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Location, Location, Location
The 2019 Annual Education Conference and Exhibitor showcase will be held at the Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre. For the last couple of years, we had the event in Mississauga, which while a great venue and good for servicing GTHA Inspectors did not really help our Inspectors from farther afield.
We had a number of Inspectors west and North of the GTHA that wanted somewhere easier to get to. We still had to ensure we catered for those to the East and South-West. The Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre at the Junction of the 401 and Guelph Line puts it on the crossroads of North-South and East-West.
What we want is a variety
The food and beverage situation in the past was a bit limited. I think we are all sick of Pizzas and Wings, so this year, with the Mohawk Inn as out location people have a choice. There will still be food laid on but the choice will be wider and can be augmented by the fact that the venue has a Chop House Restaurant offering a full menu for food.
We can’t be in the seminars and training at the same time
We hear you. There’s always a delicate balance of formal and general education. This year we have reserved the first day of the conference (Feb 19th) solely to formal training and examinations. This gives exhibitors more time to set-up for days 2 & 3 and ensures presenters on these days have the largest audience.
On February 20-21st we will also be having a Full Networking area where attendees can meet and greet and discuss hot topics and we will have key stakeholders at this venue to answer questions that may arise.
What about Dinner?
The Venue this year allows us to have a great venue for our Gala Dinner. With rooms available and overflow rooms close by, spouses and significant others are welcome to the Gala Dinner as well. There will be a great menu, cash bar, entertainment and prize giving for those who attend. The Gala dinner will be on the night of February 19th, ensuring it at the end of the training session and leaving you bleary-eyed for the first day of the seminars and exhibitions.
With vendors, exhibitors and presenters being invited it will be a great opportunity to network in a casual atmosphere.