56th Annual TIAC Conference

September 7 – 10, 2018
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
405 Spray Avenue
Banff, Alberta

ProgramConference OverviewRegistrationPresentationsSpousal/Family ProgramSponsorsTravelling to BanffInsulation Energy Appraisal Program

AGENDA

Friday, September 7, 2018
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Oval Foyer
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
Frontenac Room
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Cascade Ballroom and Conservatory
Saturday, September 8, 2018
7:30 am – 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Oval Foyer
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Conservatory
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcoming Remarks
Cascade Ballroom
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Address
Mayor Karen Sorensen, Town of Banff
Cascade Ballroom
9:00 am – 9:30 am Keynote Address
Jebb Fink, Comedian
Cascade Ballroom
9:30 am – 10:15 am Keynote Address
FIRESTORM
Edward Struzik, Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy Queen’s University
Cascade Ballroom
10:15 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break
Conservatory
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Spousal/Family Program
Discover Banff and its Wildlife
10:30 am – 11:30 am Keynote Address
RAISING THE AWARENESS OF MECHANICAL INSULATION
Steve Clayman, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada
Cascade Ballroom
11:30 am – 12:15 pm PROMPT PAYMENT AND ADJUDICATION OF CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES: ONTARIO’S EXPERIENCE AND BEYOND
Geza R. Banfai, Counsel, McMillan LLC
Cascade Ballroom
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
Cascade Ballroom
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Distributors Breakout Session
Ivor Petrak Room
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Contractor Breakout Session
Oak Room
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Manufacturers Breakout Session
Norquay Room
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Presidents and Managers Meeting
Frontenac Room
5:00 pm – 10:30 pm Dinner
TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown at Mount View BBQ
Sunday, September 9, 2018
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Oval Foyer
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
Conservatory
8:00 am – 8:45 am Keynote Address
THE NATIONAL INSULATION ASSOCIATION PROGRAM UPDATE
Dan Bofinger, President, National Insulation Association
Cascade Ballroom
8:45 am – 9:45 am Keynote Address
MANAGING THE CONTRACT
Mike Fursier, Branch Manager, Revay and Associates Limited

Cascade Ballroom
9:15 am – 12:00 pm Spousal/Family program
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
9:45 am – 10:15 am CAN/AM Meeting
Cascade Ballroom
10:30 am – 6:00 pm Optional program
Golf at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course
OPEN EVENING
Monday, September 10, 2018
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
Conservatory
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Spousal/Family Program
Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
9:00 am – 10:00 am Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
Cascade Ballroom
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Conservatory
10:15 am – 11:15 am Keynote Address
READING THE TEA LEAVES – ADJUST, ADAPT, ACT
Cynthia C. Paul, Managing Director, FMI
Cascade Ballroom
11:15 am – 11:30 am 2019 Conference Presentation
MONTREAL
Cascade Ballroom
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
Frontenac Room
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm President’s Reception (Private)
Ivor Petrek Room
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Riverview Lounge
6:30 pm – 12:00 am President’s Dinner and Dance
Cascade Ballroom

Conference Overview

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is known world-wide as the Castle in the Rockies. From it’s opening in 1888, to the fire of 1926, from the 70’s when it became a winter destination to today, the Banff Springs Hotel has been a Canadian icon in hospitality. Banff National Park is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 2018 Conference program will feature timely presentations by industry experts and leaders, business meetings where you can engage in sector-specific discussions and networking opportunities to connect with friends new and old.

The Conference will kick-off on the Friday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception in the Banff Spring’s historic Cascades Ballroom. “Fairmont Banff Springs’s original ballroom has hosted such illustrious guests as Marilyn Monroe and Fred Astaire. The ballrooms, decorated in hues of blue, burgundy and gold features eight breathtaking chandeliers and hardwood floors. The Cascade Ballroom is located at the north end of the Castle with a stunning panoramic view of the Bow Valley from the adjacent Conservatory.”

Saturday’s program will feature several invited speakers, as well as the contractor, manufacturer and distributor breakout sessions. The spousal/family program will also be running this day and you will get an introduction to Banff with the Discover Banff & Its Wildlife tour. This day will wrap up with TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown at MountView BBQ. Don’t miss this taste of Alberta!

