National Executive Forum on Public Property

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Program Activities


Forum symposia appeal to a broader audience. Associates, Advisors and special guests are invited to participate. Event locations vary across the country and topics are chosen to showcase the region as well as current priorities of members.

2019 NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: Hamilton, Ontario
Drivers of Change: Connecting People, Places, and Portfolios
Welcome Dinner:
Wednesday, May, 22, 2019
Symposium Dates:
Thursday, May 23-Friday, May 24, 2019
Venue: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

Note: Spring 2019 Annual Member’s Day will immediately precede the Symposium on the Wednesday of the conference week.

Hotel Accommodations: All participants are responsible for their own bookings and payment of travel and accommodations.

  • Contact the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel at 1-888-627-8161
  • Quote: “NEFPP” or Group Code “NE21AA” or book online here
  • Traditional Rooms: $149 King Corner Rooms: $169 (plus taxes and fees per night)
  • Deadline to reserve rooms: April 30, 2019

Sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interested in having your organization become a sponsor for this event, please contact the office at 613-533-6515 or visit the Sponsorship Opportunities tab for information.


Past Symposia


Symposium Dates: May 24 – 25, 2018
Symposium Venue and Location: Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market Street, Halifax, NS.
Theme: “Collaboration: New Ways, Better Results”
National Symposium Program

2017 NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM in Vancouver, BC

Symposium Dates: Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12 2017
Symposium Venue and Location: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, 1128 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
Theme: “Sustainability, Resilience and Climate Change: “Exploring the Physical, Social, and Economic Challenges of the 21st Century””
National Symposium Program


Symposium Dates: Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20 2016
Symposium Venue and Location: Hilton Québec, 1100 Boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Québec City, QC
Theme: “How Governments Optimize the Value and Functionality of Heritage Buildings and Properties: “Embracing the past. Recognizing the potential. Maximizing the opportunity””
National Symposium Program


Symposium Dates: Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 2015
Symposium Venue and Location: Delta Bow Valley Hotel, 209 4th Avenue S.E, Calgary, Alberta
Theme: “Partnerships – The New Frontier: Traditional and Innovative Models of Collaboration in use today by Government”
National Symposium Program

Thursday May 29 and Friday, May 30 2014
GTA – Admiral Harbourfront Hotel, 249 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, ON
Theme: “A Different Value Proposition: Leveraging Public Real Estate to Achieve Community and Government Objectives”
National Symposium Program

May 29-30, 2013
Yellowknife, NWT
Theme: “Risk management: best practices for decision-making today”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 10-11, 2012
Vancouver, British Columbia
Theme: “Tools for successful strategic portfolio management today”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 12-13, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario
Theme: “More for Less – Business Models to Increase Productivity and Value”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 13-14, 2010
Edmonton, Alberta
Theme: “Shifting Thinking – Confronting Challenges Ahead”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 28-29, 2009
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Theme: “Leveraging investments in infrastructure and real property”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 29-30, 2008
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Theme: “New Realities”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 24-25, 2007
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Theme: “Creating Value – How public real estate can contribute to increasing Canada’s competitiveness”
National Symposium Program (PDF)
Background Information (Links) for the conference (PDF)

May 11-12, 2006
Victoria, British Columbia
Theme: “Asset management strategies to meet changing needs of government”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 12-13, 2005
Moncton, New Brunswick
Theme: “Structuring RFPs Using Public Lands to Achieve Public Objectives”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

April 29-30, 2004
Toronto, Ontario
Theme: “Managing the Triple Bottom Line: Exploring Implications for Public Real Property”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 9-10, 2003
Vancouver, British Columbia
Themes: “Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Implications”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 10-11, 2002
Ottawa, Ontario
Theme: “Best Practices: Portfolio Management Strategies”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 3-5 2001
Calgary, Alberta
Themes: “Strategic Networking: Partnerships and E Business”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 7-8, 2000
Montreal, Quebec
Theme: “Challenges and Opportunities: Developing Large Parcels of Public Land”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 17-18, 1999
Victoria, British Columbia
Theme: “Current Initiatives, Issues, and Impacts – Setting the Public Lands Agenda for the 21st Century”
National Symposium Program (PDF)

May 25-27, 1998
Kingston, Ontario
Theme: “New Models of Public Lands Management – Making it Work”
National Symposium Program (PDF)