Business Program / Presentations


Thursday, June 19, 2014


9:00 – 11:00am   
Annual Technical Tour: Manitoba Hydro Place

11:45am – 12:45pm
ACEC YP Network Working Session

1:00 – 2:15pm   

The State of Business Innovation in Canada

Speaker: Bruce Good, Executive Director, Centre for Business Innovation, Conference Board of Canada   

2:45 – 4:00pm

Business and Market Trends
How Innovation is Driving the Marketplace; How the Marketplace is Driving Innovation


4:00 – 5:30pm 

Delegate Roundtables
Opportunities and Challenges in Public, Private and International Markets


Friday, June 20, 2014


7:30 – 8:30am   
Reports from Delegate Roundtables

8:30 – 9:30am 

Trends and Outlook for the Consulting Engineering Industry

Speaker: Paul Zofnass, President, Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG) 

9:30 – 10:30am

Leveraging Innovation through Project Delivery


10:45 – 12:00pm   

Innovation: Managing the Risks and Creating Opportunity


  • Stephen Panciuk, Vice-President, Architects & Engineers, ENCON
  • Leah White, Partner, Business Risk Services, Grant Thornton LLP

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Delegate Lunch 
Pursuing Operational Excellence: Results of Deltek’s Clarity A&E Industry Study 

Speaker: Jason Choo, Manager, Channel Sales, Deltek

1:00 – 2:30pm 

Leadership Panel
Creating an Innovative Culture in the Workplace


  • Catherine Karakatsanis, Chief Operating Officer, Morrison Hershfield
  • Jason Mewis, President and Senior Engineer, ENGCOMP
  • Lin Watt, Water and Wastewater EIT, Dillon Consulting Limited
  • David Nagy, Design Manager, International Facilities Project, AECOM

2:30 – 3:30pm   

Success Strategies for the Age of Innovation

Speaker: Jim Bottomley, Consultant and Futurist

Annual General Meeting
Reports from ACEC and across Canada

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