• The 2020 Electrical Industry Conference will be hosted

    by

    OEL's Ottawa Chapter, May 6 - 9, 2020

    Ottawa Conference and Events Centre

    Stay tuned for updates!

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    May 1 - 4, 2019 at the NAV CENTRE

    in

    Cornwall, Ontario

     

    About

    This year's Electrical Industry Conference (EIC) will be hosted by OEL's Seaway Valley Chapter in Cornwall, Ontario at the NAV CENTRE.

    This annual event is the premier setting for networking among members and partners while keeping up on relevant issues from our speakers.

     


     

    2019 Theme Night

    As this year's event is held at the NAV Centre, the Friday event theme night for 2019 will be "aviation" and we encourage everyone to come dressed for the occasion!

     


     

    Pricing

    May 1 Pre-conference Golf at Summerheights Golf Course - $195 per person (includes 18 holes, cart and lunch) 

    GOLF NOW CANCELLED due to weather conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    May 2 - 4 Full Delegate, ALL-inclusive - Member Price: $670 // Non-member Price: $1100


    May 2 - 4 Full Companion, ALL-inclusive - Member Price: $540 // Non-member Price: $900


    **Thursday Only, May 2 - Member Price: $295 // Non-member Price: $450


    **Friday Only, May 3 - Member Price: $295 // Non-member Price: $450

     

    May 2 Thursday Awards Dinner Ticket - $125 per person


    May 3 Friday Product Expo - $25 per person (includes lunch)


    May 3 Friday Dinner/Entertainment Ticket - $125 per person

     


     

    Room Reservations

    Please don't forget to make your room reservation at the NAV Centre. The group rates listed below are available for EIC attendees.

    Traditional Queen - $133 + HST
    Deluxe Queen - $153 + HST
    Superior King - $163 + HST

    You can make your reservation online or by calling the NAV Centre directly (before the cut off date of March 30, 2019) at 1-866-243-9193. They will also be able to help with any special requests. When calling, please be sure to mention that you are with the Ontario Electrical League to get the discounted rates. If needed, the group code is XOEL21247. A group code is NOT required if you are booking online.

     

     

    Delegate Delegate

    Delegate Agenda

     

    Wednesday Afternoon – May 1, 2019

    11:00 a.m. GOLF NOW CANCELLED due to weather conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    • Pre-conference Golf Tournament at Summerheights Golf Links – Discover Golf in Cornwall!
      • Voted Cornwall and areas’ favourite golf course since 1997, Summerheights provides an entertaining and enjoyable golf experience.
      • Lunch available from 11:30 am, tee off times starting at 12:00 pm.

     

    Wednesday Evening – May 1, 2019

    8:00 – 11:00 p.m.                

    • Welcome Reception in Noorduyn sponsored by

     

    Thursday Morning – May 2, 2019

    7:00 a.m.                                 

    • Hot Breakfast Buffet in the Propeller Restaurant sponsored by The Electricians
    • OEL office will be in Room C101
    • Registration desk located in the foyer of the De Havilland Room
    • All sessions held in the De Havilland Room
      •  Audio Visual sponsored by The Electricians
      • Photography sponsored by Sproule Powerline Construction Ltd.

    8:00 a.m.                            

    • Introductions and Welcome with OEL President Stephen Sell, OEL’s Chairman of the Board, Dale MacDonald, Title Sponsor Jeff Weekes of Hydro One Networks and Stephane Myre of OEL’s Seaway Valley Chapter
    • Special welcome from Mayor Bernadette Clement, City of Cornwall

    8:15 a.m.                            

    • Keynote Speaker sponsored by Sturdy Power Lines Ltd.
    • Keynote Speaker Gus Takkale, Engaging your Teams to Thrive: CAVE Connection
      • In his program Gus will articulate how the CAVE Connection creates a powerful bond where the employer creates the passage for the employee to emotionally connect to what they do, how they do it and why they do it. Business leaders will learn the latest techniques in:
        • Challenging themselves and their employees to grow and innovate
        • Align their teams to the bigger picture
        • Value themselves in creating personal connections
        • Empower themselves and their employees with tools to thrive
        • Generation Y

    9:45 a.m.                             

    • Break in the De Havilland Room sponsored by

    10:00 a.m.                          

