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Wednesday, February 6
 

2:00pm CST

Registration
Sponsors
avatar for WASCO

WASCO

WASCO


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Eckhardt Hall
  Registration
  • SPONSORED BY WASCO

7:00pm CST

Meet & Greet
Kick off 2019 Northern Perspectives by joining us at the Meet & Greet! It's the perfect place to start your networking and get a feel for the venue. Enjoy hors-d'oeuvres (including DIY poutine & popcorn bars!) and refreshments.

Must have a purchased ticket.  

Speakers
avatar for Hon. David Akeeagok

Hon. David Akeeagok

Minister of Economic Development & Transportation, Government of Nunavut
David Akeeagok was elected in the October 30th Nunavut Territorial elections as Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut for Quttiktuq. On June 14, 2018, he was appointed as Deputy Premier, Economic Development and Transportation Minister, Minister responsible for Mines, Minister... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Tootoo

Hunter Tootoo

MP for Nunavut, Parliament of Canada
Hunter was elected to Nunavut’s 1st Legislative Assembly in 1999 and served as Speaker from 2011 to 2013. He has a deep understanding of the challenges facing Nunavut, having held numerous Cabinet positions, including Minister Responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation, Homelessness... Read More →
avatar for Murad Al-Katib

Murad Al-Katib

AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., President and CEO
Murad Al-Katib President and Chief Executive Officer, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.Director, Arctic Gateway GroupMurad Al-Katib, President, CEO and Board member of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. An international agri-food commodity trading strategic business and financial thinker... Read More →
avatar for Victor Tootoo

Victor Tootoo

President, Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sponsors

Wednesday February 6, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm CST
Eckhardt Hall
  Networking
  • SPONSORED BY Arctic Gateway Group & Arctic Co-operatives Ltd.
 
Thursday, February 7
 

9:00am CST

Conference Session #1 - Arts & Culture: Accessing the Market
Nunavut’s arts & culture industry is growing faster than ever! In order to see this industry thrive our artist must get their work out there and into the market. This panel will discuss opportunities and access to a market that ensures continued support for Inuit artists and northern communities.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Kreuger & Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt

Emma Kreuger & Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt

Hinaani Design
Hinaani; at the floe edge or to be on the edge [of something]. Hinaani Design is a collaboration of creative minded individuals from the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. The team designs clothing and apparel accessories that reflect the culture, language, and land of Inuit and Nunavunmiut... Read More →
avatar for Sean McCormick

Sean McCormick

President & Founder, Manitobah Mukluks
Sean McCormick is the President and Founder of Manitobah Mukluks, a Profit-500 company and Canada’s fastest-growing footwear brand. Cited in Canadian Business as a highly successful entrepreneur who has “laid the groundwork for a global operation,” Sean has been instrumental... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Borys

Stephen Borys

Director & CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Stephen Borys is the Director & CEO of the Winnipeg Art Gallery where he is overseeing the building of Canada’s Inuit Art Centre. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Winnipeg, and has held curatorial posts at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; Allen Art Museum, Oberlin... Read More →
avatar for Huw Eirug

Huw Eirug

CEO, Nunavut Film Development Corporation
Huw Eirug is the CEO of the Nunavut Film Development Corporation (NFDC), established by the Government of Nunavut to provide training and funding through various programs for the production and marketing of film, television and digital media.  NFDC also provides a service through... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lester Landau

Lester Landau

Lester Landau



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am CST
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Conference Session
  • SPONSORED BY Lester Landau

9:00am CST

Registration & Trade Show Set Up
Sponsors
avatar for WASCO

WASCO

WASCO


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm CST
Eckhardt Hall
  Registration
  • SPONSORED BY WASCO

10:15am CST

Health Break
Sponsors
avatar for Hub International

Hub International

Hub International


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am CST
Lecture Room Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Health Break
  • SPONSORED BY HUB International

10:30am CST

Conference Session #2 - Transportation in Canada’s Arctic
Transportation operators in the North face several unique challenges including outdated infrastructure, rising operating costs, and unforgivable weather. These issues continue to be a challenge and an opportunity for the Northern business and organizations. This session will look at current projects and upcoming opportunities in the transportation industry in the North.

