Trade Accelerator Program: B.C. Interior Cohort

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
9:00 AM
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This program requires you to attend all five sessions. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Workshop Days

  1. Apr 12 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  2. Apr 13 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  3. Apr 14 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mentorship Days

  1. May 18 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  2. May 19 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Application Deadline: April 4, 2023

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the B.C. Interior Cohort of the Trade Accelerator Program (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 23%
  • 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.

The TAP program was an invaluable experience for us and for anyone considering exporting their product or service. The program is managed in an extremely professional and systematic format that builds upon each day. This provides participants with the ability to build a very detailed and thoughtful export plan that they can modify to apply to each opportunity. New Era Nutrition Inc. is extremely pleased and excited to continue on this Export path that will assist in our future growth plans.

New Era Nutrition Inc | Solo GI Nutrition Inc

Kelowna, BC

We were very fortunate to be given the opportunity to participate in the TAP and found the quality of the presenters and presentations professional and well informed. TAP has opened doors to many opportunities to expand our Group. TAP has also initiated us to further our internal knowledge and processes to be able to respond to our customers in a timely and professional manner.

Progressive Air

Kamloops, BC 

Through TAP we learned that export isn’t as scary as you’d think, it is a matter of connecting with the right people to navigate new areas and avoiding mistakes. We’ve already implemented export to our targeted country, we are being precise and targeted with whom and how we get our apparel into Australia. We’ve established secondary manufacturing and are constantly learning the how, what, and why of business and export.

M Sport 6 Apparel Inc

Kamloops, BC 

Learn more about the program and apply today at

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

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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.