Alberta seed potato companies are invited to participate in a market development mission to Thailand from November 19-27, 2017. The mission will include stops in Bangkok, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, Thailand to meet with importers, distributors and potential customers as well as touring local potato farm operations.
“This mission will profile Alberta as a reliable producer of high quality, low virus seed potatoes,” says Rachel Luo, senior trade and relations officer, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. “This will be the first market development mission focused on seed potato suppliers to Thailand since Alberta was granted market access last year.”
To be eligible to participate in this mission, companies should be providers of seed potatoes and interested in the Thai marketplace.
There is no fee to participate in the program; however, companies are responsible for payment of their own travel expenses and any other costs occurred.
Participating companies may be reimbursed for their participation for 1/2 of the actual designated participation costs, up to a maximum C$2,500. Reimbursement is to help offset a portion of their travel expenses including airfares and accommodations for one representative per company.
Participating companies will receive full details about eligible expenses in their confirmation letter.
For more information, contact Rachel Luo, Space is limited.The application deadline is October 13, 2017.