International Market Access, Inc.
USA Business Identity, Warehousing and Fulfillment Services
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:
Export-Import Virtual Tradeshow
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 9:00am - 4:30pm PDT
Info: View/Register here
Small Business Strategies for USA Marketing
When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: Vancouver, BC - small Business BC Training Room
Info: View/register online here
Cost: $35.00 (or as otherwise specified)
Presented by the sponsoring organization in conjunction with International Market Access, Inc. and Pacific Customs Brokers Inc. This introductory two-hour seminar is aimed at entrepreneurs who are starting a new international business or who are currently operating in international market places. You will learn practical, cost effective methods and strategies. Topics include: (1) Overview of the U.S. Market, (2) USA Marketing and Distribution (Strategies, Lessons & Pitfalls), (3) U.S. Customs Compliance Overview, and (4) Roundtable: Questions, Answers, and Discussion. You need to know these basics before you commit to the design, manufacture or purchase of your product or service.
Cross-Border Expo and Weekend Getaway
When: Tradeshow: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Multi-Chamber "Business-After-Business Networking": 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Seminars: Thursday, June 6 - Schedule on website
Extended summer weekend: Wednesday, June 5th to Sunday, June 9th
Where: Ferndale, WA - Event Center at Silver Reef
Cost: Tradeshow and seminar attendees: Free
Exhibit booth (8' x 6'): $249 before May 3rd, $299 after. Electricity, $25.
The Cross-Border Expo will be the focal point for a "Cross-Border Weekend Getaway", which will cater to the new 24-hour ($200) and 48-hour ($800) Canada Customs exemptions for returning Canadian residents. Tourists will be provided with a variety of suggested visits and tours courtesy of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism, and investors will be provided with similar opportunities by local real estate and economic development representatives. The goal is to attract both tourism and business visitors for a one to five-day visit. The exhibits and program will also attract attendees from both Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
Ready, Set Export! Series
Where: Tukwila, WA - South Seattle SBDC
When: April 23, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am (Start Date)
Cost: See website
Markets outside the U.S. represent over half of the world demand for goods and services. Small to Medium sized businesses can jump ahead of their competition by taking advantage of these market opportunities. Who should attend? Washington Small Business Owners & Managers who are or would like to be ready.
What: PNWER 2013 Annual Summit
Where: Anchorage Alaska - Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
When: Sunday, July 14 - Friday, July 19, 2013
Cost: See website
Join over 600 key business leaders, legislators, and government leaders from the Pacific Northwest Economic Region's ten states, provinces, and territories to address the major policy issues impacting the region. Featuring: Networking & community building, Business & professional development, Interaction with regional leadership, and Developing solutions to regional issues.
Canada/USA Trade and Compliance Seminars
When: Spring/Summer 2013
Where: Surrey, BC - Pacific Customs Broker Seminar Room
Cost: See website
Info: Yvette Fox, Pacific Customs Brokers, 604-538-1566 or
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.
Ski to Sea Festival
Where: Mt. Baker to Bellingham, WA
When: Grand Parade: Saturday, May 25, Race: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Cost: See website
Info: Participants, sponsors, tourists, spectators: www.skitosea.com
The Ski to Sea Festival includes a 93.5 mile relay Race of seven venues from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay encompassing seven different sports. The Festival also includes a community block party with music and food, a Junior Ski to Sea Race, a historical hometown parade, and other special events that provide a wide variety of entertainment and adventure for all who participate.
Angel Forum (and Investor Ready Workshops)
Where: Vancouver, BC
When: Spring/Fall 2013
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. 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.