COMMUNIQUÉS

 
The CIQS Congress offers a tremendous opportunity to learn from, and network with, a variety of business and industry experts while earning your points towards your annual CPD quota. If you have never had the opportunity to attend, this is the year to get your employer to add Congress 2020 to your professional development budget. We are proud to present two days of education which include some unique site visits available solely for our delegates.

CIQS Congress 2020

BUILD YOUR NETWORK AND EARN CPD POINTS AT CONGRESS 2020!

The CIQS Congress offers a tremendous opportunity to learn from, and network with, a variety of business and industry experts while earning your points towards your annual CPD quota. If you have never had the opportunity to attend, this is the year to get your employer to add Congress 2020 to your professional development budget. We are proud to present two days of education which include some unique site visits available solely for our delegates.

NEW FOR 2020!

PARTNER PROGRAM: This year we are launching a partner program which includes certain conference meals and events designed especially for those accompanying our delegates to Winnipeg. Purchasing this package is a wonderful way to meet other partners/spouses and explore the host city.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Due to the fact that certain events offer alcohol, no one under the legal drinking age of 18 will be admitted to any conference events or meals.

HOTEL RATES & REGISTRATION FEES

We have secured a room rate of $129 per night and are offering a special Early Bird Registration to offset this year’s increase in registration fees. We encourage everyone to take advantage of our Early Bird deal. Register before May 15, 2020 for a discount on our full Congress registration! The room rate is available until June 9, 2020 but there is a limited number of rooms so we recommend you book your rooms early as we expect the group rate to sell out.

Get a room for $129/night. Book today!

Want to learn more?

Visit http://www.ciqs.org/english/congress-2020

or contact:

Registration and Accommodation
Sharon Lui at events@ciqs.org

Sponsorship Program
Alexandra Parliament at marketing@ciqs.org

Registration Early Bird Deadline: May 15, 2020
Hotel Room Rate Deadline: June 9, 2020

Preview our 2019 Congress Photo Gallery here

Your Winter 2019 issue of the Construction Economist is now ready!

Features:

  • Integrated project delivery
  • Beyond the 49th parallel
  • Rent control – Economics 101 for the Quantity Surveyor
  • Enhancing security of pensions in insolvency proceedings
  • Earned value management
  • How the PQS may foster the circular economy
  • Getting to know our people – Sharon Lui
  • Leadership interview – Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin

Corners:

  • Congratulations Corner
  • Legal Corner
  • Education Corner
  • Young Quantity Surveyor Corner
  • Professional Events Corner

Messages:

  • Chair’s Message
  • Executive Director’s Message
  • Editor’s Message
Construction Economist

Appel de candidatures pour le rôle de porte-parole

Définition: Un porte-parole est une personne qui représente une entreprise, une industrie ou une cause.

L’ICÉC est actuellement à la recherche de membres intéressés à représenter l’organisation dans le cadre d’entrevues ou de conférences avec les médias à titre d’experts en la matière, lors de salons de l’emploi et de présentations dans les écoles, pour des entretiens à propos du matériel promotionnel et des présentateurs lors des événements de l’ICÉC et de l’industrie.

Nos porte-paroles seront:

  • capables de transmettre un message cohérent pour établir et maintenir la position officielle de notre marque sur diverses questions;
  • des orateurs expérimentés;
  • diplomatiques et capables de penser sur le vif tout en respectant les paramètres du message;
  • des auditeurs actifs (capables de se concentrer entièrement sur la question au lieu de penser à ce qu’il faut dire ensuite);
  • des orateurs prudents qui réfléchissent avant de parler et qui comprennent l’importance d’être concis (répondre seulement à la question posée);
  • capables d’instaurer la confiance et la crédibilité pour eux-mêmes et pour l’organisation;
  • confiants dans l’établissement de relations de réseautage.

L’ICÉC offrira à ses porte-parole:

  • une formation officielle pour vous familiariser avec les médias, parler devant une caméra ou une foule;
  • des outils de présentation adaptés à la situation (matériel de marketing, présentation Powerpoint, etc.);
  • Tous les événements/entrevues seront gérés par le personnel du national et des consultants. Ils correspondront à l’événement/l’entrevue avec le porte-parole en fonction de son expérience dans l’industrie, de la logistique et de l’intérêt.

Nous nous efforçons d’offrir à nos porte-parole le plus de temps possible pour s’exprimer, à l’exception des entrevues avec les médias, en particulier dans les situations où l’ICÉC est invité à commenter une histoire. Dans ces situations, le journaliste est souvent soumis à des délais serrés et nous aurons très peu de temps pour répondre. Nos porte-parole seront donc invités à se rendre disponibles pour ces opportunités dans un bref délai. De nos jours, la plupart des entretiens peuvent être effectués à distance, soit par téléphone, soit en ligne via Skype ou un logiciel similaire.

