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Indigenous, Women and LGBTQ+ Food Business Mission to Minnesota

October 14, 2019 - October 15, 2019

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in Minneapolis is seeking Canadian Indigenous-, women- and/or LGBTQ+-owned food businesses that are interested in exporting to the US-Upper Midwest (including Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota).

They are organizing a two-day, dual-track program to help you discover regional opportunities and learn how to leverage your prospects as a diverse supplier to the US marketplace.

Companies selected to participate in the mission will benefit from:

  • Insights from supplier diversity program leads at major retailers, distributors, and food manufacturers in the region;
  • Advice from organizations supporting women-, LGBTQ+- and indigenous-owned businesses, including venture capital firms;
  • Success stories from local restauranteurs and food business owners;
  • Attendance at portions of Food | Ag | Ideas week in Minneapolis-St. Paul;
  • A tour of prominent regional grocery chains.

Learn more in this document: OVERVIEW – IndigenousWomenLGBTQ Food Business Mission 2019

Application deadline is August 7, 2019

How to Apply?

If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill the online application here.


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