Last Revised October 3, 2022
All presentations this year are planned to be in-person in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre. However, to give presentation access to all of our attendees (including virtual), we will also be recording all of them and then making them available shortly after as on-demand videos via the Video Presentations module of the Online Registration System & Presentations Web Platform. There may also be on-demand ONLY videos, which we would make available using this module.
This year, we have set universal themes for each main day of our event. The theme for Wednesday, October 5 will be Cybersecurity and for Thursday, October 6 it will be Workforce Development. Working in cooperation with the Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association, we will be hosting discussion panels on each of these topics as described below:
The KnowBe4 Cyber Compliance Panel
"Navigating the Challenging Landscape of Cybersecurity Compliance in Canada"
Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
Brendan Dunphy, Program Manager, MACH Atlantic - Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA)
Erle Higgins, Technical Manager - CyberSecure Canada (ISED Canada)
Al Dillion, Co-Founder & CEO - Sapper Labs Cyber Solutions
Alkarim Amlani, Director of Cyber Programs - General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada
|Presented between 10:30 am and 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 5 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|Led by industry experts in cybersecurity,
this panel provide insights into navigating the current and future
landscape of cybersecurity compliance in Canada. The cybersecurity
landscape in Canada can sometimes be difficult to follow. It will
also explore expert advice on how your organization can navigate a
critical path while maximizing benefits.
Topics discussed will be:
- Current Compliance Trends Globally
- Maintaining Market access in Canada and abroad
- Standards Reciprocity in Canada
- Where to start your compliance journey
The Marshall Skills Academy Workforce
"Labour Force Solutions in Aerospace and Defence: People, Technology, Training and Coordination"
Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
David Chaundy, President & CEO - Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC)
Jean-Claude Siew, Executive Vice President, Technology and Simulation - Bluedrop Training & Simulation
Shawna Garrett, President & CEO - EduNova Co-operative Ltd.
Philip Burchinshaw, Director, Sales & Marketing - Aerotec Engines
Gerard D'Entremont, Community Innovation Lead - Nova Scotia Community College
|Presented between 10:30 am and 11:45 am on Thursday, October 6 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|An informative panel focusing on the
current industry challenges relating to the attraction and retention
of skilled labour. Panelists will bring a wide range of perspectives
and will include representation from both a large, mature ACADA
member company and a dynamic and growing SME. The panel will also
welcome leaders from the academic stream who will add commentary
related to the training and skills development side of workforce
The panel will be moderated by Mr. David Chaundy, Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council. Mr. Chaundy will provide an overview of the current labour market realities facing industry across the region which will serve as a backdrop for the insights of the panel participants, who will identify both challenges and tools and best practice to support sustainable growth.
Each year we typically have a number of government presentations, which are designed to assist Canadian businesses to be able to compete in the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries, both domestically and globally.
As the details of these presentations are confirmed, they will be posted on this page.
Shipbuilding Projects Update"
Cmdre (ret'd) Robert Gray - Major Projects Delivery Lead, DGMDP (Sea), Department of National Defence
|Presented between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm on Wednesday, October 5 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|A representative from the Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) office at the Department of National Defence (DND) will provide an update to the three Naval Shipbuilding Projects and opportunities for industry.|
Program - Your Innovation, Our Investment"
Kristina Proulx - Director of Innovation Operations (IDEaS), Department of National Defence
|Presented between 2:45 pm and 3:15 pm on Wednesday, October 5 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|Innovation for Defence Excellence and
Security (IDEaS) is the Department of National Defence (DND) and the
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) access to innovation program. It
transforms defence and security challenges being faced by the
various partners in DND/CAF like the Air Force, the Navy, Army,
special forces and others into innovative solutions to improve
Canada's defence capabilities. Launched in 2018, the program has
been given $1.6B over 20 years to deliver on its mandate.
