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Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

International growth and new market opportunities await. Learn best practices and network with experts to level up your business.

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The World Trade Center Toronto's Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) helps your business maximize revenue growth and unlocks new market opportunities.

No other program offers a comprehensive program like the Trade Accelerator Program. TAP is a one-stop-shop that will get businesses ready to go global in just a few sessions, culminating with a customized strategic export business plan carefully vetted by top industry experts!

Our newly developed learning platform, specifically built around practical tips and practices for international selling, further confirms TAP as the benchmark program for entrepreneurs interested in exporting.

Graduates of the Trade Accelerator Program also have the opportunity to enroll in our one-day Executive Certificates program, also known as TAP Advanced Trade Certificates. These sessions offer specialized training for companies that have experienced significant growth following their participation in TAP and are now facing challenges in further expansion. The goal is to enhance their expertise and acquire new skills tailored to well-established SMEs, through expert-led practical workshops and peer interactions.

The program has been funded in part by Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Upcoming Cohorts

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Grow with the Right Tools

TAP connects your business with top industry experts, provides you with coaching to build a personalized export strategy and equips you with the tools and resources to find success.  

Participate in TAP to access: 

  • Highly interactive and hands-on sessions featuring case studies, workshops and mock negotiations. 
  • Direct mentorship and highly personalized coaching by industry experts on a one-to-one-basis. 
  • Expertly curated content on a virtual learning platform. 
  • Valuable peer-to-peer interaction, collaboration and learning. 
  • Connections with key contacts locally and abroad.

“TAP opened our eyes to finance strategies we had not considered. Within two months, we acquired the necessary financing to take our company to the next level. This program will enhance your view of business, regardless of what stage of business you are at.”
Premise LED, 2016 TAP Graduate

The TAP Advantage

TAP offers a range of skills, experience and individual mentoring and coaching across a broad spectrum of fields including legal, finance, global sales & marketing, taxation, logistics and more. 

TAP graduates have realized their global potential, reporting an average of 18% growth since attending, and 69% of participants are now exporting in markets like China, India, Mexico, Japan, U.K., Italy, Sweden and the U.S.

96% of participants felt better prepared for international business


The Trade Accelerator Program is supported by several partners, including Innovation, Science and Economic Development, in delivering Canada’s Export Diversification Strategy.

More World Trade Centre Toronto Programs

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