Northeastern Fire Education Conference & Trade Show

Northeastern Fire Education Conference Trade Show, March 27 & 28, 2020

Deerhurst Resort and Conference Centre, Huntsville, Ontario - CANCELLED

We regret to inform you that NEFEC 2020 scheduled from March 27-29, 2020  is now officially cancelled.  As you may have received a previous notification from Deerhurst Resort, the venue is temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 virus. 

We have spent the past week working with staff at Deerhurst to try and reschedule the event for a later date, however at this moment, rescheduling is no longer an option, thus, in the best interest of public health, we have made the decision to cancel NEFEC 2020. 

In the coming days and weeks staff work with those of you who've registered to refund your money, but ask for your patience during this unexpected period. 

On behalf of the NEFEC team, we want to thank you for your continued support and for you patience and understanding.
Please do not hesitate to contact Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager at 905-426-9865 x224 or by email to should you have any questions about NEFEC 2020 hotel accommodations, the venue, registration process or any other questions you might have.  We are here to assist you and to ensure you have an enjoyable conference experience.

The Northeastern Fire Education Conference & Trade Show (NEFEC) provides one of the most affordable and best educational and networking opportunities for senior fire officers, company officers, firefighters, and municipal officials in northeastern Ontario.
The NEFEC Trade Show has all major fire service suppliers in attendance. Over the course of two days, your exhibit team gets direct access to those who use your equipment, products, and services each and every day. Participants are provided with multiple opportunities to visit and speak with suppliers directly, enabling your sales team to highlight products and services as well as foster customer relations.
Fire service suppliers and truck manufacturers continue to be a significant contributor to the success of the NEFEC conference. 

Why Participate?

  • Reach over 300 fire personnel from northern Ontario. Meet and connect with prospective customers in person! The NEFEC Trade Show provides the ideal forum for vendors to come face-to-face with the highest calibre of qualified attendees with buying influence in northeastern Ontario.
  • Contact new prospects and generate new sales leads.  
  • Strengthen your brand! Ensure your business is identified as a leader in the industry.
  • Speak directly to people within your industry. Solicit feedback that can help improve and expand your business.
  • Connect with other vendors and understand their sales strategy. Find out the reasons for their successes. Stay on top of trends and new products in the fire service.  

How Else Can I Get Involved?

Are you looking for exposure and sales opportunities beyond your booth? Maximize your involvement with the NEFEC by engaging in one of the many sponsorship-marketing opportunities.
Please ensure you review all the information contained on this website. If you have any questions, please contact us! The planning committee and staff look forward to welcoming you to Huntsville.

Exhibitor Information, Rates, Prospectus, and Forms

NEFEC Trade Show 2020 Exhibitor Prospectus

Please note that all Exhibitors must agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the Exhibitor Prospectus upon registration. A downloadable/printable copy of the prospectus will be available in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back soon.

Trade Show 2020 Rates 

Trade Show Booth
(8 ft. x 8 ft.)
Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and networking reception for up to 2 representatives. One table, two chairs, rear, and side drape.
Additional Trade Show Booth
(8 ft. x 8 ft.)
Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and networking reception for one representative. One table, two chairs, rear, and side drape.
1 drop – 7.5 AMP with power bar.
Truck Space
Truck display space at Trade Show
March 27 and 28, 2020
Meal Rate for Additional Staff
Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and evening function for one additional staff.
Banquet Ticket
Reception and Banquet with entertainment on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Trade Show Location

Deerhurst Resort
Legacy Hall – Main Building
Address: 1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 2E8
Phone: 1-800-461-4393
 For accommodations, visit our Trade Show Venue and Accommodations page 

Date & Exhibit Hours

Friday, March 27, 2020 from 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 7:00am - 1:00pm

Trade Show Management

c/o Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs
Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager
905-426-9865 ext. 224
Toll Free: 1-800-774-6651



Customs and Transportation Kit

Furniture, & Drapery, Draped

Tables, Carpet, Premium Furniture, Modular Elements

Turnkey Package, Exhibit Packages

Pop-Up Display, Material Handling

Advance Warehousing, I & D, Signage

Show Services

To Order

To register you will be required to enter your booth # & OAFC Trade Show Code #503224158

If you need further assistance, please contact Stronco at 1.800.665.2621

Staff Name Badge Order Form: 

Please complete your staff name badge form so we can ensure your badges are prepared prior to arrival.  

