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Upcoming events – export & trade

Connect, meet, share thoughts with our global hamilton team at various events and trade missions around the globe.

Immigrant Business Expo

Date: Saturday November 23, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Location: Mohawk College, The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation
Address: 135 Fennell Ave. W., Hamilton

About the Event:
Organized by New Horizons Media Inc, in collaboration with the City of Hamilton and Mohawk College, the 1st annual Immigrant Business Expo (IBE) in Hamilton is a one-day exhibition including workshops, marketplace and small business clinics assisting new immigrant and refugee business owners.  Immigrant Business Expo aims to assist new immigrants in navigating the sometimes complex requirements of operating a small business in Canada. IBE will connect them with government-funded and other community services and supports that help newcomers start or grow their own small businesses.

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Webinar: Scale Business Faster: Tap into funding, talent, and export opportunities with Hamilton Exports

Date: Tuesday Nov 26
Webinar Link:
Time: 12:00pm-12:45pm

Description: When it comes to building capacity, where does your business need help the most? Whether it’s accessing funding opportunities, human resources, or the knowledge to help you scale, we want to help! Hamilton businesses are invited to join a lunch and learn webinar on Tuesday, November 26th to understand how they can scale growth to become competitive – not just regionally, but globally.

In this live webinar, you will:
• Understand services offered by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Invest in Hamilton that you should be leveraging for company growth
• Learn how to build a business profile and tap into curated export and growth opportunities you’re eligible for via the new Hamilton Exports Portal
• Discover how to build your team capacity and receive up to $7,000 in funding to hire talent for student work placements

Latin America Export Forum

Date: Wednesday December 4, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: McMaster Innovation Park, Conference Room 1CD
Address: 175 Longwood Rd. S.,

About the Event:Organized by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade and in partnership with the Invest Hamilton Niagara Partnership, this will be a full day seminar to present opportunities for exporting to Latin America for our local Hamilton companies. The full day presentations will include information from experts and local SME’s with experience in the region as well as the opportunity to speak one-to-one with a Ministry trade advisor. This event will focus on Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, and Costa Rica.


Trade Mission to India

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019 to Friday November 22, 2019
Location: Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai

Purpose for this Trade Mission:
This mission will be lead by Mayor Fred Eisenberger to build investment opportunities, business to business trade, and knowledge sharing. The program will be focussed on two major business forums happening in Delhi and Mumbai with opportunities for local private sector companies to develop trade relationships.

Trade Mission to Miami

Date: April 6, 2020 to April 7, 2020
Location: Miami, Florida USA

Purpose for this Trade Mission:
In partnership with the Invest Hamilton Niagara Partnership, this trade mission will focus on developing business and trade relationships with Latin America by way of the International Economic Forum of the Americas taking place in Miami Florida. The trade mission will be centred around the Miami Dade area with opportunities to explore aerospace, goods movement, and food processing trade relationships.