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Our team is getting ready for the 2023 AMBC Conference, which will be held at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond on November 8 & 9. Registration for the event opened July 10th and will remain open until available spots are filled.

Sponsorship Package

Download Sponsorship Package for the 2023 Conference here

Registration Information

Follow the CivicInfo registration link to book your seat at the largest Asset Management event in BC.

Conference cost is $549 + GST per delegate.  There is also an opportunity to order an AMBC team T-shirt with your registration for $26 – which can be picked up at the event!


Host hotel for the conference is the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond.

Rates are $179 + GST for a standard room, single or double occupancy, with an additional $15 each for the third / fourth occupant in the room; add $40 for Executive Suites.

To book,

1.      Call hotel reservation directly at (604) 279-8384

2.      E-mail hotel reservations at [email protected]

3.      Book online using the reservation link

Please be sure to quote that you are attending the AMBC Conference in order to receive the block booking rate

The room block, if not picked up on or before Saturday, October 7th, will be released for general sale.

Guest rooms include complimentary wireless internet

Guest rooms include complimentary overnight parking

Hotel Address:  8181 Cambie Rd., Richmond, BC V6X 3X9. The hotel is conveniently linked to shopping and restaurants and the Skytrain is within easy 5 minute walking distance.

Pre-Conference Program:

How to Write a Long-Term Financial Plan for Asset Management, 2023 Edition

Back by popular demand! Join Christopher Paine, Director of Finance and Asset Management for the District of Oak Bay and Principal of FIT Local Government Finance Consulting, for the successful long term financial planning course, piloted at the 2022 AMBC Conference.

The 2023 version has been expanded and upgraded based on feedback from 2022. Part one is comprised of general concepts and calculations, while part two is diversified into different streams with content that is varied depending on the audience (Local Government, First Nations).

From data collection, through core calculations to developing funding options and communicating findings, this hands-on course is a must for anyone involved in creating a long term sustainability plan for asset management, and having to prove their case with solid calculations.

Delegates registering will be asked to attend a preparatory webinar(s) prior to the in-class instruction. These webinars, while not mandatory, are as follows;

  • For First Nation registrants:  LTFP for AM Fundamentals Webinar – October 13 (8:30AM-Noon) & FN Unique Funding Challenges Webinar – October 19 (10AM-Noon)
  • For Local Government Registrants:  LTFP for AM Fundamentals Webinar – October 13 (1-4:30PM)

Once registered, FIT Consulting will contact registrants to confirm webinar(s) logistics.  The in-class, full day session will be held at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel as the “pre-con” of the 2023 AMBC Conference, on Tuesday, November 7th, from 9:30am-4:00pm. Breakfast, Coffee and Lunch will be provided to participants.

Cost:$675 per person + GST

Registration subsidies are available through the UBCM Asset Management Planning Program (local governments) and Indigenous Service Canada (First Nations).  For further information contact [email protected]

Local governments can register through CivicInfo and First Nations can register through contacting Gabi Vindisch at [email protected].

Conference Program – DRAFT – September 11

Day 1 – Wednesday, November 8, 2023

 Morning – Plenary

7:30-8:30          Registration and Refreshments

8:30-9:00          Conference Opening & First Nation Welcome

9:00 – 10:00     Keynote – Isaiah Robinson, Kitasoo Xai’Xais Nation

10:00-10:45      Emergency Management Act Update

10:45-11:15      Refreshment Break

11:15-12:00      Wildfires – Lived Experiences

12:00-12:30      #OurAssettsMatter Award Ceremony

12:30-1:30        Lunch

Afternoon – Concurrent Sessions

Session 1 – Theme – Climate Change and Natural Assets

 1:30 – 2:05       Presentation 1

2:05 – 2:40       Presentation 2

2:40 – 3:10        Refreshment Break

3:10 – 3:45       Presentation 3

3:45 – 4:20        Presentation 4

Session 2 – Theme – Operationalizing Asset Management in Our Communities

1:30 – 2:05       Presentation 1

2:05 – 2:40       Presentation 2

2:40 – 3:10        Refreshment Break

3:10 – 3:45       Presentation 3

3:45 – 4:20        Presentation 4

4:45-7:00        Networking Reception

Day 2 – Thursday, November 9, 2023

Morning – Plenary

7:00-8:00          Breakfast

8:00-8:30          Day 2 Opening Remarks & AMBC Update

8:30-9:15          Keynote – Jenniffer Sheel

9:15-10:00        TBD

10:00-10:30      Refreshment Break

Morning – Concurrent Sessions

 Session 1 – Building Knowledge and Awareness

 10:30-11:05      Presentation 1

11:05-11:40      Presentation 2

11:40-12:15      Presentation 3

Session 2 – Implementing Best Practices & Innovation

 10:45-11:20      Presentation 1

11:20-11:55      Presentation 2

11:55-12:30      Presentation 3

 12:15-1:00        Lunch

 Afternoon Plenary

 1:00-1:45          Municipal Finance Authority of BC

2:15-3:30          TBD

2:30 – 3:00        Refreshment Break

3:00 – 4:15        Infrastructure & Asset Management Funding Panel

  • UBCM
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs
  • Federal Government

4:15-4:30          Concluding Remarks

  • Draw for free registrations to 2023 Conference
  • Invitation to the 2024 AMBC Conference

Conference Presentations from the 2022 Conference in “Order of Appearance”

Pre-Conference Course

How to Write a Long Term Financial Plan for Asset Management

Inaugural Course Completed with 22 Participants!

Christopher Paine, of FIT Consulting, in partnership with AMBC and GFOABC, completed the pilot run of the LTFP writing course.  For information on future courses, live and/or virtual, please email Christopher Paine directly!

Day 1 Keynote Speaker

Lytton: Why Asset Management Matters

Thank You! Ron Mattiussi, MCIP RPP.

As Director of Planning and Development Services, then City Manager for 11 years for the City of Kelowna, Ron endorsed asset management as a major initiative for the City and, with dedicated staff, led the City to a leadership role using the asset management process for better decisions from Council.

Day 2 Keynote Speaker

Frog In Every Pot – The art of evolutionary communication in Asset Management

Thank You! Paul Murray, FCPA, FCGA.

Paul has over 30 years of local government experience as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for different municipalities in BC. He is also past president and Director of GFOABC.

Brief History of Asset Management in Canada

Learning from the past to prepare the future Asset Management BC is excited to have four (4) Canadian asset management pioneers participating in 90-minute panel presentation. Guy Felio, Konrad Siu, Reg Andres and Wally Wells will share their perspectives on how asset management has evolved in Canada, and the significant actions and initiatives that shaped asset management in Canada. From initial actions and recognition of asset management in the 70s and 80s, the creation of an asset management industry in the 2000s, institutionalizing asset management in the 2010s to present, to understanding how we can prepare for the future, this panel discussion promises to draw on the vast and unique experiences and knowledge these four panelists have in helping to shape asset management in Canada. The session will be moderated by Glen Brown, currently the Chair, Partnership Committee, Asset Management BC.

Location: AMBC Conference Ballroom or Free Live Stream! This unique in-person session is being held in the main ballroom. It is also being live streamed for free for the benefit of other colleagues across Canada, thanks to the generous support of FCM and AMBC. Simultaneous interpretation (French and English) for the live stream will be provided. Date: Wednesday, November 2nd, from 10:15-11:45 am PT (1:15-2:45pm ET) Register for Live Stream: Email Gabi Vindisch, AMBC Coordinator, to confirm your attendance. You will receive a link to the event and code to login the day before the event.

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