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2016 Sponsors

PREMIER SPONSORS

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For nearly 150 years we have been where the growth is, HSBC Commercial Banking connecting customers to opportunities. Today, HSBC Commercial Banking serves businesses ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals in over 60 developed and faster-growing markets around the world. Whether it is working capital, trade finance or payments and cash management solutions, we provide the tools and expertise that businesses need to thrive. With a network covering three quarters of global commerce, we make HSBC the world’s leading international trade and business bank.
To learn more about solutions to help your company expand internationally, visit www.hsbc.ca/business.

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SYSPRO is one of the longest standing and largest independent, international providers of ERP systems for mid-market manufacturers and distributors worldwide. SYSPRO has for more than 35 years delivered on its promise to provide thousands of its customers globally with the tools required to effectively operate and compete. Backed by a truly dedicated and professional team of employees and partners around the world, the company’s ability to innovate and develop technologies based on the needs of customers is one of the reasons why SYSPRO enjoys one of the highest retention rates in the industry.

For more information on SYSPRO Canada visit: www.syspro.com or contact SYSPRO Canada’s Head Office at Toll Free: +1 (888) 259-6666.

Discover helpful content to help you grow your business for Canadian manufacturers by visiting the SYSPRO Canada Resource Hub or the new SYSPRO Canada Blog.


GOLD SPONSOR

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Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.grantthornton.ca


CATEGORY SPONSORS

 

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EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, providing financing and insurance solutions locally and around the world to help Canadian companies of any size respond to international business opportunities. As a profitable Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles, EDC works together with private- and public-sector financial institutions to create greater capacity for Canadian companies to engage in trade and investment.

For more information, visit www.edc.ca.

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Invest Buffalo Niagara, a private, non-profit, marketing, business and economic development organization, is the point of contact for business attraction and investment in the eight counties of the Buffalo Niagara region. Working with local economic development groups, real estate & development professionals, governmental agencies, utilities and private sector business leaders, Invest Buffalo Niagara assists businesses seeking to re-locate or expand to the region at no cost. By utilizing various incentives, financing, site selection and other services Invest Buffalo Niagara provides all of the necessary tools for successful business expansion. Invest Buffalo Niagara has representatives in Canada who meet with companies, providing a single point of contact to a roster of experts in every key area needed to successfully analyze and consider a U.S. business expansion. Since 1999 Invest Buffalo Niagara has helped 68 Canadian companies expand their business to Buffalo Niagara. For information on doing business in the region visit www.buffaloniagara.org

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The ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency is the government organisation which promotes the internationalisation of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development. ICE provides information, support and advice to Italian and foreign companies.

In addition to its Rome headquarters, ICE operates worldwide from a large network of Trade Promotion Offices linked to Italian embassies and consulates and working closely with local authorities and businesses.

ICE provides a wide range of services overseas helping Italian and foreign businesses to connect with each other:

  • identification of possible business partners
  • bilateral trade meetings with Italian companies
  • trade delegation visits to Italy
  • official participation in local fairs and exhibitions
  • forums and seminars with Italian experts

For more details, contact your local ICE office or visit our website www.italtrade.com

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Machines Italia was designed by the Italian Trade Commission to promote Italian-made machinery and technology to manufacturers in North America. In partnership with 15 leading Italian machinery manufacturers’ associations, Machines Italia supports numerous activities in North American overseen by the ITC’s Chicago Office, ranging from programs with academic institutions to business development for multiple machinery sectors.

Machines Italia’s 15 member associations represent more than 10,000 companies. Participating industry sectors include companies involved in the production of equipment for agricultural/farm machinery, ceramics, earthmoving machinery, fluid power equipment and components, food processing, glass, foundry and metallurgical, footwear Leathergoods and tannery, marble and stone, metalworking, packaging, plastics and rubber, printing, graphic and converting, textiles and wood.

Italy’s industrial machinery, equipment and parts industry represents a fifth of all Italian global exports, 20% of which is sent to U.S. companies and consumers annually. Many Fortune 100 companies use Italian machinery and technology ranging from agricultural to aeronautics companies.

For more information visit www.machinesitalia.org

 

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UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, USA, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

Visit ups.com ® to view all our services.


SUPPORTING SPONSOR

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Ontario’s economy thrives through its unique combination of resources, manufacturing expertise, exports and a drive for innovation. Ontario generates 37% of the national GDP and is home to almost 50% of all employees in high tech, financial services and other knowledge-intensive industries.

For more information, visit www.Ontario.ca.


ASSOCIATION PARTNER

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Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.

Founded in 1871, CME represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide, and – through various initiatives, including the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition – touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, international trade, and service-related industries. More than 85 per cent of our members are small and medium-sized enterprises.

For more information, visit www.cme-mec.ca.

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Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to helping manufacturers GROW and become MORE COMPETITIVE, at home and around the world. EMC has grown to become Canada’s largest manufacturing consortium and with over one thousand industry events annually, is one of the most active manufacturing organizations in North America!

For more information, visit www.emccanada.org

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FITT is dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. We are the world’s leading export-import training and certification expert.

For more information, visit www.fittfortrade.com


NOMINATING PARTNERS

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CFEA is a voluntary non-profit industry association founded in September 1996 by a group of fourteen companies who felt the need for a resource focused on the enhancement of export efforts in the food and beverage industry, particularly (but not exclusively) on the part of small to medium-sized enterprises (SME’s).  The mission of the organization is to:

  • Increase the profitable export sales of food, beverage and ingredient products.

  • Increase the number of small to medium-sized food, beverage and ingredient processors and manufacturers exporting.

  • Raise the international profile of Canadian food, beverage and ingredient products

For more information, visit www.cfea.com

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PurchasingB2B is the leading source of procurement and supply chain management professionals in Canada.

For more information, visit www.purchasingb2b.ca

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The Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) is Canada’s largest association for supply chain management professionals. We represent 7,500 members as well as the wider profession working in roles that cover sourcing, procurement, logistics, inventory, and contract management. SCMA sets the standards for excellence and ethics, and is the principal source of professional development and accreditation in supply chain management in Canada.

For more information, visit www.scma.com