“From Export to Investment” ~ A discussion on entering the UK Market

When:
November 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018-11-19T18:00:00-05:00
2018-11-19T20:00:00-05:00

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OUR EXPERT PANEL!

Rita Patlan Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade

page2image5008176Rita helps Ontario-based companies in the aerospace, defense and security and clean tech sectors grow their export sales in Europe. Her previous roles include working with the Ministry to help Ontario-based companies in the clean tech sector export to the United States, and president of Global Strategies Consulting Services, providing strategic direction, market readiness assessments and export business planning to businesses expanding into foreign markets.

In addition to her time as an entrepreneur, she was Chair of the Toronto Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada and spent six years as Senior Trade Advisor with the trade promotion arm of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and 16 years as Trade Consultant with the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto.

KC is the founder and Managing Director of Red Dot Digital, launched in 2014, bringing greater diversity and her signature dynamic approach to the world of digital and social media. Her previous roles include managing digital and social media for Deloitte Canada and its global team and directing social media for Ford.

Since 2016, KC has been a lecturer at the Grenoble School of Management in Paris for the Master’s program in Digital Strategy. She recently joined the WMBA Advisory Board at Imperial College in London, UK. As a member of the Women Executive Network(WXN) since 2016, KC has written articles pertaining to women’s entrepreneurship, such as “200 Million Female Entrepreneurs Can’t Be Wrong!” Most recently, she won OWIT-Toronto’s JoAnna Townsend Excellence Award in September 2018.

KC Goundiam, Red Dot Digital Inc.

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KC is the founder and Managing Director of Red Dot Digital, launched in 2014, bringing greater diversity and her signature dynamic approach to the world of digital and social media. Her previous roles include managing digital and social media for Deloitte Canada and its global team and directing social media for Ford.

Since 2016, KC has been a lecturer at the Grenoble School of Management in Paris for the Master’s program in Digital Strategy. She recently joined the WMBA Advisory Board at Imperial College in London, UK. As a member of the Women Executive Network(WXN) since 2016, KC has written articles pertaining to women’s entrepreneurship, such as “200 Million Female Entrepreneurs Can’t Be Wrong!” Most recently, she won OWIT-Toronto’s JoAnna Townsend Excellence Award in September 2018.

Kelly White, UK Department for International Trade

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Kelly White is an Investment Associate with the UK Department for International Trade. Based in Toronto, Kelly supports Canadian businesses that are interested in establishing a physical presence in the UK. Kelly works with companies from a broad range of sectors to ensure that their entry into the UK market is seamless and that they are aware of the plethora of support available.

Previously, Kelly was a policy advisor to the Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, advising on a number of files including the resettlement of refugees, business migration, foreign credential recognition, and the integration of newcomers in Canada. Through her role as Manager of Engagement for Women in Foreign Policy, Kelly is passionate about supporting greater female participation in foreign fora –including international trade.

Proudly sponsored by:

We thank Gowling WLG for their support in providing the venue and refreshments for this event. Registration fees collected will be directed to OWIT-Toronto and the BCCTC, both of which are not-for-profit organizations