    • Ysni Semsedini, Festival Hydro - Stratford Ontario: Building a Smart City
      • The city of Stratford, Ontario, who has long been known for its world class Shakespearean Festival, is quickly becoming a household name in the technology and autonomous vehicle space. Ysni Semsedini, CEO of Stratford’s Municipally owned LDC Festival Hydro as well as sister company Rhyzome Networks, will share insight into the projects and infrastructure that supported Stratford’s rise to a Smart Community

    11:00 a.m.                          

    • Adina Croitoru, Ministry of Labour Small Business Initiatives for Safer Workplaces, Julie Jeaurond, Acting Provincial Specialist and Ann Laviolette, Health and Safety Inspector, Construction Program
      • The presentation will introduce you to tools, resources and initiatives from the Ministry of Labour and Ontario’s Health and Safety system to help you:
        • Ensure a safe and fair workplace for your workers
        • Avoid unnecessary expenses associated with workplace accidents

    11:45 a.m.                          

    • OEL’s Annual General Meeting for MEMBERS ONLY in the De Havilland Room

    12:15 p.m.                          

    • Lunch with the Experts in the Propeller Restaurant  sponsored by ERTH Corporation
      • 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.

     

    Thursday Afternoon – May 2, 2019

    2:00 p.m.                           

    • Tour (details TBA) – sponsored by The Electricians

     

    Thursday Evening – May 2, 2019

    6:00 p.m.                            

    • Pre-Dinner Reception in the De Havilland Room Foyer sponsored by CLAC, Arthur Electric Inc., Jestek Electric Ltd., Leduc Electrical Services, Oosterhof Electrical Services Ltd., Pro Electric Inc., The Electricians, Trans Test Ltd.

    7:00 p.m.                            

    • Awards Dinner in the De Havilland Room sponsored by Dundas Power Line
      • Awards Dinner Wine sponsored by JPR Electrical Services Inc.

    8:00 p.m.                            

    • Awards Presentations

    9:30 p.m.                            

    • Hospitality Suite in the De Havilland Room
      • Airplane building contest – A kit will be supplied for each table.  Build your plane and compete with others – who flies the furthest?

     

    Friday Morning – May 3, 2019

    7:30 a.m.                            

    • Hot Breakfast Buffet in the Propeller Restaurant sponsored by Sparkystock
      • OEL office will be in Room C101
      • Registration desk located in the foyer of the De Havilland Room
      • All sessions held in the De Havilland Room
    • Photography sponsored by Sproule Powerline Construction Ltd.
    • Speaker sponsored by Countryman Electric Ltd.

    8:15 a.m.                            

    • Opening comments with OEL President Stephen Sell,

    8:25 a.m.                            

    • Giovanni Marcelli, Northern Transformer, The Business of Electrical Contracting

    8:45 a.m.                            

    • Barry Moss, Four-O-One Electric – Setting Labour & Material Rates

    9:15 a.m.                            

    • Ron Bergeron, Bergeron Electric – Income Statement, Price Change Effect, Aging Accounts

    10:00 a.m.                          

    • Break in the De Havilland Room sponsored by Cintas

    10:15 a.m.                          

    • Giovanni Marcelli, Northern Transformer
      • Reality of Change Order, Service Business, Estimating for Profit, Business Wisdom                                     

    12:00 p.m.                          

    • Contractor Government Relations Committee Update
      • Stewart Kiff, President of Solstice Public Affairs and the Lobbyist for the OEL will provide an update on the many issues that affect you and your industry.

                                            

    Friday Afternoon – May 3, 2019

    12:30 – 3:30 p.m.                

    • Product Expo / Lunch ‘N Learn in the Bombardier Hall
      • Lunch sponsored by CLAC, Arthur Electric Inc., Jestek Electric Ltd., Leduc Electrical Services, Oosterhof Electrical Services Ltd., Pro Electric Inc., The Electricians, Trans Test Ltd.
      • Product Expo Draw Prize sponsored by Ilsco of Canada and Townsend Electric

    3:30 p.m.                           

    • OEL Presents … in the De Havilland Room
      • TBA - The Change Order Guide
      • Stephen Sell, Ontario Electrical League – OEL Rate Survey Results

     

    Friday Evening - May 3, 2019

    6:00 p.m.                            

    • Pre-Dinner Reception the De Havilland Room Foyer sponsored by CLAC, Arthur Electric Inc., Jestek Electric Ltd., Leduc Electrical Services, Oosterhof Electrical Services Ltd., Pro Electric Inc., The Electricians, Trans Test Ltd.

