The Monthly Export Newsletter – September 2022

Sep 20, 2022

Meet our newest Trade Advisor, 
Pascal Scott!

Pascal recently joined the WTC Winnipeg team as a Trade Advisor, and his main role will be in supporting businesses with exportation and their transitions abroad.

Mexico AgTech Solutions Digital Catalogue

The Consulate of Canada in Guadalajara is now accepting applicants to create a digital catalogue showcasing Canadian ag-tech capabilities.  
Trade Commissioners throughout Mexico intend on using this digital catalogue to develop and strengthen relationships with both new and existing local contacts and to generate leads for Canadian ag-tech companies.
Additionally, the digital catalogue could be used to facilitate recruitment and capacity promotion for upcoming trade shows in Mexico including, Food Tech Summit, Expo FIGAP, Green Tech Americas and Agro Tech.

This initiative is free of cost. Deadline to apply: Friday October 28, 2022.

To be considered, a company/organization must:
• Validate their interest in the Mexican market;
• Ability to develop business in Mexico; and
• Offer ad hoc ag tech solutions that align with the Mexican market needs.

This initiative is free of cost.
Deadline to apply: Friday October 28, 2022.

World Trade Center Winnipeg is planning a Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) cohort on October 19th, 2022 for businesses looking to be EXPORT-READY.

TAP helped more than 1700 companies across CANADA expand their businesses and export their products and services by providing them with the right tools, resources and contacts.

WTCA Market Access Program
World Trade Centres Association

This recently announced WTCA Market Access Program puts initial focus on the Asia-Pacific region to provide WTCA Members with more concrete benefits for their local business community, providing opportunities and enhanced access for their business members to enter into the market through featured events. The pilot program features trade shows/events that are hosted or supported by WTC Mumbai and WTC Metro Manila. Information on the two upcoming programs are below:

Connect India trade show:
Hosted by WTC Mumbai.
Currently held through December 3, 2022
via online B2B trade show and virtual meetings,
and in Mumbai, India.

Supported by WTC Metro Manila.
To be held November 3-6, 2022 virtually
and in Metro Manila, Philippines.

From Resilience to Growth:
The Future of Manitoba’s Economy

By The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundational elements of labour discussions were the aging workforce, the impact of mental health issues, difficulty attracting skilled trades, and the importance of immigration to a robust workforce. Immigration slowed considerably over the last two years, our workforce is still aging, and the labour shortage has intensified dramatically, deeply affecting multiple sectors including manufacturing, hospitality, retail, healthcare, and more. Manitoba must double-down now to address workforce challenges and avoid serious implications for our economy.

For the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce’s first MBiz Breakfast of the fall, they’re featuring four panelists for their expert insights, strategic approaches to economic recovery, and a discussion of the opportunities that lie ahead: Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada CEO Alison Kirkland; Leger’s Executive VP – Winnipeg, Andrew Enns; Joelle Foster, CEO of North Forge Technology Exchange; and Fred Meier, President & CEO of RRC Polytech.

This event takes place on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
Coffee and conversation kicks off at 7:15 AM.
The formal program to begin at 7:45 AM.

Momentum builds for MoveMobility

A growing Manitoba business is driving forward with its efforts to help others by removing barriers to transportation and health care. MoveMobility got its start by designing and manufacturing wheelchair-accessible conversions to original equipment manufactured vehicles.

CEO Richard Jones began pondering vehicle modifications 30 years ago in an attempt to find safer and more comfortable ways to transport his sister-in-law, who lives with spina bifida. “It sowed the seeds of why we’re in business…”

Article from the Winnipeg Free Press
Made-in-Manitoba alcohol business brings home award

Many maps can be found in the office of Bison Liquors, a West St. Paul distillery owned by Marcos Illana-Mata’s and Francisco Dominguez.

Illana-Mata’s notebook is embossed with a map of the world. Upon the corner of his desk rests a tiny plastic globe. And, the wall behind his desk is decorated with a laminated map of Canada, a swivel of the chair and a point of the finger away.

This map is both practical and symbolic for these business partners…

Article from the CBC
Winnipeg ice cream shop scoops up national awards

A Winnipeg ice cream was just named the best in Canada.

It’s an honour Chaeban Ice Cream owner Joseph Chaeban said he hopes will help propel the Osborne Street store’s products across the country.

The shop’s Salty Carl ice cream was awarded the grand champion in ice cream and its Rocky Ricardo flavour got the top prize for chocolate ice cream with inclusions at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. 

“It’s very exciting. It’s a dream come true,” Chaeban said…

Doing business in Chile:
Learn about the trade relationship between
Canada and Chile, market facts and other insights.

MRO Global Outlook 2022:
How will the MRO industry fare in 2022
and what are the innovations to watch?

Commercial Aerospace Insight Report Dec 2021:
2021 was a turbulent year for aerospace companies. However, the coming months and years promise gradual improvement.

Global Manufacturing Prospects 2022:
Find out what CEOs of large
manufacturers are prioritizing as they
prepare for the challenges of 2022.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Trade Advisor Esmeralda Rodriguez Arias by email or by phone +1 204.285.3349.

Thank you.