June 2015

The countdown to summer fun is on! Here at CNE headquarters we are busy gearing up for what will be an exciting 18 days of food, shopping, thrills and fun. Are YOU ready to maximize your experience at the fair and make an impact on new customers? 


Download the 2015 Exhibitor Kit, it's your key to a successful CNE! 


Take advantage of our NEW Exhibitor Marketing Opportunities

- Floor Decals 

- Entrance & Exit Sampling 
- Meter Boards

- And Much More ...  


Review Important Forms & Deadlines Below


Action Required 
25% Installment Payment (3rd Payment)
June 15
Food Safety Acknowledgement Form 
June 15
Product Category Listing
June 17
Cents of Taste Opportunity 
June 17 
Certificate of Insurance 
July 14
Exhibitor Services Order Kit 
July 21
GES Order Kit 
July 24
Health & Safety Form 
July 27
Coca-Cola Vendor Order Form 
July 31
Food Preparation Form 
August 4
Food Transportation Manifest 
August 4


 to forward this newsletter to your team! 

Boost Your Brand & Booth Traffic with Exhibitor Promotional Packages and Sponsorships!

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

Take advantage of our NEW Marketing and Branding Opportunities that will give your company a significant presence at the fair and capture the attention of our 1.4 million visitors. 
All marketing and branding opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to download the Exhibitor Marketing & Branding Order Form or contact Sarah Miele at 416.263.3718 / smiele@theex.com for more information.

There is more than one way to participate - We offer affordable options!

Payment Reminder


A friendly reminder that your third 25% Installment Payment is due June 15th, 2015. 


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


Jeannette Mintz | 416.263.3849 | jmintz@theex.com 



Thank you for your prompt payments! 

Please note that late payments are subject to an interest charge of 2% per day.

Food Building Kit 
Your Guide to the 2015 CNE 

Whether it's your first time at the CNE or you're an experienced vendor, the Food Building Kit is an easy-to-use guide to help make exhibiting a smooth process and ensure you have a successful show. 

The  Mandatory Health & Safety Form has been added to Food Building Kit and is available for download. Review the key information and submit the Health & Safety Form by July 27. 

Click here to view the 2015 Food Building Kit. PDF files are available for download. 
Food Safety Policies and Procedures

Food Building Procedures Include: 
- All food service operators must provide a listing of all food product suppliers 

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

- All food service operators must have one management employee on staff at the CNE who has successfully completed the City of Toronto Public Health Department Food Handlers Certification. 

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

All food service operators are required to complete and sign the following documents acknowledging compliance.  

The CNE Food Safety Training is a Complimentary Course

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.

7. Review key food safety procedures with staff and 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. Ensure that the latest copy of the Food Safety Inspection Report is available for viewing upon request.

11. 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.

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
Food Building Move-In Process

In order to ensure an efficient and effective move in, all exhibitors must make an appointment in  order to gain access into the Food Building beginning June 3 through June 30, 2015.

Booths slated for construction & upgrades must have scheduled appointments in order to  ensure that all elements are approved prior to build. All construction and repairs must be  completed by June 30, 2015. 

The Food Building is closed in July due to the PanAm Games .

Appointments must be made in advance directly with  Jeannette Mintz 
Telephone: 416.263.3849 | Email: jmintz@theex.com

It is strictly forbidden to bring in any food products into the building (fresh or dry goods).
Any food or beverage items identified on premises will be turned back. Fresh or dry goods will be al lowed entry beginning Friday, August 14, 2015 only.  

Please review the detailed  Food Building Move-In Process
Cents of Taste

Cents of Taste provides readers of the Toronto Star with the opportunity to collect medallion coupons found in the newspaper and trade them in for special promotions in the Food Building. 

Participating vendors will have their booth name and incentive promotion featured in a full page ad in the Toronto Star Newspaper. 

Space is limited - Click here to complete the Cents of Taste Application. 

Submission Deadline is June 17, 2015

Westin Harbour Castle  
Official Hotel Partner of the CNE

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

Available for arrivals from Aug. 14 - Sept. 9, 2015
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 the CNE 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 dollars for your Concession 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.

Download the Insurance Coverage Letter & the Exhibitor Insurance Application  and take advantage of the Early Bird Rates before July 14th to Save!

Need booth/ promo staff?  Deliver exceptional customer service with professional staff! 
Exhibit Booth Staff
BBW International 
T: 416-767-3036 
Promotional Ambassadors     
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