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MASS 2022

Welcome back to MASS22!!

After a one year hiatus, MASS22 is BACK and in-person July 28-29, 2022 at the Delta St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s theme is:

Combining our Strengths, Securing our Future.

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.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Rear-Admiral B.W.N. Santarpia, CD, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic / Joint Task Force Atlantic
  • The Honourable Peter MacKay PC, QC, Counsel, McInnes Cooper (Former Minister of National Defence)
  • Joanne Weiss Reid, Regional Director Integrated Business Management Services, Canadian Coast Guard Arctic Region
  • Sean Wiltshire, Chief Executive Officer, Avalon Employment Inc.
  • Colonel (Retired) Pierre LeBlanc, Principal, Arctic Security Consultants
  • John W., Strategic Analyst, CSIS
  • Andrew Kendrick, Principal Consultant, Vard Marine Inc.
  • Mohsen Mohammadi, Canada Research Chair, Marine Additive Manufacturing
  • Phil Garbutt, Senior Vice President Global Support, PAL Aerospace

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