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  • Day 1 Speakers

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Chad Peters, ACC Chair



  • Emerging Network Trends

    Mergers, acquisitions and partnerships 

    Ian Faris, Senior Vice President, Chamber Network Relations & Advocacy, Canadian Chamber




  • Employment Insurance, the Temporary Foreign Worker program and Assisting Employers with Labour Shortages

    Nancy Healey, Commissioner for Employers , Canada Employment Insurance Commission




  • The “Secret Ingredient”: Using Chambers Plan to Increase Memberships

    Scott McCammon, ACE, CCE, Chamber Relations Manager, Ontario & Atlantic Canada




  • Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM)

    Jaimie M. Francis , Vice President of Policy and Programs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation


  • Special Events & Programs

  •  Day 1 @ 8:00AM  - New Member Orientation



  •  Day 1 @ 9:00AM  - ACC  New Brand Launch



  •  Day 1 @ 11:30AM  

    Conference Lunch






  •  Day 1 @  4:30pm -5:15pm- ACC  AGM



  •  Day 1 @ 6:30PM  

    Networking Reception

    Sponsored by


    Hors D'Oeuvres

    Music By Precious Fagbile

    Cash Bar

  • We have honored to havBlanche Israël, CEO of the East Coast Music Association joining us at the reception and sharing remarks about The Business of Music.




  • By Appointment Only

    Elevate your professional image at our conference with your new head shot!

    Included in your registration fee.




  •  Day 2 @ 11:30AM  - 1:30PM

    SURGE Workshop: 
    Accessibility Ready Luncheon 
    In partnership with the Halifax Chamber of Commerce The luncheon ticket is included in your registration.
  • Day 2 Speakers

  • In Conversation With

    HON. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce




  • ACC Policy Development

    Business Playbook

    Des Whelan, CXO, Training Works INC. and Chairman of the Board, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce



  • Atlantic Policy Resolution Sessions

    Brandon Ellis, Senior Manager, Policy & ACC Board Policy Committee




  • Closing Remarks

    Rhonda Tulk-Lane, CEO, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce

  • Business Truth & Reconciliation Business Truth & Reconciliation

    The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce is taking proactive steps to promote reconciliation and respect for Indigenous rights within the corporate sector. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action 92, the Chamber urges its members to embrace the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a guiding framework. This entails a commitment to meaningful consultation, fostering respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before embarking on economic projects. Moreover, the Chamber advocates for equitable access to employment, training, and educational opportunities for Indigenous communities, ensuring they reap sustainable benefits from economic development initiatives.


    Recognizing the importance of education, the Chamber encourages businesses to provide comprehensive training for management and staff on the history of Indigenous peoples, including the legacy of residential schools, Indigenous rights, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. Emphasizing intercultural competency, conflict resolution, and anti-racism, these efforts aim to foster a more inclusive and harmonious corporate environment rooted in mutual understanding and respect.

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