Trade Accelerator Program: Women-Led Cohort

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
9:00 AM
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Schedule:Registration:  8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Workshop Days:  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mentorship Days:  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This program requires you to attend all five sessions.

Workshop Days – in person

  1. Nov 08
  2. Nov 09
  3. Nov 10

Mentorship Days – virtual

  1. Dec 07
  2. Dec 08

Application Deadline: October 25, 2022

If you have any questions, please contact .


We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Women-led Cohort of the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)!

TAP is a 5-day program designed to help SMEs TAP into their full export potential. It has a proven track record helping participants get results.

With new trade agreements, a competitive Canadian dollar, and new business opportunities, now is the ideal time to extend your company's reach through international expansion of goods and services.

Since 2017, World Trade Centre Vancouver has successfully delivered 27 TAP cohorts in B.C.


Just six months after graduating the program:

  • On average, export revenue increased by 23%
  • Participants forecast their export sales to grow 47% over the next 5 years

By enrolling in TAP 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.

This was an exceptionally well-designed program that took us from our export idea all the way to being ready with a solid plan, in just a few program days. The ability to get such great feedback from so many experts was tremendous. I had planned for just my business partner to go but am extremely glad I was required to go as well! Highly recommended.

Vanessa LeBourdais, Executive Producer, DreamRider Productions Society

TAP was a great experience and has provided me with additional skills and knowledge that will help us on our export journey. As a company that is just beginning to export products, this course came at an important time for us and has helped us to develop relationships with important partners in the business and export development landscape.

Megan Bassendale, Forensic Guardians International

As a small business owner, taking 4 days away from the office is no small thing, but the time we invested in TAP was well worth it. The seminars were informative, the focused learning was essential, and the mentorship meetings were insightful and constructive. The Export Plan that we crafted will evolve over the months to come as we tackle new markets, but the foundation we built during TAP is a comprehensive and robust foundation.

Sarah Wall, Co-Owner GnuSa – Vancouver BC

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

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

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World Trade Centre 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.