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2015 Sponsors


HSBC Commercial Banking

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

Edmonton International Airport

 Edmonton Airports is a community-based, financially independent, non-share corporation that manages Edmonton International Airport —  the fastest growing and largest (by area) major Canadian airport. Edmonton International Airport serves over eight million passengers per year and offers non-stop connections to over 60 destinations across Canada, the US and overseas. In addition to EIA’s passenger operations, Edmonton Airports also oversees EIA’s air cargo operations, based out of the airport’s new multi-tenant ‘Cargo Village.’ It also manages Villeneuve Airport, a general aviation facility located northwest of Edmonton which serves as the primary flight-training facility for the Capital Region. To learn more, visit

Alpha Global Experts

AGX-Logo-on-White-Not-caps- Alpha Global Experts Inc. is a high–touch, boutique consultancy firm in Alberta with a vast reach of international partners and resources that specializes in Global Business Expansion and Culture for Business, passionate about helping companies succeed in international markets by supporting clients in all aspects of doing business globally. With over 20 years experience in cross-border deals with many of the top Legal, Financial, and Fortune 100 and 500 companies in Europe and other parts of the world, we can leverage our resources and global network to get the appropriate in-country support to help navigate your company in successful international expansions. When it comes to succeeding in international markets, it is imperative to understand the cultural and legal requirements within that country, and the strategies to effectively operate. A large portion of global investments are lost, because of the difficulty to navigate the complexities involved in entering and thriving in new markets. Alpha Global Experts Inc. offers consulting services that will help your business succeed. We partner with you to provide information and support to reduce negative exposure and investment risk, while increasing your chances for success. We make Markets accessible and Culture tangible and measurable! To learn more, visit


Grant Thornton

 Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations in a number of industries including manufacturing, oil and gas and distribution. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member firms operate in close to 100 countries worldwide. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. We want our clients to experience a different kind of client experience and our unique approach centres on the success and growth of our clients. To learn more, visit


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® to view all our services.

Export Development Canada

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. To learn more, visit