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Halifax Gateway hosts reception for Major Shipping and Trade Businesses

Mon May 13, 2013

The Halifax Gateway is hosting a reception on May 14, 2013 during Supply Chain Canada’s 2013 conference on supply chain networks. The annual event, taking place in Mississauga, offers access to major shipping and trade businesses from across the country including major retailers, shipping and air lines and international logistics providers.

“The Supply Chain Canada conference and reception is an opportunity to sell the Halifax Gateway’s business and value proposition and to understand the current needs of businesses seeking supply chain solutions and shipping options,” says Nancy Phillips. “A large part of our value proposition is having the Halifax Gateway speaking with one voice when it comes to its supply chain, including all modes of transportation and all three levels of government.  It is something that sets us apart from other regions and makes it easy for companies to do business with us.”

Over 350 guests are expected to attend this year’s Halifax Gateway gala reception.  Partners in the event include:  Halifax Port Authority, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, CN Rail, Halifax Regional Municipality, the Province of Nova Scotia and Greater Halifax Partnership. Local transportation and logistics companies will also be in attendance.  

The reception will highlight the Halifax Gateway’s multi-modal transportation network and the Halifax Logistics Park as well as showcasing transportation and logistics opportunities within Halifax including mega projects like the $25 billion shipbuilding contract and oil and gas exploration activities currently being undertaken by Shell Canada and BP.    

“Our vision for the Halifax Gateway is one of growth and the timing couldn’t be better given the over $100 billion in mega projects happening in our region,” said Phillips.

The Supply Chain Conference is expected to attract more than 200 industry leaders. Delegates attending the conference are from industries including wholesale trade, government, communications, transportation, natural gas and industry machinery. 

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About the Halifax Gateway 

Strategically positioned on the east coast of Canada, the Halifax Gateway is an integral component of Canada’s Atlantic Gateway and is comprised of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the international Port of Halifax, two super post-Panamax container terminals, CN Rail, a strong logistics and warehousing sector and excellent highway infrastructure.  The Halifax Gateway Council provides a forum for transportation stakeholders in the Halifax region to work together to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Gateway. The council is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Greater Halifax Partnership.  

About the Greater Halifax Partnership

The Greater Halifax Partnership is the lead economic development organization for Halifax. The Partnership works to keep and grow business, attract new investment, strengthen the community and help people succeed. More than 130 businesses and all three levels of government invest in the Partnership to support economic growth in Halifax.  www.greaterhalifax.com 

Media Inquiries

Members of the media with inquiries about the Halifax Gateway can contact:

Nancy Phillips
Executive Director

(902) 490-6003