American Express Canada Custom Page for
2016 NAPCP Canadian  Commercial Card  & Payment Conference 
Allstream Centre
January 20-21, 2016

Use this page to plan your participation at the 2nd Annual NAPCP Canadian ConferenceIt's your one-stop resource that provides information on complimentary conference registration, exhibit hall details, Provider led breakout and demonstration sessions, paid registrations and all things conference. 
American Express Branding
Please provide Kara Austrum the appropriate logo to use for publication as well a url to link to. Isabella Mise let Kara know on November 9 to use "American Express Canada"; Isabella provided Kara with the appropriate logo to use (just blue box, not Global Corporate Payments)

Allstream Centre
Located at 105 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, the conference will take place on the 2nd level.
Please click here for more information on the venue.
Please click here for information on directions, transit, parking & maps. 

Complimentary Conference Registration
American Express Canada receives (3) complimentary conference passes that can be used for staff, partners, clients and/or prospects. *If the speaker for American Express will only attend during his / her session, please provide that name, e-mail and title and they will be complimentary and not come from the above allotment.

Step 1: Identify who will be using the passes 
Step 2: Please e-mail their name, organization and e-mail to
Step 3: Kara Austrum will e-mail each recipient instructions on how to register complimentary

It is important for individuals to register themselves to ensure accurate information and preferences while at the conference.

Paying Conference Registrations
All who wish to attend the conference in a paying capacity, will need to register themselves through the website registration system here. Rates apply based on an individuals' NAPCP membership status and time of registration (view registration rates). 

If you are responsible for registering and paying for colleagues or clients please contact Myra Smith. She will 
send you a separate invoice for the bulk registration fees dependent on current registration rates and their membership status. Contact Myra Smith at or (952) 549-1880 x4. 

Conference Agenda
Check out the conference schedule for details on daily activities here.
Overnight Accommodations

The NAPCP does not have a group room block at a designated hotel; however, there are many nearby hotels in downtown Toronto.

Who's Attending 
The NAPCP posts the attendee organizations for your review. It is updated monthly and then 
bi-monthly starting in December. We will begin posting the attendee organization list on the event webpage come November 2015. Scroll down under Target Audience to view organizations. 

Expected Attendance
The NAPCP anticipates between 100 - 150 attendees from the end-user and provider community; specifically within the Canadian Commercial Card landscape. 

American Express Canada has (1) table top exhibit. The exhibit table is a 6 foot long x 24 inches wide banquet table that will be draped with a black linen. The exhibit hall will be on the second floor of Allstream Centre in meeting room 206B. Exhibit tables will be placed around the perimeter of the room with power at each table. The NAPCP will assign table locations and provide placement at least 2 weeks prior to the event. 

IMPORTANT: All exhibit materials need to be situated a top one's table, nothing to be placed on the ground. Please see here for visuals of acceptable exhibits. 

Exhibit Schedule (exhibits take place on Day 1 only; Wednesday, January 20, 2016); set up of exhibits may happen from noon - 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 19 as well as the morning of Wednesday, January 20.

January 19, 2016
Noon - 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor set up

January 20, 2016
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  Exhibitor set up
 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  Arrivals, exhibits open, continental breakout in exhibit hall
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  General Session
10:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.  Coffee Break in exhibit hall
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.  Breakout 1 & Breakout 2 (breakouts are 45 minutes each)
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch | exhibits open
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Dessert & roundtable discussions
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Breakout 3 & Breakout 4 (breakouts are 45 minutes each)
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Attendee cocktail reception in exhibit hall
5:30 p.m.  Exhibitor tear down

Exhibit Hall Services

The exhibit hall has power and internet for exhibit tables. You do not need to order these items. If you need to rent AV equipment for your exhibit table (example: monitor), you will need to order and pay direct with the onsite AV vendor. It will not be arranged by the NAPCP.

AV equipment may be rented through Stagevision at Allstream Centre. Click here for the rental and payment formPlease Note! If you rent equipment through Stagevision, you MUST use union labor for the set up and tear down. Union labor requires a 5 hour minimum so this will be very expensive compared to the price of the equipment rental. If you are needing AV equipment to support your exhibit table, it may make sense to purchase the equipment and bring in on one's own. Please consider the expense of labor when thinking on rental equipment. If you decide to rent equipment from an outside vendor, you will also be required to use union labor.
Questions, please contact Kara Austrum at NAPCP.

All can be arranged through Stagevision. Please contact:
Hank Smith, Stagevision Inc.
Direct: 416.598.7274

Provider Breakout or Demonstration Session *Update; Received. Complete
Titles and session descriptions are to be sent to Kara Austrum. Please contact if you need the template to complete. Deadline to receive template is November 11, 2015. 

The NAPCP will supply the presentation room, seating for attendees, screen, projector, podium, microphone, remote clicker, internet and computer. Please either e-mail the completed deck to Kara Austrum in advance and it will be pre-loaded or have the speaker bring the presentation on a flash drive the day of. 

The NAPCP does not need to see the presentation deck prior to the conference. 

The NAPCP advertises in the printed program as well as printed signage outside the meeting room that these sessions are for end-users only. It is the responsibility of the presenting company to monitor who is in their session. The onsite NAPCP staff is are not responsible for monitoring attendance. All provider conference attendees are identified as Provider on their name badge. 

Date & Time of Presentation Session
Preference on date and time is given first to sponsor history at the conference over time, date of signed contract as well as looking at the overall conference agenda to ensure
non-competing sessions on similar topics during the same time slot. Your presentation time slot will be provided to you a minimum of one month prior to the conference. 

American Express Canada will present on Wednesday, January 20 from 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in room 206A. 

Optional Benefit: American Express to facilitate a roundtable
At the conference, we have 90 minutes of Roundtable Discussions. Basically, small intimate casual table conversations about a certain topic in the commercial card arena. It is not a presentation or anything to prepare for. We simply set out topics at tables and people can go to tables they would like to have discussions on. We look for facilitators who can keep the conversation going, might be a thought leader in a certain area, etc……Tables might have 5 people or 15. It is open to where people go. We are looking for someone who can facilitate one of the following topics. If someone from American Express is interested in being the facilitator, they certainly can. Roundtables are on Wednesday, January 20 from 1pm – 2:30pm.  Will just need a yes, the person’s name and title. And if not, no problem.
Topics include:


Post-Conference Permission Based Attendee List
The attendee list is a one-time-use, post-conference permission-based attendee list with contact information. The list will be sent to the company contact one week after the conclusion of the conference. Terms of Use: 
NAPCP Contact
Kara Austrum, Meetings & Events Manager
(952) 546-1880 ext. 7