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Wednesday, November 19
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Registration - Ballroom Foyer, Third Floor, Hyatt at Olive 8
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
P3 Lessons from Canada - Ballroom DE, Hyatt at Olive 8
The Consulate General of Canada in Seattle is hosting an informative seminar on Public Private
Partnerships (P3s). The seminar will provide a contextual framework for the successful development
and implementation of P3 projects. Topics include:
Structure of P3s
Models/Financing Opening, featuring Christopher Baisley, Deloitte LLP, Vancouver, BC; and Marv
Hounjet, Plenary Group, Vancouver, BC.
Regional Perspectives, featuring Neill McQuay, Government of Alberta; and Rep. Tobias Read,
Oregon State Legislature
Moderator: Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Academy
Canadian Success Stories featuring, Terry Burgis, VP of Development P3 Projects; Peter Kiewit
Infrastructure Co.; Amanda Farrell, President & CEO, Partnerships BC-INVITED; and Fred
Cummings, VP Engineering & Infrastructure Management, Translink
Canada/U.S. – Working Together featuring Jonathan Trutt, West Coast Exchange.
Keynote Luncheon Address featuring Mayor Diane Watts, Surrey, BC - “Moving People - Moving
Closing remarks provided by Cheryl Schell, Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada Seattle.
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coffee break hosted
by Devon Canada
Lunch in Session
Disaster Resilience for Legislators (Pre-registration required) - Azure Room, Hyatt at Olive 8
Hosted by Microsoft
Discuss and explore roles and opportunities of legislators before, during and after disaster events,
explore the limits of current policy and strategy in disaster scenarios as well as explore ideas for
future legislation and advance understanding of what functions you can play in the post disaster,
recovery phase.
Featuring Glen Woodbury, Director, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Building a Biotech Cluster Policy Tour and Panel Discussion (Pre-registration required) - Panel
discussion open to all delegates at 3:30pm in Ballroom AB. Meet in the Ballroom Foyer at 12:30 pm.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Safeco Summit: Cooperate Regionally to Compete Globally (Pre-registration required) - Safeco Field
Summit includes a tour, presentations and reception. Meet in the Ballroom Foyer at 1:30 pm.
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hospitality Suite hosted By Idaho National Lab (INL) - Governor’s Suite, 16th Floor, Hyatt at Olive 8
Thursday, November 20
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration - Ballroom Foyer, Third Floor, Hyatt at Olive 8
7:30 am - 9:15 am
Breakfast Plenary hosted by Alaska Airlines, featuring Hon. David Ramsay, Northwest Territories, PNWER
President; Bill Bryant, Commissioner, Port of Seattle; David Giuliani, Board Chair, Washington Business
Alliance; and a keynote address by Kat Taylor, CEO, Beneficial State Bank - Ballroom CDE, Hyatt at Olive 8
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Energy and Environment
Coffee break
Ballroom DE
hosted by Fortis BC Hosted by Cenovus
[email protected] Innovation
Summit Ballroom CDE
Hosted by Alaska Airlines
Co-Chairs: Paul Manson, CEO,
Seabreeze Power; and Rep.
George Eskridge, Idaho
A gathering focused on trends,
threats, opportunities and
strategies impacting our region.
Interactive discussions will
Energy efficiency encourages
identify crucial trends, consider
affordability, jobs, competitiveness
their implications and converge
and resiliency throughout the
on strategic actions for
PNWER region. This working
transformational impact.
session will focus on developing a
Roadmap to Net Zero Construction Higher Education Disruption:
and Deep Retrofits by 2030
What must higher education do
Overview of PNWER Roadmap to
NetZero Construction and Deep
Energy Retrofits, featuring Andrew
Pape-Salmon, Associate, Senior
Specialist – Energy, RDH Building
Getting to Zero Energy initiative
featuring, Mark Frankel, New
Buildings Institute.
Roundtable discussions:
Common policy drivers across 10
PNWER jurisdictions; PNWER
vision and targets; metrics; market
and policy tools; approach needed
to achieve support
Case Study from the Seattle 2030
District, featuring Brian Geller,
Seattle 2030 District.
to adapt to tomorrow's realities?
Moderator: Jim Kastama, Jim
Kastama & Associates
Dr. Anne Condon, University of
British Columbia;
Sam Smith, WGU Washington;
David J. Hefland, Quest
University Canada; and
Kristin Smith, CEO, Code Fellows
Digital Economy: How will we
thrive in an increasingly
connected world?
Border Issues
Azure Room
Hosted by Spectra Energy
Co-chair: Dr. Don Alper, Border
Policy Research Institute
Round table discussion on
challenges and recommendations
on implementing the upcoming
global pre-clearance agreement.
