Port Days 2017 20/20 Vision to focus on supply chain innovation, including trade-enabling investment, to elevate Canada’s ability to compete globally

September 11, 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Supply chain innovation, including trade-enabling investment, to elevate Canada’s ability to compete globally is the main theme of Port Days 2017 20/20 Vision.

Featured speakers this year include Hon. Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and Jeff MacLean, President, Michelin North America (Canada).

Members of the media are invited to attend sessions taking place Thursday, September 14, 2017.

9:00 a.m. Chairman’s Breakfast

Remarks by Hon. Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, and Halifax Mayor Mike Savage
Hosted by Hector Jacques OC, Chair, Halifax Port Authority

10:30 a.m. Business Session – What parts of the supply chain need innovating, including trade-enabling investment, to elevate Canada’s ability to compete globally?

Moderated by: Peter Hurme, Programming Director, Cargo Logistics Canada, and Correspondent, Lloyds List

Panelists:
Jean-Jacques Ruest, Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, CN
Wolfgang Schoch, Managing Director, Hapag-Lloyd (Canada) Inc.
Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO, Logistec Corporation

12:15 p.m. Keynote Luncheon

Jeff MacLean, President, Michelin North America (Canada)
Special presentation – Hapag-Lloyd Canada

2:00 p.m. Port of Halifax Facilities and Infrastructure Tour

Location:

Cunard Centre, 961 Marginal Road, Halifax (Keynote breakfast and business sessions)
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax (Keynote luncheon)
Meet outside Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 for facilities tour

Port Days 2017 20/20 Vision is a conference for international shipping, transportation and supply chain professionals. Each year, the annual event attracts hundreds of representatives from all facets of the shipping and transportation industry. Port Days 2017 20/20 Vision is an opportunity for business owners and leaders to learn more about growth opportunities through the Port of Halifax. For the very latest, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/portofhalifax #hfxportdays.

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