EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Alison Redford will lead a delegation to China next month to drum up business in the Pacific Rim.
Redford will be accompanied by members of 15 small businesses, three regional economic development associations and the presidents of the universities of Alberta and Calgary.
The 13-day trip has planned stops in Harbin, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dailan.
Teresa Woo-Paw, associate minister for international relations, is going as well to meet officials and industry leaders in Korea, Japan and China.
The cost of the trip is pegged at almost $105,000.
This is Redford’s third trip to China as her government works to diversify the province’s trade options and reduce its heavy reliance on U.S. markets.
The delegation leaves Sept. 6