4Front Atlantic Conference

Stimulus. Austerity. We can have both

November 22, 2011

The reality of fiscal restraint is descending on all governments and, despite Canada’s past prowess, complacency is a risk. Let’s not let tangential debates about whether the fiscal books should be balanced in 2014 or 2015, or whether taxes are…

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Innovation imperative in Atlantic Canada

October 13, 2011

Poet and lawyer F.R. Scott once implored us to be “citizens of the world who live in a country of the mind.” It was in the spirit of globalism and innovative thinking that I participated in the Atlantic 4Front Conference last week at Halifax’s historic Pier 21.

This conference brought together business and community leaders from across Atlantic Canada to discuss the region’s place in our rapidly changing world, and to stimulate creative ideas for the future. It is an important topic for all Canadians.

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Universities key in turning economy around: presidents

October 11, 2011

Future: Expanding pool of international students seen as growth opportunity.

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Region needs more political leadership, CEO tells 4Front Atlantic conference

October 8, 2011

The Atlantic region lacks the political leadership needed to grapple with its growing list of economic and fiscal issues, says one of Nova Scotia’s top industry titans.

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Canadian ambassadors push Atlantic companies to take advantage of markets

October 8, 2011

Four Canadian ambassadors to four of the world’s fastest growing economies all gave the same message: there’s huge opportunity overseas, though, the ride over won’t be easy.

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Entrepreneurs encouraged to go for it

October 8, 2011

Entrepreneurs and startups looking to compete in the new global economy shouldn’t be afraid to take the plunge, more than 200 delegates at an economic conference in Halifax were told Friday.

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Business urged to promote Atlantic Canada

October 8, 2011

A year ago, an analyst visited the headquarters of Remsoft Inc., a Fredericton software company with clients who range from South America to Southeast Asia.

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Media Advisory, October 6, 2011

October 6, 2011

4Front Atlantic Conference is about mobilizing for change and competing differently in order to be at the forefront of success in the new global economy. As the topics being discussed are critical to many people who live, work and are passionate about Atlantic Canada or who do business in the region, we invite you to attend the conference or join the discussion online. Simultaneous French translation is available at the conference.


Conference a GPS for Atlantic Canada

October 5, 2011

YOU ARE GREEN, but the enemy is green also, Abraham Lincoln once consoled a nervous general worried about his inexperienced troops. “You are all green alike.”

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Media Advisory, October 2, 2011

October 3, 2011

The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) together with 4Front Atlantic Conference have released a paper entitled ‘How Atlantic Canada’s Economy is Adapting to New Global Realities’ to set the context for the upcoming inaugural 4Front Atlantic Conference, October 7, 2011 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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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