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The Global Commerce Centre delivers research and insights to help our members make informed decisions in response to the challenges and opportunities of participating in the global economy.

Benefits of Membership

Members of the Global Commerce Centre benefit from:

  • Early exposure to independent, analytically-sound research on market opportunities abroad
  • Exposure to emerging thinking on the dynamics of global supply chains and successful business and government strategies
  • The opportunity to network with business and government leaders to explore solutions to overcoming trade and investment barriers.

Members meet twice annually and participate in webinars to discuss topics of mutual interest in a confidential setting. Based on members’ priority concerns, Centre staff identify discussion topics, relevant research, and key thinkers. Recent topics of discussion include: trade diversification, digital trade, tools to help SMEs reach new markets, foreign direct investment and strategies to strengthen Canada’s regions and innovation ecosystem, clean tech trade opportunities, inclusive trade, promising sectors for Canadian companies in high growth markets, the impact of emerging markets on Canadian trade, Canada’s changing role in global supply chains, opportunities in China and Canada's investment policies.

Who Should Join

  • Federal, provincial and municipal government officials responsible for trade and investment analysis, trade policy development, trade and investment negotiations, and trade and investment promotion;

  • Economic development agencies;

  • Executives responsible for international business strategies and operations, international marketing, government relations, and management of global supply chains.

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“GCC’s regular webinars have provided great professional development for my staff.”

—Christine Little, Assistant Deputy Minister,
B.C. Ministry of International Trade