Unleash Your Networking Potential at the FGIA Summer Conference with Our Optional Events

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The 2023 FGIA Summer Conference is just around the corner, and it promises to be an exciting event full of opportunities to learn, network, and have fun. From June 12-15, participants will gather in Vancouver, BC to attend informative sessions and engage in a variety of activities.

If you’re looking to expand your network, you won’t want to miss the chance to attend one of the three optional in-person events. The Intertek testing facility tour, whale watching excursion, and FGIA-hosted game night are all unique experiences that provide an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with industry professionals. These events are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so register now to secure your spot. Note that separate registration is required for the lab tour and whale watching.

“We are excited to offer a range of unique events during the FGIA Summer Conference so our participants can have some time to learn, relax and network with others in the industry,” said Florica Vlad, FGIA Meetings Manager. “From testing demonstrations and whale watching on Monday to the FGIA Fun Night on Tuesday, don’t miss your chance to soak up all that Vancouver has to offer. You’ll even have a chance to win prizes in friendly competitions at a local brewery during the Fun Night.”

Here’s a closer look at each of the in-person events:


On Monday, June 12, the Intertek lab facility in Coquitlam will open its doors for a guided tour and demonstration. You’ll get to see two demonstrations, including an air-water-structural (AWS) mock-up test and fire testing, and enjoy a complimentary food truck-style lunch courtesy of Intertek. The lab is located 45 minutes from the hotel, and transportation is available for a fee of $38.85 USD per person, including 5% GST. This tour is limited to 50 people, so register now for this unique experience.


Experience the beauty of Vancouver’s coastline with a whale watching tour on June 13. The tour will take you through the waters of the Strait of Georgia, the Gulf, and San Juan Islands on an open-air zodiac style vessel. The tour can accommodate up to 24 participants, and the fee is $153 USD per person, including 5% GST and transportation to and from the site. The tour is typically three to five hours, depending on how soon the whales appear. Register now to reserve your spot.


Get ready for a night of competitive fun at GoodCo. Brewery Granville on June 13. Participants will meet in the lobby and walk to the brewery together for games and food from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Food stations and wine and beer are included with the conference registration fee, and a cocktail cash bar will be available. GoodCo. Brewery is known for its array of arcade games, making it the perfect spot for a night of fun. Email Meetings@FGIAonline.org with any questions.


Early bird registration for FGIA members is available until May 15 for $918.75 (USD). From May 16-25, members can register for $971.25. Regular member pricing after May 25 will be $1,023.75. Non-members can register for $1,680.

For those who can’t attend in person, virtual access is available. FGIA members can register a single individual for $367.50 (USD), and non-members can register for virtual access for one participant for $1,207.50

Source: FGIAonline.org with additional information added by Apazone

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