H2O HOME TO OVERSEAS
CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

June 5 – 7, 2019HalifaxNova ScotiaCanada

The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship is pleased to present the H2O: Home to Overseas Conference on Wednesday June 5 to Friday June 7, 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

ATLANTIC CANADA

Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia, in particular, is home to a strong cluster of ocean industries and to ground breaking ocean research. This region is quickly becoming a globally recognised hub of oceans expertise with the potential to be a significant contributor to a number of Global Value Chains associated with the oceans sector, including, but not limited to, Marine Defence, Marine Energy, Marine Observation, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Marine Tourism and Marine Transportation.

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The H2O Conference is an ideal event to engage with the ocean technology industry. The conference will include: an ocean industry showcase, international delegates, research, development and commercialisation presentations, networking events and the oceans gala dinner. This year’s conference will also include a day of on-water demos at the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE). The H2O conference takes place Wednesday June 5 at COVE and Thursday, June 6 and Friday June 7, 2019 at the Halifax Convention Centre.

PROGRAM

The H2O Conference will feature presentations from industry experts and Government departments on the following topics:

Ocean Energy

Skills and Workforce

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

Upcoming Canadian Marine Projects and Procurements

Autonomous Systems

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

All day
COVE On-Water Demo Dayview a PDF of the itinerary
Early Evening
Opening Reception at COVE

Thursday, June 6, 2019

9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome/Opening Remarks
Paul Yeatman, President, GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. and Board Chair, Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS); Jim Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE);
9:15 am – 10:30 am
Oceans Outlook
Moderator: National Research Council Canada: Jeff Stockhausen, Industrial Technology Advisor, Atlantic & Nunavut, Industrial Research Assistance Program; Presenters: Canadian Coast Guard: Matthew Surch, Senior Policy Analyst, Horizontal Canadian Coast Guard Priorities; Natural Resources Canada: Gary Sonnichsen (Research Manager, Marine Environmental Geoscience, Geological Survey of Canada; Transport Canada: Abigail Fyfe, Project Officer, Marine R&D, Innovation Centre; National Research Council Canada: Marie-Chantal Ross, Oceans Program Director; Defence Research and Development Canada: Michael Meade, Deputy Director, External Relations (Atlantic); Innovative Solutions Canada: Éric-Aimé Patry, Manager of Outreach and Communication; Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS): Eric Fournier, Director General, Science & Technology Strategic Decision Support;
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Coffee/Networking in Industry Showcase exhibit area
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Michael Meade, Deputy Director, External Relations (Atlantic), Defence Research and Development Canada; Éric-Aimé Patry, Manager of Outreach and Communication, Innovative Solutions Canada; Eric Fournier, Director General, Science & Technology Strategic Decision Support, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS);
11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Oceans Outlook Panel: Collaboration and strengthening public-private-academic partnerships and opportunities
Moderator: Jim Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE); Panelists: Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Frontier Institute; Paul Yeatman, President, GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. and Board Chair, Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS); Eric Fournier, Director General, Science & Technology Strategic Decision Support, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS); Stephen Virc, Director, Office of Partnership and Collaboration, Fisheries and Oceans Canada;
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch/Networking in Industry Showcase exhibit areas
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Nova Scotia/Canada – Europe Collaboration
Introduction: Peter MacAskill, Chief Operating Officer, Nova Scotia Business Inc.; Moderator: Christine Smith, Director and Senior Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada (Atlantic Region); Panelists: John Breslin, General Manager, SmartBay Ireland; Willy Ørnebakk, Chief Councillor, Troms County Council, Norway; Torsten Turla, Board Member, German Association for Marine Technology (GMT); Barry Logue, Vice President, Renewable Energy – US, Scottish Development International;
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Coffee/Networking in Industry Showcase exhibit area
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Energy Panel Presentation
Moderator: Elisa Obermann, Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada; Panelists: Luc Martin, Executive Director, MERIC; Dr. Atsushi Sunami, President, Ocean Policy Research Institute, Japan; Jason Hayman, Managing Director, Sustainable Marine Energy;
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Ocean Supercluster Presentation
Presenter: Susan Hunt, Chief Technology Officer, Ocean Supercluster
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Pre-Dinner Reception in Industry Showcase exhibit area
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Gala Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Olivier Cadet, President, Kongsberg Maritime Inc. North America region;

