28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference
7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 4X5, Canada
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE
Since 1963, the Commonwealth Agriculture Conference has been held biennially in Commonwealth nations across the world and is designed to give delegates a taste of the agriculture industry in that region of the host country. Developed by the Royal Agriculture Society of the Commonwealth (RASC), the Commonwealth Agriculture Conference 2018 will mark the conference’s fourth trip to Canada.
The 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference will mark the event’s second visit to Alberta and will take place at the Edmonton EXPO Centre from November 5-8, 2018, preceding Farmfair International. The conference will focus on the success of Alberta and Canada’s agriculture industries while providing a forum for discussing mutual successes and challenges in agriculture around the world. Hosting over 300 international delegates from across developed and developing nations of the Commonwealth, participants will partake in a pre-tour focused on taking conference attendees to tourist attractions across Edmonton.
Northlands is deeply rooted in the community and is poised to undertake a remarkable transformation. As Canada’s largest agricultural society, Northlands has cultivated the knowledge and experience to bring people together, spark interest and shine a light on Alberta’s agricultural industry. Northlands will foster an appreciation for the industry and give insight into the journey from gate to plate through educational programs, special events and the province’s culinary/food distribution channels.
For more information, please visit northlands.com
ABOUT THE RASC
The Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC) is a confederation of over fifty leading national and regional Agricultural Show Societies, Agricultural Associations and Research Bodies working in twenty Commonwealth countries. The biennial Conference for the benefit of its members organizations and other interested groupings allied to agriculture is the RASC’s key event.
For more information, please visit therasc.com
Chateau Lacombe Hotel 10111 Bellamy Hill, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada www.chateaulacombe.com
A special group rate has been arranged but you must make your reservation prior to October 2, 2018. This special group rate is subject to availability and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To qualify for the special group rate, click here to make your guest room reservation*:http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID...
You may also call the hotel directly and be sure to cite Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth to receive the special group rate:Direct Telephone: +1.780.428.6611Toll Free: +1.800.661.8801
*If you require guest rooms prior to Oct 28 or after Nov 12, please call the hotel directly.*Hotel and travel is not included in any registration types. Please ensure you have made your own hotel and travel arrangements.
AIR CANADA FLIGHT DISCOUNT:
Air Canada is pleased to provide your conference delegates with 15% off base fare for travel to or within Canada, on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and Jazz.
Space is subject to availability at time of booking and travel must be completed by November 15, 2018.
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Below you will find registration pricing for the 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference.
Pre and Post Tours registration fee includes:
Transportation to the tour elements
Accommodations in Jasper
CEO Sessions, NG Sessions and Main Conference registration fee includes:
Transportation to the conference venue and social events
Meals (where noted below)
Important: Your registration fee does not include your travel to Edmonton or accommodations while in Edmonton. You must make your own arrangements. Please refer to the host hotel information found above.
To reference the conference agenda, please click here:
Pre-tour (October 29 – November 2)
CEO Sessions (November 3&4)*includes lunches and November 3 CEO Dinner
NG Sessions (November 3&4)*You must be between 18-40 years old to be eligible for the NG sessions*includes lunches and November 3 NG Dinner
Main Conference- NG (November 5-8)*You must be between 18-40 years old to be eligible for the NG sessions*includes lunches and dinners for Main Conference
Main Conference- Full Member (November 5-8)
*includes lunches and dinners for Main Conference
Main Conference- Associate Member (November 5-8)
*includes lunches and dinners for Main Conference
Main Conference- Non-Member (November 5-8)
*includes lunches and dinners for Main Conference
Post Tour (November 8-11)
Dinner Package for Main Conference – Companion (November 5-7)
*includes Taste of Canada Gala
CEO Dinner Companion (November 3)
NG Dinner Companion (November 3)
Taste of Canada Gala Companion (November 7)
*Please be aware that we will be taking photographs and video footage for potential use in future reports, newsletters, event ads, website and other communication and marketing materials.
For more conference information, please visit our website http://rasc2018canada.com/For more information about Next Gen, please visit our website: http://rasc2018canada.com/next-generation/ and click on the member society guide.
Refunds will be issued for any written request received before September 29, 2018. An administration fee of $100 will be deducted from any refund request received prior to this date. We regret that refunds will not be considered after this date. If you require cancellation please email the registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may transfer your registration to another person but they must be from within your same organization. This request must also be sent via email and received prior to September 29, 2018.Please note that all requests for refunds are subject to approval.
**This conference requires that all attendees travelling to Edmonton acquire cancellation and travel insurance. The organizers are not responsible for any fees that are associated with an attendee having to cancel their registration/travel plans.
TRAVELLING TO CANADA
All 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference attendees travelling from outside of Canada should read the information below.
Step 1: Determine if you require a visa or eTA:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asphttps://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citi...
Step 2: Register for the 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference: http://rasc2018canada.com
Step 3: Once your conference registration process has been completed [and paid for], you may request a letter of invitation.
Step 4: Once you receive your letter of invitation, apply for your travel authorization as early as possible – 12 weeks prior to the conference is the suggested: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citi...
REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER CANADA
Canada has recently implemented new requirements for international visitors.
All international visitors, arriving in Canada by air will require either an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa, which must be obtained from the Government of Canada prior to departing for Canada – 12 weeks prior to the conference is the suggested.
The only exceptions are travellers who arrive with one of the following documents:A valid Canadian passport,A valid Canadian permanent resident card, orA valid U.S. passport.
NOTE: Airlines will not allow you to board the aircraft without either an eTA or a visa.Travellers arriving in Canada by car, bus, train, or boat do not require an eTA, but they may still require a visa.
BASIC TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERING CANADA
In order to enter Canada you must meet certain basic travel requirements, which are detailed on this Government of Canada website:http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/apply-who.asp
LETTER OF INVITATION
Only those who register for the Main Conference are eligible for a Letter of Invitation.
Even if you do not require a visa or eTA, it is recommended that you request a letter of invitation to present at the border if you are travelling from outside of Canada.
Having a letter of invitation from the conference host Northlands is required in order to apply for a visa. Including a letter of invitation with your visa application does not guarantee that your visa will be approved.
We recommend that you print a separate copy of the letter to present at the border. The letter of invitation does not guarantee that you will be admitted to Canada.
28TH COMMONWEALTH AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE SPECIAL EVENT CODE
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the department within the Government of Canada responsible for managing applications for visas and eTAs.
The 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference has been registered with the Special Events Unit of IRCC, and has received the special event code “18NORT.” It is important that you reference this code if applying for a visa or eTA to attend the Conference. Using this code does not guarantee that your visa will be approved.
There is no cost for the letter of invitation. Only those who register for the Main Conference are eligible for a Letter of Invitation.
There is $100 CAD charge for a visa and a $7.00 CAD charge for the eTA.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS A REQUIREMENT
Northlands CANNOT issue a letter of invitation to anyone NOT registered as a Conference attendee.
Note: if your ability to attend the Conference depends on bringing a travel companion (for example, because of medical reasons), please contact us by email as soon as possible with the details of your circumstances at email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is recommended attire for the 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference.Pre and Post Tours – CasualDaytime [CEO & NG Sessions, Main Conference] - Smart Casual / Business CasualEvening Events: Business to FormalGala: Formal
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