An independent think tank dedicated to economic progress in Atlantic Canada.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Support our annual 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)
  • 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.

Previous sponsors include:

Bell AliantIrving OilEmera
FortisGrant ThorntonNalcor
Opportunities New BrunswickMcInnes CooperUPEI




Support our Major Projects conference

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: 

  • Partner Level sponsorship
  • Local sponsorship (one per conference location)
  • Technology sponsor (one per conference 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.

Previous sponsors include:

EYMaritimes and Northeast PipelinesNational Bank
Scotiabank NB PowerHalifax Stanfield International Airport
CIBCStewart McKelveyCahill Group



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.


APEC publications reach a wide audience. Atlantic Report, APEC's quarterly magazine, features a lead article, an exclusive regional overview and economic reports on the four Atlantic provinces. It is a member-only publication shared with the APEC community. APEC's Report Card is a leaflet-style publication produced four times a year to discuss particular economic issues impacting Atlantic Canada. They are circulated to members but are also available on the APEC website and can be downloaded for a fee. APEC Commentary and  Research Reports are sent directly to more than 8000 members, politicians, civil servants and interested recipients. Report Card is currently sponsored by Scotiabank, but APEC welcomes inquiries from companies interested in sponsoring other publications.


For further sponsorship information, or specific details on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Communications & Events Manager Erica Parrill

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) has been a leader in promoting the strength of Atlantic Canada’s economy for more than 60 years. Through our research, publications, conferences and business intelligence, our members get a comprehensive analysis of the issues affecting the region that allows them to discover new opportunities for growth and make strategic decisions that can steer their organizations toward success.

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