Sunday morning will include more presentations, followed by TIAC’s traditional golf tournament at the the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. “The hallowed fairways of one of the world’s most scenic golf courses are a sanctuary for the privileged few who are members of the Banff Springs Golf Club and for travelling golfers fortunate enough to experience the combination of natural beauty and tradition that the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course provides.” We are offering spouses and families an up-close and personal tour of the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.

Sunday evening is a night off and delegates are encouraged to explore the Banff and Lake Louise area!

As we reach Monday, the final day of the Conference, join us for the final morning of presentations, including a sneak-peak at the 2019 Conference program scheduled for August 24-27 in Montreal. Families and spouses will be able to tour Lake Louise & Moraine Lake.

The Conference will be wrapped up at the President’s Dinner and Dance.

Visit www.banfflakelouise.com to learn more about the 2018 TIAC Conference host city! Bringing your family? Discover family-friendly activities at https://www.banfflakelouise.com/families.

REMINDER: It is always tourist season in Banff so the city will be busy. We highly recommend that you book your hotel room early to ensure that you get a room and receive the conference rate. Non-Conference rooms are currently booking at over $700 per night.

IT’S BACK! Register by June 1, 2018 and be entered into the early bird draw for a FREE registration for the 2019 TIAC Conference in Montreal.

Download the sponsorship participation form. To confirm your sponsorship, please complete and return the participation form to info@tiac.ca. Prices exclude tax. Payment is due before the Conference.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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Registration

Register Online Download the PDF Registration Form

Registration fees include: Presentations and Meetings; Manufacturer and Distributor Reception; Off-site Dinner; Delegates and Spouses Breakfasts/Lunches; and, the President’s Dinner and Dance.

Download the Delegate List

 

IT’S BACK! Register by June 1, 2018 and be entered into a draw for a FREE registration to the 2019 TIAC Conference in Montreal, QC.

Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (10 and over)
Children (Under 10)
Life Member
$995
$1475
$480 per family member
$100 per youth
$450
Non-Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (10 and over)
Youth (Under 10)
$1200
$1700
$500 per family member
$150 per youth

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations

The Conference Planning Committee is confirming speakers who will speak to both industry and general business strategies to provide you with insights to improve your day-to-day operations. Updated speaker information will be posted here so be sure to check regularly.

 

