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NEIA’s Trade Mission to the Caribbean Region – Fall 2018

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

NEIA, in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII), is continuing its work assisting firms in the investigation of and pursuit of international business opportunities in the Caribbean region.

NEIA has begun planning for the Fall mission to the Caribbean region with an intent to focus travel primarily around the business week of December 3-7, 2018. This mission will focus primarily on Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Lucia. Each delegate firm/organization may select to receive support services in up to two of these markets. Should participants opt to select more than two markets, and/or a market not listed above, limited support may be available.

Participants in NEIA’s 2018 mission to the Caribbean region will receive:

  • Matchmaking and Mission Support provided by the team of Paula (Lunn) Greene (Beyond Ventures Group Inc.) and Arturo Mena (M&C Latin Consulting).

  • Hotel Block/Group Rate

  • Airport Transfers In-Market

  • Networking Reception(s)

  • Ground Transportation to Off-Site Meetings

  • In-market Debriefs/Troubleshooting Sessions

  • Mission Follow-Up Services/After-Care

To confirm your interest, please refer to the following:

  • Complete the applicable online registration form by Friday, September 21, 2018:

  • Full Delegate

  • Associate Delegate
    (Please note: Associate Delegates are not eligible for all services, please contact to learn more.)

  • If successfully selected as a mission participant, you will be notified by September 28, 2018, and invoiced a mission fee of $600 per firm (or $250 per firm for Associates). You will then be approved to begin discussions and planning with the matchmaking consultants.

  • Upon confirmation of your registration, you are encouraged to book your air travel at your earliest convenience. Please provide your confirmed air travel itinerary no later than Friday, October 12, 2018 to allow adequate time to request and confirm your meeting schedule in-market. The consultants cannot begin to request your meetings until your travel itinerary is confirmed.

Travel Stipend:

Delegates are responsible for their own travel costs. However, a travel subsidy from TCII may be available for eligible NL participants.


To register for the Fall mission, companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Clear financial standing with NEIA and its funding partners ACOA and TCII
  • Completion of online registration form by COB Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Confirmed payment of registration fee

Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available for this opportunity and that meeting the minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee registration.

If you have any questions about the NEIA Fall Mission, Please Contact NEIA’s Manager of International Business Development, Abbie Lacey at

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