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Excellence in Industrial Construction


Join Us May 2-3 for COAA's Excellence in Industrial Construction Annual Conference

This 2-day event brings together construction, labour, & investment industry experts to discuss topics & themes critical to the heavy industrial construction & maintenance sectors.

Keynote Speaker


For years, Canadians have been treated to weekly commentary from Rex Murphy on CBC’s The National along with his Saturday column in the National Post. He has also acted as an editorial contributor to CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera. For over 20 years he was the host and moderator of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup. Audiences across Canada are simultaneously informed and entertained by Rex’s provocative commentary. He knows what makes Canadians tick and what drives our political and social affairs.

A Rhodes Scholar, Rex Murphy was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he graduated from Memorial University. He went to Oxford University, along with former US President Bill Clinton. Rex later ran twice in provincial elections and lost both times. Maybe he was too honest?

As a keynote speaker, Rex radiates intelligence and trustworthiness. His endearing style brings forth a sarcastic intellect and deep insight into issues affecting individuals and businesses.

Event Program

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Member Pricing: $495  
Non-member Pricing $595


Terry Parker

Executive Director of the Building Trades of Alberta

Mark Plamondon

Executive Director, Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association

Steve Scott

HOP Improvement, LLC

Bob Collins

Senior Economist, BuildForce Canada

Adam Legge

President, Business Council of Alberta

J'Lyn Nye

Radio Host, 630 CHED

Klayton Goncalves

Senior Economist and Head of Business Intelligence, BuildForce Canada

Kyle Keith

Director, CGL and Northern BC Operations TC Energy

Robert K. Mugo

Director, Green House Gas Environmental Priority Area with COSIA, a division of Pathways Alliance

Siddhartha Bhattacharya

Economist, ATB Economics

Mark Brown

General Manager, Fluor Canada

Ross Piche

Vice President, Projects & Construction, TransAlta Corporation

Steve Owens

Senior VP, Construction and Engineering, Capital Power


Edmonton Convention Centre

9797 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9

Hotels Nearby

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 – 100 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6

Westin Edmonton
10135 – 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

Courtyard by Marriott 
One Thornton Court
99 St & Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 2E7





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The Construction Owners Association of Alberta recognizes that COAA’s office in Edmonton is located within Treaty 6 Territory and within the Métis homelands and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. We further acknowledge that what we call Alberta is the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations and we are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.