Manitoba Companies Strengthen Business Ties in the North

Manitoba Companies Strengthen Business Ties in the North

By Sarah Klein

World Trade Centre WinnipegWINNIPEG — 22 Manitobans representing 15 companies are in Nunavut this week to meet with fellow business leaders at the Kivalliq Trade Show.

It’s the largest participation by Manitoba companies in the show’s seven-year history and is being led by the World Trade Centre Winnipeg.

“The large Manitoban delegation is a natural progression in an evolving relationship between WTC Winnipeg and business leaders in the Kivalliq region,” said Derek Earl, vice-president of WTC Winnipeg.

“Winnipeg serves as a logistics, healthcare and Inuit culture hub for the region and WTC Winnipeg has been actively cultivating stronger ties with leaders in the region.”

WTC Winnipeg is also conducting meetings with local government and businesses while in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Two-hundred registered delegates will attend this year, as well as 54 exhibitors.

The program includes a trade show, art market, an entertainment night featuring fashion show, music by Susan Aglukark and guest speakers on this year’s theme of Where Innovation Meets Tradition.