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PMTC Young Leaders Group Making Waves

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) wrapped up its 2-day annual conference June 16th at the Crowne Plaza in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
This year’s event was once again a big success. The PMTC set a new record for number of registered attendees and sponsors. We thank everyone who came out and made this event a success for our Association, and our network. Attendees were treated to 7 educational and entertaining seminars, networking sessions with our sponsors and exhibitors, as well as a pre-conference reception hosted by our Young Leaders Group. The Annual Conference also includes our awards program that honors drivers, fleets and executives.
In addition to this, we provide two Young Leaders with education bursaries and one PMTC Member company employee with a driver training scholarship, (for all the information on the award winners visit www.pmtc.ca). People who attend our conference and get involved are obviously seeing an increased value in being part of the PMTC, as our 3 highest numbers for attendance and sponsorship have come in the last 3 years, and for this the PMTC is thankful for your increasing support.
The PMTC, in keeping with the Transportation Industries’ penchant of giving back, in lieu of speaker gifts, made a $1,000.00 donation to the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics on their behalf. This is a great cause, and one the PMTC is proud to help support. Convoys take place across this great country, in seven different locations, beginning August 28th in P.E.I., (www.SpecialOlympics.ca/PEI), and ending on September 23rd in Nova Scotia, (www.TruckConvoyNS.ca). In between there are stops in Manitoba on September 9th, (www.SpecialOlympics.MB.ca), Saskatchewan on September 10th, (www.SpecialOlympics.SK.ca), two in Ontario on September 16th, (www.TruckConvoy.ca) as well as one in Alberta on September 16th, (www.AlbertaTorchRun.ca/wordpress). Please help support the convoys and raise funds for the Special Olympics Athletes in your community.
Getting back to the conference, the PMTC Young Leaders Group was also front and center at this year’s event, and started with their own YLG networking function on the Wednesday afternoon, which saw members of the YLG participate in a team building activity at a local Escape Room completing the “missing finger” game.
Following the Escape Room, the YLG hosted the opening network reception of the conference, attended by over 50 guests from the YLG, conference speakers, sponsors and PMTC board members.
Thursday saw the YLG sponsor a seminar on autonomous trucks which featured a panel hosted by Lou Smyrlis of Truck News. Following the seminar, the YLG provided its CITT bursaries to 2 well deserved recipients.
Next up, a promotional video about the YLG and the Transportation Industry was shown to conference delegates and has received great reviews. See a link to this video below, and please feel free to share it with your contacts and across your social media networks, www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YSIgLCmRSU.
More recently, the YLG also launched a new logo design and brand concept with a fresh look and feel.
In the coming weeks, the YLG will announce plans for its September education and networking event.
“Team building and networking are core to the YLG’s foundation and these events were no exception. Excellent teamwork and problem solving for the escape room. That was followed by an incredible turn out for the reception,” said Executive Director of the YLG, Mike Colwell.
“The PMTC Young Leaders Group is really building momentum and is poised to do great things in our industry. The networking, education and leadership skills that can be gained by being part of this group are invaluable” stated PMTC President, Mike Millian. Get out. Get Involved. Get Inspired!
Reach out to the PMTC office at info@pmtc.ca. We would love to see you come out and get involved with the PMTC, our Industry, and our future Young Leaders.

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