As part of Barbados??? strategy to attract Foreign Direct Investment to the island, government officials will undertake a mission to Halifax, from Wednesday, May 21 to Friday, May 23, and a second trade mission to Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Nova Scotia, Canada from Saturday, May 24 to Friday, May 30, aimed at strengthening the partnership and developing trade relations with that province.

Led by Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, the Barbados delegation and a team from Invest Barbados will host Road Shows aimed at targetting the legal, accounting and tax advisor community as well as CEOs, CFOs, and Presidents of potential investing companies.

During the Road Show, the delegation will use the opportunity to deliver the message that International Financial Centres are beneficial to both the Canadian investor and the economy. Additionally, the team will communicate the benefits of using Barbados relative to other jurisdictions.

The second part of the mission will see officials and a team from the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (BCCI) and the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation head to PEI and Nova Scotia.

And, the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce and the BCCI will provide the framework for coordinated trade activities in Barbados and Atlantic Canada.

The trade initiative will consist of two days of scheduled business-to-business meetings in PEI and two days in Nova Scotia.??During that time, Minister Inniss will also take the opportunity to meet with political and business leaders in the PEI area.

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