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CFPA Annual General Meeting gets lakeside location


General DPN

The AGM of the Canadian Fluid Power Association will be held at the Chateau Vaudreuil, situated on the shores of Lac des Deux- Montagnes.

Attendees should include executives, senior management personnel, fluid power specialists and others interested in the fluid power industry.

An opportunity to network with leaders in the Canadian Fluid Power community, delegates are encouraged to participate in the full conference, however, may opt for just a portion if preferred.
During the CFPA General Meeting, delegates will learn about trends in Canadian Fluid Power market, educational initiatives, communications in fluid power and regulatory issues affecting the fluid power industry. Delegates will participate in workshops which will help to forge the future direction of the CFPA. The AGM will also have many excellent keynote speakers:

Keynote 1 – Chris “Knuckles” Nilan, Montreal Canadien, Motivational Speaker:  
“Making it Against the Odds”  
Keynote 2 – Jayson Myers,  President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters:  
“Priority issues for Canada’s Manufacturing Sector”
Keynote 3 – Gary Gzik, BizXcel Inc.  
“Building a Kick Ass Company”
Keynote 4 – Marti Wendel, IFPS President – Curtiss Wright Sprague Products:  
“Women in Fluid Power”
Keynote 5 – Louis Dicaire, Elected President of the REAI:   
“Industrial Automation Business Association. Partners or Competitors ? Both !”
Keynote 6 – Donna Pollander, Executive Director, International Fluid Power Society:
 “Canadian Fluid Power Certification”
Wednesday, October 14
4:00: Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)
7:00: Group Dinner
Thursday, October 15
8:00: Breakfast
9:00: Welcome and Introductions
9:15: Keynote 1 – Chris Nilan
10:30: Coffee Break
10:45: CFPA Business Meeting – Update of CFPA Four Pillars:
• Market Insight
• Industrial Relations
• Education
• Communications

12:00: Networking Lunch
1:00: Keynote 2 – Jayson Myers
2:00: Keynote 3 – Gary Gzik, BizXcel Inc
3:00: Coffee Break
3:15: Keynote 3 con’t  
4:00: CFPA Workshops
4:30: Distributor Council: Closed Meeting – Distributor Specific Issues and Programs
5:00: Networking Reception
6:30: Networking Dinner
Friday, October 16
8:00  Breakfast
9:00 Keynote 4 – Marti Wendel (IFPS President – Curtiss Wright Sprague Products: Women in Fluid Power
10:00 Keynote 5 – Louis Dicaire, Elected President of the REAI
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45: Keynote 6 -Donna Pollander, IFPS
12:00 Networking Lunch
2:00 Group activity at Centre Multisports  
6:30 Group dinner: Violet Angel
Confirmations needed by September 14, 2015



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