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2022 ELECTRO-FEDERATION CANADA CONFERENCE

Conference Keynote Speakers

Andrew Au, Global Thought Leader on Digital Transformation and Culture Change

Andrew Au, Global Thought Leader on Digital Transformation and Culture Change

Chris Turner, Expert on Sustainability, Climate Change, Cleantech and the Global Energy Transition

Chris Turner, Expert on Sustainability, Climate Change, Cleantech and the Global Energy Transition

Ben Clark, Senior Consultant with Delphi

Ben Clark, Senior Consultant with Delphi

Janice Gross–Stein, Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Janice Gross–Stein, Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Michael Bach, Founder, Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion and Bestselling Author

Michael Bach, Founder, Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion and Bestselling Author

Pam August, Former Director, Culture Activation at WestJet

Pam August, Former Director, Culture Activation at WestJet

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Conference Industry Panel

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Conference Concurrent Track Speakers

Steven Taylor : President and CEO of Ignite Technology | Doug Thubron : President of Ignite Solutions

Steven Taylor : President and CEO of Ignite Technology | Doug Thubron : President of Ignite Solutions

Daniel Breton : President and CEO with Electric Mobility Canada

Daniel Breton : President and CEO with Electric Mobility Canada

Daniel Bretton : President and CEO with Electric Mobility Canada

Daniel Bretton : President and CEO with Electric Mobility Canada

Stuart Ducoffe is a seasoned employment and labour lawyer. He is the founder of e2r™ and partner and co-founder of Woolgar VanWiechen Cosgriffe Ducoffe LLP, practicing exclusively in the area of employment and labour law.

Stuart Ducoffe (B.C.L., LL.B., CHRL)

Stuart Ducoffe is a seasoned employment and labour lawyer. He is the founder of e2r™ and partner and co-founder of Woolgar VanWiechen Cosgriffe Ducoffe LLP, practicing exclusively in the area of employment and labour law.
Carl Panet-Raymond is a lawyer with Loranger Marcoux, a Montreal-based law firm that provides specialized services in the fields of employment law and labour relations. Carl is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Montreal. He also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management from HEC Montréal. He practices in all areas of employment law and labour relations, advising clients with respect to strategic human resource planning, corporate reorganization, mergers and acquisitions.

Carl Panet-Raymond

Carl Panet-Raymond is a lawyer with Loranger Marcoux, a Montreal-based law firm that provides specialized services in the fields of employment law and labour relations. Carl is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Montreal. He also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management from HEC Montréal. He practices in all areas of employment law and labour relations, advising clients with respect to strategic human resource planning, corporate reorganization, mergers and acquisitions.
Timothy Pope is a Senior Project Manager with CSA Group and manages the committees responsible for the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. Tim is a Certified Engineering Technologist, and holds a Certificate of Qualification as a Construction Electrician. A former inspector, he has spent more than 40 years in various areas of the electrical industry.

Timothy Pope, Senior Project Manager, CSA Group

Timothy Pope is a Senior Project Manager with CSA Group and manages the committees responsible for the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. Tim is a Certified Engineering Technologist, and holds a Certificate of Qualification as a Construction Electrician. A former inspector, he has spent more than 40 years in various areas of the electrical industry.
Tri is responsible for the company’s technical development effort and oversees clients in the B2B space. He has over 20 years of startup experience, leading business, operations and engineering teams. Prior to Applico, Tri co-founded Munchery in 2011, an on-demand meal delivery service that delivers a variety of nourishing, affordable, chef-cooked meals right to your door. As CEO, he raised over $120M in venture capital and expanded the service across major U.S. cities. Tri received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and came to the United States from Vietnam when he was 11 years old.

Tri Tran, Partner & CTO, Applico

Tri is responsible for the company’s technical development effort and oversees clients in the B2B space. He has over 20 years of startup experience, leading business, operations and engineering teams. Prior to Applico, Tri co-founded Munchery in 2011, an on-demand meal delivery service that delivers a variety of nourishing, affordable, chef-cooked meals right to your door. As CEO, he raised over $120M in venture capital and expanded the service across major U.S. cities. Tri received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and came to the United States from Vietnam when he was 11 years old.
Warren Collier, CHRL, is the Director of Talent Strategy for Self-Management Group, which delivers talent management and recruitment solutions to Fortune 500 clients across Canada and the United States. Warren has 25 years of leadership experience in human resources, talent management and business operations with emphasis in strategy and organization design in the Banking, Telecom, and Outsourcing sectors.

Warren Collier, Director of Talent Strategy, Self-Management Group

Warren Collier, CHRL, is the Director of Talent Strategy for Self-Management Group, which delivers talent management and recruitment solutions to Fortune 500 clients across Canada and the United States. Warren has 25 years of leadership experience in human resources, talent management and business operations with emphasis in strategy and organization design in the Banking, Telecom, and Outsourcing sectors.
“Keeping Your Business Secure from Cybercrime” EFC’s Cybersecurity Committee leads this session to highlight measures for success and best practices as it relates to preventing cybercrime. You will leave with an understanding of high-level concepts to enable productive discussions with IT experts on how to keep your business safe.

Cybersecurity Industry Best Practices

“Keeping Your Business Secure from Cybercrime”

EFC’s Cybersecurity Committee leads this session to highlight measures for success and best practices as it relates to preventing cybercrime. You will leave with an understanding of high-level concepts to enable productive discussions with IT experts on how to keep your business safe.

 

Conference CEMRA & CMG Meeting Speakers

CEMRA Meeting

CMG Feature Presentation

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Save these dates: September 22 & 23, 2021
Registration coming in soon…Individual and Group rates will be offered

EFC will be hosting this year’s industry conference virtually in September to ensure the safety of all members and to provide coast-to-coast access for employees in all verticals. This year’s conference will offer a new experience that differs from what you may have been accustomed to in past years. We see this as an opportunity to re-invent and strengthen your conference experience so you can get even more out of your participation!

The conference theme, “Beyond the Horizon”, is a forward-looking approach to help your business emerge stronger on the other side of this pandemic. The conference program will offer thought-leadership and strategies on how to rise from the effects Covid-19 has had on our markets, customers, supply chains and employees so we can move ‘beyond the horizon’.

This year’s conference program will offer flexibility so you can manage your time and online presence. The program will feature:

  • keynote speakers on timely topics, including post-pandemic leadership strategies, risk management and financial forecasting, diversity and inclusion strategies
  • EFC’s new research: an overview of new opportunities our industry can leverage in the aftermath of the pandemic: markets, customer expectations, supply chains, and employee requirements
  • concurrent break-out sessions on topics such as mental wellness, construction outlook, sales workshop, cybersecurity, HR policies for the return to work, Canadian electrical code updates…and so many more!
  • all members will have an opportunity to host Head Office meetings with partners during the conference program

Conference program details and registration will be available in April.
Stay tuned for full details.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact Nathalie Lajoie, at nlajoie@electrofed.com

Be safe, stay healthy!

2021 ELECTRO-FEDERATION CONFERENCE

A virtual experience to power a changing world.

Save these dates: September 22 & 23, 2021

National Advisory Council: Chair’s Message

Change is all around us…and with change, comes new opportunities!

This mindset was the catalyst for this year’s conference – and I’m excited to share the new experiences that EFC’s National Advisory Council has lined up to deliver more value, more reach and more insights to help your business emerge stronger ‘on the other side’ of this pandemic.

We’ve chosen the theme, ‘Beyond the Horizon’, to provide a forward-looking approach that addresses the changes Covid-19 has cast on our businesses, markets, customers, supply chains and employees. We understand how challenging this past year has been and the growing constraints on your time and business. To help support your organization during this time, we’ve reduced the cost of attendance and are offering discounted group rates, in addition to providing more topic variety and schedule flexibility. This year’s virtual conference is designed to engage a wider cross-section of members and will include keynotes and concurrent tracks so participants can manage their schedules and tune into topics that matter most to them.

Members will have the opportunity to select from a range of topic interests such as: change management, health and mental wellness, post-Covid HR policies, risk management and financial forecasting, virtual sales prospecting, strategic account management, diversity and inclusion, eCommerce and supply chain resiliency…and so many other trending topics – all offered online within a flexible agenda to accommodate schedules and interests.

It will take a village to innovate and lead the path forward. This year’s conference is set to bring ‘our village’ of members together on a common virtual platform so we can learn, adapt and succeed in the ‘next normal’.

I look forward to welcoming you and your team online for this year’s new conference experience!

Cindy Doherty
Intralec Electrical Products
2021-22 Chair, EFC’s National Advisory Council

 

Thank you to our Lead Conference Sponsor:

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Awards

Chairman’s Gala Reception & Awards Dinner

Chair’s Reception | ‘Luxury Railroad’ Awards Dinner

Step back in time, as we re-imagine the roaring 20’s and the railroads that served Canadians as a mode of luxury transportation. This evening will feature special comedic entertainment by Steve Patterson, host of the debaters, as well as a dinner and award presentations in honour of those who have made remarkable contributions to our industry. All conference delegates and companions are welcome to attend this awards banquet. Gala table reservations will begin in April. *Semi-formal Attire

Call for Award Nominations, click here

Electro Lounge meeting

Electro Lounge Meetings

EFC is pleased to offer increased and extended B2B meeting space. These meetings are available for smaller manufacturers, distributors and reps to meet in a casual informal setting.  These meeting areas are complimentary and are suited for approx. 2-4 people only. These meeting areas are in an open ballroom with several seating areas for you to conduct informal meetings.

Open-concept spaces are available for smaller meetings up to 4 people in the designated Electro-Lounge room. Register for your complimentary meeting space, click here

Head Office Meetings

EFC’s Head Office Program provides members with an opportunity to host private meetings with suppliers and customers during the conference. EFC manufacturer, distributor and rep members are all eligible to reserve a meeting room, based on availability.

To register your company for a meeting space, please click on this link to book

Audio visual requirements, food and beverages can be ordered for your meeting room, based on your request and billing. Note: It is the responsibility of the manufacturer and distributor to arrange for convenient meeting times. EFC staff will not schedule or confirm appointments.

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Tours & Activities – Available soon!

Exciting tours and activities are being confirmed for you to explore and experience the majestic wonders of Banff. Please stay tuned for full details.

Tour Banff

Please note: EFC is closely monitoring developments with COVID-19 and is strengthening its protective measures accordingly. To minimize any risks to employees, members and other event attendees, please follow precautionary measures by using hand sanitizer and avoiding handshakes. If you have visited any of the following COVID-19 affected areas within the past 14 days, we kindly ask that you refrain from attending EFC events: China, Iran, Northern Italy, Japan, South Korea. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

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