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Newfoundland & Labrador’s Environmental Sector goes International

For Immediate Release
May 24, 2013

Local businesses in the environmental sector learn how international markets can help them grow at NEIA’s International Business Development Symposium

ST. JOHN’S, NL – On May 24th the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) held the first International Business Development Symposium, aimed at providing the environmental sector the support it needs to succeed internationally.

“Export and international business can play an important role in a firm’s growth strategy,” said Ted Lomond, Executive Director or NEIA. Lomond said the symposium presented firms with a number of opportunities to learn how international tools can play a role in their success.

“Firms were able to choose presentations, by experts, that were most relevant to them,” said Lomond. “Today we had presentations geared towards international business beginners to those looking to expand their established operations. Presentations ranged from ‘Trade Shows Do’s and Don’ts’, to ‘Seizing Opportunities Available through International Financial Institutions’, to ‘Understanding International Trade and Investment Law’”.

> Symposium Presentations
> Symposium Photos

The symposium, which was presented in partnership with Oceanex, opened with a presentation by Ocean Choice International CEO Martin Sullivan, who spoke about his experiences operating in international markets.

Presentation given at the event can be found online here:

Keynote speaker Peter Hall, Export Development Canada’s Chief Economist, spoke to a capacity audience on his analysis of the global economy’s future, and how that will affect business at home in Newfoundland and Labrador. Peter’s presentation was a highlight for guests, as it was both informative and accessible. EDC is a valuable partner in the growth of the local green economy.

“NEIA exists to grow and strengthen the environmental sector in Newfoundland and Labrador,” explained Lomond. “International business will play a vital role in the continued growth of the sector. Our first International Business Development Symposium was an important first step in encouraging businesses in the environmental sector to explore their international potential.”

Photos from the event can be found here:

NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the growth and development of the environmental industry in this province. It is Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier resource for the industry offering a diverse range of expert knowledge and services in the business of mitigating and minimizing environmental damage for the protection and enhancement of the environment for present and future generations. NEIA has over 140 members.

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