October 31 - November 1, 2017  
Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Featured Speakers

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Rear Admiral Craig A. Baines, MSC, CD


Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic

Rear Admiral Craig Baines began his career in the navy as a Maritime Surface Officer in 1987. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts from University of Manitoba, a Master of Defense Studies, and a Master of Public Administration. … Learn More


Michael D. Emerson

Director, Marine Transportation Systems and Senior Arctic Advisor

U.S. Coast Guard

Mike Emerson is the Director for Marine Transportation Systems at Coast Guard Headquarters.  He manages a broad portfolio of marine navigation, waterway, and bridge programs, and is also responsible for a wide variety of Polar and Arctic safety and… Learn More


Lieutenant-General Michael J. Hood, CMM, CD


Royal Canadian Air Force

Lieutenant-General Michael Hood began his military career in the Infantry as a Guardsman with the Canadian Grenadier Guards before enrolling in the Regular Force and receiving his Air Combat Systems Officer Wings in 1988. Most of his subsequent flying career was… Learn More


Andy Smith

Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding

Canadian Coast Guard

Mr. Andy Smith was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding in August 2017. His previous position was in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) where he was Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Real Property. In this capacity, he provided… Learn More



Rear Admiral Nils Wang

Commandant, Royal Danish Defence College

Rear Admiral Nils Wang is one of Denmark’s leading analysts on issues related to Arctic security and the relationship between Denmark and Greenland. Before he became Commandant of the Danish Defence College he was Head of the Royal Danish Navy for… Learn More

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