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Summer 2018
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Nova Scotia Business Inc. is pleased to share The Insider — our newsletter featuring initiatives, events, missions, resources and stories about doing business in Nova Scotia, and around the globe.

Living, Working, and Playing in Nova Scotia

What's inside: Here at NSBI, we share a lot of stories about doing business. We talk about the programs that help drive economic momentum. We profile the people that are working hard to succeed. What we don’t always talk about is the amazing Nova Scotia lifestyle that both attracts and keeps people here. After all, it’s one thing to love your work — it’s another thing to love your welcoming community, your short commute, and your affordable house. When it comes to quality of life, Nova Scotia comes out on top.

That’s why we’re expanding our stories to include what it’s like to live and play (and work) in Nova Scotia. We’ll introduce you to our neighbourhoods, our beaches, and most importantly, our people — including those who have chosen to make Nova Scotia their home. But don’t just take it from us, read and watch why companies like Ubisoft have chosen Nova Scotia. In this issue we also profile our recent Annual Report, which provides a snapshot of outcomes, stories, and learnings from the past year. 

Learn more about living, working and playing in Nova Scotia at »
Featured Articles
Featured in The Maritime Edit magazine
Ubisoft's Gwen Heliou is Game for Life
After living in places like Barcelona, Madrid, and Montreal, Gwen Heliou, now the Studio Manager at Ubisoft Halifax, moved to Nova Scotia in 2015 and hasn't looked back. Find out why his lifestyle office has become the envy of other Managing Directors at Ubisoft.

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Building a strong workforce
Looking to establish a presence and build a capable workforce in North America? Nova Scotia, Canada has top talent that stays.

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Sales Beacon scales the heights
"We’ve transformed the company over the last couple of years as a result of the advice we’ve been able to access with NSBI support."

From Mount Everest's Base Camp, an elevation of 5,380 metres, to sea-level in Chester, Nova Scotia, Cynthia Spraggs knows all about working remotely and growing a global business.

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From alpha to beta: How one Ubisofter went from co-op to permanent
We sat down with Robert Tracey to learn about his co-op experience at Ubisoft's Halifax office. Find out how Nova Scotia offers university students an opportunity to get real-world experience in their chosen industry.

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Growing Success in Nova Scotia: The Annual Report
We all want to make a difference in the world. Nova Scotia businesses work hard to make a difference — to succeed in a world where success is never a guarantee.

Success is hard. The late nights. The travel. The waiting. And the nail-biting reality of “will this work?”

NSBI has a vital mission: we drive economic momentum in Nova Scotia, and we do it by attracting investment, and by supporting businesses in all communities to be more successful exporters.

We are Nova Scotians working for positive outcomes for Nova Scotians, and we do it by rolling up our sleeves and working next to entrepreneurs, by attracting the right companies to locate here, and by telling the story of this province and all that it has to offer.

Every Nova Scotian knows you don’t need to be big to make a big impact. You just need to keep on going until you succeed.

These are our stories of working towards a strong, thriving, and globally competitive Nova Scotia.

Read our full 2017-2018 Annual Report »
Nova Scotia: Room to Live
Imagine a place where you can leave work, head to the beach, and still be home in time for dinner. In Nova Scotia, there is no imagining. We live it every day.

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Upcoming Events
Trade Missions
 October 1–9, 2018

NEW! Trade Mission to Canada Food Expo – Japan & Korea 2018

Sector: Agri-food & Beverage

 October 2–4, 2018

NEW! Trade Mission to Conxemar Seafood Show 2018

Sector: Seafood

 October 21–25, 2018

Expression of Interest: Trade Mission to SIAL Paris 2018

Sector: Agri-food & Beverage

 Oct. 29 – Nov. 7, 2018

Trade Mission: Ocean Technology Mission to South Korea and Japan

Sector: Ocean Technology

 November 5–15, 2018

NEW! Expression of Interest: Trade Mission to Shanghai & Beijing – Atlantic Provinces

Sector: Multi-sector

 November 7–9, 2018

NEW! Trade Mission to China Fisheries & Seafood Expo 2018

Sector: Seafood

 November 8–10, 2018

Trade Mission to Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair 2018

Sector: Agri-food & Beverage

 November 26–29, 2018

NEW! Trade Mission: Multi-sector Mission to Boston

Sector: Multi-sector

 February 10–17, 2019

Trade Mission to A Taste of Devour! In Berlin

Sector: Agri-food & Beverage

Training and Workshops
 September 14 & 21, 2018

FITTskills: International Market Entry Strategies

Sector: Multi-sector

 September 20–21, 2018

FITTskills: Global Value Chain

Sector: Multi-sector

 October 12 & 19, 2018

FITTskills: Global Value Chain

Sector: Multi-sector

 October 18–19, 2018

FITTskills: Feasibility of International Trade

Sector: Multi-sector

An Opportunity to Connect
Conxemar Seafood Show 2018
October 2–4, 2018

Taking place in Vigo, Spain, the Conxemar Seafood Show is the most important fish and seafood trade show in Southern Europe, with significant international presence and dozens of national pavilions. Growing each year, the event brings together distributors, importers, and exporters of frozen seafood products in a 31,500m2 space. Visit us at the Canada pavilion.

Could someone in your global network be attending the Conxemar Seafood Show 2018? Let’s connect! Contact us at:
Training and Workshops
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