From February 27 -29, Montreal, Quebec
February 13, 2024

After a long year we are looking forward to seeing you again in Montreal for The Canadian 2024 Golf Course Management Conference and Trade Show in partnership with the QGSA. To our returning delegates welcome back and to our first- time attendees, we extend a warm welcome!
We’ve compiled a few notes for the Canadian: The Green Path to Success to make your time in Montreal enjoyable.
Here is the online schedule for your information. It will also be available at registration, conference level, Hotel Bonaventure Montreal.
Locations and Getting There
All education sessions, equipment technicians’ program, Awards Lunch, Assistants Networking, Opening SociALL and Trade Show will be held at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, 900 rue de la Gauchetiere Ouest. Local telephone number is 514-878-2332. You will need to take an elevator from the main doors to the 10th floor to get to the reception desk. From there, follow the signs to the conference level and take the escalator or elevator down one floor.
The Hotel Bonaventure is located about 20 minutes from the Montreal Airport (YUL), is easily accessible via uber (approximately $40), taxi, and private or public transportation. It is also directly across the street from the VIA Train station and is accessible by the underground tunnels.
The hotel has underground parking shared with the Place Bonaventure accessible from Mansfield Street for $27/day, outdoor parking for oversized vehicles is outside in front of the hotel at $55/day or alternate parking at Safeway Parking – 900 St-Antone W Public Parking for $20/day.
To experience all that Montreal has to offer, visit Tourism Montreal for a list of activities, restaurants and excursions: Tourism Montreal.
Registration Desk and Credential Pick Up   
Your registration package will be available at the registration area, located on the conference level at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal. Your package will include your name badge as well as any event tickets that you have with your package or have purchased individually. You will also be able to pick up your on-site program here.
Staff will be available to distribute badges on Monday, February 26 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The registration desk will open officially on Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 am and will be open until 5:00 pm. It will open at 7:00 am from February 27 - 29 and close evenings at 5:00 pm.
Don’t forget to bring job postings for the job board. Be sure to visit the job board near registration if you are looking for work.
PLEASE NOTE if you have a food allergy we need to advise the catering staff ASAP. Please let Kathryn Wood ([email protected]) know at your very earliest convenience so we can ensure a pleasant and safe dining experience.
Dress for the event is business or golf casual. We appreciate no jeans and no head gear in the sessions. We also ask that you remember to turn your mobile devices to silent or vibrate. The Opening SociALL is business casual or golf attire. Attire for the Awards Ceremony is the same. The evening social event is casual attire.
There will be coat racks at the back of the rooms. Please note CGSA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Continuing Education Credits
The main conference education program begins on Tuesday, February 27 at 8:30 am with the Opening Ceremonies in the Montreal Ballroom (1-4); concurrent sessions will run following that in the Westmount 6 and Montreal 5. If you are interested in obtaining your provincial IPM and/or pesticide license recertification credits you will need to ENSURE you sign the forms at the END of the SESSIONS.  We have incorporated a 10-minute window between sessions to do this and for you to get to the next session. Please make sure you see one of our staff or volunteers just outside the session room. You will still need to track your own attendance at the sessions, but this is the back-up that gets sent to the various agencies verifying your attendance at the session
Here is a look at the CEC options for all Education Sessions (more will be added as approvals are received).
Trade Show
This year the trade show will be held at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal in the St. Laurent Ballroom, which is located on the conference level near the registration desk. The Opening SociALL is on Tuesday, February 27 from 4 – 6 in the foyer outside the education session rooms. All registrants and exhibitors are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Dedicated trade show time starts Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Lunch will be available as well as the Industry Sessions, so you can continue learning during your time in the show. New this year – a bar will be available on the show floor from 1:00 – 3:00. There will be the opportunity to get a professional headshot during the trade show from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Be sure to visit the Online Auction which starts on Tuesday at 9:00 am and closes on Thursday at 3:00. You will be notified by email if you are the winning bidder. Some items will be available to pick up at registration.
Suit-casing is a practice on the part of any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisle or other public spaces, in another company's booth, or in violation of any portion of the exhibition policy. In order to distribute information to and conduct business with attendees, you must have a booth on the trade show floor. All materials must be distributed from the booth and not in the public areas of the hotel. Should you be in violation of this policy you will be asked to leave and no refund will be issued.
Awards Ceremony
The Awards lunch will take place on Tuesday, February 27 at 12:30 pm, Montreal 6 - 8 Boardroom at the Hotel Bonaventure (Tickets are required for this event and are included in the All Access Package). 
Opening SociALL
All delegates and guests are encouraged to attend the Opening SociALL on Tuesday from 4:00 – 6:00 in the Montreal Foyer at the Hotel Bonaventure outside the session rooms. You will have 2 drink tickets in your badge.
The CGSA Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, February 28 at 4:15 pm for CGSA members. All members must check-in with staff and only voting members will get a voting card.
The QGSA Annual General Meeting is Thursday, February 29 at 8:00 am.
Wednesday Night Party at Brutopia
Come out and enjoy some specialty brews on tap or some of the more traditional drinks to pair with some great pub food. Along with live music, its sure to be an enjoyable evening out in Montreal. (Tickets are required for this event and are included in the All Access registration package).
We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!
Contact us at 416-626-8873 until February 23. After that, visit us at the registration desk.
Thank you to our event sponsors
Exclusive Education Sponsor
Awards Lunch Sponsor
Opening SociALL Co-Sponsor

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