Canada’s North, specifically the regions of Nunavut, Nunavik, and Labrador/Nunatsiavut, is truly a land of opportunity. The conference sessions aim to provide event participants with information pertaining to major developments and key partnership opportunities across numerous industries. Sessions typically include such topics as:

  • Mining and mineral exploration
  • Energy (oil & gas and alternative sources)
  • Transportation
  • Indigenous relations and reconciliation
  • Economic development
  • Infrastructure development
  • Tourism
  • Arts and culture
  • Economic reconciliation
  • Northern sovereignty
  • Arctic science and research
  • Human resources
  • Youth development

Northern Lights also includes a series of luncheon and breakfast keynote addresses, typically featuring Premiers and/or Ministers from the profiled provinces and territories, Federal Government Ministers, Aboriginal leaders, and corporate CEOs.


As our sessions were panel discussions, many speakers opted to not include a formal presentation. We will populate this list if more presentations are received.

Conference Information

The Northern Lights Business & Cultural Showcase is designed to profile Eastern Arctic & North business, industry, history, and culture. With thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors, the conference is an excellent venue to learn more about what makes Canada's North unique and grow your northern network. No matter what you're interested in experiencing at the event, our host of options has something for everyone. Business and industry interests can be explored at the conference, on the tradeshow floor, and during workshops. For those looking to experience the culture and history of Eastern Arctic & North regions, our Arts & Cultural Pavilion will be busy throughout the event with demonstrations and displays from up and coming and established artists, craftspeople, and performers.

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If you’re interested in attending Canada’s only cultural and business showcase that highlights our country’s Eastern Arctic & North, register now for Northern Lights 2023, taking place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.

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