Friday June 7, 2019

9:00 am – 9:15 am
Opening Remarks
9:15 am – 9:45 am
Blue Green Value Prop Panel
Moderator: Kyle Tucker, Senior Advisor (Industrial Benefits), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; Panelists: Brian Botting, Director, Strategic Offsets, Air & Naval, Land & Joint, General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada; Paul MacInnes, Director of Business Development, MilAero Electronics Atlantic Inc.;
9:45 am – 10:30 am
Workforce/Skills Panel
Moderator: Dr. Sherry Scully, Director, Learning & Organizational Development, Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship/Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise; Panelists: Joe Brown, Business Workforce Consultant, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education; Byron James, Executive Director, Atlantic Colleges Atlantique;
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Coffee/Networking in Industry Showcase exhibit area
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Autonomous Systems Panel
Moderator: Justin Manley, Founder, Just Innovation Inc. Panelists: Donald Roussel, Special Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister for Safety and Security, Transport Canada; Dr. Rudolf Bannasch, CEO, EvoLogics GmbH, Germany; Karl Kenny, CEO, Kraken Robotics; Josh Broussard, CTO, Ocean Infinity;
12:00 pm
Conference ends
This schedule was last updated: May 24, 2019.

REGISTRATION

Member rates apply to OTCNS members.

COVE On-water Demo Day

June 5, 2019

Register:   $25*

Conference Registration

June 6 & 7, 2019

Register:   $250* (member)   |   $350* (non-member)
Includes: access to presentations, B2B meetings, industry showcase, lunch and a ticket to the gala dinner.
Students: free — Students must show valid ID; student entry excludes gala dinner.

Day Rate

Day Rate:   $150* (member)   |   $200* (non-member)
Includes: access to presentations, B2B meetings, industry showcase and lunch.

Industry Showcase Exhibit Booth

Booth:   $500* (member)   |   $600* (non-member)
Includes: one ticket to the gala dinner and access to presentations, B2B meetings and lunch for two people. As an exhibitor you may purchase up to two additional gala dinner tickets for $75* each.

All exhibitors receive the following: 10'  x 10'  booth space · Pipe and drape consisting of 8'  high back wall and 3'  high side walls · One skirted 6'  table · Internet access. Please note: power is not provided, but is available at an additional cost of $125*.

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner Individual Ticket:   $125* (member)  |   $150* (non-member)
Please note, if you purchase a full conference pass or exhibit booth, one gala dinner ticket is included with your registration.

Gala Dinner Table of 10:   $1,250* (member)   |   $1,500* (non-member)

*All fees are subject to 15% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

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PARTNERSHIPS

The H2O Conference Partnership Program provides an array of opportunities to organizations and corporations to allow you to select the benefits to best suit your organizational objectives. The H2O conference partnership benefits maximize organizational visibility to your target audience and provide various onsite and online promotional opportunities. As we continue to develop and establish the 2018 conference, cultivating a relationship with partners will be vital to a successful event. Please see our partnership package.

INDUSTRY SHOWCASE

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AML Oceanographic provides ocean sensing solutions for hydrographic, environmental, and research applications. Supported by 45 years of experience manufacturing proven technologies including Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) - the world’s only automated, real-time underway profiling system - AML helps organizations around the globe remove technical and financial unpredictability from their operations.

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ASL Environmental Sciences is a global leader in innovative solutions for our environment. We have 42 years of experience in oceanographic, acoustic, remote sensing and ice research products and consulting. Our products include the Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) and the Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS). We also have an extensive lease pool.

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Arctic Europe, representing municipalities and businesses in the Northern part of Norway, including logistics, Oil & Gas supplier industries, harsh climate technologies and marine resource.

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The Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA) is a collaborative, not for profit organization whose mandate is squarely focused on supporting the development of the regional aerospace (commercial and non-commercial), defence and security sectors through a Pan-Atlantic approach.

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Blumara Corp. is a naval architecture and marine engineering company based in Halifax. We engineer ships & anything else that floats (or sinks)! Our aim is to help our clients develop innovative solutions for the ocean environment with a focus on eco-friendly vessel design and marine renewable energy project support.

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Boston Engineering helps companies with their designs and products and helps bring them to market.

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We offering assistance and information to companies located in the atlantic provinces territories which are interested to invest or looking for partnerships with province of Québec

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COVE is an ocean tech business hub that encourages collaboration across sectors to connect local and international companies in the ocean industry. We are a catalyst in creating the world’s next commercial and revolutionary ocean tech advances by bringing together people, ideas, industry and research. Located on the Halifax Harbour, COVE is a place where new ideas are developed and brought to market, and where start-ups are inspired, encouraged, and provided the opportunity to connect with leaders in the ocean sector.

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Chelsea Technologies are a world leader in precision instruments and have been developing and manufacturing in-situ oceanographic fluorometers for over 50 years. Application areas include marine science, aquaculture and fisheries and the product range is capable of measuring algae, cyanobacteria and hydrocarbons.

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DASCO Equipment Inc continues to be the single source supplier of a variety of subsea instruments and ocean technology solutions to Canadian government agencies, private industry and academia. Within Canada DASCO represents Teledyne Marine group, Teledyne Optech, Trimble, Applanix, Valeport, Eureka Water Probes, DeepWater Buoyancy, EOM Offshore & Marine Advanced Robotics.

