RDÉE PEI’s next sales mission to Montreal will finally take place this fall, though entrepreneurs will be required to participate virtually rather than physically. Since this online mission will be considerably less expensive, a greater number of bilingual Island entrepreneurs will be able to participate (12 instead of 8).
Co-ordinator Robert Maddix noted that this mission was originally scheduled for last spring, but had to be postponed due to the global pandemic. Since there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding interprovincial travel for this fall, it was decided that the 2020 mission would proceed by virtual means for the first time, during the week of October 19-23.
For a registration fee of $200, each of the participating entrepreneurs will receive training on virtual sales pitches. After meeting with each of the participating Island businesses, the Quebec firm Clientis will set up online appointments with a minimum of 10 potential buyers. Any software or other required online tools will be paid for by the project.
Interested parties must register by August 31. For more information about the mission or to register, contact Robert Maddix at Robert@rdeeipe.org.
Ghislaine Cormier from Kaneshii Vinyl Press, former participant in RDÉE PEI’s sales missions, is seen participating in a preparatory training session with Francis Nappert from the consulting firm Clientis.