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You spent your career in the Ontario trucking industry as an owner or senior manager of an OTA carrier or allied trades member. Whether still active in the business or retired, OTA Alumni is a great way to keep in touch with other industry pioneers you’ve gotten to know over the years (or have yet to get to know!).
Each year after the chairman’s reception at convention, the OTA Alumni and their spouses gather for an exclusive dinner dedicated to the men and women who built the foundations of this great industry.
The OTA Alumni, volunteer-led and in existence for over 20 years, is a social group for industry people over 55 years of age.
OTA Chairman, Wendell Erb along with the OTA Executive Committee and Team OTA will host and welcome all new OTA members. Please note: This reception is by invitation only.
A first-class setting to enjoy drinks, appetizers and good conversation before you hit downtown Toronto for dinner or various entertainment venues.
Listen to Transportation Minister Mulroney as she discusses the important issues related to trucking. Immediately after, OTA will honour the 2021 graduating class of the Next Generation program.
Immediately after her address, The Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, Ontario will be doing a walkabout of the exhibit floor to meet our ELD exhibitors. Minister Mulroney and her team at the Ministry of Transportation have been the driving force behind the transition to electronic logging devices in Ontario and will be keenly interested in the support and dedication the ELD suppliers have shown to the province and the trucking industry.
Speaker: Eric Termuende
Future of Work and Leadership Expert
A globally recognized thought leader, bestselling author, and speaker, Eric Termuende brings a fresh perspective to workplace culture and the future of work. His actionable and entertaining keynotes combine research, storytelling, and case studies to help leaders attract and retain top talent and build teams that thrive. Audiences will leave energized, empowered, and equipped with the tools needed to build trust, remove friction, and create a culture of experimentation within their organizations.
Speaker: Tina Varughese
Cross-Cultural Communication and Diversity Expert
An Indo-Canadian daughter of first generation East Indian parents, Varughese says her cultural background allows her to find “the best of both worlds” and shed light, knowledge, and, most importantly, universal humour into the changing workplace. Her highly entertaining, interactive, and practical keynotes leave attendees inspired to think, behave, act, and communicate with intention.
Speaker: Clint Malarchuk
Former NHL Goaltender | Mental Health Advocate
No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating, and as stress-ridden as that of an NHL hockey goaltender. Now imagine doing that job while suffering high anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression, and having your career nearly cut short by a skate slicing across your neck. Clint Malarchuk shares his extraordinary and heart-wrenching life story—which includes his long battle with alcoholism and almost ending his life by a gunshot to the head—in his relentless effort to help end the stigma of mental illness and to help others who may suffer as well.
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