May 1, 2024


Evening Meet & Greet

Sponsored by ABB

May 2, 2024

Daily Chair:  TBD


Greenwood Maritime

08:00-08:05 | ADMINISTRIVIA

Captain Duke Snider
Agenda Chair

08:05-08:15 | Welcome

Captain Rich Marriott
Chair The Nautical Institute BC Branch

08:15-08:30 | Welcome

Captain Andre LeGoubin
President The Nautical Institute

08:30-09:00 | Keynote

Milton Baron-Perico
International Maritime Organization

09:00-09:15 | Youssef Mani

Youssef Mani
Assistant Commissioner CCG Arctic Region

09:15-09:30 | Desmond Raymond

Desmond Raymond
Associate Regional Director Prairies and Northern TC


Chair Captain Richard Marriott
Chair NIBC

09:30-10:00 | Captain John Lloyd

Captain John Lloyd
Chief Executive Officer, The Nautical Institute  

Filling the PC Gap

10:00-10:30 | Alana Swain

Alana Swain
Transport Canada Prairies and Northern Region

Navigating the Arctic: Transport Canada’s Commitment to Best Practices and Expert Personnel in Arctic Shipping

10:30-11:00 |COFFEE

Sponsored by ABS

11:00-11:20 | Chris Hearn

Chris Hearn
Marine Institute 

Training for Best Practice

11:20-11:40 | Dave Boldt

Dave Boldt
Ripple Operations

How digital tools are transforming training for the Polar Regions

11:40-12:00 | Maciej Krok

Maciej Krok
Western Maritime Institute 

Ice Navigator Training

12:30-13:30 | LUNCH

Sponsored by Martech Polar


Chair Captain Andre LeGoubin
President Nautical Institute

13:00-13:30 | James Bond

James Bond
American Bureau of Shipping

Updating Canada’s Zone Date System

13:30-14:90 | John Taylor

John Taylor
Steamship Mutual

Poles Apart – Evolving Challenges for P&I

14:00-14:30 | Captain Duke Snider

Captain Duke Snider
Martech Polar Consulting

Ice Navigators Fill the Polar Code Gap

14:30-15:00 | Shelley Chapelski

Shelley Chapelski
Norton Rose Fulbright

ESG and the importance of not getting trapped into Greenwashing

15:00-15:30 | COFFEE

Sponsored by Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia

15:30-16:00 | Jack Gallagher

Jack Gallagher
Hammurabi Consulting

Ship Preparedness in Canada’s Arctic – is a prediction of five days sufficient?

16:00-16:30 | Captain Patrick Marchesseau

Captain Patrick Marchesseau

Recap of Multi-agency Maritime Arctic SAR Exercise in the Northwest Passage

16:30-17:00 | Dermot Loughnane

Dermot Loughnane
Tactical Marine Solutions

Icebreaker Procurement for Baffinland’s Steensby Inlet Project

17:00-17:30 | Chris McGuire

Chris McGuire
McGuire Maritime PTY Ltd

Vetting Chartered Vessels for Polar Operations


Sponsored by Seaspan

19:00 | DINNER

MAY 3, 2024

Daily Chair: TBD


Sponsored by Steamship Mutual

08:00-08:10 |Day 2 Recap

Chair John Lloyd

08:10-9:00 | Commander Dave Barr

Commander Dave Barr
RNZN, Past CO HMNZS Aotearoa

RNZN Antarctic Operations

Captain Michelle Schalli

Captain Michele Schallip
USCG, Commanding Officer USCGC Healy

USCG Arctic Operations

09:00-09:30 | Courtney Legault

Courtney Legault
Head of Operations Arctic & Ice Operations Fednav

09:30-10:00 | David Rivest

David Rivest
TransArctic Degagnes – President and General Manager

Arctic Sealift – Scaling Up Capacity While Maintaining High Standards of Safety and Performance in a Challenging Environment

10:00-10:30 | Robb Wight

Robb Wight

Canadian Coast Guard Fleet Renewal

10:30-11:00 | COFFEE

Sponsored by TBD



11:00-11:30 | Shane Sadoway

Shane Sadoway
Canadian Coast Guard Arctic Region

New Arctic NAVAIDs Technology

11:30-12:00 | Lasse Rabenstein

Lasse Rabenstein
Drift and Noise

IcySea – Building Digital Aids for Ice Navigators

12:00-12:30 | Alexis Dorais

Alexis Dorais
Fednav Ice Services 

Leveraging modern situational awareness technology to improve safety and efficiency of shipping operations in polar waters, a shipowner’s perspective

12:30-13:30 | LUNCH

Sponsored by Fednav

13:30-14:00 | Russell Davison

Russell Davison

Polar Progress: The Development of Canada’s New Polar Icebreaker

14:00-14:30 | Rob Hindley

Rob Hindley
Aker Arctic 

RRS Sir David Attenborough Ice Trials

14:30-15:00 | Tony Patterson

Tony Patterson
Virtual Marine Training

VMTs ice simulator

15:00-15:30 | COFFEE

Sponsored by TBD

15:30-16:00 | Sampo Viherialehto

Sampo Viherialehto

Best Practices in Ice Operation with Azipod Propulsion

16:00-16:30 | Tom Ekegren

Tom Ekegren
Steerprop (invited)

Steerprop’s Arcitc Propulsion Solutions

16:30-17:00 | Yumihiko Kobayashi

Yumihiko Kobayashi

Japan’s new icebreaking research ship

17:00-17:30 | RAdm Nigel Greenwood

RAdm Nigel Greenwood
Greenwood Maritime

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