2024 TTSAO Annual Conference

Reception and Networking Event

February 28th, 2024

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us at the highly anticipated networking event sponsored by Transport Driver Training of Kitchener/Waterloo, a highlight of the upcoming TTSAO Annual Conference. This exclusive gathering is your opportunity to mingle with the brightest minds and key players in the trucking and transport training industry. Sponsored by a leader in driver education, the event is designed to spark conversations, forge new relationships, and uncover collaborative opportunities in an informal, welcoming setting. Whether you’re looking to expand your professional network, explore potential partnerships, or simply gain insights from industry veterans, this networking event promises an enriching experience. It’s an ideal platform for anyone eager to connect with peers and learn from the experiences of others in a dynamic, forward-thinking community. Don’t miss this chance to be part of an evening where connections are made, and the future of the industry is shaped. Join us to share, connect, and inspire.

2023 in the TTSAO

This was a very exciting year for the TTSAO. We have forged many new relationships with organizations across North America. Our membership has grown and we have launched a few new programs!

We are looking forward to sharing all of this and more at our 2024 Annual Conference. Don’t miss out on some fantastic speakers with Q&A sessions and even a few surprises you’ll just have to show up to see!

TTSAO Keynote Speaker

The Gordie Howe international bridge project

Heather Grondin

chief relations officer

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is a once-in-a-generation undertaking. Not only will the project deliver much-needed transportation improvements for international travelers, it will also provide jobs and opportunities for growth to the Windsor-Detroit region and includes features that make this project truly distinctive.
The project is being delivered through a public-private partnership (P3). A public-private partnership is a long-term performance- based approach to procuring public infrastructure where the private sector assumes a major share of the risks in terms of financing and construction and ensuring effective performance of the infrastructure, from design and planning, to long-term maintenance.

Heather Grondin has 20 years of experience, specializing in strategic planning, communications and engagement. As part of diverse public-sector teams working on high-profile projects and portfolios, Heather’s consistent goal has been to build meaningful relationships based on trust, openness and understanding. Holding the executive position of Chief Relations Officer at Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) since 2015, Heather leads an integrated team of professionals who inform, inspire and interact with others in support of WDBA and the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.

TTSAO Conference Speakers

2024 Conference lineup!

Dr Paul Artale

Motivational Speaker

Dr. Paul Artale is a motivational speaker and work-life balance researcher who helps people and organizations break through their challenges to achieve Peak Performance. You will not want to miss this one! Highly entertaining.

Peter-John (P-J) Barclay

Excelerate Program

President & CEO of Impirica will talk about ExcelRATE A proactive driver risk evaluation designed to answer the question of driver fitness-for-duty. This road test should be considered an essential part of a carriers hiring process.

ShellEy Walker

WTFC

A non-profit organization, with the mission to bridge barriers, empower women and provide a positive platform for education, mentorship, networking and development within the trucking/transportation industry.

