June 2, 2016 - How Innovation-Based Companies Can Take Advantage of Foreign Trade Zone Programs

How Innovation-Based Companies Can Take Advantage of Foreign Trade Zone Programs

Thursday, June 2, 2016
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Holiday Inn Sydney-Waterfront (map)
300 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia  B1P 1A7

This gathering will also be broadcast live via our YouTube Channel.

On May 14, the federal government announced the creation of a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Point in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. What exactly does this mean for the technology and innovation sector in Cape Breton? What opportunities does it create and how does one access them?

Our guest speakers include Yvon Pellerin from Drawback Expert$ Canada and Eileen Lannon Oldford from Business Cape Breton, the local organization overseeing implementation of the FTZ in the CBRM.  Our guests will provide insight and examples and talk about how the FTZ can work for companies in Cape Breton.

Yvon has over 35 years of customs experience in various roles including 18 years in customs brokerage and freight forwarding, seven years in export manufacturing and 10 with the Canada Border Services Agency. Eileen is CEO of Business Cape Breton, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality's economic development agency.   

TecSocial is a monthly meeting for those with an interest in technology and entrepreneurship. It is a free event and is open to the public. A cash bar will be available and door prizes and appetizers (limited quantities) are compliments of our partners, Innovacorp and Holiday Inn Sydney-Waterfront.