APRIL 2016  

The  2016 Canadian National Exhibition may seem like  months away, but we can assure you that the fair is right around the corner. 

We are feverishly working to create amazing experiences not only for our guests, but for the people who are with us for 18 days from dawn 'till dusk - YOU, our valued food building partner. 

Now that spring has sprung. You are going to be hearing a lot more from us ... 

Stay up-to-date on all aspects of the CNE through our Food Building Newsletters. We will be regularly sending you information on everything from important deadlines to tips and tricks to succeed this season. 

Food Building Concessions information is also available on the  Vendor Info section of theex.com. 

Continue reading for information on: 
- Food Safety Policies & Procedures 
- On-Site Branding and Promotions 
- Pre-Show Marketing Opportunities 
- NEW!  CNE Innovation Garage 
- & More ... 
Payment Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that your second  25% Installment Payment is past due. 

If you have not already done so, please contact your Account Manager to arrange payment.

Jeannette Mintz
|  416.263.3849 / jmintz@theex.com

Next Payment Due:  June 13th, 2016 

Thank you for your prompt payments!
Contracted Menu Items

What's listed on your license agreement is what is allowed to be sold at the 2016 CNE. If it's not approved, it cannot be sold.

The deadline for new food menu items has passed - for more information please contact Jeannette Mintz at jmintz@theex.com or 416.263.3849.
Food Safety Policies & Procedures

All Food Service Concessionaires at the CNE MUST:

1. Be in compliance with Toronto Public Health requirements prior to the opening of the CNE.

2. Operate in compliance with Toronto Public Health requirements at all times.

3. Any infractions identified by Toronto Public Health or the CNE microbiological consultants or its staff must be corrected immediately.

4. Ensure that only properly trained staff in the area of food handling are employed.

5. All food handlers must complete the CNE Food Handlers Course provided by the City of Toronto Public Health Department or provide documentation of completion of an equivalent certification program.

6. Ensure that all staff is in possession of a valid CNE Food Handler Training button or training card issued by Toronto Public Health or a recognized Food Handler Training Certificate. The Food Handlers Training Button is provided at our complimentary Food Safety Training Session (dates TBC).

7. Review key food safety procedures with staff and will post in an accessible location the CNE Food Building Handbook on food safety guidelines.

8. Monitor all food operations to ensure compliance with Toronto Public Health requirements.

9. Will ensure the Inspection Notice is posted in a visible location - all notices Conditional or Pass or Closed must be displayed at all times.

10. Will ensure that the latest copy of the Food Safety Inspection Report is available for viewing upon request.

11. Will monitor all food handlers within their operation to ensure compliance with the Expectations for Food Handlers in the CNE Food Building and on the grounds.

12. All food service operators must provide a list of all food product suppliers.

13. All food service operators must reveal how food products are being shipped and what measures are being taken to maintain temperature control during the shipping process.

and return the attached  Food Safety Acknowledgement Form

If you have any questions or require further clarification, please contact:

Jeannette Mintz  
|  416.263.3849 / jmintz@theex.com  
Gilbert Estephan
|  416.263.3846 / gestephan@theex.com

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On-Site Branding and Promotions 
Book Today and Boost your Brand!

Are you looking for a way to get a leg up on the competition... stand out from the crowd...drive traffic or create awareness? 

Take advantage of our full range of Branding and Promotional Opportunities and capture the attention 
of our 1.6 million visitors. 

Click here to download On-Site Branding & Promotions Package Information 
Click here to download the  On-Site Branding & Promotions Package Order Form 

Need help to find the right promo? 
Call or e-mail Marianne Mailer at 416.263.3708 /  mmailer@theex.com

Limited Quantities Available. All packages are available on a first come, first served basis. 

2016 Avatar 

Let everyone know where you'll be 
August 19 to September 5, 2016.

Upload the CNE Avatar onto your website and help drive traffic to your booth. Embed the following URL link on your website - www.theex.com

Share the Avatar with your followers on social media! Don't forget to tag the CNE  @letsgototheex and use the hashtags #CNE2016 #letsgototheex
so we can find you!

Contact Marianne Mailer at mmailer@theex.com to receive  your avatar. 
Online Teaser Card

Promote your presence and incentive promotions at the fair! 

Use the online teaser card in your newsletters and your custom e-blasts. The writeable information box allows you to advertise your company, location/booth number and special CNE promotions. 

Click here to download your Online Teaser Card. 

Launching at the 2016 fair, the CNE Innovation Garage will showcase the latest technology and commercial products.

CNE Innovation Garage will feature:

Exhibitor Space 
Connect with tech-savvy consumers and sell your gadgets, tech, apps and more, 3 days only!  

Pitch Competition 
The brightest young innovators from Universities & Colleges across Ontario will converge on stage to pitch their revolutionary inventions as they compete for prize money and start-up services.

Innovation Playground
An open design area where visitors can interact with inventors and their inventions.

Refer a Friend!  Do you have a friend or  business   associate that is the perfect fit for the Innovation Garage? 

Westin Harbour Castle
Official Hotel Partner

The Canadian National Exhibition Package includes:
- Luxurious accommodations
- Breakfast for two in the Lobby Café (CAD $10 value)
- Two adult tickets to the CNE (CAD $36 value)

Available for arrivals from Aug. 12 - Sept. 7, 2016 
Rate of CAD $199* per night + taxes (based on availability)


Reserve a Standard Room
Rate of CAD $149* per night + taxes (based on availability)

Click here to book online or call 1-866-716-8101 and reference rate plan CNEPKG for our package or CNESPEC for our room rate only.

*Some restrictions apply. Dates and rates mentioned are subject to availability. Prices are in Canadian funds and do not include taxes and gratuities. Prices based on double occupancy and standard rooms, unless otherwise indicated. Subject to availability at time of booking. Cannot be used with any other promotional offer. On new bookings only. Not valid for group travel. A valid credit card is required to book and is required at check-in. All charges will be the responsibility of the guest.

Important Notice:
** In the event that travel agencies or third party housing bureaus contact you to reserve hotel space through them, please be advised that they are NOT AFFILIATED in any way with the Canadian National Exhibition Show Management, producers of the event. Please report any unauthorized solicitations to Show Management at exhibits@theex.com.
Exhibitor Assistance At Hand

The Canadian National Exhibition is pleased to provide our exhibitors access to the highest level of service through our official suppliers who are available to assist you with your requests and needs.

Are you Insured? As a condition of exhibiting, you are required to have insurance coverage of $5 million for your booth against theft, damage and personal injury. 

The CNE has appointed ExhibitorInsurance.com as the recommended insurance contractor for exhibitors. Visit www.exhibitorinsurance.com or call 905.695.2971 for details.