Premiers Mission to France Germany England

first_imgPremier Stephen McNeil will travel to France, Germany and England to help promote trade, tourism and investment opportunities, May 31 to June 9. Today, May 31, Premier McNeil will board WestJet’s inaugural direct flight from Halifax to Paris. This new route is an important transportation link for Nova Scotia to key European markets. “We have built successful trading relationships in Europe and want to continue to advance economic opportunities and investment, as well as encourage visitors to come to our beautiful province,” said Premier McNeil. “With the recent EU trade agreement and our ongoing, historic trading relationship with the U.K. it is an important time to look at enhancing export opportunities for Nova Scotia.” The mission includes: meetings with company officials in the energy, financial investment, transportation logistics and information and communication technology sectors promotion of Nova Scotia seafood and wine at culinary events in Paris and Hamburg, Germany laying wreaths at three war memorial sites in France –Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, the Thiepval Memorial and the Courcelette Canadian memorial a Nova Scotia-WestJet reception at the ambassador to France’s official residence in Paris to promote the new route meeting with Tourism Nova Scotia in-market representative in Cologne meeting and tour at the Cargojet facility in Cologne a celebration of Dalhousie University’s 200th anniversary at Canada House in London Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Karen Casey will join the mission in Germany, which also includes stops in Munich and Cologne. Ms. Casey will also lead meetings in London with leaders in the financial investment industry. Officials from Intergovernmental Affairs, Tourism Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Business Inc., Department of Energy, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and executives from Halifax International Airport Authority will participate in some activities. The EU is Nova Scotia’s third largest goods export market after United States and China. Exports have averaged $429 million over the last five years. The leading exports are seafood, paper and forestry products, and fruit.last_img read more

MineSpace and Hexagon Geospatial form partnership

first_imgHexagon Geospatial is partnering with MineSpace in Australia to provide software as a service to the mining industry. Headquartered in Perth, MineSpace provides innovative solutions to the geoscience and mining industry to help gain access to affordable software that they commonly use through pay-as-you-go options. Imagery processing forms the backbone of the geoscience industry – especially in the fields of exploration geology and mining – where functions such as interpolation, colour stretches, and batch processing are necessary. MineSpace recognised the need for a software that has been proven popular in Australia before, and thereby zeroed in on ERDAS IMAGINE® and ERDAS ER Mapper.Using its infrastructure, MineSpace will be offering Hexagon Geospatial software through a Software as a Service, enabling more people to make use of the cutting edge technology. The portal is set to launch on March 3, 2015.“It’s an exciting new frontier for software delivery and geoscience and data management in Australia,” said Adrian Large, Co-Founder and Director of MineSpace. “Hexagon Geospatial is an obvious choice with its geospatial abilities, and even more importantly its power to provide imagery at a standard high enough for the mining industry.  We look forward to growing our partnership with Hexagon Geospatial, and expanding the use of other Hexagon products during our growth.”“We are excited about our partnership with MineSpace in Australia,” said Grace Micallef, Executive Director for Asia Pacific at Hexagon Geospatial. “MineSpace is all set to pitch Hexagon Geospatial’s cutting edge technology solutions to the mining industry. They are aligned to the market trend of deploying solutions through flexible software-as-a-service offerings, and extending itself from a service provider to a solution provider.”last_img read more