The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Department of Innovation Business and Rural Development (IBRD) are looking for companies in the training and education, information technology and environment sectors interested in participating in a trade mission to Washington, DC. The trade mission will be coordinated with the Province of Nova Scotia and the Office of Liaison with International Financial Institutions (OLIFI) in Washington.

Companies will attend presentations by the development banks (e.g. World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank) followed by two days of one-on-one meetings with companies and organizations currently working and supplying the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and bilateral aid agencies.

The mission will take place Feb. 19 – 22 inclusive. The deadline to complete and submit all of the appropriate forms is Wednesday, January 9, 2013.

If you are interested in participating, please contact: Mike Howley, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Tel: 709-772-0344, email: OR Susan M. Vaughan, Innovation, Business and Rural Development, Tel: 709-729-4435, email: