What is the CAF Leadership Update Series?

A brand new concept of interactive virtual sessions coordinated with Leadership from the Canadian Armed Forces and DND, to provide CADSI Members with exclusive updates on defence spending and priorities.

The information conveyed in this online event will be critical to business development and operational planning.

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What is the CAF Leadership Update Series?

A brand new concept of interactive virtual sessions coordinated with Leadership from the Canadian Armed Forces and DND, to provide CADSI Members with exclusive updates on defence spending and priorities.

The information conveyed in this online event will be critical to business development and operational planning.

Why participate in the CAF Leadership Update Series?

By participating in this event, you will gain access to an exclusive members-only event to hear directly from your CAF and DND Leadership, and engage in a new interactive way. Use the information provided in this series to successfully align or adjust your business strategy.

Learning

Get the latest intel on a selection of highly targeted topics such as updates on defence spending and priorities.

Get access to subject matter experts

From leaders of the Air Force, Army and Navy to senior level DND executives, the full spectrum of expertise will be there to update you on what you need to know.

Maximize your business development strategy

Place your business in line for success, capitalize on new opportunities and plan your next move.

Get the answers you need

CADSI's interactive event will allow for post-session Q&A with panelists and networking opportunities with industry colleagues.

How does the CAF Leadership Update Series work?

Each session will be approximately 1 to 1.5 hours in length. Enjoy these updates from the comfort of wherever you are working these days!

Register

Register and pay through your myCADSI portal and choose from the full conference pass. Closer to the event date(s) you will be sent further information on how to access this event online. If you wish to register multiple people from your organization, or to register on behalf of someone else in your organization, kindly contact Christina Amos at 613-235-5337 ext. 25

Save the Dates! September 28, 29 and October 5, 6

* Due to an embargo on all public speaking engagements in the days leading up to and following the September 23 Throne Speech, two of the original sessions have been rescheduled to September 28 + 29, 2020.

Schedule these sessions in your calendar now! Each update will begin at 1:00pm ET and will run for approximately 1.5 hours. Begin thinking about the questions you want answers to!

Log-in and Watch Your Virtual Session.

From wherever you are, get access to your exclusive CAF Leadership Update Series.

Connect and Grow

Take advantage of the Q&A forum to ask your questions, and benefit afterwards by accessing the presentations when you need them!

Professional Development Sessions

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Monday, September 28th
Tuesday, September 29th
Monday, September 28th
Session One

Royal Canadian Air Force Leadership Update

SPONSOR TBC
Director General Air and Space Force Development for Royal Canadian Air Force- Brigadier General Colin Keiver

Director General Air and Space Force Development for Royal Canadian Air Force, Brigadier General Colin Keiver will inform us with an overview of the RCAF future direction and priorities. Mr. Rich Foster, Vice-President of L3Harris Technologies Canada and Chair of the RCAF Leadership Update Series will host the session today. Tune in on September 28 at 1:00pm ET and take part in the live Q&A session. Your queries can be submitted in the Q&A function of the event platform.

Session Two

The Royal Canadian Navy Leadership Update

SPONSOR TBC
Commodore Christopher Robinson, Director General, Naval Force Development, RCN

The Director General Naval Force Development Commodore Chris Robinson will provide an overview of RCN programs and priorities, and how the team is working through COVID to define and develop emerging programs and technologies. Mme Louise Mercier, Senior Vice President, Rubicon Strategy is the Chair of Navy Leadership Update Series and today’s host. We hope to see you on September 28. Take part in the live Q&A following the presentation - your questions can be submitted in the Q&A function of the event platform.

Tuesday, September 29th
Session One

The Canadian Army Leadership Update

SPONSOR TBC
Commander of the Canadian Army- Lieutenant General Wayne Eyre, CMM, MSC, CD

The Commander of the Canadian Army, Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre will outline to our industry the challenges facing the Canadian Army now and into the future, and how he is positioning the force to meet those encounters. Mr. Steve Noonan, Sr. Partner with CFN Consultants and Chair of the Army Leadership Update will moderate the conversation. We hope to see you on September 29 at 1:00pm ET. Take part in the live Q&A following the presentation - your questions can be submitted in the Q&A function of the event platform.

Session Two

An Update from ADM (Mat) Mr. Troy Crosby and DGICFD BGen Patrice Sabourin

SPONSOR TBC
Assistant Deputy Minister (Material)- Troy Crosby and DGICFD BGen Patrice Sabourin

DESCRIPTION COMING SOON!

Monday, October 5th
Tuesday, October 6th
Monday, October 5th

A Discussion with Deputy Ministers Jody Thomas and Bill Matthews

SPONSOR TBC
Deputy Minister of National Defence - Ms. Jody Thomas - Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada- Mr. Bill Matthews

Mike Day returns to host an engaging discussion with Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister of National Defence, and Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada. Day covers three themes on the mind of industry. The deputies set out how their departments have managed DND's capital program in a time of heightened uncertainty and unprecedented fiscal challenges brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic. This includes a discussion on if and how the ITB policy could be leveraged differently to make Canada more resilient. The Deputies share how their departments are shifting gears from crisis to recovery and how defence procurements can contribute to Canada’s economic recovery. There is a timely update on Defence Procurement Canada, a concept found in the mandate letters of Ministers involved in defence procurements. It is another can’t miss Deputies Panel. We hope to see you on October 5 at 1:00pm ET – you may submit your questions for the live Q&A session within the event platform.

Tuesday, October 6th

CAF Joint Force Development Panel

SPONSOR TBC
INVITED SPEAKERS TO BE CONFIRMED SOON

The Force Development leadership including Joint Capability, Army, Navy, Air Force, Intelligence and Space will provide an overview of how the Canadian Armed Forces is working together to deliver on joint programs. LGen (Ret’d) Mike Day, former Commander CANSOFCOM and a former Chief of Force Development will be the moderator. We hope to see you on October 6 at 1:00pm ET – you may submit your questions for the live Q&A session within the event platform.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Without the contributions of our sponsors, this virtual event would not be possible.

Sponsorship Prospectus

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Pricing

Full Conference Pass

$399 +HST

per person

Full Conference Pass

$399 +HST

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