Thinking About Exporting? October Business Development Roundtable
Date: Oct 16, 2019 Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
THINKING ABOUT EXPORTING?
Learn about the opportunities in Free Trade Agreements and government programs that can help your business.
Canada has a key business and first mover advantage as the only country to have Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with all other countries in the G7-the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Attend this informative session to learn about the opportunities for the technology sector in Canada's recent FTAs, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), as well as government programs that can help you develop a detailed export strategy and reach international customers, partners and others in new markets abroad.
Who's it for?
Business leaders who are planning on expanding into new international markets
Business leaders who are considering growing their business through export
Learn about what's important to become "export ready".
Find out about government programs and services.
Tap into the Government of B.C.'s Trade and Investment network in key global markets to make the connections you need with local partners, customers, suppliers and others.
Find out how Canada's FTAs can give Canadian companies preferential access to diverse markets all over the world.
This one and a half hour session will include short presentations and Q&A from:
Elizabeth Johnston, Trade Services Manager, Technology and Marine Sector, International Trade Division, Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Chelsie Luciani, Senior Manager, Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch, Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Victoria, Vancouver Island, Industry Association, High Tech, Technology
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The Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) is the conduit that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow a successful technology sector in Greater Victoria.
Since VIATeC's inception way back in 1989, the Greater Victoria tech sector has grown to over 800 known technology companies, employing more than 13,000 people and generating in excess of $1.95 billion in annual revenues with an economic impact of $2.65 billion. That's bigger than the revenues generated by the entire NHL and explains why the advanced technology is Greater Victoria's #1 private industry.
VIATeC is intended to be the first place that people contact for information or assistance related to advanced technology in Greater Victoria. VIATeC's membership, which currently stands at over 350 annually elects VIATeC's Board of Directors, which in turn provides guidance to the Executive Director.
Sector Information and Promotion
Serve as the definitive source of information on the local technology sector and the companies within it and be the driving force to promote the accomplishments of the Greater Victoria technology sector and the opportunities within it.
Raise awareness of the career opportunities available within local technology companies by targeting experienced workers and recent graduates while also promoting technology careers and innovation students.
Networking and Connections
Offer top quality networking and community building opportunities by connecting members through events and introductions along with topic specific information as requested.
Education and Mentoring
Provide timely, valuable information through seminars and connect interested members with experienced, volunteer mentors and advisors.
Members of VIATeC enjoy access to a diverse set of resources, services and events. To learn more about these services, click on the links. The list includes (but is not limited to):
Major Technology Related Events; awards, conferences expos