Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) Trade Conference 2014

We are pleased to inform you about the 2014 STEP Trade Conference.  The conference is hosted by Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) (www.sasktrade.ca) and is located at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada September 23-24, 2014. Our conference is Saskatchewan’s premier international trade focused event and will be a great opportunity for exporters and buyers to meet, interact, and conduct trade.

On a daily basis, our organization seeks means to identify effective solutions to the challenges facing each export business.  The conference program will offer a unique opportunity to network with national and international delegates, all of whom share our focus of connecting Saskatchewan business with the world.

As part of STEP’s Trade Conference there is assistance in place for buyers to attend (eligibility subject to STEP approval).  We invite buyers and delegates to apply for funding through our International Buyers Program and to attend our conference. In summary, the reimbursement plans are as follows:

  • First time visitors to Saskatchewan will receive:

o   50% of travel cost to Saskatchewan from point of origin (return economy airfare or mileage)

o   100% hotel accommodation (room + tax for a maximum of 3 nights – no other service charges to be covered)

  • Repeat visitors to Saskatchewan will receive:

o   30% of travel cost to Saskatchewan from point of origin (return economy airfare or mileage)

o   100% hotel accommodation (room + tax for a maximum of 3 nights – no other service charges to be covered)
Building on the success of the 2012 Trade Conference, we plan to bring together successful leaders in global business.  In 2012, the STEP Trade Conference welcomed 67+ international delegates, 139+ domestic exporters, with more than 500 different one-to-one meetings occurring.  Once again delegates will have multiple opportunities to network with key partners, meet with prospective Saskatchewan suppliers, and take part in additional buyer programs and tours.

For additional information on what Saskatchewan’s  exporters have to offer, please see the links below:

        For further details on eligibility criteria, application forms, conference agenda and any other information, please contact Andrew Braun at  ABraun@sasktrade.sk.

Please let us know if you have any questions or require more information. We’re looking forward to seeing you in September 2014!