Buyers

Key Dates

  • Buyer Cancellation Deadline

    March 1 2019

    Buyer Registration Policies

    Cancellations

    In the unfortunate event you need to cancel once you’ve registered for Rendez-vous, we ask you to submit cancellation and refund requests in writing to the RVC project office. Requests received by March 1, 2019 will receive a full refund minus a $100 processing fee.* Regrettably, refunds will not be granted for requests received after March 1, 2019.

    *Credit cards will be processed within three (3) business days of receipt of request for refund. Cheque refunds may not be processed until after RVC 2019.

     

    Substitutions

    Substitution of a registered Buyer is accepted any time with the written authorization of the approved Buyer who is no longer able to attend, orwritten authorization from the Primary Company contact. Please submit substitution requests to the RVC project office.**

    **Where applicable, appointment schedules and hotel accommodations will automatically transfer from the original Buyer to the substitute Buyer.

     

    Your Name Badge is Your All-Access Pass

    Badges, bearing individual and registered organizations’ names and country of operation are required to gain entry to all official RVC functions. Badges are non-transferrable, must be visible always and may not be defaced or altered with business cards, pins, or stickers.

    Lost or misplaced badges are subject to a $100 reprint fee.

     

    Bringing a Friend?

    Your individual registration gives you all access to Rendez-vous Canada’s full schedule of events. Unfortunately, guests, spouses, family members, VIPs or accompanying persons are not permitted access to any Rendez-vous Canada facilities, events, functions or activities unless they too are registered participants or have been specifically authorized by the host of a function and have approval by Rendez-vous Canada organizing team. Rendez-vous Canada does not sell individual tickets to functions, events, activities, etc.

     

    Code of Conduct

    Rendez-vous Canada provides an opportunity for Buyers and Sellers of Canadian tourism experiences to engage, collaborate and learn innovative ways to market and sell Canada through marketplace meetings and hosted on and offsite functions and events. It is not a place for inappropriate behaviour, or any activities that are off-topic, disruptive or abusive.

    Action may be taken to address any individual or group who fails to comply with the Rendez-vous Code of Conduct. All violations of the law will be reported to local authorities. For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1. Non-emergencies can reach the Metropolitan Toronto Police at (416) 808-2222.

     

    Right to Review Participation

    Destination Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) reserve the right to review both an individual and organization’s participation at Rendez-vous Canada and the Selection Criteria on an annual basis to ensure it is consistent with current conditions and trends. Appeals, in writing, to decisions can be made to Destination Canada who will appoint three committee members to review the decision.

    The number of requested appointments and total appointments from the previous year’s Rendez-vous Canada are determining factors for continued participation in Rendez-vous Canada. TIAC, Destination Canada and provincial and territorial coordinators reserve the right to establish performance thresholds as a method of managing access to participation in Rendez-vous Canada.

    Buyers who schedule fewer than 40 appointments and buyers who cancel 10% or more of their appointments onsite (or no-shows, cancellations without valid reasons) may not be re-invited to participate in future Rendez-vous Canada events.

    As part of the registration process, all participants must agree to adhere to the Rules of Engagement and abide by the above stated Code of Conduct of Rendez-vous Canada.