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First Joint Meeting of CAIMS and SIAM
24th Annual Meeting of CAIMS/SCMAI
2003 SIAM Annual Meeting

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, QC, Canada
June 16-20, 2003

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
900 Rene Levesque Boulevard West
Montreal QC H3B 4A5
Direct Telephone: (514) 861-3511
Fax: (514) 954-2296
Reservations: 1 (800) 441-1414

Note: A passport is *highly recommended* for U.S. visitors entering Canada. U.S. citizens should have their birth certificate or citizenship certificate as well as a picture ID; permanent residents (who are not citizens) need their alien-registration card and passport. Citizens from all countries other than the U.S. must have a valid passport, and in some cases a visitor visa may be required.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2003


At the center of Montreal's vibrant cultural and commercial district sits the city's grandest and most gracious hotel - Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth - recently recognized on Condé Nast Traveler's 2002 Gold List. Located above the train station (Via Rail & AMTRAK) and connected to the extensive underground city of thousands of boutiques, restaurants and cafés, and within walking distance of sports and cultural attractions, the hotel reflects the distinct elegance and charm of Montreal. Host to over 30 festivals yearly, the city offers entertainment for the whole family in summer or winter!

This landmark property is celebrated internationally for its world-class accommodations. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is comprised of 50,000 sq.ft. of meeting space, as well as a skillfully integrated Health Club featuring state-of-the-art equipment and an indoor pool. The Health Club is complimentary to all attendees staying at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth.

There are three distinctive venues at which to experience Montreal's gastronomy at its best at the hotel: Les Voyageurs lounge, Le Montréalais bistro restaurant and the award-winning Beaver Club, recognized as one of the best tables in Canada.


SIAM is holding a block of rooms at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at the following discounted rates:

Reservation Deadline – Thursday, May 15, 2003 (or until the Room Block is filled)

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth:

Single/Double $218.00 CAD = Approximately $145.00 USD per night
(Approximately $165 USD per night including tax)

All rooms based on availability.
All rates are subject to 7% Federal Tax, 7% Provincial tax as well as a $2.00 CAD per room/per night City Tax.

All rooms will be held for meeting attendee use until Thursday, May 15, 2003. After that date, reservations will depend on availability. Your reservation is not confirmed until acknowledged in writing by the hotel or verified by phone. When making reservations by phone, be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the CAIMS/SIAM Meeting.

Please be aware the room block fills quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early. After the room block fills, reservations at the CAIMS/SIAM price will depend upon availability. Fax (514) 954-2296 or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. You may also make your reservation by phone by calling (800) 441-1414. Remember to get your confirmation number! Please be certain to mention that you are an attendee of the CAIMS/SIAM Meeting being held at the hotel during the week of June 16-20, 2003.

When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for Sunday, June 15, at 6:00 PM. This is an excellent networking opportunity!


Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth requires a credit card to confirm and guarantee your reservation. They accept Discover, Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club and American Express. The hotel will send out written confirmations upon request.


If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel by 5:00 PM hotel time 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival. You can contact the hotel at (514) 861-3511. Remember to get a cancellation number!

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM.


Hotel parking is available at the rate of $20.00 CAD per day for valet service, allowing one in and out privilege for hotel guests.

Rate is subject to change without notice.

Hotel Room-Sharing List

A hotel room-sharing list is available for those who wish to share a room with another attendee at the meeting to reduce expenses. If you are interested in finding a roommate, please fill in and submit the Hotel Room-Sharing List Form. SIAM can only give you the name of other interested attendees; it is up to you to make the arrangements.


The weather in Montreal during June varies between a high of 74° F (22°C) and low of 54° F (13°C). Please remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.

Tourist Information

Please visit to learn more about Montreal and the diverse attractions the city offers. The Fairmont’s web site is

Telephone Messages

To reach an attendee or to leave a message, call (514) 861-3511. The hotel will either connect you with the SIAM registration desk or forward a message to the attendee’s room.

E-Mail Access

Plans are underway to supply e-mail access.

Created 8/20/02
Edited 3/4/03