Portsmouth UK/Halifax CN Virtual Investment, Trade and Education Mission

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For businesses and education institutions wanting to learn more about investment, trade and education between Portsmouth UK and Halifax CN

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Virtual Investment, Trade and Education Mission

Portsmouth UK and Halifax CN

Thursday 25 February

Portsmouth time: 1:00pm GMT

Halifax time: 9:00am AST

The future looks bright for investment, trade and cultural exchanges between Portsmouth, UK and Halifax, Canada. Join us for this free online event for local businesses and education institutions wanting to learn more about opportunities for collaboration and partnerships between our two cities.

• Hear the Leader of Portsmouth City Council Gerald Vernon Jackson, and the mayor of Halifax Mike Savage, share what our cities have to offer.

• Listen as the University of Portsmouth and Dalhousie University talk about their innovative work.

• Hear from the Navy in both cities and BAE Systems about how Portsmouth and Halifax are already working together and about Naval bases of the future.

• Learn about the Halifax Innovation District and Portsmouth, the Creative City.

Take part in themed business to business networking rooms facilitated by key figures from both cities:

• Green growth and renewable energy

• Marine and Maritime

• Aerospace, engineering and manufacturing

• Digital and creative/cultural


**please note time is UK time. Start time in Halifax is 9:00 am AST**

1:00 - 1:15 - Leader of Portsmouth City Council welcome and presentation Portsmouth.

1:15 - 1:30 – Mike Savage, Halifax welcome and presentation Halifax.

1:30 - 1:45 - Dalhousie University - Excellence in Innovation: Jennifer LaPlante Executive Director, Deep Sense

1:45 - 2.00 - University of Portsmouth - Excellence in sustainability "Plastic Revolution - The Centre for Enzyme Innovation" - PVC Chris Chang

2.00-2.10 Q&A

A Naval base fit for the 21st Century

2.10-2.40 - Base commanders Commodore JJ Bailey HMNB Portsmouth and Captain Sean Williams CFB Halifax with BAE Systems. De-carbonisation, digitalisation & autonomous systems knowledge transfer

2.40-2.50 Q&A

2.50-2.55 Drinks break

LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER - exciting initiatives to showcase.

2.55- 3.05 Halifax Innovation District, Miriam Zitner, VP Innovation District

3.05 - 3.15 - Portsmouth the Creative City - Josie Dalling - Creative and Cultural Lead Portsmouth City Council


3:15 -3:50 - Network sessions to meet Portsmouth and Halifax businesses in your sector. Facilitators from UK and Canada in each session.

1. Green growth and renewable energy

2. Marine and Maritime

3. Aerospace, engineering and manufacturing

4. Digital and creative/cultural

3:50 - 4.00 – Thank you and wrap up.

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