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    • Monday, January 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Friday, January 29, 2021
    • (EST)

    Access the potential of Mexico's vast Cleantech market through our virtual Digital Sales Activation Program, connecting you with best-in-class subject matter experts and one-on-one meetings with industry buyers and partners. This is a unique opportunity for Canadian brands that are seeking to expand to the Mexican market and want to find the most appropriate clean technology buyers and partners in the country. Grow with confidence and connect with key contacts to expand your market footprint in one of the fastest growing Cleantech markets in the world.

    México (Online Platform) 

    Business delegate: FREE (Subsidized for select companies)


    Why we are going 

    • Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America with a GDP of $1.15 trillion in 2017. It is one of Canada´s key trading partners since the ratification of NAFTA in 1994 and the relationship has recently been strengthened by the CUSMA agreement in effect since July of this year. Internet users account for 70% of the population, and the ecommerce sector is expected to grow by 6.5% in the next 4 years.
    • The recent liberalization of the energy sector and environmental regulations are encouraging the entry of new players to address energy inefficiencies, water treatment and waste management solutions in the Mexican market.
    • Environmental technologies in Mexico are expected to experience a steady growth over the next years with forecasted investments of over 123.4 billion dollars to achieve energy generation objectives and clean technologies by 2030.

    Who should join us 

    • Trade-ready Canadian companies in the Cleantech sector interested in selling their products/services to Mexico
    • Small businesses with revenue between C$1million to C$5 million with a clear export plan and interested in exporting to Mexico
    • Industry associations and service providers interested in connecting and building relationships with Canadian and Mexican companies.

    What is Included 

    • An opportunity to explore business relations Mexico
    • Professionally organized business-to- business matchmaking services
    • Virtual workshops with best-in-class subject matter experts, buyers and go-to-market partners from the Cleantech sector in Mexico.
    • Industry webinars on main economic, political and technological trends, and key challenges and opportunities in Peru, Colombia, Chile and Mexico
    • Translation services and company profiles in Spanish

    Program Overview

    Pre-Departure Briefing: 

    • Introduction to the program, agenda overview and prerequisite materials (Total time: 1 hour)

    Educational Session – 

    • Panel discussion and education about the main economic, political and technological trends from best-in-class subject matter experts in Mexico. This will provide insights and help Canadian companies refine and adapt their market entry and expansion strategies for digital sales. (Total time: 2 days, 6 hours)

    Direct Engagement Opportunities- 

    • Professionally organized business-to-business meetings with large-scale buyers, distributors, and go-to-market partners (Total time: 3 days, 9hrs)
    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EST)


    Brand protection is a substantial challenge, and trademark counterfeiting continues to be a serious issue for small- and medium-sized enterprises. This webinar will include a comprehensive and concise overview of a range of brand protection activities, such as:

    • Gaining insight into educating your team and your internal stakeholders on brand protection and brand protection awareness
    • Developing a risk assessment for counterfeiting products
    • Balancing a reactive and proactive approach to brand protection you can undertake to protect your business from intellectual property violations

    Key session highlights:

    • Gain insight into educating your team and your internal stakeholders on brand protection and brand protection awareness
    • Develop a risk assessment for counterfeiting products
    • Balance a reactive and proactive approach to brand protection

    CGBPs that attend will receive 1 CEU towards 2021 recertification


    Ms. E. Audrey Glover-Dichter has over 25 years of legal experience, and she has extensive experience working with clients and businesses worldwide, mostly in Spanish. Ms. Glover-Dichter uses her legal, business knowledge, and foreign language skills to assist her clients minimize legal risk in the field of Advertising, Marketing, and Promotions Law (Consumer Protection Law compliance- FTC, FDA, COPPA, CPSC, Can-SPAM, Textile Act, Privacy Issues, etc.) As an Advertising, Marketing, and Promotions Law attorney, Ms. Glover-Dichter guides clients through the creative process for marketing campaigns to be legally compliant without sacrificing creativity. She also represents clients in challenges for unfair advertising, deceptive advertising, unsubstantiated claims, false advertising, comparative performance claims, advertising to children claims, green claims, made in the USA claims, natural claims, issues with pricing, promotions and sweepstakes/contests, social media marketing, transparency/consumer content, negative-options, branding, and best practices standards, among others.

