G7 Advocates Strategy Meeting

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What World Industries, through its State of Change Unit, is hosting the G7 Global Taskforce’s annual strategy meeting where participants will share, plan and strategise for the 2018 Charlevoix G7 Summit in Canada.

To attend the meeting, please choose one of two ticket types below. The Standard ticket is for organisations that only fly economy while the Business ticket is for organisations that allow for any sort of business class airline travel. There is no difference in service between the two types of tickets – only a different price. The registration fee covers solely the cost of the conference, lunch and coffees on both days. All participants will be responsible for their own hotels, travel, transport and on-the-ground costs.

All prices are in Canadian dollars and taxes will be added at checkout. Payment facilities provided by PayPal and you can pay with a credit card if you do not have a PayPal account (click on the button below the sign-in fields). Fees will be collected by What World Industries Inc. If you cannot use PayPal or would prefer an invoice to your organisation, this can be arranged but would add an additional fee of CDN$35 plus tax due to the high cost of incoming wire fees. If you would like to use this option, email kel@whatworldindustries.com  to make arrangements.

Logistical information is below. It looks like we will have a warm spell for our conference – the outlook for Kitchener/Waterloo is highs of 0c with lows of -10c at night (32F to 14F). So be prepared to bring warm coats, gloves, scarfs and hat so you don’t freeze walking around. Check out the weather reports here: Weather

Standard Ticket – $235.00 + 13% HST = $265.55




 

Last Minute Rate – $335.00 + 13% HST = $378.55 (applies after 12noon EST Monday 22nd January)





 

Business Ticket – $750.00 + 13% HST = $847.50




To find out more information on the venue – the Tannery at 151 Charles St, E. in Kitchener, check out the Tannery website or to learn more about our hosts, Communitech click here

By Air If you’re flying in to join us, there are a few airports within driving distance of Waterloo Region:

Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
Located just an hour’s drive away, hundreds of international flights land at YYZ every day. You can rent a car or pre-arrange transportation to and from Waterloo. Average cost of ground transportation from YYZ is $100.

Waterloo International Airport (YKF)
YKF is the local airport, with daily service to and from Calgary, Alberta. It’s a short drive from YKF to any of our partner hotels.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) 
This is the closest U.S. airport, this option is an approximate two-hour drive from Waterloo. From here, you will need to rent a car and cross the border into Canada.

There are also daily flights into Hamilton International Airport (YHM) and London International Airport (YXU). That’s London, Ontario – not London, England.

FlyGTA also offers air-taxi service from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Aiport directly to the Waterloo International Airport (YKF) – it’s just a short 18-minute flight.

 

By Train (and Bus) Via Rail and GO Transit offer daily service to Waterloo Region – just look for the Kitchener stop when you’re booking tickets. In addition, a number of bus lines stop in Waterloo Region at the Kitchener Transit Terminal, including Greyhound Canada, Coach Canada and GO Transit.

 

By Car Waterloo Region is located off Hwy 401 and connects directly to Toronto and London. Here are some rough driving times from key surrounding areas:

Toronto – 1 hour, 15 mins
Ottawa - 5 hours, 20 mins
Montreal – 7 hours, 6 mins
Washington, DC – 8 hours, 46 mins New York, NY – 8 hours, 40 mins
Charlevoix - 13 hours, 40 mins
Winnipeg – 20 hours, 28 mins
Vancouver – 46 hours, 14 mins

From the Airport

There are a number of ways to get to Kitchener/Waterloo from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ).

By Train (and Bus)

There is the main rail company, Via Rail, that operates from Toronto Union Station or the commuter trains and buses, GO Transit, that also operate from Union Station. These all offer daily services to the Kitchener/Waterloo Region – just look for the Kitchener stop when you’re booking tickets. Take the airport's train link - the UP Train Express - to Union Station in downtown Toronto to connect to GO and Via Rail

In addition, a number of bus lines stop in Waterloo Region at the Kitchener Transit Terminal, including Greyhound bus or Coach Canada or the commuter trains GO Transit

You can also take an airport Limo/taxi which would cost around $150 one way. Airport Taxi is the official airport company. Also, Uber is available here in Canada

There are Airport Vans which you can pre-book. The van service that operates fro Kitchener is Airwways Transit The one-way cost is $100.00

For more information on transportation - check out Toronto Pearson Airport's information page

Car Parking

There is very limited short-term parking at the venue. There is a 2 hour parking lot in front that is free for 2 hours therefore it is not suitable for all day parking and it is usually full by 8am.

There are a number of city paid parking nearby the venue. Rates are roughly $11.00 for all day parking. Check out Parkopedia for more information. 

Disability Access

The venue is fully accessible and there is disabled parking in front of the venue - these can be pre-booked if necessary - contact info@whatworldindustries.com for more information. 

Accommodation:

In addition to the hotels below, there is an active AirBnB market in Kitchener with a number of places available. 

Crowne Plaza – 12 min walk from venue
Located in the Market District of downtown Kitchener and within walking distance to many restaurants and attractions, The Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo was designed with modern style and amenities to help guests relax, rest and connect.
105 KING ST E, KITCHENER, ON N2G 2K8
(1KM FROM VENUE) ~~ $139-$300/NIGHT
HOTEL WEBSITE

The Walper – 10 min walk from venue
The Walper is a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Kitchener. They cater to individual experiences, working around schedules, customizing guest preferences, and flexing to meet the needs of each of their individual travelers.
20 QUEEN ST S, KITCHENER, ON N2G 1V6
(1KM FROM VENUE) ~~ $259-$439/NIGHT
HOTEL WEBSITE

Delta – 39 mins walk from venue
Experience amenities that blend fashion with functionality at Delta Hotels Waterloo. Nestled in Uptown Waterloo, the hotel provides easy access to an array of popular restaurants, shopping destinations and nightlife.
110 ERB ST W, WATERLOO, ON N2L 0C6
(3.5KM FROM VENUE) ~~ $189/NIGHT
HOTEL WEBSITE

Inn of Waterloo – 10 min drive (75 min walk)
Centrally located in Waterloo, the Inn of Waterloo & Conference Centre is the re­launch of Waterloo’s largest, historic and most iconic conference hotel. Use booking code “COMMUNITECH” to receive conference rates.
475 KING ST N, WATERLOO, ON N2J 2Z5
(6KM FROM VENUE) ~~ $140-$260/NIGHT
HOTEL WEBSITE

Radisson – 10 min drive (90 min walk)
The award winning Radisson Hotel Kitchener Waterloo is centrally located to Waterloo and Kitchener with easy access to King Street, Highway 401 and Highway 8.
2960 KING ST E, KITCHENER, ON N2A 1A9
(7KM FROM VENUE) ~~ $115-$140/NIGHT
HOTEL WEBSITE

Courtyard Waterloo – 15 min drive (over 2 hour walk)
Located next to the famous St. Jacob’s Market, the Courtyard Marriott’s bright, spacious rooms all feature a small fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
50 BENJAMIN RD, WATERLOO, ON N2V 2J9
(12KM FROM VENUE) ~~ $149/NIGHT
HOTEL WEBSITE