Canadian Trade Mission from Prince Edward Island – PEI to visit Barbados: 17th to 22nd February, 2013
Barbadian businesses will have an opportunity to meet and network with 12 export-focussed Canadian companies from Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, during the week of February 17th – 22nd, 2013.
This Canadian trade mission, organized by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (PEI and Tourism), Innovation PEI and the High Commission of Canada to Barbados, consists of companies with expertise in the areas of Information and Communication Technology, Agri-Food, Professional Services, Building/Construction Materials and Education. The mission is aimed at fostering increased trade development and investment opportunities between Barbados and PEI.
Several members of the delegation will also continue onward to conduct similar missions in St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Cuba.
On Monday, February 18th, 2013, the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce will renew a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The MoU was first established in 2011 with the aim of developing trade and interaction between Barbados and PEI.
The MoU’s renewal highlights the strong commitment that both Barbados and PEI have to continue this economic partnership which has led to the forging of several relationships across both private and public sectors, the exchange of the Chambers’ best practices and increased commerce and trade between the two jurisdictions.
With over 1,000 members, the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce is a key business voice in Prince Edward Island and its actions have been instrumental in helping establish airport and harbour authorities in that Canadian province.