World Trade Centre Vancouver

World Trade Centre Vancouver (WTC-V) is a subsidiary of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade dedicated to strengthening the export performance of small and medium-sized businesses in British Columbia.

As a member of the World Trade Centers Association, WTC-V provides exceptional global access for B.C. businesses with over 300 properties and trade services associations in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

WTC-V delivers unparalleled access to global -minded, highly-targeted audiences made up of the most influential C-suite and political leaders, small business owners, and thought-leaders in Western Canada and beyond.

We understand that when you connect globally you prosper locally. We help companies export faster through the following programs and initiatives:

Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

Essential strategy, resources and mentorship in dynamic workshops that equip small to medium-sized enterprises to scale up, develop and execute an export plan.

Program graduates build a robust export plan with the guidance and mentorship of industry experts who have successfully exported to countries worldwide.

Integrated e-Commerce Essentials (ICE)

A quintessential cross-border e-commerce workshop that equips small to medium-sized enterprises for online market entry and international market development.

ICE helps companies break into new markets online and discover, learn, and create an integrated online strategy to drive global sales.

Greater Vancouver Regional Export Framework (REF)

A unique piece of research conducted with the Conference Board of Canada that provides a forward-looking perspective for our region's priority markets, sectors, and opportunities to enhance international trade — including for B.C.'s Indigenous businesses.

The REF will serve as a an important reference guide, or compass, to help local exporters determine where next to sell their products and services abroad.

Market Activation Program (MAP)

Highly informative sessions that are focused on helping companies navigate their next global opportunity. An ideal time to extend your company's reach through export of goods and services, leveraging on the new trade agreements and competitive Canadian dollar.

MAP is strategically guided by the WTC-V’s Regional Export Framework (REF) which identifies key industries and sectors of opportunity for Greater Vancouver and BC based SMEs.

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