FireCon Trade Show

FireCon 2019 Trade Show September 5 & 6, 2019Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario

FireCon is Northwestern Ontario's leading fire/rescue/EMS educational conference and trade show.  The FireCon 2019 Trade Show is a perfect venue for your company to promote your products and services and connect with those in the fire service.  
 
Year-after-year the FireCon Trade Show continues to attract major fire service suppliers.  Over the course of two days, your exhibit team gets direct access to those who use your equipment, products and services every day.  Participants are provided with opportunities to visit the show, ensuring your sales team has the opportunity to highlight new products and services, foster existing customer relationships and generate new sales leads. In addition, your participation goes directly to supporting important emergency service training in Northwestern Ontario.
 

About FireCon

For the past 28 years, Emergency North Training (ENT), has developed critical regional training for firefighters and emergency first responders for municipalities, unincorporated territories and First Nations in northwestern Ontario. The main training forum held each September is known as FireCon.
 
Municipal budgets in the northwest continue to be under significant pressure to reduce costs and spending. With that said, the courses offered at FireCon, on a per-student basis, are likely the best opportunity for your first responders to receive affordable training to a recognized standard.  As such, ENT prides itself in delivering training that is affordable, accessible and attainable. Courses offered at FireCon adheres to standards that are acceptable to the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM), Emergency Management (EM), and the Ministry of Labour. 

Collaboration and partnerships with the OFM, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs, and many corporate sponsors, ensure that our objective to provide regional emergency training, in particular, the staging of FireCon event, remain possible.
 
FireCon is more than just training. It is the rendezvous for the fire service in the north. In addition to the training, we host a professional trade show where attendees receive information from company experts on new equipment, technology and services. On Saturday evening, we host our annual banquet. At the banquet, attendees enjoy a delicious meal and entertainment, and have the opportunity to network with others in the fire service, expanding their fire service network. 
 

Why Participate?

  • Reach the 250+ fire personnel from northern Ontario.
  • Contact new prospects, generate new leads and build relationships with fire service leaders in the northwestern Ontario.
  • Promote your image and maximize your market exposure.
  • Perfect opportunity to highlight new products, technology & services.

What’s New for 2019?

  • New Trade Show hours with breakfast on the Trade Show Floor on Friday morning.
  • Friday morning draws during breakfast to ensure maximum participation.
  • Complimentary refreshments during Friday Networking Reception.

How Else Can I Get Involved?

Are you looking for exposure and sales opportunities beyond your booth? Maximize your involvement with FireCon through one of our event sponsorship opportunities. To find out more, contact us!

FireCon 2019 Partners & Sponsors

FireCon 2019 would not be possible without the support and contributions of the following organizations.  

On behalf of the Emergency North Training Board of Directors, staff and delegates, thank you for your continued support! 
FireCon Supporter
Leadership Program
Sponsor
FireCon Supporter
Live Stock Extrication Sponsor Friday Night Network Reception Supporter FireCon Supporter
Lanyard Sponsor Netowrking Breakfast Sponsor Program Sponsor
Program Sponsor Charlie Turgeon Award Sponsor Program Sponsor
   
Courtesy Van Sponsor    

FireCon 2019 Trade Show Information 

Date:  September 5 & 6, 2019
Location:  Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 555 West Arthur Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Trade Show Location:  Embassy & Regency Ballrooms.  Outdoor exhibit space is located outside the ballroom doors in the parking lot.
Trade Show Contact:  Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager, 905-426-9865 x224 or 
kris.newton@oafc.on.ca
 