This session is intended to better
understand the requirements of the
implementation of a pre-clearance
agreement from the private sector.
How can private stakeholders
provide input into the
implementation of pre-clearance?
Who should be involved in a
regional pre-clearance
implementation working group?
Update from U.S. Customs and
Border Protection featuring Branch
Chief Kellie McInnis, U.S. Customs
and Border Protection Preclearance
Roundtable Participants:
David Gudgel, Victoria Clipper;
Moderator: Sharon Wong, Cisco Alroy Chan, Rocky Mountaineer;
Greg Wirtz, Cruise Lines
International Association - North
Charlie Brock, Launch Tennessee; West & Canada;
Michael Docherty, Venture2 Inc.; Todd Banks, Kenmore Air; Ron
Kris Kutchera, Alaska Airlines;
Pate, Washington State Departand Jeff Loucks, Cisco Consulting ment of Transportation; and
Jean-Guy Brin, Director, Program &
Policy Management, Traveller
Programs Directorate, Programs
Branch, Canada Border Services
Agency (via teleconference)
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon Plenary hosted by Alaska Airlines, featuring “Disruptors and Convergers – Entrepreneur Panel”
with Brier Dudley, Tech Columnist, The Seattle Times; Scilla Andreen, CEO and Co-Founder, Indieflix; Marc
Nager, CEO, UP Global; and Stacy Flynn, Founder, Future Resource Collective. - Ballroom CDE, Hyatt at
Olive 8
Thursday, November 20, continued
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Ocean Energy and Environment Roundtable
Ballroom AB
Hosted by Port Metro Vancouver
[email protected] Innovation Summit
Ballroom CDE
Hosted by Alaska Airlines
Roundtable discussion on opportunities for
inter-jurisdictional collaboration for ocean
energy and means for promoting ocean energy
while protecting the environment.
Women in Innovation: How are women changing the
innovation paradigm?
Panel featuring:
Chris Campbell, Marine Renewables Canada;
Jason Busch, Oregon Wave Energy Trust; and
Dr. Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National
Panel featuring:
Jennifer Gilhool, Pink Streak Ink; Dr. Ann McMahon,
Pacific Science Center; and the Atlantis ROV Team,
Hannah McConnaughey, Haley McConnaughey, and
Annika Hustad
Moderated by Sen. Arnie Roblan, Oregon
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Energy Efficiency Policy Tour: Bullitt Center - Meet in the Ballroom Foyer for the 15 minute walk to the
Bullitt Center
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Coffee Break hosted by TECK - Ballroom Foyer
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Workforce Development
Ballroom AB
Hosted by Capital Power
[email protected]
Ballroom CDE
Hosted by Alaska Airlines
Middle Market Businesses are a key part of the
regional economy. Advanced Manufacturing,
Supply Chain and Construction are all impacted
by the grow of the middle markets & the
current workforce needs to be trained for
tomorrow's jobs. Speakers will discuss how
important a well trained workforce is going to
be in the region.
Manufacturing Renaissance: What role will humans
play in the next generation of manufacturing?
Panel featuring:
Greg Herlin, Cashmere Molding; Bonnie Wade,
Automobili Lamborghini Advanced Composite
Structures Laboratory; and Matt Brown, Commercial
Leader, GE Corporate
Featuring David Holbert, Northwest Trade
Closing Remarks for [email protected] Summit
Adjustment Assistance Center; Shana Peschek,
Construction Center of Excellence, Deloit Wolfe
Jr., Impact Washington; and David Roberge,
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
6:00 pm
Reception hosted by Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan - Azure
Room, Hyatt at Olive 8
9:00 pm
Hospitality Suite hosted by Nelson Mullins - Governor’s Suite, 16th Floor, Hyatt at Olive 8
Friday, November 21
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Registration - Ballroom Foyer, Third Floor, Hyatt at Olive 8
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Breakfast Plenary hosted by Cruise Lines International Association—North West & Canada featuring a
welcome from the new U.S. Consul General in Vancouver, B.C. Lynne Platt - Ballroom CDE , Hyatt at
Olive 8
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Pacific Northwest Gateway: Working Waterfront Session hosted by SSA Marine - Meet at 9:30 am in
the Ballroom Foyer to load the buses to Pier 59.
Explore the dynamics of global trade impacting the region during this working session touring Elliot Bay.
All participants will join this session focused on the importance of the regional tourism industry, impact
of changing global trade patterns, intermodal transportation linkages, the effect of the expanded
Panama Canal on West coast shipping, and backlog in rail for bulk shipments including agricultural
goods, coal and oil.
