Empower your fleet

October 25-27, 2023 | ISAAC Headquarters, Quebec

Join us at
ISAAC HORIZON

ISAAC’s user conference brings together fleets, industry experts and business partners to expand their knowledge, exchange ideas and network. The event is a perfect opportunity to uncover ISAAC’s innovations that help carriers overcome their challenges.

Join us, get inspired and empower your fleet.

LEARN

See the latest trends in the trucking industry and be inspired by success stories that can help you improve day-to-day operations. Gain insight on how to use ISAAC’s solution to its fullest.

CONNECT

Strengthen relationships with your trucking peers and connect with industry leaders. Engage with ISAAC’s team and client success managers to get help with your specific challenges.

INNOVATE

Bring innovation to your fleet and optimize operations with ISAAC’s latest features. Keep a watch on upcoming goodies and uncover new ways of increasing profitability.

This event is exclusive to ISAAC clients

Early Bird
$280
Expired
General Admission
$350

New for 2023!

Workshops

Take part in hands-on workshops with ISAAC experts, and learn powerful features already in your ISAAC solution, with benefits ready for the picking.

ISAAC Expert Bar

Book a 15-minute one-on-one session with an ISAAC expert to ask your specific questions and get answers for meeting the challenges you face.

User Conference App

Download the conference app to follow the day’s sessions and register for workshops. It’s also great for finding and connecting with your peers in the crowd!

“We’re excited to welcome you once again at our headquarters for ISAAC HORIZON, our 2023 User Conference. Let’s take advantage of these 2 days to meet in person and share ideas, get inspired, and learn about the latest trends. Don’t miss this opportunity to come innovate and empower your fleet. I look forward to seeing you!”

Jacques DeLarochelliere

CEO, Chairman, Cofounder, ISAAC Instruments

Agenda

Wednesday, October 25th – Awards Dinner

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.ISAAC Client Recognition Awards dinner and ceremony

Thursday, October 26th – Conference Day 1

8:00–9:00 a.m.Registration and breakfast
9:00–12:30 a.m.Opening presentations and panel
12:30–1:30 p.m.Lunch and visits with sponsors
1:30–5:30 p.m.Panel and educational presentations
5:30–8:00 p.m.Cocktails

Friday, October 27th – Conference Day 2

7:45–9:00 a.m.Breakfast and roundtable discussions
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Features & tools workshops
12:00–1:00 p.m.Lunch and visits with sponsors
1:00–4:00 p.m.Features & tools workshops

Our lineup of speakers

Guest Speakers

Bob Costello

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, International Trade Policy and Cross-Border Operations
American Trucking Associations

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Bob Costello

Bob Costello is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of International Trade Policy and Cross-Border Operations at the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the national trade association for the trucking industry. As Chief Economist, he manages all of ATA’s collection, analysis and dissemination of trucking economic information. This includes several monthly trucking economic indicators, motor carrier financial and operating data, an annual freight transportation forecast, driver wage studies, weekly diesel fuel price and economic reports, and a yearly trucking almanac. Bob also conducts economic analyses of proposed regulations and legislation affecting the trucking industry.

Bob is often cited in the news media as an expert on trucking economics, including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CNBC, FOX Business Channel, and National Public Radio.

In 2018, Bob was appointed by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. He currently serves on the American Transportation Research Institute’s Research Advisory Committee. He is on the Board of Directors for the Border Trade Alliance. Bob is also a member of the National Association for Business Economics and has served on several research and project panels for the Transportation Research Board, which is part of the National Academies. He is also a member of the Industrial Economists Group at Harvard University.

Prior to joining ATA in 1997, Bob was an economist with Joel Popkin & Company in Washington D.C., an economic consulting firm that specializes in the analysis of wages, inflation, and economic trends.

Bob has a Master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a Bachelor of Arts from Winona State University. He lives in Alexandria, Va. with his wife and daughter.

Rebecca Brewster

President and Chief Operating Officer
American Transportation Research Institute

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Rebecca Brewster

Rebecca Brewster is President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Transportation Research Institute. ATRI is the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, whose mission is research to improve the trucking industry’s safety and productivity. Rebecca has been with ATRI for over 29 years.

Rebecca is the recipient of several awards including Fleet Owner magazine’s 2016 Dozen Outstanding Women in Trucking, the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award, and the 2010 J.R. Bob Halladay award given by the 50 state trucking associations.

