Waste Professional Management Seminar April 4-5, 2023

Waste Professionals Management Seminar –April 4-5th, 2023

April 4th Agenda:

10:00 am – Welcome and Introduction
Annette Synowiec,  Director of Policy, Planning and Outreach, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto

10:15 am – Operational and Management Concerns and Opportunities- What lies ahead post the transition of the blue box? How will this affect the nature of waste management services provided by Municipalities? 

Panel Moderator: Elena Mantagaris, Senior Advisor, StrategyCorp Inc.
Panelists: Fraser Macdonald, VP, StrategyCorp Inc.
Sherry Arcaro, Director, National Supply Chain Services, Circular Materials
Ashley De Souza, CEO, Waste to Resource Ontario (W2RO)
Karen Bieri, Certified Supply Chain Management Professional, 4 Procurement Services

11:45 am -Evaluation of In-house and Contracted Delivery Services- Financial and Operational Differences. Lessons learned and why operations have reverted back to in-house.

Daina Conley, Manager CRC Operations, Regional Municipality of Peel

12:15 pm – Break

12:45:-Managing Staff and Filling Vacant Positions with Qualified Staff:
Reaching Out to new Canadians for Growth & Development in Filling Job Vacancies – The Journey, Opportunities and Challenges to Enter into the Ontario Waste Sector

Dinesh Sharma, CEO, Brilliant Minds Group
Phil Jensen, Program Coordinator, Waste Resource Management Program, Fleming College
Citalli Rios, Executive Director, Hispanotech

2:15- Conclusion.

April 5th Agenda : 

10:00 am – Purchasing and Contracts- Preparing a Tender Document to Include Both Known and Unknowns

Karen Bieri, Certified Supply Chain Management Professional, 4 Procurement

11:00 am – Benefits of Using a Contract Lifecycle Management Framework

Renny Singh, Manager Contract Integration Management & Compliance, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto

12:15 pm – Break

12:30 pm Project Delivery Through Collaborative Contracting of Municipal Waste

Panelists: Wes Muir, Business Development Manager, Veolia
Geoff Capelle, Director, Project Development & Collaborative Delivery, Bird Construction
Ed Ng, Partner, Infrastructure & Project Finance Advisory, Ernst & Young
Jonathan Cocker, Partner, Borden Ladner & Gervais

1:45 pm -People Management -the New Hybrid staffing model

Emil Prpic, Associate Director, Waste Disposal & Engineering, Niagara Region

2:15 pm – Conclusion

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