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    IDC's first Industry Sales Professional Training Course in Vancouver

    Please note new dates - February 27-28, 2018.

    Register today for this custom course, tailored exclusively to meet the needs of IDC's industry sales professional members.

    Over two information-filled days, this practically-oriented course will feature several Q & A sessions with panels of registered interior designers and architects, drawn from boutique and large design firms serving the retail, commercial, healthcare, hospitality and residential sectors.

    In a series of frank and informal exchanges, these leading designers will deliver helpful tips on how their studios operate as well as how to join their network of trusted industry resources.

    We are delighted to have, as our Moderator, Glen Brewer from IDC's Industry Committee.  Glen is an executive with over 25 years experience in the tile, floor covering and construction industries. He is a recognized expert in the ceramic and porcelain tile sector, and brings extensive expertise gained in multiple industry sectors including executive management, He is the President of Midgley Tecnica, a distributor in the porcelain tile industry, and a member of several boards including IDC's Industry and Trade Development Boards.

    Please note: Modules or presenters may be subject to change - a minimum of 18 attendees are required.

    FEBRUARY 27, 2018 - SEMINAR SCHEDULE
    BOUTIQUE DESIGN FIRMS ROUND TABLE
    10 - 11 a.m.

    What are some of the most effective tips about how to go about building lasting, mutually-beneficial working relationships with interior designers? What are designers looking for when they receive a visit from an industry sales representative? What are their main pressures and pain points, and how can industry representatives help to solve those to deliver added value? How do designers like to be sold to, and what completely turns them off? These questions, and more, will be answered during this frank session.

    PANELISTS: TYRA MOORCROFT, SENIOR DESIGNER, VICTOR ERIC GROUP

    Tyra Moorcroft was born into a design-led family, inspired by her architect father to study first fashion then interior design, further igniting her passion for creating beautiful homes. She has harnessed her talents, passion for colour, finish and space planning, and LEED expertise, to create an extensive portfolio of residential, multi-family, and commercial design projects in the Lower Mainland.


    SPECIFICATIONS AND THEIR ROLE IN THE PROJECT
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Specifications are as important to the successful completion of a project as the design documents, however in many instances they are put together at the last minute as somewhat of an afterthought. The conversation in an office can sometimes be…… “Hey all, what are we forgetting?…..OH YEAH! The specifications…. Let’s use the same ones we had for the last project…..” This may sound flippant, however it's often true. Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of the importance of specifications in the overall design and execution of construction pro

    PRESENTER: GLENN CHATTEN, PRINCIPAL, WORDCLEAR SPECIFICATIONS

    Glenn Chatten is the owner and principal of Wordclear Specifications, which specializes in creating, editing and publishing procurement and contractural documents, technical specifications, and reports associated with interior design and architecture, and which are used throughout the construction industry for tendering, pricing and building. Glenn has amassed a wealth of technical expertise from 35 years in the profession, and shares this knowledge through his love of teaching and extensive communication skills.

    LARGE DESIGN FIRMS ROUND TABLE
    1 - 2 p.m.

    How do large interior design firms operate, internally? What are their pain points, and how can sales representatives secure appointments to meet with their teams, to help provide solutions to those same problems? During this one-hour Q & A panel session, hear from three design firm principals about what they need from sales professionals, and how best to go about working with them in order to become a trusted resource they are likely to call on.

    PANELISTS: KARL TRAVIS, SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER, HAGER DESIGN INTERNATIONAL; MICHAEL HENDERSON, PRINCIPAL, HMCA ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN; ANNA SZCZEPANIAK, SENIOR ASSOCIATE, KASIAN

    Karl Travis is a registered interior designer and LEED Green Associate, qualified to practice in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. His specialist technical areas of design include construction drawings, millwork and detail drawings, FF&E specifications, research and contract administration. He is also skilled in marketing and client-focused brainstorming.

    Registered architect and principal Michael Henderson leads an award-winning Vancouver practice, reflecting his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to  professional leadership in conceptualization, development, and execution that regularly exceeds clients' expectations. Always open to new partnerships and opportunities that can result in exceptional projects, Michael's design expertise encompasses mixed use, residential, community-recreation, and sport facilities, and he has recently served on the City of Vancouver's City Planning Commission, a public advisory body established to assist city staff and council.

    Registered interior designer Anna Szczepaniak is a senior associate and team leader with Kasian, based in Vancouver, where she brings over 20 years of experience in international retail, hospitality and entertainment design gained in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


       
      KARL TRAVIS MICHAEL HENDERSON ANNA SZCZEPANIAK

     

    VANCOUVER ARCHITECTURE FIRMS ROUND TABLE

    2 - 3 p.m.

    Architecture and interior design firms share many of the same client, budget and space planning challenges, but they also experience pressures and nuances that are distinct to each profession. During this session, learn about a few of those key pressures, and what architecture firms need from their relationships with supply partners.

    PANELISTS: GAVIN SCHAEFER, ARCHITECT AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNER, CITY OF VANCOUVER; RUSSELL ACTON, AOA

    Gavin Schaefer is an architect and development planner with the City of Vancouver who is actively focused on the intersection of environmental considerations, building technology, policy, and local culture in order to help create vital communities, and whose management portfolio comprises hundreds of projects from complex rezonings to laneway homes. He also works closely alongside the team at CityStudio, studying key urban design and public realm opportunities throughout the city.