Corey Cox

Senior Vice President Innovation
Tandet Group of Companies

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Corey Cox

Corey Cox is the Senior Vice President Innovation for the Tandet Group of companies. Corey joined the organization for a TMS implementation at a subsidiary in 1994. In the years that have followed, he has overseen the technical transformation of the entire Tandet Group. He combines a strong business and operational knowledge with a diversified technology skill set spanning development, analytics and communications. Tandet’s “Connected Cab” project was recognized as a finalist at both the 2017 Ingenious Awards, which celebrates excellence in the use of information and communication technology, as well as the 2017 Canadian Digital Transformation Awards. A Canadian CIO of the Year nominee, he is a frequent moderator and guest speaker.

Matt Braslavsky

Director of Information Technology
West Side Transport, Inc.

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Matt Braslavsky

With over 25 years of experience in the transportation and warehousing industry, Matt Braslavsky is a seasoned IT executive who leads with vision, strategy, and execution. He is passionate about leveraging the latest technologies to enhance business performance, optimize operational processes, and deliver value to customers and stakeholders.

As the Director of IT at West Side Transport, a privately held logistics company with 12 locations and over 750 employees, he oversees an annual operating budget of approximately $1M and manages all aspects of IT governance, policy development, project management, vendor relations, and quality assurance. He also serves as an executive team member, providing recommendations and insights on technology trends, opportunities, and risks. Some of his recent achievements include implementing a cloud VoIP solution, transitioning to SD-WAN, and identifying and integrating department-specific application modules. He is skilled in various IT systems, tools, and platforms, such as IBM i, SharePoint, Hyper-V, O365, MS Server, FortiNet, ICC, EDI, NEC 9100, Veeam, Storwize, Meraki, Wasabi, Zoom, Mimecast, MS Teams, RoadNet, Qtracs400, Profound, Extol, Comdata, and Addon Systems.

Ward Vanlaar

Chief Operating Officer
Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)

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Ward Vanlaar

Dr. Ward Vanlaar is the Chief Operating Officer of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF). He has a Ph.D. in Transportation Science, a Master’s degree in Quantitative Analysis in Social Sciences, and a Master’s degree in Criminology. Dr. Vanlaar has been the Principal Investigator in many scientific research projects including evaluation research, epidemiological research and implementation research. Recently, Ward has been involved in several studies on safety of Commercial Motor Vehicles on the road.
Moderator

Neil Abt

Vice President of Communications and Public Relations
ISAAC
Neil Abt
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Neil Abt

Neil Abt, Vice President of Public Relations at ISAAC Instruments, is a veteran journalist with over 25 years of reporting experience, including 20 years spent covering the trucking industry. A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., he began his career covering sports for The Washington Post, followed by a position in the newsroom of America Online (AOL) and then both reporting and leadership roles at Transport Topics and Fleet Owner. Neil is based out of Portland, Oregon.

ISAAC Speakers and Presenters

David Brillon, M.Sc.A., P. Eng.

Chief Technology Officer, Cofounder
ISAAC

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David Brillon, M.Sc.A., P. Eng.

David Brillon is Chief Technology Officer and cofounder of ISAAC Instruments. A true software Jedi, David launched the “ISAAC” project in 1999 with his childhood friend Jacques DeLarochellière. He now leads the software and hardware development teams which help set ISAAC Instruments apart by covering all aspects of vehicle telemetry.

The products developed under his leadership have been used by the major global vehicle manufacturers (Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, FAW, BRP, Volvo, John Deere, etc.) and the largest carriers (CNTL, TransX, Groupe Robert, Trimac, Challenger, etc.). His vast expertise includes software architecture, distributed applications, communication protocols, processing, analysis and viewing of vehicle data.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering as well as a master’s degree in industrial electrical engineering.

Jacques DeLarochelliere, P. Eng.

CEO, Chairman, Cofounder
ISAAC

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Jacques DeLarochelliere, P. Eng.

Jacques DeLarochelliere is the CEO and cofounder of ISAAC Instruments, and Chair of the Board of Directors. His business journey began on a racetrack. One morning in 1990, Jacques tried to understand his poor performance as a race car driver, which he initially blamed his race car’s tuning. Santo, his mechanic, then pretended to make adjustments, as he was convinced that everything was fine.

When he got back on the track, Jacques made the best time. Proud of his performance, he was sure the adjustments he had asked for had done the trick. He was then told nothing had changed. This lesson in humility helped Jacques realize that people couldn’t feel, record and explain actions and reactions as well as technology. This triggered his need to develop a tool to quantify the behavior of race car drivers and their vehicles.

