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    State of the Industry Panel at IIDEX Canada

    Event Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
    Deadline to Register: November 23, 2016

    Following the success of last year’s State of the Industry panel, IDC and RAIC will again bring together an influential quorum of Presidents and Past-Presidents from Canada’s leading professional associations representing the design, architecture, commercial real estate and property development sectors for a lively discussion on the IIDEXCanada keynote stage. Moderated by Tony Brenders, IDC’s Chief Executive Officer, panelists will include seasoned professionals and respected authorities from RAIC I Architecture Canada, NAIOP, coreNET, BOMA and IDC as they discuss some of the key economic, social, and political challenges - as well as potential solutions - which they envisage Canadian business is likely to encounter over the next 12 months.

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    With more than 20 years of broad leadership experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors IDC's Chief Executive Officer Tony brenders is a  results-oriented, senior executive with the following areas of core expertise: Not-for-profit and Regulatory Body start-ups, Government & Stakeholder Relations, Organizational Transformation, Change Management, Project Management, Corporate Services (Finance, IT, HR, Legal, Communications, Policy), Budget Development & Management ($25M) Communications, Strategy & Strategic Planning, Board Governance, Real Estate & Facilities Analysis and Land Use Planning.




    A co-founder and principal of Quadrangle Architects, Les holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Les takes a problem-solving approach to architecture and is able to envision a range of solutions to every challenge. His work in innovative urban residential developments, the adaptive reuse of existing structures, broadcast facilities and dynamic environments for ideas-based entrepreneurs has been at the heart of Quadrangle’s growth and success. In 1994, Les was inducted into the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and received the Order of da Vinci Award from the Ontario Association of Architects in 2015. He has served on the Ontario Association of Architects Complaints and Discipline Committees and represented South West Ontario on the National Board of Directors of the RAIC. Les has received widespread attention for The Green Ribbon, his audacious idea to build a 7-km long green roof and park over the elevated portions of Toronto's Gardiner Expressway, keeping the existing roadway below intact.


    President of Interior Designers of Canada, Clinton Hummel is the leading force behind North Bay-based design consultancy Paisley Park Inc, which specializes in providing personal, value-added services to a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial client projects. Clinton frequently leads multidisciplinary projects teams comprising interior designers, architects and engineers, seamlessly blending his in-depth knowledge of furniture, furnishings and art history to deliver often bespoke design solutions that blend the traditional with the contemporary and are highly functional and client-centred while maintaining a uniform design vision best suited to each project.


    With over 25 years of experience in workplace strategy and innovation services, Tim has touched and worked in almost every key vertical market of the GTA business community. He also has a long history with Life Sciences Ontario and has been an active participant and many committees and vertical markets. Tim has special interest in “incubators” as he is a shareholder in a small start-up at MaRS Phase II. He the President of CoreNet Canada, Vice President of Special Projects, a member of the Toronto Board of Trade Economic Development Committee/Prosperity Report, a member of Life Sciences Ontario, ISPE and Headwaters Health Care Foundation.


    Craig Smith is a commercial real estate industry expert with more than 25 years of experience and is the leading industry expert in the historic and character building space. He also specializes in investment sales and office leasing in Toronto’s core and periphery areas. Craig is the Founder, President and Broker of Record of Ashlar Urban Realty Inc., a full service Toronto-based commercial real estate firm that specializes in asset sales of land and buildings as well as office and retail leasing in Toronto. Craig is the former president of the board of directors of NAIOP, Canada’s largest real estate Industry Association, and was previously the general manager and senior V.P. of both Knowlton Realty and Torode Realty in Toronto.


    Prior to joining BOMA Canada as President and CEO in May of 2012, Benjamin served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Jewish Congress. From 2005?2008, Benjamin served as a Senior Analyst in the Privy Council Office he also practiced corporate and securities law at Torys LLP from 2002?2005. He is a member in good standing of both the Law Society of Upper Canada and the New York State Bar Association. In 2007, Benjamin was awarded an Action Canada Fellowship and named “one of Canada’s best and brightest emerging leaders.” Benjamin earned a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Toronto in 2002; a Master’s inInternational Relations from the London School of Economics in 1997; and a B.A. (First Class Honours) Economics in 1997; and a B.A. (First Class Honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1994.



    Geoff Williams is Centre for Health & Safety Innovation’s (CHSI) senior executive, overseeing business development, operations and all service offerings. Reporting to CHSI’s board, he works closely with its Client Services & Facility Manager, Guest Services Manager and Marketing Coordinator in order to deliver the best possible level of customer service to its clients. Geoff has been very active with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and served in a variety of roles for both the Toronto Chapter and Information Technology Community, including both chapter and council presidents. Between 2013 and 2016, he served on IFMA’s Global Board of Directors in support of more than 24,000 members worldwide. Geoff is a certified instructor in IFMA’s Facility Management Professional program and a lecturer for both the University of Toronto and Ryerson University’s facility management certificate programs. He is also co-author of The Facility Manager’s Guide to Information Technology, and is in the process of finalizing content for the second edition of the text.

    LocationMetro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) - Keilhauer Keynote Stage, North Building, 255 Front St West, Toronto Ontario (Map)
    Date & Time

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 

    2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Time in 1480534200
    FeesFree to Attend: $0.00
    RegisterRegistration is closed as this event has taken place.
    ContactPamela Bailey
    CEU1 IDCEC-hour
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