STAC 2020 Conference & Exhibition

STAC 2020 Conference & Exhibition



STAC 2020 at a Glance

STAC will host its 5th annual conference on March 31-April 1, 2020 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

From its location on the West Coast, the STAC 2020 Conference & Exhibition will feature two full days of discussion and presentations by industry-leading thinkers on the most important issues in the Canadian tower industry.

The annual STAC conference is the premier event dedicated to Canadian tower safety and is devoted to sharing the important information and best practices that will help maintain Canada’s world-leading tower safety record. STAC 2020 will bring together more than 300 communications and tower industry professionals, including wireless carriers, broadcasters, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, landowners, safety equipment suppliers and safety trainers, among others. Attendees will learn about new industry practices and technologies and will receive exclusive information about the development of STAC best practices and other industry resources that are normally only available to STAC Members.

Benefits for STAC 2020 delegates:

  • Learn about new developments and industry-leading practices in RF safety, fall protection, tower engineering and other industry topics;
  • Hear industry leaders’ perspectives on 5G, including the challenges that await and how the new generation of communications technology will change the tower industry;
  • Network with more than 300 industry personnel – including potential clients, contractors or suppliers – throughout the conference and at the renowned annual STAC conference reception;
  • Gain access to STAC resources such as best practice documents and industry safety guidelines;
  • Join the STAC conference outing to local Vancouver-area establishments;
  • Demonstrate your commitment to ensuring the continued safety of tower industry personnel;
  • Enter the STAC 2020 raffle for a chance to win a new phone or other amazing prizes.

 

STAC Member discount:

Become a new STAC Member before March 20, 2020 and receive a free pass to STAC 2020 plus discounted rates for additional passes! For more information about STAC membership, please click here or contact us at info@stacouncil.ca


Information for Delegates

The STAC 2020 Conference & Exhibition will bring together executives and personnel in Canada’s tower and antenna industry for two days of lively and entertaining networking and discussion. Conference seminars and panels will focus on issues relating to tower engineering and tower safety, working-at-heights and fall protection requirements, and the future of the communication tower industry, among others.

Program Highlights:

Information about the STAC 2020 conference schedule will be made available in the weeks and months ahead. Some of the topics and themes under consideration include:

  • Updated federal fall protection regulations;
  • Best practices for controlled descent;
  • Pre-bolt tensioning;
  • Vibration mitigation devices;
  • Profitability in a 5G world;
  • The future of the industry workforce;
  • Tower modifications and hazards.

Venue:

STAC 2020 will take place at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, B.C. from March 31-April 1, 2020. Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the freshly renovated Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre is just a stroll away to nearby attractions such as Stanley Park, English Bay, Robson Street and Granville Island.


To book your stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre under the STAC 2020 discounted rate, click on button below.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard St,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9
(604) 331-1000

Accommodations:
If you are travelling from out of town, STAC has arranged for a special group rate for STAC 2020 delegates staying at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

In order to book your accommodations, you must register, and the hotel link will be available at the end of your registration. To begin your registration and access the hotel accommodations link, please click the link below.

Deadline to book accommodation is Friday, March 06, 2020 at 5pm PST.

REGISTER AND BOOK YOUR HOTEL NOW

STAC 2020 Registration Rates

 

Early Registration
Oct. 22, 2019 – Jan. 18, 2020

Regular Registration
Jan. 18, 2020 – Apr. 1, 2020

STAC Member*

CAD 220

CAD 330

STAC Non – Member*

CAD 480

CAD 600

STAC Exhibition Floor Only – Single Day 2 CAD 110 CAD 110

 

*You may register more than 4 delegates for the conference and receive 25% discount on registration fees. Please email to STAC2020-registration@icsevents.com to register your party.

REGISTER NOW
Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Registration cancellations received in writing at the STAC2020 Conference & Exhibition /International Conference Services Secretariat’s address on or before March 2, 2020 will be accepted and all fees refunded, less a CAD 100 administrative fee (as per Committee policy). Cancellations received after March 2, 2020 will not be refunded; however, transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. This can be done by re-accessing your registration. No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference.

In the unlikely event that the Conference is cancelled, travel and accommodation costs will not be refunded.

If you have any questions regarding registration or hotel booking, please contact the Conference Secretariat for more information.

Email: STAC2020-registration@icsevents.com


Travelling:

Arriving by Car

From East
• From TransCanada Highway 1, take the Hastings Westbound Exit into downtown
• Turn left onto Burrard Street, proceed 6 blocks, and turn left into the hotel.
• From TransCanada Highway 1, take the Hastings Westbound Exit into downtown
• Turn left onto Burrard Street, proceed 6 blocks, and turn left into the hotel.

