HSBC Commercial Banking
For over 150 years we have been where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities. Today, HSBC Commercial Banking serves more than two million businesses across the world, ranging from small enterprises focused primarily on their home markets through to corporations operating across borders. Whether it is working capital, term loans, trade finance or payments and cash management solutions, we provide the tools and expertise that businesses need to thrive. As the cornerstone of the HSBC Group, we give businesses access to a geographic network covering more than 90% of global trade and capital flows. For more information visit: www.business.hsbc.ca
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 www.grantthornton.ca
Export Development Canada: Helping Canadian companies go, grow and succeed internationally
Despite what some predicted to be a global slowdown in trade these past few years, Canadian exporters have continued to engage in trade and make investments outside Canada. Many have used EDC’s unique financial, risk and trade expertise to boldly pursue new opportunities in a volatile world. For example, in 2016 we provided $550 million in direct financing and more than $1billion in bank guarantees to smaller exporters so that they could develop new markets, fund work in progress and make international investments.
We also connect Canadian companies to international business opportunities by using our deep relationships with leading international decision-makers, in-market representatives and our understanding of the domestic export community. We create these connections through various activities such as one-on-one meetings between Canadian companies and international companies, as well as events in Canada and abroad.
Our ultimate goal is to help every Canadian company go, grow and succeed—a bold aspiration rooted in the success of the Canadian exporters that have led the way.
For more information about who we are and what we do, visit edc.trade
UPS® is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, visit ups.com and follow @UPS_Canada on Twitter.
KLM is pleased to provide one pair (2) economy class tickets from Calgary to Europe anywhere KLM flies (estimated value of $3,400) for a draw amongst attendees/registrants. For more information on KLM visit http://www.airfrance.com
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.
To learn more, visit flyeia.com/cargo