Business Development Highlights
8th Annual SEUS-CP Conference and Business-to-Business Mission: Build. Grow. Connect.
Taking place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the 8th
Annual SEUS-CP B2B Mission and Conference will take place from June 28-30, 2015 at the PEI
Convention Center with more than 300 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 "Clustering Companies and
Organizations to Increase Economic Benefit."
The keynote address from Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, CEO,
Cluster Navigators Limited, an international leader in the
development of industry clusters, will look at the potential for
clusters as an economic strategy in a world trade environment.
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.
Charlottetown is an
area of great opportunity with strengths in a number of sectors,
including renewable energy and bioscience. Matchmaking will be
focused on these sectors, but will also include aerospace and
defense, ocean technology, energy, food/agri-food, logistics,
life science, ICT and digital media.
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...
Expression of Interest – New York Summer Fancy Food Show,
June 28-30, 2015
Business Development Multi-sector Mission to Ireland: Featuring
Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference, Ireland, July 6-11, 2015
of Interest – Business Development Mission to the United Kingdom
in Fall 2015
MTS/IEEE 2015, Washington, DC, October 19-22, 2015
International Builders Show 2016, Las Vegas, January 19-21, 2016
Expression of Interest – New York Fancy Food Show
Where: New York
When: June 28-30, 2015
BTCRD is seeking Expressions of Interest to attend the
Summer Fancy Food Show
in New York June 28-30, 2015. This is a POTENTIAL
pan-Atlantic project pending interest from each province.
Please indicate if you would be interested in a display
opportunity or walking the show. A travel stipend may be
available for qualifying participants.
At North America’s Largest Specialty Food and Beverage Event
participants will discover 180,000 products including
confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural,
organic and more. Connect with 2,400 exhibitors from 80
countries and regions. In addition to the tradeshow, the Summer
Fancy Food Show presents educational seminars addressing the
basics of specialty food, social media marketing and other
topics important to manufacturers, foodservice, and retailers.
Sessions are hosted by experts in the specialty food industry
and take place in New York City from Sunday, June 28 – Tuesday
June 30th, 2014.
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International Business Development Multi-sector Mission to
Ireland: Featuring Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference,
When: Week of July 6-11, 2015
Allison Dancey, (709) 729-7053
A multi-sector business development mission to Ireland will take
place in conjunction with Ireland’s annual
Harnessing Our Ocean
Wealth Conference (HOOW) in Cork, July 9-11, 2015.
The multi-sector mission will feature access to the National Conference and a wide range of
ocean and business activities highlighting the growing
Newfoundland and Labrador collaborations. Ireland continues to
be an excellent jurisdiction for business and research
partnerships across all sectors and the program agenda will
support business activity throughout Ireland.
HOOW is a three day event in Cork, Ringaskiddy and Haulbowline
in association with the
IMERC (Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster)
with support from Beaufort Laboratory, University College Cork
(UCC), the National Maritime College of Ireland, the Naval
Service, the Marine Institute of Ireland and SmartOcean Ireland.
The Conference will bring together Ireland's ocean industry plus
participation from other USA and European maritime
The event, held under the auspices of
Ireland’s Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group Chaired
by Minister Simon Coveney, is an initiative of Ireland's
Integrated Marine Plan – Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth. It will
build on the first annual conference which took place in Dublin
Castle 2014, attended by 500 delegates. Again this year,
Newfoundland and Labrador delegates are invited to participate
in the full range of activities such as the Newfoundland and
Labrador Reception, A Marine Technology Expo, investor event,
workshops, startup and innovation workshops, TEDx talks and the
For more information, contact
Allison Dancey at (709) 729-7053.
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Expression of Interest – Business Development Mission to the
United Kingdom, Fall 2015
Where: United Kingdom (UK): England, Scotland, Wales and
When: Fall 2015
The Autumn is a busy time for business in the UK with many major
industry events and sector activities taking place.
