2022 OHBA Annual Conference & Awards

Program Subject to Change

Sunday - Sept. 18

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Conference Registration

Welcome to Niagara Falls! Visit conference registration to pick up your conference badge, delegate bag and supplies for the OHBA Annual Confrerence!

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Executive Officers Meeting

OHBA welcomes all association Executive Officers for a roundtable discussion. We will share best practices and discuss the future of OHBA.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Synergy Room

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

OHBA Board of Directors Meeting

Setting course for the association is an important part of the OHBA Annual Conference. Board of Director Members, Local Presidents, and Local Executive Officers are welcome to join.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Maple

7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Opening Reception – Presented by the Niagara Home Builders’ Association

Join the host local, Niagara Home Builders’ Association, at R5 Patio & Bar, as we kick off the OHBA Annual Conference in style with a “Denim & Diamonds” themed opening reception!

Celebrate the best of both worlds, as you dress down in your favourite comfy denim style, while accenting your outfit with your best “bling”, including gemstone jewelry, sequins, sparkle, hats, and shoes.

To elevate the evening, you will be treated to entertainment, food stations and an all-around amazing program, while re-connecting with friends new and old.

An upscale feel with dressed down vibes – we look forward to your seeing your creativity and flair sine through at this year’s event!

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort – R5 Patio & Bar

Monday - Sept. 19

Builders / Renovator

Sales / Marketing

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Conference Registration

Welcome to Day 2 of the OHBA Annual Conference – Check-in for a day of learning and celebrations!
Have questions or need help finding your session? We are here to help!

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Opening Breakfast

Join us for the Opening Breakfast to fuel for the day!

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall A/B/C

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Annual Meeting of Members

The Annual Meeting of Members is an opportunity to provide updates to association membership, review financial information about the organization, and discuss the path forward for OHBA. All OHBA members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall D

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Break

Refuel for a morning of educational programming!

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Pre-Function Space

11:20 AM – 12:05 PM

A Conversation with the Ontario Government

This session will take a deep dive into key Ontario housing challenges and potential solutions. This lively conversation will be moderated by OHBA CEO, Luca Bucci.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall D

Beyond Housing: The Economic Impacts of Supply and Variety of Housing In Ontario

This session will provides an in depth analysis on provincial growth projections in relation to housing demands, including the benefits of growing the supply and choice of housing, and the economic impacts if not addressed.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall E

12:10 PM – 1:05 PM

Conference Lunch & Keynote Speaker

After a morning of association business and educational programming, the Conference Lunch & Keynote provides the opportunity to relax, refresh, and enjoy! Reconnect with old colleagues, make new connections, and take part in a thought provoking Keynote address.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall A/B/C

Speaker:
Tasha Kheiriddin

1:10 PM – 1:55 PM

Building Envelope

The focus of this session is moisture in building structures. We will touch on some key areas including exterior cladding performance, weather barrier, drain screens, air/vapour barriers, and air tightness. In this session, you will learn about the characteristics and performance of various exterior claddings and Net-Zero- practices’ impact on the building envelope. The functions of drain screens, air, vapor, and weather barriers, and how to implement on-site strategies to provide superior air and vapor barriers will also be discussed.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall D

Speaker:
Amir Hassan

Internal Motivation: Overcoming the COVID Effect

Sale teams’ relationships with customers are increasingly strained. There are many frustrations to deal with caused by supply chain shortages, labour shortages, and delayed building schedules. Now more than ever, internal communication between homebuilder teams is crucial. Learn how to optimize your relationship with your internal customers – your colleagues – to work together to support the customer journey. Think about how crucial those difficult conversations are to the process, and how best to keep your external customer informed every step of the way.

 

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall E

Speaker:
Jessica Mcnabb

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

The New Regulatory and Warranty Environment

In this panel discussion with Tarion and the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA), we will examine at the new regulatory and warranty environment for Ontario home builders.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall D

Social Media: Beyond Awkward Family Photos – Using Social Media to Connect Deeper and Make More Sales

Join us for a comprehensive overview of Social Media Marketing in this dynamic group presentation as each of the five Principals from McOuat Partnership tackles an aspect of this complex and innovative field.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall E

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Break

Refuel for the final session of the day!

