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