59th Annual TIAC Conference

August 11-14, 2021
Delta Hotels St. John’s Conference Centre
120 New Gower Street
St. John’s, Newfoundland

Conference OverviewProgramRegistrationPresentationsSpousal/Family ProgramSponsorsTravelling to St. John'sAdditional Training Program (TBC)

Conference Overview

Newfoundland and Labrador – One of a Kind

As we look across the country of Canada, we often think about the mainland and all it has to offer. Keep looking further east, on the edge of North America and you will find an island all on its own. As though it sits apart from the nation, Newfoundland is an island all its own as unique as the people who live there. Deeply embedded in the history are the people. The residents of Newfoundland are hardworking, kind, faith based and funny to the core and known for their creativity, unique language, and knack for storytelling. The warm welcome received is like no other. It is within these small communities that lies the heart of the island that makes it so special. Tradition and heritage of the English, Irish, French, and Indigenous ancestors make for a truly one of a kind cultures special to Newfoundland. It is not hard to find tradition, such as kitchen parties or a sing along in a garage with accordions, guitars, and spoons. With an open-door policy, every home will welcome you like family; ready with a meal served, or a game of cards and a drink.

The communities are rich with stories and legends, explorers and inventors. Newfoundland captures the roots of the people through the numerous historic sites across the island. While exploring this beautiful place, it will be evident just how important the fishery was to this province and how communities worked together to ensure they kept it viable. The landscape and history speaks through the people with its rich colourful environment. In the architecture, in its personal crafts, in the names of the towns, and even in the way they built their roads, Newfoundland is special to itself. Visiting the many historical sites and well-known places such as Signal Hill, Fogo Island and Cabot Tower will provide insight to its history. The natural phenomenon like the icebergs and whale watching are aww inspiring. Once you have visited you will want to come back over and over again. We want to share this “home” with you by opening our doors to this history by sharing a meal, saying a prayer, dancing a jig, visiting family and getting to know the incredible province that is Newfoundland and Labrador.

It’s no wonder why, Maclean’s magazine thinks Newfoundland and Labrador has one of the “Top 10 Friendliest Cultures in the World!”

See you there!

Walter Keating
2021 Conference Chair

Covid Considerations
Given the uncertainty regarding the restrictions that may be in place in August 2021, the TIAC Board is planning the Conference with alternate delivery options in place. Should the travel and/or gathering restrictions prohibit the hosting of an in-person Conference in St. John’s, all technical presentations, along with modified social activities, will be delivered virtually. All registrations received by the decision date will be transferred to the virtual Conference registration and revised invoices/refunds will be issued accordingly.

For the latest information on interprovincial travel restrictions, please visit https://time-to-travel.ca/where-canadians-can-travel-now.

For the latest information on the requirements to enter Newfoundland, please visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/individuals-and-households/travel-advice-2/.

Accommodation
The Conference will be held at the Delta Hotels St. John’s Conference Centre. Updated pricing and reservation details will be announced in the coming months.

Getting There
Flight discounts with Porter, Air Canada and WestJet will be available in the coming months.

Program
The 2021 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 Wednesday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception where you will get your first taste of what St. John’s will have to offer.

Thursday’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. For those of you planning to bring your children, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them. This day will wrap up with a very special off-site evening.

Friday morning will include more presentations, followed by TIAC’s traditional golf tournament. Friday evening is a night off and delegates are encouraged to get out and rock the rock!

As we reach Saturday, the final day of the Conference, join us for the last morning of presentations, including an update from the TIAC Innovators and a sneak-peak at the 2022 Conference and 60th anniversary celebrations scheduled for August 17-20 in Ottawa, ON.

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

Visit the Destination St. John’s website to learn more about the 2021 TIAC Conference host city! We recommend you book extra time following the conference to explore beyond the city limits. To book additional tours before/after the Conference, contact our tour partner McCarthy’s Party.

REMINDERS!
If you are bringing your children to St. John’s, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them.

Register by June 1, 2021 and be entered into the early bird draw for a FREE registration for the 2022 TIAC Conference in Ottawa.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

AGENDA

**NOTE: Room changes may be required based on provincial social distancing regulations.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
 