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DW-ShipConsult is Europe’s leading consultant for ship acoustics and underwater acoustics. We ensure that ships meet their acoustic requirements on onboard noise, underwater noise or noise in ports. DW-ShipConsult investigates the impact of anthropogenic noise in water on marine life and draws conclusions on the dominant noise contributors and ways to reduce their intensity.

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We are the national leader in defence science and technology, and develop and deliver new technical solutions and advice to the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, other federal departments, and the safety and security communities. We are an Agency of the Department of National Defence and work with partners in academia, government and industry and with Canada’s allies.

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Enginuity provides broad-based experience in delivering full-scale engineering services and project engineering in product development, product improvement, industrial controls and industrial design, numerical simulation (FEA) and advanced modeling. With recognized expertise in harsh operating environments, Enginuity have built an enviable reputation in the marine, ocean-tech, aerospace, oil and gas, heavy industry, high-tech, manufacturing, medical and transportation sectors.

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FORCE is Canada’s lead research facility for tidal stream technology, created to better understand if this technology can play a safe, effective role in Canada’s energy future. FORCE acts as a host to turbine developers, providing a permitted site, electrical infrastructure, an observation facility, and connection to the power grid. The site features 14 billion tonnes of average tidal flow moving at peak speeds above 5 m/s, producing an estimated 7,000 MW of power. Since 2009, FORCE has conducted an independently-reviewed environmental effects monitoring program as well as a series of applied research programs, including the use of a series of underwater sensor platforms to advance the science of data capture in high flows.

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GeoSpectrum specializes in the supply of underwater acoustic systems including sonar systems, arrays, hydrophones, sound sources, and processing software. GeoSpectrum supplies products and services to the defence, oil and gas, and environmental sectors. It provides specialized surveillance solutions and end-to-end sonar systems for a variety of applications.

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Global Spatial Technology Solutions (GSTS) has developed OCIANA, an advanced maritime risk and vessel management tool to help guide clients’ decision making. OCIANA collects ocean, weather and port activity data and uses artificial intelligence and big data analytics to uncover insights for the maritime shipping industry, transportation, energy and security sectors.

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The Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s public-private economic development organization. The Partnership drives and accelerates economic growth by selling and marketing Halifax to the world, helping businesses reach their full potential and tracking Halifax’s economic progress. The Partnership’s network of over 130 influential and globally connected partners are committed to building a thriving, prosperous Halifax.

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The Port of Halifax and the Port of Sheet Harbour offer multipurpose marine terminals suitable for cargo handling and other marine support activities.

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Hawboldt industries is a designer and Manufacturer of Marine Deck Equipment, including Ocean Science winches, ROV LARS, AUV LARS, CTD LARS, Cranes, A-Frames, Capstans, and HPU. also offer fully integrated controls systems to ensure seamless operation of all equipment.

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Innovasea, through its VEMCO brand, is the world leader in developing underwater acoustic telemetry tracking systems used by researchers worldwide for behaviour, migration and positioning studies of aquatic animals in fresh and saltwater. Products include acoustic transmitters; automated receivers for long term studies; and receivers that deliver high-resolution position information.

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Innovative Solutions Canada is a federal innovation program that helps Canadian innovators by funding R&D and testing prototypes in real-life settings. We have two streams with a combined funding of $140 million dedicated to Canadian innovators who want to start, grow, and get to market.

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Jasco Applied Sciences provides consulting and research services for assessing and mitigating underwater noise. Since its origin in 1981, Jasco has been developing and implementing acoustic technologies ranging from advanced acoustic recorder design to complex acoustic modelling algorithms to comprehensive field monitoring and data analysis.

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Kongsberg specialises in developing advanced technologies, to provide extreme performance for extreme conditions. Working together as a global team, we have created an integrated portfolio of solutions, for businesses, partners and nations operating from the depths of the sea; to outer space; to the digital frontier.

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A marine technology company engaged in the design, development and marketing of advanced sensors, software and underwater robotics for Unmanned Maritime Vehicles used in military and commercial applications. We are recognized as world leading innovators of synthetic aperture sonar (SAS), a revolutionary underwater imaging technology that dramatically improves seabed surveys by providing ultra-high resolution imagery at superior coverage rates. Kraken has evolved from building world class SAS sensors to building world class underwater vehicles including tethered (KATFISH™) and autonomous (THUNDERFISH™) versions.

