Still few spots open for Island businesses on sales mission to Montreal

CHARLOTTETOWN – Aug. 18, 2017 – “So far, five PEI businesses that have a capacity to carry out business in French have confirmed their participation on our next sales mission to Montreal Oct. 23-27, 2017. But we still have spots for several other businesses that want to expand their markets,” says Robert Maddix, economic development officer with RDÉE Prince Edward Island.

“Our first two sales mission to Montreal were extremely successful. Each of our participants was able to sell an average of $28,000 in products, which represents a very good investment for the sellers,” adds Maddix.

Participants only have to pay 60 per cent of their lodging and transportation costs (between $750-$850). All other costs will be covered.

The development officer explains that participating businesses must have a product or service that is ready or almost ready to be shipped and sold to the Montreal marketplace. The only other criteria is that the company must have the capacity to interact in French with potential buyers.

Businesses accepted for the mission will receive a visit, either in person or by teleconferencing, from a consultant from the company Clientis, who will gather in-depth details about the products or services to be sold. Clientis will then fix meetings for each Island participant with a minimum of eight potential buyers.

Among the confirmed businesses so far are a vinyl record pressing company as well as companies dealing in fruits and vegetables, safety uniforms, high-end bicycles and handcrafts. “So you can see that there is no limit to the type of product that you can try selling during these sales missions,” concludes Maddix.

All those interested in participating are urged to contact Maddix at 902-370-7333, Ext. 403, or as soon as possible to ensure their spot.


CUTLINE: During the 2016 mission to Montreal, Gilles Arsenault from It’s All Good Sportswear chats with consultant Véronique Paquignon from the Clientis firm about the Montreal businesses he was scheduled to meet.



For more information:
Robert Maddix
Co-ordinator of sales mission to Montreal
RDÉE Prince Edward Island
902-370-7333, Ext. 403