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At a time when many professional development and travel budgets are under extreme pressures, we know you’ll need to justify the expense of attending MEC 2018. MEC is the annual conference specifically designed to develop your business experience and entrepreneurial skills that will help maximize the results of museum-based commercial activity in your institution.

Who Should Attend?

If you are involved in revenue generation, retail and food operations, visitor services, admissions, membership, rentals and special events then this is the Conference for you! Here’s why your institution should support your attendance and participation.

The 24 th annual Conference will enable attendees to:

Find solutions to issues you currently face.

Share innovative ideas and best practices with others in the cultural commerce community and learn firsthand what others have been doing.

Discover tools to survive this changing economy and business environment.

Gain valuable information from leaders in our sector.

Visit the MEC Expo with vendors that understand your visitors and your merchandising needs.

Network with your colleagues from across Canada!

The Value of your Participation and Attendance:

Focus on what you will specifically bring back to your institution as return for the investment.

Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A to your colleagues upon your return to share what you learned. That way, others in your institution will also benefit from your attendance, too.

    Simultaneous translation Date     Attend MEC 2018 and receive a $150.00 credit* towards the 2018 CMA National Conference.

* The $150 credit is non transferable and does not apply on daily registrations.
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The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville in downtown Toronto has been selected as the host hotel for MEC 2018. To book a room for the specially-negotiated rate of $159.00 click here   or, if you prefer, call 1-800-859-7180 and quote the group name — MEC2018 .

Please reserve asap and no later than by January 24 th to guarantee this special rate!