IDEaS continuously taps into the extraordinary talent and ingenuity resident in Canada with various calls for proposals every year. With its five funding elements, IDEaS supports the development of solutions by helping push technology forward from early R&D to a demonstrable level that can increase defence capabilities.
IDEaS is for all Canadian innovators, from defence primes to academia, Small and Medium sized enterprises to not-for-profits, municipal/provincial/territorial entities to individuals.
Further details of the program and well as announcements of opportunities are available on the website: www.canada.ca/Defence-IDEaS.
& Defence Opportunities in Saskatchewan"
Kevin Fruhstuk - Manager, Lead & Prospect Generation, Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export Development
|Presented between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 6 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|Saskatchewan is known for its world class mining, oil and gas and agriculture industries but did you know that Saskatchewan has a vibrant manufacturing sector with specialized capabilities that allow Saskatchewan manufacturers to be excellent partners for Aerospace and Defence companies? This presentation will outline those capabilities and outline other opportunities in Saskatchewan.|
Our major sponsors are given the opportunity to give an industry presentation on the topic of their choice - past seminars have included major company announcements, profiling of companies, introductions on how to enter prime supply chains and much more. We are proud to present another great selection of highly relevant presentations by our industry partners this year.
Aerospace Operations Overview"
Philip Garbutt - Senior Vice President, Global Support, PAL Aerospace
|Presented between 9:15 am and 9:45 am on Wednesday, October 5 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|PAL Aerospace is pleased to present an overview of PAL Group of Companies, its operations, the MPA P4, and the future of system of systems operations.|
Current and Upcoming Programs"
Simon Carroll - President, Saab Canada
|Presented between 10:00 am and 10:15 am on Wednesday, October 5 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|Saab Canada President, Simon Carroll will make a brief presentation on Saab's current and upcoming programs including opportunities for submarines and ground based air defence. This will be followed by engaging video content that highlights Saab's capabilities in key areas of interest for the Canadian market.|
for Modern War: Incorporating Trends from Recent Conflicts"
Jordan Miller - Program Manager, Calian Group Ltd.
|Presented between 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm on Wednesday, October 5 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|Incorporating some of the biggest takeaways from the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Nagorno-Karabakh War between Armenia and Azerbaijan.|
Return to Strategic Competition and the Royal Canadian Navy"
Jamie Clarke - Director of Business Development, Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary & Mission Systems (RMS)
|Presented between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 5 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|In a world increasingly defined by strategic competition, Canada must be prepared to contribute to its shared defence responsibility, in Canada, North America, and around the world, above and beneath the surface.|
Transformation through Collaboration"
Cara Salci - Vice-President Strategy & Government Relations, Thales Canada
|Presented between 9:15 am and 9:45 am on Thursday, October 6 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|Learn how Thales is driving value, innovation and excellence in digital transformation through collaboration. Sheila Paterson, Chief Operating Officer at COVE, will join Cara to introduce a new opportunity to jointly engage small and medium-sized businesses.|
Joanna Davies - Vice-President of Business Development, Canadian Programs, QinetiQ Canada
Tim Watrin - Business Development Manager, QinetiQ Target Systems Canada
|Presented between 10:00 am and 10:15 am on Thursday, October 6 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|The description will be posted shortly.|
Protect Us Physically, Let Cisco Cybersecurity Protect You"
Jean-Sebastien Roy - Cybersecurity Sales Specialist, Cisco Canada
|Presented between 2:15 pm and 2:45 pm on Thursday, October 6 in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion located on the Argyle Level of the Halifax Convention Centre|
|With the growth of the Internet of Things, the pervasive deployment of digital sensors is extending digitization and connectivity to previously analog tasks, processes and machine and service operations. The IOT allows interconnection of devices across a wide spectrum of systems which, in turn, enable significant increases in automation and optimization. The deeper integration between IT and OT is exposing your industrial operations to cyber threats. Let's discuss how OT and IT teams can work together to secure production continuity, resilience and safety and capture the benefits of your digitization efforts.|
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