Conference Keynote Confirmed

Harry Flaherty: President & CEO, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation
Harry Flaherty With over 30 years of experience with major projects in Nunavut, Harry Flaherty is a recognized Inuit manager and business leader. He brings hands-on experience at operational and regulatory level. As President of Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, the Birthright Economic Development Corporation for the Qikiqtani Region, Mr. Flaherty is constantly seeking out opportunities to utilize and increase Inuit Capacity through new projects in line with the QC’s overall governance standards and the communities’ need for industrial and infrastructure projects. QC’s operations span over a wide range of industries, including fisheries, marine services and marine transportation, fuel distribution, Inuit recruitment and employment for large projects, expediting, project management, P3 project development, environmental services and DEW line remediation, real estate, retail, patient care, and construction development. Mr. Flaherty currently acts as interim President for Nunasi Corporation and NCC Development; and he has been a long-term executive member and chairperson with the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board. In 2005, Mr. Flaherty received the Pride and Recognition Award for Service Excellence from the Deputy Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada for services rendered.