Nine Island businesses soon heading off on sales mission to Montreal

Delegates to host business mixer featuring Island products

MONTREAL, QUE. – Oct. 13, 2021 – Nine Island businesses and organizations will soon be heading off to Montreal in the hopes of selling their products and services to buyers or distributors in and around Montreal, Quebec. They will be offering everything from cider, seafood, training and software development to tourism tours, safety wear and high-tech hands-free hygienic washroom devices.

And new for this 10th mission: while following anti-Covid 19 restrictions, the Island delegates will host a business mixer for participants and Montreal area entrepreneurs at a high-end restaurant on Nov. 3rd. The event will feature PEI lobster, mussels and oysters, accompanied by a new Island cider called « Oistre » that pairs perfectly with oysters. This mixer will be organized in collaboration with the Chambre de commerce de Montréal métropolitain and the Fédération des Chambres de commerce du Québec.

Eight of the companies will attend the mission in person from Nov. 1-5, 2021; the ninth company will participate virtually the following week. Two of the companies are participating for a first time, two are returning with the same products and the remaining five are participating again but with new products.

Robert Maddix, the entrepreneurial development officer who is coordinating the mission for RDÉE Prince Edward Island, says that the Quebec firm Clientis was retained to set up 12 to 14 meetings for each Island company with potential buyers who are already interested in the products and services offered. The firm also delivered individualized training on the sales pitch to the Island participants to prepare them for the mission.


This fall’s PEI delegation is composed of :

• Productions Cuisine à Mémé (Paul D. Gallant) – promoting the Acadian tourism product to tour operators;
• Navigate Food Safety Solutions (Maureen and Alexandre Hanley) – food safety regulation compliance training and audit planning;
• Mary Manette Seafood (Jordan MacIntyre and Emily Browning) – selling sauces and canned seafood, including oysters and herring;
• Lobster PEI (Charlotte Campbell) – promoting Island lobster;
• Double Hill Cidery (Sebastian Manago) – selling ciders;
• EastCode eCommerce Solutions (Pat Sebastien and Rafaël Aguirres) – software development and applications;
• Collège de l’Île (Emmanuel Nicaise) – recruitment of health teachers and students;
• Ubërloo International (Ray Brow) – sale of hygienic hands-free washroom devices;
• Atlantic Safety Wear (Rouben and Vicky Edgar) – selling safety wear and boots.

It is estimated that the first nine missions generated at least $5 million in direct sales for Island vendors, which contributed significantly to the province’s economic development, including through the hiring of new workers.


PHOTO: Robert Maddix, left, RDÉE PEI’s entrepreneurial development officer, and his colleague, Jean-Sébastien Morin, sustainable development officer, recently met with Maureen and Alexandre Hanley of Navigate Food Safety Solutions to discuss their participation in the fall mission to Montreal.


For more information, please contact
Robert Maddix
Sales Mission Coordinator
RDÉE Prince Edward Island
902 367-8413