2023 SEUS-CP Conference

July 23 - 25, 2023 | St. John's, Newfoundland

About the Conference

The Southeast U.S.-Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance was established in 2007 to enhance trade and investment, promote business partnerships and encourage technological exchanges between the member states and Canadian provinces. The Alliance reinforces the importance of the long-standing U.S.-Canadian relationship and expands commercial opportunities in underdeveloped sectors and markets through new partnerships.


Conference Schedule

July 23

  • 12:00-6:00 pm: Registration Open - Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
  • 2:00-5:00 pm: Individual Business to Business Meetings
  • 5:45-6:15 pm: Shuttle Transportation to Opening Reception
  • 6:00-8:00 pm: Opening Welcome Reception - The Rooms

July 24

  • 7:00 am-5:00 pm: Registration Open - Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
  • 7:30-8:20 am: Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30-10:00 am: Opening Ceremony
  • 10:00-10:30 am: Networking Break
  • 10:15-11:45 am: Individual Business to Business Meetings
  • 10:30-11:45 am: Business Panel – Port Development of the 21st Century
  • 12:00-1:30 pm: Roundtable with Fireside Chat
  • 12:00-1:30 pm: Individual Business to Business Meetings
  • 1:45-3:00 pm: Panel Discussion - Transitioning to Clean Energy
  • 1:45-5:15 pm: Individual Business to Business Meetings
  • 3:30-5:00 pm: Panel Discussion - Monitoring and Observations for Asset Protection
  • 6:30-9:00 pm: Reception and Delegation Dinner - Taste of Newfoundland and Labrador

July 25

  • 9:00-10:00 am: Closing Breakfast Hosted by Mississippi
  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm: Individual Business to Business Meetings
  • 10:15-11:30 am: Panel Discussion - Sustainable Transportation
  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm: Pick up Box Lunch End of Official Program

Participating Organizations

Providing strategic procurement and partnership opportunities for businesses is a hallmark of the SEUS-CP Alliance.  The 2023 conference will include a B2B program to connect company delegates with businesses that are seeking new suppliers of goods, services, and innovative technologies across the green and blue economies.  Delegates will have the opportunity to meet a number of potential customers, partners, agents, distributors and other key industry contacts in several key areas.

      • Transitioning to Clean Energy
      • Sustainable Transportation
      • Port Development for the 21st Century
      • Monitoring and Observation for Asset Protection

The Market Access International (MAI) team will work with B2B participants to advise and organize meeting schedules and be on-site in St. John’s to assist you with the B2B program taking place between 2:00pm on Sunday through 3:00pm on Tuesday.

After registering for the conference and selecting the B2B Program, an MAI team member will contact you to gather additional information specific to the matchmaking and discuss your B2B goals and objectives.

Please scroll down to review the Profiles and Meeting Objectives of both the Anchor and other B2B participating companies.



Anchor companies attend SEUS CP to primarily expand their network of suppliers and strategic partners. They also participate because they believe in SEUSCP as an effective way to expand trade, and to represent their Provinces and States. Anchor companies attending the 2023 SEUS-CP Conference include the following firms:


Port of Argentia

Where Potential Launches Opportunity

Port of Argentia is focused on facilitating energy transition initiatives and has partnered with major global players in key industry sectors in the renewable energy space.

Port of Argentia has secured two significant contracts with heavy transport company Boskalis to receive and store monopiles for installation at Northeastern US offshore wind farms.

In collaboration with Pattern Energy, the Port has initiated the creation of Argentia Renewables—a significant and comprehensive renewable energy endeavor located at Argentia. This ambitious project encompasses multiple phases and incorporates a wind energy initiative alongside the establishment of a cutting-edge facility for the production and  export of green hydrogen and other renewable fuel derivatives.

Argentia is being considered for the establishment of an offshore pipe spool base facility to support subsea development in the oil and gas industry.

A planned dock expansion at Argentia will see the latest innovations in port electrification technology to ensure best practices for green port marine services to many key industry sectors.

Strategically located near the main shipping lanes between North America and Europe, Argentia offers domestic and international container shipping and a wide range of marine and shoreline supports, including crane and trucking services, stevedoring, storage facilities and laydown yards.

