Ottawa to host 2019 Canadian Hydronics Conference


The 2019 Canadian Hydronics Conference will take place in Ottawa for the first time and will include more training opportunities for contractors.

Organized by the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC), the event will take place Nov. 4-5, 2019, at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. The new location and expanded seminar and trade show format is expected to draw contractors involved in hydronic heating from across the country.

“A great conference requires a passionate audience and meaningful learning opportunities. We will have both, and I am very confident that the hydronics industry will eagerly participate in this national event,” remarked David Hughes (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) chairman of the Canadian Hydronics Council.

The Canadian Hydronics Conference was launched in 2014 at the CIPHEX West trade show in Calgary. Since then, it was held in conjunction with CIPHEX West in 2016 (Vancouver) and returns to Calgary this fall Nov. 7-8. In 2017 the Conference was hosted in Edmonton, with an international lineup of speakers.

Western Canada has always been an important market for the industry, but 2019 marks a significant milestone with the first Canadian Hydronics Conference in Central Canada. Being in the Capital Region will open up participation from across the country and the expanded format should draw participants, say organizers.

Past CHC chairman and conference special advisor Barry Cunningham (Triangle Supply, Red Deer, Alta.) has long advocated holding the Canadian Hydronics Conference in the East. He said he is pleased that Council and CIPH are committed to raising the level of hydronics expertise in the marketplace and sees the Conference as a key learning opportunity to do so.

“This is a passionate industry with great growth prospects.  The Conference will provide learning opportunities as well as a sense of community that will help participants ignite their businesses,” he remarked.

More details about the conference, including participating speakers, will be made available in the coming months. Exhibit sales for the hydronics only trade show will be launched this fall.

The Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC), a council within the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), has represented Canada’s hot water heating industry for over 40 years.

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