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World Trade Centre Toronto Launches Executive Certificates Program Aimed at Empowering Canadian Entrepreneurs

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TORONTO, November 03, 2022— Today, the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s World Trade Centre Toronto launched its Executive Certificates Program, a series of in-depth and practical one-day programs covering specific topics related to global trade and business growth.

The Executive Certificates Program aims to empower Canadian entrepreneurs who want to export their products and services to new markets or effectively scale their businesses through half- and full-day in-person workshops and mentorship from world-class experts.

Business leaders who enroll in Executive Certificate Programs will gain detailed business skills and improve their understanding of specific topics related to international trade and growth. The content selected for these programs is based on feedback from more than 2,000 Canadian companies who are navigating a rapidly evolving business landscape.

“This innovative program is designed for entrepreneurs, enabling them to develop tailored business strategies that leverage their unique products or services into planned business growth,” said Leigh Smout, President, World Trade Centre Toronto. “Each company will gain deep knowledge of the subject under review, enhancing their competitive advantage.”


Upcoming Session:

The inaugural one-day Executive Certificate session on ‘International Sales’, will bring together training, expertise and resources for companies seeking to expand their operations and become more competitive globally. This in-person session will take place on November 7, 2022, and will cover the following topics:

  • Navigating cultural differences in sales
  • Improving the sales processes
  • Aligning market entry strategies


Eligibility Requirements:

The Executive Certificate session is open to companies that: 

  • Export a product, service, or technologies and want to diversify its export market or are exploring the possibility of expanding their business internationally
  • Operating for at least 2 years
  • Offer an attractive value proposition

Canadian companies can apply to the upcoming Executive Certificates in one of two ways: direct application or partner nomination. All applications are reviewed by the World Trade Centre Toronto team to ensure the program is a good match and that participants can fully benefit from the program. For more information, visit

About the Toronto Region Board of Trade

The Toronto Region Board of Trade is one of the largest and most influential business chambers in North America and is a catalyst for the region’s economic agenda. We pursue policy change to drive the growth and competitiveness of the Toronto region and facilitate market opportunities with programs, partnerships and connections to help our members succeed – domestically and internationally.

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Andrew Perez
Media Relations Manager
Toronto Region Board of Trade

About the World Trade Centre Toronto

The World Trade Centre Toronto (WTC-T) is the Board’s trade services arm. As an award-winning member of the World Trade Centers Association, WTC-T creates unparalleled global access for the Toronto region’s business community with its connection to 326 branded properties and trade services associations in 92 countries and 321 cities. WTC-T provides targeted international trade advisory services and expertise through comprehensive research, trade education, strategy building workshops, trade missions and valuable connections to experts and networks. Follow us on Twitter @WTC_TO and on LinkedIn.

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