- What does SIFEM stand for?
SIFEM is the acronym for « Salon International de la Femme » (Women's International Trade Fair in English).
- Who is organizing SIFEM?
The Women's International Trade Fair is being organized by SHRVEL Communications Inc., a communication firm based in Toronto, Ontario- Canada.
- Where and when will SIFEM be held?
SIFEM will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre located in Toronto, Ontario – Canada from 17 to 23 June 2012.
- Why was Toronto chosen to host SIFEM?
It is because as a commercial capital of Canada, Toronto is a city of international class as well as one of the most important financial cities in the world. Most Canadian companies have their headquarters in the city, including the Toronto Stock Exchange, the seventh largest in the world in terms capitalization.
- Which woman is on the SIFEM logo?
This woman is the symbol of all women across the world. She does not represent any geographical region or any social class. She is neither rich nor poor but comes from all corners of the globe. All races and cultures find expression in her. Her serene face depicts women's confidence in the management of their companies.
- I am not a woman. Can I take part in SIFEM?
Though the Women's International Trade Fair is dedicated to women, it is open to anyone interested in promoting his activities.
- I am not an exhibitor, can I visit SIFEM?
The Women's International Trade Fair is open to visitors and buyers who wish to participate in the various events or buy products during the exhibitions.
- What sectors of activity are covered by SIFEM?
The Women's International Trade Fair is divided into seven (07) mini-fairs involving many corporations. The list of corporations and sectors of activity can be consulted here.
- I am interested in SIFEM and would like to participate. How do I proceed?
- What are the different types of stands available at SIFEM?
SIFEM is offering a wide range of stands suited to your needs and nature of your activity. Thus, you may have stands of 100 sq ft (9.30 m²), 200 sq ft (18.60 m²), 300 sq ft (27.90 m²), 400 sq ft (37.20 m²), 500 sq ft (46.50 m²), and 600 sq ft (55.80 m²).
- What is the cost of the various stands?
The unfurnished stands cost $51.85 per sq ft (0.093 m²) while the furnished ones cost $61.85 per sq ft (0.093 m²).
- How are the stands positioned?
The unfurnished stands are bare and separated with partitions. They are fitted with a two-way standard electrical switch.
The furnished stands are decorated and fitted with carpet, a desk and two chairs and two duplex standard electrical switches and a multi socket extension
- What categories of persons can participate in the SIFEM?
All private law and public law corporate bodies can exhibit: private companies, state companies, joint companies, states, associations, NGOs, international organizations, etc.
- How to participate in SIFEM as a visitor?
- What are the recommended modes of payments?
Payments can be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express), or cheque (only for Canada residents) or by bank transfer to the following account
Bank: RBC ROYAL BANK
Branch: 2, Harwood Ave. South Ajax (Great Toronto Area) ON,
Canada L1S 7L8. Account No: 00042-1025246
Transit No: 02100002
Swift Code: ROYCCAT2
Account Name : SHRVEL Communications Inc.
- What are the opening and closing time of the stands?
The stands open at 8.am and close at 4 pm.
- Is an insurance cover compulsory?
All exhibitors are required to take an insurance cover. Please contact the official insurer of the Fair for subscription modalities.
- Where can I lodge?
Toronto offers a wide range of high standing hotels where you can lodge and organize meetings with your partners and appointments. For further information or to make a reservation, please communicate directly with the hotel of your choice.
- Are there car hiring services?
There are car hiring services almost everywhere in Toronto. Be it at the airport or hotel, you can hire any type of vehicle depending on your budget. For further information or to make a reservation, please communicate directly to the hiring agency.
- What are the weather conditions in Toronto in summer?
To know the weather conditions in Toronto, please click on http://www.meteomedia.com
- Do I need a visa to enter Canada?
You can consult the list of countries whose citizens require an entry visa to Canada by clicking on http://www.cic.gc.ca/francais/visiter/visas.asp .For modalities and formalities for obtaining a visa, please contact the Canadian Consulate nearest to you. The organizer of the fair may issue an invitation letter when the need arises.
Note. : Registration fees will not be refunded in case of failure to obtain a visa
- Is it possible to cancel my registration?
You can cancel your registration before 31st March subject to a 30% penalty on registration fees. Beyond this date your registration is binding and you cannot claim any refund.
- Can I come with my children?
Your children can accompany you, provided you ensure their care on the fair grounds
- Can I come with an animal?
Animals are not authorized on the exhibition site.