The symposium provided a forum in which key parties from various perspectives could discuss the challenges facing the construction industry.
Major attendees included: Building Trades and Construction Council; Canadian Construction Association; Progressive Contractors Association of Canada; Merit Contractors Association; Canadian Coalition of Open Shop Construction Associations; National Construction Labour Relations Association; Christian Labour Association of Canada.
Wednesday Night Keynote
Labour Market Information: What we Know? What we Don’t Know? Who’s Doing What About it?
George Gritziotis, Executive Director of the Construction Sector Council
Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Industrial Relations Manager, Syncrude Canada Ltd
Manager of Construction Labour Resources, Shell Canada Ltd
Thursday Morning Keynote: Ray Pennings VP Research WRF
Morning and Afternoon Panel Discussions
1. Where will the Workers Come From?
General Superintendent and Labour Relations,
Kellogg Brown & Root (Canada) Co.
Human Resource Manager,
Flint Energy Services Ltd
2. Connecting Construction with Communities
Executive Director, Women Building Futures
Regional Sales Director,
ESS Compass Group
3. Innovations for Tomorrow
Shirley Westeinde, Past President
Canadian Construction Association / Westeinde Construction Ltd
Director of Canadian Affairs, Building and Construction Trades Council
Alberta Director, Christian Labour Association of Canada
President, Merit Contractors Association
President, Construction Labour Relations —Alberta
Executive Director, Progressive Contractors Association of Canada