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The EDA invites you to attend this year’s Executive Symposium – dedicated to the theme of “ Turning Points,” on October 19, 2016 at the Aird & Berlis’ LLP office, located at 181 Bay Street, Suite 1800 in Toronto.

Each year, CEOs, board members and other senior executives from various industries meet at the Executive Symposium to expand their network and gain insights into leadership trends and opportunities, with presentations from renowned business leaders and strategists. The event also presents attendees with an opportunity for collaboration to develop new leadership strategies.


  • Peer-to-peer collaboration and discussions dedicated on what matters to you and your company.
  • Advance new corporate plans that deal with your company’s current challenges and prepare for future trends.
  • Refine your leadership skills that are required for leading a company in the 21st century.
  • Gain insider knowledge on best practices, ideas and current opportunities from highly successful business leaders and strategists.

What You Need to Know

What: EDA CON::NECT 2016 Executive Symposium
Network and collaborate with CEO’s and senior executives from our sector.
Who: Board members, executives & senior managers, finance.
When: October 19, 2016
Where: Aird & Berlis LLP – 181 Bay Street, Suite 1800, Toronto, ON M5J 2T9
How Much: $500 for members and $700 for non-members before September 17, 2016.

Featured Speakers

The Honourable Glen R. Murray
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

"The Role of Local Distribution Companies in Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and Transition to the Low Carbon Economy"
Click here to view his bio.
Jim Weaver
Specialist Leader in the Power & Utilities Sector, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

"The Power of Analytics in the Energy Sector"
Click here to view his bio.
Alex Laskey
Founder, Opower and VP, Utilities Solutions, Oracle

"The Shift from Consumers to Prosumers"
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John Whincup
Executive Director, OPTIMUS I SBR

"The Art of Strategic Negotiation"
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Dr. Seonaid Charlesworth Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Succession and Executive Assessment, Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge

"Smart Talent Decisions: How to make better decisions about people at work"
Click here to view her bio.

Agenda at a Glance 

Event Dates & Times

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – 8:00am to 4:00pm

Event Pricing

Early bird pricing – before September 17, 2016 $500.00 $700.00
Regular pricing – after September 16, 2016 $700.00 $900.00

* Prices do not include HST

Event Venue

This year’s event will be held at:

Aird & Berlis LLP Toronto Office
81 Bay Street, Suite 1800,
Toronto, ON M5J 2T9

For information about Aird & Berlis, please visit their website by clicking here.

Venue sponsored by:

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For driving directions to the Aird & Berlis LLP Toronto Office, please click here.


1) Sheraton Centre Toronto

For hotel accommodations, the EDA offers a special rate at the Sheraton Centre Toronto, located at 123 Queen Street W., Toronto Ontario, M5H 2M9.

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2) Fairmont Royal York

For hotel accommodations, the EDA offers a special rate at the Fairmont Royal York, located at 100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3.

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Event Attendees

This event is open to members of the Electricity Distributors Association and non-members.

If you’re not already a member and wish to join, click here.

The agenda of this meeting is geared towards board members, executives & senior management, and finance.


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Executive Symposium

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 2016 CON::NECT Event Series Sponsors

We appreciate the 2016 CON::NECT Event Series sponsors, whose support has made these valuable events possible.

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For sponsorship opportunities in the 2017 CON::NECT Event Series program, please email Marica Macura, Director, Member Relations and Events.