11 June 2014
Grande-Rivière, May 29, 2014 – GIMXPORT-led international activities in 2013-2014 boosted sales by over $12 million dollars for enterprises located in the Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region, with potential sales reaching $13 million.
“Our 34 missions – 27 for individuals, six for groups and one to welcome a group of buyers from China – have enabled participating enterprises to generate these additional sales,” proudly pointed out Gino Cyr, GIMXPORT General Manager. It is important to mention that some of the region’s enterprises participated in various trade shows or other commercial activities like the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo (Dalian, China), the European Seafood Exposition (Brussels, Belgium), Seafood Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), Naturallia (Sault-Sainte-Marie, Ontario) and a mission to France for the information and communication technology sector.
Numerous special projects that contribute to the region’s development
Over the last three years, we’ve become increasingly involved in files of broader scope, spurred by our capacity to deliver the anticipated results. Projects such as our strategy to optimise transportation, coordination of the Association bois d’apparence Gaspésie, our first responder’s role with the Québec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), foreign market diversification for lobster, organisation of hosting activities or foreign buyers, the foreign worker project, and individual coaching in commercialisation are only a few examples that demonstrate our expertise in successfully accomplishing endeavours.
Another resource joined GIMXPORT in the past year, so our team is now six members strong. “This summer, we are pleased to welcome two university interns who are studying political science and finance,” said Cyr. “Our team is versatile, skilled and above all, motivated to offer SMEs in the Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region exemplary support to assist them in their efforts to export and commercialise their products and services.”
It is important to point out that GIMXPORT offers enterprises in the Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine administrative region a coaching service to help them improve their export, marketing and commercialisation endeavours. The organisation’s mission is to contribute to the region’s economic and social development by fostering increased export volumes for regional products and services.