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Port Days 2014 to focus on Halifax – Canada’s Most Connected Port with Europe

September 16, 2014 – Halifax, N.S. – Trade between Europe and the Port of Halifax will be the central focus of Port Days 2014. European trade accounts for 41% of containerized cargo moved through the Port of Halifax. Port Days 2014 is an excellent opportunity for the business community to learn about growth opportunities in Europe. Featured speakers this year include Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and Stephen Lund, Vice-President, Industrial Regional Benefits and Community Relations, Irving Shipbuilding.

Media is invited to attend sessions taking place Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

8:00 a.m. Chairman’s Breakfast
Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax

•             Hosted by Geoff Machum, Chair, Halifax Port Authority
•             Remarks by Hon. Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova Scotia
•             Greetings from Halifax Mayor Mike Savage

9:05 a.m. Business Session One – Opportunities with European Free Trade (CETA)
Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax

•             Moderated by: Lou Smyrlis, Business Information Group
•             Panelists include: Louis Theriault, Director, Conference Board of Canada; Graham Fraser, Director, Business Development & Growth – Europe, Halifax Port Authority; Luc Arnouts, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Antwerp; Stefan Borst, General Delegate of the Board of Management, Lanxess AG

10:45 a.m. Business Session Two – Supply Chain Solutions for Major Projects
Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax

•             Moderated by: Patrick Brannon, Director, Major Projects, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
•             Panelists include: Shawn McMahon, General Manager, Sales & General Cargo, Logistec Stevedoring; Steve Legge, Damage Prevention Officer, CN; Jan Watjen, Managing Director, Martin Bencher; Patrick Bohan, Director, Supply Chain Solutions, Halifax Port Authority

12:30 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax

•             Keynote speaker – Stephen Lund, Vice-President, Industrial Regional Benefits and Community Relations,

Port Days 2014 is a conference for transport-related professionals. Each year, the annual event attracts hundreds of representatives from all facets of the shipping and transportation industry. Port Days 2014 is an opportunity for business owners and leaders to learn more about growth opportunities through the Port of Halifax. For more information, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/portofhalifax and search hashtag #hfxportdays.

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Lane Farguson
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
(902) 426-7375
lfarguson@portofhalifax.ca
www.portofhalifax.ca

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