4Front Atlantic Conference


The 2013 4Front Atlantic Conference will bring together over 200 Atlantic Canadian business and academic thought leaders for the third installment of a critical undertaking to help Atlantic Canada businesses succeed in a changing global economy.

Building on the two previous conferences, we are inviting the region’s top business leaders to take concrete actions to leverage our competitive advantage, develop new markets, and enhance the value of the products and services that Atlantic Canadian companies sell abroad. This critical undertaking is about proactively reshaping ourselves to expand our potential, or risk being reactively reshaped by global trends.

Since the last conference in May 2012, five working groups have been developing concrete ideas on how best to transform our economy. These ideas will be announced prior to the conference and an opportunity for feedback from Atlantic Canadians will be provided. This feedback will be gathered and incorporated into a white paper to be presented for further input from conference participants.

The 4Front Atlantic Conference, hosted by BMO Financial Group and McInnes Cooper, will feature world-renown speakers and opportunities for participants to commit to concrete actions and strategies to seize the best opportunities for Atlantic Canadians in this changing world order.

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Advisory Committee

  • Conference Chair: John Bragg
  • Mike Ashar
  • Eddy Campbell
  • Bernd Christmas
  • Louis Comeau
  • Mark Dobbin
  • Yvon Fontaine
  • David Ganong
  • John Irving
  • Gary Kachanoski
  • Aldéa Landry
  • Wade MacLauchlan
  • John MacLennan
  • Stan Marshall
  • Ed Martin
  • Nancy Mathis
  • Allison McCain
  • Mike O’Brien
  • Karen Oldfield
  • Gerry Pond
  • John Risley
  • Don Sobey
  • Rob Sobey
  • Tom Traves

Conference News

Time for Action: 4Front Atlantic committee responds to OneNS report

HALIFAX, Friday, February 14 – The 4Front Atlantic advisory committee welcomes the strong recommendations and urgent call to action detailed in the recently released report by the Nova Scotia Commission on Building Our New Economy. The report titled, Now or…

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Immigration a buoy for Atlantic Canada

Today, structural trends and seismic events are reshaping economies, societies, politics, power and expectations around the globe. The future is hiding in plain sight, and the question before us is whether we have the wisdom to spot it, and the…

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Can the east coast economy be revived?

It’s been more than four decades since Kevin Lynch left Cape Breton Island to pursue a career that would carry him to the top of the federal civil service, as clerk of the Privy Council. Atlantic Canada, meanwhile, has remained…

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Media Contacts

Emily Farlow

NATIONAL Public Relations
(902) 425-1860

Sandra Goodwin

McInnes Cooper
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Ronald Monet

BMO Financial Group
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