The leaders of tomorrow’s travel industry all come together at Rendez-vous Canada to learn from and partner with Canadian tourism professionals, to reshape their businesses and profit from the global demand for Canada. The table-top marketplace is comprised of selling booths, organized in provincial and territorial groupings (with a separate section for national organizations) where pre-scheduled appointments between Buyers and Sellers take place.

Key Dates

  • TIAC Member – Appointment Requests Open

    March 4 2019
  • Buyer and Non-Member – Appointment Requests Open

    March 18 2019
  • Appointment Requests Deadline

    April 5 2019
  • Appointments Posted

    April 15 2019

    Download these guides to help manage your appointments

    Appointment Request Guide

    Guide to Managing your Appointments

    Important to Know

    • Appointments are 11-minutes in length, with a 5-minute break to transition between appointment. A system of chimes and announcements signals the start and end of each appointment.
    • There are 75 appointment slots available; 25 appointments per day.
    • Each appointment-taking delegate (Buyer or full booth Seller) can have up to 69 pre-scheduled appointments plus six (6) scheduled breaks.
    • Delegates can cancel scheduled breaks and book up to 75 appointments if they so choose.
    • Delegates have the option of blocking appointment slots for additional breaks or ad-hoc meetings.
    • Buyers may request back-to-back appointments with the same Seller if the Buyer estimates they will require more than 11 minutes to conclude their discussion with that Seller.
    • Typically, over 95% of perfect matches are successfully booked.

    Appointment Matching

    Buyers and Sellers submit requests indicating who they would like to meet with and assigning a priority to each request. Appointment requests received via the on-line system by the deadline for submission (April 5, 2019) are processed by computer-generated match-making according to the following priorities:

    1. Buyers and TIAC Members who mutually seek appointments create a “perfect match”
    2. Buyers and other Sellers who mutually seek appointments create a “perfect match”
    3. Appointments requested by Buyers
    4. Appointments requested by Sellers

    Manual Appointment Requests

    On April 15, 2019, the match-making process is completed, and manual appointments will open for Delegates to fill any remaining open slots.

    Delegates can add, modify or cancel appointments through their MyRVC portal or the RVC mobile app. To maximize the time for all Buyers and Sellers, delegates who are unable to keep a scheduled appointment for any reason, are requested to cancel as far in advance as possible to allow time to rebook appointments.