Meet & Greet
Ms. Cathy Towtongie, President, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Breakfast with Brian Penney [presented by Todd Burlingame]
Doing Business in the North: An Experienced Perspective
Mr. Todd Burlingame, Vice President, Sustainable Development, Baffinland Iron Mines
Lunch with the Honourable Peter Taptuna
A Bright Future for Nunavut Business
The Honourable Peter Taptuna, Premier of Nunavut [NOTES]
Nunavut Business Achievement Awards
Ms. Sherri Rowe, Deputy Minister of Economic Development & Transportation
Breakfast with Harry Flaherty
30+ Years of Doing Business in the North
Mr. Harry Flaherty, President, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation Group of Companies
Final Gala & Auction
The Honourable Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Deputy Premier, Minister of Economic Development & Transportation [NOTES]
Conference Session #1: Trades & Apprenticeships: Meeting the Needs of Our Growing Territory
As major developments ramp up in Nunavut it is important to understand the opportunities as it is important to know what kind of skilled workers are required. This session will examine what specific trades are required to assist businesses and to help grow their workforce.
- Clarence Synard, Vice President, Development, NCC Development Ltd
- Harry Flaherty, President, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation Group of Companies, presented by Sheldon Nimchuk, Project Manager, Qikiqtaaluk Corp
- Deatra Welsh, Manager, Labour Market Programs Career Development, Department of Family Services
- Albert Netser, Director Intern, Nunavut Arctic College, Rankin Inlet
Conference Session #2: New NNI Policy
The Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti (NNI) policy, which was developed by the Government of Nunavut (GN) and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI), is the GN’s preferential procurement policy. Its objectives are: good value and fair competition in the procurement process; strengthening the territory’s economy; increasing Inuit participation; and education and training in Nunavut. In this session, NNI and NTI, along with GN’s Department of Community & Government Services (CGS) will give a joint presentation on the important changes to the new NNI policy, and how it affects GN contracting, followed by a Question & Answer period.
- Ron Dewar, Executive Coordinator, Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti
- Hannah Uniuqsaraq, Director, Policy & Planning Division, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
- Mark McCulloch, Senior Manager, Procurement, Logistics, Contract Support Service, Community & Government Services, Government of Nunavut
Conference Session #3: Economic Opportunities through Development
As Nunavut explores and develops its resources there will be many opportunities for SME’s and Large Corporations to take advantage of the opportunities. There are different sources of funding available for these projects that support business. This session will allow attendees to hear about some of the programs in place to support business growth. NDMS will present speakers who can attest to how inclusive hiring can help develop your business, and some funding sources that can support inclusive workplaces.
- John Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Arctic Infrastructure Limited Partnership
- La Vona Parker, Procurement Specialist, Public Works & Government Services Canada
- Sherra Profit, Taxpayers’ Ombudsman for Canada, Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman
- Don Gallant, National Director, Ready, Willing & Able
- Carolyn Curtis, Inclusion Advocate, Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society
- Anja Jeffrey, Director General, CanNor
Conference Session #4: Business Development Support
What is debt financing? How do I successfully apply for a business loan? How will my business loan application be reviewed?
In this presentation, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), Nunavut Business Credit Corporation (NBCC), Baffin Business Development Corporation (BBDC), Kitikmeot Community Futures Inc. (KCFI) and First Nations Bank of Canada (FNBC) will answer these questions, and share stories and lessons learned working with business owners. The new Inuktitut version of BDC’s and NBCC’s eBook: How to Get a Business Loan will also be presented.
- Valerie Kosmenko, Chief Executive Officer, Baffin Business Development Corporation
- Marg Epp, Executive Director, Kitikmeot Community Futures Inc
- Patrick Lamarre, Senior Account Manager, Aboriginal Banking, Business Development Bank of Canada
- Keith Martell, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Bank of Canada
- Peter Ma, Chief Executive Officer, Nunavut Business Credit Corporation.
Conference Session #5: Cultural Industries: Arts, Crafts, Tourism and Film
Cultural Industries are a major part of the Nunavut economy. This session will review some of the changes that are taking place to help support the industries. The session will cover what is happening with film and how the relationship between the Government of Manitoba and Nunavut with the recent MOU is working on strengthening the arts industry.
- Derek Mazur, Chief Executive Officer, Nunavut Film Development Corporation
- Nancy Guyon, Director, Tourism & Cultural Industries, Economic Development & Transportation
- Sherri Van Went, Manager, Retail Operations, Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Rowena House, Executive Director, Nunavut Arts & Crafts Association
- Moderator: Stephen Borys, Director & CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery [PART 2]
Conference Session #6: Sealing, Fur & Fisheries
Sealing, Fur and Fisheries programs protect, promote and enhance the sustainable use of our environment, and its natural & cultural resources by maintaining healthy ecosystems, and creating healthy & prosperous communities. Responsible Development is very important to protecting our land and sea. This session will also focus on what responsible development actually means.
- Randy Pittman, Coordinating Instructor, Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland [PART 2]
- Methusalah Kunuk, Vice-President and Vice-Chair, Baffin Fisheries
- Joe Savikataaq, Minister of CGS, Environment, and Energy, Government of Nunavut presented by Janelle Kennedy, Manager, Program Delivery, GN Department of Environment
- Janelle Kennedy, Manager, Program Delivery, GN Department of Environment