- What your peers think: Trade confidence
In preparation to our February Live MeetUp, We wanted to get you thinking of your Trade Confidence. Below you'll find information to EDC's first webinar of the year, and hopefully, it will get you thinking to our February gathering *** TBD - Feb 13th or Feb 27th, somewhere in Toronto *** Nearly 1,000 exporters told EDC what they’re expecting for 2019. Benefit from their insight and see if you agree – register for this free webinar today. For more information: https://www.edc.ca/en/events/webinar/trade-confidence.html
- Webinar to learn about opportunities in the auto-components sector in India
• What we'll do Join a free webinar on Nov. 28 to learn about opportunities in the auto-components sector in India: https://www.appmybizaccount.gov.on.ca/sodp/osb/public/eform?formNumber=009-EVENTREG-E&lang=en&eventId=CMP-02786-X1M8Z9. Contact: Fawzia Sheikh, Area Director - India; [masked],[masked] • What to bring This is a WEBINAR - everything will happen online. Sign up on the link provided (may be slow)
- WEBINAR - NAFTA: The Ties that Bind Canada, U.S. and Mexico
Hi everyone, This is another webinar invitation I received from EDC. For anyone interested, please subscribe directly on EDC's website via the link provided below, NOT on meetup. EDC’s upcoming webinar about NAFTA is one you won’t want to miss. With renegotiations now under way between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, you’re likely wondering how changes will impact your exports, supply chains or investments. ent. Trade between the three countries has been integrated and robust, supporting hundreds of billions of dollars in sales and millions of jobs. So what NATA details do the three countries think should be updated and what should be left alone? Join host Peter Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist at EDC, along with Attorney Dan Ujczo, a cross-border business development director who specializes in Canada-U.S. matters, and Ambassador Andres Rozental, President Rozental & Asociados, and lifetime Eminent Ambassador of Mexico, for this interactive webinar as they explore why NAFTA is mutually beneficial for all three countries. Register today and hear: Facts about the many benefits of NAFTA The Canadian, American, and Mexican perspectives of NAFTA Which proposed updates could be beneficial, and what should be left alone Resources, organizations and tips to help you succeed throughout the negotiations A live question and answer period will follow the discussion. Best regards, Jennifer Sommerfeld P.S. If you’re not able to participate in the webinar, register (https://edc.6connex.com/event/DigitalContent/W04B/login?lang=en-us&mcc=Edm_Reminder_e&elqTrackId=7ae31cf6fe5a44e4826102fed23ff38a&elq=7521b9b9a3d04f3ea45707b7dbaae448&elqaid=1930&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=628) anyway and we’ll send you a link to the archived version once it’s available. THIS IS NOT A GLOBAL TRADE ENTHUSIASTS EVENT. IT IS ORGANIZED BY EDC AND I AM JUST SUGGESTING IT TO ALL MEMBERS.
- Your Future in Global Markets Conference
Join the Forum for International Trade Training Oct 2-4th to celebrate 25 years! There is an exciting speaker line-up and topics, not to mention the chance to meet up in person. Featured keynote presentations include: Nicole Verkindt, Founder of OMX and Next Gen Dragon; Paul Parisi, President of Paypal Canada; Jyll Saskin Gales, Export Consultant from Google Canada; and Richard Bistrong, former FCPA violator and anti-corruption expert. The event will also provide opportunities for networking with representatives from EDC, the ITC, Global Affairs Canada and the Trade Commissioner Service. The early bird rate is still available and here is the link if you like to register https://fittfortrade.com/your-future-2017/ Join @FITTNews for the #TradeElite chat on Thursday Sept 14th for more. I hope to see you there! Audrey.
- Doing business in India (Attn: this is a webinar)
Hi everyone, I would like to encourage you to attend this webinar on Doing business in India. It's hosted by Export Development Canada and is scheduled for this coming Thursday. Check out the details here: https://edc.trade/webinar-business-india/?frompage=edm_TI_e_IC_4 I encourage you to sign up for it, even if you're not sure to attend, just so you can receive the recording by email afterwards. Enjoy!
- Networking and business matchmaking
Let's put our skills together and see how we can collaborate with each other. Most of us have products that need to be introduced in new markets. So, if you could help, that'd be awesome. Come out to find your next business partner, contractor, or employer! Note: The food is very reasonably priced in this restaurant so please come prepared to have dinner! ($15-$20 budget is sufficient)
- First steps in International Trade - with guest speaker Igor Chigrin
Hello members, During our last meeting, interest was manifested to learn more about the basics of international trade, precisely, taking the first steps in international trade. Hence, I am excited to announce our next event where anyone interested in launching an export/import venture or anyone who already has such business will have the opportunity to learn more about the basic steps to take and/or ask questions on current issues. This event is featuring our guest speaker Igor Chigrin, co-founder of Win Global Partners, a firm whose aim is to help local businesses become global. Who's Igor Chigrin? Igor has been a consultant for individuals and companies on a wide range of international business aspects from different industries such as furniture, chemicals, mining equipment, etc. His clients are from Canada, the United States, India, China, Russia, Kazakhstan and many other countries. For 10 years, he has been helping them build their export &import businesses from scratch and avoid many international business issues, run their businesses successfully and increase sales at least by five-digit numbers. Igor holds the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation from the Forum for International Trade Training or FITT (Canada). He also has a master’s degree in International Business from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business (France) and a bachelor’s degree in Management from the International University of Business and New Technologies (Russia). Igor is the author of several books on exporting and importing. He is a recognized subject-matter expert in international trade and export business development featured on TV & radio shows, newspapers and newsletters. The event will take place in the condo building's conference room and food will be available from the restaurant. Please note that the prices are cheaper than most restaurants. Free visitor parking is available at the condo. P.S: When you arrive at the condo building and or parking, please mention you're on Peter Bonch's list. Thank you.
- Networking and business matchmaking
After the successful meetup we had last Thursday, we decided to meet again in June to continue the conversation. During our last meetup, we started building a 'mini database' with our contact info so we can start working with each other and expand our ventures. So whether you're just making your first steps in trade, or you're looking to start your import/export business or whatever the case is, come meet like-minded professionals and business owners who would be happy to offer suggestions on best practices. If you're a student looking for a job in global trade, join us as well. We'll be happy to meet you and offer advice! P.S: If you're wondering about pricing at the restaurant, please note that this place has very low prices. But you don't have to eat. Just a drink should do! And for those who drive, parking is free. See you there!
- Let's catch up!
Hi members, It's been a long time since we met. That means, we have a lot to talk about. Let's meet at Harbour Club (99 Harbour Square) to discuss partnership opportunities in order to advance our ventures. Importers, Exporters, Freight forwarders, Students, Job seekers, Consultants, Trade finance experts, etc. are all welcome to attend! Place and Date are set. Just come and join the conversation with like minded international trade passionates!