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At the ARMA Canada Conference you will have direct access to dozens of industry professionals.  Information sharing, question-and-answer sessions and networking are a vital part of the conference experience. The solutions you can find at the conference can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in consulting fees.  

To calculate a Return on Investment, calculate the cost-savings you will gain by attending the ARMA Canada Conference, make a list of costs incurred from attendance and note the savings.

An example is included below to get you started.  Fill in the appropriate dollar amounts for your situation. Customize to provide all the gains/expenses you will incur.

Return on InvestmentROI

Costs Avoided by Attending the Conference

Expenses incurred by attending the conference

20 Hours of Training
(20 x $100 –cost of in-house training per hour)



Early Bird Registration Fee


Training Materials
(average cost of educational books, papers and CD)



(approximate mileage or return flight)


Access to Vendors
(10 x $100 – hours spent researching x hourly wage)



Lodging Costs
(average hotel fee x average time of stay)


(average cost of hotel meal, snacks and beverages x 3 days)



Meal Costs
(include costs incurred outside of conference hours for meals)


Networking with Peers
(cost of monthly local group meetings x hourly work rate)



Time Away From Office
(insert cost of being away from the office)


Admission to Hospitalities and Receptions
(entrance fee, food x number of events)









Who attends this conference?

  • Senior Level RIM and IG Management
  • RIM and IG Consultants
  • Records Managers, Analysts and Technicians
  • Privacy, FOI and ATIP Officers
  • Technical staff and implementers
  • Industry Leading Vendors

Education Benefits:

  • Learn first hand from industry experts
  • Keep up-to-date on new and emerging technologies
  • Take the opportunity to create a professional network
  • Create talking points to communicate more effectively with vendors
  • Get immediate answers and solutions to issues within your organization
  • Discover new products that can decrease expense and increase revenue

Expo Benefits:

  • See the latest in technology
  • Hear new product announcements
  • Visit all your vendors in one location
  • Get answers directly from vendors on the exhibition floor
  • Do some comparison shopping
  • Seek solutions and find new technologies
  • Talk with others who are using or considering a product or service you are reaching

Why should you attend?

To justify the cost you need to understand the purpose of your attendance.  Make a list of the things you would like to accomplish:

  • Is there a current issue at your company for which you are looking for a solution?
  • Are there any developing technologies you feel would benefit your company?
  • Are there issues you would like to talk to your vendors about?
  • Can you find one idea that will increase revenue and or decrease costs?
  • Is you company looking at implementing new technology?


Attendees will return to their companies with increased knowledge of the practices, techniques and tools of technology that will make them more productive.


About Us

ARMA Canada is the Canadian region of ARMA International. ARMA Canada is comprised of 14 chapters. ARMA Canada aligns it's goals and objectives with ARMA International's vision and mission, which is:

“To provide professionals with the resources, tools, and training (in person or electronically) they need to effectively manage records and information within an established information governance framework.”


ARMA Canada's Areas of Focus:


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Exhibit Opportunities


ARMA Canada is accepting registrations for the 2018 Expo in Vancouver! 


Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Package


For more information on the ARMA Canada Conference operations, please see attached “ARMA Canada Conference Overview”.

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