Speakers
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Robin Jacuzzi

Assistant Chief Pilot, Calm Air
avatar for Paul Mulak

Paul Mulak

Director, Capital Projects, Community & Government Services, Government of Nunavut
Paul Mulak is the Director of Capital Projects with the Government of Nunavut. Paul has a Masters Degree in Architecture and is a certified Project Management Professional. Since 2004, Paul has been involved in the planning, design, construction and project management of a wide range... Read More →
avatar for Tyler MacAfee

Tyler MacAfee

Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, WASCO
Tyler MacAfee is Vice President, Communications and Government Relations, for Winnipeg Airports Authority. Tyler leads internal and external communications, stakeholder engagement and government relations for WAA and its subsidiary companies, which includes Winnipeg Richardson International... Read More →
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Rob Astwood

Vice-President of Flight Operations, Calm Air
avatar for Al Phillips

Al Phillips

A.J. Phillips & Associates
Al has been involved in the Canadian marketing research sector since 1984, focusing on data collection design, research methods and data analysis. He also served as the main research associate of the University of Manitoba Transport Institute (UMTI) from 1999 to 2016. He took the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lester Landau

Lester Landau

Lester Landau



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am CST
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Conference Session
  • SPONSORED BY Lester Landau

12:00pm CST

Keynote Luncheon with Arctic Gateway Group
Speakers
avatar for Jamie Wilson

Jamie Wilson

Vice President Corporate Development, Arctic Gateway Group
Jamie is a visionary who is passionate about building bridges between First Nations and business communities, as a pathway to a strong and prosperous economic future for all. With a background as a Deputy Minister, educator, an elite military Ranger and as Manitoba's Treaty Commissioner... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Community Futures Manitoba

Community Futures Manitoba

Community Futures Manitoba
avatar for Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
avatar for Town of Churchill

Town of Churchill

Town of Churchill
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World Trade Centre Winnipeg

World Trade Centre Winnipeg



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm CST
Skylight Gallery Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Networking
  • SPONSORED BY World Trade Centre Winnipeg, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, the Town of Churchill, Community Futures Manitoba

1:15pm CST

Conference Session #3 - The Manitoba-Nunavut Connection
Nunavut and Manitoba have always been connected by land, but that’s not the only thing that brings them together! There is a rich history between the two regions and Nunavummiut and Northern Manitobans have a lot in common. The session will dive in the to past, present and future of the Manitoba-Nunavut connection, focusing on upcoming opportunities and how we can continue to work together in the future.

Speakers
GM

Glenn MacLean

Former President of Keewatin Chamber of Commerce & Current Businessman
avatar for Chuck Davidson

Chuck Davidson

President & CEO, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce
Since May 2013 Chuck Davidson has been President & CEO of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce the largest business organization in the province of Manitoba. MCC which was established in 1931 is the umbrella organization for 70 local Chambers throughout the province which represent close... Read More →
avatar for Derek Earl

Derek Earl

Vice-President, World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Derek Earl is the Vice-President of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg overseeing strategic initiatives, northern business development, Indigenous engagement for the organization, and is a senior advisor on international trade and government relations. A senior executive with over 15... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Michael Spence

Hon. Michael Spence

Mayor, Town of Churchill

Sponsors
avatar for Lester Landau

Lester Landau

Lester Landau



Thursday February 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm CST
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Conference Session
  • SPONSORED BY Lester Landau

2:30pm CST

Health Break
Sponsors
avatar for Eskimo Point Lumber Supply

Eskimo Point Lumber Supply

Eskimo Point Lumber Supply


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm CST
Lecture Room Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Health Break
  • SPONSORED BY HUB International

3:00pm CST

B2B Networking Event
Networking has never been so easy. Join our Manitoba and Nunavut hosts who will facilitate B2B connections and targeted introductions.

Get a chance to introduce yourself to a room filled with Nunavut & Manitoba contacts and make powerful connections that can last a lifetime.

Event Outline:
  • Welcome
  • Company introductions:
    • “elevator-pitch” to introduce yourself, your company, objectives, and who you want to connect with.
  • Free time for networking. Companies will mix and mingle, supported by organizers to facilitate targeted introductions.