The family home’s garden shed then became ISAAC’s first laboratory. With his childhood friend David Brillon, he spent his free time working on his telemetry system. At the time, the Internet, GPS, cellular communication and accelerometers were brand new tech!

In the early 2000s, his telemetry system piqued the interest of leading automakers, like Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota. His entrepreneurial vision enabled him to build a successful business, which today brings its unique expertise to the transportation industry.

Jacques’s entrepreneurial leadership led to his nomination as a finalist in the Ernst & Young and Desjardins entrepreneurship awards. Jacques holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a flight theory and practice certification from the Kansas University School of Engineering, and specialized training in aircraft certification from Transport Canada.

Jacques is a sportsman at heart. He particularly enjoys speed and extreme sports. If he so enjoys riding his longboard to the office, it’s because the slopes along the way help get him there really fast!

Julie Phaneuf

Chief Operations Officer
ISAAC

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Julie Phaneuf

Julie Phaneuf is Chief Operations Officer at ISAAC Instruments. She leads all teams responsible for the client journey; from the deployment of the ISAAC solution to the delivery and installation of the equipment, as well as maintaining the satisfaction of long-time clients. Julie cherishes the Effortless Experience approach to client care. Recognized for her leadership and multidisciplinary team management, Julie’s passion and innovative thinking ensure ISAAC Instruments puts clients at the center of every decision.

Julie is a seasoned leader with valuable experiences in technology companies. Prior to joining ISAAC Instruments, Julie started her career in high-tech companies such as BNR and CAE. She then moved into C-level positions at Jobboom (Canoe-Quebecor), Newad and TC Media.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree from HEC, as well as several certifications. She is a sports enthusiast. In her spare time, she bikes, hikes, runs or skis with her family and friends. She also likes to channel her passion into supporting industry-related causes such as Le grand défi Pierre Lavoie and ACQ Golf & Bike Day. If you need an athlete on your fundraising team, look no further, she’d love to join you!

Manon L'Espérance

Product Manager
ISAAC

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Manon L'Espérance

Manon L’Espérance is a Product Manager at ISAAC. Manon leverages the knowledge she gained as an experienced user of the ISAAC solution and the key positions she held over the course of her 20+ years at Groupe Robert Inc. to promote the voice of the customer. With her understanding of the carriers and drivers needs, Manon works with the Product Team to identify opportunities to improve the ISAAC solution and simplify trucking.

Mark Greco

Product Manager
ISAAC

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Mark Greco

Having worked at a 1,000+ truck fleet for close to ten years, Mark has first-hand experience with developing and implementing solutions that bring together people, process, and technology. Before joining ISAAC Instruments, Mark was the Director of Information Technology at Challenger Motor Freight where he led several major corporate projects – implementing ExpertFuel, TMW Suite, and the ISAAC fleet management solution. Today, Mark draws deeply on this background to guide the product roadmap in his current role as Product Manager at ISAAC. Mark calls Waterloo, Ontario home where he lives with his wife and two kids.

Melanie Simard

Director Compliance & Technical Support
ISAAC

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Melanie Simard

Melanie Simard is Director Compliance & Technical Support at ISAAC. She brings these three groups together to ensure ISAAC clients receive best-in-class service and support, and to demystify all questions relating to regulatory compliance. She is passionate about this last subject, and well attuned to the kind of support ISAAC users need, as she was on that side of the equation before joining ISAAC. With over 20 years in the trucking industry, her field experience as a driver, dispatcher, compliance manager—not to mention an ISAAC user—the trucking DNA she brings to the table is a valuable asset to both ISAAC and its clients.

Nicolas Guérin, P. Eng.

Product Manager
ISAAC

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Nicolas Guérin, P. Eng.

Nicolas Guerin is a product manager at ISAAC. Before joining ISAAC, he managed major projects in the aviation industry, including product development. Now, as a member of the product team, he helps set the direction of the product and supports the technology team with the goal of simplify trucking. His areas of focus include hardware development, ELD and compliance. Nicolas is the proud father of 3 and never far from his Rubik’s cube.

Rahat Yasir, M.Sc.

Director of Data Science – AI, ML
ISAAC

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Rahat Yasir, M.Sc.

