Canadian Trade Delegation from Prince Edward Island developing business linkages with Barbados

Canadian Trade Delegation from Prince Edward Island developing business linkages with Barbadian Businesses and institution representatives from Prince Edward Island (PEI) are visiting Barbados and other Caribbean Islands in the coming days to further develop partnerships with local entrepreneurs, clients and associates.

This trade mission organized with the support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (PEI and Tourism), Innovation PEI and the High Commission of Canada to Barbados, consists of 11 companies with expertise in the areas of Agriculture, Professional Services, Information and Communication Technology, Education and Training and Renewable Energy.

This trade mission organized with the support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (PEI and Tourism), Innovation PEI and the High Commission of Canada to Barbados, consists of 11 companies with expertise in the areas of Agriculture, Professional Services, Information and Communication Technology, Education and Training and Renewable Energy.

This visit is also made possible through the active cooperation of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce and its local partner, the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2011, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two chambers was formalized with a view to foster increased trade development and investment opportunities between Barbados and Prince Edward Island, through promotional activities, business exchanges and sharing of best practices. This MoU was renewed in 2013, and this visit reconfirms the commitment between Barbados and PEI businesses to work together for mutual benefit.

PEI and Barbados not only share a longstanding history of commercial ties, but also a belief in education and innovation as essential catalysts for economic growth. Commenting on this upcoming visit, Senior Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada to Barbados, Mr. Jean-Pierre Hamel, stated
Over the past several years, Prince Edward Island has been committed to building a successful and globally competitive environment for its businesses, fostering public private partnerships and focussing on the wellbeing of its citizens. Working together with Barbados, the province can offer its Caribbean business partners, products, services and know how relevant to island environments, while giving access to global markets“.

The delegation will be in Bridgetown from 26-31 January 2014.

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