This year, for the event’s 25th anniversary, BOMA Canada is bringing its conference and exhibition to charming Quebec City. More than 500 professionals are expected to attend for the opportunity to strike new and profitable relationships, learn, recharge and be inspired.
Why be among them?
Keynote speakers and trade show
The lineup of keynote speakers should be reason enough. In addition to hearing from the creative force behind multimedia studio Moment Factory, Éric Fournier, participants will gain valuable business insights from local entrepreneur and owner of successful artisanal chocolatier Chocolats Favoris, Dominique Brown.
The former premier of British Columbia, Mike Harcourt, will also take the stage to speak on the importance of creating vibrant and sustainable cities.
Although their resumes read very differently, the three men share an important trait: vision. Attendees are sure to come away from their talks with a renewed sense of purpose and ideas they can apply in their own work.
Leaders from diverse sectors — including energy, security and human resources — will discuss strategy during some 30 seminars and workshops.
The trade show will feature movers and shakers of the future. Among the 80 companies showing off their products and services will be the winners of a recent “Real Estate’s Cleverest” contest held by BOMA Quebec in association with the Ivanhoé Cambridge real estate chair at ESG UQÀM. They are startups with flair for innovation.
Stunning and historic setting
The setting is definitely worth the trip and the theme — “History forms, technology transforms” — is a nod to the province’s capital and cradle of French civilization in North America, which has an “Old Town” listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are reminders of the past at every turn and buildings with a history that have shaped the city’s image over time.
Their lines, curves and façades remain, but many are now being rejuvenated on the inside to become “green.” New real estate projects using the most advanced design and construction techniques are rising and transforming the landscape all around.
The ancient is melding with the modern, the old is becoming new and the organizing committee has made every effort to identity activity locations that will give participants the opportunity to see this for themselves.
They will discover the enchanting Royal Quebec Golf Club if they play the BOMEX® Classic, the splendid chapel of the Musée de l’Amérique francophone during the welcome reception, and a stunning view of the St. Lawrence River from the Dalhousie Terminal, where we will have a “Fun Night.”
As tradition dictates, the gathering will be capped off with the National BOMA Awards gala at Château Frontenac. This is an evening dedicated to recognizing building managers from across the country who are defining the best practices in the commercial real estate industry.
Quebec City will be the place to be from Sept. 15 to 17. Visit www.bomex2015.ca for all the details, and check back often for updates.