2023 TIAC Conference
August 23 – 26, 2023
Join us in WHISTLER this summer!
Following the 60th anniversary celebrations in Ottawa in 2022, we are heading to the spectacular mountains of Whistler, BC!
For this years Conference we are planning for you and your family so will have plenty of activities to ensure that you all enjoy your time with the rest of the TIAC Family. You won’t want to miss this Conference!
The 2023 Conference Committee and your TIAC Board is currently working on finalizing the technical programming. Stay tuned for the speaker announcements that will be coming soon.
The Conference will be held at the Westin Resort and Spa. The reservation information and the online booking link will be available shortly on the Traveling to Whistler page.
Flight discounts and shuttle information now available on the Traveling to Whistler page.
The 2023 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.
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 trip up the mountain to the Roundhouse Lodge.
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 enjoy the village!
Saturday morning, join us for more presentations, including an a sneak-peak at the 2024 Conference scheduled for August 21-24 in St. John’s, NL.
The Conference will be wrapped up at the President’s Dinner with entertainment provided by Ruckus Deluxe, Whistler’s Official Anthem Band.
Visit the Whistler Tourism website to learn more about the Conference host city!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
**NOTE: The program is under development. Check back here regularly for updates.
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.
Family (16 and over)
Children (Under 16)
$725 per family member
Family (16 and over)
Children (Under 16)
$825 per family member
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 24, 2023
|Thursday, August 24, 2023||10:00 am||Guided Hike||$90|
|Thursday, August 24, 2023||10:00 am||Spa Package||$210|
|Friday, August 25, 2023||10:00 am – 5:00 pm||Golf: Whistler Golf Club||$289|
|Friday, August 25, 2023||10:00 am||Sky Walk||$199|
|Saturday, August 26, 2023||12:30 pm – 2:00 pm||Eagle Tour Zipline||$199|
|Saturday, August 26, 2023||12:30 pm – 3:30 pm||Bushwacker ATV Tour||$235|
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
|SILVER PARTNERSHIP LEVEL|
|Manufacturer and Distributor Reception – $750 (UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE)|
|Breakfast – SOLD|
|Lunch – SOLD|
|BRONZE PARTNERSHIP LEVEL|
|Refreshment Break – SOLD|
*Print-ready artwork must be provided August 1, 2023.
**All sponsorship fees exclude tax.
Traveling to Whistler
The Conference will be held at the Westin Resort and Spa.
The room block at the Westin has been filled. An overflow block has been contracted at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (next door to the Westin) at a rate of $259++ for August 22-27 stays. The block rates will not be available for extended stays (before August 22 and the night of August 27 and beyond). Reservation deadline extended to July 31, 2023.
Two Ways to Book:
- To book online, please go to: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/welcome-tiac-2023-guests/. To extend your stay, click “edit stay” to adjust dates.
- To book by telephone, please contact our dedicated Reservations Center which is open 24-hours for your convenience, by dialing 1-800-515-4050, press 1 for Reservations and provide them with the Group Code: TIAC23
Discounts with Air Canada and WestJet are now available. Whistler Shuttle provides transportation from the Vancouver airport to Whistler.
On behalf of our team, we would like to thank you for choosing WestJet for your travel plans. We are happy to confirm that for the upcoming event, 2023 TIAC Annual Conference, we are able to offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.
|Thank you for choosing Air Canada as the preferred airline for your event, 2023 TIAC Annual Conference, which will be held Wednesday, August 23, 2023 to Saturday, August 26, 2023.
To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the Promotion Code Box.
|Vancouver Airport to Whistler
The Vancouver airport to Whistler shuttle is the best way to travel from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Whistler. The Whistler Airport Shuttle bus service operates regularly throughout the day, ensuring minimal wait time at the airport.
Learn more and book at https://www.whistlershuttle.com/.
|Whistler Floatplane Travel
Scheduled floatplane service from Vancouver to Whistler is available from May 1 – October 1, 2023.
Learn more and book at https://www.whistler.com/getting-here/air/floatplane/. To make a reservation, call 1.800.944.7853 or email email@example.com.
|THANK YOU TO ALL OF TIAC’S SPONSORS!|
|Aeroflex USA, Inc.
Aeroflex USA, Inc. manufactures and supplies AEROFLEX® closed-cell elastomeric foam insulation to all of North America from its headquarters and manufacturing campus in Sweetwater, Tennessee, located just south of Knoxville. Building owners count on our products to help them conserve energy, support indoor air quality, and protect expensive mechanical systems for commercial and residential applications. We’ve built a reputation for producing high-quality products and have combined this with an outstanding, responsive customer service team.
For more information, please visit: https://aeroflexusa.com/
Amity is proud to be Western Canada’s sole 100-percent Canadian-owned and operated distributor and fabricator specializing in thermal insulation systems for industrial work. Our dedication at Amity to family values and the ideals represented by small business provides a sense of history and accomplishment that makes us proud of what we have accomplished in over 35 years serving Canadian industry. Our vision of the up-close, personalized service of a corner store, and diverse industrial base of a modernized global business, makes Amity uniquely positioned to contribute to the mechanical insulation industry and the world it serves.
For more information, please visit: https://www.amityinsulation.com
|Appello for Thermal Insulation Contractors
Appello is a tailored SaaS platform designed to streamline field operations management for Institutional, Commercial, and Industrial (ICI) businesses, including the thermal insulation industry.
Key Features & Benefits:
Appello’s comprehensive and cutting-edge features are tailored to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by thermal insulation contractors. It’s more than a digital tool; it’s a strategic partner that streamlines operations, enhances efficiency, and drives profitability, all while supporting the continuous improvement of the business.
