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ACOA/NSBI Trade Mission: Switzerland and Germany

  • 30 May 2011
  • 03 Jun 2011
  • Switzerland and/or Germany

Trade Mission to Switzerland and/or Germany


      Switzerland: May 30-June 1, 2011     

Germany: June 1-3, 2011

Mission Organizers:



The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) are organizing a multi-sector trade mission to Switzerland and Germany. Companies have the option to participate in one or both portions of the trade mission. The first portion will take place in Switzerland from May 30 to June 1, 2011 with the option to continue on to Germany from June 1 to 3, 2011. Companies also have the option to participate in the Germany mission only.  

Market Fast Facts:

  • Both Switzerland and Germany are countries with robust and diversified economies that have come through the economic downturn in solid financial positions.
  • Both markets are home to key industries, including advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, clean technology, consumer products, natural resources, and agriculture and food.
  • Switzerland has among the highest GDP and personal income in the world.
  • Both Germany and Switzerland have favourable transportation routes.

Participant Benefits:

  • Business matchmaking services: An in-market expert will set up meetings tailored to your company's specific goals and objectives.
  • In-market ground transportation
  • Networking receptions

Companies have the option to participate in one or both portions of the trade mission for a set fee of $500. Participants are responsible for the cost of round trip airfare, accommodations and meals. 

*Special Offer:
All participants of the Switzerland and Germany trade mission are eligible to receive the services of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Consulting Advisory Service as part of the registration fee.  The Consulting Advisory Service will provide participants with up to 40 hours of export mentoring consulting services.  Participants will be matched with a consultant best suited to meet their needs. Sign up now and you can take advantage of the export mentoring consulting services prior to travelling to Switzerland/Germany and maximize your exposure to these markets.

To apply, fill out the Switzerland application form and/or the Germany application form and return it to Jennifer Dunbar at jdunbar@nsbi.ca.

*Important Notice:
Upon registration, you will receive a request to complete a company profile. On March 10 and 11, ACOA will be embarking on a marketing initiative in Switzerland. The purpose of the initiative is to generate interest for the participating companies prior to the mission from May 30 to June 1, 2011. If companies wish to be featured in the marketing initiative in Switzerland, please complete and submit the application form and a company profile (to be sent to you via e-mail) by no later than March 1, 2011. The company profile will be sent to you upon successful acceptance of the application.     


Date: May 30-June 1, 2011 and June 1-3, 2011 
Location: Switzerland and Germany
Cost: $500 set fee (for one or both portions - cheque payable to NSBI or credit card online)

Space is limited. If you have any questions, contact Pamela Rudolph or John McKay (contact information listed below).

Applications will be reviewed on a merit basis and applicants will be notified of acceptance. Companies must be in good standing with all partners.

File Leads:
John McKay                                               
Trade & Investment Officer                            
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency             
Tel: 902.426.9556                                        
Fax: 902.426.2054                                        

Pamela Rudolph
Trade Development Executive
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Tel: 902.424.6042
Fax: 902.424.6823

1301-1809 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS B3J 3K8

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