4Front Atlantic Conference

What should happen in Atlantic Canada?

June 8, 2012

Participants rolled up their sleeves in break-out sessions to discuss in greater depth ideas that would help Atlantic Canadian companies grow their businesses locally and internationally. The breakout sessions were facilitated by team leaders:


Mike Ashar, President, Irving Oil Ltd.
Jim Carr, President and CEO, Business Council of Manitoba

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Innovation & Productivity

John Bragg, Chairman, President & Co-CEO, Oxford Frozen Foods
Bill Currie, Vice‐Chair and Americas Managing Director, Deloitte

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Going Global

Marie‐Lucie Morin, Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean, World Bank
John Risley, Director and Co‐Founder, Clearwater

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Access to Capital

Iain Klugman, President and CEO, Communitech
Gerry Pond, Chairman, Mariner Partners Inc.

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Feedback from the breakout sessions were moderated by Peter Mansbridge, Chief Correspondent, CBC News and Anchor of The National.

Some great ideas emerged from the discussion and were captured by See What You Mean and will form the basis of the work the committee will develop for the next conference.

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