Sponsorship-Marketing Opportunities

Sponsoring the NEFEC provides you with a powerful opportunity to gain a competitive edge, maintain customer loyalty, identify new markets, and achieve your marketing goals. Our sponsorship opportunities will help you focus directly on your desired audience as our event is specifically targeted to the people who use your products and services every day.  View our Sponsorship-Marketing Opportunities page for more details.

Trade Show Move In

Display Setup: Friday, March 27, 2020 from 10:00am - 3:30pm
Exhibitor vehicle move in will be Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:00am

Vehicles will be directed according to the order determined by NEFEC staff. 
All displays must be ready by 3:30pm on Friday, March 27, 2020. 
Exhibitor registration, display move-in, and set-up will begin at 10:00am on Friday, March 27, 2020 in the lobby of the Deerhurst Resort.
*Volunteers will be available to assist with materials handling.
Exhibitor set up will close at 3:30pm on Friday, March 27, 2020 and all Exhibitors are to be completely set up in their designated display(s) by this time.  It is the responsibility of the Exhibitor to ensure that displays are open and staffed during the show hours. 
Display materials may not be removed until the end of the show at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Failure to comply with this ruling could result in a $250 penalty invoiced to the company following the show.

Trade Show Move Out

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 1:00pm
It is the responsibility of the Exhibitor to ensure that displays are cleared, and all exhibit materials are removed from the exhibit area between 1:00pm - 4:00pm on Saturday, March 28, 2020, but not sooner.

Deerhurst Trade Show Services

Courier service to/from Deerhurst Resort is not available on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. Deerhurst Resort will not be liable for inspecting deliveries upon arrival or for any damage to the contents of such deliveries unless caused by the negligence of Deerhurst Resort, or any of its authorized representatives. Deerhurst Resort has limited storage available onsite. Should you need to send large (including wooden crates and/or skids) and/or multiple items, storage must be prearranged with your Conference Services Manager or delivery may be refused. The following information needs to be provided to your Conference Services Manager to ensure acceptance of items and delivery to Deerhurst Resort and your function rooms: courier company, number of items, delivery date, delivery location onsite, and tracking numbers for all items. Deerhurst Resort keeps a detailed log of all shipments received and will require you to sign for your packages.
Shipping Labels
All deliveries must be labeled, with the following information: name of the group/event, group/event contact, date of event, hotel contact, and number of boxes. Deliveries must be made to the receiving/loading dock of the Hotel. The hotel will not accept deliveries to the front door. The hotel reserves the right to administer additional fees for handling and storage of items both prior to the event and after the group has departed.
Please note that skids received by Deerhurst Resort will not be broken down and counted. Deerhurst Resort will accept the shipment as one (1) skid. Storage of skids must be prearranged through the Conference Services Department. Due to elevator size, skids cannot be moved to the following function rooms in the Pavilion: Tom Thomson, Arthur Lismer, Lawren Harris, AJ Casson, and AY Jackson. Skids cannot be delivered to function space outside of the Pavilion building.
Outgoing Shipments
All outgoing items must be properly sealed, courier waybills completed, and the items clearly addressed, including your courier billing account number or alternate billing information (Deerhurst Resort is not able to bill for any courier/shipping charges). It is against custom/courier policies for hotel staff to pack client boxes. All outgoing items cannot exceed a total weight (per item) of 70lbs. Deerhurst Resort keeps a detailed log of all outgoing shipments and will require you to sign indicating your intention to ship packages. Any boxes left in function rooms after departure without shipping instructions will be delivered to the Deerhurst Resort Lost and Found Department. All outgoing freight pickups are to be scheduled for the day after the event.
Shipping and Receiving Charges
Box storage/delivery to function space – $4 per unit per day.
Skid storage - Contact Conference Services for storage availability and rates.
Skid delivery to function space – $40 per skid.
Outgoing box handling fee – $4 per unit.
Staff assistance – $40 per staff member per hour.
At no time is loading and/or unloading of materials permitted through the front doors of the Pavilion Building. All loading/unloading must be completed through the conference doors and/or the sports entrance doors.

Audio Visual
PSAV®, as the official supplier to Deerhurst Resort, maintains a fully staffed office on the resort property. They provide complete audio-visual planning service, skilled technicians, state-of-the-art equipment, and service which are responsive to your every need. Arrangements can be made through our Conference Services/Catering Department or Paul Mabee, Director, Event Technology - PSAV® at 705-788-5648. Access to all built in audio-visual equipment, where present (i.e. sound systems, screens, etc.), is controlled by PSAV®. Arrangements to utilize these services must be made directly through PSAV®. PSAV® will provide a separate quote and invoice for services separate from the Deerhurst Resort invoice.
Internet Access
Deerhurst Resort is pleased to provide complimentary wireless internet in our guestrooms (where applicable), public spaces, and in the function space to allow you and your guests to keep in touch, away from the office.

