Sault Ste Marie Chamber Of Commerce

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Secrets to Growing Your Export Business!

Starts: 2014-06-05 Ends: 2014-06-05


Secrets to Growing Your Export Business – Free Breakfast Seminars

Sault Ste. Marie, June 5th and Kenora, June 10th, 2014 – 8:00am

Press Release – May 20, 2014

Ontario’s North Economic Development Corporation (ONEDC), with the support of FedNor, is hosting two upcoming breakfast seminars designed to help local companies ‘kick open the doors’ to international mining sector markets for the many products and services that Northern Ontario companies have to offer.  

At these two seminars, firms seeking to increase their export potential will hear from the keynote speaker Mel Sauve, President of Global Growth, on the Secrets to Growing Your Export Business.  Mel will draw on more than 30 years of export sales experience to discuss what strategies work best for helping companies access new customers and business outside of Northern Ontario, the five steps to international exporting success, essential elements of a marketing program, and key sales skills that will support an export strategy.

Following the keynote, guests will have the opportunity to hear from Neil Robinson, Trade Commissioner, Mining Equipment and Services/Building Products, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Development (DFATD). Neil will be on hand to advise companies on the Trade Commissioner Service Network and the services available to assist Canadian exporters in over 150 countries.

Companies looking to find out more, including how eligible firms can access the expertise of an international export advisor through the Strategic Export Marketing Program, are encouraged to register for one of the free information sessions at either the Comfort Suites and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie on June 5 or at the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre in Kenora on June 10.  Both of the seminars begin with breakfast at 8:00am.

Space is limited, to register or for more information, please contact:

Scott Rennie, Project Manager, Mining Supply and Services Export Assistance Program

Email:       Tel: (705) 674-4455 X 4403    

or/ Kaitlyn Dunn, Project Coordinator, Mining Supply and Services Export Assistance Program

Email:     Tel: (705) 674-4455 X 4455

To view a complete agenda for each of the Sault Ste. Marie and Kenora breakfast seminars, please visit and following the Northern Ontario Exports link on the home page.