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CIPH Hosts Successful "Today's Vision: Tomorrow's Reality" Annual Business Conference

July 6, 2016   (0 Comments)
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A successful “Today’s Vision: Tomorrow’s Reality” conference was held June 26-28, 2016 in beautiful Banff, Alberta with more than 260 Delegates and Companions from across North America in attendance.


The event gave senior executives of manufacturers and wholesaler distributors of plumbing and heating products a unique opportunity to engage with a powerful roster of speakers on a variety of informative topics. The valuable concepts and new approaches behind these topics were instrumental in helping to illuminate this conference theme.

The conference was kicked off by Banff Springs Hotel’s resident storyteller Tony Harvey who delivered an entertaining presentation The History of Banff and the Banff Springs Hotel”. Tony was followed by John Rossman, a preeminent authority on Amazon and its impact on the industry. John delivered Today’s Vision – Tomorrow’s Reality: The Amazon Way – Leadership Principles”. Click here to see his presentation.  John was followed by distinguished Economist Brian Beaulieu who provided an economic forecast with Today’s Vision – Tomorrow’s Reality:  Preparing for Tomorrow”. Click here to see his presentation.


The 2nd day of speakers featured health and productivity expert Michelle Cederberg with an informative session on life-work balance entitled “Today’s Vision – Tomorrow’s Reality: Energized for Excellence”.Click here to see her presentation. The keynote speaker was futurist Jim Carroll who gave a revealing address on the pace of change in the industry though “Today’s Vision - Tomorrow’s Reality: Leadership in a Time of Challenge and Opportunity”. Click here to see his presentation.


The Conference also featured Stephanie Martin, Building Field Inspector with Alberta Municipal Affairs who gave an update on Codes and Standards at the annual  Hydronics Luncheon: “Today’s Vision – Tomorrow’s Reality: State of Inspections Alberta and Canada”. Click here to see her presentation. In addition, several of the Institutes’ key North American Allies offered greeting on behalf of their associations including Stewart Chaffee, Chairman of the Association of Independent Manufacturers’ Representatives, Peter Steffes, Chairman of the Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Institute of Canada, Gaetan Beaulieu, Past Chairman of the Mechanical Contractors’ Association Canada, and Paul Patton, Chairman of Plumbing Manufacturers International.


Thank you to ABC 2016 Planning Committee Chairman Joe Senese (Groupe Deschênes) and his committee, Gail Kaufman (Wolseley), Tim Main (Xylem), Joe Howdle (Canplas), Daniel Bégin (Les Agences Begin & Lambert), Matt Robinson (B.A. Robinson), Robert Whitty (Bartle & Gibson), Stu Davidson (Points West Marketing) and Michael Kotyck (Kotyck Brothers).


Plan to attend ABC 2017 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre June 25-27, 2017 as we come together to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation in our Nation’s Capital. For more information about the hotel and conference facility, click here. For more information about what Ottawa has to offer to visitors, click here.

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