Greater Vancouver Regional Export Framework

Thursday, September 27, 2018
11:45 AM
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Schedule:Registration:  11:45 a.m.
Lunch and Program:  12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
NASCO Reunion 2018
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Regional Export Strategy

Join us as we unveil World Trade Centre Vancouver's signature research initiative the: Greater Vancouver Regional Export Framework.

The Greater Vancouver Regional Export Framework will offer a comprehensive analysis of our region's gateway and identify export opportunities around the world for B.C. and Greater Vancouver businesses. Developed in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada, this unique piece of work will provide industry and government with an understanding of our priority markets, sectors, and opportunities to both enhance international trade and strengthen our gateway.

At this event you will:

  • Receive a briefing on the Greater Vancouver Regional Export Framework, which includes a list of current and potential priority markets and sectors for B.C. and Greater Vancouver businesses.
  • Learn about the importance and economic footprint of B.C. and Greater Vancouver's Gateway sector.
  • Meet graduate companies of World Trade Centre Vancouver's Trade Accelerator Program which are poised to enter or expand their presence in these priority markets.
  • Connect with delegates from the North American Strategy For Competitiveness (NASCO) Reunion, a North American Wide conference focused on NAFTA, Border Management, and Mobility.

Attendees will also receive a printed copy of the Greater Vancouver Regional Export Framework Infographic.

To close the event, the Export Plan of the Year Award will be presented to a deserving Trade Accelerator Program graduate company.  

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Welcoming Remarks

The Honourable Bruce Ralston
Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Province of British Columbia


Martha Hall Findlay James Howey Austin NairnShane SondermannKari Yuers

Martha Hall Findlay, President and CEO, Canada West Foundation
James Howey, Manager Business Development - Western Canada, Air Canada
Austin Nairn, Executive Director, World Trade Centre Vancouver
Shane Sondermann, Marketing & Business Development Manager, SunRype Products Ltd.
Kari Yuers, President and CEO, Kryton International Inc.

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Project funded by:
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Supporting Sponsors:


World Trade Centre Vancouver (WTC-V) is a subsidiary of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade dedicated to strengthening the export performance of small and medium-sized businesses in British Columbia. As a member of the World Trade Centers Association, WTC-V provides exceptional global access for B.C. businesses with over 300 properties and trade services associations in nearly 100 countries. WTC-V provides targeted international trade advisory services and expertise through trade education, connections, comprehensive research, and trade services to help your business get to market faster.