S., where he is widely respected as a leader in the civil rights movement, as well as championing the rights of other minority groups. WTC Winnipeg keeps the opportunities going The involvement of WTC Winnipeg doesn’t end with the conference.“We provide our services on an ongoing basis, assisting with follow-ups,” says Mulaire.The session will include presentations from country representatives as well as companies that have seen success in those markets.
“It would cost that much just to fly to Toronto, but here the companies are getting an opportunity to short-list the companies they want to talk to,” she says.
This year’s event is geared for firms wanting to search out opportunities in manufacturing, transportation and logistics, agribusiness, information and communications technologies, environmental services, energy, resources and mining, construction, infrastructure, innovation and R&D.
The Arctic session will focus on opportunities to service the needs of and improving economic conditions in northern communities worldwide.
This is particularly in such areas as energy, communications, waste management, transportation and logistics, food security, housing, new technologies and remote service delivery.
Trade officials from the Mercosur and Pacific Alliance blocs will speak, focusing on business opportunities in South American countries including Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Venezuela, which are all part of the Mercosur pact.
Pacific Alliance participants will include representatives from markets that Canadian companies are already active in including Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.
“It’s extremely beneficial for companies based here in Manitoba, but it’s also a great opportunity for companies from outside the province,” says Mariette Mulaire, president and chief executive officer of World Trade Centre Winnipeg (WTC Winnipeg), the organizer of the mammoth event.
“For instance, a success story from a past Centrallia event featured a U. company partnered with a company from Senegal.” With business leaders in Alberta, Saskatchewan and other parts of Canada hit hard by the commodity slump and now searching for ways to diversify their economies, Centrallia offers a proven path to other markets and opportunities.
Gerald Durley Centrallia begins with a keynote address from a noted international speaker.
Past speakers have been Ken Blanchard, noted business author and speaker who wrote , and internationally renowned author Malcolm Gladwell. Gerald Durley, this year’s speaker, may not be as well-known to Canadians, but he is famed in the U. Office of Education and now heads Perspectives International, which aims at producing constructive programming for minority communities.
Of course, airfare and hotel costs aren’t included in these costs, but Mulaire argues that it would cost the registration fee just to fly to a foreign location, such as any one of the South American countries that will participate.