Les parties intéressées sont priées d’envoyer une copie de leur CV accompagnée d’une courte lettre de présentation énumérant les éléments suivants:

  • expérience préalable avec les médias (le cas échéant);
  • expérience en matière de représentation;
  • domaines d’expertise dans l’industrie;
  • zones logistiques où vous êtes disposé à voyager pour des présentations/formations.

Intéressé par: (cochez toutes les réponses qui s’appliquent)

  • présentateur aux événements de l’ICÉC (par exemple, introduire un conférencier);
  • porte-parole auprès des médias;
  • participation aux salons d’emploi, aux foires commerciales et aux rencontres professionnelles dans les écoles;
  • Vidéos promotionnelles de l’ICÉC;
  • relations gouvernementales.

Il est à noter que toutes les formations se dérouleront en anglais. À ce titre, nous exigeons
que tous les bénévoles soient bilingues et/ou parlent couramment l’anglais.

Formulaire de candidature

Veuillez soumettre votre formulaire de candidature, votre CV et votre lettre de présentation
à Alexandra Parliament à marketing@ciqs.org

Date limite de soumission des candidatures: Lundi 20 janvier 2020

Call for Spokespeople

Definition: A spokesperson is a person who represents a company, industry or cause.

CIQS is currently looking for members interested in representing the organization in media interviews and/or conferences as subject matter experts, at school career fairs and presentations, internal interviews for promotional material and presenters at CIQS/industry events.

Our spokespeople will be:

  • able to deliver a cohesive message to build and maintain our brand’s official position on various matters;
  • a strong public speaker;
  • diplomatic and able to think on their feet while keeping within the message parameters;
  • an active listener (able to concentrate fully on the question rather than thinking of what to say next);
  • a careful speaker who thinks before they speak and understands the importance of not oversharing (answer only the question asked);
  • able to build trust and credibility for themselves and the organization;
  • confident building relationship/networking.

CIQS will offer our spokespeople:

  • official media training to make you comfortable dealing with media, speak in front of a camera or a crowd;
  • presentation tools appropriate to the situation (marketing material, PowerPoint presentation, etc);
  • all events/interviews are managed by National staff and consultants and they will match the event/interview with the spokesperson based on industry experience, logistics and interest.

We strive to offer our spokespeople as much as lead time as possible for speaking opportunities with the exception of media interviews, especially situations where CIQS is asked to offer a comment to a story. In those situations, the journalist is often on tight deadlines and there will be a very small window for us to respond. Our spokespeople will therefore be asked to make themselves available for these opportunities on short notice. These days, most interviews can be done remotely either via phone or online via Skype or similar software.

Interested parties are asked to send a copy of their CV along with a brief cover listing the following:

  • past experience dealing with media (if any);
  • presentation experience;
  • areas of industry expertise;
  • logistical areas willing to travel to for presentations/training.

Interested in: (mark all that apply)

  • presenter at CIQS events (such as introducing a presenter)
  • media spokesperson
  • present at school careers fairs, tradeshows, career meetings
  • CIQS promotional videos
  • government relations

CIQS Spokesperson Application Form

Submit Application Form, CV and cover letter to Alexandra Parliament at marketing@ciqs.org

Submission deadline: Monday, January 20, 2020

Assistant to the Editor (Construction Economist)

Working closely with the Editor of the Construction Economist, the successful applicant will directly assist with journal content development, in line with the CIQS’s strategy objectives.

The role will require creativity, enthusiasm and dedication in contributing to a quarterly journal that has and continues to develop as a best-in-class publication in Construction Economics. Interested in this role? Send an expression of interest with a cover letter, setting out your experience to execdir@ciqs.org.

Volunteering Opportunity: Assistant to the Editor (Construction Economist)

CIQS Congress 2020 shakes things up in Winnipeg

Join your fellow CIQS members and stakeholders for Congress 2020 in the city that National Geographic has listed as “one of the best trips on earth” and the home of the beloved Winnie the Pooh.

We are excited to introduce a

  • more education-focused event, and
  • exciting behind-the-scenes site visits

Book your hotel early and take advantage of the member group rate of $129/night.

Visit www.ciqs.org/english/congress-2020 for details.

Are you an expert in your field? Are you an engaging speaker? Do you have something ground breaking to share with the industry? Contact submissions@ciqs.org today for details about our Call for Presenters. (Submission deadline: January 15, 2020)
Partnership Opportunities Available! Whether you are looking for ways to build relationships with some of our industry’s best, launch a new product or build brand awareness, our Congress 2020 sponsorship program offers something for everyone. The program has been finalized and the sponsorship prospectus will be available in the New Year. Want more information about our Congress 2020 sponsorship program? Contact marketing@ciqs.org for details today!

