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CFPA 2023 AGM, The Power of Positivity
June 7-10, Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews by the Sea, NB



Join senior management teams from fluid power companies across the country at the 2023 CFPA AGM, taking place in St. Andrews by the Sea from June 7 - 10. We will be staying at the Algonquin Resort, one of Canada’s most luxurious and legendary resorts. Rich in history, the resort has been meticulously restored to its original splendor.


Despite the challenges of the last couple of years, working together we have managed to overcome many obstacles and have emerged even stronger. The CFPA Board of Directors is looking forward to welcoming 2023 with enthusiastic optimism and the Power of Positivity, which we plan to harness for this year’s event!



Start: June 7, 2023
End: June 10, 2023

The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews by-the-Sea, Autograph Collection, Adolphus Street, St. Andrews, NB, Canada

Adolphus Street 184
E5B 1T7 St. Andrews NB



Our Opening Keynote: “The Playful Culture, How fun at work leads to innovation and progress”, will teach how to harness the benefits of plat to create innovative, collaborative and productive environments.


Market insight is a hot topic at the AGM, and as a leader in your industry, you want to know about microeconomic trends that affect your fluid power industry, as well as the macroeconomic conditions affecting Canada, North America and the rest of the world.


We are also planning to provide an update on trends in green energy, natural gas and nuclear power. These will be critically important in the coming years, and we need to understand the role of fluid power in Canada’s goal to build a world where the environment and the economy go hand in hand.


We will also focus more on internal business discussions so you will leave with an appreciation for best practices of industry leaders. We will be determining the future direction of CFPA committees.

Andy Hayward

Director of Advanced Reactor Development
New Brunswick Power Corporation
  • Andy Hayward

    Andy HaywardDirector of Advanced Reactor Development for NB Power, has been with Point Lepreau Nuclear Station for 15 years in various managerial capacities including Chief Nuclear Engineer. Prior to that Andy worked in the specialty cellulose industry up to and including general management of a mill complex in northern Quebec, was involved in construction and commissioning of two conventional power generation facilities and has some experience in the mining industry.

    Andy will be discussing New Brunswick’s journey with advanced small modular reactors, including regional and historical context, technology selection process, information on technology partners, project status and timelines, financing and potential opportunities.

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Stuart Ducoffe (B.C.L., LL.B., CHRL)

  • Stuart Ducoffe (B.C.L., LL.B., CHRL)

    Stuart Ducoffe (B.C.L., LL.B., CHRL) is a seasoned employment and labour lawyer. Stuart is the founder of e2r™ and Partner and co-founder of Woolgar VanWiechen Cosgriffe Ducoffe LLP, where he leads the employment and labour law group of the firm.


    The 5 W’s - Work, Wellness, WFH & Work Week

    This session will explore the evolution of the pursuit of employee wellbeing. Stuart will take attendees through the ascent from sick to personal to wellness days with reference to key legal developments. This session will also discuss how the working from home/hybrid arrangement affords employers the opportunity to enter into new employment agreements. Finally, Stuart will take a quick peek into the emerging trend of a reduced work week.

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Gary Gzik

Build a Kick Ass Company
  • Gary Gzik

    Gary Gzik is a World Class Keynote Speaker and CEO of Build a Kick Ass Company


    The Playful Culture, How Fun At Work Leads To Innovation and Progress

    Play is the world of children. As we grow up, we slowly relegate play to something we
    do after the important things have been finished. But play belongs in organizations too –
    not just occasionally, but every day.

    Workplaces that harness the benefits of play create:

    • Innovative environments
    • Collaborative environments and
    • Productive environments

    Play reduces stress, absenteeism and presenteeism, and creates a more energized environment.

    In this keynote, you’ll be inspired to:

    • Invite more play into your day-to-day culture
    • Encourage and motivate employees
    • Create a workplace that is anything but status quo.

    We dare teams and organizations to create strong cultures by working from the inside
    out – helping all their people contribute to the culture through their choices.

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Ron Marcolin

Advisory Board Director | Divisional Vice President
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)
Ron Marcolin
  • Ron Marcolin


    Economic and Geo-Political Update

    More info coming soon!




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Lisa Cheney

Community Education Coordinator
Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick
Lisa Cheney
  • Lisa Cheney

    Lisa Cheney's love of people and passion for healthy communities has brought her to the Community Education Coordinator position with CMHA of NB. In her previous years she enjoyed being the facilitator of pre and post natal programs, mentoring the local high school and supply teaching. She continues to share her passion through the promotion of mental health for all.


    Stress Management

    We all talk about stress, but we’re not always clear about what it is. Stress comes from both the good and the bad things that happen to us. If we didn’t feel any stress, we wouldn’t be alive!  However, stress may feel overwhelming at times.  
    Recognizing that our physical bodies and mental health are closely connected, I will introduce you to the mental health continuum and how stress can play a roll in our overall health.  
    We know it can be hard to make changes when we are not sure of how we are affected by stress.  This presentation lays it out for us and gives us tools to improve and increase our mental wellness.


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