Business Development Highlights
Creative Diversification: Newfoundland and Labrador Screen
The Film and TV Production Industry is a generator of
employment in Newfoundland and Labrador. On average, over 70 per cent of the
funds used to make large‐scale film and television productions
are leveraged from outside Newfoundland and Labrador.
These national and international film and television specific
investments are new money in the province’s economy that would
go to production activity in other jurisdictions if not invested
here. In fiscal year 2014‐15, $21.8 million in total production
activity leveraged over $15.8 million of investment into the
province’s film and television sector. This
fiscal 2015/16 production activity will exceed $41 million and
this includes two television series and five feature films.
*Photo Credit Jim
Desautels, Cast No Shadow
Connections are an integral part of the film industry. With
the help of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and
the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural
Development (BTCRD), the Newfoundland and Labrador Film
Development Corporation (NLFDC) has been focused on bringing
local producers on Business Development Missions to new and
previously attended markets. These markets include Los Angeles,
Berlin, London, New York and Cannes. Each year their clients are
building on their connections through these missions, which
helps give their projects legs through co-productions with other
national and international jurisdictions. These missions also
enable the NLFDC to market Newfoundland & Labrador as a viable
shooting location for guest productions.
For more information about the film and television industry,
please contact Chris Bonnell,
Executive Director/Film Commissioner with NLFDC at (709)
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
SEUS- CP Conference, Nashville, TN, May 26-28, 2016
New York Summer Fancy Food Show, New York City, New York, June
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)
Where: Houston, Texas
The Department of Natural Resources is organizing the province’s
participation at the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference.
When: May 2-5, 2016
Donna Parsons, (709)
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 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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2016 SEUS-CP B2B Trade Mission
Where: Nashville, TN
When: May 26-28, 2016
Contact: Gillian Chatman,
Taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, the 9th Annual
B2B Trade Mission is happening from May 26-28, 2016, and is
expected to host more than 200 Canadian and US business and
government leaders. This B2B Trade Mission is a great
opportunity to build linkages with key international leaders.
In addition to the Annual Joint Meeting of the Governors and
Premiers (or their designees), a robust business delegation
program will match delegates from across the 13 Alliance
jurisdictions in a B2B matchmaking program.
If your business centers around the following
sectors, thenm attending this conference is a great opportunity
- Healthcare - Hospitals, IT & Equipment
(Management & Medical Devices)
- Entertainment - Film, Media & Music (Business &
- Transportation - Watercraft, Auto, Rail & Air
(Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics)
Mark your calendars and watch for more information in
the coming months.
For more information or to register, please visit
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).
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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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February 17 –
Tourism Campaign Wins Best Show at the 2015 Adrian Awards
February 8 -
Newfoundland and Labrador Craftsperson Wins 2016 Atlantic Canada
Craft Award for Excellence in Product Design
All BTCRD news releases
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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
Export Insight of the Month:
Have you heard about the
Enterprise Canada Network (ECN) operated by the Canadian
Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)?
ECN is an industry led single window interface that seamlessly
connects Canadian companies and organizations with direct access
to over 21,000 international business and technology
opportunities, as well as a wealth of resources and information
about how to export successfully.
The focus of ECN is to assist Canadian companies identify and
develop international business relationships and position them to
take advantage of recent trade agreements and global markets.
Through ECN, a Canadian company can quickly and easily identify
international partnerships, as well as create their own
Opportunity Profile for publication on either the domestic ECN
network and/or the international Enterprise Europe Network.
For more information and/or to create your own Opportunity
Profile, please visit the
Export Development Canada
EDC earmarks CAD 750 M for Canadian SMEs in oil and gas sector
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