Disrupt your business calendar with Opportunities North 2018!

Program

2018 program

Program

Monday, October 22 Morning/Afternoon

Registration

The Coast High Country Inn & Yukon Convention Centre
Convention Centre Lobby

Tuesday, October 23 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

The Coast High Country Inn & Yukon Convention Centre
Convention Centre Lobby

Morning

Conference Welcome Address 

The Honorable Sandy Silver, Premier 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Morning

Yukon: A History of Disruption

Speaker T.B.A.
Morning

Networking Break

Morning

Partnerships with First Nations  Development Corporations that Disrupt Traditional Business Models

Speakers T.B.A

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker - A World of Disruption
Dominic Barton - Managing Director of McKinsey & Company​

Based in London, Dominic Barton, global managing partner emeritus, leads the firm’s focus on the future of capitalism and the role business leadership can play in creating long-term social and economic value.

Dominic is the chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and the chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council. He is also a trustee of the Brookings Institution, a Rhodes trustee, an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and the author of more than 80 articles.

He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA Honors in economics and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford University.

Managing Partner Emeritus – McKinsey & Company
Afternoon

Cleaning up after Past Disruption

Stanley Noel – Faro Mine Remediation Project
Additional Speakers T.B.A.

Afternoon

Networking Break

Afternoon

Transformative Options for a Disruptive Northern Energy Landscape - Does a Lower Carbon Future Create a Disruptive Opportunity? 

Thomas Elwell, CEO, Kate Energy

Additional Speakers T.B.A.

 

Evening

Gala Dinner
Featuring northern cuisine and entertainment 

Wednesday, October 24 Morning

The Role of Government Economic Development in Taking Advantage of Disruptive Developments   

Ranj Pillai – Minister of Economic Development
Additional Speakers T.B.A.

Morning

Disruptive Approaches to Education

Dr. Karen Barnes – Yukon University                                                                                                                          

Morning

Networking Break

Morning

Innovative and Socially Conscious Approaches to Disruptive Models of Business Development          

Jaret Slipp - YuKonstruct

Luann Baker-Johnson - Lumel Studios

Additional Speakers T.B.A.

Lunch

Keynote Speaker T.B.A.

Afternoon

Legal Cannabis – Disruptive for other sectors as well?

Speakers T.B.A

Afternoon

Cross-Border Trade with the U.S.A. - A Time of Disruption

Tom Hanson - Principal Commercial Officer, Western Canada - U.S. Consulate General Calgary

Afternoon

Networking Break

Afternoon

Dealing with Technological Disruption – The Northern Fiber Loop- How does the North best leverage this redundancy?

Speakers T.B.A

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Carcross/Tagish Learning Centre Group Tour

Experience a scenic one hour ride to the picturesque community of Carcross to visit the state-of-the-art Carcross/Tagish Learning Centre and stroll through the culturally vibrant Carcross Commons.

8:30 am - 1:30 pm (A detailed schedule will be provided closer to the tour date)
Included: Hotel pick-up/drop-off, transportation to/from Carcross (one hour each way), light snack and bottled water
$55 + GST


 

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lumel Studios and YuKonstruct Group Tour

Enjoy an innovative and explorative morning discovering the inner workings of Lumel Studios and YuKonstruct while getting to know the disruptors (AKA masterminds) behind it all.

9 am - 12 pm (A detailed schedule will be provided closer to the tour date)
Included: Hotel pick-up/drop-off, light snack and bottled water
$35 + GST