November 11 - 14 — Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto

Operator & Buyer Registration

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

Airport/Associate Members Day: Monday, November 11th has been allocated exclusively to airport and associate members to start their meetings.


Land Border Stores

The FDFA is implementing a New simplified operator registration format designed to maximize participation without all the individual registration costs. One fee per store for all your buyers -  4, 6 or more, for the same price. The fee structure considers business size, location and a concession for stores that have one buyer. The FDFA will provide detailed information and facilitate the registration through email.

Airport Operators and US Locations

The New simplified convenient registration format offers one fee per company, regardless of how many buyers you bring to the convention. You will have the flexibility to add additional buyer’s right up until the convention opens. A concession will be considered for smaller companies that have one buyer. The FDFA will send details via email.

If you have questions or want more information, contact Allison Gardner at

Registration Includes:

  • Operators' Meeting (Cdn land border only)
  • Opening Cocktail Event
  • Breakfast & Lunches (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
  • Central Hub Happy Hour
  • JTI Lounge
  • Imperial Gala & Awards Evening
  • Post-gala Lounge

Donation: a $20 donation included in each registration will go to the Missing Children Society of Canada

CANCELLATIONS: refunds will be permitted until October 21, 2019, but are subject to a $115 processing fee.


August 31, 2019 - Early-bird registration deadline (rates increase afterwards)

August 31, 2019 - FDFA Member Directory content deadline

October 8, 2019 - Hotel guestroom reservation deadline (rates may increase afterwards)


The FDFA has committed to a block of discounted hotel rooms for the convention. Reservations made outside this block, or, at another hotel, can increase FDFA costs due to penalties for not filling the block. To avoid increasing expense that may therefore result in increasing future registration fees, we respectfully request that all registered delegates stay at the King Edward Hotel within the FDFA block. Details can be found on the Hotel tab, on right side of the Convention home page (select 'back' top right side of this page), or reserve a room now using the tab below.



Contact the FDFA

Allison Gardner, Manager of Operations
Phone: 613-688-9788 x2
Fax: 613-701-4289