On behalf of the Ocean Technology Alliance of Canada (OTAC), Ocean Networks Canada Centre for Enterprise and Engagement (ONCCEE) extends an invitation to twelve companies within Canada’s ocean technology sector to join a unique week long industry mission to Brazil this December.
This trip will be supported by funding from the Going Global for Associations (GOA) program created by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). Its major objective will be to establish ocean industry relationships and explore sales opportunities in Brazil’s $225 billion offshore development program.
The delegation will be led by Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre Director, Scott McLean, on behalf of the Ocean Technology Alliance, and coordinated with the Canadian Trade Commissioners in Brazil. “With OTAC and national level coordination of ocean technology industry programs, we’re working together to establish collaborative programs and export development opportunities for Canadian industry,” says McLean.
The mission is planning to include executive-level meetings with 50 key companies and organizations seeking ocean observing products and services in both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
“Brazil is one of the world’s fastest growing economies with a particular focus on the offshore sector, making it a perfect match for Canada’s expertise in the ocean technology sector,” adds McLean.
For application guidelines, please review “Ocean Tech Brazil Mission 2012.” Interested organizations are encouraged to apply by Friday, September 7, 2012.