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The MacArtney Group is a global supplier of underwater technology products and systems specialising in design, manufacture, sales, and service of a wide range of systems to oil & gas offshore operators, ROV, diving, and survey contractors, the renewable energy sector, ocean science institutes, and navies around the world. The company offers an extensive variety of advanced and reliable products and system solutions spanning from subsea cables and connectors to state-of-the-art integrated packages, including fibre optic telemetry, underwater cameras and lights, oceanographic instruments, marine winch systems, and remotely operated, towed vehicles.

Est. 2016 through the acquisition of fibre optic communications company EMO Marine Technologies. MacArtney Canada is now a regional sales office for MacArtney Inc. Adopting the EMO line of small form-factor fibre optic telemetry systems and by adding the EMO designs to the global pool of MacArtney product and system solutions, MacArtney Canada has become the Canadian sales hub for SubConn underwater cables and connectors. In addition to offering all MacArtney products and system-level solutions.

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Marine Renewables Canada is the country’s lead wave, tidal, offshore wind and hydrokinetic energy industry association representing technology and project developers, utilities, researchers, and the energy and marine supply chain. Our vision is for a Canadian sustainable marine renewable energy sector, serving domestic and export power needs and providing projects, technologies and expertise in a global market.

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Our studio creates world-class, interactive multimedia software products, 3D rendering and professional educational training applications.

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McInnes Cooper serves industry-leading clients in markets across Canada and abroad with a relentless client focus and commitment to strategic collaboration. The firm spans six locations in Atlantic Canada’s key economic centers, offering a full spectrum of legal services tailored to meet the needs of clients in the energy, oceans and technology sectors.

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MetOcean Telematics specializes in satellite technology, including satellite phones and other Iridium hardware, satellite airtime plans, scientific instruments, and defense and security products. MetOcean Telematics is a renowned Value-Added Reseller (VAR) of Iridium® satellite products. Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, MetOcean Telematics serves customers worldwide.

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At Nova Scotia Business Inc., we are committed to working towards a strong, thriving and globally competitive Nova Scotia by attracting global investment to create new jobs across the province, and working with companies in all Nova Scotia communities to be more successful exporters.

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The Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines provides opportunities for industry to meet potential joint venture partners and to participate in trade missions abroad. The Department promotes the province’s resources and capabilities, resulting in international economic activity in Nova Scotia and strengthened access to international markets.

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The Skills and Learning Branch of Labour and Advanced Education is dedicated to building a vibrant and adaptable workforce by partnering with employers and industry to ensure employers in Nova Scotia have the skills they need to compete effectively in today’s economy. The Workplace Initiatives Division has a suite of HR programs, services and resources is available to help you to find, hire and develop the employees you need for success. Labour and Advanced Education and the Province of Nova Scotia are pleased to partner with the Oceans Tech Council of Nova Scotia and to be a sponsor of the H2O conference.

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A provincial government department, the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration’s mission is to attract, integrate and retain immigrants to the province by taking a lead role in engaging and working with partners to ensure Nova Scotia is well-positioned for growth.

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Ocean Sonics designs and manufactures innovative products to improve the quality and success of underwater sound measurements. The icListen Smart Hydrophone is used around the world as the standard for acoustic monitoring, streaming and hydrophone arrays. We also offer services such as data analysis, report writing, rentals, field operation and system design.

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The Ocean Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS) is a Non-Profit Organization promoting and supporting the Nova Scotian Ocean Technology Industry. We are pleased to be the organizers for H2O Conference & Exhibition and hope you enjoy the event and find it useful for furthering your business goals.

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PanGeo Subsea is a marine geophysical-geotechnical service delivery company specializing in high resolution 3D acoustic imaging solutions to mitigate risk in offshore installations by imaging and identifying geohazards in the seabed. PanGeo’s technology uses SAS (Synthetic Aperture Sonar) to provide enhanced sub-bottom data, imaging buried geohazards to mitigating risk for offshore installations both for the Oil & Gas and Offshore Renewable Energy sectors. PanGeo is the recognized technology leader in proprietary 3D sub-seabed imaging and survey. Applications span key offshore Energy (oil & gas, wind, etc.), Marine Mining, Marine Archaeology, Telecom and Defense markets.

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Pro-Oceanus provides a wide variety of dissolved CO2 sensors to suit any application, from the highest accuracy submersible sensors to low-cost, rugged instruments.

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The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advocates on behalf of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and encourages their participation in federal government procurement. The Government of Canada purchases approximately $20 billion of goods and services each year – OSME can help businesses navigate the federal procurement process by raising awareness of opportunities and explaining the benefits of using Buyandsell.gc.ca, the federal portal to procurement information.

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QRA builds software that assists with writing compliant & robust requirements documents and verifying model-based designs – empowering teams to rapidly build & procure the machines of tomorrow.

