Registration Open for AMTA’s Leadership Conference in Banff
Posted: February 19, 2016 by Today's Trucking Staff
BANFF, AB – Registration is now open for the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s (AMTA’s) 2016 Leadership Conferencerunning Friday and Saturday from April 29 – 30.
Hosted at the Rimrock Resort Hotel, in Banff National Park, the event will feature professional development, and the first-ever board meeting open to all full carrier members
“It’s always so exciting to announce this event,” says AMTA executive director Lorraine Card. “This year, the conference planning committee has put together a great line-up of professional development and industry networking activities. And the Rimrock is the perfect venue in this regard,” she added.
Members are encouraged to the open board meeting, as the association plans to revisit the challenges and victories of the past year and look to the future.
At lunch, a representative of Alberta Transportation will deliver an update from the Alberta Legislature on key transportation initiatives. Next up is a workshop featuring sales and leadership development specialist Chris Cummins, who will speak under the topic header ‘Choosing Fear’.
By Friday evening, it’s time to unwind from the business of the day with the best dining experience offered by the Rimrock Hotel surrounded by the stunning natural setting of Banff National Park. After dinner, it’s bobby socks, hair grease and bopping to Edmonton’s The Oddibles for a 1950s dance party that may just rock around the clock.
Day two of the conference starts with an address on national industry issues from Canadian Trucking Alliance president and CEO, David Bradley, followed by the Annual General Meeting, when new officers will be elected.
After lunch, certified social media specialist and founder and director of Marketing Rx Inc, Kimberly Allison will take to the podium for a presentation entitled a Real Tool or a Waste of Time. Allison will share approaches, positives and pitfalls in the execution of social media strategy in the transportation industry.
In the afternoon, Grant Aune of Advantage Fleet Services will deliver experienced perspective on issues facing commercial drivers. A retired 24-year veteran of the RCMP, a leading authority on commercial vehicle collision reconstruction, and a Canadian expert witness, Aune will share tips and techniques for addressing high-risk behaviours, such as distracted driving, driving at unsafe speeds, and not wearing seat belts. He will also discuss the critical role visual search patterns play in road safety.
On Saturday afternoon there will also be a chance to get behind the wheel of the new AMTA commercial driving simulator before heading into the final event of the conference, Saturday night’s President’s Banquet.