Program Agenda

Ports of Tomorrow: Post-covid, Post-carbon, Post-comfort
The Role Canadian Port Authorities Play in Seizing a New World Blue Economy

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2022
8:00 – 4:00 pm Charity Golf Tournament, Oshawa – Optional programming
Breakfast, lunch and transportation from The Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto included
3:00 – 7:00 pm Event Registration
The Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
Third Floor, 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto
5:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception at The Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
The Roof at SOCO
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2022
7:00 – 4:00 pm Event Registration
The Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
Soco Ballroom – Third Floor
7:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 am Conference Welcome
Daniel-Robert Gooch, Association of Canadian Port Authorities
Bob GoulaisNbisiing Consulting Inc.
Carl Laberge – Saguenay Port Authority and Chair of ACPA
Steve Salmons – Windsor Port Authority (Co-Hosting Port)
Ian Hamilton – Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (Co-Hosting Port)
9:30 – 10:15 am Global Trade – Economic Outlook
Keynote: Douglas Porter – BMO Financial Group
10:15 – 10:45 am Nutrition / Trade Show Break
10:45 – 11:45 am Strategies for Building the Blue Economy
Increasingly, coastal, inland and ocean economies are recognized as distinct opportunities and regions for sustainable development. Three key policy frameworks for developing the Blue Economy within Canada and the United States will be presented.
Moderator: Steve Salmons – Windsor Port Authority
Panelists: Tija Dirks – Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Niall O’Dea- Fisheries and Oceans Canada, John Schmidt –  The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers
11:45 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 – 2:15 pm Remarks: Daniel-Robert Gooch – Association of Canadian Port Authorities

Remarks: Omar Alghabra
– Minister of Transport  (by Video)Ports within a Decarbonized Future
With the marine industry and the world setting targets and refitting assets to lead the energy transition, what does the future of clean energy look like at ports and what are the challenges and opportunities for CPAs within it?
Moderator: Chris Hall – Shipping Federation of Canada
Panelists: Nathalie Morin – Transport Canada,  Allister Paterson – Canada Steamship Lines, Serge Le Guellec – Transport Desgagnés Inc.
2:15 – 2:45 pm Nutrition / Trade Show Break
2:45 – 4:00 pm Supply Chain Resilience
Interruptions due to COVID and natural disasters in 2021 and into 2022, elevated the relevance and focus on supply chains. This panel will look at supply chain vulnerabilities and redundancies, and solutions to a resilient supply chain.
Moderator: Olivia MacAngus – Colliers Project Leaders
Panelists: Sandra Pupatello – Canadian International Avenues Ltd., Peter Xotta – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Rory Gilsenan – Natural Resources Canada, Ricky Stover – CP Rail
4:00 – 6:30 pm Free time – Dinner
7:00 – 10:00 pm Cocktail Reception at Ripley’s Aquarium
288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto
7:00 – 2:30 pm Event Registration
The Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto
Third Floor, 75 Lower Simcoe Street, Toronto
7:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 am Better Data, Better Decisions
Data is central to safe, sustainable and resilient port and supply chain operations. This session will provide case studies of how data are being used to create better supply chains.
Moderator: Maksim Mihic – DP World (Canada) Inc
Panelists: Serge Auclair – Montreal Port Authority, Mark Ferguson – McMaster University, Peter Xotta – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
10:00 – 10:30 am Nutrition / Tradeshow Break
10:30 am – 11:45 pm De-Risking and Financing the Future
Moderator: Ian Hamilton, Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority
With supply chain disruptions, climate impacts, and sustainability driving change, financing the port infrastructure of the future will require new risk models.
Panelists: Bridget Carle – Swiss Re, Martin Imbleau – Montreal Port Authority, Divya Shah – Canada Infrastructure Bank
11:45 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Working with First Nations
Canada’s future health and wealth is based on sustainability, of which inclusion is a key element. This session will have specific examples of CPAs working with local First Nations from the perspectives of both CPAs and their First Nations partners and on the considerations underpinning Duty to Consult.
Moderator: Bob Goulais – Nbisiing Consulting Inc
Panelists: Shaun Stevenson – Prince Rupert Port Authority, Jennifer Cleversey Moffitt – Belledune Port Authority, Chief Terry Richardson – Pabineau First Nation, Cynthia Dick – Port Aberni Port Authority
2:30 – 3:00 pm Nutrition / Trade Show Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm Great Lakes Innovation
Innovation on the Great Lakes ranges from application of technology to innovative business partnerships to the development of short sea shipping. This session will demonstrate how Great Lakes ports and key industries are advancing and optimizing the value of these ports.
Moderator: Debbie Murray – Association of Canadian Port Authorities
Panelists: Matthias Gronstedt – HHLA Sky, Tony Valeri – Arcelor Mittal Dofasco, Chris Morgan – Project 242 Canada, Shaun Padulo – Heddle Shipbuilding
4:00 – 4:30 pm Closing Ceremony
The tradition of closing remarks by the host ports and ACPA as well as a message from next year’s host port will close out the conference sessions.
6:30 – 7:15 pm Cocktail Reception
Steam Whistle Locomotive Hall

255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto M5V 3M9
7:15 – 11:00 pm Gala Dinner & Entertainment
Steam Whistle Locomotive Hall

255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto M5V 3M9
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Hamilton Port Tour
Breakfast, lunch and transportation included
Dress casual. Bus tour so flat shoes and light jacket recommended.