Hotel Association of Canada partners with 2011 CRFA Show

TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is pleased to announce that the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) will be visiting the CRFA Show for the first time during their annual conference. The HAC conference takes place March 7, 2011 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto and the CRFA Show takes place March 6 - 8, 2011, at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.

The CRFA Show has created a special seminar program for HAC attendees on the first day of the show, Sunday, March 6. The program includes time to tour the trade show floor, a special seminar targeted for the hotel industry and a reception and networking event.

"The HAC has long enjoyed a close relationship with our hospitality partners at the CRFA," stated HAC President Tony Pollard. "By holding the two events at the same time, both associations are able to offer even greater value to our members."

"The CRFA Show is a great opportunity for the entire hospitality industry to network, learn and do business. We're very pleased that our colleagues at the Hotel Association of Canada will be part of this year's event," said CRFA President and CEO Garth Whyte.

From its inception, the Hotel Association of Canada Annual Conference provides an opportunity for those involved in the operation of Canadian lodging enterprises, and their suppliers, to gain timely insights into industry trends and current practices. The conference provides a vehicle for delegates to benefit from in-depth, interactive sessions that are uniquely Canadian.

With over 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and events, the CRFA Show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, chefs and executives a host of fresh ideas to help promote, manage and grow their business.

Registration is now open at and those who register before Jan. 31 are entered into a draw to win a professional espresso machine worth $1,500.

The CRFA Show is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, one of the country's leading business associations. Through its trade shows, member savings and advocacy, CRFA works to create an environment that allows foodservice operators to prosper and grow.

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is a professional industry association representing the lodging industry in Canada. Its membership encompasses the provincial and territorial hotel associations, the corporate hotel chains, independent hotels, motels and resorts and the many suppliers to the hotel industry. HAC's objective is to assist both its national and international members as they endeavour to enhance their competitiveness and achieve their bottom line. The HAC accomplishes this through the collection and dissemination of information, research, advocacy, education and operational support services designed to assist its members. The Hotel Association of Canada represents more than 8,400 hotels, motels and resorts across Canada.

SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

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Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Communications Specialist, 1-800-387-5649 ext. 4254 or

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