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2017 Sponsors



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

EDC_BCExport 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

 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 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

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) provides passenger services for over 7.6 million passengers annually, as they travel to over 60 non-stop destinations throughout North America and internationally.


EIA’s cargo industry is a huge factor in the success of the airport, and its operations have experienced seven consecutive years of cargo volume growth.

These results have been achieved through continuous and effective investments into the airport’s infrastructure and capabilities. Air France/KLM Cargo operate year-round scheduled services on an A330-300 to the global hub of Amsterdam, with excellent connections throughout the EU, Africa, South America and Asia.  Asian cargo services are offered by Nippon Cargo Airlines with a B747 Freighter aircraft via their Tokyo cargo hub, in addition to other international cargo providers. Furthermore, Icelandair Cargo provides services from Edmonton, on a B757-200, 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 over 250,000 square feet of additional capacity. One warehouse is home to Rosenau Transport, Alberta’s largest independent road carrier providing access to and from all of Western Canada and Washington State within 24 hours. As well, Aeroterm has opened their new $10M, 50,000 square-foot logistics distribution centre at EIA. All EIA cargo facilities operate within the Port Alberta Foreign Trade Zone, reducing trade barriers and enhancing access to key Canadian Markets. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week – with no curfews, operational restrictions or slot restrictions – EIA is an international transportation hub.

Let EIA be your choice for visiting existing and prospective customers, or shipping or receiving your air cargo goods. EIA is your airport to ship anything, anywhere in the world.


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