International trade on the agenda

North Okanagan entrepreneurs can get the latest information on international trade.

Vernon will host three of B.C.’s trade and investment representatives Thursday.

“The primary role of the TIRs is to attract investment to B.C. and to assist B.C. companies that are looking to access new export markets,” said Kevin Poole, the city’s economic development manager.

“This is your opportunity to make your pitch. Either promote your investment opportunity or provide the TIRs with information on your product for export opportunities.”

The representatives coming to Vernon are focused on east China, South Korea and the western U.S.

The city and the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce have arranged three sessions for the TIRs at the Tolko Industries office.

At 1 p.m., there will be the latest in digital technology for exporters, followed by an overview of the B.C. trade and investment representatives team  at 1:45 p.m. At 2 p.m., there will be Vernon’s very own Dragons’ Den.

For more information or to register, contact Poole at 250-550-3249 or at


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