Sponsored by
Asking Canadians

Asking Canadians

Sunday, June 10th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tradeshow Reception

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, British Columbia Ballroom

Please join us in celebrating the official opening of the MRIA 2018 Annual Conference. Generously provided by Pinnacle Sponsor AskingCanadians, the reception allows delegates to interact with tradeshow exhibitors while enjoying some tasty treats and delectable cocktails! Use this networking opportunity to start unlocking your market research insights!

Sponsored by
Angus Reid

Monday, June 11th, 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Champagne Reception

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver Island Room

The Champagne Reception is a hallmark of MRIA’s gala evening, where delegates will have the opportunity to network and discuss the day’s learnings with each other. Come and join Platinum Sponsors Angus Reid for an effervescent start to the evening!

Monday, June 11th, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sponsored by
Asking Canadians
and Ipsos

Asking Canadians

2018 MRIA Gala Awards Dinner

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Pacific Ballroom

The Awards Dinner is the social highlight of the MRIA Annual Conference. It gives the Association the opportunity to recognize some of the amazing researchthat our members are performing in the industry. The Gala includes an amazing three-course meal that the delegates will enjoy while the award winners are announced. MRIA would like to thank its Pinnacle Sponsors, Asking Canadians and Ipsos, for making the Gala possible.  

Sponsored by

Monday, June 11th, 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Excellence Awards

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Pacific Ballroom

Celebrate excellence in marketing research with MRIA's prestigious annual excellence awards, open to both agencies and client-side researchers alike. A special thank you goes out to our Excellence Awards Sponsor, Logit. To learn more about this year’s Excellence Awards, click here.

Monday, June 11th, 9:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Sponsored by

Student Case Competition Results

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Pacific Ballroom

The Student Case Competition allows students to show off their analytical and presentation skills for cash prizes. This competition gives students the opportunity to come show the market research community what the future looks like! Thanks to Pinnacle Student Sponsor Logit for making this event possible!

Monday, June 11th, 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

After Party

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, The Roof

After dinner, stay and dance the night away or get your picture taken at the MRIA Photo Booth. Celebrate the conclusion of an amazing evening with your fellow delegates!

Tuesday, June 12th, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sponsored by

MRIA 2018 Conference Closing Reception

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Pacific Ballroom Foyer

After a successful two days, be sure to join us for a last chance to connect and network with your fellow delegates! The closing reception will take place in the exhibit hall and will offer delegates refreshments to cap off the evening. Please join our Pinnacle Sponsor Ipsos as we raise a glass and celebrate the closing of yet another successful conference.


Wheel of Opportunity

MRIA, in partnership with its tradeshow exhibitors, is pleased to bring back the Wheel of Opportunity! Delegates will receive a poker chip in their welcome packages. Trade that chip in for a chance to spin the wheel, located in the entertainment section of the tradeshow floor. Each exhibitor has a space on the wheel. Delegates will spin the wheel and visit the booth they land on to collect their prize! Don't miss the opportunity to join in on the fun!

Tradeshow Bingo

BINGO! The ever-popular Tradeshow Bingo is back for 2018! Delegates will receive bingo cards in their welcome packages, and then the real fun begins! Each tradeshow exhibitor has a unique bingo stamp assigned to their booth number. Visit the booths, fill your card, and enter in the draw for an amazing prize!

Let's Make a Deal

Back by popular demand, the wildly successful Let's Make a Deal! Delegates have the opportunity to win gift cards or trade them for mystery prizes. Could be a BBQ smoker, could be an MRIA stress ball! Want to take your chances? Make sure you stay till the end of each day of the conference for your opportunity to win BIG, or small!

Monday, June 11th: 2:35 pm – 2:50 pm
Tuesday, June 12th: 10:10 am – 10:25 am, 2:35 pm – 2:50 pm

Recharge, Refresh, and Renew – 15 Minutes of Mindfulness

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Burrard Room

You've come to the MRIA conference to connect and learn.  But what you really need right now is a few minutes break from it all so that you can get the most out of the next session!  

Please join us in this mini-session on mindfulness, where you will get some insight into this age-old practice and a chance to let your mind come out of the fray and into a place of calm.  Not only will you leave with a calmer, more centred mind, but you will also take away some mindfulness techniques that will help you be less stressed and more focused at work and home.

For more information, please click here.

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors

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