Business Development Highlights
This October, experience The Path to
Arctic with two must-attend conferences in St. John’s, NL:
Arctic Technology Conference and Maritime & Arctic Security &
Arctic Technology Conference
October 24-26, 2016
The Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) is ‘a highly-focused,
international conference that addresses the cutting-edge
technologies and innovative practices needed for exploration and
production in the Arctic.’ ATC is built upon the established
Offshore Technology Conference’s portfolio of events. With 14
technical societies and organizations working together, ATC
delivers the world’s most comprehensive Arctic event.
Arctic Technology Conference offers oil and gas professionals
the opportunity to come together to discuss the challenging
topic of Arctic oil and gas, including discussions surrounding
the complexity of the environment, as well as the physical and
technical challenges that developing the Arctic presents to the
oil and gas industry.
Maritime & Arctic Security & Safety
October 27-28, 2016
will focus on the challenges associated with both northern and
maritime environments under the theme: Converging Interests. It
features a diverse group of speakers and attendees representing
government, military, Canadian and U.S. Coast Guard, industry,
academic leaders, Northern Leaders, and other key stakeholders
with responsibility, direct involvement or connection to
Northern Security & Surveillance, Maritime Domain Capabilities,
Port Security, and Search & Rescue Capabilities. The aim of this
international conference – supported by the Government of Canada
and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – is to promote
collaboration, innovation and efforts that are contributing to
For more information about these
events or the Path to the Arctic, please contact
at (709) 729-2302
In this issue...
Business Women’s Trade Mission, Atlantic, GA and Orlando Florida, June 15-17 and June 20-23, 2016
of Interest: International Business Development Mission to the
United Kingdom (UK)
New York Summer Fancy Food Show, New York City, New York, June
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.
The WBENC National
Conference & Business Fair is the world’s largest supplier
diversity conference for women. Local companies will
have the opportunity to network with senior executives and
procurement specialists from the Fortune 500, the U.S.
Government, as well as women business leaders from over 18
Companies will benefit from lectures and presentations,
engaging panel discussions, MatchMaker sessions, networking
receptions, and a notable Business Fair.
To express interest in one, or both of these missions, please
contact Deborah Youden at
(709) 754-4272 or Tonya
Norman at (709) 729-3641.
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Expressions of Interest: International Business Development
Mission to the United Kingdom (UK)
Where: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Contact: Allison Dancey,
The Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural
Development is now planning activities for 2016 and would like
to hear from businesses and organizations wishing to explore or
further develop the markets of the United Kingdom (UK).
The Province is working with national and international
partners to offer trade and business development supports for
market entry to the UK. The UK is a market with a population of
60 million people. The Canadian High Commission, London offers
additional support, and manages the Canadian Technology
Accelerator in London.
The UK annually hosts a high number of major trade events,
conferences and sector activities. The direct flights from St.
John’s to London and Gatwick, or through Dublin, facilitate
Forbes’ ranking of London as “… the most influential city in
the world” is based on access to capital, levels of foreign
investment, corporate headquarters, air access, technology,
media power and diversity. Similarities in the business
environment, language, legal systems, political structure and
culture also facilitate Canadian business in the UK markets.
For more information on growing your international business
in the UK, and to learn more about upcoming activities for
Allison Dancey at (709) 729-7053.
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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.
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
Export Insight of the Month:
Have you heard about EDC’s Country Quarterly Report?
It is an electronic publication aimed at Canadian companies
looking to explore high potential markets. It provides valuable
information on over 100 countries, helping to inform trade and
investment decisions. A mix of text and visual graphics present
the reader with the risks and opportunities of doing business in
Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, including
key insights on payment experience and risk rating drivers.
EDC’s Website for more information.
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