Daily Agenda

Last Revised October 4, 2018

This page is a summary of events that will be taking place during DEFSEC Atlantic.  The posted schedule is proposed times only and is subject to change at any time. It will be updated on a regular basis right until the dates of the event.

Tuesday, October 2

8:30 am Courtesy Shuttles Commence Runs to and from Partner Hotels
Sponsored by L3 Technologies
Cunard Centre &
Partner Hotels
8:30 am Registration Desk Opens
Sponsored by Federal Fleet Services
Cunard Centre
Registration Desk
8:30 am Exhibition Set-Up Commences Cunard Centre
Exhibition Hall
10:00 am - 2:25 pm CARIC Connector at DEFSEC Atlantic 2018
Atlantic Canada's premier defence & aerospace innovation event
Presented by: CARIC, Springboard Atlantic, ACADA and DEFSEC Atlantic
The Westin Nova Scotian
(1181 Hollis Street)
6:00 pm Exhibition Set-Up Finishes Cunard Centre
Exhibition Hall
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday Opening Reception
Sponsored by L3 Technologies
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
9:30 pm Courtesy Shuttles Finish Runs to and from Partner Hotels
Sponsored by L3 Technologies
Cunard Centre &
Partner Hotels

Wednesday, October 3

8:00 am Courtesy Shuttles Commence Runs to and from Partner Hotels
Sponsored by L3 Technologies
Cunard Centre &
Partner Hotels
8:00 am Registration Desk Opens
Sponsored by Federal Fleet Services
Cunard Centre
Registration Desk
8:00 am Wednesday Coffee Service Begins
Sponsored by Bluedrop
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
8:00 am Cunard Centre Meeting Rooms Open for Day
B2B Courtyard sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
8:00 am Quayside Trailer Meeting Rooms Open for Day Cunard Centre
Pier 23 Quayside
9:00 am Exhibition Floor & Outdoor Displays Open Cunard Centre
Exhibition Hall
9:30 am - 10:00 am Industry Presentation
"Digital Transformation of the Royal Canadian Navy"
Presented by Marc LeBlanc (Senior Director Business Development - L3 Technologies MAS)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
10:00 am Ship Tours on-board HMCS Charlottetown Open for Day Pier 23 Berth
10:00 am - 10:15 am Wednesday Official Coffee Break
Sponsored by Bluedrop
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
10:15 am - 10:30 am Industry Presentation
"The Use of Data Analytics in Simulation - A Hoist Story"
Presented by Stephen Lenser (Director of Systems Engineering - Bluedrop)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
10:30 am - 11:00 am Government Presentation:
"Government of Canada's Sustainment Initiative"

Presented by BGen Michael Barker (Director General, Aerospace Equipment Program Management - Department of National Defence)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
11:00 am - 11:30 am Industry Presentation
Presented by Thales Canada
NSBI
Presentations Hall
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Wednesday Exhibition Luncheon
Sponsored by Thales Canada
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Industry Presentation
"Global Innovation, Maritime Unmanned Systems and Regional Clusters"
Presented by Jim Hanlon (Chief Executive Officer - Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship) AND
Justin Manley (Founder, Just Innovation LLC)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Industry Presentation
"An Update on Activity at Halifax Shipyard"
Presented by Kevin McCoy (President - Irving Shipbuilding)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Industry Presentation
"Naval Propulsion - The 21st Century and Beyond"
Presented by Simon O'Connor (Principal Marine Engineer - Rolls-Royce Defence)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
4:00 pm Cunard Centre Meeting Rooms Close for Day
B2B Courtyard sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
4:00 pm Quayside Trailer Meeting Rooms Close for Day Cunard Centre
Pier 23 Quayside
4:30 pm Exhibition Floor & Outdoor Displays Close Cunard Centre
Exhibition Hall
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Industry Presentation
"Canada's Combat Ship Team"
Presented by Gary Fudge (General Manager & Vice President - Lockheed Martin Canada, Rotary & Mission Systems)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm "Hour of Good Cheer" Reception
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Canada
Cunard Centre
Pier 23 Quayside
6:00 pm Ship Tours on-board HMCS Charlottetown Close for Day Pier 23 Berth
6:00 pm Courtesy Shuttles Finish Runs to and from Partner Hotels
Sponsored by L3 Technologies
Cunard Centre &
Partner Hotels
6:15 pm ACADA Annual Dinner & Networking Reception 2018
Presented by the Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Halifax Convention Centre
(1650 Argyle Street)

