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    *Important Location Update*
     

    The location of the OEL's 2018 Electrical Industry Conference has now changed to
     
    Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
    277 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor, ON N9A 5K4


    Due to a labour dispute at Caesars Resort & Convention Centre, we have moved the location of this year’s conference to Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel. This year's exciting lineup of speakers, exhibitors and topics will remain the same. Nothing has changed other than the venue.
     

    If you had a room reserved at Caesars, you are automatically included in the group block at Best Western. We will need to get your credit card information to confirm your new room reservation at Best Western. The room rate remains at $170 per night. Please call or email the provincial office (do not contact the Best Western).


    NOTE: Rooms are only being held until Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.
    We will follow up with you if we haven't heard from you by Monday. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at league@oel.org or 905-238-1382.


    OPTION: Please note that the Best Western is close to full capacity. Additional rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn located nearby (within walking distance). To book a room at the Holiday Inn, please click here and use the group ID code OE4 to get the negotiated rate of $169 / $179 per night.
     

    Please click here if you have not yet registered for this year's conference.


    Thank you and we hope to see you there!

     

    April 25 to 28, 2018...mark your calendars!

     

    This year's Electrical Industry Conference (EIC) will be hosted by the Essex Chapter in Windsor, Ontario at Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel.

    This annual event is the premier setting for networking among members and partners while keeping up on relevant issues from our speakers. Pack your floral shirts and grass skirts and join us for this year's theme of the Hawaiian luau!

     

     

    Delegate Delegate

    Delegate Agenda

     

    WEDNESDAY April 25, 2018

    11:00 a.m.

    • Pre-Conference Golf Tournament – Ambassador Golf Club
    • Lunch available from 11:00 a.m., tee off times to follow

    Evening

    8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

    • Welcome Reception in the VU Bar

    THURSDAY April 26, 2018

    Morning

    7:00 a.m.

    •  Hot Breakfast Buffet in Augustus II

    OEL office will be in the Veneris Room

    Registration desk open in the foyer of the Augustus Ballrooms

    All sessions are being held in the Augustus III & IV Ballroom

    8:00 a.m. 

    • Introductions and Welcome with OEL President Stephen Sell
    • Local Dignitary Welcome 

    8:15 a.m.

    • Keynote Speaker – Nic Bittle, Work Force Pro

    Nic is the founder of Work Force Pro and works with contractors that want to prepare and develop their workforce to lead with impact, act like a pro and perform at their best on a daily basis. In Nic’s program “Perform Like The Boss”, Nic will walk you through what he has discovered is the main difference between the exiting construction worker and the emerging construction worker. He will share with you what the smart contractors are doing to develop the next generation that will give them an edge over their competition.

    9:45 a.m.

    • Break in the foyer of the Augustus Ballrooms

    10:00 a.m.

    • TBA

    10:20 a.m.

    • John Wladarski, Enwin Utilities – Upcoming Diversity of the Utility Sector and LDC's Bid to Stay Viable

    10:40 a.m.

    • Mauro DiTullio, Federated Insurance – Planning for Cyber Risks - You Can Be Next!

    11:00 a.m.

    Starting in the spring of 2015, the Ontario Construction Lien Act was subject to a lengthy expert review process which has resulted in significant changes. 

    This session will begin a general overview of the existing Act, and a summary of the review process.  Chad will highlight the key changes to the existing Act that will come into effect on July 1, 2018, then proceed to detail significant additions that will come into effect in 2019. 

    The session will conclude with a review of how the pending changes will affect the practical realities of a construction project.

    11:45 a.m.

    • OEL’s Annual General Meeting for MEMBERS ONLY in Augustus III & IV Ballroom

    12:15 p.m.

    • Lunch with the Experts in Augustus II

    Each table will have a designated topic with a subject expert leading the discussion. Delegates will select their topic of interest and join that table to enjoy their Lunch with the Expert.

    Afternoon

    2:00 p.m. 

    This afternoon will feature a private tour of the Walkerville Brewery, a place of heritage, community and great hand-crafted beer. Sponsored by the EIC hosts, the Essex County Chapter.

    Evening

    6:00 p.m.

    • Pre-Dinner Reception in the foyer of the Augustus Ballrooms

    7:00 p.m.

    • Awards Dinner in Augustus III & IV Ballroom

    8:00 p.m.

    • Awards Presentations

    9:30 p.m. 

    • Hospitality suite

    FRIDAY April 27, 2018

    Morning

    7:30 a.m.

    • Hot Breakfast Buffet in Augustus II

    OEL office will be in the Veneris Room

    Registration desk open in the foyer of the Augustus Ballrooms

    All sessions are being held in the Augustus III & IV Ballroom

    8:30 a.m.

    • Holly Simmons, Family Enterprise (Coach & Facilitator)

    Bridge the Communication Gap: 5  Simple Practices to Effectively Connect with the People Around You. During this interactive session, delegates will learn five connecting practices that inspire trust, motivate hard work and generate positive momentum in business and life. Delegates will leave with a personalize plan to activate these practices that improve their relationships and give them the edge as a leader. 

