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Reach your global potential with the Edmonton Trade Accelerator Program (TAP). Industry experts help you develop and execute a market-entry export plan.

ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS WITH TAP.

Prepare your business to reach its global potential with the Edmonton Trade Accelerator Program (TAP). TAP provides small to medium-sized enterprises access to industry experts to develop and execute a personalized market-entry export plan.

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PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE NEXT LEVEL.

The Trade Accelerator Program is an innovative program, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets.

GROW WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS.

We will connect your business with top industry experts, provide you with the necessary coaching needed to build a personalized export strategy, and equip you with the tools and resources to find success as you grow your business.

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“TAP offered us the support and structure to move forward our export planning in a thoughtful and efficient way. It showed us that local products from Canada can compete on a global scale and gave us the confidence to enter new markets.”

- Keenan Pascal, CEO & Founder, Token Naturals

HOW TAP WORKS

The Trade Accelerator Program is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets. Due to the generous support from our partners, there is a participation fee of $495 for the program instead of the original cost of $5,000 per company. All applications will be considered on program criteria and assessed on their merits.

REALIZE THE EXPORT POTENTIAL OF YOUR BUSINESS WITH TAP.

UPCOMING SESSIONS 2021

Edmonton Session 1 - Digital

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this session has been canceled. Any registrants have been advised and moved to future sessions. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.

Grande Prairie Session 1 - Digital

Week 1 Day 1: March 30

Week 1 Day 2: April 1

Week 2 Day 3: April 8

Week 3 Day 4: April 15

Week 4 Day 5: April 22

Week 5 Day 6: April 27

Week 5 Day 7: April 29

Export Plan Due: May 15 (5PM)

Mentoring Days: May 31 - June 2

Edmonton Session 2 - Digital

Week 1 Day 1: April 5

Week 1 Day 2: April 7

Week 2 Day 3: April 12

Week 3 Day 4: April 19

Week 4 Day 5: April 26

Week 5 Day 6: May 3

Week 5 Day 7: May 5

Export Plan Due: May 19 (5PM)

Mentoring Days: June 3-4

Session 3 - Digital

Week 1 Day 1: September 7

Week 1 Day 2: September 9

Week 2 Day 3: September 16

Week 3 Day 4: September 23

Week 4 Day 5: September 20

Week 5 Day 6: October 5

Week 5 Day 7: October 7

Export Plan Due: October 22 (5PM)

Mentoring Days: Week of November 1

TAP VIRTUAL DELIVERY

TAP Virtual is delivered over 7 half-day sessions, concluding with one-on-one mentoring sessions.

TAP RESULTS

33%

AVERAGE

GROWTH

Nationally, companies experience an increase in overall sales one year after participation.

71%

EXPORTING INTERNATIONALLY

More than 71% of participants are now actively exporting in markets including China, India, Mexico, Japan, U.K., Italy, Sweden, and the United States.

90%

BETTER

PREPARED

Nearly 90% of participants declared themselves better prepared to do business internationally upon completing the program.

NEED MORE INFO?

Contact TAP Export Program Manager John Gerum at jgerum@edmontonchamber.com or 780.409.2128

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PARTNERS

TAP EDMONTON PARTNERS

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World Trade Centre Edmonton Logo

ADVISORY PARTNERS

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NATIONAL FOUNDING PARTNERS

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NATIONAL LOGISTICS PARTNER

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ADVISORY PARTNER

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PROGRAM CREATORS

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TAP is supported by the Mobilizing SMEs to Export Initiative to assist in delivering Canada's Export Diversification Strategy. The Mobilizing SMEs to Export initiative provides funding to the existing Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) created by the Toronto Region Board of Trade in order to continue and expand TAP programming.

Innovation Canada web portal    |    The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)   |   The Export Development Canada (EDC)

 

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