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International Opportunities and Best Practices

  • 29 Oct 2015
  • 30 Oct 2015
  • Communitech Hub, Kitchener, ON


Thursday, October 29
October 29th
8:30-9am - Registration

9-10:30am - Global Ideas and Knowledge Trends

Brock Dickinson, Principal, Millier Dickinson Blais, Stoney Creek, ON

  • Global economy:  latest trends
  • Business networks, city networks, idea generators

11am-12:30pm - Communitech Hub Programs and Partners

Iain Klugman, CEO, Communitech, Kitchener, ON

  • Creating an innovation ecosystem
  • International connections

1:30-3pm - Immigration Retention for Smaller Centres

  • Attraction and retention—who does what
  • Building local capacity through Local Immigration Partnerships and Employers’ Councils
  • Sharing services and best practices with neighbouring communities
  • Provincial support of rural initiatives

3:30-5pm - Group Exercise - New Connections for Community

  • What is required to build connections in your community?
Friday, October 30

October 30th

9-10:30am - Introducing SMEs to Exporting

  • Niche market identification
  • Practical steps for export success

10:30-11:30am - Increasing exports: Taking the next step

  • Helping companies access international markets and increase exports
  • Provincial assistance programs

12:30-2:30pm - International profile through internet and social media

  • Managing your brand online
  • Strategic use of social media for reaching international audiences

3-4pm - International Partnerships

  • Local policies for international partnerships

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