5th Annual Industry Conference

5th Annual Industry Conference

Event Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 4:30pm

Event Details

Event Description: 

5th Annual Industry Conference

Date: February 19 to 20, 2019 

Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Location: Yukon Convention Centre I 4051 4th Avenue Whitehorse, Y1A 1H1 

Cost: $125  I  Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available at the door.

Cancellation policy: In the event that you need to cancel your registration, you can receive a full refund prior to February 12, 2019. No refund after this date.


Contact: Meaghan Griffin

(867) 667-3059 


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”. We’re proud to have worked with our partners, Yukon’s business associations to put together an agenda that showcases Yukon’s collaborative successes, and highlights what we can achieve if we continue to work well together.


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Conference Agenda

February 19, 2019

8:45am: Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:00am: Is Your Perception My Reality: Understanding Unconscious Bias - Lisa M. Mattam, The Mattam Group

10:20am: Panel: Benefits of Value Driven Procurement - Laura Prentice, Government of Yukon, Paul Murchison, Government of Yukon, Steven Bartsch, ACEC Shanna Epp, Government of Yukon


(Breakout 1) Trade Agreements - Shay Kokiw, Government of Yukon & Kevin Hannam, Government of Yukon

(Breakout 2) Protecting the Integrity of the Procurement Process - Maureen Sullivan, NECI

12:00pm: Lunch

1:15pm: (Keynote) Sustainability in Purchasing & Business – Clare Hobby, TCO Development 


(Breakout 1) Deep Dive on Social Responsibility in Purchasing – Clare Hobby, TCO Development              

(Breakout 2) What's new in the Marketplace? 


(Breakout 1) Integrated Project Delivery - Jon Gulayets, Architecture Interior Design Ltd. & Ken Jaeger, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

(Breakout 2) Ripped from the Headlines: Recent Bureau Enforcement Activity - Terence Stechysin, Competition Bureau

February 20, 2019

9:00am: Reconciliation and Business - Tosh Southwick, Vice President, Indigenous Engagement & Reconciliation, Yukon College


(Breakout 1) Panel: Land development in Yukon - Pat Ross, City of Whitehorse, Laura Prentice, Government of Yukon, Marlene Jennings, Kwanlin Dün First Nation, Roy Neilson, Government of Yukon, Colin McDowell, Government of Yukon

(Breakout 2) Impact of Procurement on Yukon’s Economy - Bishnu Saha, Yukon Bureau of Statistics

11:15am: Yukon Women in Trades and Technology - Brenda Barnes, Yukon Women in Trades and Technology, Kirsten Hogan, Aperture Consulting, Alison Anderson, P.Eng., Chair of Engineers Yukon 30 by 30

12:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Panel: Cannabis in the Workplace & Effects on Contracting – Andrew Robulack, Government of Yukon, Jeremy Jones, Triple J's Canna Space

2:00pm: Regional Economic Development - John Johnstone, Public Services and Procurement Canada

2:55pm: Procurement Achievements – Shanna Epp, Government of Yukon, Catherine Harwood, Government of Yukon, Mike Pemberton, Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce