day two agenda

May 26, 2022

Time Session Speakers Location
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Keynote
Welcoming Address
Event Centre Main Stage
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Panel Discussion: The Power of Partnership Beyond the Project – we meet some of the strongest equitable partnerships that have grown over many years. They have outlasted and evolved beyond projects to be true relationships. Event Centre Main Stage
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING Sponsored by: 3
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Energy Transition: This is evolving rapidly, opportunities for Indigenous led businesses is evident. How can these opportunities be converted into true sustainable economic growth? Karen Ogen Toews – CEO of the First Nations LNG Alliance
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Major Projects in Canada – Opportunity through Adversity: Exploring some of the major projects that have taken place through one of the most challenging economic times. The roundtable explores opportunities as well as challenges for Indigenous led major projects. J. Robert Black Partner – MLT Aikins
Kim Baird – Kim Baird Strategic Consulting
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM The Conservation Economy: No one knows the land better than Indigenous Peoples, they are by far the best placed to lead economic growth in conservation projects in a rapidly changing climate. Where are the true economic opportunities and how can communities realize economic success in area of conservation?
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Sponsored by:
Technology: As Canada gears up for a technology boom, meet those Indigenous businesses blazing a trail. Explore opportunities and how relationships are forming and evolving to create a strong future in technology. Bobby Racette – CEO Virtual Gurus
Kevin Parkes – CEO Finning Canada
David Pereira – COO Animikii
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH Sponsored by: 1
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Hydrocarbons: An evolution is happening and there remain true opportunities as we explore the journey of hydrocarbons and the path to net zero.
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Power of Procurement: Indigenous inclusion in all aspects of supply chain across industry. CCAB leads the discussion of Indigenous inclusion in the supply chain sector, learn how business opportunities are being developed and how to be part of the change. Aubrey Regan – Principal Contracts Manager LNG Canada
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Clean Technology and Renewables: More and more economic developments are happening when creating community based energy projects in renewable and clean technologies. This roundtable looks at the partnerships and future economic opportunities that exist in the sector. Chad P. Eggerman– Partner MLT Aikens
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Community Capacity Building: The ability of any community to build a strong and sustainable economy starts with a solid foundation and ensuring readiness to participate in economic opportunities. This challenge is encountered by all communities. The roundtable aims to have open discussions from communities at differing stages in their own development. How can Industry improve to have a more ethical approach to partnership that will build business ready communities? Moderator Gwen Bridge – Principal Bridge Consulting
Amyn F. Lalji – Partner MLT Aikens
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING Sponsored by: 2
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Panel Discussion: Future Economic Outlook for 2022 and Beyond Moderator JP Gladu – Principal Mokwateh
Kim Baird – Kim Baird Strategic Consulting
Richard Piche – CEO Cascade Projects
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias – Indigenous Youth Council Co-Chair
Alicia Dubois – Co-Chair CCAB Board
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