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
Conception Bay
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm First-Time Attendee Meet & Greet
Crush Lobby
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Salon A
Thursday, August 12, 2021
7:30 am – 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Crush Lobby
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Salon A
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcoming Remarks
Salon A
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Address
Salon A
9:30 am Spousal/Family Program
9:00 am – 10:00 am Technical Presentation
Salon A
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Salon A
10:15 am – 11:15 am Technical Presentation
Salon A
11:15 am – 11:45 am Technical Presentation
Salon A
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
Salon A
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Innovators Meeting
Conception Bay
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Contractor Breakout Session
Salon B
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Distributors Breakout Session
Salon C
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Manufacturers Breakout Session
Salon D
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Presidents and Managers Meeting
Conception Bay
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Transportation to Off-site Evening
5:30 pm – 10:30 pm Off-site Evening
Friday, August 13, 2021
7:00 am – 10:00 am Registration Desk Open
Crush Lobby
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
Salon A
7:45 am – 8:00 am Welcoming Remarks
Salon A
8:00 am – 8:30 am Technical Presentation
Salon A
8:30 am – 8:45 am Technical Presentation
Salon A
8:45 am – 9:15 am Technical Presentation
Salon A
9:15 am – 9:45 am Technical Presentation
Salon A
9:45 am – 10:15 am CAN/AM Meeting
Salon A
10:00 am Spousal/Family Program
10:30 am – 5:00 pm Optional program
Clovelly Golf Club
OPEN EVENING
Saturday, August 14, 2021
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
Salon A
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks
Salon A
9:00 am Spousal/Family Program
9:00 am – 10:00 am Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
Salon A
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Salon A
10:15 am – 11:00 am Technical Presentation
Salon A
11:00 am – 11:45 am Technical Presentation
Salon A
11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunch
Salon A
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm TIAC Innovators Presentation
Salon A
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm 2022 Conference Presentation
OTTAWA – 60th Anniversary
Salon A
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
Conception Bay
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm President’s Reception (Private)
Conception Bay
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Crush Lobby
6:30 pm – 12:00 am President’s Dinner and Dance
Salon A

Registration

Register Online – Coming Soon

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 – Coming Soon

 

REMINDER: Children under 16 will be FREE! Tickets for the Manufacturer and Distributor Reception, off-site dinner and Presidents Dinner and Dance will be available for purchase for them. If you are bringing your children to St. John’s, please register by July 1 so that we can organize age-appropriate activities for them.

Register by June 1, 2021 and be entered into a draw for a FREE registration to the 2022 TIAC Conference in Ottawa, ON.

Covid Considerations

Given the uncertainty regarding the restrictions that may be in place in August 2021, the TIAC Board is planning the Conference with alternate delivery options in place. Should the travel and/or gathering restrictions prohibit the hosting of an in-person Conference in St. John’s, all technical presentations, along with modified social activities, will be delivered virtually. All registrations received by the decision date will be transferred to the virtual Conference registration and revised invoices/refunds will be issued accordingly.

Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (16 and over)
Children (Under 16)
Life Member
$995
$1495
$500 per family member
FREE!
$450
Non-Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Family (16 and over)
Youth (Under 16)
$1250
$1875
$625 per family member
FREE!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Thursday, August 12, 2021
8:45 am – 9:00 am
Welcoming Address
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Technical Presentation
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Technical Presentation
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Technical Presentation
Friday, August 13, 2021
8:00 am – 8:30am
Technical Presentation
8:30 am – 8:45 am
Technical Presentation
8:45 am – 9:15 am
Technical Presentation
9:15 am – 9:45
Technical Presentation
Saturday, August 14, 2021
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Technical Presentation
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Technical Presentation

 

 

 

Spousal/Family Program

Family programming will developed based on the registrations received by July 1. A sample of the possible tours can be found below. The exact activity schedule will be confirmed in the coming months.

HISTORIC ST. JOHN’S & CAPE SPEAR TOUR
Become acquainted with the city of St. John’s and its surroundings, including Cape Spear, the most Easterly point in North America. This is the oldest colonized region in the new world and your local guide will regale you with its steeped history, legends & lore – all flavoured with their personal anecdotes and good humour from which Newfoundlanders are so famous. Enjoy the brilliant vistas from Cabot Tower and Signal Hill, one of the most recognizable skylines in Canada. Walk through a cliffside World War II gun battery, watch for whales and seabirds and visit the oldest standing lighthouse in North America. Other stops include Quidi Vidi Village, Jelly Bean Row, Government House, the Roman Catholic Basilica and an orientation of the shops and restaurants of the downtown core.

BIRD ISLAND TOUR
Today begins with a drive along the Southern Shore to visit the historic Irish outport community of Bay Bulls. Here we take a ride with O’Brien’s Boat Tours out to the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Bird Islands, home to millions of Atlantic Puffins, Murres and Kittiwakes in the spring and summer. Keep a sharp eye for whales that frequent this bay in great numbers. Multiple sightings are considerable and frequently enjoyed in this plankton rich marine environment. Iceberg viewings are also possible in late spring and early summer.

