1A – 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.
1B – Beyond Housing: The Economic Impacts of Supply and Variety of Housing In Ontario
This session will provide an in-depth analysis of 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.
2A – 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.
2B – 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.
3A – 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.
3B – 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.
Lianne McOuatVP Client Service and Strategy
How to Develop your Social Strategy
Geoff McOuatCreative Director
How to Build a Social Media Brand
Allyson McOuatSocial Media Manager
How to tell Compelling Stories
How to measure your social media ROI
David McOuatVP Sales
How To Convert Social Media Leads to Sales
McOuat Partnership is celebrating 50 years of excellence in 2023. When Chuck McOuat founded the company in 1973, he brought years of experience working on corporate brands like CIBC, Bramalea, Loblaws and McDonalds which gave him strategic insight to invent new sophisticated ways of approaching real estate marketing that have now become standards in the industry. Today, McOuat is the most experienced real estate marketing company in North America. Over 3,500 communities. Every category. Every province. 16 US States and across the Caribbean.
With a multi-award winning in-house staff of 50 experienced professionals, led by Chuck’s five children, McOuat’s services include Envisioning, Branding and Graphic Design, Copywriting, Interior Design for model homes/suites and Presentation Centres, Community Engagement and Public Affairs/Relations, Digital Advertising, Social Media, Video and Short Film Production, Animation, Touch Screens, Renderings, Photography, and an in-house Sales Division for a turnkey offering.
4A – National & Ontario 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.
4B – 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.