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Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events (September to December 2015)


Export Success Training Program


When:  Beginning in August 2015

Where:  Vancouver, BC - CME Offices

Cost:  see website     

For more information click HERE 


EDC, along with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), is proud to be partnering with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) on their new Export Success Training Program.  Featuring qualified international business instructors and FITT skills materials, this condensed program provides the fundamentals of exporting so that you can expand your business internationally.  This training program will allow you to build your export capacity and even earn credit towards a FITT Certificate in International Trade. Who attends: Small and medium-sized enterprises wanting the tools and practical information they need to expand their business globally.



How to do Business in the U.S.


Where:  Burnaby, BC - Business Centre Solutions boardroom

When:  Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, noon to 1:30pm

Cost:  $35 plus GST (first 15 free)     

Info:  Lord-Black Immigration Law Group, 604.352.2006, blaine3080.gmail.com 

Website: www.thehowtogroup.com


Learn valuable tips on how to choose the proper entity for your business, the federal and state tax filing requirements, getting started and registering your US business, setting up an accounting system, and other useful tips to help you take the right initial steps into the US market.



Making Sense of Cross Border Business


When:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:30am to 10:30am

Where:  Surrey, BC – Sheraton Guildford Hotel

Cost:  $25 (includes a buffet breakfast)     

Info:  VSH CPAs


Have clients who want to capitalize on U.S. markets? Join cross border business experts in this Professional Development credit applicable course, to learn the top considerations for businesses as they decide to expand in the U.S. market.



Canada Logistics Conference 2015


When: October 25-27, 2015

Where:  Niagara Falls, ON – Hilton Hotels 7 Suites

Cost:  See website     

Info:  CITT


Canada's annual thought leadership conference for all supply chain logistics professionals—will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario from October 25-27, 2015. Join an audience of shippers, carriers and vendors from across sectors to network and learn about the most important issues facing supply chains, businesses and the people who run them.



Northwest Business & Cross Border Expo


When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where:  Ferndale, WA – The Event Center at Silver Reef

Cost:  See website     

Info:   kelsey@ferndale-chamber.com, 360-384-3042


The Ferndale Chamber and Whatcom Business Alliance have partnered to bring you the Northwest Business and Cross Border Expo.


Participate in the largest business-to-business networking and prospecting Expo north of Seattle. You will find no better opportunity to build your business, to learn from other business owners, and to network with Whatcom County business leaders. Highlights include: More than 60 business exhibitors; Largest Business-to-Business Expo north of Seattle; Business conference presentations, including a special program on Cross-Border Commerce; Prize giveaways, including a Grand Prize Package; WBA President’s Club Reception at 5:00 pm.



BC Export Awards


When: Friday, November 20, 2015, 9:00am to 2:30pm

Where:  Vancouver, BC – The Hyatt Regency Hotel

Cost:  See website     

Info:  BC Export Awards


The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of BC export companies.  Extending across industries the awards recognize achievements in 12 different categories and are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy. Conceived in 1982, the program has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, reflecting the growth and diversity of BC’s economy over the past 30 years.



Angel Forum (and Investor Ready Workshops)


Where:  Vancouver, BC

When:  2015

Cost:  see website - www.angelforum.org

Info:  see website


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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