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Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events Winter/Spring 2018
Heads up for the following trade-related events in British Columbia and Washington during the next few months. Additional events are listed in the following trade event calendars and websites:
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Canada's Trade Accelerator Program
When: Continuous
Where: Vancouver, BC World Trade Centre
Cost: See Website

Essential strategy, resources, and coaching to help SMEs scale up, develop, and execute an export plan. TAP Canada provides companies with access to Canada's top exporting advisers, resources, and contacts, giving them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector. TAP Canada has been successfully operated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade since 2015 and it is now expanding across the country. World Trade Centre Vancouver is pleased to launch TAP Canada in British Columbia, a program that has rapidly gained momentum across the country with a reputation of achieving real results, fast.
The Construction Expo 2018
When: Saturday/Sunday March 10 11, 2018
Where: Surrey, BC - Agriplex Building Cloverdale Exhibition Ground
Cost: See Website

This event is the hub of latest technology, innovation in products, new trends and latest applications in the construction industry. This event welcomes all the architects, designers, developers, tradesman, builders, contractors, property managers and the renowned members of the construction industry associations of British Columbia. The Construction Expo has been evidenced as the most effective way of imparting information about the latest trends and latest updates in the construction industry. You can get more explained information about this event in the Exhibitor kit.
Creating Export Success with Jim Foley
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 to Friday, April 20, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Seattle, WA University of Washington
Cost: $25.00

This Export Course will Help You: Learn details of export procedures; Understand when your company should expand internationally; Formulate an export strategy; Overcome common mistakes made by beginning exporters; Identify and target high-potential markets with proven market research methods; Adapt your marketing strategies for international success; and Build expertise in export terminology. 
Export Navigator Program
When:  Continuous
Where: Comox, Port Alberni, Prince George, Vernon, Prince Rupert, Nelson and surrounding regions
Cost:  FREE

The Export Navigator offers businesses access to community-based export specialists who will provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect businesses to market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts at every stage of the export process. Benefits of exporting:
Diversifies your customer base exporting will expand your target market, may broaden your product offering and offset seasonal fluctuations in sales.
Increases profitability increased production generally leads to economies of scale and decreased cost per unit, which increases your profit margins.
Fosters innovation expanding to new markets fosters innovation in your goods and services, which enhances your competitiveness.
Canada/USA Trade and Compliance Seminars 
When: Winter/Spring 2018
Where: Surrey, BC - Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd. Training Room
Cost:  See website

Pacific Customs Brokers hosts a series of educational seminars and workshops to assist business owners, importers, exporters, managers, CFO's, purchasers and shippers on topics relating to Canada and USA importing, exporting and customs compliance.
Angel Forum (and Investor Ready Workshops)
When:  2018
Where: Vancouver, BC
Cost:  See website
Info:  Angel Forum

Founded in 1997, this is the only Angel Capital Forum in Canada that introduces emerging companies to private equity Angel Investors. Presenting companies have raised over $35 million directly through the Forum. Since 1998, we have offered Investor Ready workshops for companies and investors. As the oldest & largest angel network in Western Canada with 50+ investors (from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Bellingham and Seattle), we are supported by leading organizations in BC and belong to Canada's National Angel Capital Organization and US's Angel Capital Association. Our private meetings are exclusive to only pre-registered Investors, selected Companies and Sponsors.
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