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Bienvenue à la Chambre de Commerce d'Orléans!

Annual General Meeting

Business for Breakfast and AGM

 Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Location: Shenkman Arts Centre, lower lobby


7:00am: Registration opens
7:00-7:30: Networking and Breakfast
7:30am-9:00am: Speakers

Registration CLOSES
 June 7th at NOON.
Please call the office at (613) 824-9137 if you require assistance.
Cancellations with credit MUST be made 48 hours in advance.
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Featuring speaker Mayor Jim Watson Special Presentation by Guy Laflamme, Executive Director of Ottawa 2017
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See the Slate of Candidates here. Reviewing the Slate of Candidates is important in order to vote at the AGM.

Vote at the 2016 AGM

  • Votes may given personally or by proxy;
  • You may only vote once;
  • The registration table will confirm that your; membership is in good standing;
  • You will receive 1 ballot to vote;
  • You will vote at the voting table in private after registering; and
  • The ballots will be tallied, counted, and destroyed after the closing of the AGM.



1. Welcome
2. Breakfast Portion
  • Opening Remarks by Mayor Jim Watson
  • Presentation of Ottawa 2017 by Guy Laflamme
  • Introduction of the Chair of the Business Meeting/Announce that voting is closed

3. AGM: Hosted by Craig Bater
  • Call the meeting to order
  • Declaration of Quorum
  • Approval of the Agenda
  • Approval of the AGM Minutes of June 11, 2015
  • Approval of the Special Meeting minutes of August 25th, 2015
  • Presentation of the Chair's Report
  • Presentation of the Treasurer's Report
  • Motion to ratify all acts of the Board for the last year
  • Presentation of the results of the election
  • Motion to destroy the ballots
  • Introduction of the Board of Directors for 2016-2017
  • Question Period
  • Adjournment of the meeting

4. Networking portion 

Guy Laflamme, MBA

Guy BioGuy Laflamme specializes in the creation, production and marketing of cultural, recreational and tourism products, with 25 years’ experience in the field.

He is Executive Director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, an organization initiated by the City of Ottawa and responsible for the production of Canada’s 150th celebrations in Canada’s Capital. With the support of a multidisciplinary team, Mr. Laflamme will produce and promote a year long celebration with potential direct consumer spending of more than 300 Million dollars and over 11 million participants. The program will be composed of a variety of performing arts, sporting, social and large-scale events as well as legacy projects generating a lasting impact on the Ottawa region.

As Director General, Capital Experience, Department of Canadian Heritage, Guy Laflamme was responsible for the planning, development and implementation of commemorations and monuments, public art, visitor services, interpretation, educational programs and all special events and festivals (such as Winterlude, Canada Day, Christmas Lights Across Canada and the Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill) within Canada’s Capital region.

From 2001 to September 2013 he was Senior Vice-President with the National Capital Commission being responsible for a variety of programs and functions over the years including: all Public Programs (Major Events, Visitor Services, Interpretation, Commemorations, Public Art, …), Official Residences, Communications, Marketing, and Broadcasting services. From 1996 to 2001, he was director of Marketing, Communications and Customer Service at the Casino Lac-Leamy, a high-end entertainment complex with annual revenues of over $100 million.

Mr. Laflamme has coordinated the development of numerous large-scale events and festivals such as Orchestras in the Park, Canada’s Capital 150th anniversary celebrations and Harmony 2000, a show televised on January 1st 2000 and seen by over one Billion people. Mr. Laflamme has also been the Executive Producer of Canada Day ceremonies in Ottawa, a show attended by over 200 000 people and broadcast to over 10 million. He acted as Chair of the JUNO host committee in 2003 and 2012, of the Genie Awards host committee in 2009 and presently Chairs the Federal Cultural Partners committee. He was responsible for the development of a new business model for Winterlude resulting in the creation of over 100 partnerships and reducing the investment made by the Government of Canada in the program. With expertise in large-scale multimedia productions he coordinated the creation of the Sound and Light shows: Mosaika and Ukiuk as well as the conception of a one square kilometer spectacle for the opening ceremonies of Winterlude from 2009 to 2012. Guy has attended festivals and events in over 25 different countries, providing a global perspective on best practices in the industry.

In 2007, Guy Laflamme received the University of Ottawa President’s Award. The same year, Radio-Canada and LeDroit also named him “Personality of the Year” in the social community category, for the creation of Making Niger Our Business, a humanitarian project produced in West Africa with business students. In September 2005 the Telfer School of Management honored him with the Trudeau Medal, their most prestigious annual recognition award. In April 2004, he was voted Marketing Communications Personality of the Year, by Association Marketing of Montreal. He was also selected as tourism personality of the year for Ottawa in 2002 and for the Outaouais region in 2000.

Guy Laflamme is also a professor of marketing with the University of Ottawa’s undergraduate program and Executive MBA program. He also teaches abroad at the University of Bucharest in Romania since 2007 and was an instructor at the University of Nevada and Université du Québec in Outaouais for 3 years.

Guy Laflamme holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Ottawa, as well as a graduate diploma in commerce, administration and finance from the “École supérieure de commerce de Grenoble”. He also has a diploma in broadcasting from the École des animateurs de radio-television in Québec, and diplomas in pedagogy from “Université Laval” and Geology from the University of Ottawa.

Guy Laflamme sits on the World Board of the International Festival and Events Association and on the Board of Ottawa Tourism and the Ottawa Tourism Development Council.

2016 Election for Board of Directors

Proxy Voting

General Operating By-law No. 1 Section 4.14: Voting Rights and Proxies

Votes at Meetings of Members may be given either personally or by proxy, provided that the proxy appointed is either the Secretary or the Chair, or alternatively a Member who represents no more than one other Member at such meeting by proxy. At every meeting at which a Member is entitled to vote, every Member and/or Person present or appointed by proxy to represent a Member shall have one (1) vote for each Member present or represented by proxy. A proxy shall be executed by the Member or the Member's attorney authorized in writing.                                                   

The Board may from time to time make rules regarding the lodging of proxies at some place or places other than the place at which a meeting or adjourned meeting of Members is to be held and to determine particulars of such proxies being cabled, telegraphed or sent by facsimile, e-mail or other electronic means, or in writing before the meeting of Members or adjourned meeting to the Corporation. The chair of Members’ meetings may, subject to any rules made as aforesaid, in the discretion of the chair of Members’ meetings, accept telegraphic, cable, facsimile, e-mail or other electronic means, or written communication as to the authority of any person claiming to vote on behalf of and to represent a Member notwithstanding that no proxy form as stated above conferring such authority has been lodged with the Corporation, and any votes given in accordance with such communication accepted by the chair of Members’ meetings shall be valid and shall be counted.

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