2019 Trade Show Booth Fees
Option Inclusions Rate
Trade Show Booth
(10ft. x 10 ft.)
  • Networking breakfast/coffee break on Friday, evening receptions on Thursday & Friday for 3 representatives.
  • 3 complimentary drink tickets for Friday reception.
  • Each booth includes an 8ft table with 2 chairs and basic power.  *Power bars, extension cords etc. are provided by the exhibitor.
$650.00 + HST ($84.50) = $734.50
Additional Trade Show Booth
(10 ft. x 10 ft.)
  • Networking breakfast/coffee break on Friday and evening receptions on Thursday & Friday for 1 representative.
  • 1 complimentary drink ticket for Friday reception.
  • Each booth includes an 8ft table with 2 chairs and basic power.  *Power bars, extension cords etc. are provided by the exhibitor.
$325.00 + HST ($42.25) = $367.25
Outdoor Truck Space
  • Networking breakfast/coffee break on Friday and evening receptions on Thursday & Friday for 1 representative.
  • 1 complimentary drink ticket for Friday reception. 
$520.00 + HST (67.60) = $587.60
Meal Rate for Additional Staff
  • Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and networking reception for one additional staff.
$50.00 + HST (6.50) = $56.50
Banquet Ticket
  • Banquet with entertainment on Saturday, September 7
$60.00 + HST (7.80) = $67.80
ALL BOOTH FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Supplier Name Badge Order Form and On-Site Contact
All exhibitors are required to submit their staff name badges for the show, as well as provide an on-site contact. Click the link below to submit yours now.

FireCon 2019 Staff Name Badge Order Form and On-Site Contact Information
 

Trade Show Setup and Hours

DATE EVENT TIME
Thursday, September 5, 2019 Trade Show Setup 09:00 - 16:30
Trade Show Open
Meet & Greet Reception 
17:00 - 21:00
Friday, September 6, 2019
Trade Show Open
08:00 -10:00 &
16:00 – 21:00
Networking Breakfast 08:00 -10:00
Networking Reception
18:00 - 21:00
Trade Show Move Out 21:00
 

Important Exhibitor Information

Booth Fees are non-refundable.
 
Only one company can be hosted per booth.  If you have other supplier representatives, they must purchase a booth space on their own.
 
The exhibitor agrees to use the said space solely for the display and/or sale of his product and/or service manufactured, distributed or sold as a bona fide sales agency (incorporated with the laws of Canada as such).

He/she agrees not to sublet, assign or share any part of the exhibit space with any other manufacturer; distributor; wholesaler; jobber; sales agency or person or to allow orders to be taken within the exhibitor’s space by any person other than the exhibitor’s own employees or agents.

Exhibitors are responsible for and agree to make good any damages to the building or show equipment caused by their occupation of the space.
 
Booths must be staffed at all times during trade show open hours.

Please note payment in full is required to secure your booth space.  

Those exhibitors requiring additional power (more than 15 amps) will be charged accordingly.  Exhibitors are required to supply their own power bars and should come equipped with at least 30 feet of industrial extension cord.

SHIPPING INFORMATION

Please contact Krista Erven at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre directly at 807-476-2704 to arrange your shipment. Goods that need to be shipped prior to the dates of FireCon can be shipped to:         

Victoria Inn
555 West Arthur Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5R5
Attention: FireCon Exhibitor
 
All questions regarding the FireCon Trade Show can be directed to Kris Newton, Events and Trade Show Manager by email to kris.newton@oafc.on.ca or 905-426-9865 x224
 

FireCon 2019 Trade Show Floor Plan 

Click on the picture below to download/print the floor plan.  
The floorplan is updated daily 

 

 

FireCon 2019 Exhibitor List

 2019 Exhibitors - as at August 13/19

Exhibitor Name Booth #

ABC Fire & Safety Equipment Ltd.

20, 11,1, 2, OS4

Air Technology Solutions
32
AJ Stone 21, 22
A.S. Roach Fire Services Ltd. OS6
Biernat Fire 48
Canadian National Railway OS7
Canadian Red Cross/221 TT-01
Canadian Safety Equipment 30/26
Code4 15, 7
Commercial Emergency Equipment 33
CRC Communications 4
Dependable 10, OS2, OS3
Draeger Safety Canada Ltd. 14
Emergmart Response Systems, Inc. 30
FireHall Bookstore 18
Fort Garry 5, OS1
GovDeals 17
M & L Supply Fire & Safety 36, 37, 45
Muscular Dystrophy Canada 6
Nuclear Waste Management Organization 34
Onspot Automatic Tire Chains 3
PPE Solutions Inc. 16, 24
PRO Upfitters LTD 42
Provident Agency 25
Rescom Sales 12
ResQtech Systems Inc. 38, 35
Safetek Emergency Vechicles 23
Sani-Gear Fire 40
Sea Hawk Specialized Truck Service 8,9, OS5
Small Motor Service/Aspen Fuels 47
Spectrum Telecom Group 27
SPI Health and Safety 13
TransCanada Pipelines 41
Transport Canada  46
Valley Fire Protection and  Services Limited 28, 29
VFIS 19
Whelen 44
Work Authority 39
Zoll Canada 43
 


Below you will find the list of exhibitors for the 2018 show. 

