OCA Symposium & Tradeshow Returns After a 2-Year Hiatus

OCA Symposium & Tradeshow Returns After a 2-Year Hiatus

Following a sizable postponement due to the pandemic, the third Ottawa Construction Association (OCA) Symposium and Tradeshow resumed on October 5 and 6 at the EY Centre. Central Precast was there with our biggest booth ever, measuring 40′ x 20′, to display our prestigious Bellitalia products and certain items from our brand-new Natural Stone product line from Les Carrières Ducharme.

This year, we also welcomed Brampton Brick and Permacon, two of our exceptional suppliers, who joined us and displayed their masonry product ranges.

OCA’s event lineup always includes speakers from a wide range of industries covering many topics. This year’s program offered a wide range of beneficial seminars, including seminars in general contracting, human resources, financial literacy for business owners, and numerous others. The event was another success in 2022 after attracting a sizable participant list in 2020 that included over 150 exhibitors, 1,000 visitors, and over 1,500 students.

Along with our Bellitalia products, our brand-new masonry line caught the audience’s attention. Prominently displayed at the front and centre of our space, many exhibition visitors joined us for a closer look. Bellitalia’s site furnishings once again made an impression on those who visited Central Precast’s booth with their aesthetic appeal, elegance, and craftsmanship. In particular, the Alba bench was the centre of attention. When visitors lifted the bench, they were surprised to discover that it was actually built of concrete, giving it strength, style, and utility. 

The OCA has had yet another fantastic year, and we are eager to take part in it alongside our industry partners and colleagues again in 2023.