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ShipTech Forum 2019

March 5, 2019

Ottawa, ON

7:30 - 17:00

The Future of Shipbuilding

Keynote Speakers

RAdm Casper P. Donovan, CD

Director General Future Ship Capability,


Patrick T. Finn

Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel)

Scott Leslie

Director General, Large Combat Ship Construction Sector at PSPC

Scott Jamieson

Vice President of Programs,
Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

John McCarthy

Chief Program Officer,
Seaspan Shipyards

David Perry

Vice President & Senior Analyst,

Canadian Global Affairs Institute

RAdm Ian Mack (Ret'd)


Xi Complexity Consulting Inc.

Captain Norman Jolin, OMM, MSM, CD, RCN (Ret'd)

Associate Consultant,

CFN Consultants

Jim Hanlon


Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship

Michelle Stanford

Senior Vice President,
Canadian Welding Bureau

Tuesday, March 5, 2019


7:30 – 8:35

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:35 – 8:45
Welcome Address 

8:45 – 9:20

Opening Keynote

9:20 – 10:00

Presentation 1

Commercialization of Ocean and Marine Tech

Capitalizing on the ocean economy using the power of superclusters to facilitate commercialization of ocean and marine technologies.

10:00 – 10:30
Networking Break

10:30 – 10:50

Presentation 2

Marine Welding Provisions: Certification of companies for fusion welding, an update on CSA W47.1:2019

10:50 – 12:00

Panel 1

“You’re Having Twins!”

It’s the kind of news that will rock your world, and the arrival of the Digital Twin is about to do the same for ship owners and operators everywhere. Activities currently the norm in shipbuilding and fleet management, things like 3D models, training simulators, and asset monitoring, are well-positioned to merge under the Digital Twin banner. If we get it right, the result will be a massive value boost to Canada’s fleet. A panel of marine industry innovators based in Newfoundland will share their early ideas on Digital Twin innovation, and connect with the audience to hear what operators are hoping for in this emerging new era of ship management.

12:00 – 1:00


1:00 – 1:40

Luncheon Keynote

1:40 – 2:50

Panel 2

Measuring and Achieving Success

NSS lessons learned, by other countries and now by Canada. What needs to be done to ensure the success of the NSS. What has been achieved to date?

2:50 – 3:00


3:00 – 4:00


Terri Pavelic

Editor-in-Chief, Vanguard

RAdm Caper Donovan

Director General Future Ship Capability, Royal Canadian Navy

Jim Hanlon

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)

Michelle L. Stanford

Senior Vice President, Industry Services, CWB Group


Gina Pecore

CEO, Genoa Design International


Capt Christopher Hearn

Director, Centre for Marine Simulation, Marine Institute

Anthony Patterson

President & CEO, Virtual Marine

Alfred Whiffen

Director of Business Development, Avalon Holographics

Patrick Finn

ADM Materiel, Department of National Defence


David Perry

Vice President and Senior Analyst, Canadian Global Affairs Institute


John McCarthy

Chief Program Officer, Seaspan Shipyards

Scott Jamieson

Vice President of Programs, Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Scott Leslie

Director General, Large Combat Ship Construction Sector, Public Services and Procurement Canada

RAdm Ian Mack (Ret'd)

CEO, Xi Complexity Consulting Inc.

ShipTech Forum 2018 Recap

The Shipbuilding Technology Forum is a one-day 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.

What is the ShipTech Forum about?

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This forum is an opportunity to explore Canada’s excellence in technical shipbuilding, future technologies and the impact on economic growth and export.

  • Stay informed about innovative technologies and strategies
  • Expert insights on market trends and challenges
  • Source solutions and opportunities for placing your organization at the cutting-edge
  • Engage in timely discussions with your peers that will allow you to gain a plethora of ideas and insights
  • Marine Industries: Shipbuilding, Ship Maintenance & Repair, Coast Guard, Logistics & Support, Classification Societies
  • 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

Why should you attend?

Who should attend?

This event will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.

Where is it?

Shaw Centre

55 Colonel By Drive,

Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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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.


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.


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.

Why Sponsor?

For more information on sponsorship or registration, please contact

Terri Pavelic


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