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Pre-Function Space

3:05 PM – 3:50 PM

National Building Code Update

Join us in a panel discussion surrounding the proposed National Building Code’s tiered energy targets! This conversations will explore aspects of the proposed tiered energy system and provide expert insight from panelists on how that may affect Ontario builders.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall D

How to Build Effective Relationships with Government and Community Stakeholders

In this session, learn how to establish and maintain your presence in the local community and with government officials. This session will work to strengthen your public relations and branding skills.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall E

Speaker:
Mitch Heimpel

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Presidents’ Gala – Pre-Reception

Join us for the pre-reception to mix and mingle with industry colleagues, discuss the days learnings, and prepare to celebrate our new President!

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Pre-Function Space
Dress Code: Formal

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Presidents’ Gala – A Night In Italy

The OHBA Presidents’ Gala provides an opportunity to honour Past Presidents, Association Leadership, and Members, through a night of celebrations.

This year, OHBA will induct our 54th President, Mr. Louie Zagordo of Sudbury & District HBA. Hailing from Calabria, guests will be transported to a “Night In Italy” honouring Louie’s Italian heritage.

We will also recognize outgoing OHBA President, Mr. Bob Schickedanz for his dedication and extended service to the association over the past three years.

Join us as we say “Thank You” to the champions of this association.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall A/B/C
Dress Code: Formal

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Presidents’ Gala – Post Reception

Enjoy the tastes and traditions of Italy as you network with association leadership at the Presidents’ Gala Post Reception.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Pre-Function Space

Tuesday - Sept. 20

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Conference Registration

Welcome to the final day of the 2022 OHBA Annual Conference. Check in for another day of learning, or prepare to head out to your conference activity. Have questions about where to go? We are here to help!

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

EnerQuality Innovation Gauntlet & Lounge

Two dynamic sessions with speakers, products and services to rev your plans for high-performance home building.

Innovation is front and centre at a dynamic day of innovation-focused programming in partnership with the 2022 OHBA Annual Conference.

Please see the “EnerQuality” page for more details.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall D/E

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

OHBA Conference Activities

Did you register for the Conference Business Package, and purchase an additional activity? It is time to head out on your adventure!

Please see the “Activities” page for details on timing & transportation

Location: Various – Pick up at Conference Centre Bus Terminal

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Awards of Distinction – Pre-Reception

Get the celebrations started at the AoD Pre-Reception and prepare to cheer on our finalists and winners!

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Pre-Function Space
Dress Code: Formal

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Awards of Distinction Gala – 30th Anniversary Celebration

This year we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the OHBA Awards of Distinction (AoD) Program! The AoD recognizes the creativity, innovation and talent of land developers, builders, renovators, designers and marketers with the Ontario residential construction industry.

Hosted by comedian James Cunningham, this celebration is sure to be an unforgettable night filled with glitz and glamour.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall A/B/C
Dress Code: Business / Formal

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Awards of Distinction – Post Reception

Keep the celebrations going at the AoD Post Reception! Congratulate our finalists and winners, and network with clients new and old at the last event of the conference.

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Pre-Function Space
Dress Code: Formal

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Session Provided By Training Ontario

Training Ontario is Ontario’s premium provider of quality education for the residential construction industry and is a collaboration between PHBI and Blue House Energy. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Blue House Energy is a key player in training for the home construction and renovation sector, with a special focus on online delivery of education that is engaging and easily accessible to working professionals with flexible completion options. Training Ontario courses are designed by industry experts to meet the Home Construction Regulatory Authority’s (HCRA) licensing requirements. In addition, our courses meet the Canadian Home Builder Association National Education benchmarks and are HCRA-Approved.

Together with proven subject matter experts and HCRA (Home Construction Regulated Authority), we have designed industry-specific courses to meet educational requirements. All courses are presented in an online learning format that offers students the flexibility to build their careers on their own schedules. In addition, PHBI’s general professional development courses are available to Ontario students and builders.

 

Location: Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre – Grand Hall D

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OPENING RECEPTION

AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

PRESIDENT'S GALA

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