Insurance and Safety

While every precaution is taken to safeguard exhibits, Show Management and Deerhurst Resort do not assume responsibility for the safety of exhibits against robbery, fire, damage, accidents or any cause whatsoever, whether during move in, show time, or move out periods. In all cases, Exhibitors must insure their goods and exhibits against such losses. Entry into storage and loading areas is at the Exhibitor’s risk. 
Show Management and Deerhurst Resort do not assume responsibility for personal injury due to accidents of any cause whatsoever.

Liability and Indemnification

Exhibitors are responsible for any and all damage to Deerhurst Resort facilities and equipment, whether caused by transportation, or installation or dismantling of displays, posters, and/or signs; whether this damage is caused by those in attendance, or the Exhibitor’s employees, and/or guests.
Show Management and Deerhurst Resort will not be responsible for loss and/or damage or injury, no matter how caused, to exhibits, merchandise, or personnel, while such are on the property of Deerhurst Resort.
The Exhibitor (Lessee) agrees that they will indemnify and save harmless at all times the Show Management and Deerhurst Resort from all claims, demands, suits, or actions of any kind, including claims or rights created by statute for loss, expense, damage, or injury (including death), to persons or property, caused or contributed to by reason of the Exhibitor’s occupation of the exhibit space, or by any act or omission of the Exhibitor in connection with their delivering, setting up, or dismantling their exhibit, or by reason of the Exhibitor failing to comply with provisions of this agreement. 
The Exhibitors shall provide their own comprehensive public liability insurance and proof must be provided to Show Management prior to show set up.

Trade Show Conduct

The Exhibitor agrees to use the said space solely for the display and/or sale of product and/or service manufactured, distributed or sold as a bona fide sales agency (incorporated with the laws of Canada as such).
Exhibitors agree not to sublet, assign, or share any part of their 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.
Displays must be staffed at all times during the show hours and alcoholic beverages are not to be served.
Exhibitors are not to accost attendees in the aisle or at other Exhibitor’s displays. Any breach of this regulation will be dealt with severely.
Handouts of promotional material or product are strictly prohibited outside the confines of your exhibit space.
Photographing another Exhibitor’s display is not permitted without consent of the Exhibitor. In addition, Exhibitors are reminded that visiting other displays is by invitation only and are requested to observe this fundamental courtesy at all times.
Violation of any of the above-mentioned conditions could result in the immediate cancellation of the Exhibitor’s contract and all funds due or paid will be forfeited and will result in immediate eviction from the show.

Cancellation by Exhibitor

This contract may be canceled by either party provided written notice is received by the other party by February 22, 2020, in which case all monies paid by the Exhibitor will be refunded less an administration fee of $100. If an Exhibitor cancels after February 22, 2020 they will be responsible for the full contracted amount.
Please note that completing the registration online indicates that you have read and agreed to the following Terms and Conditions as outlined in this Exhibitor Prospectus and as follows:

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Contract between the Exhibitor and the NEFEC ("Management").
1. Management reserves the right to alter or change the space assigned to the Exhibitor. Management further reserves the right, at its sole discretion to change the date or dates upon which the show is held, or to cancel the show, and shall not be liable in damages or otherwise by reason of any such change or cancellation, other than to refund in full any amounts paid by the Exhibitor to Management.
2. The Exhibitor shall comply with all rules and regulations by Management for the show, and agrees that Management’s decision to adopt and enforce any such rule or regulation shall be final and binding.
3. The Exhibitor is responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, bylaws, ordinances, regulations, requirements, codes and standards, including those with respect to fire, safety, health, and environmental matters and shall ensure that all equipment, materials and goods used by the Exhibitor so comply.
4. The Exhibitor shall indemnify and hold Management harmless from and against any loss, injury, or damages whatsoever suffered by Management as a result of the Exhibitor’s failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this contract or as a result of the Exhibitors participation in the show, including without limitation, any third party claim against Management with respect to loss, injury, or damage sustained or suffered by any other Exhibitors, the owner of the building, attendees of the show, and their respective directors, officers, agents, and employees. 
5. This contract may be canceled by either party provided written notice is received by the other party by February 22, 2020, in which case all monies paid by the Exhibitor will be refunded less an administration fee of $100. If an Exhibitor cancels after February 22, 2020 they will be responsible for the full contracted amount.
6. Management reserves the right at any time to alter or remove exhibits or any part thereof, including printed material, products, signs, lights, or sound, and to expel Exhibitors or their personnel if, in Management’s opinion, their conduct or presentation is objectionable to Management or to other show participants.
7. Exhibitor’s display must comply with all requirements of Management and of the owner of the building, including maximum height requirements. The Exhibitor must provide at least one, and not more than two staff per display/marketplace, to maintain display during show hours. The Exhibitor agrees to confine its presentation to the contracted space only.
8. All goods shipped to the show must be clearly marked with the name of the Exhibitor and the number of the display space. Goods must not be shipped to the show with any shipping charges to be paid on arrival as any such goods will not be accepted by Management. Management assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to the Exhibitor’s goods or property either before, during or after the show.
9. In consideration of the Exhibitor’s participation in the show, the Exhibitor hereby releases Management, its directors, officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims, losses, or damages whatsoever suffered or sustained by the Exhibitor in connection with its participation in the show, including, without limitation, any claims for loss or theft of property, personal injury, or loss of business or profits, whether arising from any act of Management or otherwise.
10. The Exhibitor is responsible for the placement and cost of insurance relating to its participation in the show. The Exhibitor shall carry liability insurance of $2 million with a $500 deductible, as well as such additional insurance as may be required by Management. The Exhibitor agrees to furnish to Management certificates of insurance pertaining to all policies of insurance carried by the Exhibitor together with satisfactory evidence from the insurers of the continuation of such policies. If the Exhibitor fails to comply with any of the foregoing, in addition to any other rights or remedies available to Management at law or under this contract, Management shall have the right to take possession of the display space for such purposes as it sees fit and the Exhibitor will be held liable for the full contract price for the said space.
11. The Exhibitor agrees that no display may be dismantled, or goods removed during the entire run of the show or a penalty of $250 shall be paid and the Exhibitor will not be allowed to participate in any future NEFEC shows. The Exhibitor agrees to remove the exhibit, equipment, and appurtenances from the show building by the final move out time. In the event of failure to do so, the Exhibitor agrees to pay for such additional costs as may be incurred by Management.
12. The Exhibitor will comply with the rules and regulations of any unionized contractors, which may be selected by Management to service the Exhibitors. Any dispute between the Exhibitor and any such contractor or union representative will be referred to Management for resolution, whose decision shall be final and binding on all parties.
13. Management reserves the right to cancel this contract and to withhold possession of the space or to expel the Exhibitor there from if the Exhibitor fails to comply with any terms and conditions of this contract or the show rules and regulation, in which case the Exhibitor shall forfeit as liquidated damages and not as a penalty all payments made pursuant to this contract, all without limiting Management’s other rights and remedies at law under this contract as a result of such failure to comply.

Trade Show Location and Accommodation


1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 2E8

Ontario's Destination Resort & Conference Centre
Fronting Peninsula Lake, just south of North Bay, Deerhurst Resort has become known as Ontario’s premier destination resort and conference centre. Echoing the relaxed setting of Muskoka – one of National Geographic Traveler Magazine “Best of the World 2012” recommended places to visit –Deerhurst Resort offers 760 acres of truly inspiring breakout space. Featuring invigorating four-season outdoor recreation and team building, spa relaxation, renowned cuisine, and breathtaking event space, it’s easy to see why Deerhurst Resort is known as such a special place. With expertise honed by hosting the G8 Summit and other high-profile events, our seasoned planners will make sure that your NEFEC 2020 experience is unforgettable.
Deerhurst Resort offers a wide array of contemporary guest accommodations to suit your needs. All feature contemporary amenities that encourage work and relaxation, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, and comfortable beds crowned with feather duvets. Awaken to gleaming lake views from our lakeside guest rooms. Step out onto balconies from main building rooms and feel rejuvenated by the Muskoka air. Gather with colleagues around the fireplace in newly renovated Junior one-bedroom suites, re-imagined by HGTV Canada's "Designer Guys.” Our luxurious condos are ideal for guests that seek more space in which to entertain clients or connect with friends.

Resort Map

Click on the map to view to download a copy.