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ROMOR is a leading provider of ocean instrumentation, rentals,survey equipment and autonomous vehicles. We also carry an inventory of rental equipment and offer third party instruments from several international partners. ROMOR has sought after and attracted key players in the ocean technology industry for representation and partnership. Through these relationships ROMOR is a top re-seller and logistics specialist. We get our customers what they want when they want it. ROMOR continues to be an international player in the ocean technology industry.

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Sea Machines Robotics is a forward-looking, autonomous technology company that specializes in advanced control technology for workboats and other commercial & defense surface vessels. Based in Boston and operating globally, the company is driven by a crew of mariners, engineers, coders and autonomy scientists.

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Sensor Technology is a leading designer and manufacturer of piezoelectric ceramic solutions, custom acoustic transducers and custom hydrophones. With 35 years of experience, we specialize in working with clients to provide innovative, customized solutions for security and defence, energy exploration and maritime industries.

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The Skills Canada - Nova Scotia booth is a resource for you to develop your workforce and also aid us and our partners in further promoting the Ocean Technology Sector as being a great career choice for today’s youth. Please drop by and speak with us regarding your needs as well as seeing how you can help develop as we develop programs to get youth more engaged.

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Swell Advantage is modern marina, waterfront and dockyard management software with a fully integrated community and customer relationship management (CRM) tool.

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Turbulent Research develops underwater passive acoustic products and pipeline inspection and tracking tools for the oil and gas industry.

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Xeos equipment is the product of decades of experience designing for the harshest marine environments, from icy swells to tropical depths. Our products feature a variety of communication and location technologies.

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This showcase was last updated: May 24, 2019.

B2B MEETINGS

The B2B (Business-to-Business) meetings provide H2O Conference delegates the opportunity to create meaningful, in-person exchanges. B2B meetings are an adaptable and a fast way to engage in important networking discussions with people. Overviews of those participating in the B2B meetings are listed below (just click the names to learn more).

Book face time with members of the ocean technology industry as well as representatives from various government departments.

Deadline to register for B2B meetings is Thursday, 23 May, 2019.

You may request up to 4 meetings at a maximum of 15 minutes each. Requests are not guaranteed—although we will do our best to accommodate as many as possible. Your final schedule will be sent to you prior to your arrival at the conference on or before 4 June, 2019.

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BDC, the Business Development Bank of Canada, is the only bank in Canada dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. We support business owners in all industries with financing, capital and advisory services. With 120+ offices across the country, we offer loans, advice and investments to more than 56,000 small and medium sized companies.

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Blumara Corp. is a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Company based in Halifax. We engineer ships & anything else that floats (or sinks)! Our aim is to help our clients develop innovative solutions for the ocean environment with a focus on eco-friendly vessel design and marine renewable energy project support.

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Boston Engineering helps companies with their designs and products and helps bring them to Market.

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We offer assistance and information to companies located in the atlantic provinces territories which are interested to invest or looking for partnerships in the province of Québec

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CSSF develops world-leading undersea intervention technologies to enable a broad range of marine research and engineering activities in Canada and around the world. CSSF aims to provide Canadians and others with a state-of-the-art ability to conduct science and engineering in the submarine environment at a realistic cost. CSSF is recognized as the foremost provider of submersible solutions to enable marine science.

Global Affairs Canada and the Trade Commissioner Service is ready to help achieve international business success, whether you are looking to export, attract investment from abroad or seek technology and R&D partnership. Experience has demonstrated that companies who have focused upon only a few markets at a time have the best chance at success. It would be our pleasure to work with you in identifying those markets that present the best opportunities for your business.

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At Cellula, we specialize in the turnkey design and production of subsea robotic systems. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Cellula’s world-leading engineering solutions have been used in geotechnical and geophysical applications around the world. Our highly experienced staff and broad network of specialists allows us to provide a wide range of services, including custom engineering design, technical analysis, field support, simulations, and project management. We currently supply products in the fields of subsea systems and advanced scientific sampling, with every product’s specifications being customizable in order to fit our customers’ specific needs.

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Chelsea Technologies have been developing and manufacturing in-situ oceanographic fluorometers for over 50 years. The product range covers a number of application areas including marine science, aquaculture and fisheries and can detect and quantify levels of algae, cyanobacteria and hydrocarbons.

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Cossette is an award-winning Canadian marketing and communications company that provides integrated communications services. We manage and lead accounts from Atlantic Canada and can tap into expertise across our offices in Canada and around the world. Together we make things that matter, things that go beyond.

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DASCO Equipment Inc, now for 30 years, continues to be the single source supplier of a variety of subsea instruments and ocean technology solutions to Canadian government agencies, private industry and academia. Within Canada DASCO represents Teledyne Marine group, Teledyne Optech, Trimble, Applanix, Valeport, Eureka Water Probes and DeepWater Buoyancy.

