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Start Date: March 31, 2008, 09:00
End Date: April 2, 2008, 17:00
Event Contact: Veona Maloney
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The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada will present a one day seminar titled "Exporting Services to Canada" (on March 31), and a strategy session on "Promoting Caribbean Health and Wellness Tourism" (on April 1 and 2) in Barbados.
The business and professional services sector is the fastest growing segment of the global economy. This seminar is an opportunity, for the region's services providers to learn about how exporting services is different from the export of goods, and especially to learn more about entering the Canadian market.
Health and wellness tourism is growing at unprecedented rates in Thailand, Malaysia, India and many parts of Eastern Europe. Why not the Caribbean?  This is a challenge facing the region. According to Veona Maloney, Caribbean Export's Manager, Core Services, "The strategy session will provide participants with an opportunity to gain a better understanding, share best practices and discuss ideas and opportunities.  Subject matter experts and country delegations will present their perspectives and focused work groups will strategise on what is required to make health and wellness tourism a reality in the Caribbean."
In May, a delegation of up to 10 Canadian organisations will participate in a trade mission to scope out opportunities for partnering and promoting health and wellness tourism in the Caribbean. According to Diane Girard, TFO Canada's Senior Associate and Service Sector Specialist, "The Canadian demand for health and wellness tourism is going to explode in the years to come and the timing could not be better to made sure that the Caribbean is a primary destination."
Service firms and business support organizations (BSOs) wishing to participate in the seminars should contact Veona Maloney at E-mail: vmaloney@carib-export.com.
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