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2016 Sponsors


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Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is Canada’s fastest growing major passenger airport over the past decade, providing services for more than 7.9 million passengers annually, as they travel to 60 destinations throughout North America and Internationally.

EIA’s cargo operations have completed six consecutive years of cargo volume growth and are positioned for seven by year end 2016.

These results have been achieved through continuous and effective investments into the airport’s infrastructure and capabilities.  EIA Cargo is now home to the only scheduled cargo freighter operations between mainland China and Canada with Air China Cargo.  Air France/KLM Cargo operate year-round scheduled services to the global hub of Amsterdam with excellent connections throughout the EU, Africa, South America and Asia.  Icelandair Cargo provides year round scheduled services throughout Scandinavia via their Reykjavik hub.  Integrators Cargojet, FedEx and DHL provide weekday services throughout their global networks.

On the ground, multiple new warehousing facilities provide in excess of 250,000 sq. ft. of additional capacity and are home to Rosenau Transport, Alberta’s largest independent road carrier providing access to and from all of western Canada and Washington State.

Be it for visiting your existing and prospective customers, or shipping or receiving your air cargo goods, EIA is your airport of choice.

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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

As our Premier Sponsor of Canada’s Export Awards, HSBC Bank Canada is committed to helping businesses expand internationally. You can sign up for HSBC‘s Quarterly eNewsletter to receive timely news on the latest growth opportunities, trends on new markets, tips to maximize working capital, and much more. Sign up for HSBC’s quarterly newsletter and stay on top of export trends!



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

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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 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 have a different kind of client experience – 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.



Official Airline Partner


Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 335 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 292 destinations worldwide with 243 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as “Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 and also in 2014 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”, “Best Business Airline Lounge”awards in last year’s survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world’s “Best Business Class Dining Lounge” and “Best Business Class On-Board Catering”prizes in this year’s survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website or its social media accounts onFacebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram


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HSBC Bank Canada 

Export Development Canada 


Business in Calgary/Business in Edmonton 

Leduc Nisku Economic Development Association 

TEC Edmonton

Alberta Woman Entrepreneurs 


Lloydminster Economic Development 

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry 


Edmonton Chamber of Commerce 


Thank you to our sponsors and nominating partners for supporting export excellence and encouraging local business’ to share their export success!