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MCAC to host Innovation Conference in downtown Toronto

February 21, 2019 | By Jillian Morgan

The 2019 Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) Innovation Conference is set to kick off April 15 to 16 at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto, ON.

Themed “The Innovation Mindset: Converting Opportunities into Realities,” the conference includes a number of educational sessions and networking opportunities on April 16th.

“The purpose is to create some awareness about the trends taking place in the industry at home and abroad so that we can, as an association, help the industry respond proactively to meet the challenges of tomorrow. As it relates to innovation, as far as I’m concerned, tomorrow is today, the future is now,” said Pierre Boucher, chief executive officer of MCAC.

The event launches with a cocktail and networking reception, held on April 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Day two begins with a continental breakfast and registration at 7:30 a.m., followed by opening remarks from MCAC president Jack Bavis. The remaining sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presentations focus on innovation and technology in construction, covering job growth, artificial intelligence, modular construction and BIM, among other topics. The conference program opens with a presentation on the current industry landscape, as well as findings from the World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future of Construction Initiative.

The keynote address, presented by Corey Diamond of Efficiency Canada, discusses the future of energy efficiency, and how the mechanical contractors can become an “industry of choice” to address future challenges.

Conference exhibitors will showcase products from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., following by a “15 Ideas in 15 Minutes” presentation and closing remarks from 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A final cocktail and networking reception will be held that evening following closing remarks until 6:30 p.m.

Registration is now open for members and non-members. www.mcac.ca



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