Saturday, September 8, 2018
8:45 am – 9:00 am
Mayor Karen Sorensen, Town of Banff
Karen Sorensen was born and raised in Orangeville, Ontario and graduated from the University of Guelph. She worked for over 30 years in the tourism industry in public relations and sales, predominantly in Banff.Karen is proud to call Banff home. She was first elected to town council in 2004 and served two terms as a Councillor She became Mayor in 2010 and was re-elected as Mayor in 2013 and again in 2017.Karen takes great pride in her role as an ambassador for Banff and feels privileged to serve as Mayor of this unique community.
  9:00 am – 9:30 am
Jebb Fink, Comedian
Jebb Fink has more than 30 years’ experience in television, radio and live entertainment. He has built and maintained a successful career in entertainment and has become a popular local celebrity in Calgary, best known for his eight years on City TV’s “The Big Breakfast” and “Your City”.He is easily recognized from his many appearances on CBC’s “Just for Laugh’s”, “The Winnipeg Comedy Festival”, the “Halifax Comedy Festival” and “Comedy Now”. He is a Gemini Award winner for the CBC sitcom, “The American in Canada”, a project he co-created, wrote and performed about his life experiences moving from Los Angeles to Calgary.
  9:30 am – 10:15 am
FIRESTORM
On May 3, 2016, a rapidly spreading wildfire near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta sent 88,000 people fleeing their homes, offices, hospitals, schools, and seniors’ residences. Residents left so quickly that they were gone before the government declared a provincial state of emergency. Thick smoke turned day into night. Embers rained down on cars and trucks as people headed south to the city of Edmonton or north to the safety of oil sands camps and First Nations communities. In the days that followed, world leaders such as the Pope, the Queen and the president of Russia offered their prayers, their condolences and their support.By the time rains and cooler temperatures helped firefighters contain the inferno, 2,800 homes and buildings were destroyed. Nearly 1.5 million acres burned. Insurance losses were expected to amount to $3.77 billion. The total cost of the fire, including financial, physical, and social factors, is likely to be $8.86 billion. The fire ended up being the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.Firefighters named the fire “the Beast,” because it acted like a mythical animal, alive with destructive energy and unpredictable in the way it attacked forest stands and buildings. They hoped never to see anything like it again. In light of all that has happened since then, it’s not a stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in which fires like this are commonplace. There is too much fuel on the ground, too many people and assets to protect, and no realistic plan to deal with the challenges.The Beast was unquestionably a devastating fire. But many other fires have had a bigger, longer lasting impact on cities and towns, on public health, on industry and forest ecology.There is still a lot that we do not know about wildfire. Some wildfires have the potential to release toxic substances such as asbestos and arsenic that have been emitted by mines operating in times when environmental regulators were unaware of the risks. Others have the potential to knock out water treatment plants with soot and ash that choke rivers and lakes. Smoke from wildfires in the remotest parts of northern Canada can exacerbate air quality in southern cities such as Houston.In this presentation, author Edward Struzik will identify and describe the twelve wildfires that he believes have had the biggest impact on how we perceive and deal with wildfires in a world where fires are now burning bigger, hotter, faster and more often. He will talk what communities that can do to make themselves more resilient to devastating impacts of fire. And he will end the presentation with predictions about where the next big fires are likely to burn.
Edward Struzik, Fellow, Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, Queen’s University
Edward Struzik is a writer, photographer, adventurer, public speaker and a fellow at the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. For the past decade, he has been a regular contributor to Yale Environment 360, (http://e360.yale.edu/authors/ed-struzik) an international on-line magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting and debate on global environmental issues. Yale 360 is published at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.His articles, essays and photographs appear in journals, magazines and newspapers such as Scientific American, Natural History, National Geographic Traveler, Ensia, Policy Options, Foreign Policy Review, Canadian Geographic, the Globe and Mail, National Post, and Toronto Star.Edward has earned more than 30 international and national awards for his writing and his books. Included among them are the U.S.-based Grantham Prize, which honours and encourages excellence in writing on the environment; the Sir Sanford Fleming Medal, which honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of science in Canada, and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy.
  10:30 am – 11:30 am
Raising the Awareness of Mechanical Insulation
Steve Clayman, TIAC’s Director of Energy Initiatives, will provide an update on the activities of the Insulation Awareness Committee since the 2017 Toronto Conference.
Steve Clayman, Director of Energy Initiatives, Thermal Insulation Association of Canada
Steve Clayman, TIAC’s Director of Energy Efficiency, has more than 30 years in various sales, marketing and technical responsibilities related to industrial/commercial mechanical insulation. Steve has a B.Comm. with a Business Major. He has sat on the Board of Directors of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association and Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. He is currently the ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Grassroots Government Affairs Committee Chair. Steve holds memberships for TIAC with:

  • Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Canadian Boiler Society
  • Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
  • Association of Physical Plant Administrators
  • Canadian Institute of Mining
  • International District Energy Association
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
  • American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • Canada Green Building Council – Toronto Chapter
  • Construction Specifications Canada – Toronto Chapter
11:30 – 12:15
Prompt Payment and Adjudication of Construction Disputes: Ontario’s Experience and Beyond
Ontario has recently replaced its Construction Lien Act with a completely new statute called the “Construction Act”, which incorporates a prompt payment regime and an adjudication scheme for resolving payment disputes. These are the most dramatic industry changes in at least a generation, and promise significantly improvements in an industry cultural afflicted by both slow payment and lengthy disputes. This presentation will outline these prompt payment and adjudication provisions enacted in Ontario, both of which are likely to be adopted in other provinces in the near future.
Geza R. Banfai, C.S. Counsel, McMillan LLC
Geza R. Banfai is a Counsel with McMillan LLP, practicing infrastructure – construction law and mediation. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Construction Law and is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He is the recipient of the 2016 Award of Excellence in Construction and Infrastructure Law from the Ontario Bar Association, and was named the 2017 Toronto Construction Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada. . He is listed in Chambers Global, Construction – Canada, the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Lexpert/American Lawyer), Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White), International Who’s Who of Professionals, Who’s Who Legal, Canada and International Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyers. In his extensive construction law practice, he has represented participants at every level of the construction pyramid, from negotiating and drafting construction and related contracts (including alliancing and joint venture agreements, and P3 and similar lender-driven arrangements) to claims and disputes of many kinds. He is an immediate past director of the Canadian Construction Association, and his previous directorships include Consulting Engineers of Ontario and Toronto Construction Association. In addition, he is a member of the Construction Law and ADR Sections of the Ontario Bar Association, the Forum on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association and the Society of Construction Law. He sits as the ex-officio legal representative on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee, and was chair of CCDC’s IPD Task Force. He has represented the NTCCC in various matters, including the initiative to introduce federal prompt payment legislation in Canada. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee assisting the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in the promulgation of the new Construction Act, dealing with lien reform, prompt payment and adjudication. He continues to write and lecture extensively on various issues involving the industry.
Sunday, September 9, 2018

 

8:00 am – 8:45 am
The National Insulation Association Program Update
Join the NIA President, Dan Bofinger for a presentation on the current active programs impacting the NIA including: education and networking events; awareness and outreach activities; and, legislative initiatives. They will also be sharing information on NIA’s Thermal Insulation Training ProgramTM.
Dan Bofinger, President, National Insulation Association and Regional Vice President–East, FBM-SPI
Dan Bofinger is the Regional Vice President–East of FBM-SPI (www.fbm-spi.com) based in Tustin, California. His career with FBM-SPI and its legacy companies has spanned over 35 years.Dan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later attended Millersville University, graduating with a B.S. in Industrial Arts Education. After joining Specialty Products & Insulation Co. (SPI) in 1982, his career in the mechanical insulation business evolved from Production Superintendent in the Lancaster fabrication division, to Sales Representative, and to management positions, including: Fabrication Division Manager in 1986, Regional Manager in 1992, Vice President in 1996, President of the Northern Region in 2001, and his current position of Regional Vice President for the East Region.During his term as NIA President, Dan’s theme will be Making a Difference. Dan chose Making a Difference because of the many ways the people in the industry, NIA, and mechanical insulation can have a positive influence on our relationships, our careers, and our environment. His term will conclude at NIA’s 64th Annual Convention, April 3–5, 2019, at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in the Bahamas.Dan and Janice, his wife of 36 years, reside in St. Pete Beach, Florida, where they enjoy fishing, boating, and incredible sunsets. Dan and Janice enjoy visits from their 2 grown children, Katie and Adam, and also many friends and family.
8:45 am – 9:45 am
Managing the Contract
Whether you are a supplier, installer or consulting engineer, successfully completing a project is frequently dependent on fully understanding ‘The Contract’. This session hopes to equip attendees with some key skills to apply to their day-to-day business. Topics covered will include;

  • Key Contract Clauses – What to look out for
  • Managing Changes – How to recognise, document and action
  • Managing Delays – How to recognise, document and action
  • Managing Payments – Getting what you are due.
Mike Fursier, MEng (Hons), MRICS, Branch Manager, Revay and Associates Limited

Mike Fursier joined Revay and Associates Limited in 2017 as the manager of the Calgary branch, bringing with him knowledge gained from successfully delivering multi-million dollar projects for nearly 20 years across a wide range of sectors. Frequently being embedded in client organisations to lead the project from inception to completion and close out has given him extensive experience, and allowed him to influence discussions throughout the project lifecycle.

Mike has a 1st Class honours degree in Civil Engineering and is a Chartered Project Management Surveyor with the RICS. He brings a solid understanding of financial and commercial management, having had responsibilities such as that of Commercial Manager, Canada for a global consultancy business, as well as project experience gained in the UK, the Middle East and Canada. His experience and key skills are ideally suited to complex construction projects.

Mike has also been qualified as an expert, providing testimony on project management; schedule monitoring; schedule analysis; and delay analysis.

