ConstructConnect Hosts 33rd Annual CanaData Construction Forecasts Conference in Toronto

ConstructConnect, a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, announced its 33rd annual CanaData Construction Industry Forecasts Conference, which will feature in-depth analysis of key digital trends impacting construction and market forecasts. CanaData is recognized as a premier construction forecasting event for professionals throughout Canada and was designed to provide actionable insight into Canada’s construction industry. The one-day event takes place at the historic Liberty Grand in downtown Toronto on October 18, 2018.

CanaData is Canada’s leading indicator of future economic activity which includes high-profile speakers and discussions on residential, civil/engineering, and nonresidential markets. In addition to economic forecasts, this year’s conference will focus on how technology is disrupting and transforming the construction industry.

“With a heightened focus on construction’s digital transformation, the 2018 CanaData Construction Forecasts Conference takes the bold step of addressing the next frontier of one of the least digitized sectors in the world,” said Mark Casaletto, president of ConstructConnect – Canada. “Senior economists will converge with top experts in digital technologies, government operations and strategic planning, providing vital insights to help attendees plan and build for the future. From the latest digital trends to shifting demographics and processes, CanaData will guide industry leaders along the path to transitioning our present working and living environments to an altogether ‘smarter’ future.”

This year’s conference lineup includes the following speakers and panelists:

  • James Benham, Chief Executive Office – JBKnowledge
  • Alex Carrick, Chief Economist – CanaData/ConstructConnect
  • Jason Cohen, Director of Digital Experience – CAD MicroSolutions Inc.
  • Rick Huijbregts, Vice-President of Strategy & Innovation – George Brown College
  • Peter Norman, Vice-President and Chief Economist – Altus Group
  • Bianca Wylie, Co-founder – Tech Reset Canada
  • Raymond Wong, Vice-President of Data Operations, Data Solutions – Altus Group

“The CanaData Construction Forecasts Conference, with its more than 30-year history of achievement, will receive a major makeover this year to focus more on the crucial contributions being made by high-tech advances,” said ConstructConnect Chief Economist Alex Carrick. “Access to accurate market forecasts will still be essential for company success, and CanaData will continue to provide expert guidance in its afternoon session, but there is also an overarching need to understand how the design and build world is evolving. Competition domestically and internationally is dictating that the next generation of minds immersed in new methodologies is rising through management ranks. Discussion of the myriad ramifications of rapid technological change for investment plans and construction processes will occupy CanaData’s entire morning program.”

The event is open to the public. To reserve a seat for the event or learn more about the CanaData Construction Industry Forecasts Conference, visit

About ConstructConnect

ConstructConnect is a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, Inc. ConstructConnect is committed to transforming the way the construction industry does business by providing its customers the tools, information and connections needed to drive their success. ConstructConnect brings the construction industry together with the most complete, accurate and actionable construction data and tools to drive success in national, regional and local markets. For more information, visit