PROGRAM (subject to change)

November 1, 2017   1:30 pm – 5:30 pm   Kickoff Reception 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Christopher Baird, Senior Director
Build in Canada Program, Public Services & Procurement Canada

Mike Petric, Canadian Lead
AVASCENT   Ottawa | Washington
Key Industrial Capabilities (KICs)

McCarter & English LLP (US) – Daniel Kelly / Gowling WLG (CDA) – Phuong Ngo
Canadian Companies Doing Business with U.S. DoD – The Risks and Rewards
Moderator: Stan Jacobson, U.S. Government Relations, Canadian Commercial Corporation

(Panel will provide a brief overview of defense spending climate, perceived new opportunities, roadblocks presented in current law and regulations toward Canadian-based firms, including executive orders and other actions by the Trump Administration.  As well, words of warning to Canadian-based companies supplying goods, services and research in the US Government supply chain either directly or through U.S. subsidiaries.)

Topics covered:

  • Buy American Act and other U.S. Domestic Preference Laws, Regs and Executive Orders
  • Mandatory Clauses for Canadian-Based Suppliers and their U.S. Subsidiaries
  • Opportunities and Recent Changes to the U.S. Federal Supply Schedule
  • Avoiding the U.S. False Claims Act and other U.S. Statutes Addressing Procurement Fraud
  • The Latest in Export Control and Cybersecurity Compliance and Enforcement
  • How Canada Procurements Compare with the U.S.

Technology Showcase
(Pitches from companies)
Moderator: Christopher Baird, BCIP

Kick off Reception  (6:00pm)
Keynote Speaker: David Perry, Senior Analyst,  (7:00pm)
Canadian Global Affairs Institute


November 2, 2017   7:00 am – 6 pm   Registration & Breakfast 7:00 am. Welcome 8:00 am


Mini Outlooks
Colonel Nicolas Pilon, Director Land Requirements
Cpt. Jason Armstrong, Director Naval Requirements

Jennifer Hubbard
Director General, International & Industry Programs
Department of National Defence

Carl Marcotte
VP, Operations and Head of Defence
Canadian Commercial Corporation

Technology Showcase Pitches (Round 2)
Moderator: Christopher Baird, BCIP

Lunch (12:30 pm)

Keynote Address: General the Hon. Andrew Leslie (1:00 pm) 
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada-US Relations)

B2B/I2Is/B2G & Exhibit concurrent

Closing Reception (5:00 pm)