Atlantic Canada’s independent voice on economic issues

Become a Sponsor

Become a sponsor! 

A trusted and non-partisan source of critical business intelligence, APEC champions productivity and innovation, empowering the region to take advantage of global economic opportunities.

APEC's broad membership base is essential to sustaining our strong and independent voice for Atlantic Canada, but there are select opportunities for companies to support the work of APEC through the sponsorship of events and publications.

Why sponsor an APEC event or publication?

  • APEC is a respected non-partisan charitable research group committed to Atlantic Canadian economic development. When you align with us, you send a message to your customers and stakeholders that you share in a commitment to their prosperity.
  • Event sponsorship supports the crucial research that drives our business intelligence and the discussion of relevant policy issues that impact regional growth. Event sponsors allow APEC to have a stronger voice when it raises policy issues and the performance of the Atlantic Canadian economy.
  •  It is an opportunity for a sponsor to be seen as an active participant in local business and industry. It helps ensure the visibility of your team as members of our communities. As a not-for-profit organization, support of APEC is consistent with many firms' commitment to charitable activities and a desire to make a genuine contribution to the community.
  • Our audience is your audience. APEC's members can be found in every area of business, government, and academia in Atlantic Canada. As an event sponsor you'll get special access that will allow you to get information about your services into their hands. Our events also provides a unique opportunity to network and discuss specific opportunities and challenges with budget holders and decision-makers.
  • Our events generate regional and national coverage. Sponsorship allows companies to share in that story through their own social media and internal communications offerings.

Outlook Conference

Our annual business Outlook conference provides insights into the year ahead combined with local industry discussions that offer an understanding of best practices. Held each Fall with half-day presentations in each province, more than 600 business leaders and government officials view this as a "must attend event". Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Event sponsor
  • Business panel sponsor
  • Breakfast sponsor (each location)
  • Networking break sponsor (each location)
  • Technology sponsor (each location)

Specific benefits vary by sponsorship level but may include: free registrations, exclusivity by sector, premium positioning of signage/branding in all marketing, venue displays, placement of material in conference kit, acknowledgement from the podium and in the conference report.

Major Projects

The Major Projects conference held each Spring showcases the exclusive results of APEC’s Major Projects Inventory (MPI), a unique source of detailed intelligence and analysis on Atlantic Canada's largest investment projects. Developed through a combination of research and interviews with the principals behind the region’s largest development initiatives, the Major Projects Inventory is not available from any other source. The conference is held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and Moncton, New Brunswick. Iy offers a detailed analysis of the 400+ projects that have the potential to reshape the region and drive economic development. It is a “must attend” event for business leaders seeking a competitive edge when it comes to planning, forecasting and project leads. A recent APEC membership survey identified Major Projects as one of the Council’s most important undertakings. Sponsorship opportunities include: 

  • Event Level sponsorship (all locations) 
  • Local sponsorship (each location) 
  • Technology sponsor (each location)
  • Networking break sponsor (each location)

Specific benefits vary by sponsorship level but may include: free registrations, exclusivity by sector, premium positioning for signage/branding in marketing, venue displays, placement of material in conference kit, acknowledgement from the podium and in the conference report.

Other APEC Events

Throughout the year APEC holds other events that may be attractive to sponsors. Those events include our Annual General Meeting, policy roundtables, webinars, and breakfasts or dinners with guest speakers. Interested sponsors can contact Erica Parrill for details.


We are proud of our record training economists. Each year we hire student interns and provide them the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and publications. If support for educational initiaives fits within your sponsorship mandate, please contact us and we'll discuss ways we can work together to prepare the next generation of economists.

For further sponsorship information, or specific details on sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 902.422.6516 or

APEC works on behalf of the region, but we do not work alone. Our supporters, including sponsors, are vital to our long-standing success. We would like to extend a huge thank you for continued support from the following recent sponsors who are helping us build a better future for the region.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 

BASIL Audiovisual


BMO Bank of Montreal

Build Right NS 


Clearwater Seafoods

Commercial Properties Limited

Credit Union

Dalhousie University


Expansion Dieppe



Holland College 

Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades

Maritime Electric

McInnes Cooper 

Liberty Utilities 

NB Power 

New Brunswick Community College 

Nova Scotia Power 

Port of Halifax

Port of Saint John 

RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Stewart McKelvey 

Suncor Energy

University of Prince Edward Island 

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