The Canadian Institute’s Conference on Managing Risk at the Pre-Tender Stages of Your Construction Project (July 16, 2008)

This conference takes place from September 23-24, 2008 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.

The construction industry is constantly growing and it is crucial to know how to overcome complications from the initial stages of a construction project. Everyone involved in a construction project needs to be aware of the difficulties that can arise at the pre-tender stages. If you are not aware of the steps to take to avoid issues that can arise, your company may become entangled in costly litigation, experience economic loss and/or suffer from project delays.

Conference Co-Chairs are Glenn Ackerley, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP and L. Brian Swartz, Senior Vice President, Legal and Commercial, Aecon Group Inc. Gain valuable, practical information from an outstanding faculty of construction industry professionals and experts on:

*learning what bonding and insurance factors should be considered at the pre-tender stage
*exploring how to use the pre-qualification process for your construction project to your advantage
*comparing traditional and electronic bid advertising methods during calls for tenders
*strategies for drafting a comprehensive scope of work
*best practices for successful communications between owners and bidders

Register today by calling 1.877.927.7936, or register online at

For over 20 years, The Canadian Institute conferences, summits and executive briefings have provided the business intelligence that Canadian decision makers need to respond to challenges and opportunities both here at home, and around the world. The Canadian Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, in the law, and in public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. Headquartered in Toronto, the Canadian Institute produces over 180 events a year, attended by thousands of senior and C-level delegates from across the country. For more information, please visit