Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events - Winter/Spring 2019
Scroll down to view a few key trade-related events in British Columbia and Washington during the next few months. Additional events are listed in the following trade event calendars and websites:
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Cargo Logistics Canada Expo + Conference
When:  February 5-7, 2019
Where: Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Convention Centre West
Cost:  See Website

Cargo Logistics Canada (CLC) addresses the needs of cargo owners, managers and agents who contract the flow of goods through Canadian supply chains. CLC encompasses the entire cargo spectrum – all major transportation modes and all cargo types, under one roof. If your company has a supply chain that runs through Canada – you will want to attend CLC 2019! The exposition floor will feature products, services, technologies and equipment designed to optimize an entire supply chain.
25th Annual Globe Awards: Love Trade
When:  Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Tacoma WA - Port of Tacoma Administration Building
Cost:  $40
Info:  Globe Awards

Join the World Trade Center Tacoma in celebration as they recognize excellence in international trade at the 25th Annual Globe Awards. Festivities Include: Awards *Appetizers* Auction.
Creating Export Success with Jim Foley
When:  Thursday, May 30 to Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Where: Seattle, WA (TBA)
Cost:  $45.00

This Export Course will Help You: Learn details of export procedures; Understand when your company should expand internationally; Formulate an export strategy; Overcome common mistakes made by beginning exporters; Identify and target high-potential markets with proven market research methods; Adapt your marketing strategies for international success; and Build expertise in export terminology.
Export Navigator Program
When:  Continuous
Where: Comox, Port Alberni, Prince George, Vernon, Prince Rupert, Nelson and surrounding regions
Cost:  FREE

The Export Navigator offers businesses access to community-based export specialists who will provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect businesses to market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts at every stage of the export process. Benefits of exporting:
Diversifies your customer base — exporting will expand your target market, may broaden your product offering and offset seasonal fluctuations in sales.
Increases profitability — increased production generally leads to economies of scale and decreased cost per unit, which increases your profit margins.
Fosters innovation – expanding to new markets fosters innovation in your goods and services, which enhances your competitiveness.
Canada/USA Trade and Compliance Seminars 
When: Winter/Spring 2019
Where: Surrey, BC - Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd. Training Room
Cost:  See website

Pacific Customs Brokers hosts a series of educational seminars and workshops to assist business owners, importers, exporters, managers, CFO's, purchasers and shippers on topics relating to Canada and USA importing, exporting and customs compliance.
Angel Forum (and Investor Ready Workshops)
When:  2019
Where: Vancouver, BC
Cost:  See website
Info:  Angel Forum

Founded in 1997, this is the only Angel Capital Forum ™ in Canada that introduces emerging companies to private equity Angel Investors. Presenting companies have raised over $35 million directly through the Forum. Since 1998, we have offered Investor Ready ™ workshops for companies and investors. As the oldest & largest angel network in Western Canada with 50+ investors (from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Bellingham and Seattle), we are supported by leading organizations in BC and belong to Canada's National Angel Capital Organization and US's Angel Capital Association. Our private meetings are exclusive to only pre-registered Investors, selected Companies and Sponsors.

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