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2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show in Halifax

Program

Thursday, May 31 | Friday, June 1 | Saturday, June 2 | Sunday, June 3

Thursday, May 31, 2018 

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Exhibitors registration and move in

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Delegate registration
Sponsored by Motorola Solutions

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. BCMC Meeting
Study tours
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Service through accessibility: Halifax Transit's new features
Lunch box provided
Sponsored by Black & McDonald Ltd

11 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Historical overview of the Halifax Fire Service and Halifax Explosion
Lunch box provided

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Rural StreamRural resourcefulness: how community partnerships are supporting dynamic rural centres
Lunch box provided

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A new way forward: the evolution of Halifax's relationship with the African Nova Scotian community
Lunch box provided

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

On the waterfront: how downtown sewage treatment is changing Halifax
Lunch box provided

11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO
Lunch box provided

12 - 2:30 p.m. Blanket Exercise: Reconciliation through learning
Lunch provided

Study tours

12:30 - 4 p.m.

Rural StreamRural resourcefulness: how community partnerships are supporting dynamic rural centres
Lunch box provided

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library
Lunch box provided

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

The triumph of the Commons: reshaping Halifax's central green space (Walking Tour)
Lunch box provided

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Disruptive MSW Technology
Presented by Sustane Technologies Inc. 

2 - 5 p.m.

Taste of Nova Scotia

3 - 3:45 p.m.

Orientation session for first-timers 

4 - 5 p.m.

Regional networking

  • Atlantic Provinces
  • British-Columbia
  • Ontario
  • Prairies & Territories
  • Quebec
5 - 7 p.m. Official trade show opening and reception 
Sponsored by Halifax Gateway

Friday, June 1, 2018

7 - 8 a.m. Breakfast on the trade show floor
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Exhibitor Registration
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Trade show and Tim Hortons Coffee Lounge
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Delegate registration
Sponsored by Motorola Solutions
8 - 9 a.m. Opening ceremony 
Sponsored by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
9 - 9:30 a.m. Political keynote
9 - 11 a.m. Companions access to trade show 
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Connected Lab
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. President's Forum: New faces of leadership
Sponsored by Cement Association of Canada
10:15 - 11 a.m. Coffee break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Workshops

Study tours
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. On the waterfront: how downtown sewage treatment is changing Halifax
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Community food partnerships: how food is bringing people together in Dartmouth
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Service through accessibility: Halifax Transit's new features
Sponsored by Black & McDonald Ltd

11 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Historical overview of the Halifax Fire Service and Halifax Explosion
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. On the lookout: what's new in the historic City of Halifax (Walking Tour)
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Putting it together: Dartmouth's 4-pad arena and recreation campus
Lunch box provided
Sponsored by Nustadia Recreation
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. What's old is new again: how Dartmouth's future development flows from its past (Walking Tour)
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch on trade show floor 
Sponsored by Bell
Study tours
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. The triumph of the Commons: reshaping Halifax's central green space (Walking Tour)
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Trees at work: services of Halifax's urban forest
Lunch box provided

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A new way forward: the evolution of Halifax's relationship with the African Nova Scotian community
Lunch box provided
2:30 - 3 p.m. President & 3rd VP candidate presentations 
3 - 3:30 p.m. Political keynote  
Study tours
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. The triumph of the Commons: reshaping Halifax's central green space (Walking Tour)
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Halifax urban forest
Presented by Tree Canada
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

From harbour to supply chain enabler: waterside tour of the Port of Halifax
Presented by CN, in collaboration with the Port of Halifax and Halifax Gateway

3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Workshops with coffee break sponsored by Port of Vancouver

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Mayor's welcome reception (at the Halifax Convention Centre)
Presented by Shaw and CN

 Saturday, June 2, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibitor Registration
7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Trade show and Tim Hortons Coffee Lounge
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Delegate registration
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Connected Lab 
8 - 9 a.m.

