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7th Annual SEUS-CP Conference and Business-to-Business Mission:
Build. Grow. Connect.

Taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina, the 7th Annual SEUS-CP conference will take place from May 4-6, 2014 at the Raleigh Convention Center with more than 250 Canadian and U.S. business leaders participating. The conference will offer a great opportunity to network with key global leaders.

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.

Raleigh is an area of great opportunity with strengths in a number of sectors, including aerospace and defence, security, and ICT (including gaming and digital media).  Matchmaking will be focused on, but not limited to, these key sectors.  Additionally, there are significant military installations in North Carolina, which is home to the third largest military population in the United States. 

Smart Learning Solutions, a first-time participant in the conference, took part in the SEUS/CP Conference 2013 in Halifax, NS.  “What a fantastic forum to exchange information, explore common business interests and establish new connections,” said Sharon Dominey, President.  “The conference was a great catalyst for numerous continued discussions."

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 729-3922.

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... Industries: Globe 2014 Conference and Trade Show, March 26 – 28, 2014 Development Mission to Washington, D.C. and the Sea-Air-Space Expo, April 7-9, 2014 and United Kingdom Trade Business Development Program

Environmental Industries: Globe 2014 Conference and Trade Show

Where: Vancouver, BC
When: March 26 – 28, 2014
Susan Vaughan, (709) 729-4435

GLOBE SeriesThe GLOBETM Series is North America' largest international environmental business summit and has become the ideal event to transform environmental challenges into lucrative business opportunities.  Every two years approximately 9,000 participants, 650 CEOs and Presidents and 400 exhibitors from 60 countries gather in Vancouver, generating over $400 million in new environmental business.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is partnering with the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to create awareness of Newfoundland and Labrador's environmental  capabilities and expertise at this prestigious event.  Participating companies will have opportunities to showcase their products and services at a reserved booth, meet senior business executives and government officials, exchange ideas, build partnerships and conduct business on a wide range of global environmental issues.  The 2014 Conference Themes include:

* The Changing Energy Landscape
* The Search for Clean and Abundant Water
* The Future of Global Food Security
* Building Resilient Cities
* Responsible Resource Management
* Clean Capitalism: Financing the Future
* Doing Business in the Green Economy
* China – Our Shared Future
* The Aboriginal Advantage

If you are interested in attending the Globe 2014 Conference and Trade Fair, please contact Susan Vaughan at (709) 729-4435.

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Business Development Mission to Washington, D.C. and the Sea-Air-Space Expo

Where: Washington, D.C.
When: April 7-9, 2014 
Contact: Gillian Chatman, (709) 729-3922

The Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, in partnership with Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Aerospace and Defence Industry Association of Newfoundland Labrador (ADIANL),  is seeking expressions of interest in a business development mission to the Washington, DC area the week of April 7, 2014.

The program will include attendance (and access to the Canadian Pavilion) at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space Exposition and 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.

STAY TUNED!  IBRD, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Aerospace and Defence Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (ADIANL) are planning an industry day to promote market opportunities in the Washington, DC region. 

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Ireland and United Kingdom Multi Sector Trade Mission

Contact: Allison Dancey, (709) 729-7053

Following on a very successful week of information sessions, the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development (IBRD) is inviting expressions of interest from businesses interested in trade and investment in the Irish and UK markets.  Companies in all sectors are welcome. Ocean technology companies are encouraged to contact us. We may offer a specific program organized for this group.  The trade and investment services include in-market research, matchmaking services with our in-market consultant, Ms. Kate Hickey, and on-the-ground support while in the market. To register your interest, please contact Allison Dancey at (709) 729-7053.

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February 2014

News Releases

January 20 - RDC Investing in Businesses Aiming to Solve Harsh Environment Challenges

January 17 - Minister Fast Advances Beyond the Border Action Plan and Canadian Commercial Interests in Chicago

January 16 - $85,015 Investment Supports Initiatives for Local Businesses

January 13 - Minister Congratulates Norlantic Processors for Being First in the World to Achieve Best Aquaculture Standards Certification

January 9 - Barry Group Incorporated Explores International Markets with $22,980 from the Provincial Government

January 1 - January 1 Marks 20th Anniversary of North American Free Trade Agreement

December 30 - Harper Government Records Most Successful Year for Trade and Investment in Canadian History

December 19 - Harper Government Celebrates Canada's Biggest Trade Deal Ever

December 17 - $130,500 in Funding Supports the Work of Tourism Organizations

December 16 - International Awards Acknowledge Outstanding Work of Employees

All BTCRD news releases

All DFATD (formerly DFAIT) news releases

Export Insight of the Month:

Going Global: Introductory International Business Workshops

Interested in going global?  The Forum for International Trade offers six introductory Going Global workshops, which are now available online in practical, two-hour lessons.  Be introduced to basic international trade topics and apply expert industry knowledge and insights to your business immediately to increase your competitiveness. These workshops will provide you with an introduction to International Trade, Trade Compliance, Trade Research and International Marketing, Cultural Aspects and Global Supply Chain Management.  To find out if additional Going Global workshops are being offered by a training provider near you, contact or visit:

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.

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Trying to find a contact in a specific region?

Looking for market reports for your sector?

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (formerly, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) has an extensive range of resources that could help your company in doing business abroad.

For more information, visit DFATD.

Newfoundland and Labrador Industry Associations

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 Trade Development Staff

The department's trade 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.

United States

Carolann Pollett 
(709) 729-4617

Washington, D.C.
Gillian Chatman
(709) 729-3922 

Southeastern United States Gillian Chatman
(709) 729-3922

Western Europe

United Kingdom & Ireland
Allison Dancey
(709) 729-7053

Rebecca Hefferton
(709) 729-1629

Kelly Day
(709) 729-5680

Bradley Thorne
(709) 729-5412

Latin America/Caribbean

Susan Vaughan
(709) 729-4435

Christopher Percy
(709) 729-1629

Asia Pacific

Bob Norman
(709) 729-0598

Kelly Day
(709) 729-5680

Market Support

Tina Patey
(709) 729-2797

John King
(709) 729-1796

Trade Policy

Tony Grace
(709) 729-5859

Adam Vickers
(709) 729-2755

Trade Logistics

Fraser Howell
(709) 729-6183

TradeWaves is a monthly newsletter from the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, which provides up-to-date information on trade development missions, trade shows, training opportunities, research, information sessions, and many more exciting opportunities and resources.

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