Members of the TEBO Executive Team attended the informative TAP Program in Victoria. Thanks to #RBC for providing the opportunity. A special thanks to Jonathan Do and Vineet Verghese, MBA, for considering us. The World Trade Center Vancouver representatives Fatima Rasheed, CAPM and Rutendo Munatsirei provided a phenomenal support throughout this learning experience with the presentations by Shane Gibson forced TEBO executives to rethink their new digital and export strategies.
TEBO staff enjoyed informative interactions with Havind Sehmi from the BC Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery, and Innovation and Pierre Delorme, Trade Commissioner, along with Shayne Beadall and Nick Brown, MBA, from #BDC. The insights on the trends in the logistics and shipping industry from James Howey of #aircanada and Kavi Huliyappa of #Purolator were some of the key highlights of the first day. These interactions were followed by the presentations from #KPMG George D. Kondopulos on the tax considerations and #fasken Clara Rozee on the legal considerations. Both legal and tax implications are central to any export strategy. Erin Richardson and Renan Yin, MBA, CFP, RPA, from #rbc provided valuable information on the financial considerations while conducting a business outside of Canada and introduced many financial tools available in this regard. Scott Tizzard, BA (Hons), MBA, provided the group with important information on the support available from #edc. Meeting with the members of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce provided some important insights on the business activity on the Vancouver Island.