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St. John’s

Newfoundland & Labrador is the most easterly edge of North America. This is where the sun rises first, where Vikings landed over 1,000 years ago, home to the oldest settlement, the oldest city in North America but the youngest province in Canada. Minutes from the mighty North Atlantic, on Canada’s far eastern shore, St. John’s awaits!


WELCOME

Welcome to St. John’s, Newfoundland St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland & Labrador is Canada’s oldest and arguably its most distinctive city. Rising spectacularly from the water’s edge, St. John’s promises you a sophisticated city experience with small town warmth and charm. St. John’s is a grand old lady, from her elegant historic houses and scenic walking trails, to her stately landmarks and cultural treasures. Underneath beats a youthful heart and a boisterous spirit that finds its expression in one of North America’s liveliest arts and music scenes.

COME EARLY, STAY LATER AND ENJOY ALL THAT NEWFOUNDLAND HAS TO OFFER!

FEI Canada’s 2012 conference is a must-attend event FEI Canada’s annual National Conference and Exhibit Forum provides a forum for the best and brightest senior financial executives to come together to exchange ideas, find solutions to current challenges and benefit from a variety of educational content that will keep you up to the minute with current business trends. This year’s conference offers: • Six captivating keynote presentations – featuring General Rick Hillier as closing Keynote Speaker addressing “Leadership in Difficult Times” • Eight concurrent session presented by prominent Canadian Executives and Thought Leaders • Five enlightening Breakfast Seminars • An Exhibit Forum offering the most current, solution oriented services • Amazing special events including golf at the world renowned Clovelly Golf Course • Experience traditional “Newfoundlander” evening of dining, fun and experience.

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Social Events With its infamous George Street pubs, St. John’s is the perfect destination to meet, mingle and network as you experience authentic “down home” hospitality. You will enjoy Newfoundland’s heritage through food, live music and dance.


SOCIAL EVENTS

Early Arrival Reception Tuesday, June 5, 2012 l 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Delta St. John’s Hotel and Convention Centre

New Member Reception Tuesday, June 5, 2012 l 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Delta St. John’s Hotel and Convention Centre

Opening Reception Wednesday, June 6, 2012 l 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Delta St. John’s Conference Centre Join your hosts at the official opening of the National Conference. Mingle among the exhibitors and get to know or re-connect with fellow delegates. Sponsored by:

Rally in the Alley Thursday, June 7, 2012 l 6:00 pm – 12:00 am Delta St. John’s Conference Centre and the infamous George Street pubs The evening begins with a cocktail reception, mingling among the exhibitors and enjoying the talents of a traditional Pewter Smith. Watch as he works pewter into shapes that reflect the natural Newfoundland heritage. Immediately following the reception you will enjoy an authentic Newfoundland Lobster dinner, with local flair, décor and entertainment that brings the “down home” experience to life. Now that you are “Newfoundlanders”, the tradition of George Street comes alive. Musicians will lead us to the Rally down the George Street Alley. George Street is famous for the most bars and pubs per square foot of any street in North America. You will perform an Irish Step Dance from a local dancer, a Newfoundland Sing-a-Long with song sheets, as well as a traditional Screech-In and join the Order of Screechers. All delegates meet up at the end of the evening at Club One on George Street where a live band awaits to dance the rest of the night away. Conference fee includes Rally in the Alley ticket. Additional tickets can be purchase on the FEI Canada website at www.feicanada.org/events. Co-Sponsored by:


Companion Program With its infamous George Street pubs, St. John’s is the perfect destination to meet, mingle and network as you experience authentic “down home” hospitality. You will enjoy Newfoundland’s heritage through food, live music and dance.


