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The Buildings Show
Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2023
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, SouthToronto, Canada

Contech Software Innovation Showcase

Your search for the latest construction technology software ends here! Find new-to-market solutions, discover what key opinion leaders make of them, and ask your questions at the BUILDEX Innovation Showcase. 

New products are continually hitting the market, but do they have real world potential? What could their limitations be? How do they compare to the existing leader? BUILDEX, Building Transformations and a panel of industry experts are here to help. 


Derek Smith

Principal - Constructionlab Ltd.

Derek Smith is considered one of Canada’s leading facilitators of construction and design industry workshops. With over 10,000 attendees at his in-class sessions since 2013 when he established Constructionlab, his rating for delivery of content, teaching style, insight and expertise averages 4.5 out of 5 of over 500 attendees surveyed. His company, Constructionlab Ltd., maintains memberships with the Institute for performance and Learning, the Toronto Construction Association and the Grand Valley Construction Association. Derek practiced architecture for 15 years of his career, contributing to approximately $400 million in built projects prior to his role as Executive Director of the London and District Construction Association from 2007 to 2012. Derek has produced courses for the Ontario Construction secretariat and the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council. In 2022, Derek invented and produced JOBSITE The Board Game TM. JOBSITE is handcrafted in Canada. 

Leslie Dibling

Operational Engagement & Innovation Manager - Capital Paving

A trailblazing force in the construction industry, an esteemed woman that has shattered glass ceilings and paved the way for aspiring professionals. With her unparalleled expertise, unwavering determination, and remarkable accomplishments, she stands as a beacon of inspiration and has made indelible contributions to the field. She has displayed an extraordinary knack for turning ambitious visions into tangible reality. From overseeing large-scale projects to revolutionizing industry practices, she has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence, leaving an indelible mark on the construction landscape. Leslie creates inclusive and diverse work environments, fostering an atmosphere of innovation, collaboration, and mutual respect. Her deep-rooted passion for sustainability has been vital in reshaping the industry's practices towards a more environmentally conscious and responsible framework. By spearheading projects that incorporate eco-friendly technologies and green building practices, she has effectively changed the way construction companies approach sustainability, setting new industry standards with her groundbreaking initiatives.

Carl H. Bernat

President - CCS Engineering & Construction Inc.

Liane Prevost

Interior Designer | Entrepreneur

Contech Software Innovation Showcase

The Buildings Show Contech Innovation Showcase has been created in response to industry demand for opportunities to see new technologies and solutions quickly, efficiently and with commentary from respected industry peers.

Purpose of the Showcase

  • Highlight new software technologies, innovations and / or systems
  • Break down barriers to the adoption of new solutions
  • Demystify technological advancements
  • Support the advancement of Canada’s building industry towards sustainability, commercial and productivity targets.

Showcase Format

  • 5-minute “micro-presentations” delivered live by each innovator company
  • Cross examination and questioning from a panel of industry experts
  • Q&A between the innovator company and live industry audience
  • Expert panel and industry audience vote for their favourite solution

How To Take Part

Do you have an innovation to launch or promote? Contact:

Frank Scalisi
Director of Sales

Ben Carson
Sales Manager
Phone: +1 416-945-0313