AN EVENT LIKE NO OTHER
The 2017 Canada Conference kicked off with a Tabletop Show and Welcome Reception. And the scene was set for three great days of education, interaction, socializing and Canadian camaraderie.
It was non-stop traffic at the tabletop show and exhibitors were extremely positive with the response. The combination of a reception and tabletop show was well-received by exhibitors and delegates alike. At times, there was standing room only as participants made their way throughout the room.
The tone was more subdued the following morning when Chief Eaglespeaker opened the business program with an inspirational presentation on the need to keep the Aboriginal cultures strong, to guide people back to their identity, to maintain their spiritual ceremonies and to bridge the gap between Aboriginals and Non-Aboriginals. A wonderful start to a day of learning.
Mike Marks captivated the audience with two outstanding presentations – Industry Trends: Those That Are Already Here and Those That Are Coming, and Finding Growth with Innovation in a Flat Market. Mike shared his in depth knowledge of the door and hardware industry and his understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead – great insight for all in attendance.
Rick Volpel’s presentation on Project Management Reinvented appealed to up and coming managers, and they all walked away with valuable information to apply in their day-to-day business lives.
A day of learning was followed by a free evening for entertaining and dining with customers, colleagues and friends.
Optional golf, a side trip to Banff, a day at the spa or a hike around the resort provided a somewhat relaxing day before the farewell banquet.
And what a banquet it was. The hotel outdid themselves with a delicious beef tenderloin dinner. The Dueling Pianos provided outstanding entertainment with lots of audience participation and even a command performance by Stu Brodie who belted out his rendition of “Space Odyssey”. A fantastic evening from start to finish.
The 2017 Canada Conference seemed to present the right amount of everything in a format that worked for everyone. But we need to hear from you. Please take a few moments to complete the survey and help us plan for the 2019 Canada Conference in Eastern Canada.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the organizing committee for the effort and creativity they put into the relaunch of Canada Conference. It would not have been possible without them:
Scott Suppes, AHC
And a special thank you to our sponsors who supported an idea and turned it into An Event Like No Other.