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2024 MCABC Business Conference & Trade Show

MCABC is addressing the mechanical contracting industry’s challenges, by leading change and advancing sustainability.

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Despite tremendous growth opportunities for the mechanical contracting industry, we are facing unprecedented challenges such as increasing costs, supply chain shocks, and labour shortages. MCABC is actioning change for a sustainable future, regularly assessing and delivering on the needs of our members to maintain their competitive advantage.

The 2024 Business Conference is the place to be for the industry to network with experts and colleagues, learn from business thought leaders, gain insights to government and industry trends and access training and educational opportunities.

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SPEAKER: Jennifer Lee

Jennifer has been with BMO Capital Markets Economics for over two decades and is perhaps best known for her analysis on the U.S. economy, as well as her commentary on global financial market and economic activity. Her entertaining, easy-to-understand and call-it-like-it-is style has earned her a devoted following.

Jennifer is a regular in the media and is a frequent guest on Bloomberg. Most recently, she took the #3 spot in the 2023 Focus Economics Survey for Euro Area policy rates among 31 global firms.

SPEAKER: Klayton Gonçalves

Klayton Gonçalves is Senior Economist and Head of Business Intelligence with BuildForce Canada. He is at the forefront of producing BuildForce Canada’s annual labour market forecasts, producing insightful reports and delivering engaging presentations.

SPEAKER: Steve Howe

With over 18 years in the construction industry, Steve Howe understands the daily hazards faced by workers and why safety is often viewed as an impediment. In the spring of 2006, while working as a young tree faller on the Sea to Sky Highway project in British Columbia, Steve suffered an unimaginable injury.

As a safety consultant, Steve travels across the country sharing his story and inspiring audiences to trust their gut. He reminds us that he used to live to work but now he works to live. This keeps what’s important – his family, his health, his life – at the forefront of every safety decision he makes today.

SPEAKER: Elizabeth Petticrew (Panelist)

This session will be facilitated by one of the Globe & Mail’s top-ranked wealth advisors of 2021 and 2022.  Specializing in individual and corporate portfolio management, Elizabeth is the lead portfolio manager on her team. Since entering the investment business in 1988, Elizabeth has been an active participant in education initiatives. She has delivered educational seminars for the UBC Law Society, BC Women’s Hospital, BCIT, SFU, local companies, associations, and investment clubs. In addition, she was sponsored by the Investment Dealers Association as night school instructor in the areas of financial planning and investing.

A supporter of community initiatives, Elizabeth has held the position of co-president of the Western Businesswomen’s Association, participated in the YWCA mentorship program, and sat on the Ethics Committee of Women’s Hospital. Elizabeth was nominated for the prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award; in 2015 she became one of the founding contributors to the SheEO’s year of radical giving campaign, and in 2016 she became a full member of the Women Presidents Organization.

SPEAKER: Kimiko Comeau, CFA, FEA (Panelist)

A member of the Business Advisory and Transition Planning team, Kimiko contributes to providing high-net-worth business owners in transition with a sophisticated, forward-thinking wealth management plan. She works with individuals and business owners in the areas of business succession, transition, sale, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and valuations for the purposes of wealth planning and transfer. With a background as a mid-market M&A advisor at a Big Four professional services firm, Kimiko brings a breadth of experience, particularly on the sell-side for private companies in a range of industries including construction, manufacturing, distribution, and oil and gas services.

SPEAKER: Holly Castle, CPA, CA, CFP®, TEP

Providing tax and estate planning expertise to families and business owners, Holly offers guidance on business succession, tax structuring, estate planning, post-mortem planning, and charitable giving. Holly brings insight from her extensive career in public accounting and in senior tax roles where she focused on tax and estate planning issues related to individuals, privately held corporations, trusts, and estates.

Sponsor the 2024 MCABC Business Conference and Trade Show

Elevate your brand and be at the forefront of 150+ industry leaders and experts. With extensive sponsorship opportunities fit for any company size, you can showcase your commitment to education, advocacy, and leadership while gaining unparalleled exposure to the mechanical contracting industry.

Don’t just be a part of the conference—be a driving force behind it and join us in shaping the future of the industry.

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Be a Trade Show Exhibitor

OUR TRADE SHOW BOOTHS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!

