Clarke announces dates for Port Summit

January 4, 2013

Mayor says summit is an important step forward for port development and jobs
SYDNEY, NS – As part of Mayor Cecil Clarke's Reorganization Plan for Positive Change, a Port Summit will be held in Sydney on February 21 and 22 at the Joan Harris Cruise Pavillion.

"This summit is an important step forward to further commercialize and diversify our port and create jobs," said Clarke. "Job creation and economic development will be a key priority in the port's development. It is one of our great assets and a focus of our job creation plans."


Clarke says the summit will bring together the organizations and businesses involved with growing the port. Updates are expected from the CBRM port consultants and key stakeholders involved with the port.

"All information related to the port will be made available through the CBRM website so stakeholders can make informed, fact–based decisions about the port and their role in its success," continued Clarke.

The conference is hosted by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality with the assistance of the Sydney Ports Corporation and the Cape Breton County Economic Development Authority.

On January 11, 2013, conference details and documents and information associated with the port will be made available online at CBRM's website at www.cbrm.ns.ca.