Queen’s Marketing Assocation Conference (QMAC) is a student-run marketing conference that invites marketing students from universities across Canada. In previous years, we have had delegates from UBC attend our conference we’re hoping to continue that relationship this year!
Some background information and highlights of the conference:
- QMAC is a 3-day student-run conference that will take place at the Holiday Inn in Kingston, Ontario, from January 13-16th, 2011
- We bring together 130 delegates largely from Queen’s University and also representing business schools across Canada
- The conference features four keynote addresses, and this year we have locked in:
- Gannon Jones, VP of Portfolio Marketing at Frito Lay & Jill Nykoliation, President & Chief Strategy, Juniper Park
- Jeff Lobb, SVP of Marketing, Walmart
- Bruce Morrison, SVP of Retail Sales and Marketing, Disney Consumer Products, North America
- Bary Benun, President of Labatt Breweries of Canada
- We also have a number of seminar speakers. Delegates will attend two intimate seminar sessions and are exposed to these pofessionals in a more interactive forum.
- Each year, we also have several notable and generous sponsors present at events of the conference, and we have confirmed Labatt, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Amex, Campbell’s and Rogers so far for the 2011 events!
- Delegates have the chance to network with representatives from these companies during a unique Interactive Networking Session, as well as throughout the conference.
- The conference will include presentations from the finalists in the QMAC Challenge, which is sponsored this year by Labatt. The competition is already underway for this as these finalists are selected well in advance of the conference.
- Finally, there are three unforgettable night events that give delegates the chance to really see the city and make lasting connections with other QMAC attendees!
- The delegate fee is $200, which includes accomodations at the Holiday Inn for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, all meals, transportation, and events during the conference, and a lot of complimentary giveaways and prizes from our generous sponsors. The main thing we unfortunately do not cover is transportation to and from Kingston, but each year we receive positive feedback from the delegates about the great overall value they feel they receive from this fee.