Planning a Business Trip Abroad- This guide gives pointers on making a market visit and proper follow-up.
When visiting a new market, it’s crucial to understand cultural differences. Understanding other people's languages, cultures, etiquettes and taboos is of great value to the traveller or visiting business person.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides a cultural profile of over 120 countries and provides an overview of life and customs in each country.
This link provides information on a selected number of countries on topics including language, useful phrases, the society, culture, business and social etiquettes.
The Centre for Intercultural Learning provides country facts and cultural information on the countries of the world.
Executive Planet™ also provides valuable tips on business etiquette, customs and protocol for doing business worldwide.
This page provides links to trade shows and events by sector and province.
Trade Show Search lets you search for trade shows by sector/industry, location, and key word.
Choosing the Right Trade Show and How to Prepare –This article talks about How to prepare for a Trade Show the right way.
A trade mission is a visit to a target market by a group of business delegates, including representatives from small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large corporations, educational institutions, and associations and is generally led by government officials.
Read more about Trade fairs and trade missions or Team Canada Atlantic missions.
Provincially Led Missions from Nova Scotia can be found under the Programs and Services, section.
In-market assistance includes services such as the provision of business leads and introductions to potential clients, foreign buyers, distributors and other contacts. See the TTNS programs and services section below for members offering this service.
You may want to register for the Virtual Trade Commissioner. With offices in more than 133 cities worldwide, the Trade Commissioner Service provides personalized services to Canadian companies engaged in international business activities. The 500 trade officers operating from Canadian embassies and consulates offer in-market assistance across the full spectrum of exporting, investment, and technology exchange.