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Expression of Interest: Pan-Atlantic Canada Spring Trade Mission to Europe | Spring 2019 | The Netherlands – Germany

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

Your Provincial Government working jointly with ACOA and the other Atlantic provinces, is seeking Atlantic Canadian companies to attend a multi-sector Atlantic Canada EU trade mission to The Netherlands and Germany from May 19 to 24, 2019 or alternatively from June 16 to 21, 20191. This mission will offer business-to-business matchmaking with prospective business partners, country specific market briefings, mission preparation and follow-up support, as well as networking events. Deadline to submit your Expression of Interest is February 25, 2019.

This project is being supported by the Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy, a partnership between the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provincial governments.


As a follow-up for those who attended the EU trade missions to Germany and The Netherlands in 2017/2018 and for other exporters interested in the EU market, the mission will be based in Berlin/Munich (GER) and Rotterdam (NL), allowing delegates to travel within these regions according to individual matchmaking schedules. Interested companies are encouraged to participate in the full mission; however they may jump on/off as business opportunities require.


The mission aims to showcase and promote the expertise and capabilities of Atlantic Canadian companies, and increase international business opportunities.

Mission Features

  • In-market country specific market and mission briefings.
  • Matchmaker/consulting services, development of customized business itineraries.
  • Market access to buyers, distributors/agents, technology partners, investment capital.
  • Ground transportation services for pre-arranged business meetings and group events.
  • Business networking events.
  • Delegate follow-up support by mission consultants and provincial leads

Sample Mission Schedule

  • May 19: Netherlands in-market welcome in Rotterdam
  • May 20 – 21: Rotterdam region matchmaking
  • May 21: Rotterdam networking event
  • May 22: Day: The Netherlands regional matchmaking | Evening: travel to Germany (if applicable); Germany in-market briefing in Munich
  • May 22-24: Germany regional matchmaking (location varies per delegate)
  • May 25: Departure for Atlantic Canada

Please submit your mission date preference along with your expression of interest.

Note: schedules will vary based on delegate travel and country participation.


The fee for the mission is $1,000 per company. Payment is required to secure participation. Note: All registration fees are non-refundable after March 1 and do not include travel, food, or lodging.


Companies will be pre-screened for eligibility and suitability and will be notified of their acceptance. As spaces are limited, there will be a maximum of 20 companies selected from across Atlantic Canada.

Eligibility citeria will be based on:

  • Experienced exporters and companies ready to export to these regions.


Once the expression of interest period is closed, delegates will be notified of their registration status and next steps. To complete your Expression of Interest please complete the attached application form and return it to your local provincial partner:

Newfoundland and Labrador – Jason Higgins at, (Tel) 702 729-3641

Deadline to Express your Interest: February 25, 2019

The Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy is a collaborative, pan-Atlantic approach which aims to help Atlantic businesses begin exporting, increase their export sales, expand to new markets, and create global partnerships. The Strategy was developed jointly by the governments of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Industry groups working collaboratively towards job creation and economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador through the support of increased trade and investment activities


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