Succeed In International Markets with the TAP Program


The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is proud to host KW’s first Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), facilitated by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and the World Trade Centre Toronto.  This dynamic, hands-on workshop is geared to provide companies with access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, giving them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector. 

TAP graduates report an average growth of 42% in export sales one year after participation, and more than 85% of participants have entered new markets since completing the courseSince its launch in October 2015, TAP has expanded to more than 30 cities across Canada.

The average growth for participating in TAP is approximately a 70% increase in international sales in just 1 year after participation. TAP participants have gotten into markets such as China, Mexico, Japan, Italy, Sweden, US, UAE etc. The program’s goal is that participants are trade-ready to export their goods internationally.

Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber will be hosting the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) for the first time in September of 2019.

Cohort runs over the course of 7 weeks

  • 2-Day Workshop: September 16th & 17th
  • Export plan day: September 25th (just over a week after seminar)
  • Expert Mentoring Day: November 6th (takes place 5 weeks later, where an export plan is presented)

Learn how to apply by visiting the TAP page.