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Ambition 2035 Hybrid Event - Canada's Ocean Supercluster

Event Details
Start Time: May 14 2023 - 9:30 AM
End Time: May 14 2023 - 2:30 PM
Location: Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal333 Water Street, Saint John, NB E2L 0C5
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Growing Canada’s Ocean Economy by 5X by 2035, Together

About this Event

Join Canada's Ocean Supercluster for a discussion on how together we can grow Canada’s ocean economy by 5X by 2035. This hybrid event will feature top experts in the fields of AI, cybersecurity, workforce development, and more, providing insights and networking opportunities to shape the future of our ocean industries.

  • Hear from sector leaders about strategic priorities for the ocean economy and how you can get involved in key activities.
  • Learn from topic experts on the ocean economy about enabling communities, cyber, talent, and more!
  • Engage in action planning to advance the realization of Ambition 2035 and co-create solutions.
  • Make connections with like-minded peers in Canada’s ocean network through networking activities.


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration & Refreshments

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome & Indigenous Cultural Opening

  • Kendra MacDonald, Canada's Ocean Supercluster
  • Aaron Nicholas, Tobique First Nation
  • Craig Bell Estabrooks, Port of Saint John

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Leveraging AI for Competitive Advantage in Today's Market

  • Jennifer LaPlante, Canada's Ocean Supercluster

10:55 AM - 11:45 AM
Cybersecurity in Innovation Value Chain

  • Mike Minard, Siemens Canada Ltd.
  • David Thomas, The Pier
  • John Perea, Thales
  • Jennifer LaPlante, Canada's Ocean Supercluster

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Networking Lunch

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Driving Our Ambition: Insights w. Don Mills & David Campbell - Live Recording

  • Don Mills, CABCO Communications Group
  • David Campbell, Jupia Consultants Inc.
  • Michelle Robichaud, Atlantica Centre for Energy

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Future Ocean Workforce Insights from Canada's First National Study

  • Sherry Scully, SES Consulting

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
Building Future Ocean Workforce to Support Growth

  • Richard Maclellan, Horizon Maritime Services
  • Sherry Scully, SES Consulting
  • Tanna Pirie-Wilson

1:40 PM - 2:15 PM
Pathways to Commercializing Academic Research

  • Dr. Greg Singer, eDNAtec
  • Damon Goodwin, ResearchNB
  • Dr. Diane Botelho, Research and Productivity Council

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Discussion Roundtables

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks

  • Kendra MacDonald, Canada's Ocean Supercluster

Optional Events:

  • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Port Tour: (Route: Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal – Barrack Point Potash Terminal – DP World Container Terminal – Drop off at Steamers Restaurant)
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Cocktail Reception at Steamers Lobster Co., 110 Water Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 5G1