From a leisurely cruise down the river, to a day of business networking – Port Days has something for everyone.
Port Days, hosted annually by Port Saint John, blends business and fun. Hundreds of delegates travel to the Port City from across the world to connect with New Brunswick and Latin American business leaders.
Port Days opens on June 9 with Community Day, sponsored by Irving Oil. The third annual event gives locals a chance to explore Port Saint John, indulge in some barbecue, play carnival games, bounce on the inflatable castles and more. This year’s event raises funds for PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools).
The theme behind Port Days this year is Strengthening North-South Trade Links, with Tropical Shipping as the Platinum Sponsor. Port Days will focus on our existing and opportune trade connections with Latin America and the Caribbean. The business session speaking program includes a panel discussion with international and regional leaders.
Moderator: Andrew Dixon
Senior Vice-President, Planning and Development at Port Saint John
• Sanjeev Chowdhury
Consul General of Canada, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
• Morten Johansen
Executive Director and Vice-President – DP World Caucedo
• Wayne T. Power
Group Vice President, Transportation and Logistics Division – J.D. Irving Limited
• Michael Broad
President – Shipping Federation of Canada
• Alex Leon
Trade Commissioner – Canadian Embassy in Costa Rica
• Joel Richardson
Executive Director, Export Development – Department of Economic Development, Government of New Brunswick
Business leaders will also be taking part in an incoming trade mission to bolster trade links between New Brunswick and Latin America, specifically Brazil, Costa Rica and the Caribbean.
Port Days offers numerous opportunities to network and take in the region’s natural beauty with a golf tournament at Westfield Golf and Country Club, a St. John River and Harbour Cruise and Seafood Fiesta to close the event on June 11.
For a full list of sponsors, schedule, ticket prices and to register, visit http://www.sjport.com/portdays/