Ambassador to Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro – Will be presenting Opening Remarks at the Annual Forum
Giles Norman (BA Hons, Lancaster University, 1990; LLB, Queen’s University, 1996) joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1999 after being called to the Bar of the Law Society of Ontario in 1998. His overseas assignments include political officer in Ankara (2001 to 2004), political and trade counsellor in Colombo (2007 to 2009) and first-ever director of the Canadian International Centre for the Arctic Region in Oslo (2009 to 2012), where he also served as chargé d’affaires for 9 months. After Oslo, he was posted to New York City until 2016 as the counsellor (legal, human rights, humanitarian) and legal counsel at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations. At Headquarters, he has held a series of posts in the Legal Bureau and was deputy director of the Maghreb and Persian Gulf Division (2004 to 2007). Most recently, he was executive director of the Defence and Security Relations Division.
Deputy Chief Economist & Director,
Research & Analysis Department, Export Development Canada
Stuart Bergman is the Deputy Chief Economist and Director of Export Development Canada’s (EDC) Research & Analysis Department.
Mr. Bergman joined EDC in 2003, and has held various leadership positions, including Director of EDC’s Economic and Political Intelligence Centre, Director of Corporate Strategy and Vice President, ESG. Between 2011 and 2016, he served as EDC’s Deputy Chief Economist, representing EDC as a featured speaker at international conferences and policy fora, and regularly appearing on television, radio and in print media.
In his current role, Mr. Bergman oversees EDC’s global markets research, advising senior management and the Board of Directors on portfolio risk management, corporate planning and business development priorities. He also contributes to EDC’s economic analysis and forecasting and country risk assessment.
Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Bergman worked for Zurich Emerging Markets Solutions and the Foreign Policy Institute, in Washington, DC. He completed his graduate studies in International Economics and International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He currently resides in Ottawa, with his wife and three children.
VP Future & Chief Innovation Officer,
Teck Resources Limited Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kalev Ruberg has played an influential role at Teck since 2006, when he joined the organization as the Chief Information Officer and VP. His responsibilities included the overall digital systems, services and projects for this global mining company. His most recent promotion to the VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer, sees him defining the future of mining at Teck. And in addition, in 2020, Kalev was also appointed adjunct Professor at the Keevil School of Mining Engineering at UBC. He serves on advisory Board of the National Research Council’s Energy, Mines and Environment Division and on the board of UBC’s Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining. As incoming chair of the Global Mining Guidelines group he brings vision and leadership to this international mining technology organization.
Kalev has been active in the information systems arena for over 45 years. As a BSc and Masters graduate from MIT, he studied at the Architecture Machine Lab (now the Media Lab) before carrying out digital simulation research at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in Washington DC, University of California Berkeley Labs, and then at Georgia Tech, as an assistant professor.
In 1982 he joined Canada’s National Research Council in Ottawa, as a Senior Research Scientist where he developed a number of machine learning algorithms in the artificial intelligence field. Joining IBM Global Services, he designed and deployed large machine learning, AI and advanced control systems for IBM Manufacturing and clients worldwide.
Building on his experience, in 1997, Kalev was appointed the CIO and Deputy Minister to the Finance Minister, at the Government of Manitoba, where he was responsible for the government’s Information Services. Subsequently, he led development at a B2B e-commerce company, and then became a VP at TELUS, where he was responsible for Application Development, Business Development, and development of the IT strategy and offerings for TELUS’ Healthcare vertical.
Before moving to Teck, Kalev was the CIO and Executive General Manager for Information Services at Placer Dome, formerly the largest gold mining enterprise in the world here he led the restructuring of technology services worldwide.
Kalev has published more than 30 papers in proceedings and journals. In 2018, he was named to CIM Magazine’s 2018 Names to Know.
Global Head of Customer Sustainability/ESG at Rockwell Automation
Andrea is the Global Head of Customer Sustainability/ESG at Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest industrial automation company, with responsibility for advancing innovation in sustainability for Rockwell’s customers, which include Fortune 100 companies in energy and manufacturing, representing millions of employees and hundreds of billions of dollars in annual revenues.
Across her 18 years’ experience in leading technology innovation, in a career spanning Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Andrea has held multiple senior executive roles focused on applying advanced technologies to solve the sustainability challenge. She has served as co-founder and entrepreneur in smart grid consulting, global lead in the world’s largest engineering services firm in the energy sector, and senior director at a major utility.
