HPDP was formed specifically to assemble the business consortium required to develop the deep-water NOVAPORTE™ Mega-Terminal in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Our aim is to bring together firms with the necessary financial resources, construction expertise and logistical support skills to fast-track this project. The group we are assembling will include port operators, shippers and any other necessary partners to design, construct and operate NOVAPORTE™ as the most efficient, technologically advanced port in North America. In doing so, we will invigorate Canada’s Atlantic Gateway, leverage the nation’s Free Trade Agreement with Europe (CETA) and begin to transform transportation patterns in eastern North America.
Albert Barbusci | CEO / Principal
Albert Barbusci is a born entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in advertising, business development and real estate investment. Multilingual and broadly travelled, Barbusci is expansive in his view of business opportunities, especially those of a global nature. Barbusci has worked with business partners around the world including Europe, the Middle East, Japan, China and South East Asia. He established his own highly successful advertising agency, Cadence Communications, in Montréal.
He successfully introduced advertising giant Dentsu (20 billion in global sales) to Canada and successfully established a joint venture, Dentsu Cadence Canada, headquartered in Toronto, and served as CEO. Dentsu Cadence Canada’s clients included Toyota, Lexus and Canon. Today Dentsu is one of the largest and most successful agencies in Canada. In the 1990’s Barbusci became a partner of the Atlanta Consulting Group, a successful U.S. firm, consulting to Fortune 1000 companies. Barbusci also founded and served as CEO of Events International Inc., a full-service, world congress Management Company, focused on major, international medical conferences held around the globe and sponsored by the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Barbusci merged Events International with Grey Healthcare Group, a global pharmaceutical marketing and advertising agency, to form Phase V Communications, Canada where he served as Chairman. Barbusci has pursued joint venture and acquisition opportunities in the communications, entertainment, and real estate development sectors within North America, China, Japan and Asia.
Over the last 3 years Albert has worked with long time friend, business partner and author Barry Sheehy to establish Harbor Port Development Partners, (HPDP) with a sole focus on developing a state of the art, highly automated deep water container terminal facility in Sydney, N.S. HDPD’s is working closely with JV partners such as Canderel, China Communications Construction Company and Bechtel. The aim is to change transportation patterns in North America and dramatically improve port productivity in the U.S. and Canada. This new effort is characteristic of Barbusci’s development approach in bringing together global partners from China, the Middle East, Europe and America in pursuit of a common goal.
Barry Sheehy | Principal
Barry Sheehy is an accomplished writer and business consultant as well as a powerfully engaging speaker. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies in a range of industries including Transportation, Financial Services, Health Care and Manufacturing—they run the gamut from The Federal Reserve to the NFL to the Government of Kuwait.
He is on Executive Excellence Magazine’s list of top 100 business consultants in America. Consulting as well as his lectures have taken Barry around the world. He has a track record of identifying important patterns, particularly those relating to quality and value—before they are broadly felt and noticed. He has been the author or a contributing author to seven books and more than fifty published papers and articles. He is listed in the original Who’s Who in America. His latest books include Smart Business, addresses quality issues surrounding technology investments, (Executive Excellence 2002). Winning The Race For Value, deals with Strategies to create competitive advantages in the emerging "Age of Abundance" (AMACOM, 1996), Economic Divide (TACG Press 1995). His work can also be found in, In Search Of Quality (Executive Excellence, 1995) and Game Plans for Success (Little Brown, 1995). He was a contributing author to the best-seller, Firing On All Cylinders (Irwin, 1992). His works have appeared alongside those of Presidents Clinton and Bush, Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin and business leaders such as Lou Gerstner, Jack Welch, Michael Dell as well as Edwards Deming, Stephen R. Covey, Rosebeth Moss Kanter, Gary Hamel, Peter Senge and Tom Peters.
His last two books, Immortal City and Brokers, Bankers and Bay Lane deal with the City of Savannah and its role in the American Civil War. His next book, City of Secrets, focuses on the operations of the Confederate Secret Service in Montreal during the Civil War. Barry is a graduate of Loyola and McGill Universities as well as The Canadian Forces School of Electronics Engineering. He holds the Canadian Armed Forces Decoration. He is a resident of Gabarus, Cape Breton Island.