TORONTO, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - BioTalent Canada announced a new
agreement with Porter Airlines today that will focus on offering
discount air travel to representatives of the Canadian bio-economy who
plan to attend BIO 2013 in Chicago April 22-25, 2013.
The agreement will allow individuals from Canada's bio-economy traveling
from destinations served by Porter Airlines to benefit from a special
promotional discount of 15% on available base fares to and from the 2013 BIO International Convention in Chicago.
"We're pleased that a company like Porter Airlines sees the significance
of the Biotech industry and is helping them access this important
international gathering," said Rob Henderson, President of BioTalent
Canada. "Destinations like Chicago and Boston are biotech hubs and are
important for Canadian companies who want to tap the significant
investor, research and human resources these markets represent. We're
proud to have Porter Airlines aboard to support these businesses
through this partnership."
The focus on BIO 2013 is only one aspect of the agreement between the
two companies, which was struck to allow BioTalent Canada's
stakeholders, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), greater
exposure to businesses like Porter Airlines. The agreement will allow
Porter Airlines greater access to the bio-economy market through
BioTalent Canada's website, products and marketing tools which extend
the brands of businesses like Porter Airlines, who consider Canada's
bio-economy a key market.
Porter flies direct into Chicago Midway Airport, making it an easy
commute to downtown Chicago and McCormick Place, home of BIO2013.
Individuals and companies can access the special discount by
registering for free at BioTalent Canada's National bilingual
Biotechnology job board -The PetriDishTM at http://www.biotalent.ca/user/login and then using the Promotional Discount code provided when purchasing
your flight at Porter's web site www.flyporter.com or calling (888) 619-8622 to book flights.
About BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada is the HR hub of Canada's bio-economy. A national
non-profit organization, BioTalent Canada connects employers with job
seekers, delivers human resource information and skills development
tools to the bio-economy to ensure the industry has access to job-ready
Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.
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SOURCE: BioTalent Canada
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