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2017 ACEC national leadership conference – a resounding success 

Over a hundred leaders and emerging leaders from the consulting engineering sector, along with major clients and stakeholders, gathered in Ottawa from October 22-24 to learn of the latest industry trends, challenges and opportunities, and to network with peers and national decision makers. 

Driving business / shaping policy

The business program, tailored to the task of driving business for future success, featured trend forecasts from business experts, discussions on industry challenges and opportunities with major clients and industry leaders. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities was our closing keynote. He provided an update on the status of the federal government's Infrastructure program Investing in Canada. 

ACEC’s Parliament Hill Day was in full swing on the second day. The day, designed to shape policy for a positive business environment for the sector, kicked off with a morning address by the Honourable Michael D. Chong, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Communities and Urban Affairs. Throughout the day, delegates made their way to the offices of Members of Parliament to discuss opportunities for the consulting engineering sector.


The conference closed with a celebration of engineering excellence at the 2017 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala. Over the course of the evening, 20 Awards of Excellence and 5 Special Achievement awards were presented, as well as the Beaubien Award and the 2018 Allen D. Williams Scholarship

The event was a resounding success with the support of the following partners and sponsors: 


ACEC Maple Leaf Partners

ACEC Founding Maple Leaf Gold Partner 



Silver Maple Leaf Partner


Bronze Maple Leaf Partners


2017 national leadership conference sponsors

Monday Lunch Sponsor



Tuesday Lunch Sponsor



Conference Session Sponsors








Coffee Break Sponsor



2017 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Sponsors


 2018 Allen D. Williams Scholarship sponsor


Special Achievement Award Sponsors