    7:00 p.m.                            

    • Dinner in the De Havilland Room

    9:00 p.m.                            

    • Themed Event in the De Havilland Room          
      • Entertainment sponsored by The Electricians
      • Theme sponsored by Federated Insurance
      • Join us in your best air travel related outfit and become a pilot of your own aircraft

     

    Saturday Morning – May 4, 2019

    8:00 a.m.                            

    • Hot Breakfast Buffet in the De Havilland Room sponsored by

    9:00 a.m.                            

    9:30 a.m.                            

    • Conference wrap-up

    9:45 a.m.                            

    • 2020 Electrical Industry Conference announcement

    10:00 a.m.                          

    • Grand Prize Draw co-sponsored by Honey Electric

    11:00 a.m.                          

    • Conference concludes…Have a safe trip home

    Companion Companion

    Companion Agenda

     

    Wednesday Afternoon – May 1, 2019

    11:00 a.m. GOLF NOW CANCELLED due to weather conditions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    • Pre-conference Golf Tournament at Summerheights Golf Links – Discover Golf in Cornwall!
      • Voted Cornwall and areas’ favourite golf course since 1997, Summerheights provides an entertaining and enjoyable golf experience.
      • Lunch available from 11:30 am, tee off times starting at 12:00 pm.

     

    Wednesday Evening – May 1, 2019

    8:00 – 11:00 pm                   Welcome Reception in Noorduyn sponsored by Sherrard Kuzz LLP

     

    Thursday Morning – May 2, 2019
    7:00 am                         Hot Breakfast Buffet in the Propeller Restaurant sponsored by The Electricians

    OEL office is in Room D117

    Registration desk located in front of the De Havilland Room

    All sessions held in the De Havilland Room

                                                    Audio Visual sponsored by The Electricians

                                                    Photography sponsored by Sproule Powerline Construction Ltd.

                                                    Companion gift co-sponsored by Barry’s Electric, IPEX Electrical and Jestek Electric

    8:00 am                                 Introductions and Welcome with OEL President Stephen Sell, OEL’s Chairman of the Board, Dale MacDonald, Title Sponsor Jeff Weekes of Hydro One and Stephane Myre of OEL’s Seaway Valley Chapter.

    Special welcome from Mayor Bernadette Clement, City of Cornwall

     

    8:15 am                                 Keynote Speaker sponsored by Sturdy Power Lines Ltd.

    Keynote Speaker Gus Takkale, Engaging your Teams to Thrive: CAVE Connection

                                                    In his program Gus will articulate how the CAVE Connection creates a powerful bond where the employer creates the passage for the employee to emotionally connect to what they do, how they do it and why they do it. Business leaders will learn the latest techniques in:

    Challenging themselves and their employees to grow and innovate
    Align their teams to the bigger picture
    Value themselves in creating personal connections
    Empower themselves and their employees with tools to thrive
    Generation Y

     

    9:45 am                                 Break in the CF Rotunda sponsored by Merlo Electric

     

                                                    Companion Tour and Lunch sponsored by B.M. Whitside Electrical Contracting Ltd.

    10:00 am                               Meet in the hotel lobby to board the bus and head to Creation Workshop.  Creation Workshop is a paint-your-own-pottery studio. Companions will choose from a variety of pieces to work on, creating their own unique masterpiece. Once complete, the studio will fire the pieces in their on-site kiln and deliver them to the NAV Centre on Saturday morning.

                                   

    11:45 am                               Meet back at the bus to head for lunch at Schnitzels Restaurant where the chefs have designed a menu that starts with core European flavours, some added North American style, mixed in with some fresh local ingredients and a hint of delicious.

     

    Thursday Afternoon – May 2, 2019

    1:30 pm                                 The Historic SDG Jail was constructed in 1833 and remained active until 2002 serving as both a minimum and maximum security facility. Companions will tour the inside of the prison and learn about its history. The Jail was the site of many deaths, whether it be by hanging, illness, suicide or sometimes even violence. Not to mention the numerous unclaimed bodies buried in the exercise yard.

                                                   

    2:30 pm                                 Free time to explore the area and visit the local shops.

    3:00 pm                                 Board the bus to return to the NAV Centre.

