May 31 - June 2: Deerhurst Resort
The AGM is the CFPA's premier meeting and is an excellent opportunity to network with leaders in the Canadian Fluid Power Community.
Attendees should include executives, senior management personnel, fluid power specialists and others interested in the fluid power industry. We will be staying at the Deerhurst Resort, embracing Peninsula Lake, Deerhurst Resort is your year-round retreat for a Muskoka vacation or getaway to Ontario’s famous “cottage country”, one of National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “Best of the World 2012” ! We have a member rate of $149.
Delegates are to book their own room at the CFPA rate at 1-800-461-4393.
Wednesday, May 31
9:30: CFPA Golf Outing (join Directors and fellow members on Deerhurst's legendary Highlands Golf Course, contact Trish at info@cfpa to register at the group rate of $65)
4:00: Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)
6:30: Networking Dinner
8:00: Potentail Bonfire (we will add an extra bonfire on the beach if we get a sponsor for this event)
Thursday, June 1
8:45 Welcome and Introductions
9:00: Keynote 1, Gary Gzik, “Legendary Leaders”
10:45: Coffee Break
11:00: Keynote 2: Denise Wecker-Seipke, Technical Manager – environmental, health & safety, food safety and related system certification programs
12:00: Networking Lunch (will be a beach BBQ if we get sponsorship)
1:15: Keynote 3: Eaton, “The Economics of Fluid Power”
2:30: CFPA Business Meeting – Update of CFPA Four Pillars:
o Market Insight
o Industrial Relations
3:30: Coffee Break
3: 45: Keynote 4: Goran Tesanovic, “Connecting the Lines Between Industry, Customers and Education”
4:45: Distributor Council: Closed Meeting- Distribtor Specific Issues and Programs
5:30:Mixology Reception (open to all delegates and spouses, sponsored by Higginson)
7:00: Dinner (open to all registered delegates and spouses)
There is a spousal program on Thursday to help all spouses get to know one another in a casual atmosphere. They are also welcome at all meals and there is a special registration section on the website for spouses. This year spouses will get to know each other over a casual lunch then proceed for a tour on an antique boat with a stop in town for shopping.
Friday, June 2
9:00 Keynote 5: Ben Hope, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Driver, Festo Canada, “Industry 4.0: The Future of Manufacturing Begins Today”
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 Keynote 6: Paul Heney, Fluid Power World & Design Engineering, “Why social media isn't just for your kids”
12:00: Keynote 7, Martin Lavoie, Director, Manufacturing Policy: Gear Canada, Keynote and Panel, “The Economics of Automation” panel discussion during Networking Lunch
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The CFPA is dedicated to promoting fluid power technology in Canada and to providing its members with the knowledge, skills and network opportunities that they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.