Notice of CPEIA Annual General Meeting

Achieving quorum is crucial: Completed proxy forms must be received no later than Friday May 5, 2017

Location: Centennial College Progress Campus, 937 Progress Ave., Toronto ON
Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) gives notice that its 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place as part of the 2017 Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium (CPES2017).

The AGM is open to all Full and Associate Members of the CPEIA. Only Full Members are eligible to vote on any resolutions at the AGM.

A list of Full Members can be viewed here.

A full member is a company with operations in printable, flexible or wearable electronics in Canada.

Only one vote is allowed per company that is a Full Member of the CPEIA. Please delegate a single person on your team to vote on behalf of your organization. Other members of your team are of course welcome to attend.

Please see below for further information and an overview of the Agenda.

Need for quorum and proxy votes

The AGM must reach quorum to pass any resolution. Any Full Member who cannot attend in person can delegate their vote to another Full Member, or to the CPEIA’s President and CEO.

Please note: If quorum is not reached, the AGM will have to be rescheduled, at significant cost to the CPEIA and its Members. It is therefore imperative that all Full Members arrange for a proxy if they cannot attend in person.

To delegate your vote, complete the proxy form no later than May 5, 2017.

The 2017 AGM agenda will include:

  • A Short report from the President and CEO on operations for 2016, including the Presentation and Discussion of Financial Statements for 2016.
  • Presentation and Discussion of CPEIA programs and operations for 2017. And Presentation and Discussion of the Budget for 2017.
  • A discussion of renaming/rebranding the CPEIA.
  • Election to the CPEIA’s Board of Directors, from the nominations submitted by the May 5, 2017 deadline.
  • Transaction of any such other business as may properly come before the meeting, or any adjournment thereof.

The AGM is expected to last approximately one hour.

Call for Board of Directors nominations

Deadline for nominations: Friday, May 5
The nomination period for the Board is now open. Any Full Member of the CPEIA can be nominated, or self-nominate. A complete list of current Full Members of the Association can be viewed here.

Only Full Members may serve on, and vote in the selection process for, the Board of Directors.

Qualities of the ideal Board Director
Board members must be willing to take an active role with the CPEIA, and have the time to do so. They will roll up their sleeves to tackle issues that matter to our Members, and drive new strategic initiatives, such as membership development and funding proposals to support research and commercialization activities undertaken by our Members.Other considerations

Other considerations
Emphasis will be placed on forming a board that reflects a variety of skillsets and, to the extent that it is possible, is also geographically diverse, to represent different regions of Canada.

The CPEIA Board has five seats. We have two seats to fill at the AGM this year. If we have more qualified applications, the AGM may decide to expand the board to six or seven seats.

If you are an Associate Member and not eligible to be on the Board of Directors, but interested in a playing a proactive role, please read the nomination information below for serving on a CPEIA Advisory Board.

Please note individual Full Members can be considered for both the Board of Directors and an Advisory Board.

Expectations and Requirements for Board Members
All Board Members should expect to take part in quarterly meetings and monthly conference calls, proactively support current programs, and/or speak and present on industry topics as representatives of the Association. They will also be expected to actively engage with other CPEIA Members.

This may sound like a substantial commitment, but we do not expect each Board Member to fulfill all these obligations. Responsibilities will be assigned based on individual areas of expertise and interest.

According to the bylaws and the usual procedures for associations, one seat will be occupied by the President and CEO. Once elected, the Board of the Directors will elect the Chair of the Board.

To ensure continuity on the board, terms for each Board position will be staggered – one-year, two-year or three-year. A Board Member will have to be reconfirmed to serve for another term once his or her term is up.

Call for Advisory Board nominations

Deadline for nominations: Friday, May 5
The nomination period for our Advisory Boards is now open. Any Full or Associate Member of the CPEIA can serve on an Advisory Board.

A complete list of current Full and Associate Members of the Association can be viewed here.

Please visit the website for more information on the Expectations for Advisory Board Members.

Expectations for Advisory Board Members
Board Members will be expected to be proactive participants in support of relevant CPEIA activities and have the time to fulfill their Board commitments. Meetings and conference calls with other Board Members will take place on an as-needed basis.

At present, there is no specific limit on the size of an Advisory Board.

All Advisory Board members are appointed for a one-year term by the Board of Directors and will be re-confirmed annually based on their level of involvement and contribution to the CPEIA. The expectation is that the Advisory Board and CPEIA working groups will reflect a variety of skillsets from across the full spectrum of the industry’s stakeholders, including researchers, innovators, systems integrators and manufacturers, and representatives of end users in key market verticals. They should also come from different regions of Canada.

For more information on the nomination or selection processes, or about the responsibilities of Board Members, please contact Peter Kallai, President and CEO, at pkallai@cpeia-acei.ca.

Nomination process: Board of Directors, Advisory Board

All nominations must include a current CV, the nominee’s full name and title, a photo, a 100-word professional summary.
In addition, this package must have a 150-word summary that concisely explains why a nominee is a good choice to serve with the CPEIA, what they have to offer and how they would like to participate.

Nominations can be submitted online here. Please check off if the nominee wishes to be considered for the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board, or both. And remember, only Full Members can serve on the Board of Directors.

For more information
For more information on the nomination or selection processes, or about the responsibilities of Board Members, please contact Peter Kallai, President and CEO, at pkallai@cpeia-acei.ca

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