Trade is more critical than ever to the success of Canadian businesses and the country. For too long, businesses have under-leveraged the opportunities provided by the country’s global network of trade agreements. In fact, according to AIMIA’s 100 Global Champions Report (2016) only five per cent of export-viable companies are actually trading globally.
The Toronto Region Board of Trade’s 2020 Vision is to make Toronto one of the most competitive and sought-after business regions in the world. Focusing on three strategic pillars−trade, transportation and talent−is how the Board plans to realize its vision.
The World Trade Centre Toronto (WTC-T) is the Board’s trade services arm. As a member of the World Trade Centers Association, WTC-T creates unparalleled global access for the Toronto region’s business community with its connection to 326 branded properties and trade services associations in 89 countries. WTC-T provides targeted international trade advisory services and expertise through comprehensive research, trade education, strategy building workshops, outbound and inbound trade missions and valuable connections to experts and networks.