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11:30 a.m. Welcome

12:00 (noon) Opening remarks

12:05 p.m. Lunch

Part 1: Trends and Strategic Issues: A Changing World

1:20 p.m.
The Economic Outlook and Implications for Quebec and Maritime Trade

Craig Alexandre, Conference Board

Part 2: Growth Drivers: Infrastructures and Energy Transition

1:50 p.m.
Infrastructure Canada
Nathalie Lechasseur, Infrastructure Canada

2:20 p.m.
Financing Port Infrastructures – Lessons Learned
Richard Deslauriers, Partner, PwC

2:50 p.m.
Goods Transport’s Contribution to Québec’s Prosperity
Yves-Thomas Dorval, President and CEO, Conseil du patronat du Québec

3:20 p.m. Networking break

Part 3: Economic Development: Supporting Responsible, Sustainable Projects

3:40 p.m.
Review of Environmental Assessment Processes
Johanne Gélinas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Transition énergétique Québec

4:10 p.m.
The pitfalls of corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, and social licence
Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher, Current Affairs, Montreal Economic Institute (MEI)

4:40 p.m. Special address

Maritime Transportation and the Divergence of Globalization
Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Professor of Geography, Department of Global Studies and Geography, Hofstra University

5:10 p.m. Closing remarks and cocktail

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