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Trade Missions

Our Fall 2021 Virtual Business Trade Mission to Jamaica & Florida, the Gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America is now underway. The mission is for Atlantic Canadian entrepreneurs and takes place this fall organized by the Centre for Women in Business, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and this missions’ matchmaker, BEYOND Ventures Group Inc.

One of the many ways that we support women business owners is through leading trade missions. Trade missions are used to explore potential international business opportunities and to help create networks of buyers, agents, suppliers and key government contacts in specific countries or regions. Leverage the momentum and historical successes of Atlantic Canadian companies to export your product or service into new markets or grow your current exports!

In-person trade missions typically include traveling to market and 3-4 days of briefings and scheduled business meetings with pre-qualified potential customers, partners, agents, distributors and other key contacts.

Virtual trade missions typically include a virtual welcome reception, mentoring, and scheduled business meetings over a period of 4-6 weeks.

Women business owners interested in exporting can contact Business Advisor Nora Perry (902-457-6320) or Cape Breton Business Advisor Courtney Schmidt (902-217-2660).


The information session for our next mission will be January 17th, 2022. 


Highlights from the information session from our current mission can be viewed below:


Previous Missions

Virtual Trade Mission to Boston, Massachusetts – February 2021

Virtual Trade Mission to Kingston, Jamaica and Miami, Florida – Summer 2020