The 2019 event promises to be a repeat performance of 2017. The Expo will be bigger and better. The business program is designed to attract both industry executives and future leaders from distribution and manufacturing. And the social/networking events will be plentiful.

Program at a Glance

Changing Seasons...Managing Through The Turmoil

Thursday, September 19, 2019

All Day Arrival and Registration – Chateau Mont Ste-Anne
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Manufacturer/Distributor Private Networking Sessions (suites available through the hotel)

  • Schedule time for one-on-one meetings with customers or suppliers
  • Delegate contact information will be provided in advance
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Expo & Welcome Reception
An opportunity for manufacturers and agents to showcase products and services to distributors and other decision-makers from across the country


Friday, September 20, 2019

7:15 am - 9:00 am

Opening Breakfast & Keynote Speaker, Mike Lipkin
Presentation - The Potentiator: Helping Others Function At Their Best

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Optional)

Guided Tour of Mont Sainte-Anne & Surrounding Area
Tour includes Sainte-Anne de Beaupré, Montmorency Falls and Orleans Island with lunch along the way.

9:15 am - 10:30 am


A lively discussion with industry leaders debating the pros, cons and future of industry consolidation.


  • Graham Thayer, Senior Vice President and Business, Leader, Masonite Architectural
  • Igor Popov, Business Leader, M&T/Shanahans
  • Ian Kirouac, VP Strategic Initiatives, Pomerleau
  • Paul Dauphin, President Door Security Solutions, ASSA Abloy

The remainder of Friday’s business program is presented by McGill Executive Institute.

The remainder of Friday's business program is presented by McGill Executive Institute.
10:45 am - 12:00 noon

Managing Across The Generations
An interactive session based on the presenter, Karl Moore's, Ph.D., new book "Working With Millennials". Just when you thought you'd heard it all about the challenges of working with millennials, Karl will open your eyes to the benefits this eclectic workforce brings to your organization. You will learn from Karl's 350+ interviews with Millennials and Generation Z.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Informal Lunch and AGM
We'll keep it casual to give everyone a chance to chat with old friends and new acquaintances.


2:00 pm- 5:15 pm

Developing A Strategic Mindset
This workshop will discuss the importance of strategic thinking through cautionary tales and success stories. The presenter will look at strategy tools to help you better understand the competitive environment, and apply them to a business case.
Leading & Managing In The 21st Century 
To meet the challenges of today's business environment, managers are called upon not only to plan, organize and coordinate, but to inspire, challenge and motive their staff. This workshop takes you down the road to building an engaging work climate where team members want to contribute and collaborate to achieve a high-performance organization.
Evening free for entertaining


Saturday, September 21, 2019

11:00 am
Shotgun Start

Golf at Le Grand Vallon (Optional)
Le Grand Vallon is a beautiful rolling 18-hole, par 72 course set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mont-Sainte-Anne. The course features 6,583 yards of impeccable fairways, challenging tree-lined stretches, four lakes and 40 pure white sand traps.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Guided Tour of Quebec City
Tour includes the Plains of Abraham, Place Royal and Place d'Armes with lunch along the way.
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Beginning of the Grand Finale
It's time to regroup for a drink and hors d'oeuvres after a delightful day of golf or exploring.
8:00 pm - Midnight Dinner & Great Entertainment with Brian Tyler and The Blues Band