Agenda for 2024 Conference

Agenda for 2024 Conference

TimeDescription
7:00 am – 7:45 amRegistration and Breakfast Sponsored by Drivewise
7:45 am – 7:55 amOpening Remarks: Philip Fletcher President TTSAO
7:55 amVideo from Sponsor CDL Powersuite – Software for Schools, Internal Management
8:00 am – 8:10 amConference Opening by the Associate Minister of MTO, Vijay Thanigasalam
8:10 am – 8:35 amIntroduction of Dr. Paul Artale, PhD – Work-Life Balance
8:35 am – 9:15 amThank You and Introduction of Guest Speaker Heather Grondin, of the Gordie Howe International Bridge
9:15 am – 9:20 amAnnounce Silent Auction of Gordie Howe Memorabilia – bidding closes at 3:30 pm
9:20 am – 9:50 amCoffee Break and Networking – Sponsored by WTFC
9:50 am – 10:35 amGeoff Wood OTA – Current Issues Facing the Trucking Industry
10:35 am – 10:40 amVideo presentation by Luma – Preparing Training Programs for Trucking
10:40 am – 11:10 amIntroducing Heavy G – Presented by DriverVerified Caleb Krahn & Derrick MacDonald
11:10 am – 11:35 amPresentation by CFIB Anna Mancini – Program Benefits
11:35 am – 11:45 amGreetings from the CVTA
11:45 am – 12:45 pmLunch and Networking Sponsored by Crossroads Truck & Career Academy
12:45 pm – 1:20 pmIntroduction of Captive Markets – Presented by Jacqueline Caceres, BA CIP – Bis Risk Solutions
1:20 pm – 1:25 pmKen Adams TTSAO Chairman of the Board Human Trafficking Awareness
1:25 pm – 1:40 pmPresentation from Laurie Samuel, Ph.D. “A Proactive Approach to Driver Safety” a joint venture with WTFC & TTSAO
1:40 pm – 1:55 pmQ&A with Shelley Walker, WTFC and Laurie Samuel, Ph.D.
1:55 pm – 2:25 pmSERCO Update on Commercial Testing – Gary Cook, VP Serco
2:25 pm – 2:55 pmCoffee Break and Networking – Sponsored by Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada
2:55 pm – 3:30 pmIntroduction of PJ Barclay, President Impirica – Discussing ExceleRATE
3:30 pm – 3:45 pmInstructor of the Year – Tenstreet
Presentation by the East Africa Project – Pablo Bashir
3:45 pm – 3:55 pmFinal Bids of Gordie Howe Memorabilia & Winners Announced
3:55 pm – 4:05 pmFinal Raffle and Draw for the Toboggan of Wine
4:05 pm – 4:15 pmConference Wrap-Up by Phil Fletcher, President TTSAO

Sponsorship Packages No Longer Available!

All Sponsorship are SOLD OUT!

Platinum

$ 3,000 .00

SOLD OUT!

Gold

$ 2,500 .00

SOLD OUT!

Silver

$ 2,000 .00

SOLD OUT!

Bronze

$ 1,500 .00

SOLD OUT

Ontario Truck Driving School

Kick Off Cocktails

$ 1,500 .00

SOLD OUT!

Breakfast

$ 1,500 .00

SOLD OUT!

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Lunch

$ 1,500 .00

SOLD OUT!

Instructor of the Year

$ 1,500 .00

SOLD OUT!

Toboggan of Wine

$ 1,500 .00

SOLD OUT!

Mat Placement

$ 1,500 .00

SOLD OUT!

Coffee

$ 750 .00

SOLD OUT!

WTFC logo

Booth

$ 750 .00

SOLD OUT!

Only $640 for returning sponsors

  • Signage
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Carrier Special

$ 500 .00

SOLD OUT!

Only $425 for returning sponsors

  • Signage
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School Special

$ 500 .00

SOLD OUT!

Only $425 for returning sponsors

  • Signage
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Insurance Special

$ 500 .00

SOLD OUT!

Only $425 for returning sponsors

  • Signage
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Lanyards

$ 500 .00

SOLD OUT!

Join us At Lionhead Golf and Country Club!

Once again we are holding our annual conference at Lionhead Golf and Country Club in Brampton. They did a great job and treated us spectacularly well in 2023.

Event Summary:
TTSAO FEBRUARY GROUP BLOCK
Start Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
End Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Last Day to Book: February 26, 2024
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Toronto Mississauga for 169 CAD per night

Contact Mazen at Fairfield Hotels 905-362-4214. Ask for the TTSAO group rate for Feb. 28th + 29th. He will take care of your request personally”


Company address

8525 Mississauga Road
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0C1

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Book your spot today

Once again you can purchase your tickets on EventBrite. You just need to click the button below! Member pricing is only $149.00 and Non-Member Pricing is $199.00.

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For More Information about the 2024 TTSAO conference please contact Phil at the following email address.

philip@ttsao.com

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