Canada’s northern communities, environment, and resources are receiving much attention from governments, businesses, and the media across Canada and around the world. Global economic growth is creating a new hunger for the resources that the North holds in abundance. Climate change is opening new opportunities in shipping and resource development even as it threatens existing infrastructure and traditional ways of life. Increased investment, from within Canada and abroad, can bring benefits to the North, but also presents challenges for local communities and the environment.
Hence, sessions have been set up to provide a forum for open discussion amongst speakers and delegates on the top issues affecting them. The dynamic, stimulating discussions to follow will help to make this forum one to remember.
Conference speakers include:
• Pita Aatami, President, Makivik Corporation
• Seth Atkins, Director, Holmes Homes, The Holmes Group
• Thomas S. Axworthy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation
• Michael S. Byers, Professor and Canada Research Chair, The University of British Columbia
• Clément Chartier, President, Métis National Council
• Clint M. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
• Joseph Deklic, Vice President, Strategic Investments, Cisco Systems Canada Co.
• Paul Flaherty, President and Chief Executive Officer, NorthwesTel Inc.
• Kelly Lendsay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Human Resource Council
• Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen, Ambassador of Denmark, Embassy of Denmark
• The Rt Hon Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada, and Founder, Martin Aboriginal Initiative
• Her Worship Madeleine Redfern, Mayor, City of Iqaluit
• The Hon. Floyd K. Roland, Premier, Northwest Territories
• Eberhard Scherkus, President and Chief Operating Officer, Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited
• Duane Smith, President, Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada
• Gabriela Sparling, Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations, Gvnt of the Northwest Territories
This event will be of particular value to business leaders, local, regional, and national governments, and community and Aboriginal leaders. To connect with northern development experts from the public or private sectors, have a look at the conference "Networking Opportunities" webpage to see currently registered organizations.
This event is now less than 2 weeks away, so register as soon as possible to secure your place!
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Participants may be eligible to save on registration through various promotional rates. View the fees and special offers page for more information.
Secured special rates for all conference delegates for travel on First Air as well as accommodation at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort have been made. For more information on these savings, please visit the accommodations and travel page.
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Joel Elliott, Conference Marketer
The Conference Board of Canada
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Conference Forum: Canada's North Beyond 2011
Tue, Oct 04, 2011
October 11-13, 2011. The Conference Board of Canada presents this event, to bring together Canadian and international thought leaders, decision-makers and influencers immersed in Northern issues. Together they will discuss five major challenges facing the North today: governance, resource development, community security, infrastructure and human capital.