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2023 REMI Show – Education Program


Wednesday, June 14

  • 8:00am - onwards: Show Registration Open

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm: Trade Show Floor Open

  • 10:30am - 11:15am: Roundtable Session

    • Location: Trade show floor education theatre

    • Title: "Special Building Operations Roundtable"

    • Format: Moderated panel discussion

    • Description: The role of Building Operations and Technical Services professionals has never been more important than it is today. The panelists include building operations and technical services professionals from several different, recognized organizations who will explore a wide range of timely and important topics such as – the ever-expanding role of today’s operations professional, new requirements based on technological advancements, proper plans surrounding equipment maintenance and extending life expectancies, the importance of vendor selection, requirements, and reporting, tenant relations and customer service, the operator’s role related to decarbonization and energy efficiency initiatives, and more. 

    • Panelists: Michel Lefebvre | Sr. Director, Technical Services & Project Management, Real Estate Services, Bentall GreenOak (Canada) Limited Partnership; 
      Paolo Cordovado | SMT, Senior Building Operator, Avison Young Real Estate Management Services; 
      Alireza Anvari | Operations Manager, Northwest Healthcare Properties REIT

  • Noon - 1:00pm: Special Keynote Session

    • Location: Trade show floor education theatre

    • Title: "State of the Commercial Real Estate Industry Roundtable"

    • Format: Moderated panel discussion

    • Description: This moderated panel discussion is comprised of several senior real estate executives who will discuss the current state of the commercial real estate industry which is in a very interesting and unique state - in many cases unlike any time in history. Topics that will be explored through this special CRE industry panel discussion include: the new and ever-changing requirements of tenants from a lease, office space size and office space design perspective, the impact of COVID on the CRE sector, employees working from home, emerging new technologies and their impact, today’s building operational requirements, capital planning and budgeting, and more.

  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch (Trade Show Floor)

  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm: Education Sessions

    • Location: Trade show floor education theatre

    • Title: "Environmental Health & Safety Risk Management"

    • Format: Moderated panel discussion

    • Description: This session will cover key aspects of assessing, managing, and monitoring Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) risks. The session will focus on EH&S compliance risk.  Understanding what is required from a legal compliance perspective is critical towards effective risk management. Once identified, they can be addressed through programs, training, and ongoing monitoring processes. This session emphasizes the importance of staying up to date with the constantly changing legislation related to EH&S.  Legal compliance is a minimum requirement for keeping your employees, visitors, and property safe from harm or loss. In summary, the session will underscore the significance of EH&S risk management, starting with risk assessment, followed by the implementation of appropriate programs, training, and continuous monitoring.  It also emphasizes the need for organizations to remain aware of and comply with changing legislation to ensure a safe and compliant working environment.

    • Moderator: Stanley Yau | Director, Environmental Health and Safety, RiskCheck

    • Panelists: Tim Hayashi | Director, Operations, Triovest;
      Adil Shareef | Manager, Properties, Mantella Corporation

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm: On-Floor Networking Reception

  • 4:15pm - 10pm: Real Estate Industry Networking Reception (Elephant & Castle)

Thursday, June 15

  • 8:00am – onwards: Show Registration Open

  • 10:00am - 3:00pm: Trade Show Floor Open

  • 10:30am - 11:30am: Education Session

    • Location: Trade show floor education theatre

    • Title: "Waiting to Exhale – Why a Sound IAQ Program is Good for Business"

    • Format: Moderated panel discussion

    • Description: This moderated panel discussion will explore a range of important items surrounding IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) including - IAQ has never been more important or discussed than in today’s health conscious environment, optimizing indoor air quality (IAQ) plays a vital role when it comes to creating health-promoting environments that account for human needs, exploring the five pillars or steps to achieving air quality: humidification, dehumidification, purification, filtration and ventilation, technology/equipment requirements, proper filters, and more  

    • Moderator: Chuck Nervick | SVP, MediaEdge Communications

    • Panelists: Jon Holmes | National Accounts Manager, Camfil Canada Inc.
      Will Elaridi | Business Development Representative – HVAC Division, Ventilation Products, Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.
      Rob Roughley, P.Eng | Sales Engineer at Trane Technologies, Building Automation

  • 12pm – 1:00pm: Special Keynote Session

    • Location: Trade show floor education theatre

    • Title: "Decarbonization is More Than a Strategy"

    • Format: Moderated panel discussion

    • Description: One of the most talked about and important developments of the 21st century has been the issue of climate change. What were once-in-a-generation storms and weather events seem to occur on a regular basis. In fact, the Canadian Climate Institute says that by 2025, the previous 10 years of climate change will have shaved $25 billion off of national GDP. In other words, the Canadian economy will be $25 billion dollars smaller than it would have been if global warming had stabilized in 2015.
      This session will cover a series of important points related to decarbonization including - The business case for developing and following a decarbonization strategy is strong, decarbonizing strategies can future-proof investments by reducing risk from tightening regulatory requirements, rising utility costs, and higher carbon pollution prices, decarbonization can increase the value of an asset by increasing the longevity and usefulness of it, the broader impact that these strategies will have on the building and its occupants, increased energy savings of approximately 20 to 50 % depending on the building type and age, resulting in lower operating costs and less exposure to future utility cost escalation, and more

    • Moderator: Gord Hicks | Global CEO, BGIS

    • Panelists: Nic Morgan | VP Business Development, Morgan Solar Inc.;
      Daniel Gosselin | Leader, Carbon Neutral Buildings, BGIS;
      William MacGowan, P.Eng., CEM | Smart/Hybrid/Sustainable Building Lead: Canada Cisco Systems Canada

  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch (Trade Show Floor)

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: On-Floor Closing Reception

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: BEIC Reception

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