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Export Meetup: Helping Calgary Go Global

  • Global Business Centre - Terrace View Room 120 9 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 0P3 Canada (map)

Hosted by Startup Calgary


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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 with experience in financing, market research, supply chain logistics and programming support.

Agenda:

  • 5:00 PM - Registration opens

  • 5:15 PM - Expert booths open to public

  • 6:00 PM - Welcome and prize draw

  • 6:45 PM - Experts take last questions

  • 7:00 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 your experts:

Export Development Canada

https://www.edc.ca/

Shaun Naidu, Account Manager

There are a lot of fears and risks commonly associated with exporting - that’s where Export Development Canada comes in. They assist companies with financing, insurance (to reduce the risk of doing business abroad), and provides export knowledge to help them align for success.

JORI International

https://jori.ca/

Sam Wood, Vice President

JORI is a client-focused, relationship-based company that understands your transportation needs. We provide tailored customs brokerage, freight forwarding and trade consulting services importers and exporters who value exceptional customer service.

BDC Advisory Services

Les Jang, Client Partner and Adnan Ahmad, Regional Director

https://www.bdc.ca/en/business-centres/alberta/pages/calgary.aspx

More than 20 years of International experience in strategic planning, management consulting and business development projects in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Business Development Bank of Canada is the only bank dedicated to small business and Entrepreneurs in Canada. They offer both financing and advisory services to help your business grow and prosper.

Calgary Economic Development

https://www.calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com

Kari Gordon - Director, Ecosystem and Export Development

Shona Reilly - Coordinator, Ecosystem and Export Development

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.

Kari’s specialty is facilitating collisions of diverse people, skills and experiences to encourage and foster growth within the startup community.

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.

Earlier Event: April 11
Exporting 101 Bootcamp
Later Event: April 11
Lighthouse Labs: Demo Day