About the forum

Designed for middle managers, the conference will address current issues, trends, best practices and will equip delegates with tools to become well-rounded industry leaders.

This year’s program will include panel discussions, engaging sessions and a variety of networking activities that will help delegates make valuable connections.

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Who’s Attending

  • 505-Junk
  • Abris Construction Vancouver
  • Aerotek
  • Altium Building Corporation
  • ARC Document Solutions
  • Avid Contracting Ltd.
  • Axiom Builders Inc.
  • BC Construction Safety Alliance
  • BC Industry Training Authority
  • BCCA  – Victoria
  • BCCA Employee Benefit Trust
  • BCIT School of Construction & the Environment
  • BuildingPoint Canada Inc.
  • Canada Scaffold Supply Co. Ltd.
  • Canadian Turner Construction Company Ltd.
  • Centre Electric Ltd.
  • Chandos Construction Ltd.
  • Coastal Mountain Excavations Ltd.
  • Colony Construction
  • Columbia Fuels
  • CustomWorks & TLD Computers, a Division of London Drugs Ltd.
  • Doka Canada Ltd.
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Empirica Infrastructure Inc.
  • Enerpro Systems Corp.
  • ETP Energy Technology Products (A Div. of IPC Inc.)
  • ETRO Construction Ltd.
  • Faber Connect
  • GeoScan Subsurface Surveys
  • Graham Management Services LP
  • Grosvenor Americas
  • Horizon Landscape Contractors
  • IKO Industries
  • Intact Insurance Company
  • Ischebeck Can Ltd.
  • ITC Construction Canada Inc.
  • Kindred Construction Ltd.
  • Knappett Projects Inc.
  • Kryton International Inc.
  • Ledcor Construction Ltd.
  • MatchBox Consulting Group Inc.
  • Maxwell Floors Ltd.
  • McGregor & Thompson Hardware
  • Metric Modular
  • Modern Niagara Vancouver Inc.
  • Modu-Loc Fence Rentals
  • Mott Electric General Partnership
  • Norland Ltd.
  • Northbridge Insurance
  • Outpost Recruitment
  • PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
  • Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Ltd.
  • Procore Technologies
  • Renewi Canada
  • Rissling Services Ltd.
  • RJS Construction Ltd.
  • Robertson Walls & Ceilings
  • Scott Construction Group
  • Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Smith Bros. & Wilson (BC) Ltd.
  • Solid Rock Steel Fabricating Co. Ltd.
  • Trisura Guarantee
  • True North Labour Inc.
  • Turner & Townsend Inc.
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Underhill Geomatics Ltd.
  • Upper Canada Speciality Hardware Ltd.
  • Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Vancouver Fire & Radius Security
  • Victaulic
  • Williams Scotsman of Canada Inc.
  • WorkSafeBC

2019 Keynote Speaker – Justin Kingsley

Sports marketing. Brand-building. Communications. Art. Inspiration. Justin Kingsley has done it all. A modern renaissance man, Justin is a New York Times bestselling author and the Creative Director of NHL superbrand the Montreal Canadiens. His kinetic, infectious talks reveal the motivation behind all the work he does and the source of his success: telling stories. From high-level keynotes on marketing and innovation to motivational speeches that are as powerful as they are intimate, Justin’s talks are always rooted in his message and way of life: find your story, and tell it to the world.

2019 Session Information

7:30 p.m. Thursday Meet & Greet*
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019
7:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Justin Kingsley – The Power of Brand
10 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. Session: Deliberate Change: Lessons in hiring traditionally disadvantaged groups at YVR
11 a.m. Session: Eyes Wide Shut: We don’t have a fatigue problem
12 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Session: Body Talk: Making your communication much more than words
1:45 p.m. Session: Apply lean. Boost productivity. Add value.
2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:00 p.m. Panel Discussion:  Let’s Talk: Mental health in the workplace
p.m. Free Time 
p.m. Cocktail Reception (Woodland’s Terrace)
p.m. Dinner (Woodland’s Terrace) 
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
a.m. Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. Session: In 12 years, nearly everything you build today will be obsolete. Are you ready?
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11 a.m. Panel Discussion: Building tomorrow’s leaders: The importance of mentorship
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Closing Session: Five things every leader should know about the brain

*The conference registration fee does not include hotel accommodation or Thursday Meet & Greet.

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Top reasons to attend the Construction Leadership Forum

Given the busyness of British Columbia’s construction industry and with so many ways to learn, from books to podcasts and online videos, it can be challenging to justify an employee’s request to attend a two-day conference, or to attend personally.

That’s why we’ve developed our Top 3 reasons for employers and employees to consider when reviewing whether to attend the 2019 Construction Leadership Forum (CLF), May 3-4 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

If you are an employer:

If you are an employee:

The Construction Leadership Forum registration fee includes access to all panel discussions, engaging sessions, keynote speakers, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 coffee breaks, and Friday night reception & dinner.
(Note: Additional dinner tickets are available for purchase)

The conference registration fee does not include hotel accommodation or Thursday night meet & greet.

For more information

Contact Teresa Beere Johnson, Events Manager at [email protected]. 

*CANCELLATION POLICY:  Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 10 business days of the event, or non-attendance on the day

Registration Closed


Friday, May 3, 2019 7:30 a.m. –
Saturday, May 4, 2019 1:30 p.m.


The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4


Regular Rates
VRCA Members: $699
Non-Members: $899

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are now available! Click here for more details.

For more information, please contact:

Teresa Beere Johnson, Events Manager
604.293.6595  |  [email protected]

Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Platinum Sponsor


Health & Safety Sponsor


Media Sponsors

Construction Business

Gold Sponsors

Axiom Builders
Arc Document Solutions
Flynn Canada

Silver Sponsors

northbridge insurance
northbridge insurance
Shanahan's McGregor & Thompson
Parkland Commercial Fuels
Ischebeck Canada

Charging Station | Lanyard | Notebook Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Passive House
Petro Canada

Don’t delay, register now!

Early bird ticket price ends March 8, 2019

Register Now

For more information, please contact:

Teresa Beere Johnson, Events Manager

604.293.6595  |  [email protected]