The countdown is on!

Saturday, Sept 21


Sunday, Sept. 22


Monday, Sept. 23











THE CANADIAN EVENT Our National Convention & Buying Show

This 3-day event brings together independent retailer members, vendor-partners and industry leaders from across the country - in the furniture, appliance, bedding, connected home, consumer electronics, photography, floor covering, outdoor cooking, outdoor power and service industries - for an impressive buying show, inspiring retail conferences, relevant business education courses, and valuable networking opportunities.

An event unmatched for:

  • “Cash Back” savings and show specials.
  • New product exhibits and vendor training sessions.
  • Educational sessions from industry authorities.
  • Best-in class speakers, informative conferences, round table discussions.
  • First-rate member service offerings.
  • Exclusive marketing & merchandising solutions.
  • Opportunities to connect with industry experts, major vendors and retailers in similar industries.

Join us to see how you can maximize your company’s impact in your marketplace and empower yourselves with the right tools to grow your business!



The Buying Show will take place at the Shaw Centre,
55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9J2




Monday, September 23rd

Sunday. September 22nd

Monday, September 23rd

Tuesday, September 24th

8am – 6pm

7am – 10pm

6:05pm – 10pm

7am - 3pm


Booth Rental Space:

The minimum space requirement for Booth Rental is 100 sq. ft. Larger spaces are available in increments of 100 square feet. Booths will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, please contact our buying show coordinator Johanne Brin:

Telephone: 514-906-6095 or 1-877-226-8739 ext. 6095

Email: or


For more information on sponsorship opportunities at our Cantrex PrimeTime event, please contact Johanne Brin:

Telephone: 514-906-6095 or 1-877-226-8739 ext. 6095

Email: or

Vendor Product Training:

Our event will offer a platform for vendors to give product knowledge and training sessions to Cantrex Nationwide retailer-members. Should you be interested in taking advantage of this hands-on opportunity, please contact us at

Increase your volume

Increase your business volume through the independent retail channel

Promote and sell

Promote & sell products with Cash Back Now and Show Special offers

Product training

Help independents sell your products better through product training

Increase brand visibility

Increase brand visibility to independent retailers across Canada

Strengthen partnerships

Strengthen existing partnerships and build new relationships


Westin Hotel
11:30am - 5:00pm
Registration Desk Open
Group Meetings & Activities
Westin Hotel
7:45am - 4:30pm
Registration Desk Open
7:45am - 8:45am
Member Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 4:30pm
Member Convention | Learning Academy | Tracks
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Member Convention Lunch
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Cantrex PrimeTime Kickoff
Shaw Centre
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration & Information Desk Open
Westin Hotel
6:30am - 8:00am
Shaw Centre
7:00am - 6:00pm
Registration & Information Desk Open
8:00am - 6:00pm
Buying Show
11:30am - 1:30pm
Lunch on showfloor


11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
K1N 9H4

Situated in the heart of Ottawa, The Westin has been selected as the host hotel for our event this year.

Cantrex PrimeTime will be held on September 22nd & 23rd at two adjacent venues in the heart of Canada’s picturesque capital: The Westin Ottawa and Shaw Centre.

Our Member Convention will be held at the hotel on the Sunday and, through an indoor walkway, The Westin provides direct, convenient access to the Shaw Centre where our Buying Show will take place on the Monday.

Located on the Rideau Canal with sweeping views of Parliament Hill, the hotel is steps away from Byward Market, CF Rideau Shopping Centre and many national attractions – the perfect location to mix both business and leisure.

Cantrex PrimeTime Group Room Rate

Traditional room:

*Rates do not include applicable provincial and local taxes, currently, 13% and 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT). Taxes and fees are subject to change.

Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi for guests booking within the Cantrex PrimeTime room block.

To benefit from our group rate, rooms must be booked directly with the hotel via the online reservation site (coming soon).

Space is limited and rooms will be reserved on a first come, first served basis, so book early!

The Westin is an approximate 20-minute drive from Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and 10 minutes from the train station. For your convenience, pay parking is available at the hotel and convention centre.


This welcoming and beautiful city is a place that can be experienced in a variety of ways and where the stories of Canada are revealed around every corner. As a pedestrian-friendly city, some of the country’s best cultural attractions are within a short 20-minute walk from your hotel!

Opt to come early or extend your stay and consider bringing your partner or family with you!

Ottawa Tourism’s Flash Your Badge Program grants Cantrex PrimeTime attendees and a guest access to discounts and special offers at participating attractions, tours, and restaurants during you stay. There is no registration required to utilize this program – attendees can simply present their Cantrex PrimeTime badge at participating retailers to receive the advertised discount. *Reservations may be required.

Click here to view discounts and special offers at participating attractions, tours & restaurants. It is suggested that you call in advance to make reservations and/or confirm availability if specified.



Army Run - Sunday, September 22, 2019

Canada Army Run is a unique running event in which Canadians, run, walk or roll side-by-side with members of the Canadian Armed Forces. From the cannon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the “dog-tag” medals soldiers place around all participants necks at the finish line, this unique event is “military” from start to finish. Crowds of thousands are expected along the routes to cheer participants on. For more information: Canada Army Run website

NOTE: Access to both The Westin and Shaw Centre will be available at all times, however several street closures will affect traffic in the area. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

CFL Football - Saturday, September 21, 7pm

The Ottawa Red Blacks meet the BC Lions at TD Place Stadium in Lansdowne Park.


Downtown Ottawa provides a host of shopping opportunities, from the 150-store CF Rideau Centre (direct access from The Westin) to the boutiques and craft shops of the ByWard Market, the Downtown Rideau district, and Sparks Street – the country’s first and oldest pedestrian shopping mall. A short drive away, Tanger Outlets Ottawa offers shopping at name brand and designer factory-outlet stores.


Contact us