Exhibitor Name Booth #
A.J. Stone Co. Ltd.
21, 22 & 23
A.S. Roach Fire Services Ltd. Outdoor Space 4
ABC Fire & Safety Equipment Limited 1, 11 & 20
Air Technology Solutions 32
Annex/FFIC/Firehall Bookstore 18
Canadian Red Cross-Thunder Bay TT1
Canadian Safety Equipment Inc. 30 & 31
CN Rail 35
Code 4 Fire & Rescue Inc. 7 & 15
Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. 42
CRC Communications 4
Draeger Safety Canada Ltd. 14 & Outdoor Space 2
Fire Service Women Ontario TT2
Fisher's Regalia & Uniform Accoutrements Co.  33
Fort Garry Fire Trucks Ltd.   5 & Outdoor Space 1
GovDeals, Inc. 17
Handy Hydrant TT4
Levitt-Safety Ltd. 26
M & L Supply Fire & Safety 36, 37 & 45
Mississauga Fire Apparatus Inc. 44
Muscular Dystrophy 6
Northern911 2
PPE Solutions Inc. 16 & 24
PRO Upfitters TT5
Provident Benefits 25
Ram Canada Inc. 43
ResQtech Systems Inc. 10 & 12
Sani-Gear Fire 40
Sea Hawk Specialized Truck Service 8 & 9 & Outdoor Space 3
Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd. 27
SPI Health and Safety 13
Superior Fire Alarm Sales & Service 34
The Loomex Group 3
TransCanada Pipelines 41
Valley Fire Protection and Services Limited 28 & 29
VFIS 19
Whelen Canada 38
Work Authority 39
Zoll TT3

FireCon 2019 Host Hotel & Accommodations

Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre 
VICTORIA INN HOTEL I
S NOW SOLD OUT - PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL ACCOMODATIONS

Location: 555 West Arthur Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Tel: 1-800-387-3331
 

The Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre is a premier accommodation in Thunder Bay offering deluxe guestrooms, which has everything you’ll need for your visit. 

The Victoria Inn Thunder Bay offers a relaxing place to unwind. Corporate or leisure travelers, sports teams or conference guests, will be pleased with our full service accommodation. Guest rooms are furnished to exceed your expectations. In addition, the hotel offers poolside rooms, kid’s theme suites, three-storey waterslide, and on-site dining.  Rooms are furnished to exceed your expectations offering all the comforts of home. Their 110% Clean Guarantee promises, your guest room will be 100% clean or your room is free for the first night of your stay and you will receive a 10% savings on your next stay.
 
The Victoria Inn Thunder Bay is ideally located within walking distance of a large (national chain) grocery store, banking facilities, and only minutes away by vehicle from all that Thunder Bay has to offer.
 
The Victoria Inn Thunder Bay offers 182 guest rooms, amenities include pillow-top mattresses, premium bedding with cotton linens and down duvet, mini refrigerators, coffee makers, work desks, 37” LCD televisions with premium cable channels, hair dryers and ironing boards with irons. Microwaves available upon request.
 
As a guest of the hotel, you will also have access to complimentary wired and wireless internet services. Take advantage of their indoor pool with three-story waterslide, wading pool and hot tub.
 
2019 Room Rates
Standard Room - $145.00
Junior King - $151.00
Poolside - $151.00
Jacuzzi/Family Suite - $185.00
 
Check-in time is 3pm. Check out time is 11am.
 
All reservations must be guaranteed to a major credit card.  The Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre will try to honour requests, but they do not guarantee them. This includes room types, room #, rooms all together, floor, early check-ins and late check-outs.
 
