AFCI West – Calgary, AB  – A Weekend of Education

AFCI Canada West RetreatCalgary, Alberta (2)

Come join us in Calgary April 6 to 8, 2018 for a weekend of education and networking that will transform your business!

Address: 3750 Market Street SE  Calgary  Alberta  T3M 2P2  Canada 
Phone: 1-587-349-7599
Toll-Free Reservation Center: 1-877-675-0411

What can you expect?

$450pp for AFCI Members or $550.00 for Non-Members (CDN FUNDS)

Two nights’ accommodation is included, plus a networking social event on Friday evening; breakfast, lunch and snacks on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday.  (Parking fees will be included in your registration fees. Bring your license plate number to the front desk.) 

Workshops with Kim Evans. Sponsored by  Southern Ridge Trading Co, Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, Creative Scrapbook Magazine

Seminars:
Sustainable BusinessStrategy with Elizabeth MacRae of Commercial Ventures will teach us how to prepare our businesses for selling, not closing.
Shop Talk with Kim Evans of Emerald Creek Craft Supplies will share her kick-ass tricks for getting the very best deals for shipping your goods across Canada and beyond.
Facebook Marketing with Donita Fowler of Vested Interest Group is a certified social media expert and will be teaching tips and tricks for hands-on marketing.

Friday April 6, 2018

7:30pm: Register, Welcome, Wine & network in Kim’s suite

Saturday April 7, 2018

7:30am: Hot Breakfast
8:00 am: Introductions, meet and greet.
8:30 am: Seminar #1 – Hands-On Marketing with Donita
10:00am: Break
10:30am: Creative Workshop #1 – Sponsored by Art Foamies

12:30pm: Lunch – Soup, sandwiches & drinks. (basic daily menu idea laid out below)

1:30pm: Seminar #2 – Prepare your business for selling, not closing with Elizabeth
3:00pm: Creative Workshop #2 – Make & Take Quick Tricks with Unicorn Spit
3:30pm: Break
4:00pm: Seminar #3 – Shipping Tips and Tricks for Success with Kim
6:00pm: Dinner at the hotel restaurant “The Kitchen” Appetizers provided by AFCI, Drinks and Dinner paid for by each individual.
8:00pm: Make and Take Challenge – Bring slow selling product for some inspirational ideas to sell without discounting, led by Emerald Creek Crafts

Sunday April 8, 2018:

8:00am: Breakfast
9:00am: Round Table Discussion to wrap up
10:00am: See you next year!

The Round Table is where we all work together to re-cap the weekend, learn what classes you want, want instructors interest you, locations and times of years to plan the future events.

We do have options for gluten-free and vegetarian. You will be asked to specify if you require these special meals.

The basic daily menu (not including dinner)

For breakfast you receive:
Assorted Danishes, Muffins and Butter Croissants
Fruit Preserves & Marmalade
Assorted Fresh Cut Fruit
Crisp Smoked Bacon
Scramble Eggs with Chives
Crisp Country style Potato
Freshly Squeezed Orange & Apple juice
Fresh Brewed Starbucks Coffee. Decaffeinated Coffee & Assorted Tazo Teas

AM Break:
Assorted Danishes & Butter Croissants
Whole Fruit
Coffee Tea & Assorted Juices

Lunch:
Farm Fresh Greens Balsamic, Italian, Ranch dressing
Crudite & Dip
Potato Salad
Soup of the Day
Chef’s selection of assorted Sandwiches, including wraps and vegetarian options
Assorted dessert squares
Fresh Brewed Starbucks Coffee. Decaffeinated Coffee & Assorted Tazo Teas

PM Break:
Assorted House Baked Cookies
Selection of seasonal fresh fruit
Coffee, Tea & Assorted Juices

Also Note: The morning breakfast also as a manned Starbucks counter in the hotel lobby for your morning beverages only.

A Dinner Menu will be provided once we have a registration count and know which one we will be providing.