Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) for 2023 Hybrid Canadian Cancer Research Conference (2023)

About the Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC)

The CCRC is Canada’s only conference devoted to the continuum of cancer research from discovery to survivorship and palliative and end-of-life care and policy. Since its inaugural meeting in 2011, this biennial conference showcases the breadth and excellence of research in Canada, provides a venue for networking and cross-fertilization within and between research disciplines, communicates the impact of Canada’s cancer research investment to the public and media, and provides a means for agencies to connect with their research communities. The next CCRC will be a hybrid event with in-person activities taking place in Halifax from November 11-14, 2023. Previous conferences were held in Toronto (2013 and 2011) with 991 and 1030 conference delegates, respectively, Montreal (2015) with 981 delegates, Vancouver (2017) with 1040 delegates, Ottawa (2019) with 893 delegates and 797 delegates for our virtual event in 2021.

The CCRC’s scientific program has traditionally featured presentations from national and international leaders in cancer research through its unique blend of plenary sessions, concurrent symposia, poster sessions, and exhibits. The program is enhanced through the involvement of patients and family members participating in the Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (PIP). The CCRC’s community event which is hosted in conjunction with the scientific program provides a unique opportunity for members of the public to meet and ask questions of some leading cancer researchers from across Canada.


On behalf of the CCRA, the Partnership requests Proposals from experienced individuals, organizations, or teams to act as the successful Proponent to work with the CCRA Executive Office to organize and manage the 2023 CCRC and its component parts. The 2023 CCRC will be held at the Halifax Convention Centre, in Halifax, Nova Scotia from November 11 to 14, 2023, with satellite events, pre/post-conference workshops, and meetings occurring on November 11 and/or 15, 2023. A contract with the Halifax Convention Centre, as well as Halifax Marriott Harbourfront and The Prince George Hotel Halifax, are already in place.

**Proponents should reference this RFP number (RFP No. RP400-2022-01) in the subject line of their correspondence.**


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RFP-RP400-2022-01 CCRC 2023

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Bid Details

RFP No. RP400-2022-01


Awarded to Exposoft

Proposal Submission Deadline:

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022 by end of day – 5pm (Toronto Local Time)
Monday, October 31, 2022
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 no later than 3:00pm (Toronto Local Time)
Week of November 21st, 2022

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