About The Conference

We are very excited to announce that the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA), in collaboration with the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA), will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, British Columbia. Both associations are working to bring you four exciting and informative days of events and meetings. Please bring your families and come ready to socialize with friends both new and old and explore the spectacular beauty of this Canadian treasure.

July will come quickly, so be sure to make your arrangements early and join us for this exciting collaboration.

Message From Our President

Fellow members,

Please join me in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia from July 7 to 10, 2019 for CSTA’s 96th Annual Meeting. Sheri and I look forward to welcoming you and your families to this charming location nestled at the foot of the Blackcomb Mountain.

CSTA and CSGA will be continuing to partner for our Annual Meetings this year and we will be working to provide a more collaborative agenda than in years’ past. Our goal is to build off the progress of the Seed Synergy Partnership and work with our collective members to foster further collaboration and developments in the industry. We can all look forward to an informative agenda with joint sessions on hot topics like Seed Synergy and Value Creation and CSTA specific meetings as well. All sessions will provide plenty of opportunity for dialogue and engagement and I look forward to the discussions to come.

The Annual Meetings will also feature a joint President’s Reception, Gala Dinner and a spectacular Fun Night showcasing the natural beauty of Western Canada.

We look forward to seeing you all in Whistler in July!


Conference Location and Hotels

CSTA will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler. This hotel is in a wonderful resort location, in close proximity to many activities, shopping and excellent restaurants. CSTA and hotel staff are looking forward to welcoming you to Whistler in July. 

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Agenda Highlights

We have a great agenda lined up for you this year including many joint sessions with CSGA and fun social activities.

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Registration Information

Registration now open.

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We’re working very closely with CSGA for this year’s meeting. For your convenience, we’ve included a link to their website below.

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Children & Youth Program

On Monday, young attendees will have the opportunity to get outside and explore Whistler and its natural beauty in a fun-filled day, supervised by qualified staff. Young attendees are also invited to the Sunday’s President’s Reception, the Monday’s Family Fun Night, and a pizza party on Tuesday evening while meeting participants and companions enjoy a Gala Banquet in the hotel.

Companion Program

It’s an Olympic adventure!  On Monday, companions will enjoy a themed day in beautiful Whistler Olympic Village. Companions are also invited to the Sunday’s President’s Reception, the Monday’s Family Fun Night, and the Gala Banquet in the hotel on Tuesday evening.

Social Events

Sunday Presidents’ Reception

This opening networking event will include the CSGA’s and CSTA’s Presidents’ opening address and a rich cultural heritage experience featuring a traditional welcome, singing and drumming from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations first nations, the First People of the Sea to Sky Valley.

Monday Family Fun Night

Attendees will be treated to a ‘A Night in the Clouds.’ Boarding the Whistler Express, attendees will be whisked away on a gondola to the Roundhouse Lodge at the top of BlackComb Mountain.  Dinner will be served in the mountain top chalet at 4,000 feet above which captures the natural beauty of the wilderness and provide fabulous views of the coastal mountains.



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