Business Development Highlights
9th Annual SEUS-CP Conference and Business-to-Business
Mission: Gaining Competitive Advantage to Sustain Economic
Taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, the 9th Annual SEUS-CP B2B Mission and
Conference will take place from May 26-28, 2016 at the OMNI
Nashville Hotel with more than 250 Canadian and U.S.
business leaders participating. This event will offer a great
opportunity to network with key global leaders.
The theme of this year's event is “Gaining Competitive
Advantage to Sustain Economic Growth." The keynote address will
be from Scott T. Massey, Ph.D, Chairman and CEO,
CumberlandCenter, a national leader in innovation, economic
development and strategy with extensive experience with regions
and universities. Included in the robust agenda is a B2B
matchmaking program that will match delegates from across the 13
alliance jurisdictions to maximize business opportunities. As
well, businesses will have the chance to meet directly with
procurement officials from the SEUS-CP anchor companies.
Tennessee, and Nashville in particular, is known as the hub
for the creative class in the Southeastern United States with
innovative activities as well as digital and mobile technologies
cross-cutting traditional industries such as:
- Healthcare - Hospitals, IT & Equipment (Management &
- Entertainment - Film, Media & Music (Business &
- Transportation - Watercraft, Auto, Rail & Air (Advanced
Manufacturing & Logistics)
Matchmaking efforts will be focused on these sectors. During
last year’s conference in Charlottetown, PEI, there were a more
than 600 one–on-one business-to-business meetings held over a
period of two days between 68 companies and 10 anchor companies.
This conference, through focused B2B matchmaking, provides
invaluable opportunities for companies to identify new markets,
forge new partnerships, and foster existing business
connections. Contact us now as recruitment is underway! If you
are interested in attending this conference, please contact Gillian Chatman at
Established in 2007, the SEUS-CP Alliance is a strategic
trade partnership between six southeastern states (Georgia,
South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and
Alabama) and seven Canadian provinces (Newfoundland and
Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick,
Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba).
In this issue...
Technology Conference (OTC), Houston, Texas, May 2-5, 2016
Business Development Mission: Mid-Atlantic US and Sea-Air Space
Expo 2016, National Harbor, MD and Washington, D.C, May
Business Women’s Trade Mission, Atlantic, GA and
Orlando Florida, June 15-17 and June 20-23, 2016
New York Summer Fancy Food Show, New York City, New York, June
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)
Where: Houston, Texas
When: May 2-5, 2016
Donna Parsons, (709)
The Department of Natural Resources is organizing the province’s
participation at the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference.
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy
professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance
scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and
environmental matters. OTC gives access to leading-edge
technical information, the industry’s largest equipment
exhibition, and valuable new professional contacts.
you are directly involved in the oil and gas industry and want
to showcase your products or services at this exhibition, please
contact Donna Parsons
at (709) 729-5681.
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International Business Development Mission: Mid-Atlantic US
and Sea-Air-Space Expo 2016
Where: National Harbor, MD and Washington, D.C.
Gillian Chatman, (709) 729-3922
The Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural
Development (BTCRD), in partnership with the Atlantic Canada
Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Aerospace and Defence
Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (ADIANL), is
seeking expressions of interest in a business development
mission to the Washington, D.C. area the week of May 16, 2016.
The program will include exhibition at and access to the
Canadian Pavilion at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition
(SAS), as well as additional meetings with companies and
agencies in the defense and security market. The Sea-Air-Space
Exposition brings the U.S. defense industrial base,
private-sector U.S. companies, and key military decision makers
together for an annual innovative, educational, professional and
maritime based event.
Additional activities will be organized in
conjunction with the Canadian Association of Defense and
Security Industries, the Canadian Embassy and local industry
associations. The program will also include matchmaker services,
market intelligence reports, industry briefings and access to
the Canadian Pavilion and meeting facilities at the expo.
Companies/individuals attending the SAS Exposition and related
activities are eligible to apply for the BTCRD travel stipend.
For more information, contact Gillian
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Business Women’s Trade Mission
Where: Atlanta, GA & Orlando, FL
When: June 15-17 & June 20-23, 2016
Tonya Norman, (709)
729-3641 or , Deborah Youden
The Department of Business Tourism, Culture and Rural
Development, in partnership with the
Newfoundland and Labrador
Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE), and the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), are calling on
women owned businesses who are interested in the following trade
missions. Take advantage of one or both of these initiatives
and find opportunities for exporting, partnering, supplier
diversity and networking with other women owned businesses.
- Women in Business - North America Summit, Atlanta,
Georgia, June 15-17, 2016
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
National Conference and Business Fair, Orlando, Florida,
June 20-23, 2016
In partnership with Global Affairs Canada’s
Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) program, U.S.
Small Business Administration, ProMexico and local partners in
Consulate General of Canada (Atlanta) is presenting the
first-ever Women in Business: North America Summit.
The Summit will support women-owned businesses working with
innovative technologies across multiple sectors from Canada,
Mexico, and the Southeast U.S. (Georgia, Tennessee, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi).
Target sectors include ICT, Automotive, Defence, Water
technology, Infrastructure /Transportation, Cleantech, Life
Science, Agri-food, Chemicals, and Textiles.
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New York Summer Fancy Food Show
Where: New York City, New York
When: June 26-28,
Guillemette, (709) 729-1943
The Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association (AFBPA),
in partnership with the four Atlantic provinces and ACOA,
invites your company to participate in its upcoming Export
Development Mission to the New York City June 26 - 28, 2016.
The mission will be based in New York City attending the
Summer Fancy Food Show, which attracts national buyers in
the specialty foodservice and retail markets in North America
Focus at this show is on unique
specialty foods, beverages and ingredients. All interest
will be reviewed but the reserve the right to limit registration
to those companies that meet the criteria demanded by the nature
of this particular show.
Deadline to register is April
For more information on registration please
Guillemette at (709) 729-1943.
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Save the Date!
June 6-9, 2016 – San Francisco, CA
Trade Show, August 20-24, 2016 – New York City, NY
2016, September 6-8, 2016 – Halifax, NS
’16, September 19-23, 2016 – Monterey, California
October 24-25, 2016 – St. John’s, NL
October 27-28, 2016 – St. John’s, NL
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Export Development Canada
Export Development Canada (EDC) is Canada's export credit agency, offering financial and risk management solutions to help businesses expand into the international market. Learn how they can help your company by visiting the EDC website, or by contacting Patrick Murphy
at (709) 772-8808.
Global Affairs Canada
Trying to find a contact in a specific region?
Looking for market reports for your sector?
Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada) has an extensive range of resources that could help your company in doing business abroad.
For more information, visit
Global Affairs Canada.
Newfoundland and Labrador Industry Partners
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association
Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries
Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association
Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs
Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association
Aerospace and Defence Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development
International Business Development Staff
The department's International Business Development officers are here to help with your exporting needs! If there is a market or sector opportunity you are considering, please feel free to contact us.
Carolann Harding, Director
Kelly Day, Manager
Southeastern United States Gillian Chatman
Ireland and UK
Kelly Day, Manager
Corinne St. Croix