Keynote Speakers

Douglas Berenson

Managing Director
The Avascent Group
Biography

Edward Sims

President and CEO
Westjet
Biography

Session Speakers

Hon. Jean Charest

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Premier of Québec,
Vision 2025 Chair

Hon. Ravi Kahlon

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation
Government of British Columbia
Biography

Hon. Jon Reyes

Minister of Economic Development and Jobs
Government of Manitoba
Biography

Hon. Rajan Sawhney

Minister of Transportation
Government of Alberta
Biography

James Bezan

Conservative Candidate
Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman
Biography

Julie Bouchard

Bloc Québécois Candidate
Chicoutimi-Le Fjord

Ian Brodie

Fellow, Centre for Military, Strategic & Security Studies, University of Calgary
Program Director, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Biography

Rahul Gangal

Americas head of Aerospace and Defense
Roland Berger
Biography

Kathleen Garney

Operations Director – Boeing Canada Winnipeg
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Biography

Randall Garrison

NDP Candidate
Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke
Biography

Amandeep Kaler

Chief Executive Officer,
Avcorp Industries Inc.
Biography

David Kincaid

Founder and Chair, Level5 Strategy
Biography

Salimah Lalji

Senior Subcontracts Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing
CAE
Biography

Brad Lavigne

Partner and Vice President, Western Canada
Counsel Public Affairs
Biography

Kevin Lemke

EVP & COO,
Cascade Aerospace
Biography

Steven MacKinnon

Liberal Candidate
Gatineau
Biography

Mark Marissen

Principal,
Burrard Strategy
Biography

Antoine Mindjimba

Associate Partner, People Advisory Services
EY Canada
Biography

Richard Missens

Chief Executive Officer
PFN Group of Companies

Kevin Russell

Vice-President & General Manager,
Asco Aerospace Canada Ltd.
Biography

David Schellenberg

Managing Director,
Highland West Capital Ltd.
Biography

Charity Weeden

Vice President, Global Space Policy
Astroscale U.S.
Biography

Kenneth B. Wong

The Distinguished Professor of Marketing
S.J. Smith School of Business
Queen’s University
Biography

Zhanfu Yu

Partner,
Beijing Office, Eastern Asia
Roland Berger Global Consultants
Biography