State of Georgia to host second annual SEUS-Canadian Provinces conference in St. John's, Newfoundland

    Event includes delegates from six Southeastern states and seven Canadian

    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - The Georgia Department of Economic Development
(GDEcD) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the second annual
Southeastern United States - Canadian Provinces (SEUS//CP) conference July
26-28, 2009 in St. John's, Newfoundland.
    SEUS//CP is a new strategic trade and investment-focused partnership
between seven Canadian provinces and six Southeastern U.S. states. It explores
business investment and trade opportunities between companies located in the
Southeastern U.S. and Canada in the sectors of energy, marine and ocean
technology, advanced manufacturing, and economic development.
    "SEUS//CP is a landmark partnership that benefits Georgia businesses and
their counterparts in the Southeast and Canada," said Ken Stewart,
commissioner of GDEcD. "Canada is the U.S.'s top trading partner, and the
business matchmaking program will optimize the investment and export
opportunities cultivated through the SEUS//CP Alliance."
    This year, participating companies have the unique opportunity to sign up
for the SEUS//CP business matchmaking program that will take place in Toronto
July 23-24, at no additional cost.
    "The SEUS//CP conference is an excellent opportunity for the
participating Canadian provinces to showcase what they have to offer in terms
of their products and services, business know-how, capabilities and
resources," adds Maria Arbulu, managing director of the State of Georgia
Office in Canada. "Newfoundland, with its prime water transportation and
logistics assets, breathtaking natural beauty and hospitable people, is a
perfect destination for this year's conference."
    For conference information or registration, please visit
To participate in Toronto business matchmaking, register for the conference
first - then contact Alice Carson, GDEcD International Trade Specialist, at
678-640-4365 or
    To learn further about successful international expansion in terms of how
to maximize business opportunities in the U.S. market - please follow this

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's
sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business
investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small
businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to
Georgia, and promoting the state as a location for film, video and music
projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic

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