As well as her Fulbright Doctorate on sustainable energy systems, Andrea holds a B.A. and M.Sci. in Engineering from Madrid Polytechnic, and certification in Digital Business Strategy from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Vice President, Ontario, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Mr. Leite is Vice President, Ontario. Prior to this role, he was Vice President, Technical Services for Kirkland Lake Gold (2021 – 2022). He has held senior leadership roles with Detour Lake Gold and Vale Base Metals in Canada, Australia and New Caledonia and began his career in Brazil working in the iron ore and mine technology industries.
Head of Strategic Studies Canada, Newcrest
Eric brings more than 25 years of engineering, operational and project experience, including 12 years in Management and other Executive roles for Newcrest, Newgold, Rio Tinto and China Molybdenum Co. (CMOC). Eric was a Director of Serengeti Resources through the successful merger with Sun Metals and launch of NorthWest Copper in 2021. Eric has spent ten years building, operating and overseeing block cave mines including New Afton in Kamloops BC, and Northparkes Mines in Australia. Eric graduated from Queen’s University in 1995 with a degree in Mining Mechanical Engineering and started with Placer Dome in Timmins, Ontario. Over his career Eric has worked across Canada, Australia and the United States. He is currently working for Newcrest as the Head of Projects in Canada, focused on their newest project, the Red Chris Mine. Previous roles included Vice-President Projects and Innovation for Titan Mining, Director Underground Mining for Newgold, Mining Manager for Rio Tinto at Northparkes Mines, and superintendent of the Projects and Technical Teams building the New Afton Mine in Kamloops BC. Eric is a strategic thinker and champion of practical innovation and brings a deep understanding of the business of mining in Canada and abroad.
Senior Vice President , Engineering & Project Evaluations – B2Gold
Dennis Stansbury has served as our Senior Vice President of Engineering and Project Evaluations (and prior to that our Senior Vice President of Development and Production) since March 2007. Mr. Stansbury is a mining engineer with over 40 years of engineering, construction, production and management experience at surface and underground mines in fifteen different countries. After working for a number of gold mining companies in South America and the United States, he joined Bema Gold as Vice President South America in 1994 and was appointed Vice President of Development and Production in 1996. Mr. Stansbury has a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.
Enhance your exposure with our Table Display Option (Limited Spaces) – All our Networking breaks are in a designated room where your company will display prominently to engage in conversation and information to develop more contacts.
The following conditions, as well as any rules and regulations laid down by the “Show Organizers” of The 2022 MSTA CANADA Annual Forum, are part of the Participation Agreement made through the signing of this “Standard Application and Contract Form”, as though fully incorporated therein, and each participant, hereinafter referred to as “Exhibitor”, is bound by each and every one thereof.
MSTA CANADA, hereinafter referred to as “Management”, undertakes within the framework of the offer submitted to carry out the project described in The Show’s Canada Pavilion sales package, on the condition that the requisite number of exhibitors apply.
1. Space Assignments: Management and the show organizers have the sole authority to assign, reassign and allocate exhibit space. Management reserves the right to accept or refuse applications for any reason and confirmation of participation is made solely by Management. No assignment will be official until a completed application and the proper payment has been received and accepted by Management. The location and layout of Canada Pavilion are subject to change at the sole discretion of Management and the Show Organizers. Space numbers printed in the Pavilion floor plan are for Pavilion reference use only. Official booth numbers will subsequently be assigned to each exhibitor at a later date.
2. Two-Storey Stands: The Construction of two-storey stands may be permitted within the halls subject to certain height restrictions; which are subject to the Show Organizers agreement. Construction of the two-storey section of the stand should be carried out in accordance with applicable building regulations. The upper level of the stand will be subject to a charge for the area utilized including the means of access at 50% of the self-build stand rate.
3. Exhibitor’s insurance: Exhibitors must obtain insurance protection for all third party risks and to ensure that Management, the Show Organizer, their Related Bodies Corporate and their respective Personnel are named as insured’s in the insurance policy covering the Exhibitor’s participation in The Show. The minimum insurance protection which Exhibitors are required to obtain or provide in respect of their participation in The Show is the higher of: a) the existing third party insurance of the Exhibitor, or b) an amount not less than one million Canadian dollars ($1,000,000) for any one accident or occurrence.
