OTA is celebrating its 90th anniversary at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Toronto and we’re going all out with an energetic, entertaining lineup of speakers.
Just wait until you see the attractions and themes we have on tap this year to honour the OTA’s first 90 years and its countless successes: Pay tribute to history, revel in the present and look toward the future!
We also build on the successful theme of first-class networking, education, and entertainment with our outstanding agenda and lineup of speakers – who will surely motivate, invigorate and inform – followed by the ever popular and stylish awards dinner attended by trucking executives from across Canada.
Here’s a sneak peak of 2016 guest speakers:
- Michele Romanow was only 28 years old when she started three companies. Now, Michele is the newest and youngest ever entrepreneur to join CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den.
- Clara Hughes is six-time Olympic medalist and a mental health advocate. Clara is the only athlete in history to win multiple medals in both summer and winter Olympic Games. Clara inspires people toward success in all areas of their lives. She went through it all — struggle with depression and believing that each of us can overcome challenges to become the champions we are meant to be.
- Peggy Baumgartner and Peter Jensen. Performance coaches Peggy and Peter will lead attendees through a workshop similar to those they administer at the Executive Business Program at Smith School of Business (University of Queens). When not working at Queens or with her corporate clients; Peggy works to prepare Olympic athletes for competition. For the past three Olympic cycles, she has led SWOT Team workshops for the Women’s Hockey team heading into the Games, an experience Hayley Wickenheiser described as “the most stressful part of the entire quadrennial”—and one that numerous players have cited as a factor in their gold medal success. Peter is a top-rated instructor in seven programs at Queen’s Smith School of Business including the Queen’s MBA and EMBA. He is the founder of Performance Coaching Inc., one of Canada’s leading corporate training firms. Fortune 500 companies in eight countries have benefited from Peter’s programs. Peter has attended eight Olympic games as a member of the Canadian Olympic team and has helped numerous athletes achieve high performance levels under intense pressure including, most recently, the gold-medal winning Women’s Hockey team.
- Jim Cuddy, Canadian singer-songwriter primarily associated with the band Blue Rodeo will entertain you and your guests with his music.
As always there will be a number of opportunities for members to network and catch up with other industry participants. OTA`s Next Generation will also be out in full force participating in a blended program.
A not-to-be-missed event of the year! Let’s celebrate OTA’s 90th anniversary together in style. To register click here. And for a taste of what the conference is all about, click the video below.