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Annual Business Conference (ABC)

ABC 2018: June 17-19

Whistler, British Columbia

ABC Conference Chair Andrew Dyck (Barclay Sales) and his committee are working to put together an outstanding line up of business sessions and networking opportunities focusing around the theme: Communication - Engagement - Connection.


Registration to open early January 2018 


ABC Speaker List - Quick Preview



John Furlong


CEO Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games.


"The Vision That Changed A Nation" 


John’s keynote speeches can move you to tears, while inspiring you to reach higher, challenge traditional thinking and dig deeper to achieve your own goals. John Furlong has been described as a Sports Hero, Nation Builder and the Ultimate Crisis Manager. Known for his innovative leadership style, he continues to inspire, regaling audiences with the many remarkable and fascinating untold stories behind the Games. He is one of the longest serving leaders in Olympic history. 




Dr. John Izzo


Bestselling Author | Business Visionary


Dr. John Izzo helps companies maximize their potential from the ground up. For over 20 years, Dr. Izzo has worked with thousands of leaders around the world, on employee-engagement strategies and brand transformations. He has been a pioneer in employee engagement leading change, shifting employee and consumer values and corporate social responsibility. Dr. Izzo is known for his hard hitting practical content, his inspirational storytelling and the lasting impact he has on organizations.





Michael Marks


Managing Partner

Indian River Consulting Group


We are bringing back Mike Marks to run two challenging and provocative morning sessions for manufacturers, distributors, and independent manufacturer’s representatives.


Back in 2005 Mike helped our industry develop and agree on the top ten best and worst trading practices between manufacturers and distributors. Much has changed in the past 18 years - in fact it is hard to identify what hasn’t already changed.  What is causing the pain and commercial challenges?

  • The millennials and their strong preference for digital in their buying and sourcing practices.
  • The price transparency created by the Internet has exposed all of the industry’s cross subsidies. 
  • The blurring of the lines between what is a distributor, a manufacturer, or a rep firm. 
  •  The emergence of alternative supply sources for our traditional customers.

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