    Ms. Glover- Dichter is a graduate of The American University Washington College of Law (WCL) in Washington, DC. Ms. Glover-Dichter studied International Law while at WCL, from which she graduated with her Juris Doctor degree. During her extensive legal career, Ms. Glover-Dichter has authored articles and has spoken at different events sharing her legal experience and knowledge. Ms. Glover-Dichter has been a successful solo practitioner since November 1999. Currently, Ms. Glover-Dichter is an active member of the Organization of Women in International Trade, OWIT, South Florida Chapter and served as Vice- President of the Planning Committee 2017-2019. Currently, Ms. Glover-Dichter is Assistant General Counsel of OWIT. Ms. Glover-Dichter is also an active member of the Access Committee of the Advertising Club of New York.

    Webinar Presenter:

    Kari Kammel, as Assistant Director of Education and Outreach for the A-CAPP Center works on professional training, adult education, program management and design spanning multiple disciplines. She enjoys working on the center's executive education programming, outreach and collaboration on and off-campus, managing the student program, and research on legal issues pertaining to trademark counterfeiting. She has researched on a comprehensive analysis of U.S. state anti-counterfeiting laws and case law. She enjoys working at the center because of its multi-disciplinary focus, creative solutions, and cutting-edge research. Prior to coming to the center, she spent a significant time working, traveling, and living in the Middle East, including Egypt, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Jordan, and others. She was Deputy Chief of Party at DePaul College of Law's Iraq office, where she managed rule of law programs; and Deputy Executive Director in the Chicago office. She is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Michigan with a J.D. from DePaul University, an M.A. in Political Science from the American University in Cairo, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. She is also an adjunct professor of law at MSU's College of Law.

    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Meeting

    Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The AGM is open to all members.

    The purpose of our AGM is to:

    • Elect our 2021 Board of Directors 
    • Approve our financial documents 
    • Review our past year’s performance

    Contact us at if you have any questions, or if you are a non-member who would like to attend.

    Register today!

    Access details to follow when you have registered.

    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

    Interested in exploring opportunities in the agri-food sector in Mexico? We invite you to register to the webinar on making the most of your buyer meetings in Mexico. This webinar will provide you with practical information and advice to prepare for your meetings with potential buyers, importers and distributors.

    In this webinar, you will learn more about the Mexican business culture, the key factors to consider in anticipation of your meetings, what to expect when negotiating with local buyers, marketing and promotional support, as well as logistics and distribution.

    Register here

    • Monday, February 01, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Thursday, February 04, 2021
    • (EST)

    About this Event

    Connect with best-in-class subject matter experts and one-on-one meetings with industry buyers and partners. A unique opportunity for Canadian brands to connect with carefully curated buyers and potential business partners from the region.


    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) consisting of six member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) is one of the largest regions in the world with a combined GDP of $3.65 trillion and a population of 54 million. Middle Eastern markets have the highest per capita spending on luxury products and the average annual online spend in Saudi Arabia and UAE is between $600-$1,300.

    E-commerce in the region has seen a jump in market value from $5 billion in 2015 to a projected $21 billion by the end of 2020. The GCC is a political economic alliance and common market that eases the movement of goods and services amongst citizens. This enhances opportunities for Canadian firms selling to the region—for example, selling to the UAE allows access to the Saudi Arabian market and vice versa.

    Saudi Arabia is the largest market in the region with a population of 34.3 million and a GDP of $782 billion which accounts for 47% of the region. The total value of the e-commerce market for consumer goods was estimated at $6.31 billion in 2020, a 28% increase over the previous year. 64% of Saudis now report buying a product or service online every month.


    • Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Friday, February 26, 2021
    • (EST)

    Leave your clients at the office and join peers from across the country for this month-long, free conference designed for those who work directly with women entrepreneurs in Canada. Take in live presentations from top experts, participate in critical conversations and panel discussions, and network with other business advisors, financial advisors, marketing experts and leaders from across the ecosystem. Together we will move forward through, and past, the challenges presented by COVID-19.

    *The first 100 registrants will receive a special gift from women entrepreneurs across the country.



    NOTE: All sessions open for interactive activities at 11:45 AM (EST), with the keynote speaker or panel discussion starting promptly at 12 PM (EST). Each session is between 60-90 minutes.

    February 2-5, 2021 - Week One: My Work with Women Entrepreneurs

    February 3: Opening Keynote: Giving Advice, with Moira Somers

    February 4: Customer Service: Am I Delivering it to My Clients? with Susan Gorveatte

    February 7-12, 2021 - Week Two: Everything You Ever Needed to Know (or Just About)

    February 9: Venture Capital for Women Entrepreneurs: A Panel Discussion (Note date change from Feb. 10)

    February 10: Negotiating for Resilience and Recovery, with Devon Smiley (Note date change from Feb. 9)

    February 11: AI in the COVID World, with Sarah Baldeo

    February 13-19, 2021 - Week Three: Relationship Week

    February 17: Diversity & Inclusion Panel

    February 18: Digital Accessibility, with Lisa Snider

    February 19: Panel discussion with leaders in the women's enterprise ecosystem

    February 20-26, 2021 - Week Four: It's All About Me

    February 24: How Leaders Think During a Crisis, with Kim Ades

    February 26: Brain Health, with Jill Hewlett

    PLUS: Weekly networking and team building opportunities, take-home resources and a final toast to an amazing month of connecting and learning!

