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APRIL 25 | Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized how we work accelerating our transition to virtual rendering our economies even more vulnerable to attack. For the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which represents 60 percent of the world’s GDP and 48 percent of world trade, the stakes are unquestionably high.

As new technologies emerge and cyber threats proliferate and rapidly evolve, protecting our businesses, critical infrastructure, connected technologies (IoT), and supply chains must be the imperative.

To achieve this, we must establish a collaborative, regional approach to solve for the formidable
cybersecurity challenges that will define the next phase of the digital revolution and economy. Considering this, the 2022 ABAC Digital Working Group Cybersecurity Symposium will convene experts, business leaders, and policymakers to chart a path forward to a more secure digital future across APEC.



13:00 PDT

Welcome & Opening Remarks


Jan De Silva

13:05 PDT

PANEL ONE: New Brunswick, Canada’s Cybersecurity Hub

Creating centres of excellence to meet to meet the cybersecurity challenge – the case of the New Brunswick.



David Shipley


Dhruva Suthar


Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle


Stuart McNish

14:00 PDT

Keynote: Chief Trade Commissioner Sara Wilshaw


Sara Wilshaw

14:10 PDT

PANEL TWO: Building a Platform for a Cybersecure Digital Future

What could a collaborative regional approach to securing APEC’s digital future look like? Why does this matter?


Dr. Chaichana Mitrpant


Faisal Kazi


John Weigelt


Mani Keerthi Nagothu