2020 NCLRA Conference

Welcome to the 2020 NCLRA Conference!

The Unionized Construction Industry: Our future, Our Challenges

September 27-30, 2020
Bally’s Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV, USA

(may be amended prior to conference)

Conference Agenda


The NCLRA will be hosting an informal evening reception on September 27th at Bally’s Las Vegas. Please join us for a delicious array of appetizers from 6 pm to 9 pm.

September 28, 2020
  • Buildforce Canada Update
  • David Coletto Keynote
  • Construction Owners’ Panel
  • Canadian Building Trades Update
  • NCLRA Member Association Panel: hot topic discussions
September 29, 2020
  • Ontario Construction Secretariat – Union Safety Effect update
  • Keynote Speaker – Mark Breslin
  • Legal panel – A Cross-Canada Look at Labour Relations Matters Affecting Our Industry
  • NCLRA Member Association Panel: hot topic discussions continued.
  • Facilitated plenary discussion with the audience

David Coletto (Keynote Speaker, Monday)

David Coletto delivers strategic advice and research design expertise to many of Canada’s foremost corporations, advocacy groups, and political leaders. A leader in online research methodologies, public affairs research, corporate and organizational reputation studies, and youth research, Coletto has led projects for top-tier companies in many sectors including pharmaceutical, transportation, financial services, educational, natural resource, telecommunications, media, arts and cultural, tourism, and retail.

David’s clients have included Nestlé, Sysco, Google, Ernst & Young, the RCMP and Hudson’s Bay, among many others.

Having earned a doctorate in 2010, David is an Adjunct Professor teaching courses on polling and public opinion, political marketing, research and public affairs. He is also an instructor at the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management.

He is an outspoken proponent of transparency in the polling industry and is regularly called upon by media and organizations alike to provide expert analyses of public opinion and research methodologies.

Mark Breslin (Keynote Speaker, Tuesday)

Mark Breslin is an author, speaker, CEO and influencer at the highest levels of business in North America. He has spent decades advising CEOs and senior leaders in business, government, labor and non-profit arenas in both the U.S. and Canada. As a top-rated public speaker and strategist, he has spoken live to more than 400,000 people. His five bestselling books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have improved leadership, accountability, profitability, innovation and engagement for organizations and individuals. Influencing groups from 50 to 5,000 at a time, Mark drives home the lessons needed for positive change that create profound results. Noted in the New York Times, major trade magazines and frequently interviewed by media outlets focusing on business, his imprint and influence have been widely recognized. See his work at

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL “O” & Wayne Newton

The NCLRA is proud to offer exciting discounted prices for both Cirque du Soleil and Wayne Newton for our attendees and their guests. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for either of these amazing shows, please click “Register for Conference Extras” on the right-hand side of the page.

Show tickets must be purchased through the NCLRA in order to receive discounted price. Show tickets must be purchased no later than July 15, 2020. These prices are based on a guaranteed minimum number of purchases to secure the group rates. If the minimums are not achieved, we reserve the right to cancel the offering and refund any payments made.

Cirque Du Soleil “O” – September 28 at 7:00 pm at the Bellagio

Weaving a tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance, 'O' pays tribute to the beauty of theatre. Inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water, world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers and divers create a breathtaking experience.

Ticket Price: $160 USD

Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal – September 29 at 8:00 pm at Caesars Palace

Recognized worldwide as "Mr. Las Vegas," entertainer Wayne Newton takes the Las Vegas stage, returning to Caesars Palace at Cleopatra's Barge. Newton sings crowd favorites including the platinum record hit, “Danke Schoen,” plus many other hit singles. “Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal” presents the legendary entertainer in a more intimate setting where he interacts with the audience, performing some favorite songs, and sharing personal career highlights through songs, film clips, anecdotes and audience Q&A.

Ticket Price: $81 USD


The Carpenters International Training Center is the largest and most comprehensive training facility of its kind in the world. Located near the Las Vegas Airport, it’s a sight to be seen!

The NCLRA is proud to offer a tour on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 (time will be confirmed in short order). A small fee will be charged to off-set the costs of the bussing. Pre-registration is required. If you are interested in registering for the Carpenter Training Center Tour, please click “Register for Conference Extras” on the right-hand side of the page.

Ticket Price: $10 USD


All attendees are entitled to 15% off tee times (for you and three guests) at the Rio Secco Golf Club during the course of the conference (September 28 – October 1). Use promo code: NCLRA1520 when booking. Those interested can self-book using the following link: Click Here

The Fine Print: Discount good for attendee and up to 3 accompanied guests. May not combine with any other discount, promotion, or otherwise special pricing. Offer valid 09/28/20-10/01/20.


Sep 27 2020 - Sep 30 2020


$00.00 Early Bird (before June 1st)
$00.00 Late Bird (after June 1st)


Sunday Evening Reception
No Charge

Wayne Newton
$81.00 (USD)

Cirque Du Soleil "O"
$160 (USD)

Carpenter Training Centre Tour
$10.00 (USD)

Golf Rio Secco Golf Club
15% Discount Available


This section will be updated with more information regarding room blocks and other accommodation details in the near future.


Bally’s Las Vegas
3645 S Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV
89109, United States

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