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FREE tradeshow and more at IAEI Toronto Fall 2012 Convention


August 30, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

August 30, 2012 – With summer coming to a close, you must surely be wondering how to keep busy in September. Wonder no more! Make plans to attend the International Association of Electrical Inspectors’ (IAEI’s) Canadian Section & Ontario Chapter Toronto Fall Convention, September 21-23 at the Sheraton Parkway North Hotel & Suites, located in Richmond Hill. EBMag will be there!

(CHECK OUT our VIDEO interview with David Clements, IAEI’s CEO and executive director, and Chuck Mello, IAEI’s international president.)

Having attended several IAEI events, we can assure you this is not just for electrical inspectors, but rather any electrical professional keen on doing things right. This event will attract:

• electrical contractors, installers and maintainers
• electrical inspectors
• electrical manufacturers and distributors
• certification and field inspection bodies

Speakers include Vladimir Gagachev, manager of codes, standards and regulatory affairs with Eaton, who will discuss CEC Rule 4-006 from a breaker manufacturer’s perspective. Keith Clement and Bob Pawluk will go over cable bus feeder systems, and Randy Hunter and George Lund from Cooper Industries will provide an introduction to selective coordination.

The FREE tradeshow will feature 21+ vendors covering a variety of services and products. It runs Friday afternoon (September 21) from 2 pm to 6 pm, and Saturday (September 22) from 9:45 am to 3:30 pm. Making matters simpler, you do not have to register for the convention to attend the tradeshow.

And yes, there are social opportunities! Convention delegates have the opportunity to socialize and network at several events, including: Friday evening mix and mingle; Saturday morning breakfast and guest speaker Carole Bertuzzi Luciani; Saturday buffet lunch with guest speaker David Clements, IAEI CEO; Saturday evening formal dinner and dance. Also, delegates will be eligible to win one of several prizes to be given away at various events over the course of the convention.

A great Partners Program has also been put together by convention organizers. Saturday features a viewing of the theatrical production “Warhorse” at the Princess of Wales theatre, and there is a Kids Program that includes games, movies, bowling and a trip to the Toronto Zoo.