Rahat Yasir is selected as Canada’s top 30 software developer under 30 in 2018. He is seven times Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award holder in Artificial Intelligence category. He has years of experience in imaging and data analysis application development, cross platform technologies and enterprise system designing. He is the author of the first eBook on Windows Phone 8.1 app development “Windows Phone 8.1 Complete Solution” and “Universal Windows Platform – Complete Solution”. He worked at the University of Saskatchewan – Plant phenotyping and imaging research centre (P2IRC) as a data science and imaging researcher. He was the lead AI developer at Immersive Design Studios and developed world’s first AI video upscalling tool. He worked as AI Engineer at Intact Financial Corp and designed production graded AI applications that are serving millions of requests everyday. He worked as the Lead AI Developer at OSEDEA to design the next generation AI solutions for manufacturing industry. He has worked at CAE to design large scale Data & AI Analytics platform and projects for Aviation, Aerospace, Defense & Healthcare systems. Currently he is working at ISAAC Instruments as Director of Data Science & AI to lead their Data & AI department for data driven & AI powered transportation industry.

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ISAAC Workshop trainers

Claudia Cloutier

Product Owner Technology – R&D
ISAAC

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Claudia Cloutier

Claudia Cloutier has been Product Owner at ISAAC for over 3 years. Working in the field of technology product management and design for more than 10 years, she works on ensuring that the product offered to our users adequately meets their needs and helps simplify their daily lives. She is responsible for translating user needs into requirements for the ISAAC development team, and ensuring that the product delivered meets user expectations.

Catherine Berni

Product Owner Technology – R&D
ISAAC

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Catherine Berni

With over 25 years’ experience in technological product design at various levels of responsibility, one of Catherine’s main responsibilities as Product Owner at ISAAC is to maintain constant contact with the various stakeholders and development teams. She synthesizes the challenges arising from new trends in the trucking market in order to propose coherent, ergonomic solutions. She draws up various innovation scenarios, writes requirements and coordinates all development activities, from the idea stage through to final realization.

Caroline Dubé

Client Success Manager
ISAAC

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Caroline Dubé

Caroline Dubé is a Technical Support Specialist at ISAAC. She’s a newcomer to the team, with 8 years’ experience in telecommunications and over 20 years’ experience in providing technical support and training to companies. She is passionate about client support, and enjoys taking all the time needed to provide outstanding service.

Danny McDermid

Support Specialist
ISAAC

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Danny McDermid

Danny McDermid is a Technical Support Specialist at ISAAC. He has worked in the transportation industry for over a dozen years, including as an IT identity and access specialist. As a senior analyst on our Client Experience (CX) team, he provides invaluable assistance to new team members, helping them to learn the ins and outs of the ISAAC solution and to help facilitate their integration within the support team.

François Poulin

Subject Matter Expert – Operations
ISAAC

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François Poulin

François Poulin, an accomplished technical subject matter expert at ISAAC Instruments. With over 15 years of professional experience in vehicle telemetry data acquisition and analysis, he possesses an exceptional skill in solving complex problems. His leadership qualities, coupled with analytical skills, have consistently contributed to his success in at ISAAC and that of our clients.

Jean-François Lemaire

Solution Specialist
ISAAC

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Jean-François Lemaire

A graduate in business administration with a major in finance, Jean-François Lemaire has been an administrator and investor in various companies for the past 20 years. He has held various positions, mainly in operations management, including transportation management. More recently, he has been assisting companies, including several ISAAC clients, with change management and strategic project management.

Julien-Pierre Daigle, P. ing.

Data Analysis Engineer
ISAAC

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Julien-Pierre Daigle, P. ing.

Julien-Pierre Daigle is a Data Analysis Engineer at ISAAC. Within the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence team, he participates in the development of feature engineering. More specifically, he prepares the data to make it usable by the rest of the team. Big data, in its simplest form, is practically unusable. It must be filtered, grouped, and sorted while retaining its original value and meaning. With 15 years of experience in vehicle data analysis, and 10 years with ISAAC, he shares his knowledge to tell trucking-relevant stories using the ISAAC solution data. Trained as an accident reconstruction engineer, Julien-Pierre leads the service of telemetry reporting used to explain and demonstrate the facts of incidents. As with big data, raw data alone does not explain an event. Understanding the data and the physics is therefore essential for explaining the facts.

Manon L'Espérance

Product Manager
ISAAC

Melanie Simard

Director of Compliance, Client Service & Technical Support
ISAAC

Mark Greco

Product Manager
ISAAC

Nicolas Guérin, P. Eng.