Past events

Thursday, January 21, 2021 Overview of Food Labelling Requirements in Mexico for Retail Sale
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Finding new customers: How to diversify your markets
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Doing Business in the Agri-food Sector in Mexico
Saturday, December 12, 2020 Canada’s First Women-only Virtual Business Mission to Taiwan 2021
Thursday, December 10, 2020 EDC Celebrating 20 Years of Presence in Mexico
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 Spotlight on the African Continental Free Trade Area: Opportunities for Canadian Women Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 Grow Your Business in the European Union with CETA - Virtual Seminar
Monday, November 30, 2020 Webinar – Free Trade with Europe (CETA): what’s in it for us?
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 OWIT-Toronto 2020 Annual Export Awards
Friday, November 20, 2020 Update on the new 2020 Incoterms® and on CUSMA (NAFTA 2.0)
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 International Management During a Global Pandemic: Leadership Tips for Managing Through the Chaos
Friday, November 13, 2020 Free Trade Agreement Panel - Canada Logistics Conference 2020
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 Women in Innovation Business Mission to Mexico
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 Canada’s First Women-Only Virtual Business Mission to South Korea, November 3-4, 2020
Monday, November 02, 2020 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): what’s in it for us?
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 ExportON!: New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) Program
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 How women-led companies can access new markets & capital
Monday, October 26, 2020 OWIT Mexico: WomanExportingMx
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Building Global Networks for Women in Trade
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Business Diversity Economic Expo and Open Networking
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Save the date for IWCA Summit
Thursday, October 15, 2020 Women and Trade: The role of trade in promoting gender equality
Thursday, October 08, 2020 Save the Date! Growing Global: Unlocking Women Entrepreneurs Export Potential for Economic Recovery
Monday, October 05, 2020 NAFTA 2.0 (CUSMA): how does it work and what’s new?
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 South Korea Pre-Mission Training Webinar Series
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 The She-Covery Project: Confronting the Gendered Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Ontario
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 EDC PRESENTS TURKEY WEBINAR SERIES
Thursday, September 17, 2020 Covid-19: A Call for Digital Transformation
Thursday, September 10, 2020 The European Advantage - How to make the most of CETA
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 The Pacific Trade e-Conference + EXPO 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 NAFTA 2.0: How SMEs can do Business in Mexico and Canada
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Financing Your Growing Business
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Complimentary Fireside Chat with OWIT's 2019 Award Winners
Friday, August 14, 2020 OWIT Webinar: The New Normal: Women and Trade Post COVID-19
Thursday, August 13, 2020 The new NAFTA: How to leverage CUSMA to enter new markets
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Enabling broad-based Canada-Africa Trade and Investment
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Take full advantage of our Free Trade Agreements CUSMA (USMCA), CETA and the TPP
Thursday, August 06, 2020 CUSMA, our New Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Mexico
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2020 Immigration & Border Challenges Webinar
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Business Women: Connect to USMCA Opportunities, Partners, Mentors + Networks
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Language and Culture: Gateway and Tips to Hispanic Export Markets
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 ExportON!: Post COVID-19 Logistics in North America Under CUSMA
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Publisher of ESL Books Looking for Distributors/Resellers across Canada
Thursday, July 09, 2020 GroYourBiz Webinar: Women & International Trade
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 It’s Not Only about the US Anymore : Women Traders and Canada’s Free Trade Agreement with Europe (CETA)
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Why We Should All Wear Pink Hard Hats - Lessons From Fearless Women Who Lead
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Join us for a virtual wine tasting with Caroline Granger!
Thursday, June 11, 2020 ExportON!: Industrial Recovery - Opportunities in Mexico’s Advanced Manufacturing Sectors
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Maximize Your Financial Bottom Line
Thursday, June 04, 2020 Webinar: Export Resources Available to Ontario SMEs Interested in the Latin American Market
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 Making the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) Work for Canadian Exporters: Perspectives from Canadian Trade Commissioners on-the-ground "Registration is Now Closed"
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Franchising Webinar
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 BMO Economic Update
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 OWIT International Conference 2020 - postponed until Spring 2021
Thursday, May 21, 2020 REVITALIZE your Attitude, Commitment and Game
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Share Your Voice! Virtual Roundtable for Women Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 BMO for Women: Managing Your Business Finances Through COVID-19