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DW-ShipConsult is Europes leading consultant on ship acoustics and underwater acoustics . We make sure that a ship meets its acoustic requirements on onboard noise, underwater noise or noise in ports. DW-ShipConsult conducts long term underwater noise measurement campaigns in German waters, data analysis and interpretation to assess the influence of anthropogenic noise on marine life.

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Dalhousie’s SITE Co-op office facilitates Work Integrated Learning opportunities for students pursuing co-op designations in disciplines within the Science, IT, and Engineering faculties at Dal. We would be happy to speak with anyone interested learning how they can leverage this talent pool and possible funding opportunities.

Enginuity - provides broad-based experience in delivering full-scale engineering services and project engineering in product development, product improvement, industrial controls and industrial design, numerical simulation (FEA) and advanced modeling. With recognized expertise in harsh operating environments, Enginuity have built an enviable reputation in the marine, ocean-tech, aerospace, oil and gas, heavy industry, high-tech, manufacturing, medical and transportation sectors. The rapidly growing team comprises mechanical, electrical and electronics engineers and technologists coupled with project managers. We’ve completed over 200 projects in the past 5 years

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GeoSpectrum specializes in the supply of underwater acoustic systems including sonar systems, arrays, hydrophones, sound sources, and processing software. GeoSpectrum supplies products and services to the defence, oil and gas, and environmental sectors. It provides specialized surveillance solutions and end-to-end sonar systems for a variety of applications.

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Global Affairs Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic relations, provides consular services to Canadians, promotes the country’s international trade, and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance. Global Affairs also promotes Canada as an attractive destination for global investment.

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GSTS (Global Spatial Technology Solutions) is a wholly owned Canadian company that provides innovative decision-support solutions through the use of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data analytics. The company’s predictive technologies empower future-friendly decision-making to help the maritime, energy and security sectors navigate tomorrow, today.

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Grant Thornton LLP is the largest accounting and business advisory firm in Atlantic Canada providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public sector organizations. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in over 135 countries worldwide.

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The Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s public-private economic development organization. The Halifax Partnership brings together all three levels of government, industry, post-secondary, and community partners to create and cultivate the necessary relationships for business development and investment across a broad range of industry sectors.

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Port of Halifax and Port of Sheet Harbour offer multipurpose marine terminals suitable for cargo handling and marine support activities.

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International Submarine Engineering Ltd. (ISE) is a world leader in the design and development of autonomous underwater and remotely operated vehicles, and associated shipboard launch and recovery systems. Since its inception in 1974, its vehicles have operated in the high Arctic, the Antarctic, and most oceans and seas in between.

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Innovasea, through its VEMCO brand, is the world leader in developing underwater acoustic telemetry tracking systems used by researchers worldwide for behaviour, migration and positioning studies of aquatic animals in fresh and saltwater. Products include acoustic transmitters; automated receivers for long term studies; and receivers that deliver high-resolution position information.

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Innovative Solutions Canada is a federal innovation program that helps Canadian innovators by funding R&D and testing prototypes in real-life settings. We have two streams with a combined funding of $140 million dedicated to Canadian innovators who want to start, grow, and get to market.

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Journeyman is a modern video content agency. We create smart video campaigns to power business development, sales, customer journeys, and to build social licence with diverse communities. We have deep experience in ocean sector, resource development, technology, and we have competence and experience with rural and First Nations community engagement.

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Kongsberg specializes in developing advanced technologies, to provide extreme performance for extreme conditions. Working together as a global team, we have created an integrated portfolio of solutions, for businesses, partners and nations operating from the depths of the sea; to outer space; to the digital frontier.

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L3 OceanServer is one of the leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater vehicles with over 350 units shipped around the world.

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LeeWay Marine is a vessel owner/operator based at C.O.V.E. (The Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Their range of vessels support geophysical and geotechnical surveys, offshore oil and gas, ocean technology development, physical oceanography and naval defence training.

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MERIC is an international Marine Renewable research center in Chile working on innovation and preparing the ground for MRE projects in Chile studying local environnemental conditions, necessary technological adaptation to extreme conditions and socio-economical constraints.

MacArtney offers an extensive variety of advanced and reliable products and system solutions spanning from subsea cables and connectors to state-of-the-art integrated packages, including fibre optic telemetry, underwater cameras and lights, oceanographic instruments, marine winch systems, and remotely operated, towed vehicles.

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McInnes Cooper serves industry-leading clients in markets across Canada and abroad with a relentless client focus and commitment to strategic collaboration. The firm spans six locations in Atlantic Canada’s key economic centers, offering a full spectrum of legal services tailored to meet the needs of clients in the energy, oceans and technology sectors.

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MetOcean Telematics specializes in satellite technology, including satellite phones and other Iridium hardware, satellite airtime plans, scientific instruments, and defence and security products. MetOcean Telematics is a renowned Value-Added Reseller (VAR) of Iridium® satellite products. Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, MetOcean Telematics serves customers worldwide.

