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“Companies that export a lot are typically able to get through the lows”:  Export insights from iPlayco’s Scott Forbes

“Companies that export a lot are typically able to get through ...

Langley, B.C.-based iPlayco is a global leader in...

Flexible payment options help B.C.’s iPlayco build export success globally

Flexible payment options help B.C.’s iPlayco build export succe...

There’s no denying that hard work and perseverance...

Success in one market leads to export opportunities in others: Export insights from Sealweld’s Andrea Arient

Success in one market leads to export opportunities in others: Ex...

Andrea Arient is the President of Sealweld Corporation...

Calgary’s Sealweld targets the high-end market to overcome competitors

Calgary’s Sealweld targets the high-end market to overcome comp...

Chase the sun. While the winter months inspire...

How high-quality partnerships help Calgary’s CoolIT Systems grow globally

How high-quality partnerships help Calgary’s CoolIT Systems grow globally

Randy Coates admits that Calgary’s CoolIT Systems’ technology...

“You need to understand how to maximize the American Advantage”: Export insights from Blackline Safety’s Brendon Cook

“You need to understand how to maximize the American Advantage”: Export insights from Blackline ...

Calgary-based Blackline Safety develops and manufactures world-leading lone-worker...

“Going global is not always a straight line”: Export insights from DIRTT Environmental Solutions’ Scott Jenkins

“Going global is not always a straight line”: Export insights from DIRTT Env...

Scott Jenkins is the president of DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time) Environmental Solutions....
Disrupting the construction industry: DIRTT Environmental Solutions builds export success with innovative technology and the right local partners

Disrupting the construction industry: DIRTT Environmental Solutions builds expor...

Despite the company possessing a bold vision that enabled it to grow into a...
Venturing into Mexico: An interview with Aval Engineering CFO Jeremie Lavoie

Venturing into Mexico: An interview with Aval Engineering CFO Jeremie Lavoie

Jeremie Lavoie is the CFO of Aval Engineering – an engineering procurement and construction...
Aval Engineering’s leap into Mexico brings more than 700% sales growth in one year

Aval Engineering’s leap into Mexico brings more than 700% sales growth in one ...

When Canada’s economy took a downturn, Aval Engineering’s executive team started looking south. Soon...
A video interview with SBB General Manager Patrick Gharzani

A video interview with SBB General Manager Patrick Gharzani

Learn about SBB’s journey to export success.
Terrebonne’s SBB: building infrastructure in developing countries for over two decades

Terrebonne’s SBB: building infrastructure in developing countries for over two...

The Quebec company SBB started exporting in 1989, and today, it has a presence...
Little Potato Company CEO Angela Santiago taking a walk in a potato field.

Edmonton’s Little Potato Company: US giants Walmart and Safeway gobble up litt...

ExportWise is counting down our 10 best performing stories from 2016. This story, first...
“Obsess about what you’ll need to know in the future”: An interview with POS Bio-Sciences’ CEO Dale Kelly

“Obsess about what you’ll need to know in the future”: An interview with P...

This story is part of the agri-food sector series. To learn more about export...
Through world-class innovation, Saskatoon’s POS Bio-sciences adds value to the global supply chain

Through world-class innovation, Saskatoon’s POS Bio-sciences adds value to the...

This story is part of the agri-food sector series. To learn more about export...
Saskatoon’s Bioriginal helps their customers compete in the global food and nutrition industry

Saskatoon’s Bioriginal helps their customers compete in the global food and nu...

This story is part of the agri-food sector series.  To learn more about export...
Feeding the world: Growing global population brings huge export opportunities for Canada

Feeding the world: Growing global population brings huge export opportunities fo...

Canada’s agriculture and agri-food system is a complex and integrated supply chain that includes...
“Pay close attention to the preferences of the target market”: Interview with Everland Natural Foods CEO Rajinder Bagga

“Pay close attention to the preferences of the target market”: Interview wit...

Rajinder Bagga is the CEO of Everland Natural Foods – an organic and natural...
Know your markets and assess your risks: Export insights from Granules LG’s Ken St-Gelais

Know your markets and assess your risks: Export insights from Granules LG’s Ke...

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
Quebec’s Granules LG: Innovation and partnerships drives international sales

Quebec’s Granules LG: Innovation and partnerships drives international sales

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
“Pay a lot more attention to international currency movements”: Export insights from Conifex CEO Ken Shields

“Pay a lot more attention to international currency movements”: Export insig...

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
Capturing the Chinese market: A view from the frontlines with BC’s Conifex Lumber

Capturing the Chinese market: A view from the frontlines with BC’s Conifex Lum...

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
“A small company can be effective in global markets”: Export insights from Tolko’s CEO Brad Thorlakson

“A small company can be effective in global markets”: Export insights from T...

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
Tolko is on the ground to help develop new export markets for Canadian lumber in Asia

Tolko is on the ground to help develop new export markets for Canadian lumber in...

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
Microgrids: A new technology opportunity for Canadian exporters

Microgrids: A new technology opportunity for Canadian exporters  

Canadian companies are distinguishing themselves in the next big — yet small — trend...
“China is not a tactic or a sales market… it is a strategy in and of itself”: Lessons on exporting to China from Morgan Solar’s Mike Andrade

“China is not a tactic or a sales market… it is a strategy in and of itself...

