Lo­cal trade del­e­ga­tion vis­its Sin­ga­pore

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS -

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.

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