Aberdeen delegation visits Halifax to explore opportunities and strengthen ties


A delegation from Aberdeen Scotland, including Deputy Lord Provost John Reynolds, is visiting Halifax this week to explore economic and cultural opportunities and strengthen ties between the two cities.  

While Halifax and Aberdeen have a longstanding relationship through membership in the World Energy Cities Partnership, this is the first visit since Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and The Lord Provost of Aberdeen, George Adam, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two cities last September.

 “We welcome the Aberdeen delegates to Halifax and look forward to continuing our discussion of mutual opportunities in ocean technology, energy, education and tourism,” said Mayor Mike Savage.

Led by the Greater Halifax Partnership, the visit will include one-on-one meetings with Halifax companies, Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) to discuss opportunities in areas such as ocean technology.

“NSCC is proud to offer programs in the growing fields of ocean technology and energy,” said Don Bureaux, NSCC President. “Meeting with educational institutions and businesses from Aberdeen is a welcome occasion to discuss shared interests and opportunities for collaboration.”

Delegates will also receive a briefing on the Irving shipbuilding project and will visit the Institute for Oceans Research Enterprise and Survival Systems Limited to learn more about Halifax’s ocean sector.

Aberdeen Delegation Members:

  • Deputy Lord Provost, John Reynolds, Aberdeen City Council  
  • Gordon McIntosh, Director of Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure, Aberdeen City Council
  • Nicolas Ellison, Senior Executive, International Trade and Investment, Aberdeen City Council
  • David Garcia Jurado, International Trade Executive, Aberdeen City Council
  • Alex Fyfe, Managing Director, OilMac
  • Gordon Stove, Managing Director, Adrok
  • Kathryn Fowler, Deputy Executive Director, Aberdeen Institute of Energy (University of Aberdeen)
  • Richard Barnes, Head of International Academic Development, Robert Gordon University


Media Contact:

Shaune Mackinlay 
Principal Advisor, Mayor's Office 
Ph: 490-6531 (o) 
Email: mackins@halifax.ca