Pallavi Roy Associate, Advanced Energy Centre Pallavi is an Associate at the Advanced Energy...
“Speed to market and continuous innovation is essential to stay competitive”: Lessons on exporting to China from Revelo Electric’s Henry Chong

“Speed to market and continuous innovation is essential to stay competitive”...

Pallavi Roy Associate, Advanced Energy Centre Pallavi is an Associate at the Advanced Energy...
“Sales channels in China tends to move at a much faster pace”: Lessons on exporting to China from Nanoleaf’s Gimmy Chu

“Sales channels in China tends to move at a much faster pace”: Lessons on ex...

Pallavi Roy Associate, Advanced Energy Centre Pallavi is an Associate at the Advanced Energy...
How Canadian cleantech companies can make their mark in Chile

How Canadian cleantech companies can make their mark in Chile

Canadian clean technology companies looking to pursue the Chilean market need to read this...
Are you ready for China? MaRS experts have export tips for Canadian cleantech companies

Are you ready for China? MaRS experts have export tips for Canadian cleantech co...

Pallavi Roy Associate, Advanced Energy Centre Pallavi is an Associate at the Advanced Energy...
Vancouver’s STEMCELL Technologies export story spans 20 years

Vancouver’s STEMCELL Technologies export story spans 20 years

This story is part of the life sciences sector series.  To learn more about...
“Be aggressive in building the long-term vision of the global presence that you want”: An interview with STEMCELL Technologies’ Andrew Booth

“Be aggressive in building the long-term vision of the global presence that yo...

This story is part of the life sciences sector series. To learn more about...
Arbutus Medical: UBC alumni’s mission is to provide safe surgery throughout the developing world

Arbutus Medical: UBC alumni’s mission is to provide safe surgery throughout th...

This story is part of the life sciences sector series.  To learn more about...
“We need strong local partners”: An interview with Arbutus Medical co-founder Lawrence Buchan

“We need strong local partners”: An interview with Arbutus Medical co-founde...

This story is part of the life sciences sector series.  To learn more about...
The future of medical technology exports: A conversation with MEDEC’s President and CEO Brian Lewis

The future of medical technology exports: A conversation with MEDEC’s Presiden...

This story is part of the life sciences sector series. To learn more about...
“The opportunity is enormous”: Life Sciences Ontario President and CEO Jason Field

“The opportunity is enormous”: Life Sciences Ontario President and CEO Jason...

This story is part of the life sciences sector series. To learn more about...
AirStart: What a Deloitte Best Managed Company Looks Like

AirStart: What a Deloitte Best Managed Company Looks Like

ExportWise is counting down our 10 best performing stories from 2016. This story, first...
Canada’s automotive sector is “bursting at the seams”

Canada’s automotive sector is “bursting at the seams”

Canada is a leader in the global automotive sector and though it has seen...
Tapping into Canada’s aerospace sector: An Interview with Robert Caouette, EDC’s Aerospace Adviser

Tapping into Canada’s aerospace sector: An Interview with Robert Caouette, EDC...

As the fifth-largest aerospace market in the world, Canada’s aerospace supply chain is rich...
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Precision SF Tech: Landing the Deal

Having several big contracts is a good problem to have. Especially for a small...
From Sub-Division to Stand Alone: Quebec’s Exo-s Puts the Parts Together

From Sub-Division to Stand Alone: Quebec’s Exo-s Puts the Parts Together

For Sherbrooke, Quebec’s Exo-s, it’s all about the parts. Start with their name, for...
Survival Systems: On a Mission to Save Lives

Survival Systems: On a Mission to Save Lives

Moments after his helicopter crashed in Labrador in 1981 Albert Bohemier was pulling the...
The Mad Men and Women of McMillan: A creative angle for export success

The Mad Men and Women of McMillan: A creative angle for export success

You can tell McMillan isn’t your average business-to-business (B2B) agency just by peeking through...
“Our clients… are happy to have an agency with a global perspective”: An interview with McMillan president Rob Hyams

“Our clients… are happy to have an agency with a global perspective”: An i...

Rob Hyams is the president of McMillan – an Ottawa-based creative agency specializing in...
Montreal’s Essential Turbines Inc. does what it takes to keep its customers flying

Montreal’s Essential Turbines Inc. does what it takes to keep its customers fl...

In its first year, Essential Turbines Inc. made $10,000 in profit. It’s come a...
Technology is a main ingredient in Rouxbe Cooking School’s recipe for global success

Technology is a main ingredient in Rouxbe Cooking School’s recipe for global s...

Vancouver’s Joe Girard and Dawn Thomas have the ultimate ambition for the online cooking...
Country Chic Paints , co-founder Rosanne Korteland

Country Chic Paint: “Colour coordinating” export growth

At first glance, the connection between wedding photography and paint exports seems tenuous, but...
Exporters are better at managing risk

Exporters are better at managing risk

Companies that export are more innovative, productive, profitable and risk averse. This, the fourth...