 
Additional Accommodations

Comfort Inn 
Location:  660 W. Arthur St., Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5R8
Tel: (807) 475-3816
Website http://www.choicehotels.ca/
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This Comfort Inn hotel is conveniently located at the junction of highways 11/17 and West Arthur Street, one kilometre south of the TransCanada Highway, providing easy access to Arthur Street Marketplace, Thunder Bay International Airport, Confederation College and Lakehead University. 
 
Tastefully appointed guest rooms come complete with fridges, microwaves, 32-inch LCD plasma televisions, coffee makers and ironing equipment. Non-smoking and handicap accessible rooms are available. Business-class rooms cater to the needs of corporate travellers with enhanced amenities including a spacious desk with ergonomic executive chair. Complimentary hot breakfast, free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi is also included. 
 
The Comfort Inn is steps from the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. 
 
Check-in:  3pm Check-out:  11:00am
 
Room Rates: 
1 Queen, non-smoking - $115.00-$125.00
Premium Guest Rooms  $149 double/ $165 king Room


Reservation Information

To reserve your room, call (807) 475-3155 and Quote Group ID FireCon. Please note the room rate expires on August 14, 2019  
 

FireCon 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

Expand your competitive advantage, credibility, image and prestige by sponsoring FireCon 2019.

FireCon sponsorships are a powerful way to enhance your visibility, attract new customers and show your strong support for fire and emergency services in northwestern Ontario.  In addition, your contribution goes directly to helping the fire service.  By sponsoring one of the following events, or by working with our team to create a customized, package, you have an ideal opportunity to enhance your visibility and corporate image, highlight your products and services, gain access to new and existing clients and foster existing client relationships. 
 
Banquet Sponsor - $7,000
One of the highlights of FireCon is the opportunity for attendees to network with their colleagues with a delicious meal and entertainment at the annual banquet.  We also identify important fire service milestones in northwestern Ontario at the banquet such as recognizing leaders in the fire service with the Charlie Turgeon Exemplary Service Award, reflect on those we have lost in the past year, and highlight events from the past few days of learning.  The banquet has always been a special part of FireCon.  Expand your brand and support of the fire service by sponsoring this important event.  Sponsorship inclusions:   
 
  • Table for eight people.
  • Free Trade Show booth.
  • Signage on each table, the stage and throughout the event.
  • Five-minute address to welcome attendees to the banquet.
  • Custom branded banquet tickets.
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications.
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.
  • Opportunity to provide marketing materials in delegate bags.
  • Full list of attendee’s pre and post event.
  • Use of FireCon logo (upon creative approval).
Delegate Gift - $2,500
Investing in promotional products is a wise decision for any company.  Not only does the FireCon 2019 gift provide exposure for business among your pre-existing customer base, but they can also spread brand awareness. One of the greatest draws for the FireCon 2019 gift sponsorship is the ability to leave a long-lasting impact on delegates. Delegates use items in their homes, offices and cars for extended periods of time ensuring your company branding is constantly exposed. Sponsorship inclusions:   
 
  • Co-branded delegate gift with your company logo and FireCon logo.  
  • Choice of branded item to provide to delegates.
  • Provide marketing material in delegate bags.
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications.
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.
  • Full list of attendee’s pre and post event.
Course Sponsorship - $2,000
Sponsoring a course at FireCon goes directly to that program to help cover costs.  You will be directly impacting those working in the northwestern Ontario fire service by helping them achieve certification and/or credits to certification.  There are 10 course sponsorships available.  Sponsorship inclusions:   
 
  • Recognition during training session.
  • Five-minute delegate address in the selected program.
  • Provide marketing material in delegate bags.
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications.
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.
  • Full list of attendee’s pre and post event.
  • Commemorative plaque recognizing your company as a course sponsor.
Delegate Bag - $2,000
Another great branding opportunity.  By sponsoring the reusable delegate bag, your company branding will be displayed through the duration of the event and will also take your branding beyond the booth.  Sponsorship inclusions:   
 