COMPANION PROGRAM

These optional itineraries highlight some of the many attractions, experiences, dining and shopping adventures available in and around St. John’s. Signal Hill and The Far East of the Western World | Wednesday, June 6, 2012 • 9:00 am – 12:30 pm First off today we will visit the National Park at Cape Spear, the most easterly point of land in North America. Here the lighthouse has been restored to circa 1836. Explore the bunkers built by Canadian soldiers in the side of the cliffs here during the Second World War. Now you can say you have been to the other "Far East"" where you can stand with your back to the Atlantic and face every other being in North America - or turn your back on them. The choice is yours. From Cape Spear we tour old St. John's with plenty of time to see such National historic sights as Cabot Tower and Signal Hill. Hear the legends of Dead Man's Pond, and Government House and the history surrounding the Colonial Building. This tour will orient you and give you a feel for the history, legend and lore of St. John's, the oldest community in North America. Return to downtown St. John’s and enjoy lunch at one of St. John’s authentic eastern cuisine restaurants. Finish your day with shopping on the downtown streets where you will experience some of the finest fashion, art and unique cultural crafts that eastern Canada has to offer. PRICE PER PERSON:

$50.00 includes transportation, and local guide. Price does not include the cost of lunch.

Lighthouse Picnic at the Colony of Avalon | Thursday, June 7, 2012 • 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Today we head south of St. John’s on the Irish Loop. This driving route takes us along the southern shore through communities settled by Irish immigrants in the mid 18th century. Our destination today is the town of Ferryland. George Calvert, later Lord Baltimore, founded the colony in 1621. Most people have no idea that permanent European settlement in North America dates so far back, and that Newfoundland played such an important role. The Ferryland settlement was "forgotten", and its remains lay undisturbed for centuries. The site is now being excavated. Constructed of stone, the buildings have left substantial remains. Archaeologists have uncovered over a million artifacts to date – gold rings, Portuguese ceramics and other unusual objects – as well as a smithy, a stone-walled well, a sea-flushed privy and the "pretty street" described in very early accounts. We will tour the interpretation centre and the Colony of Avalon site. After touring the site the group will take the leisurely 35-minute walk to the Ferryland Lighthouse. Along the way we pass some of the remains of Lord Baltimore’s Colony, Goose Island, Isle aux Bois and in a single glance the sights of the Torhamvan shipwreck. As one of the oldest communities in North America we are retracing the steps people have walked for hundreds of years, scanning the sea for warships and privateers. The vista for us is far more peaceful and overlooks a quiet harbour, the Ferryland Museum and the Holy Trinity Church. At the lighthouse we meet Jill Curran, the proprietor of the Ferryland Lighthouse Picnics. Jill will set the group up on blankets on the hillsides overlooking the ocean and serve them individual gourmet picnic lunches. This location has been featured by MacLean’s magazine, Canada AM, and En Route magazine. After lunch we have the opportunity to take a tour of the lighthouse before we head back to Ferryland for our trip back to St. John’s. PRICE PER PERSON:

$110.00 includes transportation by motor coach, local guide, all entrance fees, and lunch.


Companion Program With its infamous George Street pubs, St. John’s is the perfect destination to meet, mingle and network as you experience authentic “down home” hospitality. You will enjoy Newfoundland’s heritage through food, live music and dance.


COMPANION PROGRAM

These optional itineraries highlight some of the many attractions, experiences, dining and shopping adventures available in and around St. John’s. “Twacking” About Downtown | Friday, June 8, 2012 • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm The term twacking describes the art of window shopping, which we will partake in, in beautiful downtown St. John’s. We will visit such shops as Newfoundland Weavery, Twisted Sister, Whink!, The Downhome and Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Council facility. Located in the Historic Devon Row area of downtown St. John’s, the facility hosts the finest in artisan works the province has to offer. These uniques stores have a wide variety of goods that will peak the interest of all comers. Once we have concluded our morning twacking we will have lunch in one of St. John’s fine downtown restaurants. Known for our fresh seafood, make sure you open your palette for the "catch of the day". After lunch we are off to the Presentation Convent to see some of the wonderful art the sisters have accumulated over their 170 years in Newfoundland. Last but certainly not least we visit the quaint village of Quidi Vidi, a Portuguese fishing village in St. John’s, where we visit the Quidi Vidi microbrewery and have a refreshing sample of their wares. Don’t forget your wallets, and be sure to wear comfortable shoes!! PRICE PER PERSON:

$95.00 includes transportation, guide, entrance fees, lunch, and tasting in Quidi Vidi


Golf Tournament Clovelly is proud to offer immaculately groomed courses made real from the imagination of Graham Cook – one of Canada’s finest golf course architects. The Osprey is a championship Par 72 gem cloaked in green. With elevated tee boxes, shaped fairways and bent grass, you will wish you had more time to golf.


