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Wednesday, May 31st, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tradeshow Reception

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Exhibit Hall

Please join us in celebrating the official opening of the MRIA 2017 Annual Conference. Generously provided by Pinnacle Sponsor Ipsos, the reception allows delegates to interact with tradeshow exhibitors while enjoying some tasty treats and delectable cocktails! Use this networking opportunity to start unlocking your market research insights!

Sponsored by
Research Now

Thursday, June 1st, 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Champagne Reception

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Exhibit Hall

The Champagne Reception is a hallmark of MRIA’s gala evening, where delegates will have the opportunity to network and discuss the day’s learnings with each other. Come and join Platinum Sponsors Research Now for an effervescent start to the evening!

Thursday, June 1st, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sponsored by
Ipsos and
Kantar TNS and
Kantar Millward Brown

2017 MRIA Gala Awards Dinner

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Main Ballroom

The Awards Dinner is the social highlight of the MRIA Annual Conference. It gives the Association the opportunity to recognize some of the amazing research that our members are performing in the industry. The Gala includes an amazing three-course meal that the delegates will enjoy while the award winners are announced. MRIA would like to thank its Pinnacle Sponsors, Ipsos, and Kantar Millward Brown and Kantar TNS, for making Gala possible.  

Thursday, June 1st, 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm

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Excellence Awards

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Main Ballroom

Celebrate excellence in marketing research with MRIA's prestigious annual excellence awards, open to both agencies and client-side researchers alike. A special thank you goes out to our Excellence Awards Sponsor, AskingCanadians.

Thursday, June 1st, 9:45 pm – 10:00 pm

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Student Case Competition Results

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Main Ballroom

The Student Case Competition allows students to show off their analytical and presentation skills for cash prizes. This competition gives students the opportunity to come show the market research community what the future looks like! Thanks to Pinnacle Sponsor Logit for making this event possible!

Thursday, June 1st, 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

Specialty drink sponsored by
Dig Insights

After Party

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Adelaide Room

After dinner, stay and dance the night away or get your picture taken at the MRIA Photo Booth. Celebrate the conclusion of an amazing evening with your fellow delegates!

Friday, June 2nd, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Sponsored by
Kantar TNS and
Kantar Millward Brown

MRIA 2017 Conference Closing Reception

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Exhibit Hall

After a successful two days, be sure to join us for a last chance to connect and network with your fellow delegates! The closing reception will take place in the exhibit hall and will offer delegates refreshments to cap off the evening. Please join our Pinnacle Sponsor Kantar Millward Brown and Kantar TNS as we raise a glass and celebrate the closing of yet another successful conference.


Wheel of Opportunity

MRIA, in partnership with its tradeshow exhibitors, is pleased to bring back the Wheel of Opportunity! Delegates will receive a poker chip in their welcome packages. Trade that chip in for a chance to spin the wheel, located in the entertainment section of the tradeshow floor. Each exhibitor has a space on the wheel. Delegates will spin the wheel and visit the booth they land on to collect their prize! Don't miss the opportunity to join in on the fun!

Tradeshow Bingo

BINGO! The ever-popular Tradeshow Bingo is back for 2017! Delegates will receive bingo cards in their welcome packages, and then the real fun begins! Each tradeshow exhibitor has a unique bingo stamp assigned to their booth number. Visit the booths, fill your card, and enter in the draw for an amazing prize!

Let's Make a Deal

Back by popular demand, the wildly successful Let's Make a Deal! Delegates have the opportunity to win gift cards or trade them for mystery prizes. Could be a BBQ smoker, could be an MRIA stress ball! Want to take your chances? Make sure you stay till the end of each day of the conference for your opportunity to win BIG, or small!

Thursday, June 1st: 2:35 pm – 2:50 pm
Friday, June 2nd: 10:10 am – 10:25 am, 2:35 pm – 2:50 pm

15 Minutes of Mindfulness Break at the Retreat Cove

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, Adelaide Room

What if you could fall asleep the moment your head touches the pillow? What if you didn’t need that afternoon coffee to stay focused? What if you could catch yourself before reacting emotionally to unpleasant situations at work and with your loved ones?

Join us in the mindfulness retreat cove during any of the breaks for a 15-minute guided mindfulness session that will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and restored.

The session will leave you with some mindfulness tips that will help you manage challenging situations at work and home, fall asleep easier, and be more focused at work and in your relationships!

For more information, please click here.

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors

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