From Vancouver International Airport
• Follow the signs to Vancouver, over the Arthur Laing Bridge
• Take the Granville Street exit off the Arthur Laing Bridge and follow Granville Street for approximately 10 miles
• Cross the Granville Street Bridge into the downtown core and take the Seymour Street exit. Seymour is a one-way street heading north.
• Follow Seymour Street to Helmcken
• Turn left on Helmcken and continue to the end of the street (three blocks). The Wall Centre complex comprises of two tall blue glass buildings located on the right-hand corner of Helmcken and Burrard, directly across the street from St. Paul’s Hospital.

From North
• From Highway 99, take the Taylor Way Exit (number 99A)
• Proceed across Lions Gate Bridge, through Stanley Park, onto Georgia Street
• Turn right onto Burrard Street
• Turn left into the hotel

From South
• From Highway 99, continue straight onto Oak Street
• Turn left onto 49th Avenue
• Turn right onto Granville into downtown
• Turn left onto Helmcken Street
• Continue for 2 blocks to the hotel, and turn right into the auto court

Arriving by Air:
YVR Vancouver International Airport

Distance from Hotel:13.5 km.
Drive Time:30 min.

From Airport to Hotel
Taxi: 35.00-40.00 CAD

 

By Public Transit:
The new Canada Line is a fast and convenient way to travel from the Vancouver International Airport! The trip is approximately 26 minutes and the station can be accessed right at the airport in both domestic and international terminals. Transit tickets can be purchased at the main entrance to the station and the cost is approximately $9.00/person. Take the train to the Vancouver City Centre Station stop and then walk west towards Burrard Street. Follow Burrard Street South for 9 blocks to the hotel.

For more information, please visit Vancouver Public Transportation at www.translink.ca

By Taxi:
The trip is approximately 30 minutes and taxi stands are located at most entrances around the airport. The cost of the trip is approximately $35-$40 one way.

 

Social Events:

Welcome Reception:

Join us for the Welcome Reception for STAC 2020 Conference & Exhibition to enjoy an evening of networking with industry personnel over dinner and drinks on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Hotel Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, in the Pavillion Ball Room and Foyer +Junior Ballroom Foyer.  Rates are included to a full conference registration.

Each delegate can be accompanied by 1 guest for the evening at a charge of $50 CAD that includes dinner and drinks.

STAC 2020 would like to thank our sponsors GME Supply Co. and FieldSense for its generous support towards the Welcome Reception.

The STAC 2020 Welcome Reception is sponsored by

                         

Outing:

Time & Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Dockside Marina, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver BC V6G 2V4
Rate: $90 CAD/ person

The annual STAC outing offers conference participants the opportunity to relax and unwind at the end of the conference and enjoy Vancouver’s beautiful Coal Harbor view from the dockside Pacific Yacht, coupled with an evening of food, drinks & networking with colleagues. Tickets include canapé’s and drinks, as well as transportation to and from the Hotel to the Venue.

*Each delegate can include 1 guest for the evening for the same charge of $90 CAD. All delegates and guests who have purchased the outing tickets are requested to meet in the lobby of the Hotel Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre at 5:20pm to depart with the coach.

Register and Book your Outing Tickets Here!

STAC 2020 would like to thank our sponsor Rigarus Construction Inc. for its generous support towards this engaging networking event.

For more information please contact: STAC2020-registration@icsevents.com

The STAC 2020 Dockside Marina Outing is sponsored by


Information for Sponsors & Exhibitors

Does your company work in the antenna and tower, or fall protection industry? STAC 2020 is the premier venue to demo your products or services to a wide variety of potential clients. From wireless carriers, broadcasters and other network operators to tower engineers and tower-riggers, STAC 2019 delegates represent companies involved in every aspect of the tower industry. Don’t miss your chance to reach them all over two days of demo and sponsorship opportunities.

Benefits for exhibitors and sponsors:

  • Reach more than 300 delegates from companies involved in all aspects of the tower industry;
  • Generate high quality leads from concentrated exposure to a targeted audience;
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the continued safety of tower industry personnel;
  • Meeting space available for vendors to meet with potential clients;
  • Guaranteed exposure: delegates required to walk through exhibitor hall during breaks and meals;
  • “Exhibitor Passports” provide prize opportunities to delegates who visit exhibitors;

More information (exhibitor move in/out times) will be available in 2020.

For more information about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please download the STAC 2020 Sponsor and Exhibitor Guide.