THE OTTAWA CONFERENCE 2019 IS NOW OVER

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPEAKERS, PANELISTS, PARTICIPANTS AND SUPPORTERS FOR ANOTHER TWO DAYS OF INSIGHTFUL AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING DISCUSSIONS

CHECK THE CDA INSTITUTE WEBSITE IN THE COMING WEEKS FOR CONFERENCE REPORTS, SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS AND VIDEOS

 

The international framework that underpins Canada’s security and defence continues to change rapidly under pressure from such influences as rapid advances in technology, populism, extremism, political upheaval, significant trade disputes and the perceptible shifting of power relationships amongst nations. During the Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence, participants will participate in an update on the changing international environment and then have an opportunity to look at how Canada is preparing to act with vigour, alongside partners and allies to secure Canada and Canadians into the future. In addition to focusing on the traditional Canadian NATO and NORAD defence relationship, expert panelists will also look at the Canadian cyber structure, the multidisciplinary team securing Canada’s borders and the framework that encourages Canadian industry’s preparedness in meeting security and defence needs.

Every year at the Ottawa Conference, members of every DND/CAF Level One organisation as well as other Government of Canada departments come to learn, exchange and gain important insights. We are pleased to note that Departmental authority has been provided for DND/CAF members to attend this conference as a professional development activity.

Department of National Defence divisions attending the Conference:
  • Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM)
  • Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC)
  • Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS)
  • Corporate Secretary/ Ministry of National Defense/ Deputy Minister (Corp Sec/ MND/DM)
  • Army
  • Navy
  • Airforce
  • Strategic Joint Staff (SJS)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) (ADM (Mat))
  • Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Affairs) (ADM (PA))
  • Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure & Environment) (ADM (IE))
  • Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) (ADM (Pol))
  • Assistant Deputry Minister (Human Resources Civilian) (ADM (HR CIV))
  • Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services Group) (ADM (FIN CS))
  • Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) (ADM (IM))
  • Assistant Deputy Minister (Science &Technology) (ADM (S&T))
  • Assistant Deputy Minister (Review Services) (ADM (RS))
  • Chief of Military Personnel (CMP)
  • Judge Advocate General (JAG)
  • Canadian Forces Legal Advisor (CFLA)
INVEST IN YOUR BUSINESS
Learn about the future of defence and security in a way that will spark inspiration and innovation for your business!
GAIN GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE
Get first-hand information on changing international environment and steps on how Canada and our defence and
security industries can prepare for its changing landscape.
MEET THE INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Learn about the latest trends, gain expert knowledge and expose yourself to the experience of our Keynote Speakers,
leaders and first-rate attendees that will directly affect your business development for 2019 and beyond.
BUILD STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS
With hundreds in attendance don’t miss the opportunity to meet your online contacts face to face and get to know
the industry leaders and competitors on a personal level. The core of business is relationships!
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Strengthen your business image and take on a visible role by setting yourself apart from the crowd.

We in the CDA and the CDA Institute proudly bring first rate content, speakers and networking opportunities at all of our events.  In a constant effort at supporting the growth and well-being of Canada, its Armed Forces, defence and security industries and academia, we provide registration and sponsorship rates second to none ! Our objective is to deliver opportunities for knowledge growth, support, networking and professional development that won’t break the bank.

*Please note that the AGENDA is subject to change. Changes will be updated on this web page.
Online registration for the Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence is now closed. If you still wish to attend the conference please contact us directly at 613-236-9903. 
CHRISTOPHER ANKERSEN, Ph.D., MSc

CHRISTOPHER ANKERSEN, Ph.D., MSc

Clinical Associate Professor, Center for Global Affairs

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DR. BRUNO CHARBONNEAU

DR. BRUNO CHARBONNEAU

Assoc. Prof. Royal Military College Saint-Jean

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Daniel G. O. Duguay

Daniel G. O. Duguay

Principal, TACTIX Government Relations and Public Affairs Inc.

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Joanne Lostracco

Joanne Lostracco

Director General, International and Industry Programs Department of National Defence

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Anne Kari H. Ovind

Anne Kari H. Ovind

Norway’s Ambassador to Canada

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Rafal Rohozinski

Rafal Rohozinski

Founder and CEO of the SecDev Group

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Ambassador Kerim Uras

Ambassador Kerim Uras

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Canada

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MR. Robert Baines

MR. Robert Baines

President and CEO of the NATO Association of Canada

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Dr. Andrea Charron

Dr. Andrea Charron

Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba

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Prof. Craig Forcese

Prof. Craig Forcese

Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

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Grant McDonald

Grant McDonald

Aerospace and Defence Industry, Sector Leader, Office Managing Partner KPMG LLP (Canada)

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RAdm B.W.N. SANTARPIA, CD

RAdm B.W.N. SANTARPIA, CD

Chief Of Staff Operations, Canadian Joint Operations Command

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LGen P.F. Wynnyk, CMM, MSM, CD

LGen P.F. Wynnyk, CMM, MSM, CD

Acting Chief of the Defence Staff

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André Boucher

André Boucher

Assistant Deputy Minister for Operations, CCCS

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Steve Day

Steve Day

Founder and President of Reticle Ventures Canada Incorporated (Reticle)

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Chris Kilford

Chris Kilford

Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy

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Mr. Steven MacKinnon

Mr. Steven MacKinnon

Member of Parliament for Gatineau, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement

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LGen (Ret'd) Alain Parent

LGen (Ret'd) Alain Parent

former Vice Chief of Defence Staff

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Cindy Termorshuizen

Cindy Termorshuizen

Director General International Security Policy, Global Affairs Canada

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LGen G.R. THIBAULT, CMM, MSC, CD

LGen G.R. THIBAULT, CMM, MSC, CD

Former Vice Chief of Defence Staff

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BGen J.B.P. CARPENTIER, CD

BGen J.B.P. CARPENTIER, CD

Commander Joint Task Force North

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MGen Andis Dilāns

MGen Andis Dilāns

Commandant of the Baltic Defence College

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Rouben Khatchadourian

Rouben Khatchadourian

Director General Trade and Export Controls Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch Global Affairs Canada

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DEREK MOSS

DEREK MOSS

Senior Director, Operational Support Canadian Coast Guard

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Claude Rochette, FCPA, FCMA

Claude Rochette, FCPA, FCMA

Associate Deputy Minister

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Gen Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy

Gen Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy

Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM

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