Services:

 

Foreign procurement

  • Provide relevant economic data
  • Supply temporary office and meeting space
  • Connect businesses to suppliers

Trade Missions

  • Lead strategic trade missions to targeted international locations and businessesn
  • Host and organize targeted business networking for incoming international missions

Business (B2B) matching

  • Host visiting international companies in meetings with local companies, both individually and through networking events
  • Customized networking services to meet the specific needs of your organization

Interpreters & translators

The Global Business Centre staff can connect you with the most qualified interpreters & translators in Calgary. 

Connecting

One of the primary services provided by the GBC is proactive, frequent and ongoing ‘connecting’ to facilitate the matching, meeting and linking of businesses with opportunities.

The GBC makes networking both easy and effective. We make the introductions, provide the venue, and develop the programs that connect a company with a product or service idea with a potential buyer or partner from out-of-market.

The GBC has well-established connections and arranges introductions with sector- and industry-specific associations and organizations in Southern Alberta, all of whom are actively promoting new international trade opportunities. We also arrange introductions with branches of ethnic- or country-based cultural organizations, many of which are active supporters of new businesses moving into Southern Alberta from their home countries.

Virtually every country and language group has people ‘on the ground’ in Calgary. In fact, Calgary is the most attractive city in all of Canada for newcomers, both those moving from other Canadian provinces, and those coming here from other countries.


Facility Rentals:

Hoteling spaces

  • Provide temporary office space for international businesses or delegations currently working with Global Business Centre stakeholders, as well as Southern Alberta companies.
  • Space may also be used by Global Business Centre stakeholders such as federal or provincial counterparts and Southern Alberta municipalities.
  • Longer-term office space is available for global value-chain and international procurement offices of large companies or governments.

Boardrooms

  • Boardrooms are available for international visitors, trade meetings or events for a fee, when applicable.
  • Teleconferencing or videoconferencing for a fee, when applicable.

Presentation venues

  • Provide space and assistance in promoting international trade seminars to companies in Southern Alberta.

 

 


Our Trade Partners

 

Domestic Trade Partners

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC): 

BDC is a crown corporation owned by the Government of Canada. BDC is tasked to deliver investment, financial and strategic consulting services to small and medium sized Canadian companies.

Business Link Alberta: 

Provides information on business services and regulatory and taxation information for Alberta businesses.

Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters: 

The CAIE is Canada's key source of information on Canadian customs and trade policy. The CAIE provides Canadian importers and exporters with critical and timely information, effective representation to government and effective solutions for members' concerns.

Canadian Automated Export Declaration: 

Registered exporters and agents can report goods electronically to the Federal Government of Canada.

Canadian Commercial Corporation: 

This federal Crown corporation acts on behalf of Canadian industry and makes it easier for Canadian exporters to sell their products and services around the world.

Canada Border Services Agency: 

This Government of Canada agency provides a number of resources to businesses to help them meet the requirements for exporting goods and services.

Canada Export Centre: 

Connects buyers and sellers of products and services creating trade relationships with the primary objective of generating sales.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA): 

CIDA helps people of developing countries to achieve self-sustainable economic and social development, thereby contributing to Canada's political and economic interests abroad.

Canada Revenue Agency: 

This Government of Canada department administers tax laws for Canada and most provinces and territories, as well as incentive programs delivered through the tax system.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce: 

As Canada’s largest and most influential business association, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the primary and vital connection between business and the federal government. It also has links to international chamber of commerce organizations.

FITT (Forum for International Trade Training): 

Is an international trade training and professional certification body. As the only organization of its kind in the world, FITT sets the standards and designs the training programs leading to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. FITT’s quality training programs impart knowledge and practical skills that provide a competitive advantage to trade practitioners while elevating their position in world markets.

Global Affairs Canada:

This federal department is not only tasked with operating Canadian foreign embassies and posts, but also negotiates Canadian trade agreements. The site maintains and excellent virtual trade commissioner website, which provides market information and contracts in nearly every country.

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade:

International and Intergovernmental Relations coordinates Alberta’s relationships with various levels of government in Canada and around the world. Working on behalf of Albertans, the department enhances Alberta’s national and international presence in areas such as export development, investment attraction and governmental relations.

 

Global Answers for Business Worldwide Corp.: 

Global Answers for Business (GAB) is an online provider of answers to core business questions for corporations with, or considering, foreign operations.  GAB has partnered with leading reputable corporate law firms around the world, married their expertise with today’s technology to provide clear, accurate, up-to-date answers to key questions about doing business internationally, saving companies time and money.

