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Event listing

 

    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


    Get key insights on how you can accelerate your women-led company’s global growth by developing a strong network of strategic contacts in Export Development Canada’s upcoming webinar, Building your network: Strategies for women entrepreneurs, airing live on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.

    Tune in as our experts reveal:

    • The people essential to your network
    • The value of strategic partnerships and what to look for in potential partners
    • The types of partnerships you need to support and grow your business internationally
    • The key techniques you can use to leverage social media to your advantage
    • How one entrepreneur used social media to grow their network exponentially and reach new audiences and prospects

    Get more information or register here.

    Can’t make the live webinar?

    Register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the on-demand version to watch at your convenience.

    • Thursday, October 28, 2021
    • 6:00 PM


    The importance of building networks across borders for woman-led businesses

    The goal of the Organisation of Women in Trade (OWIT) is to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business.

    Their growing network continues to provide a collective forum to support education, to facilitate information exchange and to promote networking. In pursuing these goals, OWIT strives to provide a rewarding volunteer environment, to stay at the forefront of trade and technological developments, and to build partnerships and alliances with peer organizations and associations.

    This panel discussion dissects the importance of building networks across borders, to encourage and facilitate trade amongst women, with an emphasis on North America.


    Susan Baka is the President, Bay Communications & Marketing Inc., and VP International, Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)-Toronto

    An advocate for women exporters, Susan is an authority on international trade, women’s entrepreneurship and diversity. She is a prolific writer and global speaker on women and trade and has presented in Europe, Africa and at the World Trade Organization in Geneva in recent years.

    Susan is a founder of OWIT-Toronto, which is the first Canadian chapter of OWIT International, and has served on the international board for over a decade. She is a senior consultant to Grow Trade Consulting, which provides trade facilitation services for US companies looking to enter the Canadian market, and she is also the regional representative for TFO (Trade Facilitation Office) Canada, which helps SMEs in developing countries access the Canadian market. Susan served on the Canadian Minister of International Trade’s SME Advisory Board (2008-11) and represents OWIT in stakeholder consultations on free trade agreements.

    She has been honoured with international awards, including OWIT International’s 2019 Woman of the Year Award for 20 years of volunteer contributions to raise the profile of women in trade and for inspiring women to do business globally; and the TIAW World of Difference Award which recognizes 100 women worldwide for contributing to women’s economic empowerment.


    Jennifer (Jen) Diaz is the President and Founder of Diaz Trade Law

    Jen is a Chambers ranked, Board Certified International Attorney specializing in customs and international trade. For more than 15 years, Jen has provided legal advice and customized training on import and export compliance to industry, with a strong record of success in mitigating federal administrative enforcement actions. Jen has received many accolades from the legal community, including being recognized by “Super Lawyers” as a Top International Attorney, having an AV rating of “Superb,” and serving as President of the Organization of Women in International Trade (2018-2019). A frequent media commentator, Jen has authored book chapters for The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, numerous Bloomberg Law articles and other leading publications. Jen is Editor of “Customs & International Trade Law” a blog recognized by the U.S. Library of Congress as being an important part of the legal historical record.

    Jennifer is the Immediate Past President, OWIT International, and Board Member, OWIT South Florida.

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    • Monday, November 08, 2021


    Date: November 8 to November 19, 2021

    Venue: Virtual platform Location: Mexico City, Mexico

    Target Audience: SMEs led by self-identifying women and/or other underrepresented groups (women, Indigenous People, minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ2+) interested in entering the Mexican market.

    Sector: Consumer products, Education, Information and communications technologies, Life sciences, Professional services

    Event description

    The Embassy of Canada in Mexico is hosting “Inclusive Trade: Exploring Supplier Diversity in Mexico”, a two-day virtual event (November 8-9) that aims at exposing participants to the concept of supplier diversity as well as business opportunities in Mexico. This activity will be followed by a by an online B2B matching program between November 9-19, 2021. The content program is targeted to Canadian and Mexican small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and will offer networking opportunities between these groups. The governments of Canada and Mexico will be represented throughout this event.

    The program will include the following:

    Day 1: Panel discussion on inclusion and diversity in international trade in the North American context Supplier Diversity: Concept and existing programs Market trends and opportunities, best practices, successful models.

    Day 2: B2B matching program for Canadian SMEs* with potential supplier diversity buyers Activity to foster a discussion of experiences in supplier diversity between Canadian and Mexican business representatives

    *The B2B matching program will be offered exclusively to Canadian exporters with verified potential and clear business proposition for entering the Mexican market. The business mission (November 9-19) portion will be multi-sectoral. However, some criteria will apply to ensure valuable matches can be established by the service provider. A pre-selection process will be established.

    Recruitment period: August 1 – September 30, 2021.

    Register now:

    Contact Stéphanie Mercure, stephanie.mercure@international.gc.ca, for more information about this event

    Why your organization should participate:

    • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
    • Gain insights and market intelligence
    • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
    • Participate in networking events
    • Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
    • Receive mentoring and coaching
    • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

    Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

    Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

    • Business-to-business meetings
    • Networking event
    • Seminar

    Stéphanie Mercure, stephanie.mercure@international.gc.ca, Trade Commissioner specialized in the Life Sciences and financial sectors for the Mexican market, will be present during this event to accompany participating companies. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.

    The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps Canadian companies navigate the complexities of international markets. With 1,000 Trade Commissioners in offices across Canada and on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide, the TCS offers market intelligence and an unmatched network of contacts to help Canadian companies succeed abroad.

    • Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    • Thursday, March 24, 2022
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    The mission is focused on increasing exports of Canadian women-owned and women-led businesses in the agri-food sector in Canada. Organized for export-ready small and medium-sized Canadian companies to enter or expand into the Mexican market. The mission will allow participants to better understand and tap into Mexico’s business opportunities by taking part in information webinar sessions, and pre-arranged virtual business-to-business meetings.

    With the geographical advantage and the Free Trade Agreements that have eliminated duties on almost all agri-food products, Mexico is a natural market for Canadian exporters. OWIT promotes trade diversification and the participation of women in international trade which contributes to Canada’s economic growth.

    Includes
    • Pre-arranged virtual business-to-business meetings with qualified buyers or partners 
    • Pre-event market information webinar sessions by experts and TCS* 
    • Digital catalogue with company listing in Spanish and English 
    • Support by OWIT-Toronto
    Click below  for more information. Register today.

Past events

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Viet Nam – Canada Supply Chains Cooperation: Present and Future
Thursday, October 07, 2021 Go Global with FITT
Monday, September 27, 2021 Trade for Sustainable Development Forum 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021 OWIT International Blue Table Talk
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Challenges faced by women exporters under COVID-19 Pandemic
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 BUSINESS FORUM & VIRTUAL TRADE SHOW
Thursday, September 09, 2021 Fireside Chat with OWIT's 2021 Award Winners
Thursday, September 09, 2021 "Stronger than Ever" - Toronto Global & International Economic Forum of the Americas
Wednesday, September 01, 2021 Vacancies on OWIT-Toronto Board of Directors
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Canada-Arab Artificial Intelligence Forum
Monday, August 23, 2021 Brexit and its impact on Canadian exporters and importers
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 GroYourBiz 1:2:1 Network Session
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund - Program Info Session
Saturday, July 31, 2021 Speaking Opportunity: Event with OWIT-Toronto and Indo-Canadian Business Chamber
Thursday, July 29, 2021 Canada-ASEAN Connect: Bringing Together Government, Business and Education Sectors
Friday, July 23, 2021 What's your Social Media IQ? (Exclusive to OWIT members)
Friday, July 23, 2021 What's your Social Media IQ?
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Accessing CUSMA Markets with E-Commerce: Tools for SMEs to Increase Online International Sales
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Dress for Success
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Launch of Toolkit for Canadian Women Doing Business with the European Union
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 De-Risking the Technology Procurement Process
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 OWIT-Monterrey Trade Mission Conference in Toronto, Canada
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Trade in the 21st Century: Back to the Past?
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 OECD Trade and Gender Event
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 STORIES FROM THE TRENCHES: WOMEN WHO LEAD IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 How to Build Your Personal Branding
Thursday, May 27, 2021 The Runway to Sustainable Fashion
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Opportunity Knocks: Our Future is Trade
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Fundamentals of Personal Branding
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Business and Entrepreneurship Outlook by Dr. Gina Cody
Thursday, April 29, 2021 WEConnect International & OWIT-Toronto: Potential Meets Possibility
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 OWIT Ottawa Lunch & Learn: Business Opportunities with Canada’s Developing Country Trading Partners
Monday, April 26, 2021 Successfully Navigating Southeast Asia
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Reach Your Potential - Empowerment Through Gender Mainstreaming
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Excelerate Your Business with EXCELerate 2021!
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 Inspiring Success: Advice from Women Trailblazers
Monday, April 05, 2021 Toronto WTC: eCommerce Trade Mission to Asia
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 INCOTERMS 2020 - The Top 5 Things You Need to Know
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 True North Free Trade Forum
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce - Virtual Mission to Ontario and B2Bs - March/April 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021 Global Affairs Canada: Virtual Trade Mission to France
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 RAP Webcast Series: The RAP Grad’s Guide to Digital Growth During the Pandemic
Monday, March 22, 2021 Toronto WTC: Smart Cities Digital Activation Vietnam
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Women Empowerment - Discovering Limitless Opportunities
Thursday, March 11, 2021 CABC Webinar: Women Leading Diplomacy between Canada and the Arab World
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Women Inspire 2021 - Women in Business & Leadership Forum
Monday, March 08, 2021 Toronto WTC: TAP Women Cohort
Thursday, February 25, 2021 OWIT-Ottawa 2021 Kickoff Mixer
Thursday, February 25, 2021 EDC Webinars: The future of retail: Exceeding post-COVID customer expectations
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Role of Product Development in Driving Competitive Advantage in the Post Covid-19 World
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Black History Month & IWD
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 BMO for Women 2021 Webinar Series: Looking Ahead!
Thursday, February 11, 2021 EDC Webinars: Mastering international contracts: From strategy to success
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 RAP Digital Certificate on Cybersecurity Essentials for Small Business
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 RAP Digital Certificate on Cybersecurity Essentials for Small Business
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 WEOC X: Exchange, Expand, Explore - 2021 National Conference
Monday, February 01, 2021 Digital Sales Activation - Accessing the Gulf Region
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Making the Most of Your Buyer Meetings in Mexico
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 OWIT-Toronto AGM on January 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Developing Your Brand Protection Toolkit
Monday, January 25, 2021 Digital Sales Activation: Cleantech Trade Mission to Mexico
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 EDC WEBINAR: GET DIGITAL: UPPING YOUR E-COMMERCE GAME
Thursday, July 09, 2020 GroYourBiz Webinar: Women & International Trade
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT THROUGH TRADE
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 It’s Not Only about the US Anymore : Women Traders and Canada’s Free Trade Agreement with Europe (CETA)
Friday, June 19, 2020 SECOND VIRTUAL PANEL AND DISCUSSION
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
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 OWIT & WIIT AROUND THE WORLD MEET AND GREET
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 SHARE YOUR VOICE! VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE FOR INDIGENOUS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
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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