MISSISSAUGA, Ontario - “Planning for the Next Generation” is the theme for 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). The meeting and conference will be held Aug. 25-27, at the White Oaks Conference Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

The AGM kickoff breakfast will feature keynote speaker Michael “Pinball” Clemons, who was a running back for the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Toronto Argonauts. He has used his superb leadership and communication skills in his roles as coach, president, and CEO of the Toronto Argonauts, and now as the vice-chairman of the franchise. Clemons inspires his audiences by illustrating what is possible and what it means to beat the odds.

Business sessions for delegates will include next generation refrigerants, how Internet marketing can increase your sales, the impact of the 2012 Ontario Building Code changes, core competency training for managers and supervisors, comfort and energy management control in modern hydronic and HVAC systems, and ultraviolet air cleaning in HVAC systems.

According to Rusty Jennings, chair of HRAI, “The HRAI Annual Meeting and Conference provides this industry with the opportunity to gather together and share ideas to help one another prosper in the future and plan for the generations to come. This year’s three-day business program, in the heart of Ontario’s world-famous Niagara wine region, will offer a valuable and enjoyable 2011 annual meeting.”

Manufacturer and wholesaler delegates will participate in product section meetings on refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, IAQ, and controls. These sessions will address regulatory, market, and supply chain issues as well as promote dialogue between the two sectors of the industry.

For more information, contact Heather Grimoldby-Campbell, HRAI, at 905-602-4700, ext. 238 or hgrimoldby@hrai.ca.

Publication date:06/13/2011