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Trade Accelerator Program - Greater Vancouver Cohort

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
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. Feb 21 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  2. Feb 22 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  3. Feb 28 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Virtual

Mentorship Days - Virtual

  1. Mar 27 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  2. Mar 28 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Application Deadline: February 7, 2023

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Trade Accelerator Program - Greater Vancouver Cohort

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 33 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 


Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the Trade Accelerator Program, your business should:

  • Be incorporated and operating in British Columbia for at least 2 years
  • Generate more than $300K in revenue
  • Designate one or two senior representatives to participate in the program
  • Comply with the program deliverables

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.

I truly enjoyed this accelerated process that helped us to build a comprehensive export plan. We feel poised and ready to deal with the various tasks related to exporting. We loved meeting other Indigenous businesses and forging great alliances. Thank you so much to the support staff at the World Trade Centre.

Angie Sarsons

I did not know what to expect from the program as my business was not really an 'exportable' type of business but after taking the program, I was able to change my export plan to one that has great potential. Thank you!

Angela Adsit

The TAP program is an amazing opportunity for small business to learn about exporting and to prepare a solid export/market entry plan with detailed expert feedback, while connecting to a network of governmental and non-governmental export related facilitators and partners.

Ryan Tierney
Little Mountain Education Publishing Ltd.

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.