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Are you registered for the only national business conference for
the consulting engineering sector?


​Online registration for the ACEC national leadership conference is now open!


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Join industry leaders in Ottawa October 22-24 to be part of the ACEC national leadership conference. This conference is a must attend event for CEOs, decision makers, managers and rising YPs in the consulting engineering sector. Registration includes unparalleled networking opportunities, business content tailored to consulting engineers, an opportunity to meet Members of Parliament to discuss the issues that are impacting our sector, as well as a ticket to the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala.



Don’t miss out on our dynamic and knowledge packed business program that will touch on topics such as:

  • Investing intelligently: infrastructure done right
  • Moving projects forward: what is the future for Canada’s resource sector?
  • Engineering without a net: trends in law, liability and risk
  • Staying relevant: trends in technology to support the business of consulting engineering
  • Is anybody out there? How to find, attract and retain talent
  • Moving the Canadian Economy Forward – How Businesses Need to Engage Government
  • Canada’s Environmental Assessment Act – How are we going to move major projects forward?
  • Canada versus the world – trade and globalization of consulting engineering
  • Learn more


Featuring a closing keynote by Bill Smith, President & CEO of Sextons Creek titled Canada and the US – Views from South of the 49th Parallel.



Bill Smith, who has managed and served with several political campaigns during his 30 years of involvement in the public sector, is a well known former congressional staff member and former Chief of Staff to the current Vice-President of the United States, Mike Pence. His keynote address will reflect on the relationship between Canada and the US from an American perspective, and will provide insight on the White House’s views on NAFTA and the “America First” policy.





Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Bob Gomes, President & CEO, Stantec
  • Andrew Heal, Partner, Heal & Co.LLP
  • Sylvia Jungkind, Senior Contracts and Insurance Specialist, WSP Canada, Inc. and Vice-Chair, Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC)
  • Catherine Karakatsanis, Chief Operating Officer, Morrison Hershfield
  • Tony Linardi, General Counsel, Golder Associates Ltd.
  • Bruce McCuaig, Executive Advisor, Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office
  • Chris Newcomb, Vice-President, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
  • Michael Schatz, Global Managing Director, Infrastructure, Hatch
  • Steve Verheul, Chief Trade Negotiator, Global Affairs Canada


To learn more about the conference and the business program, visit