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Misago Co., Ltd. is small company based in Japan who are authorized distributors for MetOcean Telematics. Misago Co is looking for unique marine sensors / devices for the Japanese market.

With extensive expertise researching the effects of ice and waves on ships, structures and shorelines, we are a leader in developing and evaluating tools and technologies for harsh marine conditions. Using numerical modelling tools, field investigations, and world-class model test facilities - including two ice tanks, five wave basins and three flumes – we are creating safe, efficient and sustainable solutions to engineering challenges in marine and arctic environments.

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NSBA is a nonprofit industry association that supports and represents boat builders, boat repair and service companies, and marine suppliers operating in the Canadian Maritime provinces.

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The OERA is a not-for-profit organization who leads environmental, marine renewable and marine geoscience energy research initiatives through strategic partnerships with government, industry and academia. OERA addresses critical research gaps to help reduce investment risk and contribute to the sustainable development of Nova Scotia’s offshore energy sector.

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Ocean Exchange is US-based, international non-profit with goal to help advance start ups. We give two US$100,000 awards and one $10,000 student prize in start up competition.

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The Ocean Frontier Institute is focused on understanding key aspects of ocean and ecosystem change and developing strategic and effective solutions that can be applied both locally and globally. OFI’s aim is to conduct research that advances policy decisions and the development of a blue and sustainable economy.

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Ocean Sonics designs and manufactures innovative products to improve the quality and success of underwater sound measurements. The icListen Smart Hydrophone is used around the world as the standard for acoustic monitoring, streaming and hydrophone arrays. We also offer services such as data analysis, report writing, rentals, field operation and system design.

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster is a private sector-led partnership—concentrated largely in Atlantic Canada—that brings companies together to boost innovation and modernization across oceans sectors. The Ocean Supercluster includes companies of all sizes who are committed to adopting and commercializing technologies to solve shared challenges. The partnership will also invest to develop talent, improve supply chain opportunities, and foster more ocean start-ups to build the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Our company offers three key areas of service: Product development: including shelf time study, product labelling, packaging, product scale up, recipe development Food Safety: audit preparation, food safety training Consulting: project development and management.

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Pisces RPM is the premier ocean research project management company, offering coast-to-coast-to-coast services to get research projects from idea to reality for academics, businesses, non-governmental organizations and government.

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The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advocates on behalf of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and encourages their participation in federal government procurement. The Government of Canada purchases approximately $20 billion of goods and services each year – OSME can help businesses navigate the federal procurement process by raising awareness of opportunities and explaining the benefits of using Buyandsell.gc.ca, the federal portal to procurement information.

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QPS provides maritime geomatics software and services. We are unique in that our solutions encompass the entire workflow, from the surveyor all the way to the pilot. Our solutions are used across a variety of industries, including hydrographic surveying, construction, oil and gas, chart production, and piloting.

QRA builds software that assists with writing better requirements and verifying model-based designs – empowering teams to quickly build & procure the machines of tomorrow.

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We’re a consultancy team with a background in startup culture, and a strong marketing and branding portfolio in renewables, cleantech, carbon reduction and applied innovation. Our work is creatively driven, and built on a strong strategic foundation of market research and effective positioning.

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From the ocean abyss to the polar ice cap, our sensors track water parameters: temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved gases, pH, and many others. We are located in Ottawa, Canada, and design and manufacture sensors, loggers, systems, and OEM components.

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Supercluster ocean instrumentation collaboration. Autonomous vehicle operations ROMOR, provides instrumentation solutions for the geophysical, oceanographic, defense, security, offshore resources , fisheries and renewable energy industries. By partnering with world renowned manufacturers, ROMOR is able to offer its customers the most specific and reliable products on the market. ROMOR offers the technical knowledge, expertise, for autonomous vehicles and specific instrumentation necessary to customize a complete solution for our customers and their specific project requirements.

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Roadscanners Norway AS performs conditional diagnostics on roads, streets railways and airport runways using advanced electronics mounted on vehicles. We also include investigations on concrete structures and localizing underground infrastructure and distribution networks such as electricity, gas, water and sewer.

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International trade advisor for ocean energy/technology based in Scotland.

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Sea Machines Robotics is a forward-looking, autonomous technology company that specializes in advanced control technology for workboats and other commercial & defense surface vessels. Based in Boston and operating globally, the company is driven by a crew of mariners, engineers, coders and autonomy scientists.

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Sensor Technology Ltd. is a leading designer and manufacturer of piezoelectric ceramic solutions, custom acoustic transducers and custom hydrophones. With 35 years of experience, we specialize in working with our clients to provide innovative, customized solutions that provide repeatable results.

