Halifax Accelerator Agenda

The Halifax event took place on September 26th at Pier 21. It’s always inspiring to see first-hand the global ambitions of Canada’s thriving entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-led companies. Check out the photos here from the event! You can re-watch your favourite moments from the Canadian Export Challenge. Click here for the morning recording and here for the afternoon recording. Click here for the Halifax E-blast recap!


Rivers Corbett, Emcee

Tareq Hadhad 
Co-Founder & CEO
Peace by Chocolate

John Rowe
Founder & CEO

Carolyn Crewe

Alain Bélanger
President and CEO

Dawn Jutla
CEO & President
Peer Ledger

Scott Ferris
Director of Business Development
FITT (Forum for International Trade Training)

David Stevenson
Vice President | Business Intelligence and Innovation
Export Development Canada

Shane Fleming
Trade Commissioner
Trade Commissioner Service

Melanie Carter
Knowledge Partnership Lead
Export Development Canada

Derek W. Martin
Co-Founder & CEO

Luke Megarity
Co-Founder & CEO
Boss Gibson Oyster Company

Peter MacAskill
Chief Operating Officer
Nøva Scotia Business Inc.

Adam Nalepa
Client Partner
Business Development Bank of Canada

Pablo Asiron
EVP Global Sales
Masitek Instruments

Jeffrey Orser
Manager, Sectoral Business Development
Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Mike Savage
Halifax Regional Municipality

George Palikaras
Founder & CEO
Metamaterial Technologies Inc.

Nova Scotia Presenting Partners

Nova Scotia Partners

Halifax Official Partners