The ShipTech Forum is a conference that is intended to showcase emerging technologies, address a range of marine and shipbuilding issues as well as ship repair and the advantages they provide for growth and export.
This event facilitates meaningful dialogue between industry, government and military so as to provide stakeholders with the knowledge and share lessons learned from a technological perspective with the aim to showcase successful investments in cutting-edge technologies.
Government: Federal, Provincial, Regional Development Agencies
DND and Royal Canadian Navy
Industry Contractors: Primes, Tier 1, Suppliers
SMEs and Consultants: Suppliers of Parts, Services, Support
NETWORK, CONNECT AND FORGE KEY RELATIONSHIPS
With multiple network breaks, receptions and sitdown meals, you have ample oppourtunties to connect with your desired audience. Partake in the conference sessions and gain firsthand insights on what the industry is looking for so you can better position your product and/or service offerings.
ESTABLISH YOUR THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Demonstrate your company’s expertise and authority with a customized speaking platform. The oppourtunity to participate directly in delivering educational content increases receptivity to your brand and sales efforts. Be top of mind when industry practicioners are looking for advice and solutions.
INCREASE BRAND RECOGNITION
Consider the marketing exposure you will receive through our print and digital efforts, both internally and via our media partnerships. You will get weeks of pre-event exposure to your target audience. Think of it as a consolidated media buy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Registration will be closed at 5.00 pm on February 21, 2023
Group discounts applies to minimum of 4 registrants
Individuals wanting to participate in one session must register for the full conference.
You will need access to an internet - Google Chrome works best. Windows Explorer is not recommended.
Once registration is complete, refunds will not be offered.
Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic/Joint Task Force Atlantic
RAdm Santarpia enrolled in the Canadian Forces, under the Officer Candidate Training Plan as a Maritime Surface Officer, in 1986. After completing his training, he served in a succession of operational postings.
He has also been posted to numerous training billets, including Navigation Instructor, Head of the Warfare Training Division at the Canadian Forces Fleet School (Esquimalt), Operations Officer of Sea Training Pacific, and in 2008, Commanding Officer of Sea Training Atlantic. Following his promotion to Captain(N) in 2009, he was appointed as the Special Advisor to the Vice Chief of Defence Staff. In 2010, he assumed command of Canadian Forces Base Halifax until his departure to attend the National Security Programme in 2012.
RAdm Santarpia was promoted to Commodore in July 2013 and appointed Director General Naval Personnel. He led the transformation of that organization and assumed the duties of the first Director General Navy Strategic Readiness in April 2014. He was deployed to Bahrain in December 2014 where he commanded a multi- national group conducting counter-terrorism operations. Upon his return to Canada, he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Vice Chief of Defence Staff and later Director General Plans at the Strategic Joint Staff in July 2016. In May 2018, RAdm Santarpia joined the Canadian Joint Operations Command as the Chief of Staff.
RAdm Santarpia was appointed Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic / Joint Task Force Atlantic in June 2020.
In addition to being a graduate of the National Security Programme, RAdm Santarpia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) Victoria, and a Masters of Defence Studies from Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Kingston.
Cmdre Jason Armstrong, MSM, CD
Director General Naval Force Development
As the son of a career soldier, Cmdre J. S. Armstrong grew up in various army and air force bases throughout Canada, but calls Sault Ste-Marie, Ontario his hometown. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a Maritime Surface Officer in 1989. Upon completion of Naval Warfare Officer training in 1994, he joined the Pacific Fleet. Since then, he has served onboard HMC Ships on both coasts conducting a number of international deployments including NATO, WESTPLOY, Op AUGMENTATION, and Op ALTAIR. He has had the honour and privilege of commanding three of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships during his command tour and deployed onboard HMCS Toronto as Commanding Officer for Op REASSURANCE in 2014-2015.
Cmdre Armstrong has served in staff positions at Maritime Pacific and Canadian Fleet Atlantic Headquarters. He has served in the National Capital Region in Naval Force Development and as the Chief of Staff for the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.
RAdm Bruce Baffer, USCG (Ret’d)
Senior Vice President, Global Government Services, American Bureau of Shipping
RAdm Baffer, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret’d) currently serves as Senior Vice President for Global Government Services at ABS where he is responsible for ABS support for military and government-owned vessels worldwide.
Baffer joined ABS in 2021 from Fincantieri Marinette Marine, where he led design teams on the U.S. Navy’s Large Unmanned Surface Vessel and Light Amphibious Warship Programs as well as the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter and Polar Security Cutter Industry Studies.
During his 33 year active duty career with the U.S. Coast Guard, he served as Chief Engineer, providing life-cycle logistics, maintenance and repair for the organization’s 243 ships, 201 aircraft, 1,800 boats and $18B shore plant. As the Assistant Commandant for Acquisitions, Program Executive Officer and Vessel Acquisition Program Manager, he oversaw the ongoing recapitalization of the Coast Guard’s operating fleet, delivering the first National Security Cutter (418’) and first Fast Response Cutter (154’). Additionally, he oversaw the conceptual design development of the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (360’).
Afloat assignments on numerous OPV sized ships include Command of Cutters STRATTON (418’), CHASE (378’) and THETIS (270’). Additionally, he served as Executive Officer of JARVIS (378’) and Engineer Officer of THETIS (270’) and as an Engineer in Training on RELIANCE (210’).
Baffer holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a Master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, a Master’s in the Management of Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and Level III Acquisition Professional.