The Port offers well-maintained infrastructure, over 600 metres docking facilities with up to 11 metre draft, with over 1000 hectares of industrial zoned uplands and a suite of buildings suited for storage and light manufacturing.

Port of Argentia’s land assets and dock facilities position it well to provide shoreline supports and marshalling yards in support of key industry sectors including U.S. offshore wind projects.


SEUS-CP Meeting Objectives:

Meet with companies that can assist in the greening of the Port through environmentally friendly and sustainable operations and alternatives to power-intense equipment. This includes meeting with:

  • Key industry stakeholders and leaders in the global energy transition;
  • Companies seeking to transfer market intelligence;
  • Companies knowledgeable in best practices and new technologies in port electrification;
  • Companies interested in participating in the multi-phase Argentia Renewables project;
  • Companies with green technologies for port infrastructure improvements;
  • Companies in need of manufacturing or warehousing with direct port access.


Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University

The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University (MI) is Canada’s most comprehensive centre for education, training, research, and industrial support in ocean sectors.

The Launch

The Launch is MI’s hub of ocean innovation and discovery. It provides stakeholders with at-sea access to enhance their technology pipeline through researching, testing, and improving their products and services, increasing their Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) for commercialization. With direct access to the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, one of the harshest marine environments in the world, The Launch is ideally located to mobilize ocean research – if it works here, it will work anywhere.

The Launch is home to a subsea test facility, a latent seabed oil field installation, situated at 30m water depth. This facility enables the development and testing of next-generation ocean/subsea technologies, paints and coatings, real-time vehicle visualization, sonar camera systems, and other technologies.

It is also home to a new initiative called MAST, maritime autonomous systems testbed.  This initiative looks ahead at how autonomous systems, both subsea and surface, will influence the national and global maritime transportation networks in the future. Work will be undertaken to research both user-centric and outcome-driven technology, decarbonization, human-machine interface, remote operations, skill and training requirements, regulatory challenges, insurance implications, legal issues, cybersecurity, and operational impacts.

Centre for Applied Ocean Technology

The Launch utilizes experts from MI’s Centre for Applied Ocean Technology (CTEC), whose core expertise is using equipment for ocean mapping and ocean monitoring. Their focus is on converting data into useful information to service the needs of those who work on the ocean. They manage both SmartAtlantic, the largest applied ocean observation system in Canada; and the Holyrood Subsea Observatory, a subsea ocean monitoring platform powered to shore by a fiber optic cable.

Centre for Marine Simulation

MI’s Centre for Marine Simulation (CMS) is the largest marine simulation facility in North America, comprising 25 simulators ranging from full mission/motion capable ship bridge simulators to remotely operated vehicle (ROV) simulators. Particular areas of expertise include the modeling and simulation of harsh maritime environments; human performance in moving environments, simulation of offshore energy operations, risk assessments, performance training, and port development analysis. CMS has been involved in simulating every gravity-based tow-out that has taken place in the Grand Banks – East Coast Canada. CMS has also worked on port development projects, facilitating the analysis of port layouts for optimal traffic efficiency and operational safety; assessing dredging needs; and determining vessel suitability for specific operations.

Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development

The Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD) is a comprehensive industrial response unit within MI’s School of Fisheries. The Centre is internationally recognized for its applied scientific and technical expertise, comprehensive research facilities and commitment to clients in the seafood processing and aquaculture industries. CASD possesses the largest pilot plant facilities of its kind in Atlantic Canada, with a combined area of nearly 1,400 square metres. Facilities include a 1,100 square metre state-of-the-art food processing pilot plant, an aquaculture facility and a marine bioprocessing facility.

Services span the entire value chain from:

  • post-harvest handling and holding technologies
  • equipment design and prototype development
  • product and process development
  • pilot scale processing of test market samples, through to by-product utilization for the seafood processing sector

Likewise, an egg to plate approach is available for aquaculture clients with services ranging from:

  • site selection
  • diet development and formulation
  • development of land-based live holding systems to
  • aquatic health services


SEUSCP Meeting Objectives & Benefits of MI Partnership:


  • Potential to leverage R&D funding to improve a company’s product or service;
  • Use of company technology in a classroom setting providing for product improvement and visibility by the next generation of scientists and employees;
  • Assistance to deploy and test equipment at-sea via MI vessels and experienced technicians;
  • Ability to assess the feasibility of a particular port and/or vessel requirements for renewable energy projects (e.g. hydrogen, wind, tidal) through MI’s marine simulation facilities;
  • Potential to leverage MI’s relationships with remote and indigenous communities for projects that look at data capture, filtering and transfer in Arctic regions and hard to reach areas;
  • Access to highly skilled engineering and technical teams to test equipment and technology in unique operational field environments.


