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May 2009
"Make Music for Life"
MIAC 2009, August 23/24, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
The International Centre, Hall 5, 6900 Airport Rd.,Toronto
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 MIAC 2009 & PAL Show - Momentum Is Building

MIAC 2009

MIAC 2009 and PAL show (August 23 - 24, Toronto International Centre) will include more new exhibitors, more new products on display, more Industry Partners, and more qualified attendees guaranteed to make it a particularly valuable business and networking industry event.

Some of the exciting Show features in 2009 will include:

  • Industry Welcome Party on Sunday evening, August 23, at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel. This affordable informal party is fun filled evening that offers great networking opportunities for dealers, manufacturers and distributors. This will replace the previous Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner events.
  • A kick-off panel on the State of the Canadian Industry on Sunday August 23, at 8:30 am will explore the supplier/retailer relationship and provide insights on how to manage business and thrive during the coming year. The panel will feature prominent Canadian manufacturers, distributors and financial experts.
  • A great seminar program, the “MIAC Lunch & Learn” offers timely topics for all attendees on both show days in the Aviation Ballroom. Also, there will be special seminars and workshops for music educators tailored to their needs.
  • More demonstrations and exhibitor product seminars specifically for the pro market.
  • Many more guest artists and endorsers will be participating adding a level of excitement and interest for all participants.

For more information about the upcoming MIAC & PAL Shows, visit and .

 Online Show Registration Now Open
MIAC 2009

Online badge registration for MIAC/PAL'09 is now open. Avoid line ups at the Show site by pre-registering at and

Admission at the Show is FREE to all industry personnel and parking is also FREE at the Toronto International Centre.

 MIAC/PAL Montreal Express Bus Program


The Montreal MIAC/PAL Express is back for 2009! MIAC/PAL Retail Dealers will enjoy two free buses, one departing from Montreal and the second from Quebec City, that will take them directly to host hotel, the Toronto Airport Marriott. The buses depart on Saturday, August 22nd and return to Montreal and Quebec City on Monday, August 24, 2009.

MIAC dealers can bring other company employees free of charge. However, individuals not employed by member companies will be charged $50 per person.

Seat Reservation

Due to overwhelming demand for this popular service a returnable deposit is required in order to secure your seat(s) on one of the buses. Dealers are required to provide a credit card number or submit a deposit cheque in the amount of $50 per seat, to MIAC offices before July 15th to hold the seat(s). Reserved seats can be cancelled on or before July 15th without penalty. However, "no-shows" with a confirmed seat will be billed $50 per seat.

Montreal Loading & Departure Information


Boarding begins @ 7:30 am on August 22nd at the Ste. Foy, Bus Terminal #5, Quebec, and departs @ 8:00 am from SF Marketing in Dorval,Montreal. The Q1 Bus will then depart @ 11:30 am for Toronto. For directions to the Ste. Foy bus terminal, Click Here.


The M2 bus will depart from SF Marketing in Dorval on August 22nd, 2009 at 11:30am and arrive at the Toronto Airport Marriot Hotel at approximately 6:00pm. For directions to SF Marketing, Click Here.

Toronto Loading & Departure Information

Q1 - Quebec City Bus (Ste. Foy, Quebec)

Both the Montreal and Quebec City Bus will depart from the International Centre giving dealers the opportunity to attend the MIAC Annual General Meeting.

Boarding will begin at 9:30am on Monday, August 24th in the International Centre Parking Lot (near the Hall 5 Entrance) and departure is scheduled for 10:00 am. Estimated time of arrival in Quebec is 7:00pm.


Boarding will begin at 3:30pm on Monday, August 24th in the International Centre Parking Lot (near the Hall 5 Entrance) and departure is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

Luggage storage for registered retailers will again be available at the International Centre.

For Quebec dealers who wish to participate in this program, they must be members of MIAC and confirm their reservations with MIAC Quebec Liaison, Gerry Labelle, at 450-657-7006. Register online at and

 Music Monday Retail Dealer Program

Music Monday

MIAC recently announced that that more than 90 key retail music stores have joined the special program to support the successful Music Monday (May 4) and the Coalition for Music Education in Canada.

In this first ever national promotion sponsored by MIAC, 92 retail store fronts in 10 provinces across Canada began collecting donations for Music Monday and the Coalition during the month of May, as well as staging their own in-store promotions. Music Monday is an annual national celebration of the importance of music in our lives and in our schools, co-ordinated by the Coalition, and has just completed its fifth year.

MIAC Chairman/President, Chris Griffiths, commented: “We were very pleased by the support received for our first Music Monday promotion with retailers across the country. This shows how retailers are strongly behind music advocacy and the efforts of the Coalition from coast to coast.”

Retailer participation included well know chains such as Long & McQuade, Tom Lee Music, Archambault Music, Mother's Music, Steve's Music Store, and St. John's Music, as well as key regional retailers such as Rufus Guitar Shop, Encore Musical Instruments, Cosmo Music, Drummer's Choice, Just Drums, Legend Music, Yamaha Music Gallery, Morris Music, National Music, Tony's Music Box, and Honolulu Magie Musique.

