From lobstermen to brewers, Maine boasts a fabulously diverse collection of food providers and manufacturers. Portland sits in a unique position to harness this opportunity and has rapidly attracted culinary entrepreneurs to its burgeoning restaurant and wholesaling industries. Because of this, there is increasing and complex demand for reliable, efficient and affordable transportation of goods to local, regional and international markets.
In October of 2015, the Maine Port Authority (MPA) is launching its TRANSPORTATION MATTERS workshop series at O’Maine Media Kitchen in Portland. This event is part of a larger informational project created to facilitate connections between small businesses in Maine and service providers from the transportation industry. The MPA hopes that this series will help shippers uncover multi-modal avenues to reach a greater market, improve distribution and grow their businesses.
5:30 Doors open for “Happy Hour” and networking, attendees arrive to a looping informational Sponsor Slideshow
6:15 Moderator introduction of presentation structure
6:20 Patrick Arnold to speak on Transportation Matters in Maine
6:40 Introductions of the members of the “Expert Sponsors” panel (3-5 mins each)
7:00 Audience led question and answer session with “Expert Sponsors”
7:20 Presentation of locally sourced and freshly prepared food, continued networking
Venue: O’Maine Media Kitchen
Date: Wednesday, October 7th
Food Preparation: Brett Cary, Kitchen Manager at Even Tide Oyster Company
Bartending: Spirits Catering of the Dogfish Company
Eimskip - RC Moore - Pan Am - Maine Port Authority
Wine and Spirits Shippers Association - Maine International Trade Center
Even Tide Oyster Company - Allagash - 22 Vodka