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JUNE 16, 2015
2:00 pm–7:00 pm
COHA Golf Tournament – 5th COHA Cup Location

Glen Arbour Golf Course Glen Arbour Golf Course is one of Atlantic Canada's and Halifax's premiere golf destinations.

7:30 pm–9:00 pm Early Welcome/Registration
9:00 pm–12:00 pm Hospitality Suite

JUNE 17, 2015
8:00 am–9:00 am Welcome breakfast, Registration continues, along with exhibit display.
9:00 am–9:45 am
Key Note Speaker - Crane Stookey

"Keep your people in the boat"
"Creating conditions in the workplace for your people to thrive."

10:00 am–11:15 am
CLEANER HEAT TRACK
SESSION 1 – ADVISORY COUNCIL UPDATE

Speakers:
Michael Lio, President, BuildABILITY Corporation & Stephen Koch, President Canadian Oil Heat Association

In the spring of 2014, a Stakeholder Advisory Committee was assembled which included oil distributors, insurers and brokers, lawyers, consultants, educators, consumers, and provincial regulators. Four meetings have been held since then. Every stakeholder perspective on the issue was carefully considered. Together they mapped out

11:15 am–11:30 am Exhibit display & coffee break
11:30 am–12:45 pm
CLEANER HEAT TRACK
SESSION 2 – UNDERSTAND YOUR VALUE

Facilitator:
Don Huff, President, Environmental Communication Options

Your value is far more than your products or services. Regardless of what you are selling, you are selling the concept of your customer being in business with you. What questions are your front line staff asking to gain and retain your customers? Join a facilitated scripting clinic to shift front line customer interactions from friendly service to increased confidence in selling your value, handling price shoppers, product-switch inquiries and knowing how to close the sale.

12:45 pm–2:00 pm Lunch – Golf Prizes to be awarded
2:00 pm–2:15 pm Exhibit display
2:15 pm–3:30 pm
Education panel and Q&A session

Join representatives from colleges across the country that offer OBT Training. Hear their take on the future of the industry, the types of students that are hitting the workforce, and of course, ask all of the burning questions that have been keeping you up at night!

4:00 pm Leave hotel for whale watching tour (Be at the dock for 4:15 pm)
4:30 pm–7:00 pm
Whale Watching

Murphy's The Cable Warf Whale Watching (Cash bar on boat)

7:00 pm–10:00 pm Free evening
10:00 pm–12:00 am Hospitality Suite

JUNE 18, 2015
8:00 am–9:00 am Breakfast
9:10 am–9:50 am Annual General Meeting (COHA National)
9:50 am–10:30 am

Exhibit Highlights & Coffee Break

10:30 am–12:00 pm
CLEANER HEAT TRACK
SESSION 3 – A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO DEALING WITH SPILLS

Speakers:
Bill Fligg, President, Petro Buster Inc. & Paul Rew, President & Environmental Engineer, Rubicon Environmental Inc.

An open dialogue session designed towards helping you understand what the law says, what the thresholds are for reporting and what you can do immediately to reduce the impact of a spill. A common sense review of what really needs to be done, liability assessment and developing a process for better action plans that your business can use in the event of a spill. Ultimately, after the session, you should have a better understanding of how to deal with bureaucracy and feel confident about doing what is right for the environment in the event of a spill.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
GreenTECH® Trac
SESSION 3A – B -139 CODE BOOK STRUCTURE

Speaker: Stephen Hazel, Technical Services Manager, Wilson Fuel Co.

12:00 pm–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm–2:00 pm Exhibit Highlights
2:00 pm–5:00 pm Companion Program – Spa Options
2:00 pm–3:15 pm
CLEANER HEAT TRACK
SESSION 4 – FUEL OIL INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY – PITFALLS, PERILS & RISK MANAGEMENT

Speaker:
Matt Gardner, Associate Lawyer, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

The oil heat industry in Canada is increasingly exposed to potentially crippling fines and litigation costs for failure to comply with environmental laws. This presentation will assist fuel oil distributors, tank manufacturers and tank inspectors to identify, mitigate, and manage mounting regulatory and civil
liability risks.

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP will help you:

  • Understand the regulatory requirements for members of the oil heat industry
  • Identify common scenarios giving rise to regulatory and civil liability for the oil heat industry
  • Explain how the courts in Ontario apply Ontario's fuel oil regulation and fuel oil code in civil lawsuits
  • Compare how the courts in the Atlantic provinces apply provincial regulations and the RBCA process in civil lawsuits

Identify the key federal and provincial regulatory powers for ordering clean ups and prosecuting members of the oil heat industry.

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
GreenTECH® Track
SESSION 4A – B-139 AS IT PERTAINS TO RESIDENTIAL FUEL TANKS

SYLVAIN VILLENEUVE

3:15 pm–3:45 pm Exhibit Highlights & Coffee
3:45 pm–5:00 pm
CLEANER HEAT TRACK
SESSION 6 – MANUFACTURERS ROUND TABLE

Moderator:
Stephen Koch, President, Canadian Oil Heat Association

An open discussion on improving the oil heat industry perception through energy efficiency and new technology.

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
GreenTECH® Track
SESSION 5A – B-139 & GENERATOR INSTALLATION

Speaker:
Paul Seager, Principal, HH Angus & Associates Ltd

6:30 pm–10:30 pm
Dinner at the Marriott

Entertainment – DJ, with dancing after dinner

10:30 pm–1:00 am Hospitality Suite

©2015 Cleaner Heat / COHA Annual Meeting