Eleven Island companies soon on Quebec mission to sell PEI products and services

MONTREAL – April 26, 2024 – Eleven Island businesses will soon be heading out to Quebec, as part of RDÉE Prince Edward Island’s 15th sales mission, to try their hand at selling a wide variety of PEI products and services.

They’ll be offering everything from oysters, ciders and berry purees to food cutting boards and dog food, truck trailers, safety clothing and the recruitment of recording studios for a new organization. Also, three hi-tech companies will be selling production traceability, information management and blockchain technology services.

The participants are:

• East Code Blockchain Labs of Charlottetown (Patrick Sébastien);
• Pleasant View’s DataLogik (Pierre-Martin Dion);
• Chow Tine Pet Foods of Charlottetown (Zack and Sasha Montreuil);
• Double Hill Cidery of Caledonia (Sebastien Manago);
• East Cape Oyster Co. of Charlottetown (Phil Enserink);
• Healthy Berries Ltd. from Montague (Tom Margeson);
• TrackTile of Cornwall (Jordan Rose);
• Linkletter Welding Ltd. of Central Bedeque (Gary Richard and Wayne Linkletter);
• Atlantic Safety Wear of Montague (Corey Lund);
• Audio Media Canada of West Royalty (Ghislaine Cormier);
• Safety Pro Inc./Clean Cut Solution of Kensington (Dennis Arsenault).

The first three companies on the list will participate in the mission on line from May 6-10, but the remaining eight will visit Montreal and surrounding areas in person from May 13-17. (One of the participants will also travel to Quebec City and Ottawa). They will take part in a total of 125 targeted meetings with potential buyers, including wholesalers, distributors, merchants and retailers, explains mission coordinator Robert Maddix.

« Six of the participants have already taken part in previous missions and have seen the excellent results achieved in the past. They wanted to return either to solidify sales relationships and sign contracts, or to meet new potential buyers, » adds Maddix. « Five members of our delegation will be there for the very first time, so they’re excited to see what their many business meetings will bring. »

What’s more, the Island delegation will be hosting a networking evening at their hotel on May 14. The rented meeting room will be set up like a mini-trade show, allowing some 30 business guests from the Montreal region to come and explore the booths – and therefore the products and services – of six of the Island companies represented there.

Some of the delegates will also take advantage of their stay in Montreal to visit the SIAL Canada international trade show, which runs May 15-17 at the Palais des Congrès. Some 1,000 exhibitors from 44 countries will be promoting mainly agri-food products at the show.

Typically, RDÉE PEI missions generate sales of around $1 million for participating Island businesses, often resulting in the hiring of new employees and the expansion of production or manufacturing space. Maddix expects similar results from this 15th mission.

The coordinator attributes much of the success of the missions to Quebec firm Clientis, which delivers targeted training to all participating companies to ensure that their sales pitch is solid and that they are well prepared to present it to customers. Clientis also identifies all potential customers and schedules all appointments.

These missions are carried out in collaboration with Innovation PEI and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.


PHOTO 1: Fishermen Dalton MacDonald and Cole MacMahon harvest delicious oysters in the Souris area for East Cape Oyster Co.

PHOTO 2: Gail Birt, administrative assistant and office manager of Healthy Berries Ltd. in Montague, proudly displays the berry processing company’s banner.

PHOTO 3: A chef shows the utility of cutting boards manufactured by Clean Cut Solution of Kensington.



For further information, please contact:
Robert Maddix
Sales mission coordinator
RDÉE Prince Edward Island
(902) 314-1714