The London Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) for the first time in London in October of 2019.
BUILD THE RIGHT EXPORT PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS WITH
EXPERT RESOURCES, ADVICE, AND HANDS-ON MENTORSHIP
TAP CANADA 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.
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 course.
Since its launch in October 2015, TAP has expanded to more than 30 cities across Canada.
To attend the first TAP London Session you must be available to participate
in 4 full days of training and mentorship on the following dates:
October 10, 2019
October 11, 2019
October 18. 2019
November 22, 2019
STEP 1: ONBOARD
The program begins with an intensive two-day workshop to orient participating companies on the program, the exporting resources available to them and how they can build and implement a new market entry plan. Program partners and other experts share insights on international business development and exporting.
The objective: equip participants with the basic knowledge needed to support growing globally using presentations, case studies, mock negotiation exercises and interactive group workshops.
STEP 2: ASSESS
Approximately one week later is the one-day Export Planning Session. Participants receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors as they develop their export plan, detailing their strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan as well as supply chain and operational resources.
Over the next three weeks, the TAP team follows up with participants to support further development of their plan.
STEP 3: ACTIVATE
The companies have a total of three weeks before they must submit their final export plan. Submitted plans are assessed by the TAP team and its export advisors.
The final day of the program is focused on mentoring, constructive feedback and relationship building. Participants receive 30-minute one-on-one mentoring sessions from each program partner focused on their plan and how to move forward, assisting them with the resources, information and contacts they need to go global.