Virtual Port Days conference focuses on cargo growth, return of cruise, and collaboration with community

For immediate release 

May 6, 2021 

Virtual Port Days conference focuses on cargo growth, return of cruise, and collaboration with community

Saint John (NB) –Port Days, a maritime and transportation industry conference with more than 60 years of history, is held each June and, though stopped by the pandemic in 2020, will be held this year for the first time virtually on June 8th 

Port Days has been a part of the local Port identity and a ritual for many stakeholders and partners ending with a longstanding Seafood Fiesta dinner traditionThough the 2021 virtual edition will not include this feast, Port Saint John and its partners are coming together to highlight pillars of the Port’s strategic direction leading to the Port of the Future.    

Port Saint John and its partners are in a state of growth being stimulated by the West Side Modernization Project, a stage of evolution related to post-pandemic resumption of cruise activity, and an era of even greater collaboration with our community and port industry partners.  These themes will all be explored in 5 separate sessions on June 8th. 

The virtual conference is free to register and begins at 10:00 am ADT and then breaks at noon. The afternoon session picks back up at 1pm ADT and runs until 2:30 pm ADT. 

The sessions cover many areas of focus for the Port and community including: 

  • West Side Modernization Project & the Future Port 

Panel: Port Saint John with Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, DP World, J.D. Irving Limited, Stewart McKelvey 

  • Growth & Workforce Sustainability 

Panel: Port Saint John with NB Post-Secondary Education Training & Labour, Envision Saint John 

  • Data & Innovation 

Panel: Port Saint John with DP World, Transport Canada Innovation Centre 

  • Cruise in Post-Pandemic Times 

Panel: Port Saint John with Ajamil & Partners Inc, Aquila Centre for Cruise Excellence 

  • Port in the Community 

Speakers: Port Saint John with AiVP, Dublin Port Company 

Community and business members alike are invited to tune in on June 8th to feel the current momentum happening around Port Saint John and how you might fit into the ultimate goal of sustainable economic growth. Interested attendees are encouraged to pre-registerFull agenda available here.  

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Media contact:  Paula Copeland, Director, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Port Saint John, Mobile: (506) 650-5288, Email: pcopeland@sjport.com