 
Monday, September 10, 2018
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Reading the Tea Leaves – Adjust, Adapt, Act
Market trends tend to come as surprises but they do not have to be. In this session, we will peak into the future to see what the next two to five years hold for the Canadian construction industry and its key organizations. We will look at the macro drivers impacting the markets and what contractors can do to get ready for an impending market changes. Why react when you can step back and find the right path forward to be profitable and grow regardless of market conditions?

  • Investigate the current and emerging construction trends and forecasts for key markets
  • Discover what the future holds – growth or decline – by market segment
  • See how the emerging talent market is changing how the industry does business
  • Get a jump start on your competition by knowing the geographic regions projecting the best long- term growth
  • Build a company fit for the next challenge

Cynthia C. Paul, Managing Director, FMI

Cynthia C. Paul is FMI’s practice leader for market strategy and business development. Her focus is working with industry firms to capture market slices and grow profitably. From out-positioning the competition, to helping win key customers and projects, she focuses on leveraging the firm’s unique capabilities to generate real-time results. The process unleashes market, customer and competitive insights needed to achieve the organization’s strategic vision for the future.

Cynthia’s experience in the industry has resulted in a unique approach to operationalizing plans that ensures that the targeted results are achieved. Frequently working on creating a compelling future vision, improving the customer journey, driving culture, developing talent and driving consistent operating performance, the results generated are measured in improved bottom-line performance and share value.

Cynthia is a highly rated speaker. Her knowledge of the industry and presentation style make her a sought-after speaker throughout North America and internationally.

Cynthia holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a minor in economics, from Fort Lewis College. She earned her master of business administration degree in finance and marketing from the University of Denver.


 

Spousal/Family Program

The Banff Committee is working on confirming a unique selection of activities as part of the spousal/family program. Details to be announced shortly.

Date Time Activity Cost
Saturday, September 8, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Discover Banff and its Wildlife  $68
Sunday, September 9, 2018
10:30 am – 5:00 pm

9:15 am – 12:00 pm

Golf: Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

$275

$94

Monday, September 10, 2018
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Discover Lake Louise and Moraine Lake $80

Useful Links

Travel Alberta – Banff

Banff/Lake Louise Tourism


Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course:

“Renowned for its panoramic beauty, the Banff Springs Golf Course is situated in Banff National Park, a mile high in the Canadian Rockies. With a breathtaking view in every direction, it is a captivating and challenging course. Amateurs and professionals alike are constantly amazed by its sense of difficulty. The optical illusions created by the mountains towering overhead can deceive the eye of even the most skilled player.

Offering 27 holes of golf on two courses, the original 18-hole course was designed by world-renowned golf architect Stanley Thompson in 1928. It was later complemented with the construction of an adjoining 9 holes, designed by Cornish and Robinson and opened in 1989; thereby completing this championship layout. Holes gently roll along the Bow River under the snow-capped peaks of Sulphur Mountain, Mount Rundle and Tunnel Mountain.

The Course features a driving range, a complete short game practice facility and The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Academy, offering a wide range of instructional programs.”

Discover Banff & Its Wildlife
The perfect Introduction to Banff National Park

The Town of Banff is an island of culture and history, surrounded by a sea of untamed wilderness. This tour enriches your visit with stories of 11,000 years of history, hidden in these rugged hills.

Navigate a half-day journey to some of the most important landmarks in the area. You’ll stop at Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and the “oh wow!” view at Surprise Corner.

Venture down peaceful pine-scented trails and learn about wildlife habitat and behaviour. Ask as many questions as you like, as our guides are experts and love to share their knowledge. Don’t forget your camera – we spot wildlife on 95% of these tours.

Participants are to meet in the main lobby at 8:45 am.

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary – Interactive
Up close and personal experience with wolfdogs

Gain a better understanding about wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at the sanctuary and how this behaviour fundamentally differs from domestic dogs. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the importance of wolves in our ecosystem, and why it’s so important to preserve them in the natural environment.

You will also have plenty of photo opportunities and ample time to speak with a sanctuary team member leading the tour.

