2019 Annual Conference

Date: October 2nd – 4th, 2019
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC


Note: Cost includes meals and socials.

There is a choice of three optional pre-conference sessions on October 1st at an additional cost of $400 each. More information is listed below.

Registration Deadline: October 2, 2019
Refund Policy: Last date to cancel with a $50 service fee is August 1 2019.
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Important Info

Conference Brochure


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Click here for Conference Program

Detailed Session Descriptions

As of August 26th, all sessions have been assigned to time slots. You can view them here. There are still a couple of sessions where we have to finalize speakers because of cancellations and a few more where we don’t have full bios and abstracts yet. We will be updating this spot weekly and by the end of next week, will have a calendar as well.

Download Sessions Descriptions PDF

Call 604-493-2017 if you have questions.

2019 Speakers

Jean-François Perrault

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank

Full Bio



Michael Puskaric

Director, Public Sector Accounting Standards for the Public Sector Accounting Board.

“PSAB Annual Update”

Full Bio

Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer

Canadian Senate

Full Bio

Ted Graham

Head of Open Innovation of General Motor, Author of “The Uber of Everything”

Full Bio

Mark Wilson

City of New Westminster Police Department

Shayne Kavanagh

GFOA International

Full Bio


Jamie Black

President, F.H. Black & Company Incorporated

Full Bio

Jude Pillainayagam

Asset Management Engineer, City of Coquitlam

Full Bio

Chun Man

Urban Systems

Full Bio

Chris Sainsbury

National Lead for Smart Cities, KPMG

Full Bio

Gordon Ruth

Municipal AG

Full Bio

Brian Beveridge


Full Bio