Trade Mission to Europe

October 18-24, 2018 - Educational Mission

The Netherlands and France

We are pleased to invite you to participate in an Educational Trade Mission to the Netherlands and France taking place from October 18-24, 2018.

The mission will consist of the following:

Amsterdam/Rotterdam, The Netherlands:

  1. Breakfast Seminar – in cooperation with the Trade Commissioner Service, there will be a presentation on doing business in The Netherlands as well as other presentations from local representatives (topics to be confirmed).
  2. Store Tour Program – there will be visits to key stores that hold potential for Canadian food & beverage products.
  3. Port of Rotterdam – we are planning a visit to this port, to give participants the opportunity to see the largest port in Europe and to gain a better understanding of the logistics involved to move products (TBC).

Paris, France:

  1. EU Webinar – in cooperation with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, there will be a webinar prior to leaving Canada which will give some insight into the European market (TBC)
  2. In-Market Seminar – in cooperation with the Trade Commissioner Service, there will be a presentation about CETA.
  3. Store Tour Program – there will be visits to key stores that hold potential for Canadian food & beverage products.
  4. SIAL – participants will be given the opportunity to visit SIAL as well as to display products in the CFEA booth.

The cost to participate in this program is CDN $900.00 for one person and CDN $1,500.00 for two people (non member rate: CDN $1,800.00 for one person and CDN $3,000.00 for two people).  Participation fee includes the cost of bus and seminar room rentals, as well as a visitor pass into SIAL.

To register for this mission, please go to https://www.cfea.com/europe-mission-registration

Note: If you are not a CFEA member and would like to access the member rate, you can apply online for membership at https://www.cfea.com/application and pay the annual fee of CDN $565.00. Only companies producing products in Canada are eligible for membership and participation in our events.

Travel Reimbursement Details (for CFEA members only): upon completion of the event, you will be provided with a claim form to apply for the reimbursement of your travel expenses. The reimbursement will consist of 50% of an economy class airfare up to a maximum reimbursement of CDN $900.00 (maximum two per company) and a per diem of CDN $212.50 per day up to a maximum of 7 days (maximum two per company). Note: if you are a registered exhibitor in the Canada pavilion at SIAL you are ineligible for travel reimbursements during the SIAL show dates.

It is important to keep the following documentation for the claim process: a copy of your airline itinerary that shows the travel dates and price paid for the ticket and boarding passes. You will also be required to provide proof of payment (credit card statement or cancelled cheques). Cash payments are not permitted. NOTE: If you fly premium economy or business you will be expected to provide an economy ticket mock up along with the paid ticket and the reimbursement will be based on whichever is lower.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you!

Funding for this program is provided by
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s
AgriMarketing Program:
National Industry Association Component
(tentative)