     

    Thursday Evening – May 2, 2019

    6:00 pm                                 Pre-Dinner Reception in the CF Rotunda sponsored by CLAC, Arthur Electric, B-Safe Electric, Jestek Electric, Leduc Electrical Services, Masse Electric, Oosterhof Electrical Services, Pro Electric, Rose City Electric, Sturdy Power Lines, The Electricians, Trans Test

     

    7:00 pm                                 Awards Dinner in the De Havilland Room sponsored by Dundas Power Line

    Awards Dinner Wine sponsored by JPR Electrical Services Inc.

    8:00 pm                                 Awards Presentations

    9:30 pm                                 Hospitality Suite in the De Havilland Room

                                                    Airplane building contest – a kit will be supplied for each table.  Build your plane and compete with others – who flies the furthest?

     

     

    Friday Morning – May 3, 2019

    7:30 am                                 Hot Breakfast Buffet in the Propeller Restaurant sponsored by Sparkystock

    OEL office is in Room D117

    Registration desk located in the front of the De Havilland Room

    All sessions held in the De Havilland Room

                                                    Photography sponsored by Sproule Powerline Construction Ltd.

     

                                                    Companion Tour and Lunch sponsored by Wilson High Voltage

     

    9:00 am                                 Meet in the hotel lobby to board the bus headed for Lancaster

    9:30 am                                 First stop is Glengarry Fine Cheese

    Glengarry Fine Cheese specializes in Fine Artisan style cheese made from cow and goat milk. Their award-winning cheese is manufactured on location at their family farm.

     

    9:50 am                                 Companions will have some time to explore the unique shops in Lancaster including:

                                                    Auld Kirktown – is a home décor gift shop and design studio

    Aberdeen Gift Shop – an old fashioned store with new and exciting products

    The Jewellery Factory – is a family owned full service jewellery store

    Rob McIntosh China - is a unique shopping experience offering tabletop, gifts and more

     

    11:30 am                               Board the bus to head back to The Stomping Grounds Bistro and Café where your “from scratch” local kitchen lunch awaits you.

                                                   

    1:15 pm                                 Travel back to the NAV Centre and head to Room D105 where you will have everything you need to create a one-of-a kind painting.  Creative expert Tara Rines will guide you through the creative process step by step.  Remember you don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time!

     

    Friday Evening - May 3, 2019

    6:00 pm                                 Pre-Dinner Reception in the CF Rotunda sponsored by CLAC, Arthur Electric, B-Safe Electric, Jestek Electric, Leduc Electrical Services, Masse Electric, Oosterhof Electrical Services, Pro Electric, Rose City Electric, Sturdy Power Lines, The Electricians, Trans Test

    7:00 pm                                 Dinner in the De Havilland Room

     

    9:00 pm                                 Themed Event in the Lecture Theatre

                                                    Entertainment sponsored by The Electricians, Theme sponsored by Federated Insurance

    Join us in your best aviation-themed outfit and become a pilot of your own aircraft!

    Saturday Morning – May 4, 2019

    8:00 am                                 Hot Breakfast Buffet in the De Havilland Room sponsored by OEL’s Peterborough Chapter

     

    9:00 am                                 Entertainment Sponsored by Bergeron Electric

    A comedy/magic show filled with laughter and surprise, it’s Magic with a Modern Twist with Ryan Lalonde

     

    9:30 am                                 Conference wrap-up

     

    9:45 am                                 2020 Electrical Industry Conference announcement

     

    10:00 am                               Grand Prize Draw sponsored by Honey Electric

     

    11:00 am                               Conference concludes…Have a safe trip home

    Location Location

    Location and Map

     

    The NAV Centre

    1950 Montreal Rd, Cornwall, ON K6H 6L2, Canada
     

    Sponsor Sponsor

    Sponsorship Opportunities

     

    Platinum Sponsorship Options

    Platinum Sponsorship Opportunities - Please click HERE to sponsor

    Platinum Conference Title Sponsor Benefits: $10,000

    Includes: Special designation as Platinum/Title Sponsor - Conference opening sponsorship recognition announcement - Verbal recognition as Platinum/Title Sponsor at the podium on Thursday and Friday - Platinum/Title recognition on conference banner and welcome banner - Company logo included in all conference promotional material - Company logo and link on website - Complimentary admission for one delegate - Complimentary table at the Product Expo - Promotional flyer in delegate material - Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines)

