Port Days Comes to Port Saint John Next Week

SAINT JOHN (NB) – Port Days has long been a proud tradition at Port Saint John.

This year’s incarnation, happening from June 9 to 11, is an opportunity for the Port to connect with leaders in the business community. This year’s theme is Strengthening North-South Trade Links. Port Days is a chance to network and create valuable partnerships between businesses.

Our third annual Community Day kicks off Port Days on June 9. The event, running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., welcomes the community down to the Port for an afternoon of family fun. The event will raise funds for PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools). This year, Port Saint John welcomes, for the first time, Irving Oil Limited as Premium Sponsor for Community Day.

On June 10, delegates will be partaking in a river cruise, golf tournament and networking reception.

June 11 is primarily business focused. JDI Logistics is sponsoring a business session on the event theme. The six-person panel of local and foreign executives will be moderated by Port Saint John senior vice-president of planning and development Andrew Dixon. The session will be followed by a keynote luncheon in the form of a conversation with Premier David Alward and Mayor Mel Norton on how New Brunswick’s location and access to global markets can play a key role in Canada’s economic future.

In the afternoon, business leaders from across the region and – representatives from Latin and South American businesses will be meeting for an incoming trade mission to strengthen trade links between New Brunswick and this region which has both historic trade ties and current, immediate opportunities for growth in trade. North-South trade relationship development has been a focus for Port Saint John for the past 3 years.

“Port Days has an illustrious history in this city. From June 9 to 11, we’ll be strengthening trade links and either creating new valuable partnerships or strengthening existing relationships with business leaders. Port Days is more than a chance to network, it’s an opportunity to grow this port and strengthen our province,” Jim Quinn, president and CEO of Port Saint John, said.

Port Days closes with the Seafood Fiesta dinner at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre.

For more information or to register, visit www.sjport.com/portdays.


Media contact

Paula Small
Manager of Stakeholder and Community Engagement
Port Saint John
c. (506) 650-5288
e. [email protected]

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