This introductory session will set the stage for the conference through a discussion around the current economic state in Atlantic Canada and trends that set the region apart from the rest of Canada. This session will explore how innovation could support Atlantic Canada’s economic growth and will provide stories of innovation from across the Atlantic region from both a private and public sector perspective.
2019 is bringing about new challenges and uncertainties when it comes to international trade. Trade agreements that have existed for decades are being renegotiated (NAFTA, BREXIT) and new trade agreements (CETA, TPP) are opening up opportunities for Canadian businesses. The trade landscape is becoming more complex and changes to these and other policies could have cascading effects on Canadian industries. How do we manage these risks and take advantage of newly presented trade opportunities? What should Atlantic Canadians be thinking about in this turbulent environment? This panel will bring together a group of trade experts to discuss global trade issues from an Atlantic Canadian perspective. Taking place on January 24 at the Atlantic Conference on Public Administration (ACPA), the panel discussion will feature Maryscott Greenwood, Pierre Pettigrew and Colin Robertson.
Healthy people contribute to a healthy Atlantic Canadian region. A healthy region supports a healthy economy. This expert-led panel on community health will discuss policy interventions and innovations needed in our respective communities to develop a healthier future across Atlantic Canada in these changing times. Topics will include the structural social determinants of health, harm reduction, reducing health disparities and promising practices of maximizing health services during times of fiscal constraint.
Associate, Davis Pier
Analyst, Davis Pier