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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Monday, September 9, 2019

10:30 am - 04:30 pm     Golf Tournament at Club de Golf de Chicoutimi (Optional)

 

03:00 pm - 06:00 pm     Event Registration opens at OTL Gouverneur Saguenay

 

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm     Welcome Reception at OTL Gouverneur Saguenay

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

07:00 am - 07:00 pm     Event Registration open at OTL Gouverneur Saguenay

 

07:30 am - 09:30 am     Breakfast

 

09:15 am - 11:15 am     ACPA Annual General Meeting

 

11:45 am - 01:00 pm     Buffet Lunch

 

01:00 pm - 01:45 pm     Opening Ceremony

 

01:45 pm - 02:15 pm     Keynote address

The Hon. Francois Bonnardel, Minister of Transport, Quebec (invited)

 

02:15 pm - 03:00 pm     Presentation

The Trust Tipping Point : Who Trusts? Who Doesn't? And Why it Matters.

As Canada prepares for a federal election and the ongoing impact of global political and economic unrest, matters of trust continue to demand our attention. The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer examines how well Canadian institutions are navigating turbulence, change and confidence for the future. The 19th annual Edelman Trust Barometer, the world’s most robust exploration of trust in business, government, NGOs and media, surveys more than 33,000 respondents in 27 markets.

Lisa Kimmel, Chair & CEO, Edelman Canada

 

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm     Nutrition / Tradeshow Break

 

03:30 pm - 04:15 pm     Panel Discussion

Charting a Course Through a Shifting Geopolitical and Trade landscape

The global economy continues to undergo tectonic shifts, the result of changing geopolitics, trade wars, and growth in emerging economies.  Get this year’s update on what’s happening in the world, and how it will affect global supply chains and – by extension – ports and shipping in Canada.

Stephen Tapp, Deputy Chief Economist, Export Development Corporation

Tim Power, Managing Director, Drewry, U.K.

 

04:15 pm - 04:45 pm     Presentation

The “New” Canadian Coast Guard

With the injection of funds under the Government’s Oceans Protection Plan, a revitalized Canadian Coast Guard is charting a new course for the future.  At issue is everything from floating assets, to Arctic presence, to how to manage autonomous vessels.  Learn about the Coast Guard’s expanded vision and plans for the coming years.

Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard

 

05:30 pm - 07:30 pm     Networking Cocktail at Hangar du Vieux Port de Chicoutimi

 

07:30 pm                       Free Evening - dinning suggestions availble

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

07:00 am - 02:30 pm     Event Registration open at OTL Gouverneur Saguenay

 

07:30 am - 08:30 am     Breakfast

 

08:30 am - 12:30 pm     Presentation

Rio Tinto and the Port of Saguenay

Mrs. Nathalie Lessard, Director Port Facilities & Rail Services and Regional Security, Rio Tinto

 

09:00 am - 10:00 am     Panel Discussion

Digitization and the Changing Role of Port Authorities

“Digitization” is on everyone’s lips – and social media feeds – these days.  But what does it mean for CPAs?  This panel discussion will explore a few of the many faces of the digital revolution, and how port authorities and government are using data to address issues as diverse as supply chain optimization, CO2 reduction and improved community relations.

Christian Dea, Chief Economist and Director General, Transportation and Economic Analysis, Transport Canada

*Speaker to be announced

 

10:00 am - 10:30 am     Nutrition / Tradeshow break

 

10:30 am - 11:30 am     Panel Discussion

Doing Business and Collaborating with a Port Authority – A Partner’s Perspective

Infrastructure and partnership are key to industrial port zones. Hear from port partners on how they work with the Port of Saguenay to build trusting and efficient partnerships for collective success.

Mr. Jean Rainville, Président, Métaux Black Rock

Mr. Jean-Sébastien David, Chef des opérations, Arianne Phosphate

Mr. Pat Fiore, Président, Énergie Saguenay

 

11:30 am - 12:00 am     Presentation

Continuous Learning in the RCAF

Take advantage of the unique proximity of Canadian Forces Base CFB Bagotville to learn about how the Royal Canadian Air Force optimizes performance through a culture of continuous learning.

Lieutenant-Colonel Annie Malouin, 3Wing Deputy Commander, RCAF Bagotville

 

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm     Buffet Lunch

 

01:30 pm - 02:00 pm     Presentation

Title to come

Mr. Robert Michaud, Scientific Director and President, Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM)

 

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm     Panel Discussion

Ensuring Port Cyber Security and Protecting Critical Infrastructure

In the world of cybersecurity, there are seemingly two kinds of companies now: those who have been hacked, and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked.  Whichever camp you think you might fall into, the reality is that the cyber world continues to demand constant vigilance and preparedness.  Join our panellists as they discuss the evolving threat landscape, and what others are doing to protect themselves.

Christy Coffey, Executive Vice President of Operations, Maritime & Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO), Global Institute for Cyber Security Resilience NASA/Kennedy Space Center

S. Craig Oldham, Director General, Critical Infrastructure Directorate, National and Cyber Security Branch, Public Safety Canada

Chris Toomey, Vice President, Capital Projects and Infrastructure Practice, McKinsey Company

 

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm     Nutrition / Tradeshow break

 

03:30 pm - 04:15 pm     Panel Discussion

Whither Politics in Canada and the US?

John Delacourt, Vice President and Group Leader, Hill & Knowlton Strategies

Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood, Crestview Strategies

 

04:15 pm - 14:45 pm     Presentation

Beyond the game: the multisectoral collaboration in the service of innovation!

Quebec's Ubisoft is one of the world’s premiere gaming technology companies, known for blockbuster hits such as Assassin’s Creed.  Who better to help us end the conference on a creative note with, as we consider how multisectoral collaboration drives innovation.  In their words: “What do a video game, opthalmology and the science of neurology have in common?  What about museums and Assassin’s Creed? What about a toothbrush and virtual economy?  In a word : innovation! At Ubisoft, we believe that it is possible to create innovative projects and help various industrial sectors evolve through cross-cutting collaboration.  For us, innovation occurs through the improbable collision of ideas and varied expertise.”  

 Mathieu Ferland, Senior Producer, Ubisoft.

 

04:45 pm - 05:00 pm     Closing Ceremony

 

07:00p m - 11:00 pm     Gala Dinner and Show at La Pulperie de Chicoutimi

(Dress : Business casual)

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

08:30 am - 12:30 am     Technical Tour of Port of Saguenay

(Dress: casual.  As most of the tour will be done by boat, flat shoes and a light jacket are recommended.)

 

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