VANCOUVER—Today’s business decision makers operate in a time when market diversification and exporting have an enormous impact on the success of a company.
Indeed, the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Canada’s leading industry advocacy group, counts these factors in no less than three of the five top priorities for business leaders and government in its most recent survey of business leaders.
The survey says over the next three years, “…companies expect globalization pressures will propel a shift in where they do business.” In fact, the survey forecasts the number of companies selling within their home province to drop 17 per cent, while major growth in exports is projected to markets like Eastern Europe, China and Brazil.
With all this exporting going on, it’s important to celebrate the efforts of our best examples, and hopefully steal a few ideas.
Lucky for us, then, that CME’s BC Division and the Ministry of International Trade are honouring British Columbia’s most successful and innovative exporters at the 2013 BC Export Awards on November 15 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.
The awards reception and luncheon is an excellent opportunity for export players to network with past winners, this year’s nominees, potential 2014 nominees, sponsors and provincial media outlets, all who have a vested interest in seeing BC’s export market thrive.
This is not simply a ploy to increase awareness of the important role that exporting makes to the provincial economy, but also an effort to identify and reward B.C.’s most successful and innovative exporters, extolling the province’s top 25 as corporate role models.
Many of the companies that have won a BC Export award have gone on to be internationally recognized.
Sponsors of this year’s awards include HSBC Bank Canada, Business In Vancouver, Export Development Canada, BCIT, KPMG, UPS Canada, Grant Thornton, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, AdvantageBC International Business Centre, British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), BC Hydro Power Smart, WorkSafe BC, FIOSA-MIOSA Safety Alliance BC, CMW Insurance and Cargo Logistics Canada Conference+Expo.
For more information visit www.bcexportawards.com and follow @BCExportAwards #BCEA2013.