The Coca-Cola Company (GA)



Coca-Cola Supplier Diversity conducts procurement across the entire organization. We procure categories of goods and services that are used in the manufacturing, supply and marketing of refreshing beverages across the Coca-Cola system. Coca-Cola is interested in companies with experience in the beverage industry and/or with Fortune 500 companies. Coca-Cola is always interested in meeting with firms that possess innovative solutions.


SEUSCP Meeting Objectives:


Transportation/Logistics/Warehousing Movement of materials and finished product throughout North America


Financial Services Brokers and Dealers providing financial services including currency trading


Legal Services Broad range of services including Corporate and Finance, and Litigation Services


Multi-Cultural Marketing Digital marketing, social media, social listening, and analytics to connect with diverse communities


Sustainability Solutions and innovation to increase sustainability in all aspects of the corporation


Maintenance and Repair Operations Maintenance and repair of bottle operations globally


Commodities Sourcing of commodities for all of product offerings including glass, aluminum, and raw materials inputs


Center of Excellence, Strategy, and 3rd Party Engagement Includes DMR, procurement tools, reporting and analytics


Client Relations Bottler liaisons facilitate communication and process alignment between the procurement organizations at the bottlers, CCNA and CCBSS procurement


Commodity Risk Management & Ingredients (Sweeteners & Risk Management) Includes commodity market forecasts, risk management consulting, physical energy procurement and market updates


Commercial Includes cold drink equipment & parts, coolers, fountain equipment, vending and ambient merchandise equipment


Packaging Includes plastics, metals and general packaging, and pet procurement


Manufacturing and Flex Indirect Includes production equipment, MRO, quality, health and safety equipment


Pennecon Limited


From breaking ground to commissioning and long-term site maintenance, Pennecon Limited www.pennecon.com is one of Canada’s pre-eminent general contractors and has delivered some of Canada’s toughest jobs, spanning coast-to-coast and northern frontiers. Pennecon is a leading provider of integrated solutions across a diverse portfolio of capabilities: Heavy Civil, Industrial, Services & Maintenance, and Marine. From breaking new ground to commissioning and ongoing site maintenance, Pennecon delivers the best solutions, service, and quality.

Powered by a diverse team from across Canada, we are united by our passion and determination to deliver results on the most complex jobs and challenging environments. With annual revenues over CAD 400 million per annum and a workforce of over 2,500 personnel at peak, Pennecon’s experience includes some of Canada’s largest megaprojects. Pennecon has a unique ability to scale its work force and adapt quickly to specific project and client needs. With our flexible and dedicated staff, in conjunction with labour agreements, we can scale our project team to the unique requirements of any project, whether it is a maintenance and service contract or a large-scale megaproject.

From start to finish we work hard to deliver the best possible services, quality, and standards of safety on the most complex projects in the most challenging places. We have the proven capability to pool our individual breadth of organizational resources to step-up and deliver complex projects. No matter where the location, what the scope, we deliver.


SEUSCP Meeting Objectives:

Pennecon’s growth strategy is expected to be underpinned by increasing opportunities found in the energy transition that is happening worldwide and more specifically in eastern Canada in the green and blue economies. Industrial plant construction and maintenance (eg. Hydrogen) coupled with wind and hydroelectric power generation are at the core of our competencies and as a result we want to be present in the supply chain and also develop our own network by meeting with:


  • companies that are looking to engage local supply chain capability for: green hydrogen and ammonia projects, onshore wind energy projects, hydropower projects, and offshore wind project opportunities in eastern Canada and potentially into the US;
  • companies that may have import/export and service opportunities through Pennecon Marine Base;
  • companies that have technical service needs in power, hydraulic systems, engineered repair services, marine deck equipment, and controls and automation systems



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