Featured speakers include Joe Ritzman, Vice President, Business Development, SSA Marine; David
Gudgel, Vice President of Business Development, Clipper Vacations; Charlie Ball, President Holland
America/Princess - Alaska & Yukon Land Operations; Linda Styrk, Seaport Managing Director, Port of
Seattle; Charlie Ball, President Holland America/Princess - Alaska & Yukon Land Operations; Rear
Admiral Richard T. Gromlich, Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard, Rep. Gael
Tarleton, Washington Legislature; Captain Jonathan Ward, President, Puget Sound Pilots; John
Lockwood, RADM, USCG (ret.), Senior Advisor, Vigor Shipyards; Captain Joe Raymond, Sector
Commander of Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound; Steve Sewell, Governor’s Maritime Industry Sector
Lead, State of Washington.
This session will take place on an Argosy Cruise charter. Bring warm clothes and your camera with you to
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Lunch in session
Developing a Regional Defense Against Zebra and Quagga Mussels Workshop - Azure Room
This working session will identify next steps for developing a perimeter strategy for partnerships to
prevent the spread of fresh water invasive mussels into the region.
Co-chairs: Mark Sytsma, Portland State University; and Phil Rockefeller, Northwest Power and
Conservation Council
Status of the region snapshot featuring Stephen Phillips, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission;
and Matthias Herborg, Ministry of Environment, British Columbia
The Near Future: Upcoming Legislation and Project featuring Stephen Phillips, PSMFC; and Kate Wilson,
Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development
Identifying Shared Regional Priorities Round Table Discussion facilitated by Gail Wallin, Invasive Species
Council of British Columbia
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Luncheon Plenary hosted by Puget Sound Energy featuring the Hon. Bob McLeod, Premier of the
Northwest Territories. Welcome to Yellowknife Legislative Leadership Academy & Economic Leadership
Forum 2015, remarks by Hon. David Ramsay - Ballroom CDE, Hyatt at Olive 8
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Plenary address from Joseph Sprague, Senior Vice President, Alaska Airlines - Ballroom AB, Hyatt at
Olive 8
Friday, November 21, continued
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Transportation and Market Access Session hosted by CN Transportation - Ballroom AB, Hyatt at Olive 8
Transportation co-chairs: Sen. Curt McKenzie, Idaho; and Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Academy; Market
Access Chair: Scott Rudderham, Senior Vice President, Operations, Canpotex Ltd
Supply chain for commodities: from source to terminal in the supply chain featuring Jim Belsheim,
President, Neptune Bulk Terminals; Tom Nelson, Director, Trading and Revenue Management, Cloud
Peak Energy; and Louise Ranger, President, North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce;
Rail Infrastructure featuring Rep. Luis Moscoso, Washington State Legislative Rail Caucus; Leslie Blakey,
Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, Washington D.C.; and Philip Romero, Professor of
Business, University of Oregon
Report from Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Truck harmonization:
Size and Weight featuring Sen. Curt McKenzie, Idaho
Legislative recap of Economic Leadership Forum events, Transportation and Market Access Policy Tours,
and a look forward to the 2015 Annual Summit in Big Sky, Montana featuring Rep. Luis Moscoso,
Washington, Rep. Gael Tarleton, Washington; and Sen. Curt McKenzie, Idaho
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hors D'Oeuvres Reception hosted by HDR - Azure Room, Hyatt at Olive 8
Open Evening
Enjoy Seattle! Dinner on your own in the Emerald City.
9:00 pm
Hospitality Suite hosted by BNSF - Governor’s Suite, 16th Floor, Hyatt and Olive 8
Saturday, November 22
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Optional Continental Breakfast hosted by CAPP - Azure Room
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting (open to all attendees) - Cyan Room
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Executive Committee Luncheon with Borders in Globalization Conference Advisory Committee
hosted by Enbridge - Azure Room
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Borders in Globalization Conference Advisory Committee (open to all attendees) - Cyan Room
Borders in Globalization (BIG) is an innovative, integrative, and sustainable network of academic partners
from Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, which is engaged with non-academic
organizations that are involved in the management of borders and borderlands in Canada and worldwide.
Border studies are global in reach, and so we ground our core partnership in Canada and associate with
key research centers worldwide. This provides support for a global policy-research agenda that serves
Canadian interests.
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm Puget Sound Energy’s Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project Policy Tour - Reception at historic Salish
Lodge is included. Meet in the Hyatt at Olive 8 Ballroom Foyer at 12:45 pm.