The Western Canada Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association (WCR&HCA) Stronger Together Conference is taking place in beautiful Waikiki at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort from Feb. 5–9, 2023.
Meet Your Keynote Speakers!
President and CEO, Canada West Foundation
The Role Western Canada Should Play in Global Trade
President and CEO of the Canada West Foundation since April 2020, Gary Mar is an accomplished and respectable speaker. He brings deep experience in government and business, and established expertise in CWF’s key policy areas: natural resources, trade and investment and human capital.
Celebrated Comedian, Author, Mental Health Advocate
The Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance
Beloved comedian Jessica Holmes has been a perennial favourite on Royal Canadian Air Farce for 15 years, and has brought the house down opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah Winfrey. Her hilarious takes on life’s challenges are always a hit.
Monday, Feb. 6 – The Greeting
Registration & Hospitality Desk Open
Welcome to Waikiki Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Nation Building
Keynote Speaker – Gary Mar, President & CEO, Canada West Foundation
His topic: The Role Western Canada Should Play in Global Trade. Q&A
Trade Panel (Interactive) – Harnessing Trade to Grow Canada’s Economy
Moderator: Chris Lorenc, President, WCR&HCA
- Hon. Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
- Mary Van Buren, President & CEO, Canadian Construction Association (CCA)
- Gary Mar, President & CEO, Canada West Foundation (CWF)
- Hon. Brad Wall, Former Premier, Province of Saskatchewan
Federal Advocacy Initiatives (Interactive) – A Reflection on National Advocacy Priorities and Interactive Discussion
Moderator: Mary Van Buren, President & CEO, CCA
- Brendan Nobes, Chair, CCA
- Nicole Chabot, Chair, CCA Civil National Advisory Council (Civil NAC)
- Brad Scott, Chair, Civil Infrastructure Council Corporation (CICC)
Evening Mix ‘n Mingle – Touching Base
- Cocktail reception
- Aloha dinner
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 – At Ease
- Networking breakfast
- Golf tournament
- Catamaran snorkel sail
- Evening at leisure with colleagues
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 – Looking Ahead
Keynote Speaker – Jessica Holmes, Celebrated Comedian, Author, Mental
Her topic: The Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance
Interactive Business Sessions: Innovation Alley
- Innovation happening in our industry
- Three presenters followed by a Q&A
The Public Procurement Model is Broken – How Do We Fix It?
Rodrigue Gilbert, Senior VP Public Affairs & Procurement, CCA
Mahalo – Until Next Time
- Cocktail reception
- Mahalo dinner
Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 – Moving Forward
WCR&HCA Board of Directors – by invitation meeting
- Informal discussion with conference panellists
- Setting advocacy priorities – moving forward
Join us in Hawaii!
This is a family conference and children are encouraged to attend. Additional family programming will be announced.
The conference website includes travel and hotel information, sponsorship opportunities, conference registration information and more.
As a registered delegate, you receive:
- All business session attendance
- Networking breakfast attendance
- Keynote speaker attendance
- All social event attendance
- Discounted airfare rates available with WestJet and Air Canada
- Discounted hotel room rates starting at $259 USD per night*
*Hotel rooms are limited and are reserved on a first come, first served basis. If you have any special arrangements or are looking for additional room options, please email email@example.com or call us at 1-877-952-5507.