Room Types

Please note: Elevator access is available in the Pavilion and Bayshore buildings only. Summit Lodges and condos have stair access only.  Check in time is 4:00pm and check out time is 11:00am. 
There is an 8% Resort Fee (RF) on all accommodations.  A one-night deposit is required to reserve.
Lakeside Guest Rooms: Newly renovated rooms located at the beach. These rooms feature two queen beds, mini fridge, sitting area, and stunning view of the lake. 5-minute walk to the Main Building.  Shuttle available to/from the main building.
2020 Rate: $140 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee
Pavilion Room 2 Queen: Main building with two queen beds, mini fridge, television, desk, safe, internet, and most with balcony or terrace.  Main Building Guest Rooms & Suites (10-minute walk to lake). Be in the center of it all in these cozy guest accommodations, located in the Pavilion. 
2020 Rate: $140 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee
Summit Lodge Suite King: 1 Bedroom Suite, recently renovated with 1 king bed.  Suites feature living room, stand-up shower, fireplace, kitchenette, and a balcony. Please note there is no elevator access.  There is a common room in the centre of all Summit Lodges offering a great place to gather and network. Housekeeping is included for NEFEC guests.
2020 Rate: $160 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee
Summit Lodge Suite Double: 1 Bedroom Suite, recently renovated with 2 double beds.  Suites feature living room, stand-up shower, fireplace, kitchenette, and a balcony.  Please note there is no elevator access.  There is a common room in the centre of all Summit Lodges offering a great place to gather and network. Housekeeping is included for NEFEC guests.
2020 Rate: $160 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee
2 Bedroom Condo: Newly renovated includes 1 king bed in master bedroom, 2 queen beds in second bedroom, separate living room with fireplace, and kitchen with full size appliances.  Each room has its own bathroom. Shuttle available to/from the main building. Can accommodate 3-4 people. Housekeeping is included for NEFEC guests. 
2020 Rate:  $225 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee
Greens 3 Bedroom Condo: Our newly renovated condo features a golf course view, 1 king bed in the master bedroom, 2 queen beds in the second bedroom, and 1 queen bed in the third bedroom. Living room with fireplace and kitchen. Located 3-minutes from main building and 5-minutes from lake.  Each room has it's own bathroom. Sleeps 4-6.  Housekeeping is included for NEFEC guests.
2020 Rate:  $335 per night, plus HST & Resort Fee

Deerhurst Resort Reservations

Important: All reservations must be accompanied by a one night’s room and tax deposit in the form of a cheque, or major credit card. Deerhurst Resort will not hold any rooms unless a deposit has been made at the time of reservation. The balance of the attendees’ full stay total is required at the time of check in. If the balance is not paid to Deerhurst Resort by that date, Deerhurst Resort may release the room. If the reservation is cancelled after that date, or the guest’s stay is shortened, all amounts paid to Deerhurst Resort are non-refundable.

Reservations: To reserve your room, please call 1-800-461-4393 and let the hotel know that you are with the NEFEC 2020 group to get the room rate.

The special room rate will be held until Friday February 28, 2020.  Rooms go very quickly at this hotel, so secure your room now.

Amenities and Activities at Deerhurst Resort

Whatever activities you seek – from summertime splashing in the lake, winter sports or off-road adventures – with all 760 acres offered, your Ontario getaway at Deerhurst Resort is guaranteed to be unforgettable. Enjoy everything from exceptional golf, boating, treetop trekking, and horseback riding in summer to skiing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, and skating in winter. Be sure to explore our local town of Huntsville with its Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery and unique shops, just minutes away. The sheer scope of activities and things to do right on property is unmatched by any other Ontario resort.

Activities/amenities include:
  • Deerhurst Resort features an indoor swimming pool with a whirlpool and children’s wading pool, plus two seasonal outdoor pools located throughout the property.
  • Indoor rock-climbing wall provides a challenge for all ages with different degrees of difficulty. Test your strength and reach for the top!
  • Indoor games room fun! The lively indoor games room will make you feel like you have crossed into another world. Play these entertaining carnival style games and collect enough tickets to win the big prize! Open daily year-round. No advance booking required.
  • Visit the stables at Deerhurst and take part in one of their many activities. Enjoy a guided trail ride on horseback. For ages 10 and older, no experience necessary. Available daily except Wednesdays.
  • Discover the joys of maple syrup right here in Muskoka. From maple inspired menus and sugar shacks to the Muskoka Maple Festival, everything maple is right here. Yum!
  • Pick up a hiking map and explore the countryside around the resort. Hit the trails and head up to Lookout Point for a magical view of the resort or try the NEW sanctuary trail.
Amba Spa
Set in beautiful Muskoka, our hotel spa provides an intimate and private setting for your wellness escape.
Experience the place where harmony and relaxation not only meet but work in tandem to help you achieve complete and total well-being. With a selection of soothing body treatments, massage therapy, facials, manicures, and pedicures you can enhance your stay with a treatment package custom designed just for you. 
Our full-service spa offers guests amenities designed to indulge the five senses.
This 8,000 sq. ft. oasis of wellness and relaxation features six full-body treatment rooms, five pedicure and three manicure stations, intimate couple’s massage room, steam room, swimming pool, and whirlpool.
Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday 9:00am – 6:00pm | Friday & Saturday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Book an appointment by calling: 1-800-461-4393 | 705-789-7113 ext. 4488

