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Recruitment continues for Trade Mission to Panama and Costa Rica

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

Under the International Business Development Agreement (IBDA), the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development is recruiting Newfoundland and Labrador companies to participate in a Pan-Atlantic trade mission to Panama and Costa Rica from Sept. 9 – 13, 2013.

Key sectors for Export to Panama include:

  • Construction materials and services
  • Shipbuilding
  • ICT
  • Tourism
  • Material and organic waste management
  • Environmental services
  • Gravel
  • Education services

Key Sectors for Export to Costa Rica include:

  • Agrifood
  • Building Products
  • CleanTech
  • ICT

Participant Benefits

  • Business matchmaking services: An in-market expert will set up a personalized agenda with possible buyers, distributors and partners to meet companies’ specific goals and objectives
  • Translation Services: It is expected that most meetings will be conducted English – translation services will be required as needed.
  • In-market ground transportation: To and from airport/hotel, meetings and networking events organized by the mission
  • Networking opportunities: Organized in collaboration with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in both Costa Rica and Panama

Online registration for this mission is being managed by our partners at Nova Scotia Business Inc. To apply, please click here.

Please note: the mission participation fee is $500.00 per company per market. Participants are responsible for the cost of round trip airfare, accommodations, meals and incidentals. Financial support is available for eligible Newfoundland and Labrador companies. A maximum of twelve companies (three from each province) will be accepted; therefore space is limited.

The deadline to apply is July 2, 2013. – EXTENDED!

For more information about this mission, or to request financial support through IBRD please contact:

Susan Vaughan
International Trade Officer
Latin America and the Caribbean
Innovation, Business and Rural Development

709-729-4435
susanvaughan@gov.nl.ca

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