2014 Advancing Island Connections- Connecting Islanders and Newcomers for Local and Global Business Opportunities
During this half-day of presentations and networking you will:
- Learn about businesses for sale on the Island
- Identify opportunities for business succession
- Hear about international success stories and partnership opportunities
- See presentations about businesses seeking investment
- Network and connect with business owners and investors
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration and Coffee
8:30 – 8:40 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Premier Robert Ghiz and Chamber President Quentin Bevan
8:40 – 9:00 am International Success Story: Cows Inc.
Presented by: Frank Zhou, President, Sunrise Group
9:00 – 10:00 am Presentations of Businesses for Sale
10:00 – 10:20 am What Makes a Good Deal?
Presented by: Wayne Carew, Principal, Mergers & Acquisitions, MRSB
Blake Doyle, President, Confederation Capital
10:20 – 10:40 am Nutrition Break
10:40 – 11:40 am Presentations by Businesses Seeking Investment
11:40 – 12:00 noon International Success Story: Murphy Investments
Presented by: Kevin Murphy, President & CEO, Murphy Investments
John Li, President, Golden Bridge Marketing and Consulting
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch sponsored by PEI Connectors
8:00 am – 4:00 pm Business Connections Tradeshow
Limited number of exhibitor spaces available for businesses interested in showcasing their products or services
1:00 – 4:00 pm PEI Connectors Information Sessions
Information sessions designed for newcomers to Prince Edward Island to provide further information on key industry sectors and how to do business on PEI
Full PDF Agenda
Interpreters will be available throughout the event to facilitate discussions.
Advancing Island Connections Highlights
International Success Story: Cows in China
Bringing PEI to China
Frank Zhou’s vision of taking “PEI Proud Products” to China recently became reality with the opening of the first COWS Inc. store in Beijing’s trendiest shopping street. Frank will share his thoughts on how we can continue to create partnerships to bring Island products and businesses to international markets, generating increased jobs and revenue for the Island.
International Success Story: Murphy Investments
Newcomer Connections Create Bridges
Kevin Murphy and John LI met over two years ago through the P.E.I. Connectors Program. While Kevin knew that doing business in China could present tremendous opportunities, the prospect can seem daunting. Even if the language barrier is overcome, there is still a lack of necessary contacts and understanding of how business works in a different country. Through this connection, John and Kevin have developed a business relationship beneficial to both parties.
What Makes a Good Deal?
Wayne Carew will share best practices from his experiences negotiating business deals involving Island business owners and newcomers to PEI. Learn from his perspective about “what make a good deal”.
Blake Doyle will outline considerations for selling a business to the newcomer community including how to prepare and present your business. He will also identify what newcomers should look for when considering a business opportunity in PEI.