    Architect and design principal Russell Acton leads Acton Ostry Architects. The practice has been recognized for its eloquent, innovative public institutional and community buildings, master planning, feasibility studies and interior design. The team's creative approach incorporates new technologies and materials that sensitively respond to community, culture and lessons learned from buildings inherited from the past, coupled with the drive to execute elegant, effective designs with not a hint of willful extravagance.

    GAVIN SCHAEFER RUSSELL ACTON

     

     

    FEBRUARY 28, 2018 - SEMINAR SCHEDULE

    NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGERS ROUND TABLE

    10 - 11 a.m.

    Many of Canada's most recognizable retail brands use striking, accessible interiors to create inviting, comfortable environments that enhance the shopping experience and strengthen relationships with their customer base. This session will introduce you to a trio of talented Account Managers - the lead interior designers from three of those flagship brands.

    PANELISTS: JANETTE ELLE, PROJECT DESIGNER, BROWNS RESTAURANT GROUP; BLAIR THOMSON, GLOBAL STORE DEVELOPMENT AND STORE DESIGN, LULULEMON; DERA VELANOSI, STORE DESIGNER, PURDY'S CHOCOLATIER

    Prior to joining Lululemon, Janette Elle operated a multi-faceted design agency delivering interior design consultancy, as well as supporting branding, marketing, customized art and social media service, for clients in the residential, retail and hospitality sectors in Canada and the US for clients including Browns Restaurant Group.

    Blair Thomson is a Vancouver based interior designer and active member of IDIBC and IDC who was educated at Kwantlen University. She has worked in the hospitality and retail sector for the last several years, and is currently a store designer at lululemon athletica with projects all across the East Coast of the United States. Her favourite aspect of working for an international retailer is pushing the creative boundaries while remaining on brand.

    Dera Velanosi is a graduate of the interior design diploma program at British Columbia Institute of Technology. She has harnessed her Autocad and Sketchup skills for numerous commercial and residential design projects, however she now specializes in retail store design as a key member of the Purdy's team.


     
      JANETTE ELLE BLAIR THOMSON DERA VELANOSI

     

    INTRODUCTION TO THE BC BUILDING CODE
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Building Code represents a fundamental element of registered interior designers' and architects’ working lives. This seminar will provide an overview of the scope of the British Columbia Building Code, and how savvy sales professionals can help designers avoid some of the most common pitfalls when specifying materials and services for client projects.

    PRESENTER: TREVOR WELSH, BUILDING OFFICIAL, CITY OF PORT MOODY

    Trevor Welsh is an experienced Building Official and former Plans Reviewer with specialist technical expertise in reviewing building plans for compliance with building code, bylaws and applicable legislation. He provides planning, building code, plumbing, sprinkler code and standards guidance for upcoming projects to help ensure that they meet with building permit and city bylaw processes, and conducts inspections on a variety of buildings and building projects to ensure they meet with bylaws and building codes.

    FORMS OF CONTRACT, CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, SITE MEETINGS AND WALK-THROUGHS
    1 - 2 p.m.

    This presentation will address key contractual documents such as project schedules, as well as the possible involvement of industry representatives in preparing or influencing these. We will also explore the different forms of contract and contract documents, together with their practical implementation within the construction process

    PRESENTER: GLENN CHATTEN, PRINCIPAL, WORDCLEAR SPECIFICATIONS

    Glenn Chatten is the owner and principal of Wordclear Specifications, which specializes in creating, editing and publishing procurement and contractural documents, technical specifications, and reports associated with interior design and architecture, and which are used throughout the construction industry for tendering, pricing and building. Glenn has amassed a wealth of technical expertise from 35 years in the profession, and shares this knowledge through his love of teaching and extensive communication skills.

    SUSTAINABILITY AND ITS IMPORTANCE FOR DESIGN FIRMS
    2 - 3 p.m.

    Sustainability and green building issues have never carried greater weight in the working lives of registered interior designers and architects. This presentation from Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of Canada Green Building Council, will outline some of the principal regulations and practices in place to ensure that Canada continues to build interior and exterior environments that are healthy, safe, productive and environmentally responsible. 

    PRESENTER: AKUA SCHATZ, DIRECTOR ADVOCACY & DEVELOPMENT, CANADA GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL 

    Akua Schatz is a respected executive leader with a successful track record working with industry and government leaders to advance sustainable options for the built environment. Her work has included increasing the adoption of small housing forms in British Columbia, advancing policy levers for conservation within the built environment through energy benchmarking and contributing to the industry’s understanding of how the buildings impact the health and wellbeing of employees. With a Masters Degree in Urban Studies,  she has an in-depth understanding of municipal governance and decision-making structures in many Canadian cities as well as a sound knowledge of urban issues, including commercial and residential buildings and neighbourhood design.



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    Please note: Modules or presenters may be subject to change - a minimum of 18 attendees are required.

    AGENDA
    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017

    9:30 - 10 a.m. | Registration
    10 - 11 a.m. | Boutique design firms Round Table
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Specifications and their role in the project
    12 - 1 p.m. | Lunch
    1 - 2 p.m. |  Large design firms Round Table
    2 - 3 p.m. | Vancouver architecture firms Round Table

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017

    9:30 - 10 a.m. | Registration
    10 - 11 a.m. | National Account Managers Round Table
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Introduction to the BC Building Code
    12 - 1 p.m. | Lunch
    1 - 2 p.m. | Forms of Contract, Contract Documents, Site Meetings and Walk-Throughs
    2 - 3 p.m. | Sustainability and its importance for design firms

    FeesIDC Industry members only: $595.00
    IDC Industry members - Group rate of 5: $2,677.00
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