2024 Program – Now Available

Wednesday, January 25

Terminal City Club
837 West Hastings Street 

Thursday, January 26

Wosk Centre, Atrium

Wosk Centre, Lower Level

Wosk Centre, Conference Room
Conference MC
Fred Keating

Claudiu knows what it takes to protect data and digital information: he has lectured at major academic institutions,  presents lectures on privacy the University of Toronto, created Canada’s first course on fintech cybersecurity. He created Canada’s first methodology for information security assessment in healthcare and has introduced security awareness education to companies of all sizes.

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s full BIO.

Engineers and consultants rely heavily on data and information technology to analyze, interpret, compile, compare and report findings to clients, regulators, and
other stakeholders. According to the World Economic Forum, the average cost of a cyberattack for a business is
$380,000, and that C-suite executives are 12 times more likely to be targets of cyberattacks than other employees
at their organization. Malware, ransomware, data theft and digital attacks of all kinds are becoming more common, so the protection of IT systems and networks from these threats is a critical company risk. Attend this panel session to hear what your CEO peers are doing about it. They will be joined by Claudiu Popa, one of our keynote speakers and an expert on cybersecurity, who will provide further insight and advice.

Moderator: Rhonda Smith, COO, Trace Associates

Shawn Heier, COO North America, Bureau Veritas

Claudiu Popa, Co-founder and Chairman, KnowledgeFlow Cybersafety Foundation

Barry Semple, Vice President Information Security & Technology,
Fully Managed by Telus Business

Paul Armitage, Partner, Gowling WLG

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Leroy Banack, Senior Partner, F&M Management

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Wosk Centre, Lower Level

Ownership transitions remain a complex undertaking for owners, CEOs and the boards of privately-owned companies. The execution of these transitions has had mixed outcomes. Creating a balance between shareholder’s return on their investment while maintaining the company culture has been a challenge for many companies considering transition options. Join a dynamic group of CEOs, owners and experts who will discuss various ownership transition processes. We’ll explore options, merger and acquisition trends, valuations, financing and staff integration examples as
part of this panel.

Faramarz Bogzaran, Managing Partner, F&M Management

Derek Strong, Managing Partner, Roynat/Nova Scotia Bank

Jennifer O’Grady, President, Terrapex Environmental

Barry Rakewich, President, Nichols Environmental

Mike Cormier, Co-President, Englobe

Michael Andrisani, Vice President

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The senior executive suite in the environmental consulting and engineering industry remains male dominated and shows little ethnic diversity. This representative panel of executives will share insights on the factors at play such as inadequate supply of qualified people, the lack of disclosure and reporting and some of the hiring and compensation practices that perpetuate the social and governance problems that companies may face. The group will share their experiences and solutions that can help executives adapt policies and actions which inspire a more inclusive, transparent and progressive workplace.

Raman Birk, Regional Manager, Environmental Services, PSPC

Marie-Eve Clayton, Managing Partner Canada, ERM

Raminder Grewal, President, Keystone Environmental

Jennifer Campbell, CEO, Two Worlds Consulting

Peter Vanriel, General Manager, CanNorth Environmental Services

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Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar

601 W Cordova St.

friday, january 27

Wosk Centre, Lower Level

Michael Campbell is one of Canada`s most respected financial and business analysts, Michael is best known as the host of Canada’s top-rated syndicated financial radio show MoneyTalks, and Senior Business Analyst for BCTV News on

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Following global business disruptions caused by the pandemic, this panel session will bring executives together to discuss lingering issues from the past year and some of the challenges ahead. Discussions will include pressures on rates and business development pipelines, the competitive industry landscape, consolidation trends and the unforeseen risks to environmental engineering and consulting in Canada.

Marissa Reckmann, CEO, AGAT Laboratories

Olivier Joyal, Executive Vice President, WSP

Ryan Liebe, President, Triton Environmental Consultants

Mike Soligo, President and CEO, RWDI

Allan Russell, President, and CEO, McElhanney Ltd.

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Environmental and engineering consultants rely heavily on remedial contracting, waste management, drilling, laboratory and other heavy equipment and field services
to deliver successful projects for their clients. The dynamics between these parties can at times become challenging – resulting in unfavorable outcomes for all involved. For the first time, CE3C is inviting select CEOs of contractors and service providers to attend this leadership forum and meet with executives from consultant and engineering firms to openly explore areas of concern, discuss procurement and partnering and find opportunities to work together for mutual benefit. 

Kevin Nilsen, President and CEO, ECO Canada

Eric Pringle, CEO/Managing Partner, Milestone Environmental Contracting

Warren Sandes, President, Aqua-Solve Services

Kevin French, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., Vice President, Vertex Environmental

Jacques Benoit, Vice President, Business & Strategy
Development, WSP

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