Halifax Partnership AGM and Release of Halifax’s 2015 Economic and Community Progress Report


Halifax, NOVA SCOTIA June 23, 2015 – Members of the media are invited to attend the Halifax Partnership’s Annual General Meeting and release of the 2015 Halifax Index.

:                   Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time:                   3:00 pm to 5:30 p.m. (AGM 3:00-3:30 p.m.; Halifax Index presentation
                            3:40 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.)
Location:              Westin Nova Scotian (AGM in Harbour Suite B; Halifax Index presentation in
                            Atlantic Ballroom)

During the AGM, learn more about the Halifax Partnership's work and results from the past year, what is planned for the coming year, and meet our newly appointed Board of Directors.
Following the AGM, the Partnership will present the 2015 Halifax Index – a report on Halifax’s annual economic and community progress. The Index presentation will include a panel discussion featuring:
·       Fred Morley, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, Halifax Partnership
·       Catherine Woodman, Deputy Minister, Department of Business, Government of Nova Scotia
·       Peter Moreira, Co-Founder, Entrevestor
·       Ryan MacLeod, Economist  and Project Development Specialist, Halifax Partnership
(Harbour Suite B)
3:00 pm:             Welcome and call to order 2014-15 Annual General Meeting – Robin McAdam, Chair
                           of the Board of Directors, Halifax Partnership
3:05 pm:             Order of Business – Robin McAdam
                               ·       Audit & Risk Committee Report – Chuck Hartlen, Member of the Audit and
                                       Risk Committee
                               ·       Corporate Governance Committee Report – Matt Hebb, Chair of Nominating
3:20 pm:             Year-in-Review - Michele McKenzie, Interim President and CEO, Halifax Partnership
3:25 pm:             Looking Forward: 2015-16 – Robin McAdam
3:30 pm:             AGM PORTION CLOSES / BREAK
(Move to Atlantic Ballroom)
3:40 pm:             Welcome & Introduction of Gold Sponsor – Michele McKenzie, Halifax Partnership
3:50 pm:             Message from Gold Partner – Mark Lever, President and CEO, Chronicle Herald
4:00 pm:             Message from Halifax Regional Municipality – Mayor Mike Savage
4:05 pm:             2015 Halifax Index presentation – Fred Morley, Executive Vice President and Chief
                           Economist, Halifax Partnership
4:30 pm:             Introduction of Panel Discussion – Ed Steeves, Regional Vice President, Private
                           Banking for RBC in Atlantic Canada
4:35 pm:             Panel Discussion - Fred Morley, Ryan MacLeod, Peter Moreira, Catherine Woodman
                          (Moderated by Mark Lever, Chronicle Herald)
5:00 pm:             Panel Q&A Session
5:15 pm:             Wrap-up – Robin McAdam
5:20 pm:             Reception

Krista Juurlink
Manager, Communications
Halifax Partnership
O: 902-490-7105