Local trade delegation visits Singapore
SYDNEY — A trade delegation from Cape Breton showcased Atlantic seafood and other potential business opportunities at a reception in Singapore, last week, during a port of call in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race.
Representatives from Enterprise Cape Breton Corp., Louisbourg Seafoods and the Port of Sydney took advantage of the arrival of the yacht Cape Breton Island - Nova Scotia’s Masterpiece to make international connections and market opportunities for tourism, trade, investment, immigration and international students in Cape Breton.
Port of Sydney officials promoted the region’s harbour facilities, as well as opportunities through cruise ship visits and cargo handling.
Representatives of Louisbourg Seafoods, with more than 200 employees in fishing and seafood processing, promoted the region’s lobster, shrimp and scallop products.
The Cape Breton yacht won the fifth leg of the 35,000-mile round-the-world race, which concluded in Singapore, placing the island’s entry at fourth overall in the fleet of 10 ships.
The yachts left England in September and will visit 14 ports of call, including a stop in Sydney in June, before returning to England for the race’s finish in July.
The local business delegation is expected to remain in Singapore until today, when the clippers head out for Quingdao, China, on the next leg of the race.
The delegation met with senior business representatives from Singapore at a special reception hosted at the residence of the High Commissioner of Canada to Singapore, David Sevigny.
For more information on the race and Cape Breton’s entry, visit www.capebretonclipper.com.