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TAP INTO
NEW MARKETS.

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

Upcoming Sessions

Edmonton Session 5 (Hybrid)

Begins February 16

Indigenous Led Session (Virtual)

Begins April 26

GROW WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS.

Through intensive workshops, peer-to-peer exchange, hands-on support and coaching from leading Canadian export advisors, and individual mentoring, you will be able to develop an export plan that is realistic, high-quality and fully integrated with your overall business strategy, equipping you with the tools and resources to find success as you grow your business.

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PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE NEXT LEVEL.

Exporting can be daunting, costly, and time consuming, leaving many business owners limited in terms of how much they can grow.

TAP helps you overcome these barriers through an innovative, results focused program, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets.

No other program offers such comprehensive information like the Trade Accelerator Program. TAP is a one-stop-shop that will get businesses ready to go global in just a few sessions, culminating with a customized strategic export business plan carefully vetted by top industry experts!

“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.”

- Token Naturals

“Because of what we learned [at TAP], we were able to keep our staff working, and provide stability to their families, during one of the most unprecedented times in history.” 

Enerpan Building Systems

“The value that we received is not only being able to plan how we’re going to export, but also having a panel of experts there to guide and coach us. Having those contacts afterwards for support and research is invaluable.” 

- Pura Botanicals

“The program helped us kick start our overseas program, taught us about issues we would not have considered, and introduced us to experts we can work with to solve problems and help us along the way.”  

- STACS DNA

TAP offers a range of skills, experience, and individual mentoring and coaching across a broad spectrum of fields from legal, finance, global sales & marketing, taxation, logistics, etc. TAP graduates cannot say enough about this program; the benefits are unquantifiable!

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.

AS PART OF AN ESTABLISHED NATIONAL EFFORT, TAP IS THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE, RESULTS DRIVEN PROGRAM AVAILABLE!

Thanks to the generous support from our partners, the program participation fee is only $495 per company 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

TAP VIRTUAL DELIVERY

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

TAP RESULTS

12%

AVERAGE INCREASE
IN REVENUE

Edmonton participants have experienced an average 12%  increase in revenue one year after graduation despite the economic impacts of the pandemic.

67%

EXPORTING INTERNATIONALLY

67% of TAP Edmonton graduates are actively exporting to other countries since completing the program.

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BUSINESS
GROWTH

59% of graduates have hired new staff dedicated to export activities.

Operating in Edmonton since 2018,  you will become part of a network of more than 100 companies in the Edmonton region and the thousands of companies across Canada who are at different stages of their export journey.

NEED MORE INFO?

For more information on the Trade Accelerator Program please contact:

SHELLY NGUYEN

Export Program Manager

snguyen@edmontonchamber.com

780.409.2129

PARTNERS

TAP EDMONTON PARTNERS

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ADVISORY PARTNERS

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NATIONAL FOUNDING PARTNERS

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NATIONAL 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.

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