World trade market comes to town

  • May. 22, 2011 6:00 a.m.

North Okanagan companies have an opportunity to learn about global marketing.

Representatives from B.C. International Trade and Investment will be in Vernon Wednesday.

“This is truly a great opportunity for companies that are looking to connect with on-the-ground staff representing the province in Asia, Europe and the U.S.,” said Kevin Poole, the City of Vernon’s economic development manager.

One of the primary roles of the international trade representatives is to provide assistance to B.C. companies that are looking to export products into foreign markets.

“With offices in China, Japan, Korea, India, the U.S. and Europe, they can provide you with in-market intelligence to assist in your efforts,” said Poole.

“There will also be representation from the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for those looking to learn how to connect into the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service with more than 150 locations worldwide.”

The local event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Tolko Industries on 30th Avenue.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

To reserve, contact Robert Miles at 250-550-3493 or rmiles@vernon.ca