Trade Show Floor Plan 

Click on the image below to view the interactive floor plan.

2020 Exhibitor List 

Below is the  exhibitor list. Be sure to check back for updates.

To view the trade show floorplan, click here.

Last updated February 13

Booth Number
1200 Degrees – Darch Fire
3M | Scott Fire & Safety
A.J. Stone Co. Ltd.
ALG Safety
Annex/FFIC/Firehall Bookstore
Battleshield Industries Limited
Biernat Fire - Feu Inc.
Breton Smartek-FireQ-RVS
Bulldog Hose Company
Carrier Centers Emergency Vehicles
C-Max Fire Solutions
Code 4 Fire & Rescue Inc.
Dependable Emergency Services
Draeger Safety Canada Ltd.
Eco Securica Inc. (Reinoldmax)
Emergency Management & Training Inc.
ERAC - Emergency Response Assistance Canada
Fanshawe College
Fire Marque
Fisher's Regalia & Uniform Accoutrements Co. Ltd.
Fort Garry Fire Trucks Ltd.
FORTLOG Services
Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.
GovDeals Canada
ICO Technologies
Inservus Management
KEHOE LE Distributors Inc.
Krown Corporate/Krown Rust Control
Lakeshore Hydrant Services Inc.
Levitt-Safety Ltd.
Lifesaving Society Ontario
Lightning Equipment Sales Inc.
M & L Supply Fire & Safety
North City Insurance, (a division of) RDA Insurance Corp.
Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Onspot Automatic Tire Chains
PPE Solutions Inc.
Pro Fleet Care
Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA)
ResQtech Systems Inc.
SafeDesign Apparel Inc.
Safetek Emergency Vechicles Ltd.
Sani-Gear Fire
Sootsoap Supply Co. Ltd.
Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd.
Talbot Marketing/Uniforms
Tech Forward Fire Solutions Ltd.
Trans Canada Safety
Unisync Group Limited

Trade Show Agenda 

Friday, March 27, 2020
10:00am - 3:30pm
Setup & Registration
4:00pm - 9:00pm
Trade Show Open
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Networking Reception
Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:00am - 8:30am
Tradeshow & Networking Breakfast
8:30am - 4:00pm
Education Conference
10:30am - 12:00pm Coffee Break - Dedicated Attendee Trade Show Time
9:00am - 1:00pm
Trade Show
1:00pm - 4:00pm Lunch and Trade Show Tear Down
Banquet Reception and Banquet (ticket required)


Sponsorship-Marketing Opportunities

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we can offer attendees engaging and educational guest speakers, entertaining evening functions, and delicious refreshments. For exhibitors, sponsorships and marketing opportunities help you engage the customers you need to grow your business.

Sponsorships are powerful opportunities to gain a competitive edge, maintain customer loyalty, identify new markets, and achieve your marketing goals. Our marketing opportunities help you focus directly on your desired audience as our event is specifically targeted to the people who use your products and services every day.

The staff and committee members of the NEFEC work diligently to save you money on the exhibit space, overnight accommodations, and business travel time. It is our hope that exhibitors re-invest the extra funds in the form of a sponsorship to take your marketing and sales to the next level, beyond the booth. 

Each NEFEC sponsorship opportunity includes special inclusions, customized to that package.  The following benefits are also included in all opportunities:

  • First choice of booth location at the event venue.
  • Electronic copy of the 2020 conference registration list with contact details.
  • Recognition on the NEFEC website with direct access to company website.
  • Signage at the event.
  • Opportunity to provide a delegate bag insert.
  • Use of the NEFEC logo (subject to creative approval).

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities


Annual Banquet, Saturday, March 28

Celebrate another successful conference and trade show with over 350 guests!  A semi-formal evening, sponsors branding will be incorporated into the entire evening 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 your company website; and
  • Delegate bag insert.

