There is a BWIT Trade Mission to Europe this fall. Are you in?

Are you ready to get busy in November? Do you want to spend a week meeting German and British women entrepreneurs and corporations to talk trade?

BWIT is working with other Canadian Trade Commissioner teams located in Germany and the UK to help you get your women-owned company out there in front of European women entrepreneurs to explore opportunities and collaborations that could help you grow your business. There are eager women’s trade associations and there are dynamic trade agreements (like the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – CETA) already in place to help.

Promote your company through speaking opportunities at workshops, panels, networking events and B2B meetings in Hamburg and in Stuttgart. There you can expect to find German women to partner with and corporations to sell to.

Go to London with us and join the annual conference of Europe’s WEConnect International (WECI), where you will meet leading British women entrepreneurs, attend networking events and meetings, and have a chance to engage with the Canadian trade team on the ground in London who can help you make contacts even after you leave the country.

Where and when: GERMANY (Hamburg & Stuttgart) and UNITED KINGDOM (London)*

November 4: Arrive in Germany
November 5-7: Program in Hamburg (Nov 5) and Stuttgart (Nov 6)
November 7: Departure from Stuttgart for London, U.K.
November 7: Late afternoon arrival London, U.K.
November 8-9: Attend WEConnect International in Europe Annual Conference (includes programming for certified and non-certified women-owned businesses)
November 10: Depart U.K.
*Canadian companies can join one or both legs of the trade mission.

Your costs:

Return flights and surface transportation (trans-Atlantic and internal short haul flights)
Accommodation and meals (BWIT will secure reduced accommodation rates at hotels in Germany and London)
Registration fee to WEConnect International conference – WECI (BWIT is working to secured reduced rate)
Estimates in $CDN:
Flights – based on economy class from Ontario – varies depending on transatlantic routing; intercity flights in Germany and between UK – $CDN 1,750
Accommodation – six nights based on single occupancy – $CDN 2,000
WEConnect International fee – up to $CDN 700 (depending on level of certification)
BWIT will cover costs of:

In Hamburg and Stuttgart, Germany – networking program for Canadian WBEs, group surface transportation;
Networking event in London with the Canadian High Commission.

To register, contact us: bwit@international.gc.ca. To ensure discounts through block hotel bookings and benefit from reduced travel rates, please register by: Friday, October 5th, 2018.

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