Program

Preliminary Program

Monday September 18
5:30pm - 7:00pm Welcome Reception - Princess Louisa Room, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Tuesday September 19
7:30am - 8:45am Breakfast
9:15am - 11:15am Annual General Meeting (Members Only)
11:15am - 11:45am Nutrition Break/Trade Show
12:00pm - 1:30pm Opening Ceremony & Luncheon
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Opening Keynote - Global State of Affairs and Its impact on Canadian Ports

Topic: The global economy is in a turbulent period with anti-free trade discourse, a softening international economy, new shipping routes from canal expansions – what does this mean for Canadian trade and ports?

Speaker: Rear Admiral Art McDonald, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Session 1 - Economic Prosperity Through Trade

Topic: Options for financing port infrastructure projects to meet Canada’s growing trade demands. Overview: Learn how infrastructure financing is being impacted by new models, including the government infrastructure bank.

Moderator: Carlo Dade, Canada West Foundation

Speakers:

  • Mark Hodgson, Partner, Deloitte, Vancouver
3:00pm - 3:30pm Nutrition Break/Trade Show
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Session 2 - Thriving Communities

Topic: Solutions for effective supply chain management that can ease impacts on local communities. Overview: Big data and new supply chain management tools are providing new ways of addressing increased traffic and round-the-clock operations that threaten community support

Speakers:

  • Peter Xotta, Port of Vancouver      
  • Christian Dea, Director General, Transport Canada (leading Data Initiative)
6:00pm - 8:00pm Networking Cocktail Reception (Terminal City Club)
Wednesday September 20
7:30am - 8:45am Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am

Session 3 - Thriving Communities

TopicBuilding community trust: Globally-inspired best practices in port-community collaboration. Overview: Ports around the world and here in Canada are using innovative, sustainable approaches to address port and community challenges. Here more about some home-grown and international examples of successful port cities.

Moderator: Mario Girard, CEO, Port of Quebec

Speakers:

  • Greta Marini, Strategic Advisor, Port City Community Affairs, AIVP
  • Darrell Mussatto, Mayor of the City of North Vancouver
  • Lourette Swanepoel, Senior Associate, Stantec, BC
10:00am - 10:30am Nutrition Break/Trade Show
10:30am - 11:15am

Session 4 - Healthy Ecosystems

Topic: Innovation and Collaboration for Environmental Protection
OverviewNever before has it been more important for Canadian port authorities to demonstrate the fulfilment of their environmental protection mandate. Learn more about some unique collaborations that are winning broad support among industry and the public.            

Moderator: Mark Lerner, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, CN

Speakers:

  • Kate Moran, CEO, Oceans Network Canada
  • Marko Dekovic, Vice President, Public Affairs, Global Container Terminals         
11:45am - 12:50pm Lunch & Medal of Merit Award Presentation
1:00pm - 2:00pm Port Tour of the Port of Vancouver
2:15pm - 2:30pm Nutrition Break/Trade Show
2:30pm - 3:00pm

Business Session – Transportation 2030 and the Maritime Sector

Topic: A clear understanding of the direction, implementation plans and status of TC’s Transportation 2030 and its application to the maritime sector.

Speaker: Joyce Henry, Director General, Marine Policy, Transport Canada

3:00pm - 3:15pm Nutrition Break/Trade Show
3:15pm - 4:15pm

Session 5 - Economic Prosperity Through Trade

TopicProtecting Canada’s marine assets in a cyber-scary world
Overview: Never before has it been more important for Canadian port authorities to demonstrate the fulfilment of their environmental protection mandate. Learn more about some unique collaborations that are winning broad support among industry and the public.            

Moderator: Wendy Zatylny, President, ACPA

Speakers:

  • Caroline Leprince, Cybersecurity Consultant, Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre, Public Service Canada        
  • Bob Gordon, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange
4:15pm - 5:00pm Closing Ceremony and Awards
6:00pm - 7:00pm Cocktail Hour (Vancouver Convention Centre West)
7:00pm - 11:30pm West Coast Gala (Vancouver Convention Centre West)
           
  ACPA ACPA Port of Vancouver Venue West