Results of the retailers' efforts will be available in June after all donations have been submitted to the MIAC National Office for processing and final disbursement to the Coalition.

 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament


Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 1pm - Eagles Nest (Maple, ON)

Get ready for an enjoyable day at the 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament with over 70 enthusiasts for a day of golf and networking. The location will be @ Eagles Nest (Maple, ON) a first rate course, on Saturday August 22nd @ 1 pm. Visit .

Net proceeds of the MIAC Charity Golf Tournament will benefit the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to ensuring all Canadian children have access to music education. CMEC work with parents, educators and government officials to ensure every child has an opportunity to receive music education.

The Music Industries Association of Canada hopes to ensure that our children, our future, will continue to embrace music wholeheartedly so that their lives may be filled with its virtues. Therefore, MIAC is proud to partner with CMEC whose Education Fund has embodied our best interests.

In addition to your participation on the golf course you can also support this worthy cause through tournament sponsorship. Sponsorship not only supports the event, it also offers you the opportunity to interact with participants during the event and show off what makes your company stand out above the rest.

For more information visit

 Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel Offers Discounted Rates for MIAC 2009 SHow Exhibitors and Attendees

Toronto Marriott

The host hotel for the MIAC 2009, the Marriott Toronto Hotel is offering discounted rates for MIAC show attendees. The Toronto Airport Marriott located at 901 Dixon Road, only 10 minutes from the Pearson Airport.

If you reserve your accommodation before July 1, 2009, you can take advantage of the following rates, but these rooms cannot be cancelled:

$99.00 Double Accommodation* (up to 4 people) per room, per night

Web: groupCode=madmada&app=resvlink&fromDate=&toDate=

$89.00 King Accommodation* (up to 2 people) per room, per night


Reserve after July 1, 2009 (and no later than July 18, 2009) the rates are as follows:

$119.00 Double Accommodation* (up to 4 people) per room, per night


$99.00 King Accommodation* (up to 2 people) per room, per night


Visit to reserve your room on-line Toll-free reservation: 1-800-905-2811, Ask for the “MIAC” Group Rate. *subject to availability, applicable taxes and fees.


The cut-off date for MIAC's room block for the MIAC 2009 Show is Saturday, July 18, 2009.

Please make your reservation early to take advantage of the special room rates. After the cut off date , the Marriott Toronto Airport will not honour the special rates.

 Dealer Appreciation Program

MIAC will again feature its Dealer Appreciation Program in 2009. All retail dealers that are active members of MIAC, and travel more than 500 km (315 miles) to attend the MIAC 2009/PAL Show, may apply for one free night's accommodation at the Marriot Toronto Airport Hotel.

This also includes all dealers participating from Quebec. To qualify for the Pro-Dealer Appreciation Program and receive one night of your stay at our host hotel during the course of the trade show compliments of MIAC, membership MUST BE PAID in full NO LATER THAN July 15, 2009. Benefits for retailers who sign up for membership after the deadline date cannot be guaranteed.

For more information, and to register, visit and click on the Trade Show page, under “Dealer Information”. You must complete your registration directly with the hotel. You must complete your registration directly with the hotel. Credit for the one night's free accommodation will be given upon checkout.

 MIAC/PAL Annual General Meeting (AGM)

MIAC 2009

In accordance with MIAC By-Laws, the association holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for members on the last day of the Trade Show Weekend.

The Annual General Meeting is your opportunity to learn about the association's current accomplishments and its goals for the future. Members are welcome and encouraged to participate in developing policies for the coming year. A new Board of Directors slate will be voted upon and an announcement will be made regarding the new MIAC/PAL President/Chairman.


Monday, August 24,2009


International Centre, Hall 5, Aviation Ballroom B
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

A complimentary buffet breakfast will be served.

All members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting. MIAC encourages all members to send voting representatives to the AGM to participate in developing policies for the coming year.

If you have any questions about the Annual General Meeting, please contact MIAC Offices at 1-877-490-6422 or email to

 MIAC National Office

MIAC Office The MIAC National Office is located at Suite 807, 505 Consumers Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4V8 (located near Victoria Park Avenue and Highway 401) and is a member resource.

Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, and all MIAC/PAL members are cordially invited to visit the National Office when you are in the area. Contact numbers are 416-490-1871 (local) or toll-free 1-877-490-6422.

For all the latest Association news and activities, visit us online at or

Music Industries Association of Canada (MIAC), Toronto
Tel: 416-490-1871 – toll-free in North America 1-877-490-6422
Fax: 416-490-0369 – toll-free in North America 1-877-809-8600
Executive Director: Al Kowalenko, CAE,
General Manager: Barbara Cole,
Trade Show & Membership Coordinator: Janice Secchiano,
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