CIQS-BC Dinner and AGM – May 17, 2017


  • CIQS - BC AGM Notice
  • Purchase a Dinner Pass - Save 20%
  • Annual Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Call for CIQS-BC Board Nominations

CIQS - BC AGM Notice

CIQS-British Columbia is pleased to announce that we have confirmed Ali Fard, Director and Country Manager of Driver Trett Canada Ltd., as our 2017 Annual General Meeting and Dinner speaker! The AGM will be followed by dinner, Ali Fard’s presentation and a social evening for members and guests.

Immediately following the CIQS-BC AGM there will be a Special General Meeting to approve the by-law changes.

If you are not able to attend please vote by downloading and returning the AGM Proxy Form and the SGM Proxy Form.

Presenter Bio:

Ali is a chartered quantity surveyor with twenty years of experience in providing advisory services on numerous construction disputes and claims, including preparation of claim documents, expert reports, settlement negotiations, and contractual and claims management strategies, in various industries such as Construction, Energy, Infrastructure and Manufacturing sectors. Past experience includes leading and providing consulting/advisory/expert services to contractors, developers, owners and banks. Ali has provided these services in numerous major projects, including oil & gas, infrastructure, power plants and buildings. He has consulted on projects in a multitude of countries and various jurisdictions.

Ali’s qualifications include a Masters of Law (LLM) and an MBA, both from UK, as well as a BSc and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from credible universities. In addition, he is a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), an RICS Accredited Mediator and a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Ali is the Director and Country Manager of Driver Trett Canada Ltd.

Ali Fard

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Location: Sutton Place Hotel
Chateau Belair
845 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
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Time: 5:00pm – Registration
5:30pm – AGM
6:15pm – Special General Meeting (approval of revised by-laws)
6:45pm – Dinner & Presentation
8:00pm – Closing
Cost: $75.00 for members
$85.00 for non-members
$25.00 for students
Complimentary: AGM only
GST is included
RSVP: Please register online by Monday, May 15, 2017.

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Cancellation Policy: For a refund please provide 48 business hours cancellation notice by emailing No-shows or cancellations received after 5:00 pm, 48 business hours prior to the event will be billed for the full amount.

Purchase a Dinner Pass to save 20% off this Year's Dinner Events!

CIQS-BC is pleased to announce they are now offering an annual Dinner Pass! The pass allows you to save 20% off the total cost of all four 2016 dinner events while avoiding the hassle of registering and the disappointment of an event being sold out. You register once for the Dinner Pass and you are automatically registered for all four dinners!

2017 Pricing:

  • Dinner Passes - 20% Discount!
  • Members: $240.00
  • Non-Members: $272.00
  • Prices include GST

Purchase a Dinner Pass here →

Remember to purchase your pass before our first dinner event of the year.

Annual Dinner Sponsorship Opportunities

CIQS BC is pleased to offer the opportunity to provide sponsorship to our regular dinner events. This is an ideal chance for consultants, contractors, developers and other related companies to not only support the organization in hosting these events but to gain exposure and promote their firm to the membership.

The sponsorship is $1000 per annum and will include these benefits:

  • Recognition at all dinner meetings (a minimum of four events each year)
  • 2 dinner tickets per event (a $630 value)
  • Promotion on the display board or PowerPoint loop
  • Official acknowledgement of sponsors at the events
  • Logo on all event notices
  • Logo on the event page of the CIQS BC website

Please complete the sponsorship form →

Call for CIQS-BC Board Director Nominations

Join us in promoting the interests and awareness of the quantity surveying profession in British Columbia! We are currently seeking nominations for new CIQS-BC Board Directors.

As a Board Director, you will be a vital part of advancing the industry by providing your expertise and ideas to all persons or organizations having interests in quantity surveying and construction estimating. You will also act as an information source for those interested in becoming a quantity surveyor. This rewarding position allows you to have direct input in the future of quantity surveying in B.C.

Benefits of being a Director on the Board of CIQS-BC include interacting with professionals in the industry, increasing your profile within the construction community and meeting your CPD requirements.

This is an exciting time to be a Board Director as CIQS-BC is one of the hosts of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress (PAQS) coming to Vancouver in July of 2017, to which your contribution would be very important to assist in the success of this event!

If you would like to nominate yourself for a CIQS-BC board position, or would like to find out more, please contact us at We are excited to hear from you!

Roles available:


Our Long-Range Education Director will be responsible for liaising with post secondary schools and organizations to assist in growing the CIQS presence within the industry. Duties will include coordinating events with schools and/or organizations that would be of benefit to the CIQS, gain traction in providing future students and members the knowledge on quantity surveyors and providing strategic planning ideas for the long-term growth of the affiliation and the membership.


Our Liaison & Communications Officer will be responsible for assisting in communication within the CIQS as well as with other organizations. Duties will include assisting coordination with other organizations for joint events, assisting in internal CIQS matters and manage completion of the quarterly newsletter to members.


Our Marketing Director will be responsible for helping heighten the CIQS image within the industry. Duties will include coordinating marketing materials from National with events, trade shows etc. to help promote the image of the profession and assisting in acquiring speakers for CIQS-BC events.

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