Trade Accelerator Program: Women-Led Cohort

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
9:00 AM
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Schedule:Registration:  8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Workshop Days:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mentorship Days:  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This program requires you to attend all five sessions.

Workshop Days

  1. June 06
  2. June 07
  3. June 08 - virtual

Mentorship Days – virtual

  1. July 19
  2. July 20

Application Deadline: May 23, 2023

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 31 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 Testimonials:

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

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

TAP was able to help us better understand how to grow in new markets. Not only was the curriculum helpful, but the networking opportunities were also incredible.

Grace Stelmachowicz, VodaSafe

The TAP program helped us deepen our knowledge around exporting and develop a focused plan for export into a specific market. Hearing and learning from the experiences of other women-led businesses in their journeys was incredibly helpful and valuable as well! Thank you for providing our small business with this set of tools and access to experts.

Noémie Crépeau - Sappho New Paradigm Cosmetics 

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

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.