MCAC to host innovation conference

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Are you curious as to where industry experts believe the trades are heading? The Mechanical Contractors of Canada (MCAC) are hosting a conference entitled “The Innovation Mindset: Converting Opportunities into Realities.”

The networking and seminar-based event will take place April 15-16 at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto (located near the Exhibition Grounds).

It kicks off with a networking meet-and-greet April 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. And then it’s all business April 16 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Leading industry experts will speak throughout the day.

A presentation entitled “Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology” which will look at publications released by the World Economic Forum. After a short break, the conference will get into a presentation about the growth of the digital economy in Canada. Peter Van Beek, a professor at the University of Waterloo will present “Data Analytics through Artificial Intelligence”.

After lunch, Corey Diamond, executive director of Efficiency Canada, will present the keynote address entitled “Energy Efficiency – What the Future Holds.” That will be followed by “Modular Construction and BIM – What they mean for the Industry.” The final presentation will be about technologies available to the industry presented by Rob McKinney, a self-taught construction technologist.

The event will end with a cocktail reception. For more information, please visit www.mcac.ca or call (613) 232-0492.

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