2013 Winter Function
December 3, 2013
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre   www.sheratonvancouver.com
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC (tel) 604-893-7163 

Registration is now closed. 

Registration Deadline Dates:
- November 15, 2013 for Marketplace Exhibit tables and Sponsorship registrations
- November 22, 2013 for Breakfast, Workshop/Market Update, and Dinner registrations 

Timeline/Function Rooms *all Function rooms in the NORTH Tower: 

07:30-08:15 Breakfast with the Board in Pavilion Ballroom A & B @$42 + GST

The idea of this event, is not only to get fuelled up for the busy day ahead, but to create an opportunity where members and Directors have the chance   for an open conversation.  If you have an idea on how we can improve ourselves, this might be the place and time to bounce off a few ideas. 

08:30-11:30 CITAP Workshop/Market Update in Pavilion Ballroom C & D @$100 + GST for non-Members, no charge for members

The admission charge for non-Members can be credited toward 2014 membership if you decide to join CITAP. 

13:00-17:00 CITAP Winter Marketplace in Grand Ballroom @$510 + GST including one dinner ticket, additional $50 + GST charge for the second delegate to attend

CITAP Supplier and DMO members are invited to exhibit in an informal tabletop Marketplace where RTO staff can access updated information for planning, operations and reservations. Approximately 150 staff from local Tour Operation companies (RTO) is expected to attend. 

Note for Exhibitors ... (i) exhibit tables this year are 6 ft, (ii) tabletop display should not exceed 8ft in height from the floor, (iii) one pop-up banner per exhibitor and must be placed ON the floor behind the exhibit table, (iv) maximum of 2 delegates per exhibit table, (v) dinner ticket for the first delegate is included, (vi) access to electrical power available at $35 + GST, (vii) access to wireless internet available at $40 + GST 

***Exhibitors can start table setup from 11AM on the day.

***List of 2013 Exhibitors as of November 22, 2013

Shuttle service for RTO visitors to Marketplace: thank you Charter Bus Lines of BC

Depart JTB Office, Richmond   12:15      14:00     15:45     18:00
Depart River Rock, Richmond   12:20     14:05     15:50     18:05 (final drop off)   
Arrive Sheraton Wall Centre   13:00       14:45     16:30
Depart Sheraton Wall Centre   13:15      15:00     17:15

17:30-19:00 Dinner Reception in Pavilion Ballroom Foyer 

19:00-21:00 Dinner in Pavilion Ballroom @ $120 + GST for non-Members, $95 + GST for CUS, DMO, IND, DPT members, $65 + GST for RTO members  

Sponsorship Opportunities: We wish to thank our sponsors for kindly donating product, services, and gifts to our events over the course of the year.  If you wish to sponsor an item, or if you have an idea that you wish for us to consider, please contact citap97@citap.ca. 

We have the following 2 sponsorship options this year and here are our 2013 Sponsors: THANK KYOU!

Food & Beverage sponsors @ $350:

  • The Crossing Resort Icefields Parkway
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Niagara Airbus & Sightseeing 

Buy a drink for RTO @ $1500:

  • Best Western Intertional 

Door Prize donations: Once again, we ask for your generous donation of Door Prizes for RTO visitors during the Marketplace!  In order to coordinate, please inform CITAP Office your prize description and quantity BEFORE November 22, Friday. Either bring your prize on the day or send to CITAP Office to arrive BEFORE November 29, Friday.  Thank you all for your support!  

Package Shipments for Exhibitors: 
Please ensure propoer labeling of all deliveries. The hotel will not accept shipments earlier than five (5) days prior to December 3. A storage fee of$5 per peice per day will be assessed and charged.

Click here for Sample Label   
Click here for Shipping Information Sheet
Click here for Shipping Charge Sheet

WestJet Information: 15% discount off the best-available Flex fare at the time of booking, excluding Econo and Plus fares (i.e. seat sales and web fares) for CITAP members attending the Winter Function.
• The discount is valid for WestJet flights into and out of Vancouver, British Columbia.
• The discounted rates are available for travel up to seven days prior to and seven days after your event. For travel outside of these dates, the best available fare at the time of booking will be offered.
• To book reservations, use the discount code CC7510 with the WestJet Groups department at 1-888-493-7853. 
• Please be advised that the discount code is not available for use on westJet.com at this time.
• WestJet Groups agents are available to assist you from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (MST), Monday to Friday.  

Hotel Accommodation: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre is offering a room rate of $120 + taxes for CITAP members. Please contact Mandy Hui at Sales Department via email mhui@wallcentre.com or by phone at 604-893-7295. 

For any other information regarding our Winter Function, please contact Yuko at 604.247.1997 or citap97@citap.ca. We look forward to seeing you!  

2013 WF Team