Georgia to Host Southeast U.S.-Canadian Provinces Trade, Investment Conference in Savannah

Staff Report

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that the State of Georgia will host the 2022 Southeast U.S.-Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance Conference in Savannah from June 19-21, 2022. This will mark the second time Georgia hosts the event, after founding and hosting the inaugural conference in 2008. SEUS-CP reinforces the importance of the long-standing U.S.-Canadian relationship, and expands commercial opportunities in underdeveloped sectors and markets through new partnerships. Registration is open through June 3, 2022

“Investing in strong relationships creates opportunities that span multiple generations and is critically important to the economic well-being of not just Georgia, but the entire Southeast,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Georgia was a founding member of SEUS-CP, and Governor Sonny Perdue hosted the inaugural conference in Savannah in 2008. We have come full circle, and countless companies in the Southeast and Canada have benefitted from relationships created through this organization. We are honored to welcome our partners from across the Alliance, and we look forward to the new opportunities SEUS-CP will create for businesses and communities.”

Established in 2007, the SEUS-CP Alliance enhances trade and investment, promotes business partnerships, and encourages technological exchanges between the member states and Canadian provinces. Member states from the Southeast include Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Canadian members include New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.

Providing strategic procurement and partnership opportunities for small businesses is a hallmark of the SEUS-CP Alliance. The 2022 conference will feature a dedicated B2B program, facilitated by Market Access International. Attendees can use this opportunity to meet directly with chief procurement officials from globally recognized companies seeking new suppliers, and connect with potential partners from across the Alliance. This year’s event will feature two key industry sectors: Transportation and Logistics, and Food and Beverage.