Held once a year during the spring wholesale buying season and open to the retail trade, the Craft East Buyers’ Expo is the first entry point into export marketing for many Atlantic Canadian producers of craft, giftware and apparel products.
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Craft East Buyers’ Expo is produced by Craft Alliance Atlantic with funding support from our provincial government partners in the four Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador. A permanent office is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Policy, planning and development of the Craft East Buyers’ Expo is managed by association staff and a Board of Directors’.
There is an application process for the program. This program assists retailers from outside Atlantic Canada to attend the Craft East Buyers’ Expo for the first time. Craft East works closely with the Canadian Consulates in the USA and abroad to identify qualified and interested buyers for the ICB program. This close relationship with the Canadian Consulates has resulted in hundreds of buyers having attended our trade shows over the years it has been in existence. In putting forth this effort to attract buyers from international markets, the Craft Alliance Atlantic has established this event as a launch-pad for many first-time exporters from the region.