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2019 AGM & Convention

September 21-23, 2019 | Saint John Trade & Convention Centre | Saint John, NB


Our AGM & Convention brings together over 320 chamber of commerce executives and community business leaders to discuss the economic and political issues that affect the prosperity of Canadian business. This event enables our member chambers to become more relevant and successful advocates for their communities. It is also THE opportunity for chambers of commerce to present their member businesses’ key concerns to our cross-country network. The resolutions adopted pave the way to foster a stronger economic environment for business and will be presented to the federal government and shape our public policy objectives for the upcoming year.

This year's program features a Chambers Competition, discussions about the federal election - party platforms, predictions and what those outcomes mean for Canadian business - and digital advocacy, our annual policy resolution debates and plenty of East Coast hospitality.

2019 is a year to celebrate!

We are excited to be returning to Saint John to celebrate two important milestones: the anniversary of our very first AGM, which was held in Saint John in 1926, and the 200th anniversary of the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce, our gracious and enthusiastic host.  

We look forward to welcoming you in #SaintAwesome!


Meeting Materials

Preliminary Agenda

2019 Proposed Policy Resolutions Book

Proxy Form for Policy Debates

Notice of the Annual Meeting

Proxy Form for Annual Meeting

Mid-year Financial Results (available in the members-only section)



Registration Rates:
Very Early Bird Rate (May 1 to July 3): $580.00 + 15% HST
Early Bird Rate (July 4 to July 31): $625.00 + 15% HST
Regular Rate: (August 1 to September 21): $700.00 + 15% HST
Spouse Rate: $400.00 + 15% HST
Gala Only: $150.00 + 15% HST

Register today!



Hilton Saint John (Across the street from the convention centre) *ROOM BLOCK SOLD OUT*
One Market Square, Saint John, NB, E2L 4Z6

Room Rates (include complimentary high speed internet):
Standard - $199.00 + 15% HST
Junior Suite - $234.00  + 15% HST
Club Floor - $249.00 + 15% HST
Club Junior Suite - $284.00 + 15% HST

Please book your room on or before August 30, 2019. To book your hotel room, please contact the hotel directly at 506-693-8484.Please ensure that you ask for the "Canadian Chamber of Commerce" room block. Or book online by clicking here.


Delta Saint John (CCEC & Caucus meeting location) - approx. 250 m from the convention centre *ROOM BLOCK SOLD OUT*
39 King Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 4W3

Room Rates (include complimentary WIFI):
Deluxe 1 King Bed - $199.00 + 15% HST
Deluxe 2 Queen Beds - $199.99 + 15% HST

Please book your room on or before August 30, 2019. To book your hotel room, please contact the hotel directly at 506-648-1981. Please ensure that you ask for the "Canadian Chamber of Commerce" room block. Or book online by clicking here



Air Canada - Exclusive and Official Airline

To obtain a discount on your travel with Air Canada, access and enter the promotion code, 9XDCMAZ1, in the search pane.

    • The booking is to be made to the following city: Saint John, YSJ (NB)
    • The travel period begins Saturday, September 14, 2019 and ends Monday, September 30, 2019.
    • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
    • No discount will apply to Tango bookings.



We are pleased to announce that we will be able to bring two chambers to our event in Saint John; the chamber executives from Terrace (BC), Michelle Taylor, and Eastern PEI (Montague, PE), Lori MacGregor, will be attend this year. Thanks to our generous sponsor, ESSO, for making this happen.


Chambers Competition: Influence in Action

Chambers are event machines. They host events for networking. They host events for recognition. They hold events for learning. But they also hold events that shape awareness of “the issues.” The Chambers Competition aims to shine the light on chambers’ events and the connection of advocacy. Learn best practices from our finalists for making your events effective advocacy channels.



  • Four chambers, one event: Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce and Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
  • Surrey Board of Trade


Sponsorship Opportunities

View our sponsorship opportunities. For further information on sponsorship, contact Melissa McGee at


Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada Conference

The Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada (CCEC) runs its conference immediately preceding our AGM & Convention (September 19-21). The CCEC's program and registration are now available. 



Come early and stay after the conference to see all that Saint John has to offer! Visit Discover Saint John for more information.


Refund Policy

Conference registration fees for delegates and spouses are fully refundable up until Aug. 21. From Aug. 22 to Sept. 6, registration fees are refundable, subject to a $200 (+ 15% HST) cancellation fee. After Sept. 6, registration fees are non-refundable. Gala tickets sales are non-refundable. All registrations and ticket purchases are transferrable at any time. Please contact Kristy Murray for a refund. 


Thank You to Our Sponsors






















1-800 Members


Canada Post

CBDC Restigouche

Carnet Services


Dion Strategies

Global Affairs Canada

Goodman Sustainability Group

First Data


Indigenous Works

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED)

Ocean Capital

Opportunities New Brunswick

Ottawa Board of Trade

Pragmatic Conferencing

Privacy Commissioner of Canada


Local Sponsors