Event Sponsors 2023

Host Partners

As Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, The Port of Halifax is essential for Canada’s global trade security. Offering a natural, deep harbour and big ship infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, breakbulk cargo, and project cargo. By collaborating with strong operating partners, labour and other interested parties, fluid, reliable, and efficient cargo capabilities at the Port of Halifax help deliver excellence to containerized cargo trading partners around the world.

The Port of Halifax is a full service, diversified port and is receiving the largest containerized cargo ships of any Canadian port. Ultra large 16,000+ TEU vessels approaching 400 metres arrive regularly and contribute to steady and sustainable growth. 

With 18 weekly ocean services, the Port of Halifax connects with over 150 countries. Work is underway to bring annual throughput capacity to 1.4 million TEU, with strategies identified to increase capacity to 1.9 million TEU annually over the next 20 years and ensure capacity remains ahead of demand. 

The Port of Halifax is governed by guiding principles which influence all aspects of business and community development – Be One Port City; Collaborative and Engaged; Future Focused; Sustainable; Trusted Partner. As a major economic driver, the Port has a responsibility to align our day-to-day business with corporate values which include a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Port of Halifax works with partners throughout the city and around the world to keep the economy moving, people employed, and provide supply chain security.

Silver Sponsor

The world’s best supply chains run on Everstream Analytics. Through the application of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to its vast proprietary dataset, Everstream’s end-to-end risk management platform delivers the insights and risk analytics businesses need for a smarter, more autonomous, and sustainable supply chain from planning to delivery. Automate the enrichment of intermodal logistics data with Everstream’s AI-powered cleansing and integration engine, to streamline network operations, and support carbon emission measurement and reporting.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911 and serving clients in more than 175 countries, IBM discovers, designs, and develops advanced information technology and consulting services, which translates into value for our clients. The essentials of transforming government are rooted in hybrid cloud, data and AI, automation, and cybersecurity. Each are foundational for government to continue to take bold steps forward – together let’s create. 

At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.

As a B2B technology innovation leader, we are pioneering networks that sense, think and act by leveraging our work across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. In addition, we create value with intellectual property and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Service providers, enterprises and partners worldwide trust Nokia to deliver secure, reliable and sustainable networks today – and work with us to create the digital services and applications of the future.

Portchain is the leading provider of berth alignment solutions for container terminals and carriers. Portchain works with leading container carriers and terminal operators to create sustainable win-win solutions to improve operational efficiency for container shipping. Founded in 2017 and based in Copenhagen, Portchain works on a global scale serving container terminals and carriers across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa.

TELUS Connected Worker keeps your at-risk Port workers protected, productive, and proactive through an ecosystem of applications, devices, and EHS data solutions, ensuring they are ready for what’s now and next.

Bronze Sponsor

Ericsson enables communications service providers and enterprises to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans the following business areas: Networks, Cloud Software and Services, Enterprise Wireless Solutions, Global Communications Platform, and Technologies and New Businesses. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people globally.

Nuvoola is a provider of SaaS artificial intelligence solutions that improves operational performance through automation and real-time visibility. Specialized in transport and logistic, we transform video, voice and data into actionable intelligence with innovative business solutions. Based in Canada, our company offers expertise that spans machine learning, cloud and industrial IoT.

Nuvoola’s Port Operation Performance Center SaaS solution provides strategic information and predictive analytics on supply chain velocity, fluidity, and short-term resilience for ports. Nuvoola’s analytics tools focus on understanding the gateway-wide impacts of events, develop a near-real-time warning system as it relates to specific resilience disruptors and recommend potential actions that could provide guidance to gateway participants in their recovery actions leading to a return to full-scale operations.

At Protex AI, we’re helping enterprise EHS teams to revolutionise how they make proactive safety decisions that help contribute to a safer work environment. Our AI-powered technology is enabling businesses to gain greater visibility of unsafe behaviours in their facilities. The privacy-preserving platform plugs into existing CCTV infrastructure and uses its computer vision technologies to capture unsafe events autonomously in settings such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities and ports.

SIBRE is a worldwide operating, medium-sized company of traditions with meanwhile over 60 years of company history. From the very first the company engages in the development and production of brake systems for the industry. Right from the start value was set on technical innovation, the most modern manufacturing technology and high customer use. Production procedures are continuously supervised by a quality management system.

The aim of the product development is an optimum combination of a top-quality product, the easiest use and market-driven price both for plant engineers and plant operators.

Over 5500 electrical port cranes worldwide are currently controlled and driven by Siemens, the nr.1 brand of choice in port cranes since 1891 where Siemens commissioned the world´s first electrical port crane. Siemens´ extensive experience in development, engineering and commissioning ensures technical and operational how-how. This domain know-how is key in digitalization and automation of terminals and enables successful brownfield modernization & automation projects to ensure reliable, safe, productive operation against lowest cost of ownership.

Evening Dinner Sponsor

Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division improves the resilience and sustainability of the world’s critical services and infrastructure. Our technologies transform complex data about people, places and assets into meaningful information and capabilities for better, faster decision-making in public safety, utilities, defense, transportation and government.

In the transportation sector, we support aviation, maritime, rail and road planning, operations and safety, from mapping and maintaining infrastructure to monitoring traffic and services.


OneLayer gives complete visibility into IoT devices and other devices connected to private LTE and 5G networks. With full asset management, operational intelligence, and zero-trust segmentation, ports can keep track of asset activity and implement policies quickly and painlessly.

Leveraging this technology, allows companies to treat their cellular networks as any other enterprise network without requiring extensive cellular knowledge.

SimWell Consulting and Technologies is a global company specializing simulation, optimization, and
digital twin technology. Our core mission is to unlock simulation at scale. We empower leaders and
operators to maximize their current resources, optimize their operations, and elevate their performance with
simulation. We build models of our customers operation, test scenarios, and predict how it will perform in a
risk-free environment. With SimWell as your partner, your team will have the tools to make confident
decisions, optimize your process, and press fast forward on your business.

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