Please join McInnes Cooper and Lex Mundi on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the McInnes Cooper Halifax office as we bring together North American thought leaders in offshore energy and ocean science for a dive into the legal implications of the evolving use of our oceans’ resources. In four intimate discussions, featured speakers will share their experiences and perspectives as our ability to access the oceans’ rich resources swells in the wake of scientific and technological innovation. We also invite you to join us on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:30 -7 p.m at McInnes Cooper’s Halifax office for cocktails.
Please RSVP soon; space is limited.
We are pleased to provide our guests with preferred pricing at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, situated near our office. Please call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 943-6760 on or before Thursday, September 22, 2016, to make reservations and identify yourself as part of the McInnes Cooper Guestroom Block.
8:30 a.m. Light Breakfast and registration
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:30 – 11:15 a.m. Ebb & Flow: Offshore Renewable Energy Panel The ocean is a critical component of global efforts to shift to renewable energy. Join this conversation about key legal and regulatory issues facing offshore wind and tidal projects, from early development through construction and completion. John Roberts of McInnes Cooper (Nova Scotia) will lead this conversation, featuring offshore wind and tidal energy lawyers Paul Belval of Day Pitney LLP (New Jersey) and Michael Simms of McInnes Cooper (Nova Scotia), Dr. Sue Molloy of Glas Ocean and Paul Laberge, Executive Vice President Legal, Regulatory and Public Affairs at Emera Energy.
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Deepwater Thinking: Subsea Power Cables Panel The ocean doesn’t just produce power: it links the producers to the consumers of electrical power. This conversation will focus on the myriad of unique and challenging legal and regulatory issues around moving energy via subsea power cables. This discussion, led by Daniel Watt, McInnes Cooper (Nova Scotia), will include a legal perspective from Matthew Clarke of McInnes Cooper (Nova Scotia) and an industry perspective from Ken Meade, Senior Director Risk & Contingency/Assistant Project Manager with Emera Newfoundland & Labrador.
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Aquaculture Keynote Speaker Visionary aquaculture trailblazer and fund manager Robert Orr, CEO and Managing Director, Cuna del Mar, introduced by Permjot Valia, CEO & Founder of MentorCamp, will share his thoughts on the development of modern aquaculture – and what the next generation will look like.
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. New Directions in Fisheries: Fish Harvesting Panel In this conversation, lawyers and industry members will explore recent developments in fish harvesting, processing and aquaculture practices and regulation. Led by Colleen Keyes, McInnes Cooper (Nova Scotia), this conversation will be about legal perspectives on aquaculture regulation in the U.S. from Mary Costigan of Bernstein Shur (Maine) and Canada from Christopher Borden of McInnes Cooper (New Brunswick), innovation and sustainability in the wild seafood industry from Ian D. Smith, CEO of Clearwater Seafood Inc., and featuring an update on the impact of China’s new food safety law on seafood exports to China by Alex Yong Hao of Jun He LLP (China).
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Open Water: Ocean Technologies Panel Tapping into the oceans’ resources requires innovative thinking, vision, and a willingness to take risks. Join this conversation about ocean technology and commercialization of research, led by start-up lawyer Robert Cowan of McInnes Cooper (Nova Scotia) and including the perspectives of Dr. Wayne St-Amour, Ph.D., Executive Director Strategic Initiatives, Nova Scotia Community College, Stephen Jones, CEO, 4Deep inwater imaging and Peter MacAskill, Chief Operating Officer at Nova Scotia Business Inc.
3:30 p.m. Closing