2015 Atlantic Canada Mission to the: Dominican Republic – The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) – October 19-21






The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) October 19-21 http://www.caribbeanenergyforum.com

With optional mission add-on: Multi-sector mission to the Dominican Republic – October 22-23

The Maritimes Energy Association will be the lead organizer of a Trade Mission to the Dominican Republic.  The trade mission will consist of two components: 1) attendance and business to business program at the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) in Punta Cana from October 19-21, 2015; and 2) an optional mission add-on that includes a multi-sector trade mission with business to business program in Santo Domingo on October 22- 23, 2015.  Companies are invited to participate in one or both of the mission components. This mission is supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy.

About CREF:
The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) has emerged as an important event for Caribbean and further a-field stakeholders to get together to network, exchange ideas and to do business together. This translates into an opportunity over the course of three days to meet the vast majority of stakeholders currently working on projects and initiatives in the Caribbean, be they Government Ministers or the CEOs of top international developers.

CREF provides a compelling mixture of world-class content and superlative opportunities to meet all the key participants in this rapidly emerging renewables market. Whether you are a renewable energy project developer, a service provider, a technology solutions provider, a researcher or a multilateral active in the Caribbean or looking to better understand regional policy and opportunities, CREF is a must-attend event.

The CREF Mission program will include:

Atlantic Canada Booth – We have reserved a 10×10 booth space in the exhibit area to highlight the capabilities of Atlantic Canadian companies interested in this mission. Trade Mission participants can display some company information and spend time in the booth as one way of meeting with potential partners and clients.

ComplimentaryConference & Exhibitor registration for one person/per company – One full conference pass will be provided per company for this mission. This will allow access to the exhibition, all CREF sessions and admission to all networking events, including coffee breaks, lunches, and cocktail receptions. Any additional passes can be purchased through The Maritimes Energy Association for US$1450.00.

Matchmaker – Along with booth space, we are offering the services of a “matchmaker” to identify your goods and services with potential buyers as well as networking opportunities through company briefings and potential networking events

Company Profile Booklet – We will create a booklet to have at the booth with all attending companies, profiles, contact info, logos and general information on the industry in Atlantic Canada.

Networking Opportunities – We are working on identifying possible receptions & networking opportunities that the Atlantic Canada delegation can attend.

Hotel Block Booking – Atlantic Canada Delegates will have access to a block of rooms secured at a group rate at the Barceló Bávaro Convention Center in Punta Cana, DR.

Pre-Mission Briefing Session (in Punta Cana) – We will hold a pre-mission briefing for all delegates the day before the conference begins in Punta Cana, DR.

Mission fee & other estimated costs: 

Many of the costs of this mission are being covered through ACOA and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy including the booth and matchmaker service.  There will be a participation fee for this trade mission and participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodations, meals and personal incidentals. Companies will be screened by ACOA and the Nova Scotia Department of Energy, and must be in good standing with the Government in order to participate. You are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Below is a breakdown of your estimated expenses:

Participation Fee: $500.00 CAD (plus tax – non-refundable and includes one or both mission components) **Payable to The Maritimes Energy Association

Flight Fee: $1000.00 CAD **estimate only for Air Canada, return ticket from Halifax / Punta Canna

Hotel Fee: $210.00 USD **per night, per person, all inclusive for CREF
**Information on hotel accommodations for multi-sector will be supplied closer to the mission

Conference Registration: One CREF conference pass will be supplied per company registration for this mission. Any additional conference registrations can be purchased through The Maritimes Energy Association. The CREF registration fee to attend CREF 2015 is US$1450.00 and allows access to all sessions, exhibition and networking events/receptions.

CLICK HERE for full details of the mission including the Optional Mission Add-on

Interested in Attending? Registration is NOW OPEN on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited. For further information, please contact;

Paula Broaders, Member Relations Coordinator
The Maritimes Energy Association
+1 902 496 3183