Will be delivered via webinar

Creative Industry Trade Accelerator Program

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
8:30 AM
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Schedule:Registration:  8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Program:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.

The program will be run virtually over nine days.

Workshop Days

  1. November 3
  2. November 4
  3. November 12
  4. November 13
  5. November 18
  6. November 24
  7. November 25
Mentorship Days
  1. December 14
  2. December 15
Prior to the event you will be sent a Zoom link to participate. Please do not share the link as it will inhibit your ability to join.;

Apply to be part of this special Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) specifically designed for those in the Creative Industries.

According to the Department of Canadian Heritage, in 2017, the creative industries accounted for:

  • $53.1 billion in GDP (gross domestic product);
  • 2.7 % of Canada's overall GDP (gross domestic product);
  • more than 666,500 direct jobs; and
  • countless spin-off jobs.

The creative industries are a strength of the Canadian economy, at the heart of Canada’s competitive advantage on the international stage. They have the potential to be leaders in accelerating the growth of the Canadian economy.

As a Canadian creative business, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the first-ever creative industries-specific cohort of the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)!

World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's TAP, in B.C. since 2017.

New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services.

About TAP

New trade agreements and a competitive Canadian dollar make it an ideal time to extend your company's reach through the export of goods and services.

World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered Canada's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), in B.C. since 2017.

The Trade Accelerator Program is designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results.


Just six months after graduating the program:

  • On average, export revenue increased by 28%
  • Participants forecast their export sales to grow 47% over the next 5 years

By enrolling in TAP Canada you can:

  • Navigate complexities of the global trade ecosystem
  • Leverage Canada's deep trade and investment resources
  • Access tailored, face-to-face coaching and advice
  • Learn about international best practices
  • Accelerate export readiness
  • Develop and implement a new market entry plan
  • Expand your global trade footprint and increase revenue

Graduate Testimony:

A growing number of SMEs have benefitted from the program in B.C.

Listen to what graduates have to say about the program HERE.

The Trade Accelerator Program puts fuel on the fire of entrepreneurship. The things you learn are not "nice-to-do's" they are "must-do's".  I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to take their export game to the next level.

Dan Wainwright

President, PACRIM Distributors — TAP B.C. Graduate

TAP is the rocket fuel that BC companies need to power beyond Canada's borders. The sessions effectively presented export-focused-concepts in the context of how to take action … immediately. Two words: Truly remarkable.

Marla Brock

CEO, Kidcoover Caregivers Inc. — TAP B.C. Graduate

TAP created the environment for us to think harder about decision making and strategic planning. It helped us figure out our priorities, made us focus. It has been a foundational building block for the next 3-5 years on how best to approach export markets.

Oliver Harwood

Owner, Studiostone Creative — TAP B.C. Graduate

Learn more about the program and apply today at tabbc.ca.

Have questions? Call TAP B.C. Team on 604-640-5491 or email .

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National Partners:

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Expert Partners:


Supporting Partners:

Global Affairs Canada
BC Chamber of Commerce

Community Partners:


World Trade Center Vancouver is part of the World Trade Centers Association, a not-for-profit, non-partisan association dedicated to the establishment and effective operation of World Trade Centers as instruments for trade expansion. The World Trade Centers Association is an international ecosystem of global connections and integrated trade services made up of over 324 World Trade Center locations in 89 countries, representing over 750,000 businesses globally.