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 contact Shona Reilly with TAP Calgary for any questions or concerns regarding the program.
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The Trade Accelerator Program will help:
The Trade Accelerator Program 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red Iron Labs
"The program has been amazing and very practical. [TAP has] introduced us to a variety of stakeholders. And it’s been great to go through this program with the people and companies in the cohort as they bring their unique perspectives, experience, and questions to the table."
David Ducasses, Chief Revenue Officer
Broken Pencil Studios
"I personally really like the fact that this is not just another information session, but an actual workshop where you are actively working on your business export plan as well as simplifying and unifying your message as a company to be clear and appealing to a global market."
Guillermo Chan, Chief Creative Officer
"Only 2 days into the Trade Accelerator Program and it’s clear that their mandate is to help companies succeed internationally. The combination of the resources, speakers, and peer interaction have made it a very rewarding 2 days… and we haven’t even began preparing our export plans! I look forward to what Days 3 and 4 have to bring."