Exploring Regional Flavour
The Northwestern Ontario Development Network hosted the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance to educate and show strategy for culinary as an element of tourism in Northwestern Ontario.
The Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance presented two workshops; "A Recipe for Economic Development Success" and "Culinary Tourism 101." These two sessions were beneficial and engaging to learn about and understand culinary tourism.
Here is the Workshop Presentation: Culinary Tourism Presentation
Developing Exporting Strategies
The world turns 24/7, 365 days a year physically and so does it too economically and socially. Are you ready to act globally, locally? Doreen Conrad came through Northwestern Ontario. She is a Certified International Trade Professional and former trade commissioner helped and continues to help thousands of companies in over 75 different countries. Doreen showcased a variety of strategies to participants considering and learning for the first time about exporting.
A few points from her presentation to consider:
• Your business card is the most important representation
• Have testimony and references from satisfied clients
• Understand your markets in other countries
• Network and foster relationships here in Canada and abroad
• Know your trade services available to you
Here is the Presentation: The Export Process