CMC Marine Club Luncheon Speaking Series

The Chamber of Marine Commerce is pleased to present our virtual Marine Club Luncheon Speaking Series in 2021. Thank you to our Series  Sponsor — Port Windsor. We would also like to thank our promotional partner  The Marine Club.
This four-part 2021 Outlook series will feature the prominent, insightful speakers that our members and stakeholders have come to expect at our in-person events. These free, one-hour, lunchtime sessions will delve into the topics top of mind for the U.S./Canada Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping industry. 
Thursday, January 21 — 12:30pm-1:30pm
Binational Economic Outlook
BMO Financial Group Chief Economist Douglas Porter presents and participates in a moderated Q&A on the 2021 Economic Outlook for Canada and the United States, and more specifically the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region.
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Thursday, January 28 — 12:30pm-1:30pm
Post-Inauguration: What Next for Canada-U.S. Relations?
A panel discussion on the new frontier of U.S.-Canada relations following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, including the latest developments on the new Administration and what’s ahead for trade, pandemic, environmental and energy policy:
Moderator: Maryscott Greenwood – CEO of the Canadian American Business Council
Panellists: Richard Madan, Washington Bureau Correspondent, CTV National News
                   Andy Blatchford, POLITICO Journalist
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Thursday, February 4 — 12:30pm-1:30pm
Grain Industry Outlook Panel Discussion
Grain exports – both U.S. and Canadian – have been an enduring bright spot in an otherwise turbulent 2020 shipping season on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Waterway during the pandemic – with shipments through the Seaway up 23%. This session showcases presentations from key players in the grain sector  and a panel discussion on what’s next for 2021.
Panellists: Jean-Marc Ruest, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Richardson International Limited
                    Bill Krueger President, Trade and Processing, The Andersons, Inc.         
                    Adam Tindall-Schlicht, Director, Port of Milwaukee
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Thursday, February 11 — 12:30pm-1:30pm
What is Unconscious Bias? Strategies for Improving Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace

The Chamber of Marine Commerce is pleased to present cross-cultural communications expert Tina Varughese for this insightful and interactive virtual presentation tailored for our audience. First impressions, positive or negative, are made in seven seconds or less. We all make quick assessments of others without even realizing it. Unconscious biases affect and impact decision making both professionally and personally with real impact. Recognizing, managing and mitigating unconscious bias promotes diversity and inclusion.

Key Takeaways:

• The Neuroscience behind Unconscious Bias (“No blame, no shame”)
• Managing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Recruitment, Retention and Employee Engagement

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