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2000 National Convention celebrates cross-border business relations

"New Directions for a New Century" is the theme for ACEC's 2000 National Convention, to be held May 13 to 16 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In the spirit of the theme and for the first time ever, this gat...

March 1, 2000   Canadian Consulting Engineer

“New Directions for a New Century” is the theme for ACEC’s 2000 National Convention, to be held May 13 to 16 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In the spirit of the theme and for the first time ever, this gathering is being held concurrently with the annual meetings of the American Consulting Engineers Council and Consulting Engineers of Ontario.

In most aspects, the ACEC 2000 program has been specifically designed to maximize interaction with delegates to the American Council’s meeting. ACEC Convention delegates will have the double benefit of a Canadian program and the option of participating in business elements of the U.S. program. Also organized are combined social activities with ACEC-U.S., including the Opening Reception to be held in Buffalo and the Local Flavour evening to be held in Niagara Falls. ACEC has also risked everything Canada won in the War of 1812 by challenging the Americans to a friendly Ryder Cup-like golf tournament to be held on Sunday, May 14!

To add value to the practice of engineering and to attract younger managers from its member firms, ACEC introduces a new convention component in the form of a special day-long practice management seminar that will be open to one-day registrants and to full conference delegates. Also featured are business sessions aimed at cross-border business with the U.S., a key market for the majority of ACEC members who responded to the 1999 Business Survey.

There are a number of exciting tours planned as always, with some starting as early as Saturday, May 13 for those who want to spend a little extra time in Niagara Falls. For the reader’s convenience, a condensed version of the preliminary program for the ACEC 2000 National Convention is presented in this issue of Canadian Consulting Engineer (see next page). For more information, visit the ACEC web site at www.acec.ca to download the registration kit or call the National Office at 1-800-565-0569, ext. 207 for more details.

ACEC Convention

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