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Export Meetup: Helping Local Go Global, Open Mic Night

  • Global Business Centre 120 8 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 5P6 Canada (map)

Hosted by Calgary Economic Development.


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Are you looking for information on where to export your product and/or services? Whether you are looking to understand market entry strategies or resources available to help companies grow globally, this is a great entry point to the export community.

Grab a drink and get networking with local experts, community leaders and other companies on their own export journey.

You will also have to opportunity to present your value proposition (elevator pitch),what your main export roadblock is and what you need support in. *

Agenda

  • 5:00 PM - Registration opens

  • 5:45 PM - Welcome and prize draw

  • 6:00PM - Value propositions begin

  • 7:30 PM - Event ends

This is a casual environment for small & medium size business owners either ready to export or considering.

Our hashtag is #goglobalyyc

Meet the Calgary Economic Development Export Team

https://www.calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com

Calgary Economic Development works with business, government and community partners to position Calgary as the location of choice for the purpose of attracting business investment, fostering trade and growing Calgary’s workforce.

Katie Findlay, Manager, Export and Ecosystem Development

Katie is a business development and international trade specialist helping Calgary companies reach their global potential. With over 11 years at Calgary Economic Development, Katie has a deep and diverse network of contacts and resources specifically related to the growth and expansion of SME’s locally and internationally. Her current role includes leading the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), an innovative and dynamic program designed to help small or medium-sized enterprise plan and prepare for long-term export success.

Shona Reilly, Coordinator, Export and Ecosystem Development

Shona is a Calgary enthusiast and business professional building a community of companies interested in growing their businesses globally. Shona’s diverse experience has helped her develop a network of tourism, sales, marketing and economic development contacts throughout the community.

Directions:

Please enter through the North Calgary TELUS Convention Centre lobby (located at 136 8th Ave SE) , turn left at the customer service desk. From the customer service desk you will walk to the right of the escalator and walk straight ahead to the elevator on the right hand side. Take the elevator to the fifth floor to reach the Terrace View Room.

Directions from the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Parkade:

The Calgary Parking Authority runs a 433-stall underground parkade (Lot 60) at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (located at 727 – 1st Street SE). From the parkade you will take the elevator to the lobby. Once off the elevator, turn right and walk around the customer service desk. From the customer service desk you will walk to the right of the escalator and walk straight ahead to the elevator on the right hand side. Take the elevator to the fifth floor to reach the Terrace View Room.


* We ask that only companies present please no export support services

Earlier Event: August 22
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Later Event: August 24
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