Preliminary ACPA 2018 Conference Agenda

(Subject to Change)

The ACPA 2018 conference will mark the 60th anniversary of the Association and will elevate the conversation about the importance of our nation’s key ports through engaging keynotes, industry speakers and panels exploring topics critical to our industry. Please check back often for updates to the conference agenda as they become confirmed.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Schedule may be subject to change – updated September 7, 2018.
All business sessions will take place at the Delta Brunswick – Ballrooms A/B/C


7:30 am -2:00 pm
Seafarers Mission Golf Event (Optional)
Westfield Golf & Country Club


3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Event Registration Open
Delta Brunswick, Mezzanine


5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception
Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal, Port Saint John
Shuttle to / from terminal available

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Schedule may be subject to change – updated September 7, 2018.
All business sessions will take place at the Delta Brunswick – Ballrooms A/B/C


7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Event Registration Open
Delta Brunswick, Mezzanine


7:30 am – 9:30 am
Breakfast
Trinity Room


9:15 am – 11:15 am
ACPA Annual General Meeting (Port Officials Only)


11:15 am – 11:45 am
Nutrition / Tradeshow Break
Trinity Room & Mezzanine Level


12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Opening Ceremony & Lunch
Delta Ballrooms A/B/C


1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Tradeshow Break
Trinity Room & Mezzanine Level


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Federal Ports Perspective

Speaker
:

  • Marc-Yves Bertin, Director General, Marine Policy, Transport Canada

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Terminal Operations of the Future

Keynote Speaker:

  • Tiemen Meester, CEO and Managing Director, DP World Americas Region

Many industries have faced major disruptions in
how they operate over the past decade, now the marine sector is poised for its own technological disruption. Taking a visionary view of what will be possible for global shipping in the next decade, how could innovations in technology and evolving forms of transportation and even further automation of terminal operations change the world of port and terminal management? What should leaders in ports, terminals and supply chain industry partners be thinking about to ensure they are in step with future possibilities?


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Nutrition / Tradeshow Break
Trinity Room & Mezzanine Level


3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Business Session #1 - Future Ports: How do we get there?

With their global trading perspective, ports have always been on the forefront of technological change. The container revolution triggered advances in cargo handling including the 1993 introduction of driverless Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) at Rotterdam’s European Container Terminal (ECT) and more recent fully automated terminals. Ports continue seeking advances in cargo-handling innovations for increased efficiencies. Today, ports embrace modern innovations including supply chain collaboration and integration through meta-data analysis and management, artificial intelligence applications, autonomous vessels, block chain financial systems, sustainable energy and so forth. This panel will examine how ports and their many supply chain partners are embracing today’s leading edge technological innovations as we advance into the future.

Moderator:

  • Ruth Snowden, Executive Director, Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association

Speakers:

  • Mathieu Charbonneau, Executive Director, CargoM
  • Wayne Power, Group Vice President, Transportation and Logistics Division, J.D. Irving, Limited
  • Ryan Ernst, Partner, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Canada

5:00 pm  - 7:00 pm
Networking Cocktail: Port Reflections – Art of the Port
Delta Brunswick, Mezzanine Level


7:00 pm onward
Dine around free evening

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Schedule may be subject to change – updated September 7, 2018.
All business sessions will take place at the Delta Brunswick – Ballrooms A/B/C.


7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Event Registration Open
Delta Brunswick, Mezzanine Level


7:30 am – 8:45 am
Drop-in breakfast
Trinity Room


8:45 am – 9:20 am
Business Session #2: Port City, Lucky City

It’s not a coincidence that, of urban theorist Richard Florida’s top eleven cities in the world to live, the majority are port cities. After all, healthy ports mean economic growth through job creation, tourism, and community investment. These port city leaders will discuss why their regions are so lucky and how to nurture the mutually beneficial relationships between ports and their communities.

Moderator:

  • Wendy Zatylny, President, Association of Canadian Port Authorities

Speakers:

  • Mayor Don Darling, City of Saint John
  • Mayor Paolo Fongemie, City of Bathurst

9:20 am – 10:00 am
Business Session #3: Climate Change

A familiar face on Canada’s Weather Network and CTV, Dave Phillips is an expert communicator of weather and climate change patterns in Canada and will provide an overview of how weather and climate change is happening and what the future may hold.

Speaker: David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada


10:00 am – 10:15 am
Nutrition / Tradeshow Break
Trinity Room & Mezzanine Level


10:15 am – 11:15 am
Business Session 4: Developing Resilient Ports in the Face of Climate Change

Given that sixty per cent of Canada’s trade flows go through Canada’s ports, ports are critical to the economic success and prosperity of Canada. As assets that are located on water, ports are affected by changes in weather, waves and water levels, to name a few environmental factors. The session will touch on the risks and vulnerabilities of climate change on ports and discuss efforts to mitigate and adapt port infrastructure to the changing environment and surrounding communities.

Moderator:

  • Janice Noronha, D.P.A., MES, Partner, Risk Assurance Services, PwC Montreal

Speakers:

  • Mark Gillan, Director, ESI Solutions, Saint John, NB
  • Dr. Kana Mutombo, Principal Engineer, Transnet National Ports Authority, South Africa

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Business Session 5:Best Practices in Building a Sustainable Future

Speakers will highlight best practices from the ports they manage in areas of infrastructure development, partnerships and collaboration, workforce development, and working with their communities. How are these ports positioning themselves for sustainable growth while keeping close watch on the challenges ahead

Moderator:

  • Jim Quinn, President & CEO, Port Saint John

Speakers:

  • Mark McAndrews, Port Director, Port of Pascagoula
  • Christopher “Chris” J. Cooley, Director of Environmental Affairs, Port Tampa Bay

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Tradeshow Break
Trinity Room & Mezzanine Level


12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch & Medal of Merit Award Presentation
Delta Ballrooms A/B/C


1:45 pm – 2:20 pm
Tradeshow Break
Trinity Room & Mezzanine Level


2:25 pm – 2:45 pm
Federal Trade Perspective

Speaker:

  • Duane McMullen, Director General for Trade Operations, Global Affairs Canada

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Increasing Canada’s Market Share in Cruise

The cruise industry in Canada is valued at $3.5 billion. With the number of cruisers worldwide set to reach more than 27 million people in 2018, is Canada positioned well to make the most of opportunities in this sector of maritime business? How can regional approaches to cruise tourism be transformed into a national strategy which is linked by necessity to the essential services provided to the cruise industry in our nation’s key ports? What are the opportunities for new markets for cruise, how have other world regions and countries raised the bar on working with cruise lines, tourism officials, and tour operators, to the economic benefit of their regions? How can all of this be achieved in a sustainable way, respecting guest experiences, impact to our communities, and our shared environment?

Introductory Remarks:

  • Betty MacMillan, Chair, Atlantic Canada Cruise Association

Keynote Speaker:

  • Adam M. Goldstein, Vice Chair, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Closing Ceremonies
Delta Ballrooms A/B/C


6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Maritime Kitchen Party Gala Reception & Dinner
Market Square Atrium and Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Schedule may be subject to change – updated September 7, 2018.
All business sessions will take place at the Delta Brunswick – Ballrooms A/B/C


8:30 am
Breakfast to Go for Port Tour Participants
Trinity Room


8:45 am – 11:45 am
Technical Port Tours
Depart Delta Brunswick by bus (Preregistration required)

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