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Canada Far North Trade Mission

Hotel Lac-Leamy Hotel
Gatineau, Quebec
October 8-9, 2014

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Take this opportunity to explore opportunities in Canada’s Far North!

Canada’s North is ripe with opportunities for U.S. companies! Billions of dollars’ worth of projects are already in the pre-planning, planning and implementation phases, and cover the full gambit of business sectors, including; mining, infrastructure, water & sewer, environmental technologies & services, remote healthcare related technologies, distance education and energy (both traditional and renewable).

The purpose of the Canada Far North Trade mission is to assist participating U.S. firms in gaining valuable market insights, making industry contacts, solidifying business strategies and advancing specific projects in Canada’s North. This event is open to U.S. companies and trade associations from a cross section of industries with the potential to provide needed and appropriate services in the more remote regions of Canada. There are two ways to participate:

Traditional Trade Mission
Participants will travel to Canada to be part of an in-person event. The trade mission is being held in conjunction with the Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Trade Show 2014. This will allow U.S. companies more opportunities to develop relationships with companies from Northern Canada. Participants will receive:

  • A country and market sector briefing
  • One-on-one meetings with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners
  • Admission to two networking lunches
  • Entry to the trade show
  • Admission to the Trade Show Networking reception

Cost for the Traditional Trade Mission:
$1,000 US for a SME
$1,400 US for a large company

Virtual Trade Mission
For those companies unable to travel to Canada to attend the trade show, the U.S. Commercial Service is offering a Virtual Trade Mission. The first time being offered in Canada, the Virtual Trade Mission uses Adobe Connect software to allow U.S. companies to participate from their office using only a computer and a web camera (no software download required). Virtual trade mission participants will receive via online conference:

  • A country and market sector briefing
  • One-on-one meetings with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners

Cost for the Virtual Trade Mission:
$500 US for a SME
$750 US for a large company

Notes:

  • Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals (e.g., local transportation) will be the responsibility of each mission participant.
  • The provisions for each firm’s required technology to participate in the virtual mission (computer, webcam and internet, and telephone) will be the responsibility of each mission participant.

TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION on being part of the Canada Far North Trade Mission, please contact our project coordinator:

Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy Ottawa
Phone:
613-688-5406
E-mail:
Tracey.Ford@.trade.gov