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Infrastructure Minister to speak at ACEC National Conference

August 31, 2018

Conference delegates travelling to Ottawa will also be invited to attend a private parliamentary tour that will start in the new Parliament Hill Visitor Welcome Centre.

In the lead up to the only national business conference developed specifically for the consulting engineering sector, ACEC-Canada has announced two additions to the conference program for its National Leadership Conference being held in Ottawa, October 21-23.


François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

The recently appointed Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, François-Philippe Champagne, will deliver the closing keynote on Monday October 22 wrapping up the first full day of the conference program. This will be the first time Champagne addresses the industry directly.

Also, conference delegates are invited to attend a private Parliamentary Tour this year that will start in the new Parliament Hill Visitor Welcome Centre, a complex multi-level underground facility built as part of the West Block Rehabilitation Program and Parliament Hill’s new front door.

Delegates will enter the vaulted hall and make their way through the principal gathering space located on the lower level where they will connect via link to the North Court Hall, a grand space created as a transitional zone to help orient new visitors to the West Block. Guests will enter the glazed heritage courtyard of the newly designed Interim Chamber where the House of Commons Chief Architect will present the building’s history, heritage and architectural design features.

This year’s National Leadership Conference is being held at the Delta Ottawa, and the event will wrap up with the 50th annual Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala on Tuesday, October 23rd. Registration details for the conference can be found online.


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