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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
19/07/2017
Dmitri Tchernychov, CITP|FIBP – Operations Manager

Dmitri Tchernychov can’t remember a time when he was not fascinated by the sheer volume of goods constantly moving all over the word in ships, planes, trains and trucks.

05/07/2017
Varun Anthony, CITP|FIBP – Trade Commissioner for Agriculture and Processed Foods

Varun earned his CITP|FIBP designation in May of 2017. Varun is a trade commissioner for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

28/06/2017
Vivien Gomes, CITP|FIBP – Manager and Publisher

Vivien Gomes is an experienced market researcher balancing several projects, including her own publishing business and working for a TV production company.

Feasibility of International Trade
17/07/2017
How can global entrepreneurs overcome their biggest challenges?

To get a glimpse into the situations global entrepreneurs face and put our fingers on some great solutions, we assembled a panel of experts who have been there, done that, and are helping others successfully enter international waters as global business owners.

12/06/2017
Can you do business in markets facing trade barriers? And should you?

How can businesses overcome trade barriers of all kinds in markets with potential (and should they)?

09/06/2017
4 successful strategies your organization can use to manage risk

Risk management is vital to any organization. When developing a strategy to handle risk, create one that can fall into one or more of the four categories.

Import Export Trade Management
20/07/2017
Will populist politics pull the plug on trade progress? Survival tips for executives

We should have faith that trade progress is good. 85% or more of new opportunities in the next 5 years are somewhere outside of your country. Go for it!

18/07/2017
Can Canada compete in the global market? The experts weigh in

A recent iPoliticsLive event brought together industry experts to discuss current and future challenges facing Canadian businesses engaging in international trade.

17/07/2017
How can global entrepreneurs overcome their biggest challenges?

To get a glimpse into the situations global entrepreneurs face and put our fingers on some great solutions, we assembled a panel of experts who have been there, done that, and are helping others successfully enter international waters as global business owners.

International Trade Finance
29/06/2017
Overcome 3 of the biggest trade finance challenges with these tips

With some of the biggest trade finance challenges in mind, here’s some advice that will help smooth the path towards your trade finance success.

23/06/2017
4 easy guarantees to protect your trade deal

When drafting a contract for a deal, it’s best to work in a set of guarantees. Here are four types of guarantees you should know when drafting a contract

04/05/2017
The impact of trade finance on your international business and supply chain

Trade finance, the esoteric, poorly understood branch of finance that deals with the financing of international trade, is in fact relatively straightforward at its core. It has proven effective in facilitating trade across every market on the globe for hundreds of years if not longer. Did you feel that? The sudden rush of adrenaline and flash of goose-bumps as you contemplated the mind-blowing implications of this statement? Work with me on this!

Market Entry Strategies
27/06/2017
Your export strategy is incomplete without these 4 things

One of the most important questions that I am frequently asking my clients nowadays is “what exactly is your export strategy?” Exporting strategies vary inevitably from case to case, but they all need these 4 things to be complete.

26/06/2017
Why exporters should diversify beyond U.S. markets – and how to do it right

Diversification has long been the popular advice to Canadian businesses. Here’s how to do it right to enjoy export success beyond the U.S.

16/06/2017
6 market entry practices specifically for service exports

Service exports come with their own market entry challenges. Here are 6 practices service exporters can use to gain a foothold in a new international market.

Marketing&Sales
06/07/2017
Between social selling and social media marketing, is there a clear choice for your business?

Both social selling and social media marketing develop customer relationships and get recognized by more people. Is one or both options best for your needs?

15/06/2017
Beyond localization: Why transcreation is essential for engaging the global audience

Used primarily in marketing and advertising, transcreation focuses on the concept of the campaign and on the intent of the message in order to provide cultural context and to recreate the nuances of its voice and tone.

07/06/2017
How to follow up after networking, according to the numbers

Networking is a great way to make an initial introduction to other professionals in your field. But if you wish to develop and maintain quality business connections, it’s up to you to follow-up.

Research&Development
21/07/2017
7 steps to minimize technological risks

Technological risk can be mitigated. The following 7 steps show how your business can lessen the threat of technological risk.

11/07/2017
Growing momentum for clean tech will spur exports – here’s why

The global market for clean tech is growing exponentially and exporters can position themselves to take a large share of this rapidly growing market.

22/06/2017
Top 5 events global business professionals won’t want to miss this year

It’s always wise to stay informed about the best upcoming business events, so here are 5 events global business professionals will want to attend.