NMMA Canada gets federal funding for member export initiatives

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Metstrade is scheduled for Nov. 19-21 at the RAI Exhibition Center.

Metstrade is scheduled for Nov. 19-21 at the RAI Exhibition Center.

National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada announced it was approved for C$116,849 in funding from Global Affairs Canada through its CanExport Associations program.

This is the seventh year that NMMA Canada has secured this funding to be used to support the efforts of Canadian recreational marine manufacturers to expand their business into new global markets.

This year’s funding will be used for the 2019 Metstrade show in Amsterdam, Cannes Yachting Festival, and 2020 boot Düsseldorf Boat Show & Watersports Exhibition.

“NMMA Canada is thrilled to receive funding from Global Affairs Canada for the seventh year,” said NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel in a statement. “The industry continues to appreciate all of the support received by the federal government to help further the success of our country’s recreational marine industry and its export efforts.”

Canadian companies have established a strong presence at METS, and the funding will give more manufacturers the opportunity to exhibit at this important international trade show, said Anghel.

“We also look forward to attending new shows in Cannes and Dusseldorf to help expand Canadian manufacturing export efforts,” she said.

The 2019 GOA funding is earmarked for 13 Canadian companies to exhibit at Metstrade in Amsterdam Nov. 19-21. The show is the world’s largest and most visited leisure marine equipment trade show, with more than 26,000 attendees and 1,600 exhibitors from more than 50 countries.

The funding will also help support three companies to attend the Cannes Yachting Festival, to be held Sept. 10-15, as well as the Düsseldorf Boat Show & Watersports Exhibition from Jan. 18-26.

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