Master LinkedIn to build your professional brand – Tech Bar

LinkedIn has become more than your virtual business card. How does your profile rank? With so many changes within the LinkedIn platform, we will share with you how to master LinkedIn, and how you can enhance your professional brand and voice. This is a must-attend session if you are serious about revamping your LinkedIn profile and growing your network.


FCM national funding program update

In light of the funding announced in Federal Budget 2019, FCM will provide an update on its national funding programs: the Green Municipal Fund), Municipal Asset Management Program and Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program.

Chris Boivin, Managing Director GMF
Michael Burt, Program Director, MAMP
Genevieve Thouin, Program Director, MCIP


Building the energy roadmap for municipalities

Learn about key opportunities in the energy sector to help your municipality achieve environmental, economic and community benefits. FCM’s Green Municipal Fund will present initial findings from its energy roadmap focused on the built environment and community-scale renewable generation.  

Yi Liu, Lead, Energy Sector Development, Green Municipal Fund, FCM


Financing for retrofits: reducing costs and increasing sustainability in your municipality

Presented by the FCM Innovation Network

Learn innovative ways your municipality can mobilize financing to retrofit municipal buildings, reducing costs and increasing energy efficiency. Engage with private sector options and municipal innovations that equip you to plan and pay for retrofits.

Marco Iacampo, Senior Environmental Planner, City of Toronto

Steve Kuwahara, Market Vice-President, Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Group, Commercial Banking, CIBC


Build and protect your professional brand – Tech Bar

In today’s world of instantaneous breaking news and relentless social media, your professional reputation can go from good to bad (or bad to good) in an instant—often based on factors entirely outside of your control. How can you build, maintain and protect your personal brand while navigating the challenges of your career or business? This session explores the issue of professional brand, with expert advice on how to create it, manage it and ultimately protect it.


Generating more revenue for your municipality

Presented by Partnership Group - Sponsorship Specialist

Are you looking for ways to generate more revenue without increasing taxes or user fees? Learn how to raise more money and what revenues you can expect from corporate sponsorship.

Brent Barootes, President & CEO, Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialist


Implications of small cells for municipalities

Presented by Shaw Communications

Wireless technology is quickly becoming a key component of our modern economic infrastructure. This session will explore how wireless technology is evolving and how municipalities and industry can work together to meet the needs of all stakeholders.

Brian O'Shaughnessy, P.Eng., SVP Wireless and 5G Technology, Shaw Communications and Freedom Mobile


The new design standard for permeable interlocking concrete pavement

Presented by ICPI

This session will highlight the stormwater and pollution reduction that can be achieved with permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP). Details from the new ASCE design standard will be discussed, followed up with examples from several projects.

Robert Bowers, P. Eng., Director of Engineering, Interlocking Concrete Pavement institute


Fibre broadband enables smart cities, smart grid and smart homes

Presented by Calix

Fibre broadband networks change the lives of residents and bring economic benefits to the municipalities that deploy them. From smart city to smart grid to smart home, these networks are critical core infrastructure for any modern community.  This session will discuss some of the network benefits, applications enabled and examples of successful network deployments.

Carl Meyerhoefer, Sr Director Strategic and Solutions Marketing, Calix


15 must-have productivity apps – Tech Bar

You hear about new apps every single day. Life is too short and data is too precious. So which ones do you download? Which ones work and don’t, and more importantly, how would they work for your needs? All these questions will be answered in this session—and more. Come learn about great apps that can rock your world. We’ll share the apps, and show you exactly how to use them.


Community wellbeing: a framework for decision makers

Presented by DIALOG

The Community Wellbeing Framework, designed in collaboration with the Conference Board of Canada, demonstrates the link between design and wellbeing through research-based evidence. Learn about design features (social, environmental, political, etc.) that can contribute to community wellbeing and facilitate decision-making around design options.

Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Principal DIALOG


Smart cities partnership models

Presented by Jacobs

Smart cities are predicted to change lives faster than any other social, cultural, or market force in history. As you continue to explore how to achieve your smart cities goals, make sure you choose the right project model for you.

Avinash S. Patwardhan, PhD, BCEEM |Managing Director - Smart Cities | Jacobs


New markets, new customers, new jobs

Presented by Global Affairs Canada

Learn how businesses in your community can leverage funding from the CanExport program, support from the Trade Commissioner Service and market access provided by Canada’s newest free trade agreements (CETA and CPTPP) to do more abroad, and thrive at home.

Taraneh Bayat-Mokhtari, Senior CanExport Program Officer, Global Affairs Canada


Leading the world to zero landfilled waste

Presented by Sustane Technologies

We’ll explore the growing worldwide problem of municipal solid waste (MSW). Our objective is to bring attention to alternatives to conventional landfilling and bring focus to the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Delegates will learn about incorporating clean tech alternatives to handling their MSW.

Mr. Peter Vinall, President, Sustane Technologies

2019 Federation of Canadian Municipalities