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IES Ltd Invited to Attend Reception Hosted by the Canadian Consulate

Press release October 26, 2009 Business

IES's Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Kevin Gavin, to attend the event on Thursday, November 19, 2009, 9:30am to 2:00pm EST. The event is hosted by The Consulate General of Canada (New York) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

MIDLAND PARK, N.J., Kevin Gavin, IES's Vice President of Supply Chain Management, has been invited to the upcoming event titled "Shipping, Ports and Airports: New Trends in Canada and the United States.” The event is sponsored by The Consulate General of Canada (New York) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Featured will be perspectives from a distinguished panel of public and private sector representatives on maritime and airport infrastructure growth in recessionary economic times, as well as Canada-US collaboration on port security and prospects for short-sea shipping.

The panel discussion will be followed by a reception and luncheon with Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defense and Minister of the Atlantic Gateway. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 19, 2009 with the Panel Discussion from 9:30am to 11:30am, and the Reception and Lunch from 11:30am to 2:00pm. The Highlawn Pavilion, ( on Eagle Rock Avenue in West Orange, NJ will be the event location. Welcome remarks will include Daniel Sullivan, Consul General of Canada (New York).

Moderating the discussion will be Dr. Maria Boilé, Assistant Professor, at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation at Rutgers University. Panelists include Adele Fasano, Port Director for New York/Newark, US Customs & Border Protection; David Oxner, Director of the Gateway Initiative, Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works; and John Costanzo, President, Purolator USA, Inc.

More About The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency works with business and communities to make Atlantic Canada's economy more innovative, productive and competitive. The ACOA works to strengthen the Atlantic economy through: Enterprise development – helping improve the business climate and lending a hand for individual business start ups, modernizations and expansions; Community development – working with communities to nurture economic growth, improve local infrastructure and develop opportunities in the local economy; Policy, advocacy and co-ordination – being a champion for Atlantic Canada by representing the region’s interests at the national level in areas like policy development, research and analysis and in work with other departments to ensure coordination of policies and programs. More information about The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) can be found online

More About The Canadian Consulate General in the New York Area

Clients of the Consulate General include many of the biggest players in fields such as business, finance, the media, and culture. The primary responsibility for this branch of the Canadian Consulate is New York City, Eastern New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut. By way of comparison, it is interesting to note that New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut have a population of more than 30 million–roughly equivalent to that of Canada–and a gross domestic product 48 per cent greater than Canada's.

Annual trade between the three states and Canada has soared to almost $50 billion (U.S.). That's up almost 300 per cent over a 12-year period and would, if this region were a country, be enough to make it Canada's second-largest trading partner. Along with the Canadian Embassy in Washington and 10 other consulates in major U.S. centres, the Canadian Consulate handles Canada's political, economic, cultural and immigration interests.

More About IES, Ltd.

With offices in the US and in Hong Kong, IES, Ltd. is one of the largest logistics software companies in North America. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the IES suite of solutions serves freight forwarders, NVOCC’s, Customs brokers and other transportation intermediaries. IES’s product offerings adjust to the changes inherent when doing business in the global arena. As a result, the suite of IES solutions are among the most customizable and adaptable in the industry. For more information, please visit or contact IES Sales at +1.201.639.5000 or email [email protected].