Conférence – 2017

Thank you for attending the 2017 conference

of the Canadian Ferry Association

Charting the way forward: The actors and technology of the future of ferries

Click here to see the list of participants.

The 2o18 CFA Conference and Trade Show online registration is now open, click here for more details.  Join us in Whistler, British Columbia from September 30 to October 2, 2018. The theme of the Conference is Force and Resilience: the impact of Canada’s ferries on Aboriginal and remote communities.

A link to Conference presentations will be added below as permissions come in.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Panel: Workforce and Training Strategies
Kyle Ereaux, Marine Lawyer, Metcalf & Company
Buki Hough, Campus Director, Western Maritime Institute
Morgan Mooney, Captain/Social Media Director, Fire Island Ferries

Technical Session #1 – ABS – Mark Corsetti, Director, Specialty Vessels,

Presentation – Environment and Climate Change Canada 
Chris Feetham, Senior Compliance Promotion Officer

Mark Collins, President and CEO, BC Ferry Services Inc., Vision for BC Ferries – The Next Five Years

Technical Session: #2 – Damen Shipyards – Toine Cleophas, R&D Department

Presentation It’s all About Talent – Practical Steps to Truly Create and Foster a Diverse Workforce
Anna Marenick, Manager, Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte

Panel: CFA Owner/Operator Member 

Callum Campbell, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (not available)
James Dann, City of Toronto
Stuart Jones, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
John Majchrowicz, Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrasctructure
Captain Jamie Marshall, BC Ferries
Steven Roth, Seaspan Ferries
Susan Schrempf, Owen Sound Transportation Company

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Presentation from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
Sarah Watts-Rynard, Executive Director

Technical Session #3 – Wärtsilä – John Hatley, Vice President, Americas Marine Solutions

Panel: New and Innovative Technology for Ferries 
Jason Chesko, Senior Manager, Methanex Corporation
Rick Jeffress, Director of Business Development, Fike Corporation
Anthony Teo, Technology & LNG Business Development Manager, DNV GL

Presentation from Interferry Mike Corrigan, President and CEO

Transport Canada Update
Jane Weldon, Director General, Marine Safety and Security, Transport Canada

Technical Session #4Siemens – Luke R. Briant, Global Account Manager, Marine Technology

Panel: Cost or Energy Saving Approaches
Sylvain Robitaille, Regional Manager, Schottel Inc.
JB Turner, Director, Arcadia Alliance
John Waterhouse, Principal, Elliott Bay Design Group