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Norwegian-Canadian Naval Business Development Program – September 22-23, 2014 Updated | 2/09/2014

Mark Your Calendars for September 22-23, 2014

Norwegian-Canadian Naval Business Development Program

Participating Norwegian company profiles will be posted on ADIANS website

To register for Monday Seminar or to request one-on-one meetings with Norwegian firms, please contact Mark James at

Captain’s Reception onboard His Norwegian Majesty’s Ship Fridtjof Nansen Frigate and Opening Dinner by invitation only as space is limited. Please indicate your desire to attend.


Sunday September 21

Royal Norwegian Navy Excursion to Lunenburg, NS  

Remembrance ceremony in honor of WWII Camp Norway

Transportation sponsored by Portsmouth Atlantic  

Welcome Dinner at Five Fishermen  

“A Taste of Nova Scotia”

Hosted by Mayor Mike Savage of Halifax

Sponsored by Kongsberg Protech Systems Canada

Monday September 22

Norwegian-Canadian Naval Business Seminar  

Halifax World Trade & Convention Centre

Moderator: Mark James, James & Associates

Captain’s Reception  

HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen Frigate (F310)

Docked at the Canadian Forces Base, Halifax

Speaker: Tobias Svenningsen, Minister Counsellor, Royal Norwegian


Tuesday September 23

Site Visit & Tour at IMP Aerospace  

Business Presentation by Irving Shipbuilding, Inc.

Halifax World Trade & Convention Centre  

Business to Business Meetings  

Halifax World Trade & Convention Centre  

Closing Dinner

Sponsored by Industry Partners


Welcome Address

Mayor of Halifax, Mr. Mike Savage “Doing Business in Nova Scotia”

Featured Speakers

Wendy Gilmour Director General, International and Industry Programs, Canadian DND

RADM Patrick Finn Chief of staff, Assistant Deputy Minister of Materiel, Canadian DND  

Roar Smedsrød Director for Industrial Cooperation Policy, Norwegian MoD  

Stephen Lund Vice President of Industrial Benefits, Irving Shipbuilding

Tim Page Vice President of Government Relations, Seaspan Shipbuilding

Guest Speakers

CAPT Bjørn Egenberg Norwegian Naval Attaché to Canada, Royal Norwegian Embassy

Stan Jacobsen Director of Global Defence and Security Sales, Canadian Commercial Corporation      

Carl Kumpic General Manager, IMP Aerospace

Randall McGregor President R.J. McGregor and Associates

Cornell Pich Director of Strategic Business Development, Kongsberg Protech Systems

Nick Burchill Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime  

Panel Discussion “Industry Best Practices & Possibilities for Inter-Organization Cooperation”

Svein Berg Director Region Americas, Innovation Norway

Torbjørn Svensgård   Director, Norwegian Defence and Security Industries Association

Michelle McDonald Director, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Janet Thorsteinson Director, Canadian Ass. Of Defence & Security Industries (CADSI)

Glenn Copeland The Atlantic Alliance of Aerospace & Defence Associations (AAADA)

Featured Company Presentations

Inge Paulsen Managing Director, Light Structures Inc.

Al Dillon CCC & Partner, Portsmouth Atlantic  

Please see attached Overview and Detailed Agenda for more information

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