Export Development Canada (EDC): 

This Crown corporation offers financing, insurance and risk management solutions to Canadian businesses. Export Development Canada helps Canadian exporters and investors expand their business into international markets. In August 2015 EDC launched a new, online credit-insurance product, Trade Protect, which can assist with capitalizing on export opportunities.

Western Economic Diversification Development Canada (WD): 

WD works to strengthen western innovation, business development and economic development. Click the title for contact information for Calgary’s office.

Sector Specific:

Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada: 

Represents manufacturers of agricultural equipment throughout Canada. Many associated suppliers and marketing companies participate in this association.

Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE): 

CAMESE is a trade association made up of Canadian member companies offering products and services to the mining industry. It was established in 1981 for the purpose of assisting members in exporting their goods and services.

Canadian Manufactures & Exporters (CME): 

For more than 130 years, CME has successfully represented the interests of Canadian business, keeping members on the competitive edge of world-class manufacturing and trade.

The Canadian Special Crops Association: 

Establishes trade rules and serves as a forum for exporters, dealers, brokers and processors involved in the industry of trading Canada's special crops: dried peas, lentils, mustard seed, canary seed, dried beans, chickpeas, faba beans, sunflower seeds, safflower seeds and buckwheat.

The Canadian Technology Network:

Links federal and provincial government labs and agencies, universities, community colleges, industry associations, technology centers and economic development agencies.

International Trade Partners

Asia Pacific Foundation:

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is an independent, not-for-profit think tank on Canada's relations with Asia.

The Canada-Arab Business Council (CABC): 

Is a Canadian chartered, non-profit organization formed in 1983 by the Canadian private sector. Its activities are designed to promote and enhance two way commercial relations between Canadian companies and companies from the Middle East and North Africa.

The Canada Bangladesh Business Council (CBBC): 

Is a non-profit, non-partisan, member supported organization which provides a forum for discussion of key economic, commercial and other issues of interest to Canadian companies currently involved or planning to do business in Bangladesh.

The Canada China Business Council (CCBC): 

Is a private-sector, non-profit membership organization incorporated in 1978 to facilitate and promote trade and investment between Canada and the People's Republic of China.

The Canada-India Business Council: 

Is the leading private sector association of Canadian companies doing business in India.

The Canadian-Turkish Business Council (CTBC): 

Was founded by several major Canadian corporations with business interests in Turkey. The aim of the Council is to promote bilateral trade and investment between Turkey and Canada.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: 

Is a proactive, non-government body representing more than 1150 members of every industry and size with business interests in Canada, Hong Kong and Mainland China.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ): 

Is a not-for-profit, membership organization made up of companies and individuals with an interest in the Canada-Japan relationship.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines: 

The chamber has recognized and reconfirmed the commitment of Canadian business to the development and welfare of the Philippines and the Filipino people.

Central North America Trade Corridor Association (CNATCA): 

Is the conduit for corridor growth. They promote and develop Trade, Tourism, Training, Technology, and Transportation (5T's).

Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association (EMDA): 

Is the international trade association of independent wholesaler-distributors and manufacturer’s representatives engaged in marketing specialized agricultural equipment, outdoor power equipment, light industrial equipment, forestry equipment, or parts and components for those segments of industry. EMDA members have served for generations as the vital link between manufacturers and retail dealers. EMDA is the result of the merger of FEWA and AIMRA – strengthening the position of the Association in North America as a marketing and distribution organization designed to promote marketing of equipment.

The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA): 

This association and its website provide information on international business news, international trade shows, market intelligence and contracts. It is also the source for B2B leads, news, events and links to 7,000 international trade-related websites.

Germany Trade & Invest: 

This organization promotes Germany as a business and technology location and supports companies based in Germany with global market information.

Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA):

An organization which helps its members to conduct business between Canada and Hong Kong and encourage Canadian companies to utilize Hong Kong as their business “Smart Link” to China and the rest of the world. It also facilitates business relationships amongst its membership in Canada.

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC): 

Is the statutory organization of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to promote Hong Kong's trade in goods and services.

Invest in France Agency (IFA): 

The IFA is responsible for promoting, prospecting and facilitating international investment in France, and for the economic attractiveness and image of the country.

