - 12:00am

Registered delegates are invited to unwind after a busy day of meetings, relax with your duty free colleagues and enjoy premium cocktails brought to you by Tito's Handmade Vodka.  

Dress: Casual

Imperial Gala & Awards Dinner - Wednesday, November 15th 
Cocktails 6:00pm, Dinner & Awards 7:00pm

The 2017 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 15th, where you will be treated to opening cocktails, professional portraits, a fabulous dinner and the 2017 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 15th
10:30pm - 1:00am -  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 respectfully request that our Supplier Members organize any private 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.