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5th CMPA Congress, Montreal, Quebec

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Conference

Preliminary Program

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
12:00 – 17:00 Registration Open
18:00 – 20:00 Opening Reception – Sarah Bernhardt Room, Intercontinental Hotel
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
07:30 – 16:30 Registration Open
08:00 – 16:30 Exhibit Area Open
09:00 – 10:15 Opening Ceremony
10:15 – 11:00 Break
10:30 – 15:30 Companions’ Activities
11:00 – 12:00 Keynote Address
  • The Hon. David Peterson, P.C., Q.C., O.Ont., Chairman, Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Toronto, 20th Premier of Ontario
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Session I – Global Trends and their Impact on Canada
This session will discuss global emerging economic and political developments and what they mean for Canada.
  • Chair: Mr. Mario Girard, Chairman, Association of Canadian Port Authorities and Chief Executive Officer, Port of Québec
  • Mr. Jonathan Kay, Editor-in-chief, The Walrus
  • Mr. Tom Clark, Chair, Public Affairs and Communications, Global Public Affairs, former host of The West Block, and chief political correspondent for Global Television.
14:30 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:15 Session II – Shipping, Pilotage and Canada’s Economy
This session will examine the contribution that marine industry activities make to Canada’s economy.
  • Chair: Capt. Robert Lewis-Manning, President, Chamber of Shipping
  • Ports as Economic Engines: Ms. Wendy Zatylny, President, Association of Canadian Port Authorities
  • Marine Pilotage in Canada - a Cost-Benefit Analysis: Dr. Alexander Metcalfe, President, and Dr. Edwin Kraft, Director of Operations, Transportation Economics and Management Systems
18:30 – 21:00 Dinner – Ruelle des Fortifications, Intercontinental Hotel
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
07:30 – 16:30 Registration Open
08:00 – 16:00 Exhibit Area Open
08:30 – 9:30 Session III – Meeting the Challenges of Winter Navigation
This session will provide an overview of the challenges facing winter navigation and the strategies and practices to successfully meet those challenges.
  • Chair: Mr. Chad Allen, Director, Marine Operations
  • Ms. Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner, Central and Arctic, Canadian Coast Guard
  • Winter Navigation on the St. Lawrence: Capt. Pierre Vallée, President, Corporation of Mid St Lawrence Pilots and Capt. Simon Mercier, President, Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots
9:30 – 10:15 Session IV (Part 1) – Recent Developments in Shipping and Pilotage
This session will provide an overview of recent developments of interest for pilotage and the shipping community.
  • Chair: Capt. Bernard Boissonneault, CMPA Vice-President, Laurentian Region, President, CMPA Technical Committee, and Congress Host Committee Chair
  • Vessel motions at Halifax: Capt. Jonathon Pearce, Senior Pilotage Advisor, OMC International and Capt. Andrew Rae, Vice-President, Atlantic, Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association
  • New procedures for berthing larger containerships at Port Metro Vancouver: Capt. Kevin Vail, President, British Columbia Coast Pilots, and CMPA Vice-President, Pacific Region
10:15 – 11:00 Break
10:00 – 15:30 Companions’ Activities
11:00 – 12:15 Session IV (Part 2) – Recent Developments in Shipping and Pilotage
  • Circadian Rhythms and Piloting: Mr. Sylvain Lafrance, General Manager, Innovation Maritime
  • Fatigue Management and Piloting – The Experience of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers Pilots: Capt. Anne L. McIntyre, Columbia and Willamette Rivers Pilot
  • Innovative approaches to maritime industry processes: Mr. Tommy Mikkelsen, Chief Executive Officer, Trelleborg Marine Systems
  • Recent Developments at the CHS: Mr. Laurent Tardif, Director, Product and Services, Canadian Hydrographic Services
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Session V – Change and Constancy in Maritime Transportation
This session will discuss the “game-changers” in the maritime sector.
  • Chair: Ms. Nicole Trépanier, President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Lawrence Economic Development Council
  • Dr. Jean Paul Rodrigue, Department of Global Studies and Geography, Hofstra University, New York
  • Dr. Jan Hoffmann, Chief of Trade Logistics Branch, Trade Logistics Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and President, International Association of Maritime Economists
14:30 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:15 Session VI – Performance Excellence in the Shipping Industry
This session will discuss the strategies for ongoing success of some key industry players.
  • Chair: Gaétan Boivin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trois-Rivières Port Authority
  • Mr. Daniel Dagenais, Vice-President Operations, Port of Montreal
  • Mr. Serge Le Guellec, President and General Manager, Transport Desgagnés Inc.
  • Mr. Marc Gagnon, Director, Government Affairs and Regulatory Compliance, Fednav Limited
18:00 – 22:30 Gala Reception and Dinner – St. James Theatre
Friday, February 17th, 2017
07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
07:30 – 12:00 Registration Open
08:00 – 12:00 Exhibit Area Open
08:30 – 09:45 Session VII – Pilotage Authorities and Service Delivery
This session will discuss how Canadian Pilotage Authorities maintain, year after year, a virtually perfect record in terms of safety and efficiency.
  • Chair: Capt. Simon Pelletier, President, Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association, President, International Maritime Pilots’ Association, and 5th CMPA Congress Chair
  • Capt. Kevin Obermeyer, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Pilotage Authority
  • Mr. Robert Lemire, Chief Executive Officer, Great Lakes Pilotage Authority
  • Mr. Fulvio Fracassi, Chief Executive Officer, Laurentian Pilotage Authority
  • Capt. Sean Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Pilotage Authority
09:45 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Session VIII – Pilotage Around the World
This session will provide an overview of recent pilotage developments in other jurisdictions around the world.
  • Chair: Capt. Simon Pelletier, President, Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association, President, International Maritime Pilots’ Association, and 5th CMPA Congress Chair
  • Capt. Jorge Viso, President, American Pilots’ Association
  • Capt. Hans-Herman Luckert, President, German Pilots’ Association, Senior Vice-President, International Maritime Pilots’ Association
  • Capt. Jean Philippe Casanova, President, Fédération française des pilotes maritimes, Vice-President, International Maritime Pilots’ Association
  • Capt. John Pearn, Chairman, United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association, Vice-President, International Maritime Pilots’ Association
  • Capt. Alvaro Moreno, Vice-President, International Maritime Pilots’ Association (Panama)
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Meeting of the CMPA Technical Committee
18:00 – 01:00 Farewell Dinner – Montreal Science Centre