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October 10-11, 2013 Holiday Inn St. John’s, NL

Day 1 - October 10, 2013 8:00 8:30 - 9:20

Conference Registration

Breakfast and Keynote Speaker - Salon C & D

9:20 - 9:25

Conference Welcome

The Multi Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) Presents:

9:25 - 9:30

Hon. Tom Hedderson

Minister of Environment & Conservation

Frank Ricketts, Chair of NEIA

Overview of Conference Agenda Ted Lomond, Executive Director of NEIA

Adapting to a Changing Climate

Salon C & D

9:30 - 9:50

“Adaptation through Collaboration - A Federal Perspective”

9:50 - 10:10

“Adaptation through Preparation - Integrating Climate Change into Decision Making”

10:10 - 10:30

“Coastal Erosion Sensitivity and Consequences for Communities and Infrastructure”

10:30 - 10:50

10:50 - 11:20

Dr. Donald S. Lemmen, Acting Director of the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division Natural Resources Canada

Jackie Janes, Assistant Deputy Minister Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency & Emissions Trading Dr. Norm Catto, Editor-in-Chief, Quaternary International Department of Geography, Memorial University

BREAK & NETWORKING Adapting through Policy / Advocacy

Adapting through Growth

Salon A

Salon B

“Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Review and Update” Mike Atkinson, Director - Atlantic Region Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

11:20 - 11:50

“Business Value at Risk: Areas of Engagement with Governments on Extreme Weather and Climate Change Resilience”

Jean-Christophe Amado, Manager - Sustainability / Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Funding & Financing Opportunities Available to Businesses in Newfoundland & Labrador’s Environmental Sector” FEATURING: Julia Lee, Business Development Bank of Canada Heather Martin, Royal Bank of Canada Jeff Mercer, Dept. of Innovation, Business, & Rural Development Jason Lawlor, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

October 10-11, 2013 Holiday Inn St. John’s, NL

Day 1 - October 10, 2013 12:00 - 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker - Salon C & D Cox & Palmer Presents:

1:30 - 1:55

Rt. Hon. Joe Clark

Former Prime Minister of Canada

Industry Led Adaptation

Adapting through Market Diversification

Salon A

Salon B

“Collaboration in the Mining Industry: The ROLES Project”

“Market Diversification - Learning from the Experience of NEIA Members”

“Atlantic Seafood Processors Securing of the 1st MSC Certified Fishery in Canada”

“Opportunities in Greenland”

Kaylen Hill, Manager of Environmental Affairs & Community Relations, Altius Minerals

1:55 - 2:20

Derek Butler, Executive Director, Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Seafood Producers

2:20 - 2:40

Bill Butler, Hi-Point Industries Jim House, Dynamic Air Sheltars Jeff Howard, President Tail Winds Consulting


2:40 - 3:05

Adaptation and Your Workplace

Adapting through Learning

Salon A

Salon B

“Take Charge: New Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs”

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Environmental Assessment in NL: Experiences, Observations, and Insights from Recent Practice”

“Waste Management in the Workplace: Best Practices”

FEATURING: Steve Bonnell, Environmental Assessment Practice Leader, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure

Michelle Marley, Energy Conservation Program Specialist, Newfoundland Power

3:05 - 3:30

Ashley Burke, Business Development Officer Multi Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB)

Ivy Stone, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Assessment Div., Dept. of Environment & Conservation

3:30 - 4:30

Open Discussion of “Hot” Environmental Industry Issues & NEIA Update - Salon C & D

6:00 - 8:00

Moderated by Ted Lomond, Executive Director of NEIA

Newleef 2013 Reception at the Newman Wine Vaults with special greetings from:

Hon. Keith Hutchings

Minister of Innovation, Business, & Rural Development

Featuring local food & drinks from CRUDO Catering and the talents of Charlie Barfoot on Classical Guitar

October 10-11, 2013 Holiday Inn St. John’s, NL

Day 2 - October 11, 2013 8:30


Adapting through Cooperation

Salon A

Salon B

“From Good to Great in Sustainability Reporting”

9:00 - 9:30

David Greenall, Eastern Canada Leader - Enterprise Risk / Sustainability, Deloitte

Adaptation through Innovation

Salon A

Salon B

Neil Dawe, Owner & President Tract Consulting

“The Role our Municipalities can Play in the Development of the Environmental Sector”

10:00 - 10:30

Leroy Metcalfe, Partner, President, & CFO Sikumiut Environmental Management Ltd.

Our Changing Communities “Sustainable Urban Plan Design and the Green Economy”

9:30 - 10:00

“Helping Inuit Adapt to Climate Change”

Robert Keenan, Community Cooperation & Development Municipalities Newfoundland & Labrador

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Reducing Environmental & Operational Risk” FEATURING: Sheldon George, Cooke Aquaculture / ARIES Dan Brake, EMSAT Corporation Ron Collier, SubC Control

MODERATED BY: Mark Ploughman, Assistant Deputy Minister Dept. of Innovation, Business, & Rural Development

Research Matching

10:30 - 11:30 - Conception Bay Room A series of Rapid-Fire Presentations Your chance to see first-hand some of the exciting environmental research being done in Newfoundland & Labrador. ... and what it could mean for your business! 11:30 - 1:00


The Green Showcase

See how vast Newfoundland & Labrador’s green economy is with booths from businesses and researchers in the province’s environmental sector. Did you hear something interesting during the research rapid-fire presentations? Connect with the researchers from our Research Matching session at the showcase! 1:00

Conference Closing Remarks Frank Ricketts, Chair of NEIA

A Special Thank-You to the Newleef 2013 Partners

Newleef program  

Program for 2013 Newleef Conference