Product Manager
ISAAC

Pierre Gosselin

Technical Analyst
ISAAC

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Pierre Gosselin

Pierre Gosselin is a technical analyst at ISAAC. With over 20 years’ experience as an IT technician, analyzing and solving problems is second nature to him. Perseverant in nature, he is adamant about solving the problems he encounters, and always finds a solution.

Richard Francis

Technical Trainer
ISAAC

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Richard Francis

Richard Francis is a technical trainer at ISAAC. With over 19 years of experience in employee training in various fields and going on four years at ISAAC, Richard has become an expert at helping users of the ISAAC solution. With his understanding of the carriers and drivers learning and business needs, Richard works with the training team to find ways to help you fully experience the ISAAC solution.

Sylvain Binette

Technical Trainer
ISAAC

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Sylvain Binette

Sylvain Binette is a technical trainer at ISAAC, and is responsible for providing clients with the information and tools required to use the solution to its full potential. Sylvain has over 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, first as a driver and then a driver trainer for 20 years. His great passion is boating; he spends the summer out on the water to enjoy the good weather.

Véronique Poirier

Compliance Support Specialist
ISAAC

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Véronique Poirier

Véronique Poirier is Compliance Support Specialist at ISAAC. She has been working in the transportation industry for the past ten years, during which she has served as a compliance officer. Curious and persistent by nature, Véronique has extensive experience in the world of over-dimensional transportation.

Come meet our sponsors!

Awards

ISAAC is holding the ISAAC Client Recognition Awards once again this year!

These awards recognize our clients for significant improvements across their operations using the ISAAC solution. The awards are open to all clients whose ISAAC Solution deployment was closed no later than June 1, 2022. Note that you can apply for an award in both categories.

Submitting of applications:

May 25 to September 7, 2023

Announcement of winners:

October 25, 2023 – Awards dinner at the 2023 User Conference, ISAAC HORIZON.

Driver Happiness Award 2023

This award honors fleets who take care of the well-being of drivers. We ask that carriers describe how they are leveraging ISAAC’s solution to elevate the driver experience. This could include the use of the ISAAC Coach to reward driver performance, third-party integrations through ISAAC’s Open Platform or customizing the system based on drivers’ suggestions. Fleets are also asked to quantify how these initiatives have boosted driver recruiting, retention and engagement.

Apply here

Sponsored by SpeedGauge

Safety & Compliance Award 2023

This award honors fleets using the ISAAC Solution to continually improve safety and compliance. We ask that carriers provide a detailed description of the programs and initiatives implemented, and to quantify the improvements obtained. These could include a reduction in risky driver behaviors, accidents, and inspection violations. We will also consider the fleet’s overall safety policies, and how they are leveraging technology to further improve safety and compliance. Judges may verify public safety data for selecting the winners.

Apply here

Sponsored by TruckRight

Prizes Inside Each Award Category

1st prize

A 2-minute video production highlighting the winner’s achievements.

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$5,000 to be used at the winner’s discretion in recognition of their team’s work.

2nd prize

A 2-minute video production highlighting the winner’s achievements.

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$2,000 in cash to be used at the winner’s discretion in recognition of their team’s work.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. In which language will the event take place?

We’ve organized the event to cater to both our English and French user community! The conference on October 24 and 25 will be held in French, and the one on October 26 and 27 will be held in English.

2. Are these conference dates full days?

Yes, along with a cocktail evening, as well as a same-day or previous-day Gala dinner, depending on the conference you attend!

  • October 24 – French conference
    • Full day of presentations
    • Cocktails at 5:00 p.m.
  • October 25 – French conference
    • Full day of workshops
  • October 25 – Bilingual gala dinner
    • Evening from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Includes the ISAAC Client Recognition Awards ceremony
    • For ISAAC’s entire North American client community (French + English)
  • October 26 – English conference
    • Full day of presentations
    • Cocktails at 5:00 p.m.
  • October 27 – English conference
    • Full day of workshops
    • Ends at 4:00 p.m.

3. Is there a charge for the event?

Yes, tickets are $280 (excluding tax) if you book before June 15th and $350 afterwards. Places are limited, so register now!

4. Is the ticket refundable?

Yes, tickets are refundable until September 15, 2023. Tickets can also be transferred to another person. Please contact Nour Mazraani at [email protected] to request a refund or transfer.

5. What if I have food allergies?

To notify us of food allergies or restrictions, please contact Nour Mazraani: [email protected].

6. Who can help me if I have questions regarding the event?

For any questions regarding the event, please contact Nour Mazraani: [email protected].

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