PROPEL YOUR
BUSINESS TOWARDS
GLOBAL GROWTH.

Join us for the upcoming
TAP Wood Industry Cohort,
starting January 2022!

The Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario (WMCO) is proud to host the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), facilitated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and the World Trade Centre Toronto.

This dynamic, hands-on workshop provides companies with access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, giving them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector. 

​JOIN OUR WOOD INDUSTRY COHORT​ Start Date: Monday January 24th, 2022 Location: TAP Online Platform ​ Cost: $495  (includes attendance of two executives)

Exporting can be perceived as daunting, costly, and time consuming, leaving many business owners limited in terms of how much they can grow. The Trade Accelerator Program is an award-winning, innovative program, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business for expansion into international markets.

Starting January 24, 2022 this Wood Industry Cohort will be delivered virtually over 6 weekly half-day sessions, concluding with a mentoring session.

Schedule

Topics

Week 1

Day 1: Strategic Planning for Export Markets

Day 2: Support and Advisory Resources
Export Plan Activity

Week 2

Day 3: International Sales & Marketing (Part 1)
Export Plan Activity

Week 3

Day 4: International Finance Export Plan Activity

Week 4

Day 5: Building Capacity and Supply Chain Management
Export Plan Activity

Week 5

Day 6: Legal & Tax Implications to Going Global

Day 7: International Sales & Marketing (Part 2)
Export Plan Activity

Week 6

Mentoring

At the end of each day, participants will be encouraged to start completing their Export Plan related to the topics presented. Once the workshops and the export plan are completed, the Mentoring Sessions will take place, where your export plan is reviewed by the mentors in 1-on-1 setting.

HOW TO APPLY:

Click the button below to visit the registration page, fill out the form and WMCO will connect with you in a timely manner to begin the application process.

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES:

  • Established Ontario-based SME’s (TAP is not for start-up companies with little or no capital)
  • Has been operating for at least 2 years and receiving revenue for its product or service
  • Minimum revenue $500k (Flexible with this requirement)
  • Are currently exporting or are serious about committing resources to the exporting effort
  • Participation by C-level Executives is required
  • Commitment to carry through with the program, attend all sessions, and complete a written export plan

We encourage you to apply ASAP since we have limited spots available.

For further details or questions about the program, connect directly with Noor Harbi, Program Manager, Trade Accelerator Program, World Trade Centre Toronto. (nharbi@bot.com)

Toronto Region Board of Trade, World Trade Centre Toronto. National Founding Partners - RBC and EDC. National Advisory Partner - BDC. Supporting Partner - Governement of Canada