This exclusive tour has limited availability and restricted numbers per tour to ensure the wolfdogs stay inquisitive and close during your visit, and is the only sanctuary tour that offers an up-close and personal experience with wolfdogs.

NOTE: Guests must be 15 years of age or older to participate in the interactive wolfdog tour.

Participants are to meet in the main lobby at 9:00 am.

Lake Louise & Moraine Lake
The Jewel Of The Canadian Rockies

These stunning alpine lakes look too beautiful to be real. On this sightseeing tour you will visit the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”, Lake Louise, and the world renowned Moraine Lake, both of which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of their priceless natural beauty. They’ll stop you in your tracks in awe.

Wander the shoreline at Lake Louise and see the Victoria Glacier and the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel, and then snap some shots of Moraine Lake in the beautiful Valley Of The Ten Peaks. Join your guide for a short walk up the Rockpile at Moraine Lake, where you’ll find the iconic view that was once on the back of the Canadian $20 bill.

During the tour your guide will weave tales of the early mountaineers, who also fell in love with this spot in the 1890s.

Participants are to meet in the main lobby at 7:45 am.


 

Sponsors

Download the 2018 sponsorship kit.

Download the sponsorship participation form. To confirm your sponsorship, please complete and return the participation form to info@tiac.ca. Prices exclude tax. Payment is due before the Conference.

ALL EVENT SPONSORS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED AND RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Corporate profile on TIAC website with links
  • Logo and recognition on TIAC Social Media
  • Recognition in Conference program
  • On-site recognition throughout Conference, through verbal announcements, signage and sponsor slides
PLATINUM PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown at Mount View BBQ – SOLD

Benefits
    • Title recognition as host of the “TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown”
    • Onsite VIP signage at the venue
    • Speaking opportunity at the Dinner
    • Corporate logo on the Dinner tickets provided to registered delegates
    • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
    • Five complimentary “TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown” tickets for local colleagues/or clients
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Program – $1,500

Benefits
    • Recognition of corporate support of Conference program
    • Opportunity to submit a 1/4 page corporate statement to be included in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
    • Two complimentary “TIAC’s BBQ Hoedown” tickets for local colleagues/or clients
GOLD PARNTERSHIP LEVEL
Keynote Introduction/Motivational Speaker – SOLD

Benefits
    • Opportunity to introduce the speaker
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

 

 

Name Badge – SOLD

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on ALL name badges distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Hotel Key Cards – SOLD

Benefits
    • As the exclusive sponsor of the conference key cards, you’ll be “in the pocket” of every attendee. The Host hotels will hand a key card with your company’s logo and slogan to every attendee registered at a specific hotel. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Convention Hats – SOLD

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo featured on hats distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Registration Desk – SOLD

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo featured on the registration desk for the duration of the Conference
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Audio Visual – $750

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo included on ALL schedule related documentation and slide presentations throughout the Conference, achieving branding at all sessions and events
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits

Translation – SOLD

Benefits
    • Acknowledgement of translation services included in Conference program
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
SILVER PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Manufacturer and Distributor Reception – $550 (UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE)

Benefits
  • Onsite VIP signage at Manufacturer and Distributor Reception
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
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    Breakfast – $500 each (3 AVAILABLE)

    Benefits
        • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one breakfast service
        • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate kit

    Lunch – $500 each (1 AVAILABLE)

    Benefits
      • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one lunch service
      • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate ki

    Delegate Bag – $500

    Benefits
      • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on delegate bag distributed to all delegates and speakers for extended exposure and branding. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
      • Opportunity to provide additional item for inclusion in the delegate kit

    Golf Tournament Hole in One (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

    Benefits
        • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
        • Onsite VIP signage
        • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

    Golf Tournament Hole in One (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

    Benefits
      • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
      • Onsite VIP signage
      • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

    Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Men) – SOLD 

    Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Onsite VIP signage
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

    Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

    Benefits
      • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
      • Onsite VIP signage
      • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

    Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

    Benefits
      • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
      • Onsite VIP signage
      • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag

    Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin (Women) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)

    Benefits
      • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
      • Onsite VIP signage
      • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
    BRONZE PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
    Refreshment Break – $250 (2 AVAILABLE)

