Make Vital Connections
If you are looking to expand your business internationally, we can help you connect with international trade experts, local contacts, and potential clients through these networks and services:
Export Development Sector Specialists
When you are looking to export, our sector specialists can work with you to access your potential in key international markets. Focused on building relationships with B.C.’s export ready companies and prospects in priority sectors, they help connect qualified B.C. companies to the programs, services and contacts needed to succeed. Specialists are active in the Natural Resources, Clean Tech and Green Economy, Technology, and Transportation sectors.
Contact our Export Development team of sector specialists.
B.C. Business Network
This is a dynamic directory of leading British Columbia suppliers and exporters interested in new businesses opportunities. Registration is free and provides you with a supplier profile and services including customized market intelligence, opportunities to participate in selected trade shows and international trade missions, and personal introductions to potential clients in key markets.
See how the B.C. Business Network can help you grow your exports.
Trade and Investment Representatives
Our International Trade and Investment Representatives can assist with making local introductions to potential buyers, investors, and other key partners in global markets. They will help identify and qualify opportunities and offer comprehensive assistance to help you make the right business decisions. We have International Trade and Investment Representatives in China, Japan, Korea, India, Europe, and the western United States./p>
Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives for assistance in global markets.
Global Business Accelerators
Expedite your entry into new markets with the Global Business Accelerator program. Our accelerators, located in China, India, and California, offer local expertise, strategic advice, business contacts, and office space.
Explore how the Global Business Accelerators can facilitate your entry into key markets.
Asia-Pacific Business Centre
Whether you’re doing business in Asia or in other markets around the world, the Asia-Pacific Business Centre is a resource can provide strategic market intelligence, advice, counseling, referrals, and trade information. Located in downtown Vancouver, the Centre offers the use of boardroom facilities for meetings with international clients and a video conferencing network that connects to many locations within British Columbia as well as to our overseas Trade and Investment Representative offices.
Find out how the Asia-Pacific Business Centre can help your business go global.
Take Advantage of Professional Services
For British Columbia businesses seeking to expand in international markets, our professional services include:
We offer international market intelligence to help you sell your products and services abroad.
We provide advice and direction to help you develop your strategy to export goods and services to key international markets.
Working with our extensive network of trade contacts, we can connect you to business counterparts in foreign markets.
Trade Missions and Events
We organize and support industry-specific trade missions, exhibitions, and conferences in B.C. and abroad, to help introduce you to potential clients and partners. Find out about upcoming events.
Seminars and Presentations
Together with industry and community partners, we deliver seminars around British Columbia on exporting and specific international markets.
Logistic, Financial and Other Trade Services
We provide advice and referrals to a wide range of service providers to help support your international business goals.
International Development Opportunities
Every year, international financial institutions provide over $150 billion in loans and grants for development programs and projects around the world. This funding creates significant opportunities for British Columbia companies to export goods and services while supporting international development efforts. Let our international liaison experts help you navigate the international development opportunities available to your business. They can reduce your risk and ensure that you access transparent procurement processes.
Visit International Development Opportunities to learn more.
Join the Network
As a B.C. Business Network member, you will receive tools, services and on-the-ground connections you need to grow your business internationally, including the following:
A.B.C. Business Network profile promoting your company and enabling international partners, buyers and trade and investment representatives to connect with you to discuss potential opportunities.
You receive customized, relevant and timely international market intelligence and export advice based on your industry, sector and target markets, helping you take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risks.
Access to support from our trade and investment representatives around the world, including introductions to potential buyers and in-market partners.
Comprehensive assistance in identifying and qualifying opportunities, providing information and connections that help you make the right business decisions.
Invitations to take part in business development activities such as trade shows and international trade missions.
Educational opportunities to prepare your business for growth, including export workshops, webinars and other export development events.
Opportunities to connect with other B.C. Business Network members.
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