Join ACOA and CWB for an information session on their virtual trade mission to Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida

Start: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 14:00

End: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 15:30

This is a reminder to register for our virtual trade mission information session on Wednesday, May 27 from 2-3:30 p.m.

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Centre for Women in Business (CWB) are coordinating a multi-sector business-to-business trade mission for a group of Atlantic Canada businesses this summer. While originally planned as an in-person mission, we are transitioning online as a result of COVID-19. Together, we will participate in a virtual trade mission to Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida. 

This is a non-gendered trade mission, open to all entrepreneurs. At the CWB, we continue to emphasize the benefits of working with women owned businesses including building more robust supply chains, fostering greater representation of customers and employers, and opening new markets.

The main objective of this mission is to provide Atlantic Canadian companies the opportunity to assess new markets by meeting a number of pre-qualified potential customers, partners, agents, distributors and other key industry contacts in each region

We have extensive knowledge about what the current and future Jamaican market needs and are prepared to make these important connections to address these gaps. Miami continues to play an increasing role as a global hub for international commerce and emerging opportunities in the Caribbean basin and Latin America.

Our virtual trade mission will include all of the key elements of an in-person mission, including: 

  • pre and post mission sessions and training with delegates
  • one-on-one coaching and mentoring 
  • learn to work with online meeting models in foreign markets 
  • individual meetings with pre-qualified potential business leads 
  • individual meetings with in-market Canadian Consular and High Commission trade specialists with Global Affairs Canada 
  • a tailored scorecard for you to keep track of each meeting

The cost of participating in the mission is $500+HST.

ACOA and CWB will lead a follow up mission in-person in 2021. Participants of the virtual trade mission will receive a $250 discount on the 2021 in-person mission. This will provide the opportunity for each delegate to follow up with their contacts in person. 

Join us for an information session

Join us for an information session where we will provide an overview of the virtual trade mission, hear from market representatives and the Canadian Trade Commissioner, and answer questions that you have about the mission.

Date: Wednesday, May 27
Time: 2-3:30 p.m. AST
Location: Online 

Register now

For more information

Tanya Priske
Executive Director
Centre for Women in Business

Craig Williams
Account Manager - International Business Development 
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency