Companion Program

Tuesday, May 9

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  •  Chair's Welcome Reception
Hockey Hall of Fame

Join us as we kick off our 92nd Annual Convention and Trade Show! This Reception is the perfect opportunity to connect with other delegates and introduce yourself to other members of the industry.

Wednesday, May 10

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.Delegate and Companion Breakfast
Metro Toronto Convention Centre featuring Keynote speaker Matthew Corrin, Founder and CEO, Freshii Restaurants

10:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.Companion Program
(Departure by motor coach from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Entrance)

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Soup Making -
The Edible Story, 320 Richmond Street East

Join with fellow CPMA companions as we contribute to our host city, Toronto. Under the guidance of Chef Alanna and Chef Brian from The Edible Story you will work as a team to create a variety of different soups featuring a variety of vegetables. The soup will be donated to local area food banks.

The Distillery12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. • Lunch
(Location: Distillery District)
Founded in 1832, this Canadian National Historic Site has undergone a transformation in recent years. The result is a dramatic fusion of old and new Victorian Industrial architecture and stunning 21st century design and creativity. The Distillery District is an internationally acclaimed village of one-of-a-kind stores, shops, galleries, studios, restaurants, cafes, theatres and more.

Your walking tour will include appetizers and lunch at Mill Street followed by a “Dessert Tasting” before concluding the tour.

The motor coach will depart from the Distillery District at 2:30 en route to Ripley’s Aquarium.


Ripleys-Aquarium3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Ripley’s Aquarium

Immerse yourself in a world of 16,000 aquatic animals and discover your own underwater adventure. The Aquarium features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive opportunities.

Visit the aquarium at your own pace and return to your hotel at your leisure.

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. • After Party
InterContinental Hotel Ballrooms

Thursday, May 11

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Awards Breakfast at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Trade Show
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Annual Banquet Reception
7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.Annual Banquet • Dinner and Entertainment


*Program subject to change