Hosted by:
World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Manitoba Chamber of Commerce
Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce
Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce


Speakers
avatar for Derek Earl

Derek Earl

Vice-President, World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Derek Earl is the Vice-President of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg overseeing strategic initiatives, northern business development, Indigenous engagement for the organization, and is a senior advisor on international trade and government relations. A senior executive with over 15... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Davidson

Chuck Davidson

President & CEO, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce
Since May 2013 Chuck Davidson has been President & CEO of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce the largest business organization in the province of Manitoba. MCC which was established in 1931 is the umbrella organization for 70 local Chambers throughout the province which represent close... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Tagoona

Patrick Tagoona

President, Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce
avatar for Victor Tootoo

Victor Tootoo

President, Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sponsors
avatar for Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce

Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce

Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce
avatar for Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
avatar for World Trade Centre Winnipeg

World Trade Centre Winnipeg

World Trade Centre Winnipeg



Thursday February 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Eckhardt Hall
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am CST

Conference Session #4 - Broadband: Bringing the North Up to Speed
As the North grows so does the need to be connected to the rest of Canada. There are a number of ongoing projects aiming to provide better access across the north. This session will focus on the efforts of broadband providers and the challenges faced when bridging the digital divide between the North and the South.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Francois Bouchard

Jean Francois Bouchard

IMIT Project Manager, Department of Community & Government Services, Government of Nunavut
Jean-Francois is passionate about bridging the digital divide across Canada’s Arctic. For the past 7 years, he has facilitated regional collaboration and communication between national and international stakeholders, funders and regulatory bodies with the goal to make the 'fibre... Read More →
avatar for Paul Gillard

Paul Gillard

Vice President of Business Markets, Northwestel Inc.
Paul has spent his entire career, spanning twenty-six years, in Telecommunications.  The last fifteen have been spent in the North with Northwestel.His career path has included stops in a broad range on functions. These include Customer Service, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Ken Sanderson

Ken Sanderson

Executive Director, Broadband Communications North
Ken Sanderson is a member of Pinaymootang First Nation and is currently Executive Director of Broadband Communications North Inc., an Internet Service Provider with a network covering over 1000 sq km. Since starting at BCN, Ken has helped lead them to the establishment of subsidiary... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lester Landau

Lester Landau

Lester Landau



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am CST
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Conference Session
  • SPONSORED BY Lester Landau

9:00am CST

Business Day - Trade Show & Art Market
Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm CST
Eckhardt Hall
  Trade Show
  • SPONSORED BY Arctic Co-Operatives

10:15am CST

Health Break
Sponsors
avatar for Arctic Fuel

Arctic Fuel

Arctic Fuel


Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am CST
Lecture Room Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Health Break
  • SPONSORED BY Arctic Fuel

10:30am CST

Conference Session #5 - Northern Energy Solutions
Nunavut & Northern Manitoba’s unique geography presents many challenges when looking at way to satisfy their energy needs, especially with ongoing climate concerns and the rising cost of fuel. This session will focus on various projects and opportunities that could help reduce our carbon footprint by offering better solutions for energy needs.

Speakers
avatar for Dominique Girard

Dominique Girard

Vice President, Nunavut Operations, Agnico Eagle
Mr. Girard is the Vice-President, Nunavut and has held this position since 2015. Prior to his appointment, he held various roles including General Manager at the Meadowbank mine, Mill Superintendent at the Kittila mine and most recently Corporate Director with the Business Strategy... Read More →
avatar for Philip Duguay

Philip Duguay

Vice President, Canadian Operations, Anbaric Development Partners
Philip Duguay is Vice President Canadian Operations, working with provincial utilities, First Nations, planning authorities, independent generators and various levels of government across the nation. He also works on early-phase microgrid development activities. Prior to joining Anbaric... Read More →
avatar for Bruno Pereira

Bruno Pereira

President and CEO, Qulliq Energy Corporation
Bruno Pereira is the President and CEO of Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC), Nunavut’s territorial power corporation. A professional engineer with an MBA, Bruno has been in the power industry for over 27 years. Bruno leads QEC in a jurisdiction that comprises 20% of Canada’s land... Read More →
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Andrew Meyer

Director of Sales, Sycamore Energy

Sponsors
avatar for Lester Landau

Lester Landau

Lester Landau



Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am CST
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Conference Session
  • SPONSORED BY Lester Landau

