The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce 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 is geared to provide 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. 

TAP graduates report an average growth of 42% in export sales one year after participation, and more than 85% of participants have entered new markets since completing the courseSince its launch in October 2015, TAP has expanded to more than 30 cities across Canada.

The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) for the first time in January 2022. Registration is currently open for the cohort of Winter 2022.

Winter 2022 Cohort runs over the course of 8 weeks:

January 26: Strategic Planning for Export Market
January 27:  Support and Advisory Resources
February 3:  Sales & Marketing Part 1
February 10:  International Finance for Export
February 17: Building Capacity and Supply Chain Management
February 18: Legal and Tax Implications to Going Global
February 24: KPIs, Action Plan, and Wrap-Up
TBD: Export Plan Submission
TBD:  Mentorship

How To Apply:

Companies can participate in TAP via partner nomination or direct application. All applications are reviewed by the TAP team to ensure the program is a good fit and allow participants to maximize its benefits. All applications will be considered on program criteria and assessed on their merits.

The program fee is $5,000 per company; however, generous support from our partners will allow us to reduce this fee to $495 +HST.

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Eligibility Guidelines:

The companies being sought for TAP-Greater Sudbury should meet the following guidelines:

  • Generates more than approximately $500,000 in annual revenue
  • Has been operating for at least 2 years and receiving revenue for its product, service or technology
  • Is already exporting a product, service or technology, but wishes to diversify its export markets or has taken exploratory steps to expand into new markets
  • Has a product, service or technology with a strong competitive advantage as a result of quality or patent protection
  • Is located anywhere in Ontario (not limited to the Greater Sudbury Area)
  • Is willing to dedicate two senior representatives to participate in the program and apply its resources

Companies that meet the profile are welcome to apply for the program by submitting the following electronic application form below. Once your application is approved, an invoice will be sent to you via email.

More Information:

TAP is an award-winning program designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises gain knowledge and the necessary network of contacts to unleash their export potential. Through a series of in-depth workshop sessions with leading trade and industry experts, SME owners and executives learn to overcome export barriers and reach new markets faster.

The Winter 2022 cohort of the program in Greater Sudbury will begin on January 26, 2022.

Contact:

For more information, contact Caleigh Yaworsky, Business Development Manager, at 705-673-7133 ext. 224 or email caleigh@sudburychamber.ca.

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