Future Forward: How Boards Can Navigate Risks and Seize New Opportunities

We have not been together for years, we invite you to this all-day CAN'T-MISS EVENT filled with experts, topical issues, interactive activities, and excellent networking opportunities.  

7:30 a.m. – Registration and hot buffet breakfast
Event runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Taste of the Maritimes Reception
The Rise of the Relatable Organization
Expert Panel: Gordon Frost, Partner, Ottawa Office Leader, Mercer Canada
& Lori Park, Partner, Atlantic Canada Market Leader, Mercer Canada
We’ve all gone through an exceptionally challenging time over the past couple of years.  The difficulties of the pandemic have mixed with demographic trends and technology and environmental changes to plant the seeds for profound transformation in our organizations and workforces.  Join us to hear from Canadian workplace thought leaders, Gord Frost and Lori Park as they explore the trends and data driving culture shift in Canadian workplaces and learn strategies to ensure your organization thrives in this new reality.  We will be looking to hear your reactions and perspectives to ensure an interactive and useful conversation for all.
Sponsored by Mercer Canada

 Board Recruitment: What are Today’s Boards Looking For?
Expert Panel: Cheryl Fraser, C-Suite Executive and Crombie's Chief Talent Officer and Vice President, Communications & Janice Stairs with Andrea Forbes-Hurley, Managing Partner, KBRS, as moderator.
As organizations of all types have faced one unprecedented challenge after the next in recent history, the importance of having the right mix of skills and experiences within the board of directors has been magnified. As a result, boards, and their governance committees, are rightly paying even more attention to board composition and the director recruitment process. For this session, we’ve assembled a top-notch panel of experts to discuss what today’s boards are seeking and to share their perspectives and advice that will help you to improve your chances of being considered for the board seat you aspire to, and perhaps more importantly, to determine the best match of your skills and motivations with the next step in your boardroom.

Sponsored by KBRS


Special ICD Celebration Luncheon:  20 years
Honoured Guest Speaker: Wyatt White, Associate Executive Director, Confederacy of Mainland Mi’Kmaq: Opening your heart to truth; changing your mindset for reconciliation. 
Ransomware: Know When To Pay And When To Stand Your Ground. 
Cyber Expert – Travis Barlow, Partner, KPMG
In this talk, Mr. Barlow will discuss the challenges faced by companies when attacked by ransomware, how to determine if payment is a viable option, and when companies should walk away from ransom.
Sponsored by KPMG
Directors’ Dilemma: Smile you are in camera! 
Margaret McKee, ICD.D, Associate Dean, Undergraduate and Professional Graduate Programs with expert corporate secretary panellists Stephen Aftanas, ICD.D, Corporate Secretary at Emera Inc., and Claire Milton, ICD.D, University Secretary, Senior Legal Counsel, Privacy Officer, Saint Mary's University
Sociable!  A taste of and a toast to the Maritimes.  Join us for a tipple from our terroir and a bite from the bounty of our seas while you rekindle friendships and make new acquaintances.
Sponsored by the National Office of the ICD. 
Reception Door Prizes donated by Clearwater!
November 28, 2022 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m AT
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel , Marriott Hotel, Halifax 1919 Upper Water St, NS B3J 3J5
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