2019 Program

Tuesday, November 5, 2019  

 * Times subject to change


08:30 am       Registration

09:30 am       Keynote Address
                       Major General Derek Macaulay
                       Deputy Commander, Canadian Army

10:00 am      Positioning for Aerospace & Defence Growth in Canada
                       Alex Tsoulis, Director Business Development & Advanced Technologies
                       MHI Canada Aerospace.

10:30 am       Session Pending

11:00 am       B2B meetings in Foyer

12:00 noon    Lunch

12:30 pm       Tech Showcase Pitches(during lunch)

1: 30 pm        Accelerate Your Journey to Market!
                       Eric-Aime Patry, Manager of Outreach and Engagement 
                       Innovative Solutions Canada

2:00 pm         Canada’s Gender & Diversity Plans– Report by the Defence Industry Advisory
                       Group Gender Diversity Sub-Committee
                       Françoise Gagnon, CEO, ADGA Group Consultants

2:30 pm         Break + B2Bs

3:00 pm         WiDS Speed Mentoring (in Salons G&H First Level)

4:45 pm         Drone Demo by Terranova Aerospace (Main Plenary)

6:00 pm         Best Defence Reception (Main Plenary)



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

8:00 am         Registration

9:00 am         Mini Outlooks
                       Colonel Jason Kenny, Director Air Requirements , RCAF
                       Colonel Christopher Renahan, Director Land Requirements, Canadian Army
                       Name to be confirmed, Director Naval Requirements, RCN

10:00 am       RCN Innovation Brief
                       Cdr/Capf Scott Shortridge
                       Director Maritime Innovation, Royal Canadian Navy

10:30 am       Break

11:00 am       The Canadian Surface Combatant – Lessons Learned and Supply Chain Opportunities
                        Walter Nolan, Lockheed Martin Canada MST
                        Richard Foster, Chairman & Vice President, L3 Technologies, Canada
                        Xavier Arbour, Industrial Cooperation & Contracts Manager, CAE
                        Shawn Roy, Senior Director  Offsets and Partner Engagement, MDA Corporation<

12:00 pm       Lunch

1:30 pm         The Defence Industry Outlook Under Canada’s New Government
                        David Perry, Vice President
                        Canadian Global Affairs Institute

2:00 pm         KICS & Canadian Content
                       Panel Discussion
                       FedDev Ontario Moderator

2:30 pm         NGEN Funding Opportunities & Factory of the Future Program
                        Jennifer MacLean, Director, Collaboration
                        Next Generation Manufacturing (NGEN)

3:15 pm         B2B Sessions – Foyer

4:30 pm         Close

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