July 9-11, 2020 | Winnipeg, Manitoba

We are seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for the 2020 Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Congress.
Conference Theme:
Vision 2020 – The Future of Quantity Surveying
Presentation Dates:
Friday July 10 – Saturday July 11, 2020

AUDIENCE

The primary conference audience consists of multiple levels of professional quantity surveyors, from entry-level cost consultants to senior level managers and corporate executives. Entrepreneurs and educators will also be in attendance. Technical session content should be geared to a level that is appropriate for the target audience.

CRITERIA

Proposals are solicited for 45-minute, 60-minute or 90-minute presentations that are creative, dynamic, and feature best practices. The presentation timeframe will include introductions, presentation material, and a question and answer session. Attendees should leave with specific knowledge and skills about various aspects of the topic and how it relates to their future development. Presentations should provide attendees with educational value and refrain from promoting a specific business, product, or service.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Future of Quantity Surveying
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Emerging Technologies
  • International Construction Measurement Standards
  • Notable Local Infrastructure Projects
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Real Estate Development – Emerging Trends, Economics and Opportunities
  • Adjudication and Prompt Payment
  • Public Private Partnerships (P3 Projects) or Alternative Contracting Methods
  • Skills for Career and Professional Development
  • Promoting or Building Your Firm / Business Development in Construction
  • Human Resources – Recruiting / Retraining / The Changing Workplace

If you have an industry topic that is leading edge and within the areas of focus but is not on the list above, we encourage you to submit your idea for special consideration.

SUBMISSIONS

All abstracts must be submitted via email to: submissions@ciqs.org by January 15, 2020 using the subject line “2020 CIQS Congress Abstract”.

Abstract Guidelines (in word or pdf format)

  • Proposed topic of presentation
  • Proposed title of presentation
  • Brief description of what the core content will include
  • Format of presentation (panel, workshop, power point)
  • Previous presentation experience
  • Highlights of key takeaways for participants
  • Expected length of presentation (allow for question time)

Presenters are encouraged to attach a photograph and a bio at the time abstracts are submitted. Bios are limited to a maximum of 150 words. The goal of the presenter bio is to provide us with a high-level view of your career and your major accomplishments. Photographs and presenter bios will be included in our marketing materials.

Bio Guidelines (in word or pdf format)

  • Full name, current job title and organization’s name
  • Description of your role in the organization and the products/services it provides
  • Highlights from your career as it relates to your current position
  • Key civic activities and personal interests
  • Degrees, certifications, awards, honors and authored publications

Photo Guidelines

  • High resolution 300 dpi JPEG file
  • Cropped head to shoulder in a medium close up shot

Company Logo Guidelines

  • High resolution 300 dpi JPEG file

Submitting the Full Presentation

PowerPoint Presentations should be submitted via email to: events@ciqs.org. The subject line should read “2020 CIQS Presentation (Your Name)”:

  • Full Presentations should be submitted no later than July 03, 2020.
  • Presentations should be saved with the following naming convention: Current Year, Underscore, Presentation Title, Underscore, First Initial and Last Name.
    Example: 2020_CostManagementTechniques_JDoe.

FEES & PRESENTER BENEFITS

As a presenter for the 2020 CIQS Congress your conference registration for the day of your presentation (Friday or Saturday) is complimentary (up to two tickets per presentation). The registration includes access to the full day of technical presentations, breakfast, lunch and refreshments. A discounted full registration will be available to speakers if they wish to attend the entire congress.

Additional benefits include access to the CIQS discounted room rates. CIQS does not pay presenters a honorarium or speaker fee. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.

TECHNICAL SESSION FORMATS

A variety of technical presentation formats are desirable at the conference and may include lecture format, panel presentation, or roundtable discussions. Handouts may be appropriate, depending on the complexity of the topic. Presenters are responsible for providing copies of workshop handouts and any additional equipment that will be used during presentation. Playback of PowerPoint presentations will be available for use during the technical sessions.

KEY DATES

  • Abstract Submission Due: January 15, 2020
  • Acceptance Sent: February 05, 2020
  • Full Presentation Due: July 03, 2020

Your Fall 2019 issue of the Construction Economist is now ready!

Features:

  • In memoriam – William John Hunter
  • Project profile – Trans Mountain pipeline
  • Implementing BIM for quantity surveying services
  • CIQS Congress 2019 recap.
  • CIQS 60th anniversary – 1959 and onwards
  • Leadership interview – Doug Jones
  • Watch, listen, learn – Marie Foley

Corners:

  • Sustainability Corner
  • Legal Corner
  • Congratulations Corner

Messages:

  • Chair’s Message
  • Executive Director’s Message
  • Editor’s Message
Construction Economist