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What makes the premier event for utility and construction professionals so dynamic?

“Everybody is going to put their best foot forward, because we haven’t been able to do it for so long.”

August 16, 2022  By Anthony Capkun


Source: Electricity Distributors Association.

August 16, 2022 – Touted as Canada’s largest showcase of utility products and services, the Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering tradeshow and marketplace (also knows as CUEE) returns to Mississauga’s International Centre, September 13 and 14.

“What makes the CUEE show dynamic is that you’re going to have the senior players there; you’re going to have the C-level players there; you’re going to have the guys and girls out on the lines doing the work; you’re going to see bucket trucks, aerial things; you’re going to see software, equipment that you’re using,” says Peter Vickery, HCL Group.

Hosted by the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA), organizers say CUEE is the premier event for utility and construction professionals for gaining insight into the latest technologies, innovations, and trends affecting their industry.

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But what is it that makes CUEE a must-attend event? For the answer, we turn to several members of EDA’s Commercial Member Steering Committee:

• Jerry Sampson – regional director, Transmission & Distribution, Forbes Bros.
• Peter Vickery, vice-president & strategic business partner, Energy, Utilities, Oil, & Gas, HCL Group
• Travis Vanden Tillaart – area manager, Eastern Canada, Altec

Perhaps what makes this instalment of CUEE so exciting is the fact that the last one occurred back in 2018!

“There must be something new in Travis’s business that I haven’t been exposed to; There must be something new in somebody else’s business that we haven’t seen yet,” says Sampson. “So this is actually a great time to either go and see it, pick it up and touch it, or to hear about it face to face.”

Vanden Tillaart agrees.

“There has been such a vast change in the industry over the last four years,” he says, adding that so much has evolved and “people really haven’t had an opportunity to connect at a tradeshow […]”.

“And I think that’s something that we’ve really been lacking, and we’re very much in need of,” Sampson adds.

“You’re gonna see things that are so dynamic,” Vickery continues. “I thought I saw it all 20 years ago and now, every day, I’m learning something new. And this is what people can come to the show to see firsthand, and talk to the experts that are introducing that technology or product to the industry.”

“I really don’t know what to expect out of the show other than everybody is going to put their best foot forward, because we haven’t been able to do it for so long!” Sampson adds.


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