Conferences

Session 1: The Art of Managing Your Own Career

The arts sector from Nunavut offers a great deal to the overall economy of the territory. Nunavut has some of the most acclaimed aboriginal artists in all of Canada.

This Session will focus on issues and concerns that are geared towards supporting artists by assisting them with “The Art of Managing their Careers”.  Artists and cultural industry workers need training on balancing the need to honour, protect, and preserve Inuit culture with the need to operate profitably. It is essential that artists selling directly become familiar with business ethics and practices.

Jesse Tungilik, Intern, Manager Cultural Industries, ED&T

Nellie Juralak, Grants & Contributions Financial Analyst, Culture and Heritage

 

 Session 2: Travel and Tourism Act: Helping Tourism Work for Nunavummiut 

Changes are coming to Nunavut’s Travel and Tourism Act, and we want to know what you think.   These proposed changes are meant to help strengthen the tourism sector in Nunavut. They support and protect guides, outfitters and tourist establishments with clearer standards and guidelines for quality services and tourist safety, and reduce barriers to tourism growth.

At this session you will find our why changes are needed, what is being proposed, and be able to provide your thoughts about how the changes will affect various aspects of the sector, Nunavummiut, and communities.

Karen Fingas, Government of Nunavut, Economic Development, Tourism and Cultural Industries

Flo Frank, Community Development Consultant

 

Session 3: Our People & the Economy: Training Opportunities from Economic Development

As Nunavut’s economy develops, so does the opportunity for Nunavummiut to benefit from the training opportunities that will come with new developments. It is vital that we are ready before the opportunities arrive. So what exactly is going on in Nunavut to help us get ready for potential opportunities in our key sectors?

Pierre Leblanc, Program Manager, Raytheon Canada Ltd.

Kevin Kelly, CEO, Nunavut Tourism

Olayuk Akesuk, Director At Large, Executive Committee, Qikiqtani Inuit Association

Brian Pelletier, Aboriginal Coordinator, Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario  

Greg Johnson, Project Director, Qikiqtaaluk Environmental

 

Session 4: Our Resources & Our Economy: Updates from the Resource Development Sector

Nunavut is rich in resources – both on the land and in the waters. This session will give participants an opportunity to hear about these opportunities and what is happening in our key sectors.

Gerald Anderson, Marine Institute Research, Memorial University

Jerrod Weaving, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania

Jeff Mahon, International & Internal Trade Officer, Government of Nunavut

Alan O’Connor, Project Manager, Peregrine Diamonds

Jerry Ward, Director of Fisheries, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation

Pauloosie Suvega, Deputy Minister, ED&T

 

Session 5: Panel for Business Resources

Business success can depend largely on your plans for the future and the support that is available from a variety of organizations. How do you plan to further your business to support future growth? This session will provide an overview for businesses on topics related to business support. Join us to listen to what support is available to help with your existing or new business.

Dushyenth Ganesan, Accounts Manager, Nunavut Business Credit Corporation

Doug Snodgrass, Manager, Business Centre, Business Development Bank of Canada

Keith Martell, CEO, First Nations Bank of Canada

Glenn Cousins, Manager, Business Services, Kakivak Association

 

Session 6: Partnering for Success: Nunavut & Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) and Nunavut (NU) share many connections which have encouraged an increased exchange of knowledge and greater collaboration between the two jurisdictions.  Under the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of NU and Government of NL areas identified  for collaboration include Natural Resources, Education and Training, Transportation and Infrastructure, Culture and Tourism, Research and Development, and Health Care. Successful existing collaborations and opportunities for partnerships between NL and NU will be discussed in this session.

 

Session 7: Accessing Nunavut: The Economics of Transportation

Nunavut is dependent on air transportation in order to receive goods on a daily basis. With no road links to various communities there is a challenge to fill the needs of the people of Nunavut. This session will focus on our re-supply and our daily needs.

Dave Morgan, Director, Sales & Marketing, Nolinor Aviation

Brock Friesen, President  & CEO, First Air

Mike Dyment, CEO, LTA Aerostructures

Peter McCart, Senior Vice President, Scheduled Services, Canadian North