    9:15 a.m.

    • Break in the foyer of the Augustus Ballrooms

    9:30 a.m.

    • Jim Pelot, CPA, CA, Private Wealth Management – Personal Pension Plan for Owners

    10:15 a.m. 

    • Contractor Government Relations Committee Update
    • Stewart Kiff, Solstice Public Affairs and the lobbyist for the OEL will provide an update on the many issues that affect you and your industry as we head into the provincial election
    • Rick Nichols, MPP Chatham Kent will review the PC Party's position on Bill 148 and the changes they would make to the legislation 

    11:00 a.m. 

    • Panel Discussion: Enforcement Demystified – Who Does What? 
    • Normand Breton, Registrar and Director, Electrical Safety Authority
    • John Vander Doelen, Director of Compliance and Enforcement, Ontario College of Trades
    • Jeff McInnis, Ministry of Labour

    Each panel member will address the audience for 10 minutes, followed by a question and answer period.

    Afternoon

    12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    • Product Expo/Lunch ‘N Learn in Augustus II 

    3:00 p.m.

    • “OEL Presents...” in the Augustus III & IV Ballroom

    The Challenge of Change Order Pricing

    OEL Rate Survey Results

    Sponsor Group Pilot

    Evening

    6:00 p.m.

    • Pre-Dinner Reception in the foyer of the Augustus Ballrooms

    7:00 p.m. 

    • Dinner in the Augustus III & IV Ballroom

    9:00 p.m.

    • OEL Hawaiian luau in Augustus Be sure to come dressed ready for an awesome Hawaiian luau! Flowers, coconuts and grass skirts are all welcome!

    SATURDAY April 28, 2018

    Morning

    8:00 a.m.

    • Hot Breakfast Buffet in the Augustus III & IV Ballroom

    9:00 a.m.

    • Comedian Leo Dufour, The Komedy Korner

    9:30 a.m.

    • Conference Wrap-Up

    9:45 a.m.

    • 2019 Electrical Industry Conference Announcement

    10:00 a.m.

    • Grand Prize Draw

    11:00 a.m. 

    • Conference Concludes

    Companion Companion

    Companion Agenda

     

    WEDNESDAY April 25, 2018 

    8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

    • Welcome Reception in the VU Bar

    THURSDAY April 26, 2018 

    Morning

    7:00 a.m.

    •  Hot Breakfast Buffet in Augustus II

    OEL office will be in the Veneris Room

    Registration desk open in the foyer of the Augustus Ballrooms

    All sessions are being held in the Augustus III & IV Ballroom

    8:00 a.m. 

    • Introductions and Welcome with OEL President Stephen Sell  
    • Local Dignitary Welcome 8:15 a.m.
    • Keynote Speaker – Nic Bittle, Work Force Pro

    Nic is the founder of Work Force Pro and works with contractors that want to prepare and develop their workforce to lead with impact, act like a pro and perform at their best on a daily basis. In Nic’s program “Perform Like The Boss”, Nic will walk you through what he has discovered is the main difference between the exiting construction worker and the emerging construction worker. He will share with you what the smart contractors are doing to develop the next generation that will give them an edge over their competition.

    10:00 a.m.

    12:15 p.m.

    • Lunch with the Experts at Caesars

    Each table will have a designated topic with a subject expert leading the discussion. Companions will select their topic of interest and join that table to enjoy their Lunch with the Expert.

    Afternoon

    2:00 p.m. 

    • Wineology

    Evening

    6:00 p.m.

    • Pre-Dinner Reception in the foyer of the Augustus Ballrooms

    7:00 p.m.

    • Awards Dinner in Augustus III & IV Ballroom

    8:00 p.m.

    • Awards Presentations

    9:30 p.m. 

    • Hospitality suite

    FRIDAY April 27, 2018

    Morning

    7:30 a.m.

    • Hot Breakfast Buffet in Augustus II

    8:30 a.m.

    • Holly Simmons, Family Enterprise (Coach & Facilitator)

    Bridge the Communication Gap: 5  Simple Practices to Effectively Connect with the People Around You. During this interactive session, delegates will learn five connecting practices that inspire trust, motivate hard work and generate positive momentum in business and life. Delegates will leave with a personalize plan to activate these practices that improve their relationships and give them the edge as a leader.

    9:30 a.m.

    • Board tour bus

    10:30 a.m.

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    Evening

    6:00 p.m.

    • Pre-Dinner Reception in the foyer of the Augustus Ballrooms

    7:00 p.m. 

    • Dinner in the Augustus III & IV Ballroom

    9:00 p.m.

    • OEL Hawaiian luau in Augustus

    Be sure to come dressed ready for an awesome Hawaiian luau! Flowers, coconuts and grass skirts are all welcome!


    SATURDAY April 28, 2018

    Morning

    8:00 a.m.

    • Hot Breakfast Buffet in the Augustus III & IV Ballroom 

    9:00 a.m.

