Building NORAD's Northern Infrastructure


June 13, 2024 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM EDT | Westin TwentyTwo | 22nd Floor, 11 Colonel By Drive | Ottawa, Ontario | K1N 9H4



0815 Registration Opens 

0850 Opening Remarks

0900-0955 Investing in Defence Infrastructure Across Canada and in the North

  • Kevin Horgan, Vice President, Service Delivery, Defence Construction Canada
  • MGen Martin Gros-Jean, Chief of Staff, ADM (Infrastructure and Environment), DND
  • David Thompson, Director General, Portfolio Requirements, Department of National Defence
  • Moderator: Dr. David Perry, President and CEO, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

1000-1030 The Importance of Real Property Investment to DND and Our North, Strong and Free

  • Natasha Kim, Associate Deputy Minister, Department of National Defence

1030-1100 Break – brought to you by Rio Tinto

1100-1155 Implementing Defence Real Property Projects

  • Geneviève Lehoux, DNMIPD, Department of National Defence
  • Tracy Fleck, DG Indigenous Affairs, Department of National Defence
  • Col Dan Constable, Director Fighter Capability Requirements, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Greg Witol, Policy Advisor to the Commander, Canadian Joint Operations Command
  • Moderator: BGen (ret’d) Dan McIsaac, CFN Consultants

1200-1300 Lunch

1300-1330 Defence Real Property Investments: A NORAD Requirement

  • MGen Constance Jenkins, US Air Force

1335 – 1425 The complexities of building in the high arctic

  • Capt (N) ret’d David Hudock, National Director, Defence and Federal Government Relations, PCL Construction
  • Leah Carson, Partner, Deal Advisory, Global Infrastructure Advisory, KPMG LLP
  • Josh Armstrong, Architect, Stantec
  • Brandon Morris, Principal, Practice Lead – Buildings, Northern Canada, Stantec
  • Moderator: Dan Doran, KPMG

1430 – 1520 Delivering an Ambitious Defence Infrastructure Plan Amidst a Canadian Infrastructure Deficit and Housing Crunch

  • Christopher Lane, Senior Vice President, EllisDon
  • Jason Robbins, President, Royal Architect Institute of Canada
  • Louis-Philippe Champagne, Associate Vice President of Public Affairs and Industry Practices, Canadian Construction Association
  • Moderator: Inez Neville, Executive Director, NORAD Modernization Infrastructure Program Management Office, DND

1520 – 1550 Break – brought to you by PCL Constructions

1550-1640 Greening the Defence Real Property Portfolio

  • Saleem Sattar, Director General, Environment and Sustainable Management, DND
  • Lou Riccoboni, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories & Partner, Prospectus and Associates
  • Sonia Powell, Real estate executive
  • Moderator: Scott Stevenson, Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute

1645-1715 Keynote - Rob Chambers

1715 Reception – brought to you by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories


This event was made possible thanks to the Department of National Defence’s MINDS Program, CGAI’s strategic sponsors Lockheed Martin Canada, General Dynamics, Hanwha Defence and Ocean, Cenovus, conference silver sponsor Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Bronze sponsors PCL Construction and Rio Tinto, Lanyard Sponsor Black Diamond Group, and Supporter AECOM.

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  • Bill Adams
    commented 2024-06-08 14:45:00 -0400
    Will the proceedings be available online?

    I am not able to attend on June 13th, but our company is working in this area.

    See our website.


    Dr Bill Adams
  • Cgai Staff
    published this page in Ottawa Events 2024-06-03 15:15:07 -0400

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