Annual Banquet Reception, Saturday, March 28

Host the pre-banquet reception and brand the event with your company’s logo.  Each guest will receive a complimentary beverage and nibbles while freely chatting with one another providing a valuable networking experience.  Your company’s logo will be included on the beverage tickets and throughout the event space.  Includes 2 tickets to the banquet.

Trade Show Networking Reception, Friday, March 27

Treat all guests to complimentary appetizers and munchies at Friday’s Networking Night at theTrade Show.  Satisfy attendees hunger while you host the event.
Sponsorship inclusions:
  • Recognition and signage throughout event space;
  • Delegate bag insert;
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications; and
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.

Delegate Bag

Everyone LOVES the delegate bag.  Ensure your marketing goes beyond-the-booth by sponsoring an item that delegates use every day.  Your company logo will be placed on the item (along with the NEFEC logo). Co-sponsors are welcome!
Sponsorship inclusions:  
  • Co-branded delegate bag with your company logo and NEFEC logo;
  • Choice of branded item to provide to delegates;
  • Delegate bag insert;
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications; and
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.

Workshop Sponsor Sunday, March 29

Ongoing training and continuing education are VITAL to the fire service.  NEFEC offers up to 6 different workshops on Sunday geared to assist attendees in their continuing education.  By sponsoring a workshop, you get recognition during the workshop including your company’s branding, an opportunity to introduce the workshop speaker, and address attendees and recognition on certificates.  A great way to give back to the fire service!
Please call for details

Welcome Pub Night, Thursday, March 26

A great way to welcome delegates to the event, in a fun relaxing atmosphere!  As hosts of the evening, have your company representatives greet all guests while they enjoy a complimentary beverage from you and some yummy appetizers.  Your company’s branding will be included in all aspects of the event - A great way to start off NEFEC!
Sponsorship inclusions:
  • Recognition and signage throughout event space;
  • Delegate bag insert;
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications; and
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.

Entertainment at the Banquet Saturday, March 28

Everyone loves to be entertained!  The sponsor of the entertainment will get 2 tickets to the banquet and introduce and thank our AMAZING entertainer.  Recognition to the sponsor will be given before and during the show – great way to make a lasting impression!

Companions Program

This is a great opportunity to give back to those who support your customers. The companion program offers unique excursions in the surrounding area.  As a sponsor, your branding will be included in all aspects of the event and you can send a company host to participate.

Lanyard Sponsor - SOLD

Every attendee, vendor, and guest speaker must wear a name badge at all times during NEFEC.  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.
Sponsorship Inclusions:
  • Branded lanyard with your company logo;
  • Recognition on event materials and e-Communications;
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website; and
  • Delegate bag insert.

Trade Show Networking Breakfast Saturday, March 28

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;
  • Delegate bag insert;
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications; and
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.

NEFEC Lunch Sponsor - 3 Available

Treat over 300 conference attendees to a lunch during one of the conference days. As a sponsor, your company branding will be incorporated into the meal room and you can provide company materials to be placed at each lunch table. We also offer a package for sponsoring all lunches which  includes additional benefits – customized to your brand.

Sponsorship inclusions:
  • Recognition and signage throughout event space;
  • Delegate bag insert;
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communication; and
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.

NEFEC Saturday Trade Show Coffee Break

Treat all guests to coffee & treats on the trade show floor for our 2-hour coffee break on Saturday, while they visit the trade show booths and network.  Satisfy attendees hunger while you host the event. 
Sponsorship inclusions:
  • Recognition and signage throughout event space;
  • Delegate bag insert;
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications; and
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.

NEFEC Breakfast - 2 Available

Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day. Capture the attendee’s attention by sponsoring all breakfasts during the conference.
Sponsorship inclusions:
  • Recognition and signage throughout event space;
  • Delegate bag insert;
  • Recognition on event materials and e-communications; and
  • Recognition on website with direct access to company website.

NEFEC Coffee Breaks – 3 Available

Long days require lots of coffee. Get yourself front and centre with the conference attendees by sponsoring their coffee breaks - twice a day - throughout the length of the conference.
Sponsorship Inclusions:
As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to place marketing and company information throughout the breaks. Full day sponsors get additional branded cups!