11:45am CST

Keynote Luncheon
Keynote:
  • Honourable Joe Savikataaq, Premier, Government of Nunavut
  • Honourable Blaine Pedersen, Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Government of Manitoba 

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Joe Savikataaq

Hon. Joe Savikataaq

Premier of Nunavut, Government of Nunavut
Premier Joe Savikataaq was selected by his colleagues in the 5th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut to lead Nunavut on June 14, 2018.Prior to that, Premier Savikataaq was first elected in the general election held on October 28, 2013, to represent the constituency of Arviat South in... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Blaine Pedersen

Hon. Blaine Pedersen

Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade, Government of Manitoba
Blaine Pedersen was first elected as MLA for Midland Constituency in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 and 2016. Blaine served as Minister of Infrastructure from May 2016 until August 2017 when he was appointed Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade.Prior to being elected, Blaine and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for NorthwesTel

NorthwesTel

NorthwesTel



Friday February 8, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm CST
Skylight Gallery Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Networking
  • SPONSORED BY Northwestel

1:15pm CST

Conference Session #6 - Preparing the Workforce for the Future
Nunavut and Manitoba have always been connected by land, but that’s not the only thing that brings them together! There is a rich history between the two regions and Nunavummiut and Northern Manitobans have a lot in common. The session will dive in the to past, present and future of the Manitoba-Nunavut connection, focusing on upcoming opportunities and how we can continue to work together in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Thor Simonsen

Thor Simonsen

Founder & Creative Director, Hitmakerz
Thor Simonsen is a Danish-Canadian artist and entrepreneur.Originally from the Faroe Islands, Thor spent his childhood and teenage years in Iqaluit, Nunavut, where he currently lives with his wife and young son.Throughout his colourful career, Thor has worked an array of occupations... Read More →
avatar for Kim Dymond

Kim Dymond

Kivalliq Entrepreneur Program
Kimberley has always had a passion for helping others achieve their goals. Whether it was working withyouth to test their survival skills in the Newfoundland wilderness or as a high school educator inNunavut, she worked hard to make sure her students were challenged, supported and... Read More →
avatar for Lawrence Daniels

Lawrence Daniels

CEO, Fire Spirit
Lawrence Daniels is the Sole Owner and Chief Executive Officer of FireSpirit Inc., a growing Manitoba Indigenous Human Resources Company. FireSpirit provides specialized employment services for a broad spectrum of clients in Winnipeg and the Northwestern Region of Manitoba. Lawrence... Read More →
avatar for Doug Lauvstad

Doug Lauvstad

President & Vice-Chancellor, University College of the North
Born and raised in The Pas, Doug graduated from Athabasca University in 2002, with a Masters of Business Administration degree. He joined University College of the North (UCN) in 1988 and held senior positions in executive management, administration, marketing and communications.In... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Lester Landau

Lester Landau

Lester Landau



Friday February 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm CST
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Conference Session
  • SPONSORED BY Lester Landau

2:30pm CST

Health Break

Friday February 8, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm CST
Lecture Room Winnipeg Art Gallery
  Health Break
  • SPONSORED BY Anbaric Development Partners
 
Saturday, February 9
 

9:00am CST

Public Day - Trade Show & Art Market
Saturday February 9, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm CST
Eckhardt Hall
  Trade Show
  • SPONSORED BY Arctic Co-Operatives

10:15am CST

Health Break
Saturday February 9, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am CST
Lecture Room Winnipeg Art Gallery

2:00pm CST

Exhibitor Tear-Down
Saturday February 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Eckhardt Hall

6:30pm CST

Gala Dinner
Join us in celebrating a successful Northern Perspectives! Enjoy a delicious meal and enjoy musical performances from Nunavut & Manitoba artists.

Must have purchased a ticket. This is a licensed event and attendees must be at least 19 years old.

Sponsors
avatar for Agnico Eagle Mines

Agnico Eagle Mines

Agnico Eagle Mines
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NorthwesTel

NorthwesTel



Saturday February 9, 2019 6:30pm - 11:00pm CST
Eckhardt Hall
  Networking
  • SPONSORED BY Agicno Eagle & North West Company