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Canada Market Entry Workshop - San Diego

  • Knobbe Martens 12790 El Camino Real - Da Vinci Conference Center San Diego, CA, 92130 United States (map)

Join Us for a Canada Market Entry Workshop

MAPLE Business Council and The California Chancellor’s Office are excited to welcome businesses from across the San Diego region to a half-day workshop on doing business in Canada. In addition to being our friends and neighbors to the north, Canada represents California's second largest export market and Southern California's 4th highest source of foreign direct investment. 

If we are already trading and investing together, how can your business participate too?

We will be taking a deep-dive into the topic of successfully selling online to Canadian households. Learn from experts in the field and San Diego businesses already successfully selling into Canada. 

Our program also includes understanding both the cross-border tax and immigration law considerations for businesses interested in setting up operations in Canada, hiring talent and/or moving staff from the U.S. to Canada with expert speakers joining us from Toronto, Ontario.

This half-day program will equip participants with the knowledge and confidence to pursue Canadian market opportunities. 

Our Speakers

California Chancellor's Office Community Colleges 

Joshua Halpern is the Regional Director for Global Trade for the California Chancellor’s Office Community Colleges in San Diego. His work in San Diego focuses on bridging gaps between industry and faculty to encourage globally-focused careers. He founded and speaks regularly as an advisor for the Getting to Global Initiative (GtG). GtG is a transformational public/private partnership which brings together industry experts, business leaders and government officials to re-tool and empower U.S. small and medium-sized companies to sell more online, overseas. Prior to Getting to Global, Mr. Halpern was a commissioned and tenured Foreign Service Officer. During his tenure, Josh founded the eCommerce Innovation Lab for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Silicon Valley where he leveraged private sector solution to fast track companies into overseas markets. 

Trowbridge Professional Corporation

Todd Trowbridge and Ernie Nagratha, partners at Trowbridge Professional Corporation, a leading cross-border tax firm based in Toronto, will be discussing global mobility and corporate tax issues for businesses considering their operations in Canada and the United States.

Cumming & Partners

T. Andrew Cumming, founder and managing partner of the Toronto-based  immigration law firm, Cumming & Partners, will be discussing how to utilize a North American immigration platform to obtain a competitive advantage for your business through an overview of the strengths (and differences) of the U.S. and Canadian immigration systems and how they can be used together to facilitate a superior global mobility strategy.

9:00 - 10:00 am Cross-Border eCommerce Introduction 

10:00 -10:15 am Interview with Purolator International

10:15 - 10:30 am Interview with eCommerce Company #1

10:30 - 10:45 am Interview with eCommerce Company #2

10:45 - 11:00 am MAPLE Business Council Overview 

11:00 - 11:30 am Cross-Border Tax Considerations for U.S. Companies in Canada 

11:30 - Noon Immigration Considerations for U.S. Companies in Canada

Noon - 12:30 pm Networking 

Earlier Event: June 19
MAPLE Summer Reception: Toronto
Later Event: September 12
MAPLE Fall Reception - Los Angeles