Guest Speaker

A great way to put yourself in front of the audience.  Each guest speaker sponsor will get to introduce the speaker and provide a short message directly to the audience that buys your products or services.  An invaluable opportunity!
Starting at $1,000

Whether you choose one of our predetermined packages, or would like to create your own custom program to fit your company’s specific needs, our sponsorship opportunities will help you focus directly on your desired audience and your return on investment.  Don’t miss a great opportunity to give back to the northeastern fire service by having your company front-and-centre!
If you're interested in sponsoring any element of the NEFEC, or customizing your own sponsorship package, please contact Kris Newton at 905-426-9865, x224 or by email to
Please note: Sponsorship proposals will be negotiated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Dining Options at Deerhurst

Discover the delicious tastes of Muskoka dining in Huntsville where the restaurants of Deerhurst are committed to the “eat local” food movement. Director of Food & Beverage Rory Golden has been a true advocate for Ontario growers and producers, assisting in the creation of the Savour Muskoka culinary trail. Now, Executive Chef, David Bakker is continuing and furthering that tradition working with 20 local food producers. Seasonally, Deerhurst harvests its own honey, herbs, shiitake mushrooms, and maple syrup right at the resort.

Eclipse Dining Room - A Muskoka Favourite

Sweeping lake vistas are the ideal accompaniments to generous breakfasts and great dining experiences with family and friends. Our signature Savour Muskoka inspired dining room is known for locally-inspired menus, bountiful buffets, Muskoka’s longest running Sunday brunch, and experienced and courteous service. 
Reservations required for dinner seatings.

Compass Grill & Bar

Centrally located just steps from the lobby, Compass Grill & Bar is the place to gather for a refreshing cocktail, casual intimate dinner, or an exquisite glass of wine. Here, the menu is pleasantly familiar bistro fare with an inviting twist, celebrating inspiring choices in a contemporary Muskoka setting.
Sunday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 3:00pm – 12:00am

Maple Pub & Patio

Grab some friends and settle in while enjoying the best selection of pub classics, and cool beverages after a day meetings, on the course, on the water, relaxing or doing outdoor adventures. Enjoy a casual atmosphere and casual dining.

Options in Huntsville


Hidden Valley Resort - The Birches Restaurant

Muskoka hospitality and dining at its finest, overlooking Peninsula Lake Huntsville Muskoka.
The Birches Restaurant promotes local suppliers and features menu offerings that highlight local products.


Spencer’s Tall Trees

A Culinary treat in the center of Huntsville, Tall Trees enjoys a reputation for quality food, wine, and hospitality. Chef/Owner Randy Spencer produces simple yet elegant classics with the finest and most unique products available creating balanced and innovative dishes carefully married to the restaurant's award winning wine list. His daily 3 course table d’hote is a favourite with the locals and visitors alike, not only for the quality but also the value. 
87 Main St W, Huntsville, ON P1H 1X1
Reservations:  (705) 789-9769

On the Docks Pub

On the Docks Pub has been the hot spot for visitors and locals in the Huntsville area for the last 20 years. It is the epitome of Muskoka Cottage life. Relaxed atmosphere by day and summer party central at night! Located in the heart of Huntsville and right on the town dock; it doesn’t get more central than this!
Phone: (705) 789-7910

Address: 90 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario.


3 Guys and a Stove

3 Guys and a Stove is a place where multi-level seasoning and multi-layered flavours are applied to real, honest comfort foods that are healthy, aromatic, and addictively good. Here and there you will enjoy the spice and aroma of the Caribbean, a dash of Southeast Asia, or a good dose of “down-home southern comfort”. Whatever you eat, it will be delightfully simple, and simply delicious. So sit back, relax, and let your taste buds savour the flavour.

Phone: (705) 789-1815
Address: 143 Highway 60 East Huntsville, Ontario


Destination Overview 

Visiting Huntsville

Huntsville is nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario, located in the hilly terrain of the Canadian Shield and is dotted with many lakes. Due to its natural beauty and abundant natural resources Huntsville is known as a major tourist destination drawing people from around the world. The Toronto Star ranked the town the #1 place to take a summer trip in 2011.  
You will always feel welcome in this inclusive community all months of the year.  Huntsville is a great vacation destination to browse, shop, eat and stay and is also the major gateway to Algonquin Provincial Park.  There are plenty of things to do while you're are here.
For more information on what Huntsville has to offer, visit Tourism and Events Huntsville at


Questions about registration and general inquiries can be sent to Laura Aivaliotis, Registrar by email at or by phone at 905-426-9865 x230.
If you have any questions regarding the trade show, conference, Deerhurst Resort, or potential sponsorship opportunitiesplease contact Kris Newton, Events & Trade Show Manager at 905-426-9865, x224 or by email at