GOLF TOURNAMENT Clovelly Golf Course, The Osprey Wednesday, June 8, 2012 l 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

Platinum Sponsor: Located in the North East end of St. John’s off Stavanger Drive, it features a championship par 6,400 yard 18-hole par 72 course with an executive par 62, 4,000 yard, 18 hole course. There is no doubt that The Osprey is one of Atlantic Canada’s premier golf courses. The elevated tee boxes give way to the professional arch of shaped fairways, bent grass combined with natural wetlands. This championship was made real from the imagination of Graham Cook, one of Canada’s finest golf course architects. Osprey is toughness tempered with beauty. PRICE PER PERSON: $175.00 + HST Includes transportation, breakfast, green fees, power cart, lunch, prizes, gift and awards. (Club rentals not included.)

Club Rentals: $30.00 + HST Itinerary:

Format of Tournament: Shortgun

6:00 am:

Buses depart the Delta St. John’s Hotel for Clovelly Golf Course

7:00 am:

Registration and breakfast at golf course, practice range

8:00 am:

Shotgun start (golfers should arrive at least a half hour before start)

1:00 pm:

Buffet lunch, reception, prizes and awards

3:00 pm:

Buses depart Clovelly Golf Course for the Delta St. John’s Hotel

Ladies Dress Code • Golf shirts with collars (sleeves not required) • Golf slacks (denim or track pants are not acceptable) • Bermuda shorts, 6 1/2” inseam (No short shorts) or skirts/skorts no greater than 4” above the knee • Proper golf shoes or running shoes • Any type of socks or socket

Men’s Dress Code • Golf shirts with collars and sleeves • Golf slacks (denim or track pants are not acceptable) • Bermuda shorts, 8 ½ ” inseam (No short shorts) • Proper golf shoes or running shoes • Any type of socks or socket


Closing Luncheon Keynote Speaker General Rick Hillier

Former Chief of the Defence Staff for Canadian Forces – the Canadian Forces' Highest Rank


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Closing Luncheon Keynote Speaker Friday, June 8, 2012 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

General Rick Hillier Former Chief of the Defence Staff for Canadian Forces – the Canadian Forces' Highest Rank

“Leadership in Difficult Times” In over three decades of service to his country, General Rick Hillier has remobilized support of Canadian troops, worked closely with Prime Ministers, increased Canada’s significance within NATO, and solidified Canada's reputation on the world stage. In this time of War, under enormous public scrutiny, Hillier has, time and again, made the tough but needed decisions. In terms of leadership, in terms of diplomacy, in terms of strategy, he has few peers. At the FEI Canada National Conference, General Hillier, one of Canada’s top soldiers, will display the full range of his compassion, enthusiasm and leadership acumen, drawing on his unprecedented experience and sharing the lessons that have made him one of this country’s most respected and influential public figures.

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Program

Agenda 2012 FEI CANADA CONFERENCE

TUESDAY, JUNE 5 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration/Information Desk Open 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm National Chapter Leadership Meeting 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Annual General Meeting 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Early Arrival Reception


Program

Agenda 2012 FEI CANADA CONFERENCE


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 6:30 am – 4:00 pm FEI Canada Golf Tournament (Clovelly Osprey) 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Registration/Information Desk Open 7:30 am – 8:30 am Early Arrival & Guest Breakfast 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Optional Activity: intended for Guests Signal Hill and the Far East of the Western World – Scenic Excursion Followed by lunch and shopping in downtown St. John’s 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm New Member Reception 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall


Program

Agenda 2012 FEI CANADA CONFERENCE


THURSDAY, JUNE 7 7:00 am – 4:30 pm Registration/Information Desk Open 7:30 am – 8:45 am Breakfast Seminar A Breakfast Seminar B Breakfast Seminar C 9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks FEI Canada’s CEO and Conference Chair 9:15 am – 10:00 am Opening Keynote Address 10:00 am – 10:45 am Keynote Session 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Optional Activity: intended for Guests Lighthouse Picnic at the Colony of Avalon 10:45 am – 11:15 am Networking Break in Exhibit Hall 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent 1: Business Performance Management Concurrent 2: Financing for SMEs Concurrent 3: Executive Presence – how to raise your visibility 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon in Convention Centre 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Dessert in Exhibit Hall