    • Speaker/Presentation TBA

    9:30 a.m.

    • Conference Wrap-Up

    9:45 a.m.

    • 2019 Electrical Industry Conference Announcement

    10:00 a.m.

    • Grand Prize Draw

    11:00 a.m. 

    • Conference Concludes

    Location Location

    Location and Map

     

    *Important Location Update*
     

    The location of the OEL's 2018 Electrical Industry Conference has now changed to
     
    Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel
    277 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor, ON N9A 5K4


    Due to a labour dispute at Caesars Resort & Convention Centre, we have moved the location of this year’s conference to Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel. This year's exciting lineup of speakers, exhibitors and topics will remain the same. Nothing has changed other than the venue.
     

    If you had a room reserved at Caesars, you are automatically included in the group block at Best Western. We will need to get your credit card information to confirm your new room reservation at Best Western. The room rate remains at $170 per night. Please call or email the provincial office (do not contact the Best Western).


    NOTE: Rooms are only being held until Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.
    We will follow up with you if we haven't heard from you by Monday. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at league@oel.org or 905-238-1382.


    OPTION: Please note that the Best Western is close to full capacity. Additional rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn located nearby (within walking distance). To book a room at the Holiday Inn, please click here and use the group ID code OE4 to get the negotiated rate of $169 / $179 per night.
     

    Please click here if you have not yet registered for this year's conference.


    Thank you and we hope to see you there!

     

     

    Sponsor Sponsor

    Sponsorship Benefits

     

    Platinum Conference Title Sponsorship Benefits: $10,000

    1. Special designation as Platinum/Title Sponsor
    2. Conference opening sponsorship recognition announcement
    3. Verbal recognition as Platinum/Title Sponsor at the podium on Thursday and Friday 
    4. Platinum/Title recognition on conference banner and welcome banner
    5. Company logo included in all conference promotional material
    6. Company logo and link on website
    7. Complimentary admission for one delegate and one companion
    8. Complimentary table at the Product Expo
    9. Promotional flyer in delegate material
    10. Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines)

     

    Platinum Conference Theme Sponsor Benefits: $7,500

    1. Special designation as Platinum/Theme Sponsor
    2. Conference opening sponsorship recognition announcement
    3. Verbal recognition as Platinum/Theme Sponsor at the podium
    4. Platinum/Theme recognition on conference banner and welcome banner
    5. Company logo included in all conference material
    6. Company logo and link on website
    7. Complimentary admission for one delegate and one companion
    8. Promotional flyer in delegate material
    9. Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines)

     

    Available platinum sponsorships are:

    Click here to sponsor now


    Gold Sponsorship Benefits: $2,000 to $4,999 

    1. Special designation as Gold Sponsor
    2. Verbal recognition as Gold Sponsor at the podium
    3. Gold recognition on conference banner
    4. Company logo and link on website
    5. Signage at sponsored event
    6. Promotional flyer in delegate material
    7. Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines)

     

    Available gold sponsorships are:

    Click here to sponsor now


    Silver Sponsor Benefits: $1,000 to $1,999

    1. Special designation as Silver Sponsor
    2. Silver recognition on conference banner
    3. Company logo on website
    4. Signage at sponsored event
    5. Promotional flyer in delegate material
    6. Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines) 

     

    Available silver sponsorships are:

    • Delegate Portfolio - $1,800
    • Delegate Bag - $1,800 - Thank you ERTH Corporation
    • Wednesday Welcome Reception - $1,800 - Thank you Sherrard Kuzz LLP
    • Thursday Breakfast - $1,400 - Thank you OEL's Durham Chapter
    • Friday Breakfast - $1,400Thank you CLAC and Arthur Electric Inc.
    • Saturday Breakfast - $1,400 - Thank you OEL's Peterborough Chapter
    • Awards Dinner Wine - $1,500 - Thank you JPR Electrical Services
    • Delegate Tour Bus - $1,500
    • Companion Tour Bus Thursday - $1,500
    • Companion Tour Bus Friday - $1,500
    • Companion’s Tour & Lunch Thursday - $1,000
    • Companion’s Tour & Lunch Friday - $1,000Thank you Wilson High Voltage

    Click here to sponsor now


    Bronze Sponsor Benefits: Under $1,000

    1. Special designation as Bronze Sponsor
    2. Bronze recognition on conference banner
    3. Company logo on website
    4. Signage at sponsored event
    5. Promotional flyer in delegate material
    6. Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines)

     

    Available bronze sponsorships are:

    Click here to sponsor now


    Golf Sponsorships

    Click here to sponsor now

    Expo Expo

    Product Expo

     

    Thank you everyone for your interest in the 2018 Electrical Industry Conference Product Expo! We are now SOLD OUT of exhibitor tables for this event. If you wish to attend, please click this link here to register.

     

    Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
    Time: Noon - 3:00 p.m.
    Event Description: The Product Expo is the one place you can meet face-to-face with manufacturers, distributors and service companies as they highlight their new products and services. 


    Entrance Fee to the Show:

    $25 - Lunch included

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