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Electro-Federation Canada hosts several Christmas Receptions across Canada this time of year, and we were fortunate to check out both the Montreal and Toronto stops. (Meantime, the reception visits Edmonton on December 7 (hosted with Alberta Electrical League [AEL]) and Halifax on December 11. Here are a few shots from the Toronto event. (Photos A. Dalton) The EBMag team feels truly blessed to be a part of this wonderful industry. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
EBMag is at the Canadian Solar Industry Association’s (CanSIA) Solar Canada 2012 Conference & Exhibition, and what a spectacular event! It’s the association’s 20th anniversary, after all! It is truly is the preeminent venue for anyone serious about solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) technologies, business opportunities and legalities.
The Electrical Business team recently attended the 24th annual Construct Canada tradeshow—one of the country’s largest building design and construction shows. With over 1050 exhibits, Construct Canada is held concurrently with HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, PM Expo, Concrete Canada, and the DesignTrends Pavillion, bringing together various professionals in the design, construction, operation, retrofit, and renovation fields. (Photos A. Capkun and A. Dalton)
“As a distributor, we need to stand out—we try to do that by doing things better and friendlier,” said Steve Svicki of Aztec Electrical Supply, an electrical and automation distributor. Yesterday, Aztec held its second annual Exhibitor Tradeshow, where customers and electrical contractors were able to meet and deal directly with suppliers. And what a success! This year’s event grew in attendee and exhibitor turnout, while still maintaining an intimate atmosphere. (Photos A. Dalton)
EBMag associate editor Alyssa Dalton was there for Dickies Canada’s Dickies Performance System (DPS) outerwear launch in Toronto, Ont. Highlighting the company’s “commitment to affordable price-points, performance and comfort”, DPS targets workers in harsh elements by helping to keep them warm, dry and mobile.
“Navigating Turbulent Waters: Strategies for Mastering the New Challenges Facing the Ontario Power System” was the theme of this year’s APPrO Canadian Power Conference, and EBMag was there to learn what was burning in the minds of speakers, exhibitors and delegates, such as: “What are the top priorities for improving the system in the coming year?” or “How to ensure that future public policy takes full account of the physical characteristics of the power system?”.
The Ontario Energy Network’s mission is “to provide networking opportunities in support of the business interests of the energy industry in Ontario”, and it executed that mission again today at a luncheon featuring Anthony Haines, the president & CEO of Toronto Hydro Corp.
EBMag has returned from a busy few days in Montreal, Que., checking out Electric Mobility Canada's (EMC's) fourth annual Electric Vehicle Conference & Tradeshow – drawing a record number of attendees in the show's history, said event organizers. The team had a great time reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones! (Photos A. Dalton)
Last week, EBMag presented its inaugural “Partners in Training: Electrical Maintenance & Reliability Forum”, bringing together electrical contractors, service contractors, industrial engineers, maintenance professionals, plant operators, and anyone associated with maximizing a facility’s uptime. The show combined a trade show-like format and a series of training seminars.
EBMag dropped in on Westburne, 260 Ambassador Drive, Mississauga, for its Tool Show, where customers were able to deal directly with suppliers to buy the tools they need at the prices they want. The event featured lunch, door prizes and a grand prize of a Samsung 55-in. LED HDTV. The winner of the TV was drawn by special guest, Toronto Classic Rock Q107’s John Scholes. (Photos A. Capkun)
This week, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) hosted its 28th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Toronto, Ont., bringing together over 2,500 experts to discuss opportunities, challenges and the latest developments in the wind energy field. Here are scenes from the tradeshow floor. (Photos A. Dalton)
EBMag was there for Affiliated Distributors’ North American Meeting of the Electrical Supply Division (NAM ESD), where the highlight was the Awards Dinner. Congratulations to the following Canadian winners: Independent Electric Supply, Canadian Affiliate of the Year Award; Hammond Power Solutions, U.S. & Canadian Supplier of the Year for Leadership Award; E.B. Horsman & Son, (first-ever) Giving Back Award. (Photos A. Capkun)
What an excellent time we had in St. John’s with the folks attending CANEW 2012 (Canadian Airports National Electrical Workshop). As first-time delegates, we didn’t know what to expect, but these airport electricians are true professionals, through and through. (Photos A. Capkun)
Congratulations to the 2012 recipients of Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA's) annual Ontario Electrical Safety Award, presented the evening of September 27. This gallery contains photos from the Awards Reception and photos of award winners: Burlington Hydro; Electrical Safety for Emergency Responders Committee; Doug Geralde of Canadian Standards Association (CSA); and Enersource Hydro Mississauga.
Earlier this week, EBMag associate editor Alyssa Dalton had the opportunity to attend Eaton's Technical Education Conference (E-TEC), a new three-day event customized for Eaton customers to connect and hear from industry experts on electrical power.

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