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Major Projects Event 2011

March 25, 2011 - June 8, 2011

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council's annual Major Projects Event is being held this June to coincide with the release of the 28th edition of the Major Projects Inventory.  The Inventory provides exclusive and detailed intelligence and analysis on Atlantic Canada's largest investment projects.

  • It is the most comprehensive view of ongoing and planned investment projects in Atlantic Canada and provides a forum for the discussion of the region's future investment prospects.
  • Now in its fourth year, the Major Projects Event garners consistently high ratings from attendees for providing invaluable insights and analysis to guide business decisions in the coming year.
  • Delegates also highly praise the event for providing a strategic networking opportunity between decision-makers in government and large, medium and small business. 
  • All registrants will receive a copy of APEC's Major Projects Inventory publication and list of projects.

The event consists of two main components: the annual Major Projects Inventory Briefing by APEC economists; and a presentation by a keynote industry speaker. 
APEC's Major Projects Briefing: APEC's major projects specialist Patrick Brannon will dissect key investment trends in the four Atlantic provinces and its major cities, and preview the critical projects to watch in the coming years.  APEC President & CEO Elizabeth Beale will detail the underlying factors currently influencing Atlantic Canada's investment climate such as exchange rates, commodity prices, financing trends and shifts in global markets.  
Industry Presentations: High-profile business leaders will provide exclusive insights on their ongoing major projects and on trends in private sector construction and development:
St. John's:
Robert Martin, President and CEO of New Millennium Capital, will give details of the tremendous impact his company's multi-billion dollar iron ore project could have on Newfoundland and Labrador.
Nancy Tower, CEO, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador will discuss the importance of the Lower Churchill hydro project and the role Emera will be playing in its development.
Mike Roberts, VP Corporate Development, Irving Shipbuilding will profile how important the future opportunities at the Halifax Shipyard could be for the province of Nova Scotia over the next few years.
Bell Aliant's John Rocca, Team Leader - FibreOp, and Calvin DeLeavey, Manager - Network Investment & Access Services, will provide an update on the rollout of its Fiber-to-the-Home technology and the potential impact on the province of New Brunswick.   

Major Projects Event 2011 will be held in the following locations:

June 2, 2011 – St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador - Delta St. John’s

June 6, 2011 – Halifax, Nova Scotia - Pier 21
June 8, 2011 – Moncton, New Brunswick – Delta Beauséjour
Registration begins at 11:30 with lunch at 12
:00 and presentations and discussions running from 12:30-2:00.   




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