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Executive Director of the Logistics and Transportation
Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, CargoM
Mathieu Charbonneau holds a BA in Urban and Social Geography from the Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and an MBA from UQAM’s School of Management Sciences. After teaching geography at Collège de Maisonneuve, he joined the Association Québécoise du Transport et des Routes (AQTr) in 2004 as Technical Director. In 2007, he became Director of TransForm, the AQTR Training Centre, and then became the Assistant General Manager in 2009.
In December 2012, Mr. Charbonneau was appointed Executive Director of the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, CargoM. He sits on a number of committees, including Greater Montreal’s committees on urban mobility and employment and was recently appointed to the Multisector Strategic Taskforce of the Palais des Congrès of Montreal.
Mark Gillan, BBA, CFO, MIFireE
NFPA Level III Instructor / ICS Canada Instructor
Canadian Security Clearance Level III Top Secret
As Director of Emergency Solutions International (ESI), Mark leads ESI associates in conducting risk assessments, training, emergency plan reviews, exercise scenario development, digital simulation, exercise facilitation and evaluation as well as compiling final After Action Review documentation and recommendations. Service has been provided for various critical infrastructure, such as Port Saint John, Point Lepreau Generating Station, Canaport Liquefied Natural Gas, Saint John Energy, as well as corporations like Atlantic Potash, Emera, Mead Johnson Nutrition, and the Mosaic Company.
Mark has conducted over 150 industrial exercises and evaluations in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and India. As lead evaluator, Mark has authored reports on behalf of clients for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Transport Canada. In 2014, Mark wrote the International Hazardous Materials Operations Plan under the International Emergency Management Assistance Compact (IEMAC) on behalf of Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and International Emergency Management Group (IEMG) members. Prior to founding Emergency Solutions International, Mark served the City of Saint John Fire Department as an active fire fighter, Hazardous Materials/CBRN-E technician and member of the rescue squad. Mark finished his 26-year career with the Fire Service in the position of Deputy Chief and Acting Fire Chief of the department. In the final year of service with the City of Saint John, he was the Director of Saint John Emergency Management Organization.
Mark has completed advanced training at CFB Suffield and has served through the Centre for Security Science as a Senior Special Advisor in the area of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive response. In this role Mark has successfully completed projects related to implementing Capability Based Planning within the public sector; specifically, in the areas of conducting Consolidated Risk Assessments through identification of Full Spectrum Threat Scenarios.
Mark obtained his Bachelor of Business degree in 1998 from the University of New Brunswick and has completed the Dalhousie University, Certificate in Incident Command, the Canadian Association of Fire Chief’s “Chief Fire Officer” designation (CFO), and the British: Institute of Fire Engineer’s “Member’s Level” designation (MIFireE) award. Mark has completed tactical programs at Texas A&M University, has studied Incident Command at the U.S. National Fire Academy and also completed the Leadership in Crisis program at Harvard University.
Adam M. Goldstein
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Adam Goldstein was named Vice Chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. effective May, 2018. Goldstein oversees the corporation’s Government and Destination Relations globally. He has been with the company since 1988.
Goldstein currently serves as Chair of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA). In 2015/2016, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Cruise Lines International Association, or CLIA. Previously, Goldstein served as the National Chair of the Travel Industry Association of America (now U.S. Travel Association) in 2001 and has been inducted into the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders. He also serves on the Energy Security Leadership Council, a leadership affiliate of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) in Washington D.C.
Goldstein graduated with honors from Princeton University. He also has a law degree from Harvard University and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, the European business school in Fontainebleau, France.
Manager Cruise Development
Port Saint John
Betty has been the lead on the cruise file in Saint John for the past 30 years - introducing Saint John to this exciting new tourism sector. From the first cruise ship to visit 30 years ago this seasonal business has grown from 500 passengers to close to 200,000 in 2018. Betty built a network of cruise stakeholders in Saint John that work together to ensure our visitors have an excellent experience from arrival until their departure.
In 2011 Betty was awarded the prestigious “Cruise Person of the Year” designation from the American Association of Port Authorities. The Cruise Award is made in recognition of an individual(s) or organization whose outstanding work or service has had a positive impact on the relationship between the cruise port and the cruise industry in the Western Hemisphere.
Betty also was instrumental in hosting the first ever Canada New England Cruise Symposium in Saint John, which was so successful that the 20 year anniversary was celebrated in Boston this past May.
Kana Mutombo, PhD
Transnet National Port Authority, South Africa
Dr. Mutombo’s experience in infrastructure development spans over 18 years from both the public and private sectors across the African continent. He is currently employed as a. In this position, he is involved with the establishment of a Research and Development unit within Transnet National Port Authority. Previously, he was Head of the Port Engineering department in the port of Port Elizabeth; responsible for the long term planning, provision and maintenance of port infrastructure. In this position, Dr. Mutombo was overall responsible for a major capital port infrastructure expansion programme of over USD 300 million over a 7 years period. Prior to joining Transnet in 2006, Dr. Mutombo held various positions in private sector on construction sites with several major SA construction companies.
His PHD research is a first step in the process of understanding the resilience of large-scale port systems, and an attempt to study cyclical patterns of growth, collapse, and renewal of such resilience. Dr. Mutombo has published selected papers on port adaptation to climate change in leading international journals.
Janice Noronha, D.P.A., MES
Janice Noronha is a Partner within the Risk Assurance Services of PwC Montreal, specializing in Sustainability and Climate Change Practice. She has more than twenty years of experience in the review, development and implementation of sustainability strategies, programs and reporting frameworks. She has specialized experience in the areas of integrated management systems, including health, safety, security quality and environment. She is also an expert in industrial ecology, regulatory guidance and internal and third-party assurance of sustainability data.
Her experience within the sustainability field covers a diverse range of industrial and institutional settings in Canada and the US, including the transportation and logistics, retail, aerospace, financial services and the metals and mining sectors. Within the transportation and logistics sector, she has extensive experience developing sustainability strategies that align with international standards and integrate industry best practices to deliver value based strategies that create economic, social and environmental benefits within society. She holds a Masters of Management in Environmental Studies (MES) from Dalhousie University and has a postgraduate degree in Public Administration.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem
Chairman & CEO
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, is one of Dubai's leading businessmen.
Mr. Bin Sulayem’s expertise and visionary leadership spearheaded the rapid expansion of Dubai’s infrastructure, including ports and free zones, contributing significantly to the stellar growth trajectory of the United Arab Emirates. He was also a leader in developing the infrastructure supporting Dubai’s successful tourism industry, among various other sectors.
Highlights of his three-decade business career include:
- Leading marine terminal operator DP World’s expansion internationally, including the purchase of the P&O group for US$6.8 billion in March 2006, which propelled it to one of the largest global port operators and trade enablers in the world with 78 marine and inland terminals in six continents
- Overseeing the rapid development of the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) into an unrivalled business park of more than 7300 companies
- Establishing and leading Nakheel, a real estate and tourism property development firm that has created many iconic Dubai projects including The Palm, the world’s largest man-made islands
- Establishing and leading Istithmar World, a major investment house focusing on private equity with a portfolio of investments in diverse sectors across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East including retail, financial services, industry, tourism and hospitality, and healthcare
- Pioneering the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a market for gold and precious metals, diamonds and coloured stones, energy and other commodities
Mr. Bin Sulayem is a BS graduate in Economics from Temple University Philadelphia, USA. He is a Board Member of the “Dubai Executive Council”, the “UAE Federal Tax Authority” and “Hyperloop One”.