The trade show is an integral part of the MCABC Business Conference. It is a valuable opportunity to gain exposure to the mechanical contracting industry of British Columbia and key industry stakeholders.

As a trade show participant, you’ll get the unique and immersive experience of the conference alongside our delegates. With the purchase of a trade show booth, each exhibitor receives a table and two chairs.

Click the link below to view full details regarding becoming an exhibitor.

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Enjoy lakeside luxury at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort in British Columbia’s Wine Country

Book at the Grand Okanagan Resort and get the full lakeside experience:

  • A waived resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night
  • Discounted nightly parking – $25.00/night (org. $36.00/night)

Nestled by the Okanagan mountains, this resort offers stylish rooms, a popular restaurant with lakefront patio, and deluxe amenities including a spa, fitness center, and indoor/outdoor pools. When you’re not at the conference, engage in activities like kayaking, skiing, biking, and exploring local wineries, all while being conveniently close to Kelowna’s shopping, dining, and entertainment. Ideal for events like MCABC’s Business Conference and Tradeshow, the resort features elegant spaces, outdoor terraces, a grand ballroom, and expert planning services, promising an unforgettable four-season getaway.

Purchase your conference ticket and receive an invite to reserve a room at a special conference rate.

FAQs

What are the dates of the conference?

The conference dates are Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 3:00 PM – Friday, June 21, 2024, 2:00 PM.

Where is the location of the conference?

Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna BC

1310 Water Street, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, V1Y 9P3

Who can attend the conference?

The conference is open to all professionals, educators, suppliers and government officials working with the mechanical contracting industry. All MCABC members and non-members are welcome.

What is the topic of the conference?

The topic/theme for the conference is leadership during challenging times. The tag line for the conference is Lean in, learn, lead. Be part of the solution.

Despite tremendous growth opportunities for the mechanical contracting industry, we are facing unprecedented challenges such as increasing costs, supply chain shocks, and labour shortages. MCABC is actioning change for a sustainable future, regularly assessing and delivering on the needs of our members to maintain their competitive advantage.

The 2024 Business Conference is the place to be for the industry to network with experts and colleagues, learn from business thought leaders, gain insights to government and industry trends and access training and educational opportunities.

How do I register and what form of payment is accepted?

Purchase your delegate passes here.

MCABC accepts Visa and Mastercard.

Can my significant other attend the conference?

People who have purchased a full delegate pass have the option to purchase an additional full delegate ticket for their significant other to attend the Welcome Reception and/or the Thursday evening event and/or 1 keynote speaker, and/or both keynote speakers. These tickets can be added at the time the Full Delegate Pass is purchased.

When does the early bird rate end?

March 22nd, 2024 at 11:59 PM. Make sure to grab your passes early!

Are Delegate Passes refundable?

While Delegate Passes are non-refundable, they are transferable to someone else at your company.

Can I purchase tickets onsite at the day of the event?

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Where should I stay?

The Grand Okanagan Resort is our conference hotel. It’s the best place to stay if you want to be near all the conference activities! We’ve negotiated excellent pricing for conference delegates.

1310 Water Street, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, V1Y 9P3

Is there a discount code for the hotel and where can I find it?

Upon registration confirmation, there will be a link to access the special conference rate. Discount code valid until May 9, 2024.

Where do I park?

Parking is available at the Grand Okanagan Resort, in Kelowna, BC. Discounted nightly parking – $25.00/night (Regular rate $36.00/night)

Are families welcome?

Yes, there are various options and delegate pass options for your significant other available.

What is the dress code?

Welcome Networking Reception – Wednesday, June 19, 2024 :  Blue jeans, white top.  Semi-Casual. No tank tops or muscle shirts, no bathing suits, no flip flops or beach sandals, no short shorts, no ripped shorts.

Dinner Gala – Thursday, June 20, 2024: Formal. No t-shirts, no tank tops or muscle shirts, no bathing suits, no denim, no shorts, no flip flops or beach sandals, no short shorts, no ripped shorts.

Where can I find information related to the Trade Show?

For all information related to the Trade Show, click here.

Who will help us with the Trade Show logistics?

After your securing your exhibitor booth, a member of the MCABC business conference team will be in touch to assist you with the logistics for your exhibitor’s booth.

How can I become a Sponsor?

View our sponsorship packages here.

Who will be speaking at the conference?

Our list of speakers will be announced on a weekly basis. Stay tuned!