Canada – Investing in Product Development for PEI Festivals and Events

Tourism has been uniquely impacted by COVID-19 around the globe. In Atlantic Canada, tourism was both the first and the hardest hit sector. Amid the immense challenges of the pandemic, festival and event organizers across Prince Edward Island have adapted and persevered. Looking towards the future, creators are eager to explore new ways to advance the sector and reach new markets. Full recovery for the festivals and events sector is expected to take several years, and the Government of Canada is working to expand opportunities to develop new tourism products and ensure the industry is well positioned for long-term, sustainable growth.

Fund will support new and re-imagined events to help build and sustain the tourism industry post-pandemic  

March 4, 2022 · Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Tourism has been uniquely impacted by COVID-19 around the globe. In Atlantic Canada, tourism was both the first and the hardest hit sector. Amid the immense challenges of the pandemic, festival and event organizers across Prince Edward Island have adapted and persevered. Looking towards the future, creators are eager to explore new ways to advance the sector and reach new markets. Full recovery for the festivals and events sector is expected to take several years, and the Government of Canada is working to expand opportunities to develop new tourism products and ensure the industry is well positioned for long-term, sustainable growth. 

An innovative pathway for tourism recovery

Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced an investment of $676,500 to support new and diverse product development in PEI’s tourism industry. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

The investment will establish the PEI Events Innovation Fund, to be administered through the Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island (TIAPEI). Projects supported through the fund will help expand PEI’s tourism offer in all four seasons, showcasing the Island’s cultural and culinary assets in new and fresh ways that can sustainably grow as the tourism sector continues to recover.

Today’s announcement demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to this key sector in Atlantic Canada, supporting innovation and expanded economic opportunities in rural communities, and helping the region’s tourism operators continue to deliver world-class tourism experiences.     

“In the face of much adversity, Atlantic Canada’s tourism leaders have shown such creativity and resilience. As restrictions lift, and we begin to safely welcome more visitors back to our special part of the world, the Government of Canada is here to support your hard work by making strategic investments for a strong recovery.”

–    The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

“Festivals and special events play an important role in fostering our community pride and shaping the experiences of visitors. They provide an opportunity to gather and celebrate, but they also create essential economic opportunity in some of our smaller communities.”

–    Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown

“We are very pleased to see the Prince Edward Island Innovation Fund announced here today. Festivals and Events have been a big demand generator for visitation to our Island, and play such an important role in showcasing our culture, history, and music. This fund will allow many organizers to begin to rebuild on such an important sector of our tourism industry.” 

–    Corryn Clemence, CEO, Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island

APPSeCONNECT (A Product by INSYNC) Introduced Haydon Power, New Reseller Partner from West Midlands

 In this digital era, ecommerce has become the core pillar of the global economy. Ecommerce has become more than a component of the strategic expansion of a business but also propagates economic growth. The pandemic has steered the consumer and industry trends towards online commerce, where it has become a necessity for companies to focus on eCommerce to facilitate sustainable growth. Thus, organizations that are helping push the eCommerce industry forward play a critical role in the success of businesses.

With that in focus, APPSeCONNECT identified Haydon Power’s potential to help enterprises expand their business and increase revenue through innovative marketing strategies.

Haydon Power is made up of a team of brand specialists, web designers, and web developers who aim to help clients build unique Shopify stores to expand into the eCommerce industry and grow their online sales. The company specializes in developing eCommerce stores through Shopify to provide a complete eCommerce experience to brands. From branding and full-stack webstore development to product photography and business consulting, Haydon Power provides all-around service for the customers.

APPSeCONNECT is proud to introduce Haydon Power as their reseller partner in the West Midlands to help businesses streamline their businesses online, expand, and grow.

Through this strategic partnership, Haydon Power will get access to special rights and benefits from the APPSeCONNECT platform powered by INSYNC and be able to develop and deploy eCommerce solutions in association with APPSeCONNECT. Through this partnership, APPSeCONNECT aims to expand the global eCommerce community, encourage Business Process Automation, and extend their technological innovations.

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One District One Product (ODOP) mission of Centre takes a giant technology boost.

West Jaintia Hills today witnessed the first-of-its-kind Fly-Off Event to demonstrate the use of novel and innovative Drone/UAV technology for payload delivery, that could serve as a model of solving the 1st mile connectivity issues for Lakadong Turmeric farmers from the hinterland.

Lakadong Turmeric has been identified under The One District, One Product (ODOP) Initiative under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, as a product with excellent potential for growth and export for West Jaintia Hills. 

ODOP partnered with AGNIi Mission, one of the nine technology missions under the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council to identify Indian innovative technologies that can play a transformative role in the end-to-end processing of Lakadong Turmeric, starting with leveraging payload drones (UAVs) to transport the turmeric in large quantities.

Addressing the gathering at the event, Ms. Sumita Dawra, Additional Secretary, DPIIT said that this event was a first step towards showcasing the innovative solutions that can propel 1st mile connectivity while ushering in Industrial Revolution 4.0.

It may be noted that the Lakadong Turmeric from West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, one   of   the   world’s   finest turmeric varieties with the highest curcumin content of 7-9% (in comparison to 3% or less in other varieties), is fast becoming a game changer in the economy of the district. The State of Meghalaya has applied for a Geographical Indication tag for Lakadong turmeric. 

The percentage of curcumin and oleoresin content in turmeric determines the demand by the industry along with the price. India is the largest producer and exporter of turmeric (APEDA, 2019). India exported US$ 236.5 million worth of turmeric in 2018 from US$ 182.53 million in 2017. Turmeric is a positive crop; it improves health and is not water guzzling. 

Highlighting the fact that despite India being the world’s largest turmeric producer and exporter, turmeric imports had also been increasing, the Additional Secretary said that the major importers were the extraction and processing industries that require high curcumin and oleo resin. 