The Lebanese Canadian Business Association (LCBA): 

This association encourages joint-venture partnerships between Canadian and Lebanese companies.  The LCBA strives towards increasing bilateral relations in economic, social, educational, humanitarian, commercial, industrial sectors, etc.

Manufacturers’ Agents National Association (MANA): 

MANA through a major emphasis on education, aids in the development and promotion of mutually profitable relationships and ethical standards of behavior between multi-line professional sales representatives, their principals and their joint customers. For more information visit www.manaonline.org

Office of the State of Bavaria: 

Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs offers a wide range of customized, confidential and complimentary services and information to companies and investors interested in expanding to Bavaria

ProExport Colombia: 

Provides business opportunities, clear information on requirements, strategies for expanding services and goods at an international level, participation in business fairs and assistance by experts for investors, exporters, and professionals.

Trade Chile: 

Trade Chile offers international business development services in Chile and Argentina. Their services include sector studies, representation in trade fairs, organization of trade missions, matchmaking and videoconference services. In addition, Trade Chile also offers an innovative, cost-effective approach to entering a new market through its branch office showroom.

Trade Facilitation Organization: 

This non-profit organization works to connect Canadian business to importers and suppliers in developing countries.

UK trade and Investment (UKTI): 

A trade organization who works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

World Trade Centre Pozan (Poland): 

A member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) a worldwide organization with the aim of promoting and facilitating international trade. They co-operate very close with Poznan International Fair and the City of Poznan. The World Trade Center Poznan Club is one of the largest commercial organizations in the world with over 500 000 participating members belonging to over 330 WTCs in over 100 countries.  Membership is a great opportunity for establishing new business contracts.

Consulates

Click here for a full list of foreign representatives in Canada

Consulates in Calgary:

Austria

1015 - 4th Street S.W., Suite 1200
Calgary, AB, T2R 1J4, Canada
Telephone: (403) 252-9937
Fax: (403) 263-8529

 

Barbados

224 'B' Blackthorn Rd NE
Calgary, AB, T2K 4X6, Canada
Telephone: (403)-992-9735

 

Belgium

Dentons Canada LLP, 15th fl., Bankers Court- 850-2nd Street SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 0R8, Canada
Telephone: (403) 268-3030
Fax: (403) 268-3100

 

Belize

1122 - 8th Avenue S.W., Suite 100
Calgary, AB, T2P 1J5, Canada
Telephone: (403) 560-6520
Fax: (403) 264-8870

 

Brazil

Email: honorario.calgary@gmail.com

 

Chile

2916 5th Ave. NE, SUITE #2
Calgary, AB, T2A 6K4, Canada
Telephone: 403-313-5566

 

China

1011 6th Avenue S.W., Suite 100
Calgary, AB, T2P 0W1, Canada
Telephone: (403) 264-3322/804-4090 (24h)
Fax: (403) 264-6656

 

 

Colombia

803, 15th Ave S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2R 0R9, Canada
Telephone: (587) 351-9460
www.consulcolombia.ca 
Email: info@consulcolombia.ca

 

Côte d'Ivoire

1732 - 9A Street South West, Suite 405
Calgary, AB, T2T 3E6, Canada
Telephone: (403) 244-8968/ 807-9965 (cell)
Fax: (403) 209-2707

 

Czech Republic

Suite 303-6707 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, AB, T2V 0E5, Canada
Telephone: (403) 269-4886
Fax: (403) 259-4533

 

Finland

777 8th Avenue SW, 2300 First Alberta Place
Calgary, AB, T2P 3R5, Canada
Telephone: (403) 299-9805 - Direct line (403) 299-9800
Fax: (403) 299-9850

 

France

McLeod Law LLP, Suite 300, 14505 Bannister Road S.E.
Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Canada
Telephone: (403) 278-9411
www.calgaryconsularcorps.org 
Email: klassen@mcleod-law.com

 

Germany

633-6th Avenue SW, Suite 1900
Calgary, AB, T2P 2Y5, Canada
Telephone: (403) 265-6266
Fax: (403) 265-6244
www.canada.diplo.de/calgary 
Email: calgary@hk-diplo.de

 

Guinea

719 Willamette Drive S.E.
Calgary, AB, T2J 2A3, Canada
Telephone: (403) 225-2956
Fax: (403) 225-2957

 

Hungary

1115 - 11th Avenue S.W., Suite 200
Calgary, AB, T2R 0G5, Canada
Telephone: (403) 471-4822
Fax: (403) 245-0569

