Trade mission in the East of Canada

March 11 - 12, 2020

Moncton, Halifax

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The Agri-Food Export Group, in partnership with the Quebec Office in the Atlantic Provinces and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, is offering a trade mission to Eastern Canada from March 11 to 12, 2020. The mission will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia, to support food and beverage companies to advance their export interests outside Quebec.

Buyers, wholesalers, food brokers, chefs and distributors of food and beverages will be invited to come and discover your products in planned meetings.


Preliminary program:


Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Moncton:



Welcome and breakfast






Planned meetings with buyers from the Moncton area



Lunch with participating buyers






Planned meetings with buyers from the Moncton area and free time to visit Moncton retailers for competitive intelligence



Group departure for Halifax

The meetings will take place at the Alma City Club : 114 Alma Street, Moncton 



Thursday, March 12, 2020, Halifax:



Visit of retailers and business meetings



Presentation of the service offer of each participating company and lunch with buyers and brokers from the Halifax area



Planned meetings with buyers from the Halifax area



Departure for Halifax Airport

The meetings in the afternoon will take place at the Halifax club : 1682 Hollis Street, Halifax

*March 11 : breakfast, lunch and transportation to Halifax included. March 12 : lunch included



Why participate to the trade mission to Eastern Canada?

Often neglected by Quebec companies wishing to develop new markets, the Atlantic Provinces have an interesting potential, given the geographical and cultural proximity. As in Quebec, 31% of households in the Atlantic Provinces spend more than $ 150 a week on groceries (Vividata, 2019). The Atlantic Provinces have some culinary culture, with 55.7% of the population willing to pay more for good quality food. A majority say they like to cook, are inclined to try new food products and enjoy eating in a good restaurant as often as possible.

Introduce your products to buyers of local retailers and benefit from the regional decision-making power they have to strengthen your pan-Canadian presence. To learn more: Regard sur le marché des provinces atlantiques


Please note that exceptionally, this activity is open to non members of the Agri-Food Export Group.  

Financial assistance for exhibitors

  • Reimbursement of one lump sum of $850 per company. To benefit from the lump sum, the company must provide a proof of travel and accommodation (if there is no accommodation, the lump sum cannot be granted);
    • You will be entitled to an extra $500 if your company is located in one of the following regions:  Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Côte-Nord, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec;


Limit subscription date :

March 10, 2020The registration deadline is exceeded

Minimum enrollments for the activity to take place : 10

  • Participation fees (295,00 $) Full

Registration is no longer available

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Coordinator / contact

Audrey-Eve Neron

T 450-649-6266 | 1-800-563-9767 ext: 205