The virtual event takes place April 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, and registration is free for attendees. It is expected to attract an estimated 1,000 leaders from the health care, education, government, building service contractor, integrated facility services, property management and related sectors as well as business owners and operators affected by the pandemic. Registered attendees to date include:
COVID-19: Respond and Recover is hosted by MCL Sustainable Cleaning Solutions and its strategic partner, the Canadian Association of Environmental Management (CAEM). All proceeds from the conference will be donated to the WE Charity, and the event will be kicked off with a message from Ontario premier Doug Ford.
According to MCL Sustainable Cleaning Solutions CEO Warren Jacobs, the conference is the company’s way of extending its help beyond supplies: ”If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we need to work together and be better prepared. We are at the forefront of the fight to contain the coronavirus. As such, we need to be armed and ready with the true facts, best practices and resources to accept this challenge, and that is what we are offering participants of the COVID-19: Respond & Recover Conference. Of course, it also always feels good when we are able to give back through a charity, such as WE.”
COVID-19: Respond and Recover attendees will gain educational information during the 30 to 40 minute and 10 minute “lightning” sessions led by field experts. Attendees also will hear from leaders who are dealing with the operational challenges posed by the coronavirus at some of Canada’s largest public facilities, including The City of Toronto, Toronto Transit Authority, University Health Network and the University of Toronto.
The exceptional speaker lineup includes such heavy hitters as Technology Guru TV/Radio Personality and YouTube Mega-Host Marc Saltzman; Chongqing, China, CTV COVID-19 Correspondent Jorah Kai; University of Guelph Visiting Scientist Jason “The Germ Guy” Tetro; Clorox Canada Infection Control Specialist and Registered Nurse Barley Chironda; and 15 other top presenters and leaders in the fight to curb the coronavirus and help prevent similar, future pandemics.
The sessions cover everything from cleaning and disinfection best practices, sustainability in the post COVID-19 world, and infection prevention in health care and other large facilities to staff and labor challenges, product emergency preparedness and virtual workplace solutions—and much more.
Real-Life, Virtual Stars
In addition to the impressive speaker lineup above, COVID-19: Respond and Recover will feature two superstars who know more than a thing or two about fighting—and winning—tough battles: Action Movie Star, Director and Kickboxing Champion Jean-Claude Van Damme and World-Famous Conservationist and Filmmaker “Lion Whisperer” Kevin Richardson. These two legends will share insights into what it takes to get through tough times and emerge victorious.
Virtual Show Floor
The expo features suppliers such as 3M, Avidbots, Cascades, CloroxPro, Kaivac, Nilfisk, Rubbermaid and many others capable of helping attendees recover from COVID-19 and be better prepared for any future pandemic.
To register, visit sustainabilityconference.ca. Admission for attendees is free! Anyone who cannot attend the April 30 event are still encouraged to register as the conference recordings will be available to all registered guests for up to 12 months after the live event.