Exhibitor agrees to provide their own property and liability insurance, to make payments for exhibit space and additional expenses as scheduled and not to reassign, grant or license the use of Exhibitor’s space without written consent from Management. Exhibitor agrees to keep a fully equipped, staffed stand at opening hours throughout The Show. Should an Exhibitor’s stand be left unattended, Management may make provisions to equip and staff the stand at the Exhibitor’s expense. Exhibitor also agrees to take responsibility for all costs for shipping, duties, and handling of all its goods and materials, and the removal of said material from the exhibition site after the event. Management has the right to have any material left by an exhibitor removed after the close of The Show at the Exhibitor’s expense.
4. Sharing of Stand: The Exhibitor agrees not to share or sublease the contracted space or stands without express, written consent of Management. In cases where Exhibitor has co-exhibitors within its exhibit, the primary Exhibitor will be responsible for all payments.
5. Liability: The Exhibitor, their contractors, and their respective personnel and delegates participate in The Show at their own risk. The Exhibitor agrees that the Management will not be liable to the Exhibitor for any claims, losses, suits, damages, judgments, expenses, costs or charges of any kind made or brought against the Exhibitor resulting from its occupancy of the space contracted herein for by reason of personal injuries, death, property damages or any other cause sustained by any persons or others. This will include, but not limited to, loss or damage to displays or goods belonging to the Exhibitor and respective personnel whether resulting from fire, storms, acts of God, air conditioning or heating failure, theft, pilferage, mysterious disappearance, bomb threats or other causes. The Exhibitor agrees that Management shall not be responsible in the event of any errors or omissions in the listings in the exhibition official directory and in any promotional material. The Exhibitor also agrees that Management will not be liable to the Exhibitor for any claims against the Exhibitor or for any damages, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and amounts paid in settlement, incurred by the Exhibitor in connection with such claims against the Exhibitor arising out of the acts or negligence of Exhibitor, his agents, respective personnel and delegates.
6. Exhibitor Cancellation or Space Reduction: Because Management bases its irrevocable space and rental commitment of the Exhibitor’s participation commitment, by signing the Stand Application and Contract Form, the Exhibitor is committed to paying 100% of the Total Participation Fee to Management regardless of written notice from Exhibitor to cancel participation. If a formal cancellation is made, the following guidelines will apply:
(a) Written notification of the intention to cancel received by Management will result in a refund of 80% of the Contract Price but ONLY if the booth space can be resold. Management will endeavour to resell the booth space behalf of the Exhibitor.
(b) The cancellation fees are considered to be liquidated damages for the injuries Management will suffer as a result of Exhibitor’s cancellation. The Exhibitor acknowledges that damages for breach of this contract are difficult to ascertain at the time of this contract’s formation and moreover, the Exhibitor also acknowledges that its withdrawal or reduction from its reserved space at a time when other entities would be interested in occupying it will cause Management to sustain damages. In such situations the Management’s damages will be significant, but not precisely calculable. This provision for liquidated and agreed upon damages is not a penalty and therefore the provision for liquidated damages is valid. Any cancellation subsequent to Management’s receipt of this signed Contract will entail a cancellation fee.
7. Show Cancellation: In the event of cancellation of The Show or any part thereof for any reason whatsoever, Management shall not be under any liability whatsoever for any expenditure, loss or liability, incurred by Exhibitors, and Management shall be entitled to retain all sums paid by Exhibitors or such part thereof as the Management, in its absolute discretion, considers necessary to cover Managements expenses incurred with The Show. The amount (if any) of any sums not retained by Management as necessary to cover Management’s expenses will be refunded to Exhibitors.
8. Force Majeure: In the event of fire, war, inclement weather, public calamity, force majeure or other reasons beyond Management’s control preventing all that is indispensable to the staging of the Canada Pavilion, Management may decide at any time to cancel all applications for Exhibit Space already filed while notifying the Exhibitors of this decision in writing. Whatever the reasons of such cancellation, the Exhibitors are not entitled to any compensation or indemnity. Funds remaining after payment of all cost will be distributed among Exhibitors proportionately to the amounts paid by them. It is herein expressly agreed that Exhibitors shall have no rights of preferring claims against Management on any ground or for any reasons whatsoever.
9. Intellectual Property: Exhibitor affirms that, to the best of its knowledge, it has the legal authority for its use of any intellectual property associated with any product or promotional material that it will display, offer, or otherwise use in its exhibit at the trade show/event and that it will not knowingly infringe the intellectual property rights of another party.
Includes wall construction in wood paneling, fascia with company name in standard lettering, grey carpet, one bar stool, 1 lockable counter, lighting, and electricity. Printing and mounting of full back wall graphics, pre-show country briefing, B2B program, Networking events, and access to the Canada Cafe.