Resolutions plenary 

9 - 10 a.m. Rural StreamRural Plenary: New tools for rural innovation  
Sponsored by the Forest Products Association of Canada
9 - 11 a.m. Companions access to trade show 
10 - 10:30 a.m. Political keynote   
10:30 - 11 a.m. Coffee break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Workshops

Study tours
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. A growing story: how Halifax's communities are connecting with food in new ways
11 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Community food partnerships: how food is bringing people together in Dartmouth
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Service through accessibility: Halifax Transit's new features
Sponsored by Black & McDonald Ltd

11 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Historical overview of the Halifax Fire Service and Halifax Explosion
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Putting it together: Dartmouth's 4-pad arena and recreation campus
Lunch box provided
Sponsored by Nustadia Recreation
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. On the lookout: what's new in the historic City of Halifax (Walking Tour)
Lunch box provided
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. What's old is new again: how Dartmouth's future development flows from its past (Walking Tour)
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2 p.m. Lunch on the trade show floor
Sponsored by Nuclear Waste Management Organization 
Study tours
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Trees at work: services of Halifax's urban forest (in collaboration with Tree Canada)
Lunch box provided

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A new way forward: the evolution of Halifax's relationship with the African Nova Scotian community
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A growing story: how Halifax's communities are connecting with food in new ways
Lunch box provided
2:40 - 3:10 p.m. Trade show prize draw and coffee break
Coffee break sponsored by Mobile Business Communications: A BearCom Canada Company
3:30 - 5 p.m. 

Workshops

Study tours
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. The triumph of the Commons: reshaping Halifax's central green space (Walking Tour) 
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Trees at work: services of Halifax's urban forest
3:30 - 7:30 p.m. Rural StreamFrom their farm to your table
Presented by Egg Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers and the Dairy Farmers of Canada
5 - 6 p.m.

Youth reception 
Sponsored by Shaw

6 - 7:30 p.m. Francophone reception
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

CEO's reception for international delegates (by invitation only)

 Sunday, June 3, 2018

7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Delegate registration
Sponsored by Motorola Solutions
7 - 8:15 a.m Breakfast fundraiser for FCM's Women in Municipal Government Scholarships  (with Ann McLean Award presentation)
Sponsored by Canadian Labour Congress 
7 - 8:15 a.m

Workshop

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 - 10:45 a.m. Annual Greeting Meeting and elections
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Political keynote 
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Coffee break served with boxed lunches
11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Selection of candidates for Board of Directors, Regional Chairs and PTA Executive Representative 
Working lunch

Provinces:

  • Alberta
  • British-Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince-Edward Island
  • Québec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Territories

Regional Chairs:

  • Atlantic
  • British Columbia
  • Ontario
  • Prairies and Territories
  • Québec
  • (2:15 p.m.) PTA - Elections of Executive Representative

Study Tours

12 - 2:30 p.m. Putting it together: Dartmouth's 4-pad arena and recreation campus (for non-elected officials)
Lunch box provided
Sponsored by Nustadia Recreation
12 - 2:30 p.m.  Service through accessibility: Halifax Transit's new features (for non-elected officials)
Lunch box provided
Sponsored by Black & McDonald Ltd
12 - 3:15 p.m. Historical overview of the Halifax Fire Service and Halifax Explosion (for non-elected officials)
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Let them build it and they will come: exploring the Halifax Central Library (for non-elected officials) 
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. A new way forward: the evolution of Halifax's relationship with the African Nova Scotian community (for non-elected officials)
Lunch box provided
12:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Working together when every moment counts: 911 & EMO  (for non-elected officials) 
Lunch box provided

2 - 2:30 p.m. FCM/Tree Canada legacy project 
2 - 2:45 p.m. Coffee break
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

FCM 2018-2019 board election and president-elect remarks

3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Closing plenary: Shaping tomorrow's Canada: Vision for 2040
6 - 11:30 p.m.

Host city gala reception and dinner
Sponsored by Irving Shipbuilding Inc., TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank and Sobeys

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