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 Strait Forward 

Strait Forward Supply Chain Analysis and Business Opportunities Final Report- Read here


The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce and The Cape Breton Partnership would like to thank all the panelists, participants and volunteers who helped make the Strait Forward Conference a success! The conference was hosted in effort to discuss existing capacity for economic growth throughout our region in various industries and sectors. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from some of the area's most admirable entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences and advice on succeeding in the region.

For an educational article on the conference, published by Pat Bates of Cape Breton Post: Click Here

Special thanks to our conference panelists:

Sector Panel: Energy

-Jeff Campbell, Nova Scotia Power

-John Beaton, J. Beaton Consulting

-Barbara Pyke, The Maritimes Energy Association

Sector Panel: Oceans

-Tom Gunn, NSCC: Strait Campus

-Greg Fallon, Ocean Nutrition

-Les MacIntyre, SuperPort Marine

Guest Speaker: Kevin Lynch

Sector Panel: Natural Resources

-Garth Demont, NS Department of Natural Resources

-Edgar Samson, Premium Seafoods

Challenges/Go-Forward a Moderated Discussion with Jim Meek: Public Affairs Atlantic Inc:

-Chad Munro, Halifax Biomedical

-Ben Cowan-Dewar, Cabot Links

-Sean Reid, Mulgrave Machine Works


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