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2019 THIA Annual Conference

April 28 - May 1, 2019

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California…..Here we come!  

THIA’s heading back to California as Santa Monica will host the 21st annual THIA Conference from April 28th through May 1st, 2019.  Our home will be the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, a short 25-minute ride from Los Angeles International Airport.  The standard conference hotel room rate for Sunday through Wednesday nights is $279 USD per night plus applicable taxes.

Want to be in one of those famous bungalows? We have them in our room block, so look for them and book your preferences. Also, stay tuned for more information on the THIA golf tournament, tours, social and networking events, and much more.

See more details in the conference brochure: http://www.globalexcel.com/thia2019 View it digitally or save to PDF and print it.


We have a terrific line-up of speakers to keep you informed, engaged and entertained:

Gary Doer
Former Canadian Ambassador to USA
Former Premier of Manitoba

Jennifer Hendry
Senior Research Associate
The Conference Board of Canada

Alister Campbell
Senior Fellow
CD Howe Institute
Former CEO, WTP/Zurich Canada & The Guarantee Company of North America

Stuart Knight
Entrepreneur, Author, Disruptor

Daniel Durazo
Director of Marketing and Communications
Allianz Partners

Layla Nia
Registered Nurse, Creator of LAfoodiegirl & LAtravelgirl

Natalie DiScala
Writer, Editor + Digital Content Creator at NSD Media

Jill McCutcheon & Melissa Prado
Partner & Associate

Craig Haney
Vice President, Kitchener/Waterloo

Jesse Wente
Broadcaster, Advocate & Pop Culture Philosopher

Geoff Dembicki
Author & Journalist

Conference Rates

  • Early Bird Member Rate is CAD$1,350 until January 31, 2019
  • Regular Member Rate is CAD$1,600 after January 31, 2019
  • Non-Member rate is CAD$2,000

Exhibitor Booths are Back!

In Cancun, THIA successfully introduced an exhibitor area to allow our members to showcase their organization throughout the conference. Companies will have the opportunity to do so again in Santa Monica.

  • Early Bird Exhibitor rate is $3,250 until January 16, 2019
  • Regular Exhibitor rate is $3,750 after January 16, 2019

There are a few spots remaining but act now to avoid disappointment. Contact david_ewing@skyservice.com for more information and to book your exhibitor space.   Information on other Sponsorship opportunities is available by contacting Ryan.Lee@globalexcel.com.  

Booking Your Room

Due to overwhelming demand, THIA's room block at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is fully booked. We have reserved another block at the Huntley Santa Monica Beach Hotel. The rate is $421.12 USD including all taxes and fees.  There are limited number of rooms available. To make your booking, go to: http://bit.ly/2HK5Tz2.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Monica!



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