For more information, please visit: https://www.useappello.com/
As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams,
Armacell focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment, high-performance foams for high-tech and lightweight applications and next generation aerogel blanket technology.
Our vision is to be the global leader in providing innovative, technical insulation solutions and components to conserve energy and make a difference around the world.
For more information, please visit: https://www.armacell.com/
|BC Insulation Contractors Association
The British Columbia Insulation Contractors Association (BCICA) has operated continuously since 1958. It was created to develop and distribute mechanical insulation standards to designers, specifying authorities and users of mechanical insulation systems. BCICA has grown to represent all elements of the insulation industry – union contractors, open shop contractors, distributors and fabricators, and manufacturers.
BCICA serves its members and the construction industry through the development of standards and procedures, member training and professional networking.
For more information, please visit: https://www.bcica.org/
|Brock White – A White Cap Company
We are Brock White, a professional-grade building and construction materials distributor. As a multi-generational business, we pride ourselves on our long history of providing local, dependable product knowledge and expertise, with a yes-first approach to service.
For more information, please visit: https://ca.brockwhite.com/
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years.
For more information, please visit: https://www.certainteed.ca/
Established in 1963, Crossroads C&I is the leading distributor & fabricator of commercial and industrial insulation products and accessories in Canada, having supplied over 50 million square foot of products to date.
For more information, please visit: https://www.crossroadsci.com/
|Custom Insulation Systems Ltd.
CUSTOM INSULATION SYSTEMS is a Toronto based firm specializing in the Thermal Insulation of Pipe, Ducts and equipment for industrial and commercial markets. Established in 1986, CIS has offered its clients quality and service in installations.
For more information, please visit: http://www.custominsulation.ca/
Depuis 1982, DISPRO s’établit comme LA référence dans le domaine de la distribution et de la transformation de produits d’isolation thermique et acoustique.
For more information, please visit: https://dispro.com/
With a vision of turning leading-edge innovation into the norm, our mission is to provide safer, smarter, faster products that help positively impact our clients profit and safety.
For more information, please visit: https://idealproducts.ca/
Johns Manville manufactures premium-quality insulation, commercial roofing and fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications.
For more information, please visit: https://www.jm.com/
We’re a leading, family-owned global manufacturer of fiberglass insulation —
Our mission is to challenge conventional thinking, create innovative insulation solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future, with care for the people who make them, who use them and the world we live in. Through our commitment to quality, service and performance, we seek to lead the charge in developing smarter insulation solutions. Using recycled and renewable materials, our world will see improved energy efficiency and healthier living environments.
For more information, please visit: https://www.knaufnorthamerica.com/.
|Master Insulators’ Association of Ontario
The Master Insulators’ Association of Ontario is an accredited bargaining agency with the Ontario Labour Relations Board representing the Unionized Mechanical Insulation Contractors working in Ontario.
Founded in 1942, the MIAO is a not-for-profit organization working towards the advancement and betterment of the Heat & Frost Insulation Industry while promoting the highest standards of safety, workmanship and ethical business practices.
As well as the Unionized Mechanical Contractors of Ontario, members of the MIAO include the Manufacturers and Suppliers of materials used in Commercial and Industrial insulation systems.
For more information, please visit: https://miaontario.org/
OUR BUILDING SCIENCE MAKES INSULATION SMARTER
From schools to businesses to family homes, our insulation works everywhere. Its expert engineering lets you create the most comfortable environment without compromising your design.
For more information, please visit:: https://www.owenscorning.com/en-ca/insulation
|Point One Media
If you read the TIAC Times, you already know Point One Media. Our small but efficient team of publishing experts has been keeping tradespeople connected since 1995. Our magazines are official journals of record for several premier North American construction associations, which means we dive into every project with professionalism and heart. Our clients are industry professionals, family-run businesses, large corporations, and non-profits, and we engage them in every stage of the print and digital content development process. Our people-driven business model reflects our family-owned roots, yet we employ forward-thinking innovations for developing compelling and authentic publishing solutions.
TIAC Times Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tiactimes/
TIAC Times Twitter: @tiactimes
TIAC Times LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tiac-times/
|Pol R Group
Pol R is a group of companies (Impro, Nadeau, Scotia, Nu-West, Artik/OEM, Mecart) that manufacture materials that promote and ensure comfort, quiet, safety and efficiency within buildings, spaces, plants and/or products.
The group offers a wide range of integrated products and services for various industries and applications, including, construction, manufacturing, mining, pharmaceutical, energy and public transit. Its business units are clustered around three main areas: the distribution and fabrication of commercial and industrial insulation products, the design and fabrication of thermal and acoustical systems and specialty products for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and, finally, the engineering, manufacturing and installation of controlled environments.
For more information, please visit: https://polrcorp.com/
Polyguard Products specializes in products that protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water and other undesired substances.
For more information, please visit: https://polyguard.com/
Founded as a family business more than 80 years ago, today ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool. We produce products that are made from stone – one of the earth’s most abundant natural resources.
For more information, please visit: https://www.rockwool.com/
Founded in 1982, Specialty Products and Insulation is a leading value-added distributor and fabricator of insulation and related products, providing industry-best solutions to our customers and suppliers. We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity, acknowledging our people are our greatest resource. We always strive to be the best. At SPI, we are guided by a singular vision: to be the preferred distributor and fabricator in the insulation industry.
For more information, please visit: https://www.spi-co.com/
|Thermal Insulation Association of Alberta|
|Wallace Construction Specialties Ltd.
Wallace Construction Specialties Ltd. is a leading distributor of specialty construction materials. We have been serving the commercial, industrial, and institutional construction markets since 1972. We have a philosophy of providing informed recommendations, excellent service, and quality products at competitive prices.