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  • Making the Connection: Helping Atlantic Canadian Companies Diversify Export Sales

     

  • Now's the time to pursue opportunities in European markets!

    The Europe Market Development Program (EMDP) is a powerful advisory and consultation program that is helping Atlantic Canada exporters expand their presence and grow sales in new industry sectors and countries in Europe.

    EMDP leverages new opportunities offered under Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which provides preferential access to export opportunities and economic growth.

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  • What does the EMDP Offer?

  • EMDP offers eligible Atlantic Canada exporters everything they need to know to increase sales by integrating more efficiently and deeply into European markets as well as access to resources that support the development and execution of a tailor-made market entry strategy.

    Participation in EMDP provides personalized access to:

    • Up to a 20 days of one-on-one professional business development and in-market services, delivered by OCO Global(see Program Guidelines for a list of services).
    • Development of a tailor-made Strategic Market Entry Workplan including identification of pre-qualified connections to executive level decision-makers.
    • Dedicated services of in-market business development professionals to help drive sales generation and market development activities (virtually and/or in-person, depending on existing travel restrictions).
    • Coordinated access to existing federal and provincial export development resources, and a network of export development officials.
    • Short-term access to free shared office space in locations across Europe -timing and access to office and meeting space will depend on individual work plans and the lifting of international travel restrictions.

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  • Qualifying for the EMDP

  • Applicants should be experienced exporter companies currently selling outside of Atlantic Canada. Companies should be prepared to demonstrate an organizational commitment to executing a Europe-focused export growth strategy.

    Applicants will be interviewed by export development officers and upon acceptance into the program will be required to pay a non-refundable participation fee of $4,750.00 CAD plus HST.

    EMDP is designed to enhance existing federal and provincial export-support resources and programs. In some cases, applicants may be encouraged to explore complementary services or funding programs.

    Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis until EMDP reaches the program capacity limit. 

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  • For More Program Details:

  • EMDP is made possible by funding from the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces’, the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce coordinates access to Europe-based professional market development and sales support, delivered by OCO Global.

    For more information please refer to the Program Guidelines or to explore additional resources and funding options available to your business, please contact your respective regional or provincial lead listed below:

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  • Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Inc.

    Glenn Davis

    Europe Market Development Program Manager

    902-292-0121

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  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Khizer Abbasi

    Provincial Trade Commissioner

    709-729-5680

  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

    Alan Kinnie

    Manager International Business Development

    506-381-9340

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  • Nova Scotia

    Pamela Rudolph

    Manager, Market Development

    902-401-8918

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