CANVAS Public Events

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cornerstone Sonoma/Sunset Magazine Campus

    Attend the Extravagant Wine Country
    Event & Hospitality Trade Show!

    Become an expert on Napa & Sonoma Event & Meeting Resources.

    The Benefits:

    • Learn about a range of varied venues to suit all sizes of groups.

    • Discover the unique treasures that will make your services highly valuable to your clients.

    • Develop a personalized list of resources. Meet the people who will help you differentiate your business and cement your client relationships.

    • Renew your knowledge of why Napa & Sonoma offer such extraordinary environments for your clients to hold their events & meetings.

    The Experience:
       - A tour of venues to explore for future use.
       - Designed environments to inspire you.
       - Cuisine to sample to add to your resource list.
       - A showcase of those special elements to add the extra touch.
       - Networking with colleagues in the industry.
       - All on-site, in one place for efficiency.

    AND enjoy a beautiful encounter with Wine Country!


    • Visit unique venues suited to a variety of guest/meeting/event experiences chauffeured by luxury limo coach.
    • Experience Wine Country terroir first hand. Hosts will welcome you to indulge in their offerings.


    • Make contact with Wine Country Resources and network with other Planners.
    • Learn about all the resources you need, or never even knew you wanted, to create the optimal guest/meeting/event experiences.


    • Experience a multi-course, seated multi-chef lunch in a variety of environments.
    • Wander and sample an abundance of Wine Country farm to table cuisine brought to you by local caterers and restaurateurs.
    • Sip and Savor what Wine Country is renown for - its extraordinary wines.

    *All activities are designed for you to comfortably meet and network with others in the meeting and event industry.

    Who should attend?

     - Event Planners

     - Corporate Meeting Planners

     - Hospitality Professionals

    Full Attendance 8:30am - 5pm

    Exhibit Hall Only 1:30pm - 5pm

    Rediscover or newly discover the magic and beauty of Wine Country. Whether Elegant, Rustic, Architectural, or Historic you'll gain a vast amount of expertise.

    The CANVAS Wine Country Hospitality Trade Show will enhance your expertise on Napa & Sonoma and the various types of opportunities to suit all kinds of events and meetings and provide you with Resources to make you look like a star to your clients.

    • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Cornerstone Sonoma/Sunset Magazine Campus

    Expand your visibility even further by
    Advertising in the
    Essential Event Directory.


      - Event Planners

      - Corporate Meeting Planners

      - Hospitality Professionals

    Your ad receives ENHANCED OUTREACH:
     1) The Print Trade Show Directory - 400 decision making participants

     2) The FULL COLOR Magazine format going to the entire CANVAS database of over 13,000 Hospitality Professionals two weeks after the Trade Show.

    Take FULL advantage of this important opportunity!

    *DEADLINE: submit all ad materials
    by JUNE 27th.

    * Specifications:
    Half page is 5.5w x 4.25h
    Full page 5.52 x 8.5h
    CMYK - 300dpi

    If you do not have the resources to create your own ad, CANVAS' designer can do it for you for an additional fee. Please call CANVAS for information.

    *Special Premier Exhibitor Packages available for greater visibility.

    Colby Smith, Executive Director, Founder

    707 287-2268


    • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Cornerstone Sonoma/Sunset Magazine Campus


    Expand your outreach to Northern California (Bay Area, Sacramento and beyond) Attendees include:

      - Event Planners

      - Corporate Event Planners

      - Hospitality Professionals

    Let's all make them experts on the resources available to them here in the Northern California WINE COUNTRY!

    The show will unfold in three parts, with part 1 consisting of 3 beautifully stage site visits, and parts  2 & 3 hosted at the a beautiful Home Base in Sonoma Wine Country

      * Site Visits to special event & meeting locations

      * Special Lunch for VIP attendees

      * Exhibit Hall

    All activities are designed for you to comfortably meet and network with others in the meeting and event industry.

    Exhibitors receive:
    • Special Access to VIP Appetizer Social to network with our VIP guests.
    • A  6' table exhibit space (with linen coverage) in a beautiful outdoor environment
    • Listing and short description in Show Directory
    • Market Umbrella available for an additional fee - reservations required
    • Electrical access if required for an additional fee - reservations required

    Exhibitor Fees:



    *Sign up early to have the best location selection.

    *Please note to take advantage of your FREE listing and paid advertising in the Show Directory you will need to register no later than June 28th!

    And ask us about more opportunities!

    *For Special Premier Exhibitor Packages for greater visibility Contact: Colby Smith, Executive Director, Founder

    707 287-2268



    Directory Ad Opportunities 


    Full Page Member           


    1/2 Page Member


    Inside Front Cover - Member (Color)

    Inside Back Cover - Member (Color)

    Outside Back Cover - Member (Color)

    Full Page Non-Member


    1/2 Page  Non-Member


    Inside Front Cover - Non-Member (Color) 
    Inside Back Cover - Non-Member (Color)
     Outside Back Cover - Non-Member
    • Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Upper Valley - TBD

    Top 5 Tools & Case Studies Revealed

    "Now that your winery team has done a great job converting visitors to first-time customers and club members - do they have the tools needed to retain customers and increase lifetime loyalty and value? This half-day workshop is ideal for any winery manager responsible for direct 2 consumer wine sales growth, customer retention activities, wine club management, and events. Sandra Hess, Founder, DTC Wine Workshops, will share the impact of proven case studies in this hands-on workshop." Colby Smith, Founder CANVAS


    -It costs FIVE TIMES more to acquire new customers than it does to keep current ones. (Forrester)
    -Returning customers spend on average 67% more than first-time customers. (Bain)
    -Customers are 77% more likely to buy a new product when learning about if from family and friends. (Nielsen)

    You will definitely want to attend this one!

    • Tuesday, November 08, 2016
    • 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • TBD

      Calling all
    Hospitality Professionals!

    Join your industry peers ~ and Holly Stiel  
    for Hospitality Development Training 
    you don't want to miss!

    Previous attendees share what they have to say about their experience with this training:

    Thank you for providing such a great training for hospitality here in Napa!  Holly is definitely great and I learned so much, loved the setting and all the networking opportunities!
    Jean Newbill, Hill Family Estates

    Attendance is limited so sign up now 
    to be sure you'll have a seat.

    Here's the information:
    This workshop is a great opportunity to stimulate your Hospitality energy. Participate in a day exploring what makes you a great "Hospitality Professional" and how to even further enhance that. Join Colby Smith, CANVAS Founder, and Holly Stiel, a trailblazing Customer Service philosopher and trainer. Holly literally "wrote the book" (6 of them actually) for hospitality and customer service professionals, knowing that these are the people who set the standards and guest impressions for outstanding service.

    Holly’s training style is lively and highly interactive, which makes for fun participation and retention. Enjoy following Holly as she guides you on an adventure from hospitality worker to becoming a “Memory Maker”.

    Open to all interested Hospitality Professionals. I'm happy to say we have had terrific interest in this program. 

    Location: TBD

    Date: Tuesday November 8, 2016

    CANVAS Member registration $100.00

    Hospitality Professionals-Non member registration $120.00

    Time: 8:45am - 5:00pm








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