The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) is pleased to announce the program agenda for its 17th Annual State of the Industry and Outlook Conference. The conference will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario on Thursday March 9, 2017.
This is a must attend event for construction industry professionals who want to hear where the construction industry is headed in 2017. This year we are exploring the theme “Building the Infrastructure Projects that will Transform Ontario’s Economy”.
2017 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
7:30 am Networking Breakfast
8:30 am Opening Welcome – Joe Keyes, President, OCS Board of Directors
8:45 am Greetings from the Provincial Government – Hon. Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour
9:00 am Ontario’s Economy – What to Expect in 2017 – Dawn Desjardins, Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist, RBC
10:00 am Ontario’s Construction Industry – Katherine Jacobs, Director of Research, Ontario Construction Secretariat
10:30 am Networking Break
11:00 am Dialogue with Infrastructure Ontario – Ehren Cory, President & CEO, Infrastructure Ontario & Sean W. Strickland, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Construction Secretariat
11:20 am Building the Infrastructure Projects that will Transform Ontario’s Economy –
Janet Ecker, President & CEO, Toronto Financial Services Alliance (Moderator)
Chris Giannekos, Associate Deputy Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure
Jeff Lehman, Mayor, City of Barrie and Chair, Ontario’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus
Jeff Moore, Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Canada
Lou Serafini Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Fengate Capital Management Ltd.
12:15 pm Closing Remarks – Sean W. Strickland, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Construction Secretariat
12:30 pm Lunch and “The Generals”
Challenges and Opportunities on Ontario’s Construction Industry”
John Beck, President & CEO, Aecon
Chris Gower, Chief Operating Officer, PCL Construction
Sean W. Strickland, CEO, Ontario Construction Secretariat (Moderator)
See what you missed in 2016…