Annual conference 2019 : The north and its logistics

June 5 and 6, 2019 at the Centre de congrès, Rouyn-Noranda

Over 230 people took part in the Secretariat`s 15th conference entitled The North and its Logistics organized by the Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance in collaboration with the City of Rouyn-Noranda and the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government. Discussions centered on the potential and the challenges of the logistic activities of the regional, interregional, and interprovincial economy. 

During the Conference, a number of business people from the Cree, Algonquin and Inuit communities in neighbouring regions participated in various discussion panels on climate change, logistics in the mining industry, chain supply and economic development. The Honorary Co-chairs of the Conference were the Mayor of Rouyn-Noranda, Mrs. Diane Dallaire and the President of the Secretariat, Drs. Ted Moses.

Final Report – 2019 Conference 

Speaker Presentations : 

June 5, 2019

Jocelyn Douhéret, Director, Business Office, Société du Plan Nord
Anick Guimond, Coordinator – Climate Change Adaptation, Ministère des Transports du Québec
Tim Keane, Senior Manager, Arctic Operations and Projects, Fednav Limited
Jean Nouvellet, Director of Infrastructures, Société de Développement de la Baie-James
Isaac Voyageur, Director of Environment and Remedial Works Department, Cree Nation Government
Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Nation Government
Youcef Larbi, Chief Geologist & Director General, Cree Mineral Exploration Board
Dominique Doucet, President and CEO, Ressources Sirios
Peter Rose, Senior Business Development Officer, Makivik Corporation
Guy Labrie-Morin, Lawyer and accredited mediator
Michel Gilbert, President and CEO, SOQUEM
Philippe Lemire, Director General of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Ministère des Transports
Cultural evening: Pikogan traditional dancers


June 6, 2019

Mario Albert, Senior Director - Strategic Procurement, Hydro-Québec
Matthew Happyjack, President and CEO, Air Creebec
Marie-Hélène Duval, Co-owner and General Manager and Valérie Brassard, Sales and business relationship representative on Eeyou Istchee James Bay territory, Rona Caron
Allan Jolly, Chief, MoCreebec Eeyoud
Francis Charrette, Scientific Lead, Fiber Supply Group, FPInnovations
Martin Vachon, Regional Development and Sustainable Development Advisor, Société du Plan Nord
Derrick Neeposh, President, Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company Inc. (CREECO)
Luc Blanchette, Director of Economic Development, Ville de Rouyn-Noranda
Daniel Cliche, Director of Economic Development, Ville de Matagami
Jerome Lavoie, Supply Chain Sales, Eastern Quebec, CN
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