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Halifax Gateway hosts reception at 45th Supply Chain Canada Conference

Tue May 8, 2012

TORONTO, ON – May 8, 2012 - The Halifax Gateway will again be hosting a gala reception on May 8th during Supply Chain Canada’s 2012 conference on supply chain networks. The annual event, taking place in Toronto, Ontario, offers access to major shipping and trade businesses from across the country including major retailers, shipping lines and international logistics providers.

“This conference not only gives the Halifax Gateway the opportunity to sell our business and value proposition to a captive and interested audience, but also the ability to understand the current needs of businesses seeking supply chain solutions and shipping options.” says Joyce Carter, Chair of the Halifax Gateway Council. “The uniqueness of our value proposition is that the Halifax Gateway is united and speaking with one voice when it comes to its supply chain, including all modes of transportation coupled with all three levels of government.  It is something that sets us apart from other regions and makes it easy to do business.”

This year’s gala reception is expected to be larger than last year’s with over 400 participants.  Partners in the event include:  The Halifax Port Authority, the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, CN Rail, Nova Scotia Gateway Secretariat, Nova Scotia Business Inc., the Greater Halifax Partnership and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.  The reception will showcase the innovative opportunities happening throughout Canada’s east coast transportation industry, as well as celebrating Halifax Gateway’s 2011 accomplishments.

 “We are dedicated to the success of the movement of goods and people by road, rail, air and sea. The Supply Chain Conference allows Halifax Gateway to demonstrate its efficiency in transport between North America and the globe,” says Carter.

In its 45th year, the Supply Chain Conference is expected to attract more than 500 industry leaders. Delegates include wholesale trade, government, communications, transportation, natural gas and industry machinery. Keynote topics will range from workplace safety to manufacturing and exporting advice.   

For more information or to arrange a media interview, contact:

Nancy Phillips
Executive Director, Halifax Gateway Council
(902) 490-6003
greaterhalifax.com


About Halifax Gateway

Strategically positioned on the east coast of Canada, Halifax Gateway 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 is managed by the Greater Halifax Partnership. For more information on Halifax Gateway and the Supply Chain Conference, visit www.halifaxgateway.com

About the Greater Halifax Partnership

The Greater Halifax Partnership is a catalyst for economic growth and confidence in Greater Halifax, the economic hub of Atlantic Canada. More than 130 of Greater Halifax’s most influential businesses and all three levels of government invest in the Partnership. With their support, the Partnership leverages every municipal economic tax dollar three times to build business confidence, secure business stability and growth, research and report economic trends, and remove roadblocks on behalf of business.


Media Inquiries

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

Nancy Phillips
Executive Director

(902) 490-6003