April 25, 2014
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I have decided to attend the CaGBC National Conference this year in Toronto. I have never attended the CaGBC’s annual conference, and have always gravitated towards the Greenbuild international conference in the past. While Greenbuild is attended by the world leaders in my industry, the CaGBC conference will be attended by the leaders in my market, as well as potential clients. This means my attendance will include seeking out new business opportunities rather than just personal development and training. The conference is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from June 2nd – 4th.
Aside from representing my firm Morrison Hershfield at the conference I will also be there to represent the CaGBC’s Emerging Green Builders National Committee which I am currently the chair of, as well as the Ottawa Region Chapter of the CaGBC of which I currently serve as the Finance Director on the Board of Directors. Needless to say its going to be a busy couple of days.
A number of my Morrison Hershfield collegues are presenting at the conference, and I am looking forward to seeing their presentations. I am also looking forward to re-connecting with some old friends from the Atlantic Chapter in Halifax who will also be attending.
The Emerging Green Builders are preparing a poster presentation highlighting the types of events that EGB groups are organizing across Canada to attract and engage new professionals to our industry. It is still in the early stages of development but the ideas coming in from the different chapters have been great, and I’m really looking forward to displaying the final copy at the conference. The Toronto Chapter EGB Committee is also hosting the first ever EGB social as part of the conference. This will take place on June 2nd from 6pm-8:30pm. I’m really looking forward to meeting EGBs from across the country.