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent 4: Enterprise Risk Management Concurrent 5: Business Succession Planning Concurrent 6: Managing in a Changing Business Environment 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Networking Break in Exhibit Hall 3:30pm – 4:30 pm Keynote Session 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Gala Reception in Exhibit Hall 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Authentic Newfoundland Dinner Evening 9:00 pm – 12:00 am Rally in the Alley George Street, St. John’s


Program

Agenda 2012 FEI CANADA CONFERENCE


FRIDAY, JUNE 8 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration/Information Desk Open 7:30 am – 8:45 am Breakfast Seminar A Breakfast Seminar B 9:00 am – 9:45 am Keynote Session Leadership Panel Featuring: Gordon Maron, Executive Vice President, PCL Construction Holdings Ltd. Cynthia Devine, Chief Financial Officer, Tim Horton’s Inc. 9:45 am – 10:30 am Keynote Session 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Optional Activity: intended for guests “Twacking” About Downtown and Quidi Vidi Village 10.30 am – 10.45am Presentation of Exhibitor Draw Prizes 10.45 am - 11.15 am Networking Break 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent 7: Standard-Setters and Regulatory Panel Concurrent 8: Corporate Social Responsibility 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Closing Luncheon and Keynote Address General Rick Hillier - “Leadership in Difficult Times” 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Closing Remarks and Presentation of Distinguished Service Award, Early Bird Prize and Exhibit Hall Passport Draw


REGISTRATION

Become a member of FEI Canada and attend this conference for FREE! For details call: (416) 366-3007 x 5110


REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE!

Register before April 1, 2012 and save $200 with our special early-bird savings

REGISTRATION

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS • Substitutions may be made at any time by emailing a written request to the attention of Andrea Cooney at: aconney@feicandada.org • Cancellation requests must be received in writing by May 6, 2012 • No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 6, 2012. Substitutions are permitted. CONFERENCE HOTEL: Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. Special FEI Canada rates apply at the hotel hotel, the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre. The Delta Hotel is located in the heart of downtown, in close proximity to the financial, business and entertainment centres and with a spectacular view of the St. John’s Narrows. It is a short walk to many historic sites and shopping in some of Newfoundland’s most unique shops. Book your hotel room early to be guaranteed best rates and availability The special FEI rate is in effect until May 14, 2012. Reservations received after the cut-off date (or if the group rate sells out early) will be on a space and rate availability basis. When making your reservations please indicate you an attendee of the FEI Canada Conference. Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre 120 New Gower Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland A1C 6K4 Phone: (709) 739-6404 or 1-888-890-3222 Online: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

EARLY BIRD Until April 1, 2012

REGULAR After April 1, 2012

BEDROOM RATE: ** • Delta Room single/double occupancy - $210.00 ** • Delta Premier single/double occupancy - $230.00 ** • Deluxe Occupancy - $240.00 ** • Signature Club - $285.00 ** • Suites - $285.00 and up **

Member

$1,195

$1,395

Non-member

$1,495

$1,695

Member - Retired

$850

$850

Member in transition

$650

$650

** All bedroom rates are exclusive of applicable taxes

Guest

$375

$375

CUT-OFF DATE: May 14, 2012 Complimentary internet is included in all bedrooms

Academic

$375

$375

New Member

FREE**

FREE**

13% HST will be added to all registration fees

TRAVEL: Take advance of special discounted airfares for FEI Delegates with Air Candada, Porter and WestJet. Simply contact one of the airlines below and quote the promotional code: Air Canada: 10% discount: www.aircanada.com | Promotional code: N4QP4E21 Porter Airlines: 20% discount: www.flyporter.com or call 1-888-619-8622 | Promotional code: FEI12 WestJet Airlines: 1-888-493-7853 | Promotional code: CC7289


St.Johns Preliminary Program