CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 22, 2019
08:30 - 15:30 — Executive Committee meeting
(Breakfast & luncheon provided)
10:00 - 15:00 — Executive companion luncheon and activity
17:30 — Executive Committee reception & dinner
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 23, 2019
07:00 - 07:30 — Board of directors’ breakfast
07:30 - 09:15 — Board meeting – Part I
09:15 - 10:15 — Vertical Building Forum
10:15 - 10:30 — Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30 — Civil Infrastructure Council
10:30 - 12:30 — General Contractors Council
10:30 - 12:30 — Trade Contractors Council
12:30 - 13:15 — Buffet luncheon
13:15 - 15:15 — Standard Practices Committee
13:15 - 15:15 — Business & Market Development Committee
15:15 - 15:30 — Coffee break
15:30 - 17:30 — Innovation & Technology Committee
15:30 - 17:30 — Industry Advocacy & Regulatory Affairs Committee
15:30 - 17:30 — Manufacturers, Suppliers & Services Council
17:30 — Free evening
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 24, 2019
08:30 - 09:00 — Board of directors’ breakfast
09:00 - 12:30 — Board meeting – Part II
10:00 - 10:15 — Coffee break
12:30 - 15:00 — COO Council
15:00 - 16:30 — Partner association forum
(Executive Committee, provincial vice-chairs, CEOs/COOs of partner associations and CCA past chairs)
18:00 — Free evening
18:00 — Sponsors’ dinner
18:00 — Civil infrastructure dinner
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 25, 2019
08:00 - 21:30 — ACTIVITY DAY
08:00 - 16:00 — CCA Tours
08:30 - 16:00 — Golf tournament 08:30 – 11:30 or 13:00 – 16:00
17:00 - 18:00 — 1st timers’ reception (by invitation only)
Welcome reception for delegates and their companions attending their first CCA conference.
18:00 - 21:30 — Colourful Bermudian welcoming reception
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 26, 2019
10:15 - 10:45 — Networking break
Sponsored by C & M McNally Engineering Corp.
10:15 - 10:45 — Campfire session
Sponsored by Marsh Canada Limited
10:45 - 11:45 — What are your pain points with the construction industry?
Sponsored by Revay and Associates Limited
Construction is a complex industry. All stakeholders have their own pain points. A panel led by major owners will take a business look at their own challenges. Examples and recommendations for potential solutions will be offered.
10:45 - 11:45 — What legislation is on the horizon and what does it means to you?
As the world is evolving at a lightning pace, it is essential to see what could affect your business in the next few years. This session will provide an overview of primary legislation that could impact your business.
10:45 - 11:45 — Art of perfumery by Lili Bermuda
Discover the art of perfumery and learn how fragrances are created and classified. You will discover the different families of scents, smell raw materials and learn how to choose a fragrance for yourself and as a gift for a loved one.
11:45 - 12:45 — Infrastructure spending- boom or bust?
The federal government is finally committed to investing in the Canadian infrastructure. How can we work together to develop this infrastructure most effectively?
11:45 - 12:45 — Prepping for collaborative project delivery: concrete steps to increase your productivity
A diverse panel of speakers will address how an owner, consultant and contractor can prepare for a better project. Can better preparation save time and money?
11:45 - 12:45 — Mystery surrounding the Bermuda Triangle
Does it exist? The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is embedded in international folklore. Several aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Most sources dismiss paranormal activity and extraterrestrial involvement. What better place to discover the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle than CCA conference in Bermuda!
12:45 - 14:15 — Luncheon presentation on industry economic outlook
Sponsored by Export Development Canada
Join us for one of the conference’s most popular sessions, an “edutaining” look at the latest trends in the construction industry and Canada’s economic outlook.
14:15 - 15:15 — U.S. and Canada relations – what does this mean for construction?
U.S. and Canada have shared in North America’s prosperity and benefited from free trade for several decades. Hear more about what this evolving relationship means in terms of opportunities and risks for the Canadian construction industry.
14:15 - 15:15 — Diversity – have we made any progress?
We all know diversity is critical to the ongoing health of the industry. Join us for this spirited discussion on working successfully to attract and retain a diverse workforce.
14:15 - 15:15 — Succeeding in a multi-generational workplace
For the first time in history, organizations have four generations working side by side, and each generation has its unique characteristics and communication style. Learn about each generation’s unique skills, values and work styles to help you better communicate in the multi-generational workplace.
17:30 — Departure for Fun night at National Museum of Bermuda
18:00 — Fun night – Be nautical
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 27, 2019
08:00 - 16:00 — INNOVATION DAY
08:00 - 10:30 — Awards breakfast & keynote speaker
10:15 - 10:45 — Networking break
Sponsored by Bockstael Construction Limited
10:45 - 11:45 — How will technology impact construction industry?
Expert panelists share their insights on where technology is headed and what that means for your business.
11:00 - 15:00 — Companions’ trip to Hamilton
11:45 - 13:45 — 10 minutes to impress luncheon & Innovation Alley
Discover new, innovative construction products that you have not heard of before.
13:45 - 14:45 — How can small and medium-sized firms innovate?
The construction industry is traditionally regarded as one of the least productive industries and slow to adopt new technology and innovations. With 70% of the industry comprised of small- and medium-sized enterprises, how can we help them innovate and accelerate adoption of new best practices? Gain some practical tips to kickstart your innovation program.
13:45 - 14:45 — Best apps for construction
Ever wondered what tools could make you more productive? This quick-paced session will cover the leading apps you should consider using in your business.
14:45 - 15:45 — Dark ‘n’ Stormy & rant
Sponsored by EllisDon Corporation
Enjoy the famous Bermudian drink and be entertained by our line up of first–rate ranters. This year’s session will feature a mix of old favourites and some promising new talent.
16:00 - 19:00 — Chair’s reception for all attendees
18:00 — Sponsors’ dinner
18:00 — Free evening
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 28, 2019
08:30 - 09:00 — Breakfast
09:00 - 10:00 — Election forecast 2019
Let’s discuss what the leadup to the next federal election is likely to bring us. Will the Liberal government be re-elected? What will the main issues be? Will the political parties be able to fulfill their promises?
09:00 - 10:00 — Apprenticeship best practices
Attracting good apprentices and keeping them is a challenge most of the industry, especially our smaller companies, shares. This panel discussion will explore what small businesses are doing to find, keep, and get the best out of their apprentices.
09:00 - 10:00 — Being environmentally friendly for our oceans
Plastic is non-biodegradable. Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic – or five bags filled with plastic covering every foot of coastline in the world – ends up in our oceans. This session will explore how this situation can be remedied and what the repercussions of inaction are.
10:00 - 10:30 — Networking break
Sponsored by Heal & Co. LLP
10:30 - 12:00 — Annual general meeting
12:30 - 16:00 — New chair’s beach party
18:00 — Closing reception & dinner – Did you say British?