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SmartBay Ireland supports the management of the national marine and renewable energy test facility for the trial and development of innovative technologies. This includes the trial and validation of novel marine sensors, prototype equipment and the collection and dissemination of marine data to national and international users of the facility. Users of the test site can use the facilities and supports available to test and validate their technologies in real-sea conditions. The test site is licenced for developers to deploy prototype wave and floating wind technologies in one of the sites three test berths. The facility has an underwater cabled observatory for testing underwater sensors, coatings, materials, connectors and components and all data are made available to users via a dedicated web portal. Users of the facility can utilise a range of onsite and local facilities including vessels, ROV’s, data buoys, engineering support, WiFi and 4G comms to support testing programmes, Funding for testing is available for researchers and industry users from a variety of marine sectors and suppliers including: Oil and Gas, Marine Renewable Energy, IRM and Sensors Manufacturers, wishing to access the site. SmartBay Ireland aims to deliver innovative and value-added test and demonstration solutions, supporting our partners and clients research, product development and commercialisation activities.

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Standards Council of Canada works with innovators to help provide a path to remove barriers to market access and scale-up through standardization solutions.

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Stellar Futures is a technology strategy, management and marketing portfolio company based in Atlantic Canada. Our trade is embracing new ideas, innovation and disruptive change in education and learning. Currently we are building educational videogames for STEM, long-term healthcare and salmon conservation. These are for regional and national partners as well as creating our own, First Mobile Education-branded products, such as videogames for oceans and aquaculture career choice. Stellar is currently seeking investors for two new, mixed reality projects.

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Modern marina, waterfront and dockyard management software with a fully integrated community and customer relationship management (CRM) tool.

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Tracta Engineering provides product engineering services to companies involved in technical fields. Tracta is currently assisting Corbo Engineering on a number of initiatives to mitigate the impact of snow crab fishing activities on the North Atlantic right whale population. Tracta also has expertise in the design of bomb disposal robots.

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Turbulent Research develops underwater passive acoustic products and pipeline inspection and tracking tools for the oil and gas industry.

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A department of UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean, earth and atmospheric science research, education, and public service in the world. Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, Earth, and planets. Scripps industry relations provides members of Scripps Corporate Alliance and outside companies support in connecting to the unique research facilities, scientific expertise, and talent at Scripps to further innovation, science, and workforce development.

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This B2B list was last updated: May 24, 2019.

GALA DINNER KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Olivier Cadet

President
Kongsberg Maritime Inc.

Olivier Cadet is President of Kongsberg Maritime Inc., located in Houston, and responsible for activities in the North America region. Prior to assuming his role in July 2018, Olivier was Executive Vice President of Products & Services, based in Norway. In this role, Olivier was responsible for the teams managing Kongsberg Maritime’s products portfolio aligned with market demands and future trends, such as autonomous operations and digital performance. Olivier was responsible for Kongsberg Maritime’s strategic initiative around Information Management System and Smart Data. Olivier originally joined Kongsberg Maritime in 2014 in Houston, TX, as Business Development & Quality Manager.

Olivier started his career in 1998 in the offshore drilling industry, working at Transocean as a Controls Engineer where he was involved with the installation, commissioning and support of Dynamic Positioning and Automation systems on offshore drilling rigs. In 2004 Olivier joined Air Liquide, the world leader in industrial gases, where he served for 9 years in a variety of innovation management roles, including R&D Group Manager and Program Director, driving Air Liquide’s research efforts in the field of Advanced Process Control and Operations Research.

Olivier graduated from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP Grenoble) in France in 1998 with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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Most of these accommodations are within walking distance of the Halifax Convention Centre.

OTHER EVENTS

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Please join us for the grand opening of our MacArtney Canada office, it will be an evening of celebration and cheer! Join us for the presentation and or a bit of good cheer during the reception.

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Join the national discussion on ocean innovation and technology.

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Friday, 7 June, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at 10 Akerley Blvd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

No photography permitted. All guests are required to sign-in and leave their cell phone at the front desk. RSVP to . Transportation will be provided for international delegates only. Local companies interested in the events will need to arrange for their own transportation.

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Friday, 7 June, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm at 20 Angus Morton Drive, Bedford, Nova Scotia.

No photography permitted. RSVP to . Transportation will be provided for international delegates only. Local companies interested in the events will need to arrange for their own transportation.

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Friday, 7 June, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Visit the new Ocean Sonics Truro Headquarters, 110 Parkway Drive, Truro, Nova Scotia for a Grand Opening celebration—includes an official ribbon cutting at 2:15 pm. Refreshments and entertainment provided.

Truro is a one hour drive from Halifax. Space is limited. RSVP to . Transportation will be provided for international delegates only. Local companies interested in the events will need to arrange for their own transportation.

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