Agenda

Leading the Future of Business Success 
October 14 & 15 | EY Centre | Ottawa, ON | #CCCAGM22  

Updated September 14, 2022 

Thursday, October 13, 2022 

4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. AGM & Convention Welcome Evening 
Sponsored by TD Bank

Friday, October 14, 2022 

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Shuttle Service
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Registration & Information
Sponsored by WEX Inc.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Buffet Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Chamber Expo
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Opening Ceremonies & Welcoming Remarks 

Karl Tabbakh, Chair, Canadian Chamber of Commerce 

Michael Crockatt, CEO, Ottawa Tourism 
8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.Keynote Address by John Graham, President & CEO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Introduction/Q&A Moderator:
Stephen Tapp, Chief Economist, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
9:20 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Health & Networking Break in Chamber Expo
9:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Annual Meeting of Members
10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.Panel Discussion – Critical Infrastructure  
Canada’s size and dependence on trade makes infrastructure critical for the success of the economy as well as keeping Canadians connected. This panel will discuss the latest issues affecting the connectivity of Canadians and what is needed to keep moving goods, people and data. 

Introduction:
Todd Winterhalt, SVP, Communications & Corporate Strategy, EDC

Moderator:

Aylin Lusi, Vice President, Public Affairs, UPS

Panellists:
Martin Landry, President & CEO, Via Rail Canada

Craig Landry, EVP & COO, Air Canada

Arthur Nicolet, CEO, TransDev

Peter Xotta, VP, Operations & Supply Chain, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
11:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Buffet Lunch

Canadian Business Spotlight with Lisa Baiton, President & CEO, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Panel Discussion – The Curse of Politics 
(Live podcast production of this political panel will be in progress.) 

Known to locals as the “Ottawa bubble” of politicians, journalists, lobbyists, pollsters and elected officials – what happens inside the bubble affects the rest of the country. This panel will discuss the political issues of the day and what it means for the business community.

Panellists:
David Herle, Principal Partner, The Gandalf Group

Jenni Byrne, CEO, Jenni Byrne + Associates

Scott Reid, Principal, Feschuk-Reid Communications
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Health & Networking Break in Chamber Expo
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.A Conversation with United States Ambassador to Canada His Excellency David Cohen
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Health Break
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Policy Resolution Debates 
Chamber policy resolutions are an integral input into the Canadian Chamber policy process and an important tool for our advocacy with the Government of Canada. This session will present grassroots policy proposals for debate.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Buses to the Canadian Museum of Nature
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Social Evening at the Canadian Museum of Nature
Sponsored by Pathways Alliance
9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.Buses to Hotels  

Saturday, October 15, 2022 

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Shuttle Service
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Registration & Information
Sponsored by WEX Inc.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Buffet Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Chamber Expo
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Kick-off with Mia St-Aubin, CEO & Founder, Move Collective
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion – Net Zero 
As Canadian businesses and all levels of government focus on the path to net zero, Canada faces complex choices given the varied regional interests across the country. This panel will discuss the opportunities and pathways needed to get Canada to net zero while growing the economy.  

Moderator:
Shelley Gilberg, National ESG Markets Leader and Canadian Platforms Leader, PwC Canada  

Panellists:
Daniel Dagenais, VP, Port Performance & Sustainable Development, Montreal Port Authority

Martha Hall Findlay, Chief Climate Officer, Suncor Energy & Pathways Alliance

Laura Miller, Head of Public Policy & Communications, Uber Canada
9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.Canadian Business Spotlight with Ian Edwards, President, Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin
9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Health & Networking Break in Chamber Expo
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Recorded Keynote Address by the Right Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Followed by a Panel Discussion on Domestic Issues & Priorities for the Canadian Chamber

Panellists:
Hon. Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Jan De Silva, President & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade

Sheri Somerville, CEO, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Panel Discussion – Priority Growth Sectors  
As the Canadian Chamber charts a course to ensure the future of business success for our members, this panel will profile some of the hotter growth sectors of the economy, their needs for continued success and how chambers can be relevant to them.  

Moderator:
Ben Mulroney, Chief Impact Officer & Co-founder, Orchard Technologies

Confirmed Panellist:
Corey Ellis, CEO & Co-founder, The Growcer
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Buffet Lunch

Presentation of Expo Passport Prize 

Panel Discussion – Future-proofing Chambers
As the Canadian Chamber Network recovers from pandemic, the need to focus on revitalizing operations and ensuring sustainability and growth is paramount. This panel will focus on successful approaches to future-proofing from the Canadian Chamber Network. 

Moderator:
Ian Faris, Senior Vice President, Chamber Network Relations & Advocacy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Panellists:
Bridgitte Anderson, President & CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Jennifer Garries, CEO, Leduc, Nisku and Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce

Todd Letts, CEO, Brampton Board of Trade
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Closing Ceremonies

Hon. Perrin Beatty, President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Candace Laing, Chair, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Health & Networking Break in Chamber Expo
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Policy Resolution Debates (continued)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Buses to the Casino Lac Leamy
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Social Evening at the Casino Lac Leamy
9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.Buses to Hotels