Registration is open for the famed OTA Executive Conference at the Ritz in Toronto (Nov. 8-9). Go to http://www.otaconvention.ca/ to sign up right now for the most talked about event in trucking!
New for this year:
Former PM Brian Mulroney is the keynote speaker. Having presided over the creation of the landmark North American Trade Agreement, Mulroney will offer interesting insights as the world’s two largest trading partners embark on a mission to renegotiate the historic agreement under a cloud of uncertainty.
Gabe Zichermann is one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject of workplace gamification, user engagement and behavioural design. He will lay out his vision for what workplaces will look like and function as they accommodate new generations of employees.
Next, Dr. Mary Donohue, a social scientist who specializes in evolutionary psychology, uses her research to explain your brain and your brain on technology; while Ron Tite will explain how consumers who used to vote with their wallets are now making purchasing decisions based on their time. His is humorous and insightful talk will show business leaders how they can compete for that attention.
Also new this year is a two-day workshop titled Coaching for Challenging Conversations which helps participants harness the positive aspects of conflict while keeping their emotions under control. Technically part of the Next Generation agenda, the workshop is open to any conference attendees who want to attend.
The new OTA Finance Council will also hold its inaugural networking event on Nov. 8, concurrent with the OTA board meeting. The agenda includes insights, approaches and information on creating a financial plan; benefits of leasing or buying new space; what lenders consider when determining the financial health of your business and a panel discussion from carriers and manufacturers on how fleets can optimize trailer transactions.
As, always the conference is punctuated with the Thursday awards dinner ceremony – the go-to industry dinner for trucking executives. OTA will celebrate the best of our industry in unforgettable style before Jonny Harris, star of CBC’s Murdock Mysteries and Still Standing, takes the stage.
To register or learn more about the agendas, programs and speakers, click here.