DATE: September 1-5, 2014

LOCATION: Shanghai & Zhejiang, China

COST: $1,000 CAD per company, non-refundable

Join the Atlantic Canadian delegation and discover business opportunities in China.  As part of an ACOA International Business Development Agreement (IBDA) initiative, Innovation, Business and Rural Development, along with the other Atlantic Canadian provinces is currently recruiting companies to participate in Oceanology International China 2014 (OIC 2014) September 3-5.  This is a unique event designed to connect companies with China‚Äôs growing offshore energy and marine industries.

As a participant of the delegation, companies will be provided with:

  • Dedicated exhibit space within the Atlantic Canada pavilion;
  • Pre-arranged qualified meetings;
  • Access to a dedicated meeting space on the show floor ;
  • Delegate pass ;
  • Networking opportunities, and much more. 

An additional program in nearby Zhejiang will also be arranged for participants from September 1-2nd.  This program will Involve focused meetings with representatives from the private sector, universities, and research institutions.

Atlantic Canadian companies have had great success during the Oceanology International events in previous years, and the OIC 2014 event is quickly becoming the premiere event for ocean technology firms looking to expand their reach to the Asian market.

All applicants will be screened for eligibility and suitability.

The cost is $1,000 CAD per company, which is non-refundable. Participants are responsible for the cost of round trip airfare, accommodations and meals. Funding assistance for NL participants may be available. 

Space this year at the show is limited and Atlantic Canada will be exhibiting as part of the larger Canadian pavilion.  The link provided below will take you directly to the Nova Scotia Business Inc. sign-up site where you can register and pay your participation fee via credit card directly to NSBI.

About Oceanology International China 2014: Over 150 quality exhibitors are expected to showcase their products and services at OIC 2014. Over 3000 buyers, industry professionals and government officials, senior executives from offshore oil and gas, ports and harbours, research and development and shipping industries are expected to visit the event to view the launch of new technologies, equipment and services. Full information on the technical program and trade show is available at

For more information, contact: Bob Norman, International Trade Officer (Asia-Pacific Region), Trade and Export Development Division   Tel:  709.729.0598 email: