2011 General Information

Welcome to Winnipeg!

Our 2011 conference is being held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg MB, with the theme of Sustaining Healthcare Infrastructure.  Whether we know it or not, our healthcare infrastructure is at a critical cross road.  In some parts of our country, people are working feverishly building new healthcare buildings to take them well into the 21st century.  In other parts of our country, people are working tirelessly to renew those older buildings to help take them through the coming years.


Regardless of where you live and work, there is a need to ensure appropriate healthcare which, in turn, requires that all important supporting infrastructure.  CHES members are often called on from many perspectives when it comes to the infrastructure.  Be it planning, designing, building, operating or maintaining those buildings, from the hands on members to those who supply products for these activities, CHES members are a key component of sustaining these critical infrastructure elements.

Our dual tracked program will include sessions on planning, designing, building, operating and maintaining these complex buildings ensuring regulatory compliance while at the same providing for positive patient experiences and outcomes.

When delegates leave the 2011 CHES Trade Show & Education Forum, they will have new ideas, a renewed enthusiasm and most importantly, a direction of actions to be taken in their own buildings to ensure that the healthcare infrastructure in which they have been entrusted is the best it can possibly be.

Manitoba’s central location and 24-hour airport make it an ideal spot for CHES 2011.  Located in the heart of downtown, the Winnipeg Convention Centre is a “Go Green” certified facility featuring state-of-the-art meeting technology.  The Delta Winnipeg Hotel is conveniently connected by skywalk to the Convention Centre.  Visit the Tourism Winnipeg webpage for touring suggestions!

Conference and Trade Show:
Winnipeg Convention Centre
375 York Avenue

Delta Winnipeg Hotel
350 St. Mary Avenue
Tel: 204-942-0551

A block of rooms is being held at the Delta Winnipeg for CHES delegates at the rate of $149 (Delta room), $174 (Premier room), and $189 (Deluxe room), plus taxes (7% PST, 5% GST, 5% accommodation tax).  To receive the conference rate, please mention “CHES 2011” when making your reservation.  All registrants are required to make their own accommodation arrangements directly with the hotel.  Any unbooked rooms will be released for general sale August 23, 2011.

Dress Code
Conference:  Business Casual
Banquet: Normal Office Attire

Conference Committee

Conference Chair Richard Lacoursière
Education Chair Gordon Burrill
Golf Chair Bruce Kennedy

Communications Chair

Reynold Peters

Sponsorships Chair

Tom Still
Social Chair Diane Price


Conference & Tradeshow Office
CHES National Office

Elizabeth Hooper, Executive Director
Donna Dennison, Tradeshow Manager

Tel: 613-531-2661
Fax: 1-866-303-0626

4 Cataraqui Street, Suite 310
Kingston ON K7K 1Z7

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