Western Canadian Shipbuilding Summit Opens New Business Opportunities

Western Canadian Shipbuilding Summit Opens New Business Opportunities

More than 400 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be connecting with new business opportunities being generated at the Western Canadian Shipbuilding Summit, to take place in Vancouver on May 23, 2012.

Western Canada’s Shipbuilding Action Plan is focussed on creating jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity in the West,” said the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. “Events like the upcoming Shipbuilding Summit are crucial in helping western Canadian businesses showcase their expertise and continue to grow.

The Summit is being hosted by Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) and Seaspan Marine Corporation, and will provide western Canadian SMEs an opportunity to meet with Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. and Irving Shipyards, who were selected to construct the non-combat and combat work packages respectively under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).

Economic Action Plan 2012 highlighted Western Canada’s Shipbuilding Action Plan, which will help western SMEs take advantage of the business opportunities presented by the NSPS. This event allows western SMEs to make valuable business connections in the shipbuilding industry and learn about specific shipbuilding projects.


Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, May 10, 2012; Image: gc.ca