This event is restricted to WECP member cities and their invited delegations only.

Note: B2B meetings will be held throughout the program, concurrent with other activities.

Sunday, October 1

10:30 am – 3:00 pm
WECP Strategic Planning Session Mayors and Officers only
A light lunch will be provided.Sable Room, Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
3:30 pm
Peggy’s Cove excursionCasual, light jackets and comfortable shoesBoard buses at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel front entrance
4:30 pm
Travel to Saint Margaret’s Bay Sailing ClubBoard buses at Peggy’s Cove parking lot
5:00 pm
Lobster Dinner and EntertainmentSaint Margaret’s Bay Sailing Club
8:00 pm
Travel to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Approximately 45 minutes.Board buses at Saint Margaret’s Bay Sailing Club

Monday, October 2

Breakfast is included in the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel room rate and starts at 6:30 am. Please enjoy breakfast on your own at the Harbourstone Grill located in the lobby.

8:15 am
Travel to the Discovery CentreBusiness dressBoard buses at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel front entrance
8:30 am – 10:30 am
Welcome Remarks:
Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality and President of the WECP
Best Practices in Economic Development Panel:
Panelists: Ron Hanlon, President & CEO, Halifax Partnership; Datuk Mohd Najib Mohd, Executive Director Planning of Kuala Lumpur City Hall; Kristin Reitan Husebø, Greater Stavenger, CEOThe Discovery Centre
10:30 am – 11:45 am
Presentation:
Tidal and Renewable Energy, Emera and FORCE
Christian Richard, Vice President of Special Projects, Emera Inc.;
Tony Wright, General Manager, FORCE
Presentation:
ForGlobal Discovery Centre
11:45 am
Walk to Shuck Restaurant
Approximately five minutes
11:55 am – 1:20 pm
LunchShuck Restaurant
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Committee Meetings (WECP Officers only)Executive Boardroom, Nova Scotia Power
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Free time and/or individual business meetings
You are on your own to walk to hotels or take in the downtown shops and attractions. Shuck is a 10-minute walk from the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.
4:45 pm
Travel to the Discovery Centre.Board buses at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel front entrance
5:00 pm
Rørpost Art Exhibit Reception
Business dressDiscovery Centre
6:00 pm
Travel to CFB StadaconaBoard buses at the Discovery Centre
6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Officers' Mess Dinner
Co-hosted by Mayor Mike Savage and Rear-Admiral Craig Baines, Commander, Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and Joint Task Forces Atlantic. Also in attendance are senior military personnel as well as government and business leaders.CFB Stadacona
10:30 pm
Travel to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and Delta Halifax HotelBoard buses at CFB Stadacona

Tuesday, October 3

7:30 am
Travel to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21Board buses at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel front entrance
8:10 am
Canadian Off-shore/On-shore Resources Energy Conference (CORE)
Breakfast and Keynote Address:
The Honourable Stephen McNeil, Premier of Nova ScotiaBusiness dressPier 21
8:30 am – 9:40 am
World Energy Cities Mayors’ Keynote Panel
Moderator: Mike Savage, Mayor, Halifax Regional Municipality
Panelists: Barney Crockett, Lord Provost, Aberdeen, Scotland
Christine Sagen Helgø, Mayor, Stavanger, Norway
Johnny Søtrup, Mayor, Esbjerg, DenmarkPier 21
9:40 am – 10:15 am
Refreshment break
An opportunity to network with CORE Delegates.Pier 21
10:15 am
Walk to Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
About 4 minutes.
10:30 am – 11:45 pm
Presentation:
EfficiencyOne
Stephen MacDonald, CEO, EfficiencyOne
Presentation:
Hope Blooms
Jessie Jollymore, Executive Director and Hope Blooms Youth Executive, Hope Blooms, Inc.Atlantic Ballroom, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
11:45 pm to 1:15 pm
Luncheon
Welcome from Mary Keith, VP, Communications, JD Irving Ltd.Atlantic Ballroom, Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
1:15 pm
WECP Officers depart Westin and walk to the Nova Scotia College and Art and Design (NSCAD)—approximately 7 minutes.
1:30 on – 3:30 pm
WECP Officers Meetings WECP Officers onlyPresident's Boardroom, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD)
1:30 on – 4:30 pm
Free time and/or individual business meetings
You are free to walk, however transportation will be provided for return to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel or other downtown locations.Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD)
5:15 pm
Travel to the Lord Nelson HotelBoard buses at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel front entrance
5:30 pm – 8:45pm
CORE Conference Reception and Gala DinnerBusiness dressImperial Ballroom, Lord Nelson Hotel
8:45pm
Travel to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront HotelBoard buses at the Lord Nelson Hotel front entrance

Wednesday, October 4

Breakfast is included in the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel room rate and starts at 6:30 am. Please enjoy breakfast on your own at the Harbourstone Grill located in the lobby.

8:00 am
Travel to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21Board buses at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel front entrance
8:30 am – 9:40 am
Canadian Off-shore/On-shore Resources Energy Conference
World Energy Cities Mayors’ Keynote Panel
Implementation of Energy Initiatives in Sustainable Water Management – an International Perspective
Moderator: Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada
Panelists: Andy Icken, Chief Development Officer, City of Houston, Texas; Bruce Raw, GreenCape, Cape Town, South Africa; Carl Yates, General Manager, Halifax WaterPier 21
9:45 am
Travel to Steele Ocean Sciences Building, Dalhousie UniversityBoard buses at Pier 21 front entrance
10:15 am
Dalhousie Presentation
Speakers: Dr. Richard Florizone, President and Vice Chancellor, Dalhousie University; Dr. Mita Dasog, Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie UniversitySteele Ocean Sciences Building, Dalhousie University
10:50 am
Showcase of relevant Dalhousie research initiatives, poster display hosted by graduate students and facultySteele Ocean Sciences Building, Dalhousie University
11:00 am
Mayors' tour of the Dalhousie University Physics and Atmospheric Science building
Mayors only.Sir James Dunn Building, Dalhousie University
11:30 am
Travel to the World Trade and Convention Centre (WTCC)Board buses at the Steele Ocean Sciences Building front entrance
11:45 am
Luncheon with Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Councillors
Halifax and Aberdeen, renewal of Memorandum of UnderstandingSummit Suite, World Trade and Convention Centre (WTCC)
1:10 pm
Walk to Halifax City Hall
Approximately two minutes.
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
World Energy Cities Partnership Annual General MeetingCouncil Chambers, Halifax City Hall
3:15 pm
Group photoHalifax City Hall
3:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Free time and/or individual business meetings
You are free to walk, however transportation is provided to return to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel or other downtown locations.
6:00 pm
WECP Wrap PartyDurty Nelly’s Irish PubCasual

Thursday, October 5

Breakfast is included in the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel room rate. Please enjoy breakfast on your own at the Harbourstone Grill located in the lobby. Breakfast service begins at 6:30 am.

Transportation arranged on individual basis.