Companies that want to participate in the Southeastern U.S.-Canadian Provinces Alliance’s 2011 conference June 12-14 must register by the deadline of Monday, June 6.

According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, companies that also may be interested in the conference’s matchmaking services must register by Friday, May 20.

A professional matchmaking consultant is to make appropriate introductions for companies that sign up for the services, which are to be offered free of charge for those participating in business meetings at the conference.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and more than 200 other Canadian and U.S. business and government leaders are to attend the conference that is to be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The SEUS-CP Alliance conference has promoted trade and investment between members of the alliance since it was founded in 2007. Target sectors include information and communication technologies, advanced manufacturing and clean tech industries.

Attendees are to be presented with numerous opportunities to meet new buyers, research collaborators and investors through meetings, networking and discussion forums.

The SEUS-CP Alliance was formed to strengthen the ties between six Southeastern states and seven Canadian provinces.

Canada is Georgia’s top export partner with exports to Canada making up 17 percent of Georgia’s total exports in 2010, according to the economic development department.

The Canadian Consulate General, the Quebec Trade and Investment Office and the Canadian-American Society of the Southeast U.S. all have a presence in Atlanta.

To learn more about the SEUS-CP conference, go here. For additional information and registration, call Kathy Oxford, senior international trade manager, at (678) 640-4351 or by sending an email here.