OUTPORTS & LUCKY ROCKS TOURS
Cliffs, coves, and beaches! Leave the city behind and head north, following Marine Drive along the rugged coastline of Newfoundland. Visit the Ocean Sciences Center to see the touch tank, seal observatory, and the finger rocks of Logy Bay. Explore Middle Cove’s pebble beach and dramatic cliffs while looking for lucky rocks. Visit Tapper’s Cove, an active fishing wharf in the town of Torbay. In Flatrock, enjoy the expansive view of Newfoundlands’ unique geology while visiting a Grotto cut into the cliffside. Learn about the folklore, humour, and deep-rooted culture of the Newfoundland people along the way. In season, watch for icebergs, whales, seabirds, and capelin.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 – Activity TBC
 

 

 

10:00 am
Friday, August 13, 2021 – TBC
 

 

11:00 am
Friday, August 13, 2021 – Golf
 

 

10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Golf: Clovelly Golf Course
Bus transportation being provided.

Cost: $250

Architect Graham Cooke crafted two excellent 18-hole golf courses on which every golfer can find a challenge suitable to their game.

The Osprey is our championship Par 72 gem. With elevated tees, wonderfully shaped fairways and greens, along with bent grass throughout, The Osprey is one of Canada’s finest golf courses.

The Black Duck is a Par 62 executive golf course with a great mix of Par 3’s and Par 4’s. Open fairways leading into immaculate greens that give each golfer of varying ability a chance to enjoy the experience.

Saturday, August 14, 2021 – Activity TBC
 

 

 

10:00 am

 

Useful Links

 

 

Sponsors

Download the 2021 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

NOTE: Should the Conference move to a virtual platform, the sponsorship opportunities will be updated to provide the equivalent exposure​ value. Where the selected sponsorship opportunity does not convert to the virtual platform, TIAC will work with individual sponsors to develop alternate packages. TIAC will work with all sponsors to ensure that they maximize the benefits offered through the virtual platform.

PLATINUM PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
TIAC’s Off-site Evening – $3,000
Benefits
  • Title recognition as host of TIAC’s Off-site Evening
  • Onsite VIP signage at the venue
  • Speaking opportunity at the TIAC’s Off-site Evening
  • Corporate logo on TIAC’s Off-site Evening tickets provided to registered delegates
  • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
  • Five complimentary TIAC’s Off-site Evening 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*
  • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
  • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
  • Two complimentary TIAC’s Off-site Evening tickets for local colleagues/or clients

GOLD PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Keynote Introduction/Motivational Speaker – $1,000

Benefits
    • Opportunity to introduce the speaker
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Name Badge – $1,000

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on ALL name badges distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses. Note: Should the sponsor wish to provide branded lanyards, they will be responsible for the design, production and shipping expenses.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
    • Opportunity to submit item for the delegate kits
Hotel Key Cards – $1,000
Benefits
    • As the sponsor of the conference key cards, you’ll be “in the pocket” of attendees. 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 – $1,000
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 – $1,000
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 – $1,000
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 – $1,000
Support TIAC’s desire to continue offering a fully bilingual program. Multiple opportunities are available to assist with the cost offset. All sponsors will receive the full benefit package.
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
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 (2 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

 

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

Benefits
  • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*

 

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

Benefits
      • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
      • 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
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Longest Drive (Men) – $500 (1 AVAILABLE)
Benefits
  • On-site recognition throughout the tournament through verbal announcements
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Opportunity to provide item for inclusion in the players gift bag
Golf Tournament Players Gift Bag – $250 (1 AVAILABLE)

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 (18 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
  • On-site VIP signage
  • Opportunity to place promotional item in players gift bag

 

*Print-ready artwork must be provided July 15, 2021.
**All sponsorship fees exclude tax (HST).

 

 

 

Traveling to St. John’s

 

Covid Considerations
Should the travel and/or gathering restrictions prohibit the hosting of an in-person Conference in St. John’s, you will be responsible for cancelling any hotel and/or flight arrangements. Please review all cancellation policies before booking. TIAC will not be held liable for any expenses related to the cancellation of the Conference and related travel cancellations. Additional travel resources are provided below for your reference and review prior to making any travel arrangements.

For the latest information on interprovincial travel restrictions, please visit https://time-to-travel.ca/where-canadians-can-travel-now.

For the latest information on the requirements to enter Newfoundland, please visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/individuals-and-households/travel-advice-2/.

Accommodation
The Conference will be held at the Delta Hotels St. John’s Conference Centre. Updated pricing and reservation details will be announced in the coming months.

The group rate (once confirmed) will be available for those wishing to extend their stay (pending availability).

 

Getting There
Flight discounts with Porter, Air Canada and WestJet will be available in the coming months.

 

 

Details to come as confirmed.