Newfoundland and Labrador has long standing trade relationships with Ireland and New England, with a shared benefit of cultural ties and common business practices.

The Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, in partnership with Ireland Business Partnerships and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, invites companies to attend a trade development session highlighting opportunities in the Ireland and New England markets.

Registration deadline is Thursday, September 8, 2011

Place: St. John’s

Date: Wednesday, September 14

Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Session: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Lunch provided)

Location: Bally Haly Country Club,

100 Logy Bay Road

The following experts will present on the current business climate and sector opportunities in their respective regions, as well as be available for one-on-one business meetings with companies.

Kate Hickey, Executive Director, Ireland Canada Business

Association, Dublin, Ireland

Matt Keswick, Owner and CEO, Keswick Consulting, Boston,

Massachusetts

Erin Daily Donahue, Trade Commissioner (ocean technologies, aquaculture and fisheries), Canadian Consulate General, Boston, Massachusetts.

To register for this event and to express interest in one-on-one meetings, please contact:

Corinne St. Croix, Industry Development Officer

709.729.2797

corinnestcroix@gov.nl.ca

(Meeting times to be confirmed on site.)