Symposium Toronto 2016

Rakuten Marketing Symposium Toronto will take place at the Park Hyatt Toronto on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. This is a unique opportunity to network with Advertisers and Publishers in the Rakuten Marketing Canadian Network.


Symposium Toronto 2016

Event Details

When & Where
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  • Park Hyatt Toronto
    4 Avenue Road
    Toronto, Ontario M5R 2E8
    +1 416 925 1234
    view map



Registration for Symposium Toronto is $125 per attendee.

For questions about registration please contact our event staff at

Register now!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  • Jump Start Networking will take place in the Hazelton Room, which will be set with designated tables that can be booked for meetings through Pathable. Attendees can check-in at registration to pick-up their name badge at this time. *Reminder: This is not a structured event, but rather an opportunity to take advantage of additional time for meetings. We STRONGLY suggest scheduling these meetings ahead of time.



  • Registration Times & Locations 

    10:00am - 2:00pm - Hazelton Room
    2:00pm - 3:00pm - Grand Ballroom

  • 3:00 PM—3:30 PM
    Welcome and Executive Remarks
    Grand Ballroom
  • Over the past decade, we have experienced powerful advancements in technology that have drastically changed the way Canadians live. Canada is one of the most digitally connected countries in the world, but have our companies, organizations and businesses embraced these changes along the way in order to serve consumers in 2016?

    Darrell Keezer, CEO of an award-winning Toronto based Digital Marketing Agency, will share his insights and expertise of the digital marketing industry and how it has changed the way businesses communicate with consumers. Wonder how Tesla generated over $12 billion in car sales in a single week, or why Canadians are hoarding bottles of French’s Ketchup and boycotting Heinz? The digital marketing playing field has been levelled, and there are new rules for engagement that we all need to pay attention to.

    Darrell will delve into the trends and mechanics of successful digital marketing campaigns and strategies, and how innovations in this field are helping businesses generate leads and build relationships online. He will share real examples and tips, and how companies can build a digital plan that will impact the industry, instead of just make noise.


  • 4:15 PM—4:30 PM
    Networking Break
  • Consumer holidays have swept the world over. Canadians are no exception with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Boxing Day emerging as the highest traffic days over the year. At Symposium, Noam Schwartz, Business Development & Partnerships, SimilarWeb will dive deep into the data and reveal the winning strategies of industry leaders in 2015 and ramping up to holiday season 2016.

  • 5:00 PM—5:30 PM
    The Power of Product Insights Across Channels: Bob Buch, Founder, Manifest
  • DealMaker allows attendees to meet with current and future business partners at over 10 tables representing both Advertisers and Publishers. Heavy appetizers and cocktails will be served.

  • Join friends and partners for the Symposium Toronto After Party, your ticket is included with registration! The event will take place at Hemingway's Toronto at 142 Cumberland St.

    See you there!


Hotel Details

Park Hyatt Toronto
4 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2E8
+1 416 925 1234
view map & directions


We have secured a room block at the Park Hyatt at the group rate of $309 CAD. Please call the hotel at 416-925-1234 and mention Rakuten Marketing to receive the group rate or book online. The room rate ends on September 20th.

About the Park Hyatt Toronto

Immerse yourself in one of the world's most multicultural cities as a distinguished guest at Park Hyatt Toronto. Perfectly situated in the fashionable Yorkville area, our hotel in Toronto, Canada is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, unique galleries, and some of downtown’s most renowned attractions, including the Royal Ontario Museum. With its state-of-the-art conveniences and close proximity to the financial district, this luxury hotel is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. Relax in our award-winning Stillwater Spa or legendary Roof Lounge, and enjoy our many complimentary amenities, from car service to high-speed Internet.

Getting to the hotel

Parking at the Park Hyatt
Valet parking is available at a rate of $56.50 CAD all inclusive per day with in and out privileges. Other parking information can be found here.

Airport Information
All major international and domestic flights serve Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Hotel Pickup From the Airport

  • Standard pickup without "Meet and Greet" Service: $101.00 CAD, including applicable taxes & gratuities.
  • Meet & Greet Service: Additional $67.00 CAD. The greeter will wait outside of the baggage claim area with a sign bearing the passengers first and last name.

Ground Transportation Information
The approximate taxi cost for transportation to the hotel is $65 CAD.

It is possible to travel from the airport to the hotel via public transportation by the Toronto Transit Commission. Travel time is approximately one hour and includes a transfer. 

About the Attendees

Rakuten Marketing Symposium events are the premier gathering place for online performance marketing leaders. Attendees include executives from top companies doing business online, representative from leading and innovative publisher websites, and online marketers from the Rakuten Affiliate Network Advertiser client base. Over 100 partners will attend Symposium Toronto 2016.


Sponsorship Opportunities

A great Affiliate Marketing strategy is to meet your online marketing partners face-to-face. As a sponsor, you can drive increased awareness for your own Affiliate Marketing strategies as well as awareness of your company and brand.

We offer a variety of sponsorship packages that provide a range of participation and brand exposure opportunities at one or a combination of events. Our custom Affiliate Marketing sponsorships are designed to achieve your goals!

Contact with inquiries!

Download the sponsorship brochure to learn more

View Our Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the purpose of this event?

    This is a networking event for Advertisers and Publishers in the Rakuten Affiliate Network where meetings take place related to driving sales for Advertisers and driving commissions for Publishers. It is also an opportunity to learn about the Rakuten Affiliate Network and about the industry in general.

  • What does my registration fee include?

    The registration fee includes an attendee welcome kit, access to educational sessions, entry into any gift prize drawings, and extensive networking with partners and peers during the networking reception and After Party.

  • Why am I having trouble registering online?

    Admission is limited to Rakuten Marketing clients, partners and invited guests. To confirm your invitation status, we ask that you verify your name and e-mail. Sometimes, however, our records are not up-to-date and we may not have your current information on record. If you have received an invitation and are currently experiencing difficulty registering, please contact so we may update your information into our system.

  • How can I invite my colleague or partner to Rakuten Marketing Symposium Toronto?

    If you think there is an executive in your company or a valued partner who would benefit from attending the event, please send their name and contact information to

  • What is the registration cancellation policy?

    Your registration is considered final when you complete and submit this form. Cancellations for Rakuten Marketing Symposium Toronto must be submitted in writing by Friday, October 7, 2016. Refunds are not available after Friday, October 7, 2016. Name substitutions will be allowed without penalty, and if you cannot attend, we recommend that you transfer your pass to a co-worker. All cancellation or name change requests must be submitted via email to


  • What is DealMaker?

    DealMaker is a session at every Rakuten Marketing Symposium event where attendees have the opportunity to network with Advertisers and Publishers who have purchased a DealMaker sponsorship. Sponsors display their collateral and giveaways at their table. It is a great way for sponsors to gain exposure at the event and for attendees to have meaningful conversations with potential partners. Click here to download the sponsorship brochure or contact for more information.

  • What is Pathable?

    Pathable is a private online community open exclusively to Symposium Toronto attendees to network with fellow attendees prior to the event. All registered attendees will receive an invitation to join the community directly from Pathable once our community open. We'll notify you when the community opens.

  • How do I obtain a press pass?

    To inquire about a press pass, please contact us at

  • What is the conference dress code?

    Dress for Symposium Toronto is business casual.

Have a question we didn't answer?

Email us at