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CALEP Conference Chair's Message... - CALEP Conference 2023

CALEP 2023 Conference – September 10-12, 2023 – Canadian Energy – The Best There is, The Best There Was, the Best That Will Ever Be!!

              When we selected Kelowna as the site for the 2023 CALEP Conference and set the date as the first weekend in September after the Labor Day long weekend, I personally had three goals in mind:

  • Take the conference to a place where every attendee would have some fun, enjoy a great program, and get far enough away from Calgary that they could let their hair down – CHECK
  • Provide the conference delegates and guests with some fabulous fun in a variety of ways, all centered on Lake Okanagan, the beautiful countryside (golf course, lakefront winery, Kettle Valley Rail trail), and in hopefully fantastic weather – CHECK
  • Challenge the delegates and guests with a thought-provoking program and entertainment, one that would go down as one of the most memorable conferences – CHECK

              From the opening act of the live Gord Bamford performance on the Manteo patio to the final dinner featuring one of Canada’s premier sports commentators, Ron MacLean, it was non-stop entertaining, thought-provoking, and lesson-learning in many different ways. From Manjit Minhas’ entrepreneurial stories to the war stories from our bankers, the important, intense, and humorous indigenous partners’ panel, to learning all about what we should know about marketing our products and better ways to keep our marketers in check, to knowing how to have “the conversa