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Webinar: Accessing Investors and Capital during COVID-19
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Trade Recovery Series: A New World – My Trade Team is Your Team
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 COVID-19 Marketing Strategies
Thursday, April 30, 2020 Can Force Majeure Save Your International Transactions?
Thursday, April 16, 2020 How to Thrive in the Age of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Blockchain: The Next Big Disruptor is Here
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Young Professionals in International Business: March Social 2020 - cancelled
Thursday, March 12, 2020 OWIT Chapter Leadership Webinar
Thursday, March 05, 2020 Women in Business & Leadership Forum - A Celebration of International Women's Day!
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Mixer for Trade Professionals
Thursday, February 27, 2020 JOIN OUR FREE WEBINAR: 3 Reasons why you must attend #OWITConVancouver
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Women-Only Business Mission to South Korea - Register Now !
Monday, February 10, 2020 Doing Business in Vietnam
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women: Leadership Lessons from The Judy Project
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Kicking Off a New Era of North American Trade: Canada & the US East Coast and Great Lakes Regions
Monday, January 27, 2020 BWIT Trade Mission to Paris and Brussels - Register Now!
Thursday, January 23, 2020 Young Professionals in International Business: January Social 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020 Trade Accelerator Program: Women-Only Cohort
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Webinar - Assessing the Impact of Trade Agreements on Women’s Economic Empowerment
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 OWIT-Toronto AGM & Holiday Reception: Year-End Reflections
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 RBC - Schulich Enterprise Forum V - Complimentary Registrations
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Webinar - Leadership: Strength, Service and Strategies - For Your Success
Thursday, November 07, 2019 Virtual Discussion Event - OWIT Member Highlight
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Year of the Woman!
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 Gender Inclusiveness in Trade in Services
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 WEBINAR: BLOCKCHAIN 101: THE BASICS
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 OWIT’s 20th Anniversary Gala
Thursday, August 29, 2019 #OWITCONTAMPABAY WEBINAR
Monday, August 12, 2019 OWIT International - Webinar on Trump Administration's Use of Section 232 National Security Tariffs
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 WEEmpower Webinar: Achieving Gender Equality through Diversity and Inclusion in the 21st Century Workplace
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 CAWEE Women’s Empowerment Summer Gala
Monday, June 24, 2019 Water Sector Opportunities in India - Webinar Hosted by Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Sunday, June 23, 2019 BWIT Trade Mission to WBENC National Conference
Friday, June 14, 2019 Breakfast Event on Doing Business in Japan
Thursday, June 06, 2019 Volunteering with OWIT International - Webinar
Friday, May 31, 2019 Webinar: Why Trade Matters
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Webinar: Start small. Think big. Test then Scale. Lean Methodology and the Business Model Canvas
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Doing Business in the UK: Today and Tomorrow
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Cross the border faster – and get NEXUS faster! Expedited NEXUS enrollment with U.S. CBP
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Mongolia-Canada Business Forum, April 30, 2019 - CHANGE OF VENUE
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Mongolia-Canada Business Forum: April 30, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 SIAL Toronto, April 30-May 2, 2019 - Visit TFO Pavillion!
Thursday, April 25, 2019 Doing Business in the US - What you Need to Know - Virtual Discussion
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 EVENT POSTPONED: OWIT Members Only: Women & International Trade: A reception to welcome a delegation from the Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Monday, April 15, 2019 Harnessing Data to Advance Women and the Canadian Economy - A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Join the Conversation - Multi-Chapter Event - Free for All Members
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Leverage your Competitive Edge as a Diverse Business - Webinar hosted by Magnet Export Portal
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Canadian Mining Companies in Peru - Political and Social Risks
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Webinar: Learning from Failure
Monday, February 04, 2019 Businesswomen's Trade Mission
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Webinar - Meet your OWIT International Partners: FITT
Thursday, January 24, 2019 BCBC's Fine Wine & Food Tasting - Welcome to 2019
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 For the Love of Wine…a Holiday Event with International Flavour!
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 OWIT Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Monday, November 19, 2018 From Export to Investment: A Discussion on Entering the UK Market
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Bridging the Gap - Empowering Businesses to go Global
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Reserve now! 14th OWIT-Toronto Annual Gala Celebrating Women’s Economic Empowerment
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Discover Opportunities in Pacific Alliance
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Webinar: Global Opportunities for women-owned businesses
Friday, May 18, 2018 Business with Belgium – It’s all About CETA

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