Key Takeaways from the CPCA 2022 AGM, June 8-10, Whistler BC,

The AGM is a “must attend” event to gather knowledge and network with colleagues who have a stake in building our industry. With the right mix of business topics and networking you will leave the AGM better informed, connected, and engaged in a host of new ideas to address challenges in the marketplace and learn how to adapt in an evolving industry.

The 2022 event featured some truly engaging and informative keynotes including:

  • Opening Keynote: David Allison, Valuegraphics, “The Science of Influence: Breakthrough Data to Motivate Equipment Buyers
  • Andrew Wynn-Williams, Divisional Vice-President, CME “Trade & Investment in the Manufacturing Sector”
  • James Donaldson: CEO at BC Food & Beverage, “Canada’s Supply Chain & Labour Challenges – Implications and Solutions”
  • Dale Wheeldon, President and CEO: British Columbia Economic Development Association, “Creating Provincial Strengths”
  • Stuart Ducoffe (B.C.L., LL.B., CHRL) founder of e2r™, “The New World of Remote Work”
  • Paul Tsounis, M.A. Econ/Fin, Senior Manager, Community Relationships and Monitoring, Alberta Energy

Social events included:

  • Annual golf tournament at the Whistler Golf & Country Club
  • Spousal program including a spa event and lunch
  • E-biking
  • Mountain top networking reception and dinner
  • Patio dinners facing the mountain

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Business Meeting Structure

  • Both organizations enjoyed the keynotes together but separated for individual business meetings, including updates on market insight, academic liaison and regulatory issues. CPCA kicked off the event with a Board of Directors’ meeting then we headed mountain top for a wonderful evening mountain top.
  • Thursday and Friday were a mix of keynotes and business meetings and workshops where members were involved in planning future CPCA programs.
  • The event concluded with a group dinner in Whistler Village.