 

Iceland

2119-28th Avenue, S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2T 1K6, Canada
Telephone: (403) 244-4506

 

Ireland

215 Glamorgan Place SW
Calgary, AB, T3E 5B9, Canada
Telephone: (403)-813-5337
Email: dhalferty@shaw.ca

 

Italy

105, 2320 - 12th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB, T3C 3R6, Canada
Telephone: (403) 230-5007
Fax: (403) 230-1007

 

Japan

Suite 950, 517 10th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2R 0A8, Canada
Telephone: (403) 294-1057, (403) 294-1393
Fax: (403)294-1645

 

Kazakhstan

400 Third Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2P 4H2, Canada
Telephone: (403) 267-8261
Fax: (403) 264-5973
Email: paul.drager@nortonrose.com

 

Korea, Republic

Fixler Law, 1450-633, 6 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2P 2Y5, Canada
Telephone: (403) 920-0565
Fax: (403) 920-0556

 

Mali

83 Edenstone View NW
Calgary, AB, T3A 4T4, Canada
Telephone: (403) 239-0763
Fax: (403) 239-2552

 

Mexico

407 - 2nd Street SW, Suite 400
Calgary, AB, T2P 2Y3, Canada
Telephone: (403) 264-4819

 

Mongolia

2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada
Telephone: (403) 471-5094
Fax: (403) 282-4663

 

Morocco

2-1626 29 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2T 1M5, Canada
Telephone: (403) 470-9184

 

Nepal

222 Riverfront Avenue Southwest, 1026
Calgary, AB, T2P 0X2, Canada
Telephone: (403) 466-8955
nepalconsulatcalgary.ca
Email: steve.hess@nepalconsulatecalagry.ca

 

Netherlands

Lancaster Building, 304 8th Avenue S.W., Suite 708
Calgary, AB, T2P 1C2, Canada
Telephone: (403) 266-2710
Fax: (403) 265-0599

 

New Zealand

2704 Montcalm Cr. S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2T 3M6, Canada
Telephone: (403) 209-0340

 

Norway

162 Royal Oak Point NW
Calgary, AB, T3G 5C6, Canada
Telephone: (403) 208-2264 or (403) 239-6133

 

Paraguay

325 - 25th Street S.E., Suite 302
Calgary, AB, T2A 7H8, Canada
Telephone: (403) 262-0262 Ext.31
Fax: (403) 204-0284

 

Philippines

517 10th Avenue SW, Centre 10, 9th Floor
Calgary, AB, T2R 0A8, Canada
Telephone: (587) 577-1524
Email: fra_tr2@yahoo.com

 

Poland

6224 - 29 Street S.E.
Calgary, AB, T2E 7L8, Canada
Telephone: (403) 291-3455
Fax: (403) 287-7442

 

Romania

Old Y Centre, 223-12 Avenue SW, 203
Calgary, AB, T2R 0G9, Canada
Telephone: (587) 779-2690
Email: mserban@landmarkhealth.ca

 

Slovenia

Borden Ladner Gervais - Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900-520 -3rd Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB, T2P 0R3, Canada
Telephone: 403-542-0082
Email: alanross222@gmail.com

 

Sweden

15th Floor, Bankers Court, 850-2nd Street SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 0R8, Canada
Telephone: (403) 268-6889
Fax: (403) 268-3100

 

Switzerland

4053 Edgevalley Landing N.W.
Calgary, AB, T3A 5H5, Canada
Telephone: (403) 681-4204
Fax: (403) 206-7157

 

Turkey

288 Aspen Hills Close SW
Calgary, AB, T3H 0C8, Canada
Telephone: (403) 975-2841
Email: esarsu@sarsu.co

 

United Kingdom

5100-150 6th Avenue South West
Calgary, AB, T2P 2V7, Canada
Telephone: (403) 705-1755
Fax: (403) 538-0121

 

United States of America

615 Macleod Trail S.E., Suite 1000
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4T8, Canada
Telephone: (403) 266-8962 / 266-8692 x 0 (24h)
Fax (403) 266-6630

 

Yemen

239 Hampshire Place, North West
Calgary, AB, T3A 4Y7, Canada
Telephone: (403) 804-8669
Fax: (403) 232-0582
Email: nadersaidi@shaw.ca

Need more information?

Katie Findlay

Business Development Manager, Global Development

Cell Phone: (403) 969-9396

Office Phone: (403) 221-7885

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