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Manitobans Going North of 60

2016/09/28

Record-Breaking Delegation from Manitoba at Kivalliq Trade Show

WINNIPEG – September 27, 2016 – The World Trade Centre Winnipeg (WTC Winnipeg) is leading a delegation of 22 Manitobans from 15 companies and organizations to the Kivalliq Trade Show in Nunavut; representing the largest Manitoban participation in the show’s history. WTC Winnipeg’s Vice-President, Derek Earl, will be a guest speaker at the show. WTC Winnipeg will also be conducting meetings with local government and businesses before the commencement of the trade show.

“The large Manitoban delegation is a natural progression in an evolving relationship between WTC Winnipeg and business leaders in the Kivalliq region,” said Derek Earl, VicePresident of WTC Winnipeg. “Winnipeg serves as a logistics, healthcare and Inuit culture hub for the region and WTC Winnipeg has been actively cultivating stronger ties with leaders in the region.”

Derek Earl leads WTC Winnipeg’s northern and Arctic trade development strategies, working with businesses, northern communities, and business networks across the Arctic market. WTC Winnipeg hosted two northern-focused conferences bringing together experts and industry representatives from around the world’s northern regions (2014 and 2016).
“The Kivalliq Trade Show, with the support of the Government of Nunavut, was fortunate to bring a delegation of government and business leaders to Winnipeg in May for Centrallia, and we are particularly excited to continue building the relationship between the Kivalliq Region and Manitoba by welcoming the Manitoban delegation,” said Keith Collier, President of the Kivalliq Trade Show.

“The 7th annual Kivalliq Trade Show is taking place in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, from September 26 to 28, and we are looking forward to one of our most successful trade shows to date,” said Keith Collier. “This year, we are welcoming a record breaking 200 registered delegates, up from 180 last year, as well as a sold-out trade show of 54 exhibitors. The program includes a trade show, art market, an entertainment night featuring fashion show and music by Susan Aglukark and guest speakers on this year’s theme of Where Innovation Meets Tradition.”