Delegation from Aberdeen, Scotland exploring business opportunities in Halifax

HALIFAX, NS, June 15, 2015 - The Halifax Partnership is hosting a visiting business delegation from Aberdeen, Scotland June 15-16 as part of an international partnership to explore business and cultural opportunities between Halifax and Aberdeen. 


Halifax and Aberdeen have a longstanding, collaborative relationship through membership in the World Energy Cities Partnership. This is the delegation’s second visit to Halifax since Mayor Mike Savage and The Lord Provost of Aberdeen, George Adam, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in September 2013 to further strengthen ties between the two cities.


“We have established a strong working relationship with Aberdeen and look forward to welcoming this delegation to Halifax,” says Mayor Mike Savage. “This relationship can only serve to expand business opportunities for both cities.”


The delegation’s visit opens up opportunities for business development and collaboration in the ocean, energy, and services sectors. The visit will include one-on-one meetings between companies and organizations from Aberdeen and Halifax, and meetings with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, the Ocean Sector Council and Dalhousie University. There will also be a presentation on the redevelopment of the Coast Guard Base for the new Ocean Innovation Centre.

Aberdeen Delegation Members:


·       John Reynolds, Deputy Lord Provost, Aberdeen City Council

·       Gordon McIntosh, Aberdeen City Council

·       Neil McIntosh, Aberdeen International Associates

·       Allan Conry, Scottish Development International

·       Michael Cowie, Ecosse Subsea

·       James Padgham, Online Valves Ltd

·       Rob Goodall, OEG Offshore

·       Gary Morrow, Specialised Management Services

·       Grant Lynds, Marks & Clerk LLP

·       Andrew Shanks, Marks & Clerk LLP

·       Jacqueline Shanks, Marks & Clerk LLP

·       Garry Kennie, IMS Houlder Americas

·       Ali Chaisson, Orion Group


Media Contact: 


Krista Juurlink

Manager of Communications, Halifax Partnership 

Office: (902) 490-7105

Cell: (902) 223-9170



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The Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s economic development organization. We help keep, grow and get business, talent and investment in Halifax. We do this through leadership on economic issues, our core programs, partnerships across all sectors, and by marketing Halifax to the world.