The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers, primarily involved in the production of fruits and vegetables, from across Ontario. The 2-day convention is located at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and features a great lineup of horticultural experts, topical sessions, close to 200 exhibitors and great networking opportunities.

Hear from and network with producers, suppliers and industry experts from across Ontario, Canada and the US. Learn about new developments, upgrade your knowledge and see what’s new and exciting in the industry. Now entering its 12th year, discover for yourself why OFVC is called Canada's Premier Horticultural Event.


Registration prices for 2014 stay the same as last year! And we are offering a NEW price point! Now you can purchase a single day pass good for access to the trade show only on Thursday, February 20. Online registration closes at 5:00 pm on Tuesday Feb 18.


2-Day Package
• Trade show and Session access.
• Farmers and Friends Reception
(early-bird registrations only)

$123.90 + HST = $140.00
Single Day - Wednesday
• Trade show and Session access.
• Farmers and Friends Reception
(early-bird registrations only)
$84.96 + HST = $96.00
Single Day - Thursday
• Trade show and Session access.
$84.96 + HST = $96.00
NEW! Trade Show Only Pass - Thursday
• Trade show access only.
$35.40 + HST = $40.00
Single Day - Student
• Trade show and Session access.
• available with a valid student ID.
$20.35 + HST = $23.00

Refund Policy

OFVC will provide a full refund for all registrations purchased up until 14 days before the show. Refund requests within 14 days of the event are subject to a $20 administration fee. All refunds will be made utilizing the initial method of payment (ie. If you paid by VISA you will receive a VISA refund). To request a refund, please send an email to Glenna Cairnie at and include the reason why you are requesting it. All refunds will be processed within 7 business days. Registrations originating from outside North America are final.

Trade Show

Tradeshow Floor Plan

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Thursday, February 21, 2014
8:30 am - 7:00 pm 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Session Times

Sessions start both days at 9:30 am unless otherwise noted and are located on the second floor and in the Ballrooms at the front of the building. Visit the Sessions page for more information.

Speaker Bios


Scotiabank Convention Centre
6815 Stanley Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y9

Directions to Scotiabank Convention Centre

From Toronto
Follow the QEW to Niagara Falls. Take Hwy 420 (exit 30) and follow to Stanley Ave. Turn right onto Stanley Ave., and follow to #6815 located on the right hand side.

From Buffalo
Cross the Peace Bridge and continue on Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to Niagara Falls. Take McLeod Rd. exit (exit 27), turn right & follow to Stanley Ave. Turn left onto Stanley Ave. and follow to # 6815.

From Upstate New York
Rainbow Bridge
Follow Roberts St (Hwy 420) to Stanley Ave. Turn left onto Stanley Ave. and follow to # 6815.

Queenston/Lewiston Bridge
Follow Hwy 405 to Niagara Falls. Take the Stanley Ave. exit, turn right & follow to Thorold Stone Rd. Turn left onto Thorold Stone Rd which turns into Stanley. Follow Stanley to # 6815.

From Detroit
Take Hwy 401 east to Hwy 403 E. Take Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway E (exit 64). Continue onto Red Hill Valley Parkway N. Take Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) Niagara. Take Hwy 420 (exit 30) and follow to Stanley Ave. Turn right onto Stanley Ave., and follow to #6815 located on the right hand side.

Shuttle Bus Service

Complimentary continuous service daily from the hotel to the convention centre.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Thursday, February 21, 2014
8:30 am - 7:30 pm 8:30 am - 5:30 pm



OFVC provides FREE parking at the Scotiabank Convention Centre for Wednesday and Thursday courtesy of sponsorship. Please note there is no parking in the Loading Dock area. Overnight Large Truck parking is available. Please check with Ross Parker, Trade Show Manager, for more details.


Embassy Suites is now SOLD OUT. There are several other hotels in the immediate area that have avaiilability. Please contact them directly.

The official convention hotel for 2014 is the beautiful Embassy Suites by Hilton Fallsview Hotel, located at 6700 Fallsview Blvd., uniquely located beside Niagara Falls. Be astounded by spectacular views from the huge windows in the two-room suites. Expect an unforgettable stay at the modern hotel with excellent service, friendly multi-lingual staff, and more space for family and work in our two-room suites. Expect a private bedroom and separate living room in each suite, featuring a refrigerator, microwave oven, and two televisions with cable channels and in-suite movies. The hotel includes a complimentary 24-hour BusinessLink™ business center with WiFi and mobile printing service. Relish daily complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and our nightly Manager's Reception*, featuring complimentary drinks and snacks in our atrium. Exercise in the complimentary fitness center any time and unwind in the indoor pool, whirlpool and video arcade. The hotel is located within easy walking distance to both the Convention Centre and Fallsview Casino. A complimentary shuttle service will be running throughout each day from the hotel to the Convention Centre.

Welcome to the Niagara Region

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Niagara is comprised of 12 distinct and vibrant communities, all just a short drive from one another. They range from cities, urban in look and attitude, to towns and villages, rural and relaxed in nature, with each offering its own unique choice of recreational and educational opportunities.

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Joined to New York State by four international bridges, Peace Bridge, Rainbow Bridge, Whirlpool Bridge (Nexus pass holders only) and Queenston-Lewiston Bridge, Niagara, Canada is minutes from Buffalo and within 1 1/2 hour drive from Toronto.

With its incredible diversity and proximity, Niagara, Canada is a true original and a world class destination that draws people back time and time again.

For more information, visit Tourism Niagara.

(from Tourism Niagara)

Niagara Falls Wonder Pass

Convention delegates can purchase the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass for just $17.95 + HST which includes admission to Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara's Fury, Butterfly Conservatory and 2 consecutive days on WEGO the hop-on, hop-off transportation system connecting attractions with all other tourist areas in Niagara Falls. The pass also includes additional coupons valued at over $125 for discounts at other popular Niagara attractions. Download the Wonder Pass brochure (pdf) or buy a pass.