Upcoming Events

Sep 21 2021 Event /

SMPS Ontario | What AEC Marketers can Expect to See in Future Proposals

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Online on Zoom

$35.00 Member Ticket, $15.00 Earlybird rate before September 10, $45.00 Non-Member Ticket $25.00, Earlybird rate before September 10


What can we expect to see from proposals and selection processes in the upcoming year? The pandemic dramatically changed how people within the A/E/C industry work. At the same time as being forced online, the industry has seen more tangible commitments from A/E/C firms and their clients to environmental sustainability and supporting diversity. How these commitments may impact the procurement process, however, remains unknown.

Join us for the kick-off to our 2021-2022 term, where we will interview guests representing distinct facets of public procurement to explore the question “What’s next?” This event aims to help A/E/C marketers learn what they may expect over the next year and beyond.

The event format will start with brief presentations by each speaker, followed by a question and answer period. There will also be time for discussion and networking.


Noah Slater is the Director of Capital Planning, Design & Engineering for Toronto Community Housing (TCHC). He oversees the ongoing renewal of over 50 million square feet of residential space — a public asset portfolio worth over $10B. As an architect with nearly 20 years of senior experience, he has led the delivery of a wide variety of complex mixed-use, residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Since he has joined TCHC four years ago, he has led the delivery of hundreds of capital projects for TCHC worth over $1B in construction. Noah’s work is focused on implementing a transformative capital action plan for TCHC, a multi-year investment plan focused on renewal, accessibility, and energy performance.

Julius Gombos is the Senior Vice President, Project Delivery at Waterfront Toronto. In this capacity, Julius is responsible for the operational delivery of capital projects, including the $1.25 Billion Port Lands Flood Protection Project, and enabling infrastructure for both the Quayside site and for Villiers Island. Previously, Julius worked as global head of project management at both CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield, as President of HOK’s Program Management business globally, and as Senior Vice President, Development Management with Driver Jonas (now Deloitte Real Estate).

Andrea Vigna is a Proposal Manager at Golder and has over 15+ years of experience responding to RFPs and other client requests in large professional services firms, including consulting engineering and business advisory services in both Canada and the US. In her career, Andrea has managed hundreds of highly complex proposals valued up to $200 million in both public and private sectors. She has contributed to the development and maintenance of toolkits and processes, including colour team review guides, proposal action plan tools, capture planning and strategy tools, and more. She has mentored, developed, and managed several proposal professionals over the years. Andrea graduated from UBC with a Master of Arts degree and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover procurement updates from various perspectives
  • Determine the public procurement process in a post-pandemic era
  • Examine the economic, planning, and community engagement issues being faced

Target Audience

A/E/C Marketing and Business Development Professionals