Porter Airlines flies BioTalent Canada to BIO 2013 in Chicago

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 people.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.   

Image with caption: "Porter (CNW Group/BioTalent Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130318_C5624_PHOTO_EN_24604.jpg

SOURCE: BioTalent Canada

For further information:

Siobhan Williams
Director, Marketing and Communications
BioTalent Canada
613-235-1402 ext. 229

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