Thursday, October 4

8:00 am Courtesy Shuttles Commence Runs to and from Partner Hotels
Sponsored by L3 Technologies
Cunard Centre &
Partner Hotels
8:00 am Registration Desk Opens
Sponsored by Federal Fleet Services
Cunard Centre
Registration Desk
8:00 am Thursday Coffee Service Begins
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
8:00 am Cunard Centre Meeting Rooms Open for Day
B2B Courtyard sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
8:00 am Quayside Trailer Meeting Rooms Open for Day Cunard Centre
Pier 23 Quayside
8:00 am - 9:30 am Government Presentation:
"Doing Business in the Defence Sector"

Presented by Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI),
the Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA),
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC),
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED),
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC),
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) &
the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
9:00 am Exhibition Floor & Outdoor Displays Open Cunard Centre
Exhibition Hall
9:00 am Ship Tours on-board HMCS Charlottetown Open for Day Pier 23 Berth
9:30 am - 10:00 am Industry Presentation
"Immersive Technologies: How VR/AR are disrupting the Defence Industry"
Presented by David Colter (Executive Director - Beacon Labs)  AND
Gwenael Heliou (Studio Manager - Ubisoft Halifax / President - Interactive Society of Nova Scotia)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
10:00 am - 10:15 am Thursday Official Coffee Break
Sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
10:00 am - 10:30 am Industry Presentation
"The pan-Canadian Environmental and Engineering Innovations integrated into MV Asterix"
Presented by Spencer Fraser (Chief Executive Officer - Federal Fleet Services)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
10:30 am - 11:00 am Government Presentation:
"IDEaS - Some Results and Next Steps"

Presented by Kate Kaminska (Innovation Portfolio Manager - Department of National Defence)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
11:00 am - 11:45 am Government Presentation:
"Canadian Forces Defence Procurement Update & Outlook"

Presented by Troy Crosby (Chief of Staff, Materiel - Department of National Defence)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Thursday Exhibition Luncheon
Sponsored by Viasat
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
1:30 pm Arrival of Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Community College students for
"Addressing Human Resources - Day of Connection"
Presented by Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia
Cunard Centre
Exhibition Hall
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Industry Presentation
"Networked Communications to Keep Canada Strong, Secure and Engaged"
Presented by Andy Lincoln (Chief Technology Officer, Government Products Portfolio - Viasat)
NSBI
Presentations Hall
2:00 pm Cunard Centre Meeting Rooms Close for Day
B2B Courtyard sponsored by Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Throughout the
Cunard Centre
2:00 pm Quayside Trailer Meeting Rooms Close for Day Cunard Centre
Pier 23 Quayside
3:00 pm Ship Tours on-board HMCS Charlottetown Close for Day Pier 23 Berth
3:00 pm Exhibition & Outdoor Display Tear-Down Commences Cunard Centre
Exhibition Hall
3:30 pm Courtesy Shuttles Finish Runs to and from Partner Hotels
Sponsored by L3 Technologies
Cunard Centre &
Partner Hotels
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Women in Aerospace Canada (Atlantic) DEFSEC Networking Event - Halifax
Presented by Women in Aerospace Canada (Atlantic)
Tempo Food & Drink
(1875 Barrington Street)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 'Clash of the Titans III' 2018 Hockey Game
Esprit de Corps 'Commandos' VS Royal Canadian Navy 'Titans'
in support of the Cadet Leagues of Canada
[ VIP Reception to Follow ]
Halifax Forum Arena
(2901 Windsor Street)