Chamber Export group will gather for informal networking event on Jan. 31

Intent is to help those companies who need support in their export journey

The Global Business Opportunities Community, a group set up through the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce with the cooperation of other local organizations intent on helping businesses do business beyond the borders of our community, is continuing to build momentum.

With that in mind, GBOC is hosting the first of a monthly morning networking session where both experienced and beginner exporters in the area will be able to share referrals, experiences and opportunities with others.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31 and will take place at the Hampton Inn in Point Edward beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Representatives of Global Affairs Canada, Export Development Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada, FedDev Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade are expected to attend the event.

As part of the format, each attendee will speak for one-minute about their business, an export goal they have, a funding opportunity, or whatever they think would be of interest to the group.

There will be a 10-minute presentation from one of the attendees, followed by questions and a round of referrals, where attendees can make recommendations to others based on earlier discussions.

“The GBOC is making strides when it comes to helping area companies develop their export profile and readiness to compete internationally,” said Chamber president and CEO Shirley de Silva. “We’re delighted to begin testing out ‘tried and true’ networking opportunities such as this one, where informal sharing can take place that will help grow our exporting community.”

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