September 21-23, 2019 | Saint John Trade & Convention Centre | Saint John, NB
Our AGM & Convention brings together over 320 chamber of commerce executives and community business leaders to discuss the economic and political issues that affect the prosperity of Canadian business. This event enables our member chambers to become more relevant and successful advocates for their communities. It is also THE opportunity for chambers of commerce to present their member businesses’ key concerns to our cross-country network. The resolutions adopted pave the way to foster a stronger economic environment for business and will be presented to the federal government and shape our public policy objectives for the upcoming year.
2019 is a year to celebrate!
We are excited to be returning to Saint John to celebrate two important milestones: the anniversary of our very first AGM, which was held in Saint John in 1926, and the 200th anniversary of the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce, our gracious and enthusiastic host.
We look forward to welcoming you in #SaintAwesome!
View our sponsorship opportunities. For further information on sponsorship, contact Melissa McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's program features a Chambers Competition, discussions about the federal election - party platforms, predictions and what those outcomes mean for Canadian business - and digital advocacy, our annual policy resolution debates and plenty of East Coast hospitality.
Consult our preliminary agenda.
Very Early Bird Rate (May 1 to July 3): $580.00 + 15% HST
Early Bird Rate (July 4 to July 31): $625.00 + 15% HST
Regular Rate: (August 1 to September 21): $700.00 + 15% HST
Spouse Rate: $400.00 + 15% HST
Gala Only: $150.00 + 15% HST
Need help affording the cost of registration? Apply for our bursary. Applications are due July 8.
This year’s competition is focused on advocacy through events. If you host an event that creates “influence in action,” we want you to share the successes that you have had with creating profile for business advocacy. Maybe it’s a candidates forum that you’ve held in a new and exciting way? Maybe you’ve hosted a summit? Tell us what you're doing to create awareness of business issues in your community and/or region.
Further details are available here. Submissions are due July 19.
Hilton Saint John (Across the street from the convention centre)
One Market Square, Saint John, NB, E2L 4Z6
Room Rates (include complimentary high speed internet):
Standard - $199.00 + 15% HST
Junior Suite - $234.00 + 15% HST
Club Floor - $249.00 + 15% HST
Club Junior Suite - $284.00 + 15% HST
Please book your room on or before August 30, 2019. To book your hotel room, please contact the hotel directly at 506-693-8484.Please ensure that you ask for the "Canadian Chamber of Commerce" room block. Or book online by clicking here.
Delta Saint John (CCEC & Caucus meeting location) - approx. 250 m from the convention centre
39 King Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 4W3
Room Rates (include complimentary WIFI):
Deluxe 1 King Bed - $199.00 + 15% HST
Deluxe 2 Queen Beds - $199.99 + 15% HST
Please book your room on or before August 30, 2019. To book your hotel room, please contact the hotel directly at 506-648-1981. Please ensure that you ask for the "Canadian Chamber of Commerce" room block. Or book online by clicking here.
Air Canada - Exclusive and Official Airline
To obtain a discount on your travel with Air Canada, access aircanada.com and enter the promotion code, 9XDCMAZ1, in the search pane.
- The booking is to be made to the following city: Saint John, YSJ (NB)
- The travel period begins Saturday, September 14, 2019 and ends Monday, September 30, 2019.
- Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
- No discount will apply to Tango bookings.
Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada Conference
The Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC) runs its conference immediately preceding our AGM & Convention (September 19-21). The CCEC's program and registration are now available. Bursaries are also available to attend the CCEC event. Applications are due July 15.
Come early and stay after the conference to see all that Saint John has to offer! Visit Discover Saint John for more information.
Conference registration fees for delegates and spouses are fully refundable up until Aug. 21. From Aug. 22 to Sept. 6, registration fees are refundable, subject to a $200 (+ 15% HST) cancellation fee. After Sept. 6, registration fees are non-refundable. Gala tickets sales are non-refundable. All registrations and ticket purchases are transferrable at any time. Please contact Kristy Murray for a refund.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED)
Opportunities New Brunswick
Ottawa Board of Trade