5th Annual Yukon Industry Conference

February 19 to 20, 2019
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Yukon Convention Centre 4051 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, Y1A 1H1
$125 (early bird special is $100 until January 18, 2019)


Looking to do business with the Government of Yukon? Hear from industry experts from across Canada and find out what's new in government procurement.

This year’s theme is Working Together Works. Together with Yukon business associations, we have put together an agenda that showcases Yukon’s collaborative successes and highlights what we can achieve when we continue to work together.

The early bird deadline is January 18, 2019

Register here: https://whitehorsechamber.ca/iconference/5thAnnualIndustryConference


Travel and accommodation

Hotel blocks and airfare promotion codes are available through Klondike Travel. 



February 19, 2019

8:45 a.m.: Welcome and opening prayer

9 a.m.: Is Your Perception My Reality: Understanding Unconscious Bias - Lisa M. Mattam, The Mattam Group

10:20 a.m.: Protecting the Integrity of the Procurement Process - Maureen Sullivan, NECI

11:20 a.m.:        

Breakout 1: Trade Agreements: Effects and Opportunities - Shay Kokiw and Kevin Hannam, Government of Yukon

Breakout 2: Vendor Performance Review Pilot Program - Shanon Trott, Government of Yukon

12 p.m.: Lunch

1:15 p.m.: Keynote: Working Together for a More Sustainable World - Clare Hobby, TCO Development 

2:30 p.m.:

Breakout 1: Deep Dive on Social Responsibility in Purchasing - Clare Hobby, TCO Development         

Breakout 2: Update on Lean Construction and Update on Property Management Division Capital Projects - Yukon Contractors Association Members and Shelby Workman, Government of Yukon

3:15 p.m.:

Breakout 1: IDP 101: The Basics of Integrated Project Delivery - Jon Gulayets, Architecture Interior Design Ltd. and Ken Jaeger, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

Breakout 2: Ripped from the Headlines, Again - An Update on Recent Bureau Enforcement Activity - Terence Stechysin, Competition Bureau

4:35 p.m.: Day 1 wrap-up

5 p.m.: Business After Hours

February 20, 2019

9 a.m.: Reconciliation and Business - Tosh Southwick, Vice President, Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation, Yukon College

10:15 a.m.:

Breakout 1: Panel: Current State of Land Development in Whitehorse and Emerging Opportunities - Pat Ross, City of Whitehorse; Marlene Jennings, Kwanlin Dün First Nation; Roy Neilson, Susan Antpoehler and Laura Prentice, Government of Yukon 

Breakout 2: Panel: Value vs. Price: What's the best approach for Construction Projects? - Paul Murchison and Christine Plante, Government of Yukon; Steven Bartsch, ACEC-Yukon

11:15 a.m.:

Breakout 1: Building Inclusive Workplaces - Brenda Barnes, Yukon Women in Trades and Technology; Kirsten Hogan, chair of engineers Yukon 30 by 30; Alison Anderson, P.Eng., Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology associate chair,  Yukon College

Breakout 2: Dempster Fibre Project: Overview and Procurement Opportunities - Darryl Froese and Priyank Thatte, Government of Yukon

12 p.m.: Lunch

1 p.m.:

Breakout 1: Aboriginal Opportunities in Federal Procurement - Ravinder Rakhra, Leigh Garrod and Dolores Coelho, Government of Canada

Breakout 2: Impact of Procurement on Yukon's Economy - Bishnu Saha, Yukon Bureau of Statistics

2 p.m.:

Breakout 1: Panel: Cannabis in the Workplace and Effects on Contracting – Andrew Robulack, Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board; Jeremy Jones, Triple J's Canna Space; Dwayne Rogowski, Government of Yukon

Breakout 2: Regional Economic Development - Aaron Ydenberg, Public Services and Procurement Canada

2:55 p.m.: Procurement Achievements – Shanna Epp and Catherine Harwood, Government of Yukon; Mike Pemberton, Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce; Terry Sherman, Yukon Contractors Association

3:45 p.m.: Conference wrap-up