What To Expect

From July 28-29, 2022, the Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA) will host the MASS Conference (MASS22) at the Delta St. John’s in Newfoundland. MASS22 will once again focus on the challenges associated with both northern and maritime environments. The aim of the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador supported international conference is to promote stakeholder collaboration, technological innovation, harsh environment research & development, and world-class education efforts that are contributing to various components of northern development. Building on the success of MASS19, coupled with the growing demands across stakeholders concerning maritime and arctic safety and security issues, and for which one entity cannot achieve solutions or policy responses in isolation. The two day conference will draw a diverse group of speakers and attendees representing government, military, Canadian and U.S. Coast Guard, industry, academic leaders, Northern Leaders, research and other key stakeholders.

Why Attend MASS22

“Quality of the companies who attended… very meaningful for small SMEs building connections”

— MASS18 ATTENDEE

Conference highlights include:

– Local, national and international speakers

– Attendees from government, military, Canadian and U.S Coast Guard, industry, academia, R&D and other stakeholders

– B2B/B2G meeting program with prime contractors and government agencies

– Technology and Innovation showcase

– Exhibits, networking and more!

“Provided a wide array of current and future capabilities and a chance to hear from companies about their products. I particularly enjoyed the “Industry Spotlights”.”

— MASS19 ATTENDEE

 

Speakers

*to be updated as confirmed

Exhibitors

Register

Industry – ACADA Members – $500

Industry – Non Members – $750

Government/Military/Coast Guard/RCMP/Academic Faculty – $250

Students – $50

Exhibitor – ACADA Members – $800

Exhibitor – Non Members – $1,100

Register now by clicking here!

B2B/B2G Meetings Program

These are officially organized meetings, but you will have plenty of time during the conference to network informally either by visiting the Exhibit Hall or connecting during one of our receptions.

Program

*Program subject to change.  All events will take place at the Delta St. John’s unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, July 27th

19:00 – 22:00          Pre-Conference Social
                                 Sponsored & hosted by McInnes Cooper | Sláinte Whisky & Wine, 115 Duckworth Street

 

Thursday, July 28th

7:30                         Registration, Networking & Buffet Breakfast

9:00                          MASS22 Opening Remarks
                                 Victoria Belbin, CEO | Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association

9:15                          Welcome Address from the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
                                  Silver Sponsor

9:30                          Keynote Presentation:  Opportunities & Challenges for Atlantic A&D in 2022 and Beyond
                                  The Honourable Peter MacKay PC, QC, Counsel | McInnes Cooper

10:00                        Defence and Security in Canada’s Arctic Maritime Estate
                                  Rear-Admiral (RAdm) Brian Santarpia, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and Joint Task Force Atlantic (JTFA)

10:30                         Networking Break & Exhibits

11:00                         Maritime Sovereignty & Security:  An Update from the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) & United States Coast Guard (USCG)
                                   Joanne Weiss Reid, Regional Director of Integrated Business Management Services for Arctic Region | Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)

                                  US Coast Guard (USCG) – Representative (TBC) 

12:00                          Introduction to Innovative Solutions Canada
                                   Éric-Aimé Patry, Outreach Manager | Innovative Solutions Canada

12:15                          Networking Lunch (Exhibit Area)
                                    Sponsored by C-CORE

13:15                          Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS):  Perspectives on Canada’s Maritime and Arctic Security
                                    John W., Strategic Analyst | CSIS

14:00                           Development of Resolute Bay:  A Marine & Security Point of View
                                     Colonel (Retired) Pierre Leblanc, Principal | Arctic Security Consultants

14:30                           Networking Break & Exhibits

15:00 – 17:00              B2B Program & Exhibits

17:00 – 19:00              Networking Reception

 

Friday, July 29th

7:30                             Networking & Buffet Breakfast

8:30                             Welcome & Remarks

8:35                             Diversity in the Workplace
                                     Sean Wiltshire, CEO | Avalon Employment

9:00                              Platinum Sponsor Presentation
                                     Presentation by PAL Aerospace | Platinum Sponsor

9:30                              Industry Panel:  Challenges & Opportunities in the Arctic
                                      Sponsored by Genoa Design International | Gold Sponsor

10:30                            Networking Break & Exhibits

 

Arctic Innovation, Research & Development

11:20                             Printing Strategic Metallic Parts for Ships for Arctic & Antarctic Applications
                                       Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi
                                       Canada Research Chair in Marine Additive Manufacturing

11:40                              Canada & Polar Research
                                        Andrew Kendrick, Principal Consultant | VARD Marine Inc.

12:00                              MASS22 Closing Remarks

 

Location

MASS22 will take place at the Delta Hotel & Conference Centre in St. John’s, NL. Reserve your room by clicking here!
Hotel room rate of $199/night available until June 27th!

Contact

Melissa McPhee, Manager, Marketing, Communications & Events
Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association
(T) +1 902 225 6848
(E)  melissa@ac-ada.ca