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Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events
Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events (Feb. 2016 - June 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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Vancouver Small Business Information Expo
When:  Monday, February 1, 2016 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where:  Vancouver, BC – Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Cost:  FREE    
For more info, click here

The 2016 Vancouver Small Business Information Expo is a FREE tradeshow and workshops that brings together various government departments and non-profit organizations that support small businesses in British Columbia. The event will showcase over 65 exhibitors, and also gives you the chance to attend FREE educational panels and the opportunity to meet face-to-face with experts who provide valuable programs and resources to small businesses.

Export Success Program
When:  February 2016 - June 2016
Where:  Online and classroom – see website
Cost:  see website     
For more info, click here

Exporting is a complex and potentially risky endeavor. To help you succeed and avoid costly mistakes, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters [CME] with the support of Export Development Canada [EDC] and the Forum for International Trade Training [FITT] has created the Export Success Program (ESP). CME’s Export Success Program is tailored to the needs of businesses interested in growing through international business development. There are four formats to access the information. 
Keep Trade Moving: 
The importance of freight mobility in the Inland Northwest
When: Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 7:00am to 9:00am
Where: Spokane, WA – Spokane Valley Event Center
Cost: $20 member, $25 non-member
For more info, click here

The ability to move goods quickly and efficiently is vital to a healthy economy, and as opportunities around the world continue to grow, so does the importance of being able to reach international markets. We invite you to Join Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Washington Council on International Trade on February 18th for a discussion on freight mobility, Washington State ports, infrastructure, and how to keep trade moving in the Inland Northwest. We will hear from Ashley Probart, Executive Director of the Washington State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board, and Eric Schinfeld, President of the Washington Council on International Trade.

Cargo Logistics Canada Expo & Conference
When:  February 17-18, 2016
Where:  Montreal QC – Palais des Congrès de Montréal
Cost:  See Website    
Info:  See Website

Cargo Logistics Canada (CLC) addresses the needs of cargo owners, managers and agents who contract the flow of goods through Canadian supply chains. CLC encompasses the entire cargo spectrum – all major transportation modes and all cargo types, under one roof. The exposition floor will feature products, services, technologies and equipment designed to optimize an entire supply chain.
Panel Discussion:  
International Trade Dispute Prevention and Resolution
When:  Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 9:00 am to noon
Where:  Vancouver, BC – Deloitte training room
Cost:  $55 CAD plus GST per attendee     

Year over year, customs has been increasing both the quantity and monetary penalties to non-compliant importers. Bring your questions to this experienced panel of trade compliance experts who can explain the steps companies can take to mitigate risk of customs penalties and understand the process and options surrounding dispute resolution. This session will pose a series of common scenarios that companies face when dealing with both Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Follow along each scenario as they escalate from notification to settlement.
Introduction to NAFTA and the 3 Free Trade Agreements (Korea, Colombia, Panama)
When:  March 30, June 24, 2016
Where:  Spokane, Pasco
Cost:  See Website
Info: See Website

This program will help you be in full compliance with all NAFTA regulations. You will know where to go and what to look for to be able to determine if your products qualify for the benefits of NAFTA. Most companies are exposing themselves unnecessarily to NAFTA penalties. In some cases your goods have low or zero duty already and therefore no need to expose your company to potential NAFTA violations or to fill out a NAFTA certificate if your goods do not qualify. Additionally an overview of the 3 new FTA’s (Panama, South Korea, Colombia) will be discussed. Facilitator: Mike Allocca.
EDC introduces “Trade Protect”, quick, online credit insurance 
“Trade Protect” is Export Development Canada’s (EDC) export credit insurance option, available exclusively online, for Canadian companies who wish to insure up to five of their U.S. or international customers against non-payment.

Info:   Export Development Canada - Exportwise
Canada/USA Trade and Compliance Seminars
When:  Winter/Spring 2016
Where:  Surrey, BC - Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd. Training Room
Cost:  See Website     
Info:   Pacific Customs Brokers, 604-538-1566 or 
           seminars@pcb.ca or www.pcb.ca/seminars

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)
Where:  Vancouver, BC
When:  2016
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.
Tradeshow Schedule
Please visit our “Doing Business in the USA” exhibit table/booth at the following events:

Vancouver Small Business Information Expo

When:  Monday, February 1, 2016 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where:  Vancouver, BC – Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Cost:  FREE
For more info, click here

The 2016 Vancouver Small Business Information Expo is a FREE trade show that brings together various government departments and non-profit organizations that support small businesses in British Columbia. The event will showcase over 65 exhibitors, and also gives you the chance to attend FREE educational panels and the opportunity to meet face-to-face with experts who provide valuable programs and resources to small businesses.

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