News Release Article from  Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Atlantic Canadian Environmental Firms Shine at GLOBE 2016

Six companies attend expo to further innovative business ideas, build partnerships

March 1, 2016 – Moncton, NB – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

To help forge new partnerships in the environmental sector, a delegation of six Atlantic Canadian companies will be attending the GLOBE 2016 conference and innovation expo in Vancouver, British Columbia from March 2nd to 4th, thanks in part to support from the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces.

Participating companies include Naveco Power and Therma-Ray from New Brunswick, LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. from Nova Scotia, and three companies based in Newfoundland and Labrador - Oil Filtration Solutions Ltd., EnviroBlu Solutions Inc., and Sub-C Imaging. These companies will meet with potential business partners from around the world with the goal of creating new partnerships to help further innovation and increase their export sales.

Quick Facts

  • The GLOBE 2016 conference and expo is one of North America's most influential environmental business and energy gatherings. It brings together sector leaders to discuss current trends and explore innovative business solutions for the most challenging environmental and social issues.
  • A federal-provincial contribution of up to $91,000 through the International Business Development Agreement (IBDA) will enable Atlantic Canadian companies to participate in targeted business-to-business meetings, gain access to high-visibility booth space, and receive on-site logistical and marketing support.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is committed to creating jobs and growing our economy in a way that also protects our environment for future generations. By working closely with business, research sector and provincial government partners, we can tap the many economic opportunities in the emerging clean technology field to ensure sustainable prosperity for Canada’s middle class – including across Atlantic Canada.”

-Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

 

“Between our research and development capabilities, industry experience and quality infrastructure, Nova Scotia-based clean tech companies have a lot to work with. We’re proud to have LED Roadway Lighting - a world leader in the design and manufacturing of Led-based street lighting and control systems – help shine light at this conference on what Atlantic Canada has to offer the environmental sector.”

-Honourable Mark Furey, Minister of Business, Nova Scotia

“Being part of this agreement helps us encourage the development of exporting businesses in Prince Edward Island, which will lead to greater economic growth and prosperity for all Islanders”

-Honourable Heath MacDonald, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Prince Edward Island

 

“The green economy holds tremendous growth potential for industry across a broad range of environmental sectors.  The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to supporting businesses to identify and capitalize on the opportunities, at home and abroad, that support environmental sustainability.”

-Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, Newfoundland and Labrador

 

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Contacts

Natalie Belliveau
Senior Communications Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
506-851-2085
natalie.belliveau@canada.ca

Tracy Barron
Media Relations Advisor
Government of Nova Scotia
902-424-2733 / 902-223-1465
tracy.barron@novascotia.ca


Brad Chatfield
Communications
Government of Prince Edward Island
902-368-5501
bpchatfield@gov.pe.ca 


Tansy Mundon
Director of Communications,
Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
709-729-4570
tansymundon@gov.nl.ca


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