    Platinum Conference Theme Sponsor Benefits: $7,500

    Includes: Special designation as Platinum/Theme Sponsor - Conference opening sponsorship recognition announcement - Verbal recognition as Platinum/Theme Sponsor at the podium - Platinum/Theme recognition on conference banner and welcome banner - Company logo included in all conference material - Company logo and link on website - Complimentary admission for one delegate - Complimentary table at the Product Expo - Promotional flyer in delegate material - Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines)

    Platinum Conference Sponsor Benefits: $5,000

    Includes: Special designation as Platinum Sponsor - Conference opening sponsorship recognition announcement - Platinum recognition on conference banner and welcome banner - Company logo included in all conference promotional material - Company logo and link on website - Complimentary table at the Product Expo - Promotional flyer in delegate material - Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines)

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    Gold Sponsorship Options

    Gold Sponsorship Opportunities - Please click HERE to sponsor

    • Companion Program - $3,000
    • Friday Dinner - $2,500
    • Thursday Lunch - $2,150 - Thank you ERTH Corporation
    • Friday Lunch - $2,150 - Thank you CLAC
    • Friday Morning Opening Speaker - $2,000
    • Saturday Morning Speaker - $2,000 - Thank you Bergeron Electric Ltd.
    • Saturday Grand Prize Extravaganza (Co-sponsorship) - $2,000 (each) - Thank you Honey Electric

    Gold Sponsor Benefits: $2,000 - $4,999

    Includes: Special designation as Gold Sponsor - Verbal recognition as Gold Sponsor at the podium - Gold recognition on conference banner - Company logo and link on website - Signage at sponsored event - Promotional flyer in delegate material - Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines)

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    Silver Sponsorship Options

    Silver Sponsor Benefits - Please click HERE to sponsor

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

    Includes: Special designation as Silver Sponsor - Silver recognition on conference banner - Company logo on website - Signage at sponsored event - Promotional flyer in delegate material - Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines)

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    Bronze Sponsorship Options

    Bronze Sponsor Benefits - Please click HERE to sponsor

    Bronze Sponsor Options: Under $1,000

    Includes: Special designation as Bronze Sponsor - Bronze recognition on conference banner - Company logo on website - Signage at sponsored event - Promotional flyer in delegate material - Logo in two conference issues of Dialogue (subject to publication deadlines)

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    Golf Sponsorships

    Golf Sponsorships - Please click HERE to sponsor

     


     

    If you do not plan on attending the conference, but still wish to contribute/donate/be a sponsor, please contact us at league@oel.org and we can issue you an invoice for the donation amount of your choice.

     

    Thank you for your sponsorship!

    Product Expo Product Expo

    Product Expo

     

    Click HERE to register now!

     

    Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Event Description: The OEL Electrical Industry Conference 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)

    Exhibitor Fees:

    OEL Member: $375

    Non-OEL Member: $600

     

    Photos from the 2018 Product Expo in Windsor, Ontario

     

    Awards Awards

    2019 OEL Hall of Fame Recognition Award

    CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE!

    The OEL Hall of Fame Recognition Award was established in 2014 by the Ontario Electrical League and is a lifetime award presented to OEL members, past or present, who have dedicated themselves to the betterment of our industry.

    Use this nomination form to recognize someone you think has shown unyielding enthusiasm and involvement of both their time and resources to help create a better industry, and has set an example of how to stay involved and give back.

    The winners will be selected by the Executive Committee of OEL’s Board of Directors, and will be presented at our annual Electrical Industry Conference Awards Night on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

    Below you will find areas where last year’s Hall of Famers shone through. Use these as examples for what qualifies for a nomination, or use the “In my own words” box. You do not need to fill out all the boxes below, but you do need to tell us why you believe your OEL candidate should receive this lifetime achievement recognition award.

    The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, March 15, 2019.

     

    2019 Electrical Inspector Recognition Award

    CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE!

    The Electrical Inspector Recognition Award was established in 2014 by the Ontario Electrical League to recognize a current or senior inspector for their outstanding contribution to the industry.

    Use this nomination form to recognize an electrical inspector that showcases outstanding contribution in the following areas: Customer service, education, code knowledge and application and industry involvement.

    The winner will be selected by a committee comprised of the OEL President, a non-contractor member of the OEL Board of Directors and a Support Ontario Youth Board Member. The award will be presented at our annual Electrical Industry Conference Awards Night on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

    Please share with us some examples of how your nominated inspector has made an outstanding contribution to the industry (remember – we don’t know them the way you do). You must fill out all four sections below.

    The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, March 15, 2019.

    Contest Contest

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