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The ICD and the ICD Maritime and Newfoundland and Labrador Chapters are hosting a virtual Atlantic 2030 event on September 28, 2021 at 2 p.m. AT.  The four provincial Premiers will discuss what the next decade holds for their provinces and for the region as a whole.  We are also gathering innovative business leaders from across the region to talk about three important sectors: sustainable resources transformation, innovation and entrepreneurship and tourism.  What could these sectors look like in Atlantic Canada by the end of the decade and what needs to happen to get there?
Join us for what promises to be a dynamic and thought-provoking discussion on the future of Atlantic Canada. 


  • The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador 

  • The Honourable Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick

  • The Honourable Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia

  • The Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island

Premiers’ interview will be moderated by ICD President and CEO Rahul Bhardwaj.

The interview with the Premiers’ will be followed by a dynamic presentations and panel discussions with a group of distinguished discussants:

Future economy of Atlantic Canada
Craig Alexander, Chief Economist Deloitte Canada

Sustainable resource transformation
Kendra MacDonald, CEO, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster
Karen Hutt, Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Emera Inc.
John Paul, Executive Director, Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat

Zita Cobb, Innkeeper, Fogo Island Inn and Founder & CEO, Shorefast
Jamie Thomas, Director of Culture & Tourism, Lennox Island Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre

Innovation & entrepreneurship
Brendan Brothers, co-founder, Verafin
David Alston, Founder at Marketswell Solutions
Laurie MacKeigan, President, Backman VIdcom

Session Facilitator: Sarah Young, Partner and Senior Counsel, NATIONAL


Honourable Andrew Furey Headshot
Honourable Blaine Higgs Headshot
Honourable Tim Houston Headshot
Honourable Dennis King Headshot


Rahul K. Bhardwaj, LL. B., ICD.D Headshot

Supported by

Deloitte's Future of Canada Centre
Longview Communications and Public Affairs
Port of Belledune