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Defence Procurement in the 43rd Parliament
Posted on Nov 12, 2019

CGAI VP David Perry is reminding readers of the upcoming Canadian Global Affairs Institute conference, "Defence Procurement in the 43rd Parliament." It will take place Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at the Chateau Laurier.  See the program below.

If you are interested in attending, please visit the CGAI website.

Conference Sponsored by the Department of National Defence, Lockheed Martine, and General Dynamics

Lanyard Sponsorship from KPMG Canada

8:00 – 9:00: Registration and networking

9:00 – 09:55: Canadian Defence Procurement – The State of the Union

Claude Rochette – Associate Deputy Minister, DND
Michael Vandergrift – Associate Deputy Minister, PSPC
MGen. Hercules Gosselin – Chief of Programme, DND
Moderator Dave Perry, CGAI

10:00 – 10:30: Keynote, The Australian Defence Industry’s Next Challenge: Sovereignty

Millie Keating – Associate Director, Management Consulting, Advisory, KMPG Australia

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break – Sponsored by SkyAlyne

11:00 – 11:55: Offsets – Is the ITB policy Delivering?

Rich Foster –Vice President, L3 Harris Technologies - Canada
Dr. Craig Stone – Canadian Forces College
Brian Botting – Director, Strategic Offsets, General Dynamics Missions Systems
Nicolas Todd – Vice-President, Government Relations, CADSI
Moderator Stephanie Batstone – Managing Partner, NyRad

11:55 – 13:25: Lunch Keynote Address: Leveraging the National Industrial Technology Base for Great Power Competition

Bill Greenwalt – Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

13:30 – 14:25: Agile High-Tech Procurement in the Government of Canada

Donald Rousseau – DG, Information Management Project Delivery, DND
Sean Kealey – DG, Procurement and Vendor Relations, Shared Services Canada
Levent Özmutlu – DG, Services and Technology Acquisition Management Sector, PSPC
Mollie Royds – DG, Services Acquisition, Materiel Group, DND
Moderator: Gianluca Cairo – Industry Principal, Ceridian

14:30 – 15:25 Procurement Agility: Industry Perspectives

Kevin Aguanno – President, Procept Associates Ltd.
Jerry Mclean – Managing Director, Defence and Security, Thales Canada
Al Amlani – Director, Cyber Programs, General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada
Debra Zides – Defense Acquisition & Policy, Mitre Corps
Moderator:  Mark McKiel – Director, Project Management Support Organisation, DND Mat. Group

15:25 – 15:55: Coffee break – sponsored by General Atomics

15:55 – 17:00: Defence Procurement Canada

Alan Williams – President, The Williams Group
Millie Keating – Associate Director, Management Consulting, Advisory, KMPG Australia
Gavin Liddy – Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute Fellow
Marcia Mills – Procurement Counsel, Fasken
Jim Mitchell – Research Associate, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Moderator: Tom Ring, Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

17:00 - 19:00: Reception – Sponsored by L3 Harris Technologies