The Department is seeking expressions of interest from 2
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) businesses and organizations
wishing to explore business growth in the UK markets in
September. The UK sectors offering opportunity for NL include:
education, ICT/Data, aerospace & defense, oil & gas, food and
beverage, arts and renewable energy.
The UK is a gateway to access the wider European markets.
Similarities in the business environment such as language,
political structure, cultural and legal systems contribute to
doing business there and with continental Europe.
is still the most influential city in the world”, according to
Forbes Magazine. “The future of global cities belongs to the
most efficient and savvy.” Forbes ranked global cities based on
levels of foreign investment attracted, concentration of
corporate headquarters, business dominance, ease of air travel,
financial services, technology, media power and racial
diversity. “London’s unparalleled legacy as a global financial
capital continues despite the reduced focus as a power centre.”
- Aberdeen, Scotland will host SPE Offshore Europe Conference &
Exhibition, September 8-11, 2015 (Donna Parsons, Department of
Natural Resources, 729-5681)
- DSEI 2013 (Defence & Security Exhibition) will be in London,
September 10-13, 2015 and,
- EAIE, (European Association for International Education) will
take place in Glasgow, Scotland, Sept. 15-18, 2015.
- Aerodays 2015, the 7th European Aeronautics Days, will take
place in London, October 20-23, 2015. This is the European
flagship event in aviation research and innovation which takes
place once, during each EU Research Framework Programme.
For more information or to register interest in the UK
activities, contact Allison Dancey at (709) 729-7053.
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Set Your Sails for Oceans MTS/IEEE 2015
Where: Washington, D.C.
When: October 19-22, 2015
Shelly Petten, (709)
up on the tremendous success of MTS/IEEE OCEANS’14 in St. John’s
this past September, we are now setting sail for MTS/IEEE
OCEANS’15 in Washington, DC, October 19-22, 2015.
OCEANS’15 will bring together scientists, engineers, educators,
industry leaders and policy makers. These four days in October
will be packed with technical presentations, tutorials,
workshops, networking opportunities and an exhibition
highlighting state-of-the-art developments in technologies
related to exploring, monitoring, protecting, and wisely using
the world’s ocean resources. More than 2,500 attendees with a
broad international representation are expected.
This year’s theme, “Sea Change: Dive into Opportunity,” will
shine a bright light on some of the most critical issues the
world faces today and how our community can help society develop
solutions to address their impacts and benefit from new
Once again, the department is inviting ocean technology
companies to participate as part of the Atlantic Canadian
delegation. Please contact Shelly
729-4208 for more details.
In addition to the regular OCEANS program, companies will be
invited to participate in a simultaneous and complimentary
international business development mission focused on exploring
opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic US region.
BTCRD, in partnership with ACOA and ADIANL, have been actively
involved in several initiatives in the region and will be
providing company specific matchmaking opportunities for
interested companies. Please contact Gillian
(709) 729-3922 for more details.
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International Builders Show 2016
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Provinces are requesting expressions of interest from companies
to participate in a tentative pan-Atlantic mission to the
International Builders Show (IBS) to be held at the
Las Vegas Convention Center, January 19-21, 2016.
When: January 19-21, 2016
Melissa Coombs, (709) 729-6614
Atlantic Canadian companies will showcase their product(s) and/or
service(s) under one umbrella as they pursue business
opportunities in the United States and other international
markets. This Atlantic platform will provide an excellent
opportunity to introduce your company to important markets, and
could be very rewarding in obtaining sales or initiating
business relationships with partners in North America as well as
other international markets.
Please note that space is at a premium and confirmation will be
made on a first-come, first-served basis with efforts to have
representation from all Atlantic provinces. Space is limited to
six companies. Companies are also invited to walk the show and
attend the educational sessions.
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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 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 Trade
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
Southeastern United States Gillian Chatman
Ireland and UK
Corinne St. Croix
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