4Front Atlantic Conference

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

February 14, 2014

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…


BMO Harris Study: Eighty-three per cent of Wealthy Atlantic Canadians Are Self-Made

June 14, 2013

BMO Harris Private Banking Changing Face of Wealth Study: Eighty-three per cent of Wealthy Atlantic Canadians Are Self-Made  Atlantic Canada has the highest percentage of self-made millionaires in Canada The region also has the highest percentage of wealthy women in Canada Education…


Canada in the Asian Century: trends reshaping the global economy

June 3, 2013

A presentation shared by 2013 keynote speaker, Dominic Barton, Worldwide Managing Director, McKinsey & Company.


Atlantic Canada: Sluggish Growth Environment According to BMO Special Report

May 29, 2013

HALIFAX, N.S.- May 29, 2013– Economic growth remains sluggish in Atlantic Canada and is expected to underperform the national average again this year, according to a special report from BMO Economics released today entitled Atlantic Canada: Assessing the Challenges and…


4Front Atlantic Conference Seeking Input for Regional Success

May 24, 2013

At the 4Front of Change: An Action Plan for Atlantic Canada May 24, Halifax NS – The 4Front Atlantic Conference steering committee today released a draft action plan designed to deliver concrete, private-sector led strategies to create opportunities for Atlantic…


Next Generation of Atlantic Canadian Business Leaders Selected to Participate in the 4Front Atlantic Conference

May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013 – Halifax, NS – Twenty-four of Atlantic Canada’s most promising leaders in business have been selected to participate in the third instalment of the 4Front Atlantic Conference in Halifax, on May 30th. The chosen applicants represent leaders…


Time for Action: Third Instalment of 4Front Atlantic Conference Set for May 30th in Halifax

May 14, 2013

Five working groups to present action plan to enhance regional prosperity and solicit input from Atlantic Canadians His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Dominic Barton, Worldwide Managing Director, McKinsey & Company among keynote speakers…


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: Talent Mike Ashar, President, Irving Oil…


Going Forward

May 25, 2012

Thank you to everyone who attended the second installment of the 4Front Atlantic Conference, as well as to those who tuned in via livestream and joined in the conversation on Twitter. There were a lot of takeaways from the Conference,…


May 25: What We Learned & Next Steps

May 25, 2012

John Bragg, President and CEO, Oxford Frozen Foods Limited, echoed the importance of improving our relationships with universities and how we can be using these institutions more effectively to impact and influence our communities and businesses. John Risley, Director and…


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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