Inspite of the highest curcumin content and excellent potential for domestic sales and export, Lakadong turmeric faces severe market access issues due to the remoteness of the location, topography and terrain. Thus, buyers have to incur additional costs to transport the goods from the villages via local pick-up trucks till the major transporters’ loading point. Additional costs of transportation and delays in the same act as barriers / disincentives for the buyer in the process of procurement.

The flyoff event would not only to give a fillip to the mandate of the ODOP initiative but also leverage modern technology as a fundamental solution to overcome the bottleneck of transportation that acts as a barrier in realizing the optimal potential of this exceptional spice from Meghalaya, Ms. Dawra said. 

In consonance with its mandate in April last year, the ODOP Team successfully facilitated the trade of 13,136 kgs of sliced and dried Lakadong Turmeric to a large food processing industry in Ernakulam, Kerala in 2021. It may also be noted that under ODOP initiative, the price of Lakadong Turmeric has increased by Rs. 20, from Rs. 150 per Kg in the Year 2021 to Rs. 170 per Kg in 2022.

ODOP is a transformational step forward towards realizing the true potential of a district, fuelling economic growth and advancing the goal of Vocal for Local. Lauding the success of the ODOP team in pitching the highest curcumin content of Lakadong Turmeric as its Unique Selling Proposition, Ms. Dawra said that the team had succeeded in the creation of market linkages for 500+ plus farmers from Self-Help Groups and Co-operative Societies from 4 villages in West Jaintia Hills District. 

Ms. Sumita Dawra said that under ‘Lakadong Turmeric 2.0’, new efforts were being planned to scale up procurements for sustainable sales for the harvest season of 2022 and the years to come. For the same, the ODOP team led buyer visits to Meghalaya in December 2021 wherein direct interactions at the farm level and buyer-seller meets were organized for representatives of interested buyers. These have ended in the finalization of procurement orders for over 25,000 kgs already with a plan to increase the same even further, subject to final negotiations this year, she added.

India produces 78 per cent of the world’s turmeric, as per a reply given by the Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar in the Rajya Sabha on March 12, 2021. In the year 2018-19, turmeric production was 389 thousand tonnes, with area and productivity 246 thousand hectares and 5646.34 kg per hectare respectively.



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Decarbitation Inc. Product Launch: New Cannabis Crude Oil Decarboxylation Technology Using Controlled Cavitation

 DecarbitationTM Inc. would like to announce that they will officially be launching their new website and cannabis decarboxylation systems on February 2, 2022, at 2:22pm MST. Cannabinoids like THC begin in what is called the “acid” form (THCA) where a carboxylic acid is present. The acid form is not psychoactive in the human body, but if it is “decarboxylated” it becomes psychoactive. This is a simple chemical process where a CO2 group is removed, transforming compounds such as THCA to THC. Decarboxylation is typically accomplished by heating the product, but often there is significant degradation of cannabinoids, terpenes and other valuable compounds through excessive temperature or scorching.

Decarboxylation is an important step in cannabis processing. Smoking and vaping naturally cause decarboxylation, however, edibles, tinctures, and anything else ingested without heat will not reach a high enough temperature for activation to occur. That’s where DecarbitationTM steps in to provide:

· Decarboxylation at unprecedented efficiencies

· Precision temperature control

· Yield improvements of 10% or greater compared to conventional technology

· 99% cannabinoid activation in 30 minutes

· A typical return on investment of less than 1 season

Utilizing Dacarbitation’s patented ShockWave Power controlled cavitation technology, the DecarbitationTM System performs decarboxylation of cannabis at efficiencies greater than 99%. Conventional decarboxylation often results in significant degradation of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other value compounds. Decarbitation’s patented controlled cavitation method with precision temperature control allows maximum levels of terpenes and cannabinoids to be maintained, saving the users money with increased efficiency.

About Decarbitation Inc.

DecarbitationTM is a subsidiary of Hydro Dynamics, Inc. of Rome, GA. Hydro Dynamics’s ShockWave Power technology can now be found on six continents in applications ranging from biodiesel production to hops extraction for beer. DecarbitationTM provides customers with process solutions that can save money, increase production, reduce waste and create higher quality products. For more information, go to

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LANG Introduces New Product Category: Paint by Number

Waukesha, WI – WEBWIRE

Waukesha, Wis. January 1, 2022 – The LANG Companies, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of LANG-branded Paint by Number!

“We are thrilled to be offering a paint by number product to our consumers. So many of us love the beautiful art our artists create but want the opportunity to make it their own. Our motto is ‘We start with Great Art’ and this product reinforces that motto…the canvas starts with great art and YOU get to make it beautiful and unique!” states Kelli Melzer, Director of Marketing.

The paint by number features a stretched cotton canvas over frame that measures 20.25”H x 16.25”L X 1”W. The canvas is printed with a beautiful art image with numbers indicating in which order and what color it should be painted. Kit also includes multiple paint pots, brushes, paint guide and hardware for hanging.

LANG’s Paint by Number Kits are scheduled to be available late Spring/early Summer. For more information on new LANG products, including the 2022 LANG product catalog, please visit


About LANG

The LANG Companies, Inc. is a division of IG Design Group Americas Inc. Since 1982, the LANG Companies has been an industry leader in producing art and design-driven gift and specialty products, and sports licensed goods including calendars, drinkware, and stationery. Our diversified product portfolio is marketed under several widely recognized, company-owned brands: LANG®, Wells Street by LANG®, Artisan by LANG®, SKYZ by LANG™ and Turner Licensing™. Each unique brand has a long-standing heritage, is differentiated in the marketplace and dominant in the most attractive segments of the market. For more information, visit