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7:00 PM

Pre Conference Networking Social

Hosted by the Port of Argentia


Port of Argentia is hosting a pre-conference social 7pm – 9pm, Tuesday, September 19 at Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre.


PLACENTIA BAY CULTURAL ARTS CENTRE, 17 Patterson Drive, Town Square, Placentia.


Port of Argentia invites delegates and exhibitors to an evening of connections and refreshments. Pre-social registration is limited to the first 60 registered delegates.


(Advance Ticket Only)


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8:00 AM

Delegate, Exhibitor Registration & Booth Setup

9:00 AM

Official Opening & Trade Exhibition


CLAUDETTE PITTMAN, Committee Chairperson, Placentia Bay Industrial Showcase (PBIS)


WAYNE POWER, President, Placentia Chamber of Commerce 


SHERRY GAMBIN-WALSH, MHA, Placentia - St. Mary's


HIS WORSHIP KEITH PEARSON, Mayor, Town of Placentia


Keynote Speaker - FRANK DAVIS, Assistant Vice President, Green Fuels & Canada Country Head for Pattern Energy

10:15 AM

Exhibition Open

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Conference Session I - Leaders In Transition

COUNCILLOR JENNIFER RICHARDSON, Chairperson, Economic Development Committee
Town of Placentia


PERRY POWER, Director of Human Resources & Communications, Grieg Seafood Ltd.


VINCENT TULK, Manager of Human Resources for Vale Newfoundland and Labrador

11:00 AM

Refreshment Break & Exhibition

Visit Exhibitors

11:15 AM

Speed Networking Session (Pre-Registration Required)

Delegates & Exhibitors opportunity to promote their business


20 entrants (2 – minutes each, one representative per company)


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12:30 PM


STAR OF THE SEA HALL, 14 – 16 Jubilee Road, Placentia (Ticket Required for Entry)


Keynote Speaker - THE HONOURABLE GERRY BYRNE, MHA for the District of Corner Brook
Minister of Immigration, Population Growth & Skills, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Conference Session II - Argentia Operations


SCOTT PENNEY, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Argentia


MIKE RUDOFSKY, Director, CGS and WWRP Interface, Integration, & SIMOPS, Cenovus Energy


TARA LAING, Director, Corporate Communications, Marine Atlantic Inc.


ANDREW SHORT, Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Logistics (NL) Ltd.

3:30 PM

Argentia Industrial Site Tour (Pre-Registration Required)

Topic:  What’s happing in Argentia? Get a first-hand look at activities in the Port!


Coach departs Unity PARC at 3:30 pm en route to the Argentia Industrial Site.

(Advance Ticket Only)


NOTE: Registration for the tour is currently at capacity. Please join the Wait List for a chance to participate.


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7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

PBIS Reception & Charity Night

THE THREE SISTERS PUBLIC HOUSE, 2 Orcan Drive, Placentia (Ticket Required for Entry)

Featuring Karaoke with Floyd Edison. Cash Bar.


Donations accepted in support of Community Connections Housing Coalition


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8:45 AM

Small Town Beginnings - Continental Breakfast



Keynote Speaker - EARLE G. HALL, President & CEO |


Topic: Small Town Beginnings


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10:00 AM

Exhibition Open

Unity PARC

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Conference Session III - Industry & Innovation


GERRY MAYO, Chair, EnergyNL


KIERAN HANLEY, Chief Executive Officer, econext


LIAM FLANAGAN, Program Manager, Ready Talent at techNL


ELIZABETH PERCY, Pursuits Manager, The Cahill Group

11:00 AM

Refreshment Break & Exhibition

Visit Exhibitors

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Conference Session IV - Diversification & New Opportunities


GEORGINA LAKE, Director of Business Development, Trades NL: Building Trades of NL & Labrador


DELIA WARREN, Lead Renewables Consultant, Xodus Group


ALYSSA SMITH, Regional Program Specialist, Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and
Traffic Services

12:30 PM

Conference Session V - Lunch

Location, the Unity PARC, 79 – 81 Blockhouse Road, Placentia


Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, MHA for the District of Burgeo – La Poile, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

1:45 PM

Trade Show Closing

Exhibition Closing & Prize Draw


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