The world needs a little more Canada

Are you ready to go global or explore new markets? The Trade Accelerator Program is your ticket to take your business to the next level.

The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative 4-session initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets. With TAP, you'll get the tools, connections and knowledge you need to take your business into new markets. Our team understands the challenges you’re facing and is here to support and prepare you. TAP is designed to provide entrepreneurs with:

•  Customized, face-to-face coaching and advice
•  Navigation of the complexities of the global trade ecosystem
•  Access to a network of experts and thought leaders
•  Familiarity with international best practices
•  Assistance in developing and executing an export plan


The health and safety of our community is of paramount importance to us. After being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trade Accelerator Program is set to restart in Calgary, with some changes being implemented to ensure participants' safety. Please email Shona Reilly with TAP Calgary for any questions or concerns regarding the program.

How TAP works

Phase 1: Onboard

Get the knowledge needed to support global growth.

The program begins with an intensive two-day workshop that familiarizes participants with the available exporting resources, introduces high-level experts in key functions of international trade, stimulates peer-to-peer exchange of ideas & experiences, and provides guidance in recognizing and handling business challenges.

Phase 2: Develop

Approximately one week later, participants return for the Export Plan Day where they will receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors. Participants will initiate the key sections of their export plan, detailing strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan, as well as supply chain and operational resources.

Phase 3: Activate

Over the following three weeks, participants will develop their trade plan. They will have the full support of export advisors to guide and assist them in developing an export plan that is realistic, high quality, and fully integrated with their overall business strategy. All export plans receive a written assessment from our expert team.

Phase 4: Accelerate

The final day of the program is focused on mentoring, constructive feedback, solutions, and reinforcing business relationships. After reviewing the export plan, participants will receive individual mentoring sessions from our expert partners where potential solutions and ways forward are explored.

Upcoming workshops

Think the Trade Accelerator Program is the right fit for you and your company? Sign up now to secure your spot and get ready to expand your business.

Red Deer Manufacturing Cohort

April 25 (In person)
April 26 (In person)
May 2 (In person)
May 12 - Export plans due
May 25 (Virtual) - Mentorship Day

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TAP 22 | Multi Sector Cohort

June 13 (In person)
June 14 (In person)
June 20 (In person)
June 30 - Export plans due
July 13 (Virtual) - Mentorship Day

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TAP 23 | Multi Sector Cohort

September 12 (In person)
September 13 (In person)
September 19 (In person)
September 29 (Export plans due)
October 12 (Virtual) - Mentorship Day

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Indigenous Led Cohort

September 26 (In person)
September 27 (In person)
October 3 (In person)
October 13 (Export plans due)
October 26 (Virtual) - Mentorship Day

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TAP 24 | Edmonton Cohort

October 17 (In person)
October 18 (In person)
October 24 (In person)
November 3 (Export plans due)
November 16 (Virtual) - Mentorship Day

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TAP 25 | Multi Sector Cohort

November 7 (In person)
November 8 (In person)
November 14 (In person)
November 24 (Export plans due)
December 7 (Virtual) - Mentorship Day

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