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Accessing Foreign Markets (Elgin County Conference Series)

Published by Laura Pixley

November 24, 2015

Elgin County businesses are producing world class goods, but how do you get those products onto the world market? Learn successful strategies for navigating international regulations and for getting your products to more customers.  Find out about government programs to help producers access markets and become export ready.  Hear from global trade experts and hear from local producers who are already exporting Elgin all over the world!

• There has never been a better time to start exporting

There are many agencies available to help you

Government programs may help cover some of the costs of getting your business export ready

Export and trade regulations do not have to be scary



Natasha Apollonova (Keynote) – Assistant Vice President, Policy at Toronto Board of Trade
Phil Turi – Candian Manufacturer’s and Exporters
Jack Vanderkooy & Trudy McNeil –Ontario Plants Propogation 
Peter Rempel – RemTech 
Western Union Business Solutions representative (TBD) – speaking about currency exchange, risk management and export
Cam Ellis – Export Development Canada
Debra Oliver – OMAFRA


9:00 am to 9:15 am Registration
9:15 am to 9:25 am Welcome and Introduction
9:25 am to 9:55 am Phil Turi, CME General Counsel and Director, Global Business Services
9:55 am to 10:25 am Western Union Business Solutions
10:25 am to 10:45 am OMAFRA
10:45 am to 10:55 am Refreshment Break
10:55 am to 11:15 am EDC
11:15 am to 11:55 am Local Exporters (Ontario Plants Propagation, RemTech) + Panel discussion
11:55 am to 12:15 pm Lunch is served
12:15 pm to 12:45 pm Keynote Address: Natasha Apollonova, Assistant Vice President, Policy at Toronto Board of Trade
12:45 pm to 1:00 pm Closing remarks and networking

For more information on speakers and topics visit

Register: or call 519-631-1460 x1688

Additional Information

Location: St. Thomas Golf & Country Club, 42325 Sparta Line, Union
Time: 9am to 1pm
Cost: $15

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