Canadian SMEs Going International: Key Insights
The Conference Board of Canada
April 28, 2009
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a growing force in Canada’s export-based economy, accounting for more than a third of the total value of sales abroad. But although many SMEs have internationalized successfully, many others have tried and failed. This webinar looks at how well Canadian SMEs are doing in global markets and what particular challenges they face. It will explore the internationalization strategies that have proven effective.
Louis Thériault, Director of the Conference Board’s International Trade and Investment, Centre, will explore the success factors and challenges for Canadian SMEs going international. Find out if there is a supporting role for governments and other businesses. Small and medium-sized enterprises represent the future of Canada, both in terms of their contributions to the growth of our economy and in terms of their growing economic clout. Find out what decision makers in SMEs need to be thinking about.