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The 2016 Canadian Rental Mart features an expanded education program with three educational seminars presented by top industry experts. In a change from previous years, this year’s seminars will take place in the comfortable confines of Sketch Cafe at the Toronto Congress Centre, just off the show floor itself. Admission to Rental Mart seminars is free to registered attendees. Don’t miss them!

Expedia for rentals: How to exploit the emerging online marketplace

March 8: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Robert Preville, CEO, KWIPPED

With online marketplaces like Travelocity and Expedia, consumers today are accustomed to shopping and comparing services with unprecedented efficiency and minimal effort. Based on that same logic, KWIPPED has developed a B2B equipment rental marketplace that connects renters to suppliers and streamlines every aspect of the rental process. KWIPPED technology matches rental need with supply inventory available through a global network of marketplace suppliers.

Join us as KWIPPED CEO and renowned entrepreneur, Robert Preville, discusses the genesis of KWIPPED and how this new marketplace is poised to evolve the process of sourcing and renting equipment.

MTO Q&A: What you need to know about new rules for transporting dangerous goods

March 9: 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Sergeant Hank Dubee,
Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Sergeant Hank Dubee, an enforcement officer and dangerous goods instructor from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, will bring you up to date on recent changes to Ontario’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act. The Act governs transportation of fuels such as propane, so Sgt. Dubee’s talk will have critical importance for most rental houses. Sgt. Dubee will also take any questions on the Act, or regarding commercial motor vehicle regulations in Ontario generally.

For what it’s worth: business valuation and succession planning for maximum return

March 9: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Alex Shteriev, managing director, Beacon Corporation
Succession planning as an independent business owner is a process that starts with a proper business valuation. Knowing the market value of your business, as well as estimating correctly proceeds from a possible sale is imperative in making a decision how and when to sell a business. Veteran mergers and acquisitions professional, Alex Shteriev, will show you how to correctly evaluate your company’s worth and lay out some strategies for protecting that value through transitions.

Alex Shteriev, MBA, CBI, is managing director of Beacon Corporation, a business brokerage and merger and acquisition advisory firm based in Toronto.

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