The NEIA Voice

June 1, 2011
NEIA Voice

News from NEIA   


Events and Happenings  May has been busy at NEIA! 

 Peter Hall Speaks at Luncheon 

On Tuesday, May 24th, 2011, NEIA and Export Development Canada (EDC) hosted the annual Let's Talk Exports luncheon, featuring Senior Economist Peter Hall.


Attendees at Peter Hall LuncheonPeter Hall gave an enlightening talk on the global economy to a packed house at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. Each attendee received a copy of the Global Export Forecast - Summary; Spring 2011 edition in hard copy and a copy of the presentation. 


Gilbert BennetOn Friday, May 6th, NEIA presented a luncheon featuring Gilbert Bennett. The event was well attended and held at the Capital Hotel. After just finishing the public hearings for the proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project, he talked about the project and potential business opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador.




Don't miss out on our annual NEIA Golf Tournament coming up July 5th. Network as you enjoy practicing your swing.


Tee-time is 12:30pm on the Osprey Course at the scenic Clovelly Golf Club. Enjoy a barbeque with food, drink and more socializing at day's end.


Golf only: $47.00 + HST (Members & Non Members)

BBQ only: $45.00 + HST (Members) & $65.00 + HST (Non Members)

Individual Golfer (Full Event): $90.00 + HST (Member) & $110.00 + HST (Non Members)

Team of Four (Full Event): $350.00 + HST (Members) & $420.00 + HST (Non Members)


This event offers several sponsorship opportunities!

There are many levels of sponsorship to choose from, each with many benefits.


Hole Sponsorship ($275.00 HST Included)

Hole sponsors receive acknowledgement (website, NEIA Voice and at the event), signage at hole tee-off, and registration for one (golf & BBQ)

Choose from the following:  

         Longest Drive (Male & Female),

         Closest to the Pin (Male & Female) and

         Hole in One


BBQ Sponsor ($500.00 HST Included)

BBQ Sponsor received acknowledgement (website, NEIA Voice and at the event), signage at BBQ, and registration for 4 (golf & BBQ)


To become a sponsor or to register, contact Events Coordinator Joanne Parsons at [email protected] or call 772.3333.


Conferences, Workshops & Seminars  

United States Market Information Session

The Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development is partnering with Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) to deliver a United States Market Information Session on Thursday, June 2 at Bally Haly Golf and Curling Club in St. John's.


The session will feature market overview presentations from representatives from the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago and Consulate General of Canada in Miami. A full day is being planned with presentations, one-on-one meetings, nutrition breaks and lunch.


For additional information, or to register, please contact  Corinne St. Croix at (709) 729-2797. Click 



Introduction to BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM) June 14th, St. John's 

    • What is Building Information Modelling?
    • Who is using BIM in the Building Industry?
    • What technology tools are commonly associated with BIM?
    • How does the BIM process effect the
    • project?
    • How does BIM change the contractual obligations amongst parties involved?
    • Where do various disciplines and parties fit into the BIM process?

Information Session

Date: June 14, 2011 from 8:30-10:30am

Fee: $300.00 (NLCA members) $400.00 (Non-members)

Location: To be determined

Presenter: Thomas Strong BIM Development Manager EllisDon Construction


Thomas Strong is EllisDon Construction's Building formation Modeling Development Manager. Mr. Strong is responsible for the leadership, development, trategic direction and management of the EllisDon's IM program. Strong builds alliance relationships in echnology with business partners and guides the daption of new innovative solutions to ensure EllisDon ontinues to meet the evolving needs of its clients.


Please return completed forms to Susan Casey at

[email protected] or fax to 754-3968.


Registration Deadline:

June 7, 2011

Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Association

33 Pippy Place, Suite 201

St. John's, NL A1B 3X2

Phone: (709)753-8920

Fax: (709)754-3968



International Financial Institutions: Introductory Workshop

June 16, 2011 - 10.00am, John Cabot Building, St. John's

A workshop on doing business with the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). Join Amber Germain of Canada's Office of Liaison with the International Financial Institutions to learn how to access the multi-billion dollar international development market. Click 


To RSVP please contact Karen Barry at [email protected] 



Other Events and Happenings

June 13 - 16: Clean Technology Conference & Expo 2011 , Boston, MA

September 27 - 29: The GREEN Expo Mexico , Mexico City, Mexico



Professional Opportunities


Call for Tenders: Water Treatment Project, Costa Rica Click   



Call for Tenders: Electrical Conversion, Building 399, Goose Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador

DEFENCE CONSTRUCTION CANADA (DCC) - #GB19205 - Electrical Conversion, Building 399, Goose Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador


The work includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the supply of labour, material, supervision and equipment necessary for the electrical conversion, Goose Bay, Newfoundland & Labrador. 



Bridging the Gap: Funding Joint Industry/University Research through MITACS

Do you want to make your R&D budget go further?  Could your company benefit from collaborating with leading academic expertise and leveraging institutional infrastructure?  Are you looking to recruit the best and brightest new talent?  The MITACS Accelerate program can help you address these questions.  MITACS ( ) is a national research network with a mandate to connect companies with the vast research expertise in Canada's universities; from environmental sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, and much more.


For further information, please contact Steve Kavanagh, Director of Business Development for MITACS in Newfoundland & Labrador. He will be able to provide further detail on the MITACS Accelerate Graduate Student Internship program and how MITACS can help your company develop research collaborations with Memorial University.


Stephen can be reached at 709.725.9253 or [email protected].



At the Canada Business Centre: FREEone-on-one consultations for your business!

  • BANKING:Monday, June 6th 9am - 12pm: Kevin Harnum, Area Manager of the TD Canada Trust, can provide information on financing options, banker's expectations, loan application process, liability issues, expansion financing, cash flow, financing a buy-out, business plans, alternate financing options and services available.
  • LEGAL:Monday, June 6th 1 - 4pm: David S. Williams, Lawyer with O'Dea Earle, can provide guidance on your questions on contracts, liability, leases, dispute resolution, business structure, shareholder/partnership agreements, buying/selling a business, licensing agreements, disclaimers, taxation, etc.
  • BUSINESS PLANNING:Tuesday, June 7th 1 - 4pm: Mike Green, Manager, Consulting of the Business Development Bank of Canada, can provide help to grow your business and provide expertise in business plan development or any functional aspect of your business including strategy, marketing, operations or human resources.
  • ACCOUNTING:Thursday, June 9th 1- 4pm:  John Dearin, Accountant from Business Management Services Inc., can provide information on a variety of business management topics such as individual, partner and corporate tax services, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, HST.

To book an appointment, call 1-888-576-4444 or email  [email protected]  


Other News and Interesting Links  


News from Provincial Government: Investments Support a Rapidly Growing Aquaculture Industry Read more... 

 Conference Board of Canada releases provincial outlook Click 


TED Talks Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?

Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment. Read more... 


Our sister organization, Oceans Advance, just recently launched a brand new website! Check it out... 


The global economy and the price of gas.  Read more... 


Interesting Article from "The Courier" - Green roofs good for environment Read more... 



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