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68th Annual SES Conference
August 6-8, 2019

Le Sheraton Hotel

Montreal, QC, Canada

Standardization: Towards a Better Quality of Life

Pack your bags and get ready to join us in Montreal, Quebec in August 2019. Whether you’re a seasoned member, or just starting out on your standards journey, SES is there to support, educate, and grow our community.

  • Network with fellow SES Members
  • Complete your SES Certification
  • Attend presentations on advancements in standards development
  • Participate in engaging workshops

Keynote Speaker

Chantal Guay, ing. P.Eng. - Chief Executive Officer,Standards Council of Canada


The SES is proud to announce Chantal Guay, ing. P. Eng as the Keynote speaker for the 2019 conference. In her address - Canada’s standardization network: A strong economic future built on standards, see below for full abstract – Chantal will be highlighting how the SCC is transforming to ensure traditional and emerging sectors stand to benefit from standardization.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), appointed Chantal Guay as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCC effective April 16, 2018.

Ms. Guay had previously served as Vice President, Accreditation Services at SCC. Under her leadership, Accreditation Services revamped its business model, processes and quality management system with a focus on customers and conformance to international standards and obligations.

Since August 2017, Ms. Guay has held the position of Vice-President of Standards & International Relations at SCC, and was responsible for the organization’s national and international standards development programs. Ms. Guay has been the Canadian member representative to the International Organization for Standardization’s Conformity Assessment Chairman’s Policy and Coordination Group (CASCO CPC).

Professional Background

Prior to joining SCC, Ms. Guay was Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Canada, the national organization comprised of the 12 provincial and territorial associations that regulate the practice of engineering in Canada, and that license the country’s more than 290,000 professional engineers.


Ms. Guay holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from Université Laval, and a Master’s in Environmental Management from the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke. She has also earned an Advanced Executive Certificate in General Management from the Queen’s University School of Business.



Canada’s standardization network: A strong economic future built on standards


Standards are the underpinning of our society, our quality of life, and our economy. It is critical that standardization opportunities be leveraged fully in order for Canada to reach its full economic potential. SCC is actively collaborating with our accredited organizations, government and industry partners to advance standardization strategies for innovation, intellectual property, infrastructure, the environment, and trade. We work hand-in-hand through our network with cutting-edge companies to create advantages that give them a competitive edge. In her keynote speech, SCC CEO, Chantal Guay, will highlight how SCC is transforming to ensure traditional and emerging sectors stand to benefit from standardization—sectors such as clean technology, agri-food, health and bio sciences, digital industries, resources of the future, advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence and big data.