Annual Conference 2022
Canada’s premier seafood conference. Join us for our biggest and best event yet!
2023 Annual Conference
Oct. 4-5, 2023
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
The world of Canadian seafood is poised on the cusp on some exciting opportunities as our nation – and the world – turn to the oceans for their massive potential in sustainable, economical food security. With the longest coastline in the world, Canada should be at the forefront of this explosive movement.
And there’s no better place to get a front seat on the action than at the Fisheries Council of Canada’s Annual Conference – Canada’s premier seafood conference. Last year’s conference earned a 90% ‘Excellent’ rating in our participant survey!
*Subject to change
|8:30 am – 2:30 pm|
|Board of Directors Meeting – BOARD MEMBERS ONLY|
|2:30 pm – 3:00 pm|
|3:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
|Annual General Meeting (AGM) – MEMBERS ONLY|
Come hear what is new at FCC and about FDA Traceability Rulemaking
|6:00 pm – 9:00 pm|
|“Celebrating Canadian Seafood” Welcoming Reception – All conference registrants welcome!|
|7:30 am |
Drawing Room Foyer
|8:00 am – 9:30 am|
|Breakfast and Presentation – Markets Overview |
John Sackton, President, Seafood Datasearch
|9:40 am – 9:50 am|
|Welcome and Opening Remarks|
Chris Flanagan, FCC Chair 2022-2023
|9:50 am – 10:30 am|
|Morning Keynote: National Indigenous Economic Strategy|
Paul-Emile McNab, VP, Business Development & Membership Experience, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)
|10:30 am – 11:00 am|
|11:00 am – 11:30 am|
|For the Love of Skills|
Jennefer Griffith, ED, Food Processing Skills Canada
|11:30 am – 12:15 pm|
|Ministerial Authority under the Fisheries Act: A Legal Perspective|
Daniel Watt, Partner, McInnes Cooper
|12:15 pm – 2:00 pm|
|Luncheon Keynote – Sustainable Development & the Blue Economy|
Melanie Siggs, Director, Global Seafood Alliance, VP for The Centre for Responsible Seafood, Advisor Friends of Ocean Action (WEF), Honorary Professor Heriot-Watt University
|2:15 pm – 3:45 pm|
|Afternoon Panel – Looking for a Win-Win-Win Solution on Reconciliation, Marine Conservation and Innovation|
Ken Coates, Historian, Author
Mark Duiven, Deputy Commissioner, Skeena Fisheries Commission
Jennifer LaPlante, Chief Growth and Investment Officer, Ocean SuperCluster
Susanna Fuller, Vice-President, Conservation and Projects, Oceans North
Moderator: Todd Evans, National Lead, Inclusive Trade, Indigenous Exporters, Export Development Canada (EDC)
|3:45 pm – 4:15 pm|
|4:15 pm – 4:55 pm|
|Closing Keynote – Association CEOs Panel|
Lisa Wallenda Picard, President & CEO, National Fisheries Institute
Andrew Sullivan, former Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA)
Paul Lansbergen, President, Fisheries Council of Canada
|4:55 pm – 5:00 pm|
Lise Després, FCC Past Chair
|6:00 pm – 10:30 pm|
|Closing Reception & Dinner + Future Leaders Canada Recognition Ceremony|
*all prices in CDN, excluding tax
Limited hotel block reserved at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.
After the 2022 conference received record attendance, we’ve moved the conference to the Fairmont Chateau Laurier to accommodate an even larger event. The hotel block will fill up quickly, so make sure to reserve your room by August 20.
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