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Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events
Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events (September - November 2016)
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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BC Export Awards - Applications Now Open
Deadline: September 12, 2016
Fee: Free to apply

The BC Export Awards recognize the innovative approaches and unique contributions of British Columbia export companies across all sectors and in all regions of the province, as well as the individuals who contribute to their success. Applications can be submitted in the following eight sector award categories: Emerging Exporter, Clean Technology, Professional Services, Professional Services, Manufactured Products, Natural Resources, Consumer Products, Advancing Technology & Innovation, and Digital Media & Entertainment. Two individual categories will be awarded for leadership and International Business Studies. Further, an Exporter of the Year Award is presented to one of the sector award winners. Award presentation will take place on November 18, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.
Discover Global Markets: Healthcare Connections
When: Tuesday, September 13 - Thursday, September 15, 2016
Where:  Bellevue, WA – The Westin Bellevue
Cost:  See website

Featuring global updates on the medical device, diagnostics, health IT, and global health sectors, this conference will equip you to compete and win internationally. You will hear directly from industry leaders on project opportunities and regulations, connect with international buyers, network with healthcare companies from around the country and get up-to-the-minute market intelligence from our U.S. Embassy-based industry specialists. Note: Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
U.S.-Canada Aerospace Technology Exchange: Strengthening Supply Chain
When: Monday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 21
Where:  Toronto, ON
Cost:  See website

U.S. – Canada Aerospace Technology Exchange is the event designed by U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) to serve as a platform to facilitate the connection of U.S. aerospace suppliers with potential Canadian partners in the aerospace sector.
23rd Annual Globe Awards
When: Thursday, October 13 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Where:  Tacoma, WA – Venue TBA
Cost:  See website

Join our annual trade awards ceremony and celebrate our vibrant trade community in Washington State! Come and join over 300 of “Who’s Who in the Washington Trade Community” for the 23rd Anniversary of the Globe Awards. 2016 Award Recipients will be announced shortly.
Doing Business in the USA
When:  Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – 8:00am to noon
Where:  Richmond, BC – Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Cost:  $75.00

Join us on October 19th for a fast-paced guide to expanding your sales into the United States. Whether opening a store front with a U.S. address or partnering with a distribution center for your eCommerce activity, our seasoned cross-border lawyers, accountants, customs brokers and logistics professionals will present options that will help you determine your export strategy and understand your responsibilities with government agencies such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration.
Race for the White House: Ballot Bash 2016
When:  Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Where:  Vancouver, BC – Fairmont Vancouver Hotel
Cost:   Early Bird (50% off): Members - $60,  Non-Members - $85

Celebrate History in the Making! Where will you be when the next U.S. President is elected on November 8th? Watch America vote among friends along with government officials and prominent members of the business community at Vancouver’s premier U.S. election results party. Event activities include: live on-site news coverage, commentary from AmCham’s Race for the White House panelists, president elect voters prize draw, American fare food stations, and Dixieland Jazz band. Note: Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Canada/USA Trade and Compliance Seminars
When:  Summer/Fall 2016
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:  2016
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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