• Northern Perspectives

    Conference

    A business and cultural showcase of Nunavut with focus on expanding the economic opportunities within Nunavut and partnership opportunities with businesses from Manitoba 

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Program

February 01, 2017
14:00 - 17:00

REGISTRATION

Location: Eckhardt Hall
Sponsor: The NorthWestCompany

19:00 - 23:00

MEET & GREET 

Fashion Show

Welcome:

  • Victor Tootoo – President, Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Karen Yip – Secretary Treasurer, Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Stephen Borys – Director & CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery

Location: Eckhardt Hall
Sponsors: Agnico Eagle
Keynote Speaker:  

  • Honourable George Kuksuk - Minister of Culture and Heritage, Government of Nunavut
February 02, 2017
9:00 - 16:00

REGISTRATION & SET UP

Sponsor: The NorthWest Company

9:00 - 10:15

CONFERENCE SESSION #1

Innovation - Energy in Nunavut
Nunavut’s unique geography presents many challenges when looking at ways to satisfy its energy needs. Panelists will focus on various projects that could help Nunavut achieve its goal to reduce its carbon footprint by offering better solutions for its energy needs.

Location: WAG Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Sponsor: Lester Landau
Moderator: NVision Insight Group Inc.
Speakers:  

  • Dr. Mike Ross - Industrial Research Chair in Northern Energy Innovation, Yukon Research Centre
  • Bruno Pereira - President & Chief Executive Officer, Qulliq Energy Corporation
  • Jordan Hiebert - Division Manager, Surespan
10:15 - 10:30

HEALTH BREAK

Location: Storm Hall
Sponsor: WASCO

10:30 - 11:45

CONFERENCE SESSION #2

Best Practices in Employment Readiness 
Nunavut is rich in Human resources and many companies have created unique Inuit employment programs. This panel will focus on programs that are in place that have worked for their companies as well as, discuss the best practices with the hope the audience can bring something home from the lessons learned.

Location: WAG Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Sponsor: Lester Landau
Moderator: NVision Insight Group Inc.
Speakers:  

  • Kyle Lebofsky - Nunavut Employment Coordinator, Agnico Eagle Mines
  • Christine Reimer - Vice President Sales & Operations, Northwest Company
  • Rod Wilson - CEO, Arctic Cooperatives 
  • Mike O’Gorman - Managing Director, Winnipeg Airport Services Corporation
  • Hilu Tagoona - Career Development Officer, Family Services, Government of Nunavut

 

11:45 - 13:30

LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Location: Storm Hall
Sponsors: Kakivak Association
Keynote Speaker:

  • Wab Kinew - Member of the Legislative Assembly, Fort Rouge
    • Wab Kinew (pron: WOB ka-NOO) is a one-of-a-kind talent, named by the National Post as “an aboriginal leader seeking to engage with Canadians at large”. He is the MLA for Fort Rouge in Manitoba and the author of the award winning Number 1 national bestseller “The Reason You Walk: A Memoir.”

       

13:30 - 14:45

CONFERENCE SESSION #3

The Social & Economic Value of Art in Nunavut
Art is measured as a major contributor to Nunavut’s economy. However, many artists live below the poverty line and struggle to support their families with the income from their work. The panel will discuss ideas to improve the quality of life for artists and the impact of the sector on the Territory. 

Location: WAG Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Sponsor: Lester Landau
Moderator: Seema Hollenberg - Head of Curatorial, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Speakers:  

  • Justin Ford - Interim Executive Director, NACA
  • Ellen Hamilton - Executive Director, Qaggiavuut Society 
  • Nancy Guyon - Director of Tourism & Cultural Industries, ED&T
  • Lindsay Turner - Director, Anti-Poverty Secretariat 
  • Debbie Jones - Arctic Co-operatives and Canadian Arctic Producers
  • Darrin Nichol - President, Nunavut Development Corporation
14:45 - 15:00

HEALTH BREAK

Location: Storm Hall
Sponsor: WASCO

15:00 - 16:00

B2B SPEED MEETINGS

Location: Storm Hall
Sponsor: World Trade Centre Winnipeg

February 03, 2017
9:00 - 16:00

TRADE SHOW AND ART MARKET

Sponsor: Nunavut Tourism

This event is open to the public. 