  • Co-branded delegate bag with your company logo and FireCon logo.
  • Provide marketing material in delegate bags.
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications.
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.
  • Full list of attendee’s pre and post event.
Trade Show Networking – 2 opportunities, Thursday Meet & Greet and Friday’s Networking Night - $2,000 each
Treat all guests to complimentary appetizers and munchies at either Thursday’s Meet & Greet or Friday’s Networking Night at the Trade show.  Satisfy attendees hunger while you host the event.  Sponsorship inclusions:
 
  • Recognition and signage throughout event space.
  • Choice of menu items.
  • Provide marketing material in delegate bags.
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications.
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.
  • Full list of attendee’s pre and post event.
Lanyard Sponsor - $1,500 - SOLD
Every attendee, vendor and guest speaker have to wear a name badge at FireCon 2019.  Get recognition by sponsoring the lanyard that everyone will be wearing during the event. Your company’s logo will be incorporated into the lanyard design.
 
  • Co-branded lanyard with your company logo and FireCon logo.
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications.
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.
  • Provide marketing material in delegate bags.
Trade Show Networking Breakfast SOLD
Treat all guests to a complimentary networking breakfast at the Trade show.  Satisfy attendees hunger while you host the event.  Sponsorship inclusions:
• Recognition and signage throughout event space • Provide marketing material in delegate bags
• Recognition on event materials and e-communications • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.

Looking for something more tailored to your marketing goals? We would be more than happy to work with you to create a customized sponsorship. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager by calling 905-426-9865 x224 or send an email to kris.newton@oafc.on.ca
 

FireCon 2019 Contacts

The FireCon event and customer service team are available to assist you with any questions you may have. We want to ensure your exhibition with us is seamless, valuable and enjoyable.
 
For questions regarding the trade show, hotel accommodations, event logistics, banquet and entertainment information, please contact:
 
Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager
Phone:  905-426-9865/1-800-774-6651, Extension 224
 
For questions about sponsorship and business development opportunities for those wishing to support this valuable training event, please contact: 
 
Michelle O'Hara, Executive Director
Phone:  905-426-9865 /1-800-774-6651, Extension 222
 
Our event team looks forward to welcoming you in Thunder Bay!



FireCon 2019 Registration

Please note that our registration platform for this event is currently down. 

To register for this event please contact 
Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager
Phone:  905-426-9865/1-800-774-6651, Extension 224
2019 Trade Show Booth Fees
Option Inclusions Rate
Trade Show Booth
(10ft. x 10 ft.)
  • Networking breakfast/coffee break on Friday, evening receptions on Thursday & Friday for 3 representatives.
  • 3 complimentary drink tickets for Friday reception.
  • Each booth includes an 8ft table with 2 chairs and basic power.  *Power bars, extension cords etc. are provided by the exhibitor.
$650.00 + HST ($84.50) = $734.50
Additional Trade Show Booth
(10 ft. x 10 ft.)
  • Networking breakfast/coffee break on Friday and evening receptions on Thursday & Friday for 1 representative.
  • 1 complimentary drink ticket for Friday reception.
  • Each booth includes an 8ft table with 2 chairs and basic power.  *Power bars, extension cords etc. are provided by the exhibitor.
$325.00 + HST ($42.25) = $367.25
Outdoor Truck Space
  • Networking breakfast/coffee break on Friday and evening receptions on Thursday & Friday for 1 representative.
  • 1 complimentary drink ticket for Friday reception. 
$520.00 + HST (67.60) = $587.60
Meal Rate for Additional Staff
  • Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and networking reception for one additional staff.
$50.00 + HST (6.50) = $56.50
Banquet Ticket
  • Banquet with entertainment on Saturday, September 7
$60.00 + HST (7.80) = $67.80
ALL BOOTH FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
 
Only one company can be hosted per booth. If you have other supplier representatives, they must purchase their own booth space.
 
Please choose your booth location from the FireCon Trade Show Floor Plan. Please provide your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices in the additional information box below.  You will be contacted shortly after payment is received to confirm your booth location.
 
Cancellation policy:  All booth fees are non-refundable.