Each Trade Team PEI partner has people and programs to assist you. Collectively, the partnering organizations provide a range of programs, services and information to help you diversify your interests into alternative international markets.
Trade Team PEI’s partners have a wealth of general information on exporting, as well as resources and referrals, to assist you and to pique your interest in export or international trade. Our network makes it easy for you to access this information.
The bulk of the work related to exporting takes place right here at home. Through a variety of training and information initiatives, we help you determine if you have the capacity to enter the international marketplace. For example, our market-specific information sessions are designed to educate you on market opportunities and challenges as well as cultural, language or trade barriers. Invited speakers, usually one from the target market and a local exporter active in the target market, provide further insights. Trade Team PEI also provides topic-specific workshops covering aspects such as strategic sales, marketing management or international market research approaches. Ultimately, the training provided by Trade Team PEI partners better position you to pursue international export and trade opportunities.
Trade Counseling and Mentoring
You may be new to exporting, but you can draw on the experiences of others to make the path smoother. Trade Team PEI partners provide one-on-one assistance through counseling, mentoring, consulting and internship programs to guide and facilitate your exporting decisions. You will also benefit greatly from discussions with local exporters, especially those within your sector or those currently conducting business in your target market.
Country and Market Information Research
The closer you get to exporting, the more specific your information needs become. Our Trade Team PEI partners can meet those needs through market- and country-specific information as well as helping you find existing reports and statistics to fuel your decision-making. Furthermore, our knowledgeable partners have reliable contacts in several markets. We can answer your questions to help you determine where your company has the best opportunity for export success.
Once you determine your company is export ready, do you need financial assistance to make your exporting goals reality? Trade Team PEI partners provide financing programs to hire expert consultants and interns, loan options for capital and marketing costs, as well as a range of more specialized financing.
In Market Support
Trade Team PEI provides support, setting you up with contacts, match-making programs, trade shows, missions or financing so you can visit or follow-up in a particular market. Specifically, Trade Team PEI partners establish and execute a comprehensive meeting program to maximize your time in the market. They also host receptions and provide additional networking opportunities as appropriate. On a practical front, they arrange for ground transportation and other logistical support so you can focus solely on your business and explore potential export opportunities or trade partners.