Export Training Course with Canada's Trade Accelerator Program

The World Trade Centre Edmonton in partnership with Edmonton Economic Development Corp. and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce presents TAP - Canada's Trade Accelerator Program.

What is the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)?

TAP is a dynamic, hands-on series of workshops over six weeks for small to medium-sized enterprises, providing essential knowledge, resources and coaching to scale up, develop, and execute an export plan. It will provide the essential insights, resources, and training to help ambitious companies looking to enter new markets.

Participating companies will have access to the expertise and mentorship of sponsors and partners including Export Development Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, Government of Alberta, Business Development Bank of Canada, Dentons, PwC Canada, BBE Expediting, EEDC and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

TAP Statistics

  • Average growth of 16% in total sales one year after participation
  • TAP graduates have penetrated more than 40 markets including China, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Sweden and U.S., to name a few
  • 100% of participating companies declared themselves better prepared to do business internationally upon completing the program

Trying to get to this point on our own would have been near impossible or extremely time consuming. We now have partners that are keen to help us, and a well thought out export plan that has been reviewed by experts. We feel we are now really set up for success! I would definitely recommend the program to anyone thinking about export.

Paterson Composites, TAP Toronto

About TAP Export Training

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The program is split into three different steps:

Step 1: Onboard

What: An intensive two-day training session to familiarize with the program and learn the theory behind building and implementing a formalized Market Entry Export Plan.

Output: Equip participants with basic knowledge needed to support growing globally using case studies, presentations and interactive exercises.

Step 2: Assess

What: Hands-on support from Canadian leading export advisors to develop your export plan, including detailing strategic objectives, market entry methods, and more.

Output: Export plan framework and actionable expert recommendations required for completion over the next few weeks.

Step 3: Activate

What: Session focused on mentoring, relationship building and review of your export plan. Includes 30 minute one-one mentoring sessions from each program partner focused on constructive feedback on your export plan.

Output: Providing you with all the tools, resources, information and contacts you require to go global!

Workshop Dates

Step 1: February 21 & 22, 2019 - TAP Export Training Sessions

Step 2: March 1, 2019 - Market Entry Export Plan Session

Step 3: April 2, 2019 - Export Plan Mentoring Session

Application submissions are preferred by February 4, 2019. If you cannot make these dates, but are interested in TAP and want to keep up to date on future workshop dates, to be on our mailing list.

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What is the Cost?

The services and visibility provided by TAP Edmonton are valued to be approximately $25,000. The program is offered at a cost of $500 per company. However, sponsors can nominate qualified companies to participate at no cost.

Need more information?

To apply, you will need to complete and submit the application package. If you would like more information about TAP before applying, please fill out the form below to be contacted by a TAP representative.

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If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to your TAP representative:

John Gerum

Email: jgerum@edmonton.com
Phone: 587 855 0612

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Twitter: @enterpriseEdm
LinkedIn: Edmonton Economic Development Corporation


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