Welcome to the first edition of Nova Scotia Business Insider
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JANUARY 26, 2017
Nova Scotia Business Inc. is pleased to share our first edition of The Insider – our new monthly newsletter featuring initiatives, events, missions, resources, and stories about doing business in Nova Scotia and around the globe.
FEATURE ARTICLE

Did you know, Nova Scotia fish and seafood products are becoming more popular to serve at the dinner table during Chinese New Year? This is just one of the many interesting connections we made while in-market on trade missions. Read more.
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NOVA SCOTIA SPOTLIGHT
MediaVoice: Bringing Voice Over to China
Nestled in the heart of Newport, Nova Scotia, is a little company with a very big voice. After thirteen years in business, MediaVoice saw an opportunity to expand business into China. With help from NSBI's Export Development team, they did just that. Read more.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
NOVA SCOTIA
 January-April, 2017 

Export Development Education

Whether you are curious about exporting, a new exporter, or looking to expand your business into new markets - we can help.

BELGIUM
 April 25-27, 2017 

Trade Mission to Seafood Expo Global & London B2B Event
Seafood Expo Global is the world’s largest fish and seafood event with more than 26,000 buyers from 140 countries ready to do business.

CANADA
 May 2-4, 2017 

Trade Mission to SIAL Canada
We are currently seeking Nova Scotia agri-food and beverage and seafood companies interested in participating as co-exhibitors.

USA
 June 2-5, 2017 

Trade Mission to Taste of Canada – Boston
This professional food showcase is a Canada-only event for export-ready suppliers. Attending companies will meet one-on-one with buyers.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT
In February, a group of Nova Scotia companies will be heading to San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.

Could someone in your global network be attending GDC 2017?

If so, we would be pleased to introduce them to our Nova Scotia companies. Please let us know at connectns@nsbi.ca
CONNECTNS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT



















 
Making Bold Moves in China
The ConnectNS Global Advisors is a new program connecting Nova Scotia exporters with key influencers and industry experts within Nova Scotia’s community of expats, alumni and friends of the province. By sharing their knowledge, experience and/or connections, Global Advisors can help shape Nova Scotia’s export future.

We caught up with Cindy Jensen in Beijing, China, who provides management consulting services for her company, BOLDMOVES CHINA.
WHAT'S HAPPENING
Atlantic Canada's seafood industry gets a boost as China lowers tariffs
Nova Scotia exports more seafood than any other province. The seafood industry is starting 2017 with a boost thanks to lower tariffs.

Spotlight on Vague D'Acadie
Vague d’Acadie is a two-part documentary series in development to be produced by a Halifax, Nova Scotia-based company, Connections Productions.

Donair success helps Tony’s Meats go national
Donairs are a Nova Scotia favourite. And now, Tony’s Meats is sending the East Coast staple across the country.

More Lobster Lift at Halifax Stanfield
The Halifax International Airport Authority announced that a new cargo carrier, Yangtze River Express Airlines, will serve the airport with direct flights to China.

Spotlight on Dane Creek Capital
Dane Creek was attracted to Nova Scotia because of the access to abundant natural resources, a well-educated workforce, access to export markets, and government agencies willing and able to support.

Nova Scotia-filmed Mennonite mob series, Pure, to launch Monday on CBC
Pure is set in southern Ontario, Mexico and Texas, but was filmed in Nova Scotia. The 6-episode series, created by Dartmouth writer Michael Amo, was filmed last fall.

China trip drawing some interest
With growing local interest in developing business and cultural ties with China, the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce is working to get the word out on an opportunity for local businesspeople and others to travel to the country.
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