An independent think tank dedicated to economic progress in Atlantic Canada.

Outlook 2018

November 5, 2018 - November 9, 2018

It’s a digital world. Automation, analytics, and artificial intelligence are already here and their reach is expanding. This global reality offers huge opportunities for Atlantic Canada. The trick is to embrace technology to minimize risk and maximize return so the region is not left behind. 

Businesses can increase productivity and build profitability, but they may need to adapt everything from recruitment and training to long-term strategy and infrastructure planning. All Atlantic Canadian businesses, large or small, need to know the best way to scale-up in this new reality.

Join us for a door-opening dialogue with business leaders, covering:

  • The impact of technology on industries across our region
  • The surprising automation that’s already here and what’s around the corner
  • How to adopt — and adapt to — the best technologies for you and your business.

This will be an important session for you and the strategic planners on your team.

Click here to register now!
Early-bird rates for tables & individual registrations

Confirmed speakers include:

St. John's, NL 
Helen Francis, Manager of Digital TransformationVale Canada (keynote)
Gisle Stjern, VP Digital, Equinor (keynote)

Janne Oddaker, Digital DirectorTechnipFMC

Halifax, NS 
Jeff MacLean, PresidentMichelin North America 
Sandra MacKenzie, Management Consultant; Strategy Advisor, Port of Halifax
Robert Orr, CEO and Managing PartnerCuna del Mar LP 

Charlottetown, PE
Dr. Russ Kerr, CEO, Nautilus Biosciences
Jean-Francois Perrault, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Scotiabank
Phil Rodger, President &COO, MDS Coating

Saint John, NB 
Faisal Kazi, President and CEOSiemens Canada Limited 
Jason Killam, Chief ForesterJ.D. Irving, Limited

Venky Kulkarni,Senior Vice President- Business Operations, Technology and Digital Innovation, Medavie Blue Cross 
Steve Maynard, Partner, Data & Analytics Leader, EY

The conference website will be updated regularly with additional speakers and program details. Breakfast and networking available from 7:45 am. Program runs from 8:30 am - noon, and includes APEC's economic outlook and forecast for 2019. 

Monday, November 5, 2018 – St. John's, NL (Delta St. John's)
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 -  Halifax, NS (Pier 21)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Charlottetown, PE (Delta Prince Edward/PEI Convention Centre)
Friday, November 9, 2018 – Saint John, NB (Hilton Saint John/Saint John Trade and Convention Centre)                                                          

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