    Benefits
    • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one refreshment break
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the delegate kit

    Golf Tournament Players Gift Bag – $250

    Benefits
    • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on gift bag distributed to all players. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Opportunity to place additional promotional item in players gift bag

    Golf Hole – $150 (13 AVAILABLE)

    Benefits
    • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
    • Onsite VIP signage
    • Opportunity to place promotional item in players gift bag

     

     

     

    In-Kind Sponsorship Opportunities (I.e., Note pads, pens or related supplies)

    Benefits
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    *Print-ready artwork must be provided July 16, 2018.
    **All sponsorship fees exclude tax.

     

     

    Traveling to Banff

    The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
    A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel at a special Conference rate of $289 plus a $12 resort fee per night. Online booking can be done at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/tiacthermalinsulation. You can also call The Fairmont Banff Springs at 1.866.540.4489 to make your reservation and state that you are with the 2018 TIAC Annual Conference.

    The room block will be available until August 6, 2018. After that time we cannot guarantee that you will be able to get a room or the conference rate.

    REMINDER: It is tourist season all year round in Banff so we recommend that you book your room at the Fairmont as early as possible. Non-Conference rooms are currently booking at over $700 per night.

    WestJet
    WestJet will offer Conference attendees 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Calgary, Alberta and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, reference the coupon code TEOGQQ6 (online booking) or YYC02 (call-in booking). If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out their frequently asked questions.

    For flight schedule information, please visit www.westjet.com.

    To make a reservation call WestJet’s Convention line at 1.877.952.4696.

    Brewster Express Airport Shuttle
    Brewster will offer Conference attendees a 15% discount on airport shuttle tickets.

    Book on-line at Brewster Express Airport Shuttle and enter the promo code TIAC2018 when at the checkout. Book by phone toll-free at 1-877-625-4372 and identify yourself as being with TIAC2018.

    The promo code is valid to start booking from today until September 13, 2018 for service between September 4, 2018 and September 13, 2018.

    Take advantage of the convenient daily departure schedule and Brewster Airport Desk conveniently located in both the International and Domestic terminals at Calgary Airport. Please note that Brewster does not guarantee tour departures and there is potential that a tour can sell out on any given date.

    TIAC is once again offering the Insulation Energy Appraisal Program!

    September 6 and 7, 2018
    Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
    Banff, Alberta

    Register Online Download the PDF Registration Form

     

    Insulation Energy Appraisal Program
    The Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) is a 2-day course that teaches students how to determine the optimal insulation thickness and corresponding energy and dollar savings for a project. The program was designed to teach students the necessary information to give facility managers a better understanding of the true dollar and performance value of their insulated systems.

    During the course you will learn how to conduct a facility walkthrough, use the 3E Plus® software, utilize infrared cameras during inspections, understand steam efficiencies, analyse and complete an appraisal spreadsheet, and present your customer with a final report that outlines the potential savings and emission reductions that mechanical insulation can provide.

    Pre-Qualifications
    The IEAP is developed for individuals who have good communication skills, experience in commercial and/or industrial construction, the ability to read construction drawings, understand the fundamentals of insulation systems and products, can recognize basic safety concerns during a facility visit, are mathematically inclined, and have basic computer literacy.

    Course Materials
    Students will receive the following materials: course manual, 3E Plus software, Microsoft Excel custom spreadsheet, and a final report template. Materials required for class participation include: laptop computer (no Macs) with Excel software, Windows operating software (XP, Vista, or version 7 or newer), and 10 MB of available space.

    Exam Details
    The certification exam is 50 questions covering information discussed in the IEAP course and materials. Students must score 70% or higher to pass and become a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser. Students who do not score at least 70% will be notified by NIA about how to retake the exam.

    Certified Appraisers
    Students who pass the certified course exam will become Certified Insulation Energy Appraisers. The certification will be valid for 3 years, after which the individual must recertify. After passing the exam, students will receive a certificate, lapel pin, and marketing kit. The marketing kit includes the official copyrighted Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser logo to promote their certification to clients.

    AGENDA

    Day 1: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Day 2: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

    LOCATION

    Champlain Room