Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario

May 01, 2008 08:35 ET

Windsor to Play Host to PEO Annual General Meeting May 9-10

Ministers Chris Bentley and Sandra Pupatello Among Dignitaries to Celebrate 86th Annual Meeting of Engineering Licensing and Regulatory Body

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - A conference on cross-border public policy issues will kick-off the weekend of Professional Engineers Ontario's (PEO's) 86th annual general meeting, at which the association will also introduce its new president and governing Council, and celebrate outstanding dedication to the profession by 13 professional engineers at its Order of Honour Awards Investiture.

Media are cordially invited to attend the weekend's events.

Friday, May 9 to Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hilton Windsor Hotel
277 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario

The theme for PEO's AGM weekend is "Border Crossings", a subject that will be discussed at a conference convened by the association on May 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Experts from both sides of the Canada/U.S. border will examine the role of the engineering profession in developing public policy, and the effects of public policy on engineering. The Hon. Chris Bentley, LL.B., Attorney General of Ontario, will provide the welcome address and the keynote luncheon address will be provided by the Hon. Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade. For a complete list of speakers, please visit

Later that evening, 13 dedicated engineers will be honoured with investiture into PEO's Order of Honour at a gala dinner and ceremony. Nominated by their peers, each of them has rendered conspicuous service to the engineering profession through the association. Information on the award recipients is available at The evening will also feature the presentation of PEO's President's Award to David Zimmer, LL.B., MPP Willowdale, Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General. This award annually recognizes outstanding Canadians who have supported and contributed to advancing the engineering profession in Ontario.

On Saturday, May 10, Ray Mantha, P.Eng., Assistant Deputy Minister, Provincial Highways Management, Ministry of Transportation, will be the keynote speaker at PEO's AGM Luncheon, which follows the association's Annual Business Meeting and precedes the 448th meeting of PEO Council.

PEO gratefully acknowledges its 2008 sponsors: The Personal (Engineering and Public Policy conference), TD Meloche Monnex (Order of Honour awards gala), Panos Sechopoulos Wealth Management, RBC Dominion Securities (Order of Honour music), Deloitte (Order of Honour dessert buffet), and Manulife Financial (AGM Luncheon).

Professional Engineers Ontario administers the Professional Engineers Act by licensing Ontario's 70,000 professional engineers, granting temporary, limited and provisional licences to practise professional engineering, and authorizing businesses to provide engineering services to the public. It sets standards for and regulates engineering in Ontario so that the public interest is served and protected. Rigorously educated, experienced, and committed to a Code of Ethics that puts the public first, licensed professional engineers can be identified by the P.Eng. after their names. /For further information: David Smith, Manager, Communications
Tel: 416-840-1068; 800-339-3716, ext.1068

Contact Information

  • David Smith, Manager, Communications, Professional Engineers Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-840-1068
    Toll-Free: 800-339-3716