9:00 - 10:15

CONFERENCE SESSION #4

Our Climate
Society is becoming increasingly aware of changes in our global climate system.  The Arctic has, and continues to be, at the forefront of this change over the past several decades.  Unprecedented rates of change have recently occurred in the Arctic atmosphere, land, ocean, ice, and ecosystems.  Dr. David Barber will provide a summary of the connection between global climate change and the changes currently unfolding in the Arctic; a review of how these changes occur both in space and time; and projections for near future change.  He will conclude by summarizing the consequences of these changes in terms of vulnerabilities and opportunities for industrial development and indigenous use of the Arctic.

Location: WAG Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Sponsor: Lester Landau
Moderator: NVision Insight Group Inc.
Speaker:

  • Dr. David Barber - Professor University of Manitoba, Canada Research Chair
10:15 - 10:30

HEALTH BREAK

Location: Storm Hall
Sponsor: Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

10:30 - 11:45

CONFERENCE SESSION #5

Transportation in the North
Nunavut’s dependency for resupply from Southern locations continues to be a challenge and an opportunity for the Qikiqtaaluk and Kivalliq Regions. Economic changes in the south can impact our resupply options as well as present opportunities for the north to leverage support for major projects.

Location: WAG Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Sponsor: Lester Landau
Moderator: NVision Insight Group Inc.
Speakers:  TBD

  • Hon. Hunter Tootoo Member of Parliment for Nunavut
  • Mark Bray – Vice President, Sales & Marketing, NEAS
  • François Gaudreau – Management Assistant Sales and Operation, NSSI-Desgagnés Transarctik Inc.
  • Glenn McLean  Member and former President - Keewatin Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Spence – Mayor, Town of Churchill
11:45 - 13:30

LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Location: Storm Hall
Sponsor: Kakivak Association
Keynote Speakers:  

  • Honourable Peter Taptuna - Premier of Nunavut
  • Honourable Cliff Cullen - Minister of Growth, Enterprise & Trade, Government of Manitoba
13:30 - 14:45

CONFERENCE SESSION #6

Working Together - Business Opportunities and the Future
Examine areas where the regions can work together to help support each other while creating a stronger territory. Panel will talk about the opportunities in each region.

Location: WAG Muriel Richardson Auditorium
Sponsor: Lester Landau
Moderator: NVision Insight Group Inc.
Speakers:  

  • Victor Tootoo - President, Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Glenn McLean - Member and former President - Keewatin Chamber of Commerce
  • Wadood Ibrahim - Chair, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
14:45 - 15:00

HEALTH BREAK

Location: Storm Hall
Sponsor: Atuqtuarvik Corporation

15:00 - 16:00

B2B SPEED MEETINGS

Location: Storm Hall
Sponsor: World Trade Centre Winnipeg

15:00 - 16:00

BRANDING TOURISM IN NUNAVUT

Location: WAG Muriel Richardson Auditorium

A special presentation by Nancy Guyon.

Nunavut recently underwent a very large and extensive rebranding campaign focused on attracting tourists to Nunavut. Come hear about the research findings, see the brand reveal and hear about the plans to launch Nunavut to the world.

February 04, 2017
9:00 - 14:00

TRADE SHOW AND ART MARKET

Sponsor: Nunavut Tourism

This event is open to the public. 

14:00 - 15:00

EXHIBITOR TEAR-DOWN

18:30 - 23:00

GALA DINNER FEATURING CULTURAL PERFORMANCES FROM MANITOBA & NUNAVUT

Doors open at 18:30 pm
This is a licensed event and attendees must be at least 18 years old. 
Must have purchased a ticket

Location: Eckhardt Hall
Sponsors: Department of Economic Development & Transportation, Government of Nunavut
Keynote Speaker:

  • Honourable Monica Ell-Kanayuk - Minister of Economic Development & Transportation, Government of Nunavut