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Annual Tri-Association Conference

2019 Tri Association Manufacturing Conference

We’ve set up a special website for this year’s Conference.

Previous Conferences

2018 Tri-Association Conference

“Built new relationships”, “outstanding keynote speakers”, “workshop presenters were very knowledgeable”, “enjoyed spending the day together outside the shop” were just a few comments from guests at this year’s successful annual tri-association conference.

Over 125 guests from Northumberland, Quinte, Kawartha & Durham regions congregated together on Oct 24 in Belleville to investigate and dig deep into the conference topic Managing Change.

“The energy at the conference throughout the day was remarkable. Eastern Ontario manufacturers’ and associates brought their energy, open mindedness and excitement to the table and then ended the day with new strategies to improve their business, to share information and to build our manufacturing community together” stated NMA President, Fred Kosseim.

A huge thank you to all our conference sponsors. We couldn’t have achieved success without you!

Photos from the Conference

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List of Sponsors

2018 Tri Association Conference Flyer & Registration

2018 Tri Association Conference Agenda at a Glance

2017 Conference

2017 Tri Association Conference

October 24, 2017
Peterborough Golf & Country Club

Michael Skinner, Innovation Cluster

“Manufacturing Makerspaces: The Future of Innovation”

Jeff Anthofer, Screaming Power

“The App That Makes Greenhouse Gas Solutions Easy”

Brenda Kelly, Neil Clark, Kelly and Clark Inc. & Lee- Ann Moore Cochrane Moore LLP

Strategies To Save WSIB Premium & Manage Claims
WSIB - Tricounty Presentation
K&C - WSIB Rate Group Demo
K&C - IT Custom Software & Report Writing

Panel Discussion

Panel: Rhonda Barnet, Steelworks Design; Cyndy Palleske, Safran Electronics; Diane Richard, Diatom Professional Consulting & Training.
Women In Manufacturing

Workshop: Alysha Dominico – Tangible Words & Paul Vreugdenhil

How We Used Social Media to Grow Our Companies

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The Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers & Businesses of Ontario

2017 Tri Association Conference

Jocelyn Williams Bamford - Founder of the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers & Businesses of Ontario

How to Engage the Millennials at Work

2017 Tri Association Conference

David Coletto Keynote Speaker

If you are interested in the 2018 Tri-Association Conference, please contact us at:

600 William Street, Suite 600
Cobourg, ON K9A 3A5
P: 289-677-4988

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2016 Conference

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2016 Conference Speaker Presentations

Creative Problem Solving

Dr. Roger Firestien, International Center of Studies in Creativity, State University of New York – Buffalo State

Unleashing the Power of Creativity booklet
Brain Writing Form

Improvement Through Collaboration

Brad Fegan, CpK Interior Products & Dan Ross, Sabic and NMA President

HPM Focus Group Collaboration Presentation

Elevate Program – Effective Onboarding

Chuck O’Malley, Loyalist College and Rob Yorki, Vantage Foods Inc.
Elevate Plus Presentation

Advisory Boards

Rhonda Barnet, Steelworks Designs Inc. and Dawn Hennessey, BDC

AGS Presentation
PPT Presentation Advisory Boards 2016

The Future of Canadian Manufacturing

Searching for Competitive Advantage

Past Conferences

Presentations from the 2014 Tri-Association Conference
Building Towards Tomorrow on Today’s Foundation

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Presentations from the 2013 Tri-Association Conference
Gaining The Edge By Unlocking Your Potential

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Presentations from the 2012 Tri-Association Conference
Your Journey. Who’s on it? Who’s Leading It?

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Contact Us

Tel. 289-677-4988

Executive Director
Darla Price – 289-677-4988 x402

Office Administrator
Martina Cook

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Cobourg, ON K9A 0H6

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