Supply chains around the world are the arteries of global commerce, enabling trade flows worth tens of trillions of dollars annually in merchandise and
services trade alone.
The GTPA is pleased to partner with Opus Learning Institute, the International Trade Council, InterAnalysis and the University of Sussex to introduce a brand-new Executive Bootcamp for trade and supply chain professionals.
This exclusive programme provides the gold standard in skill and competency development for individuals and institutions in the professional practice of trade-related disciplines.
Given the current uncertainty around traditional trading partnerships for Canadian business, this programme will assist companies to look towards alternative market options and new trade corridors. It will also prepare your business to manage trade uncertainty.
Doing business globally and maintaining a competitive edge requires the development of new skills and knowledge.
This programme will provide individuals and the companies they work for with a balance of practical skills for international trade and the international trade policy knowledge needed to be successful on the global stage.
The programme provides a combination of strategy, theory, technical trade skills and trade policy knowledge, ensuring that you and your organisation are equipped to conduct profitable global trade.
The management of supply chain integrity and security as well as export regulations are just two vital issues businesses will have to take more ownership of in the future, and this course will help you do just that, allowing you to leverage a real competitive advantage in your sector.
What will you receive?
- Participation in the executive programme with access to global experts in international trade and supply chain management
- One-on-one tailored support throughout the programme, with global experts in international trade and supply chain management
- Workshop booklets/ case studies/ tools materials
- A summary report for companies to use for internal reviews
- Free ISO/IEC 17024 certification for all attendees
- Discounted ISO/IEC 17065 certification for all businesses
Location: Vancouver CBD, BC
Costs: USD $16,500 per individual, or $15,000 per individual for an organisation that enrols more than 2 staff members. All costs are eligible to be reclaimed through the B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG), which provides up to $8 million in funding for employers to support skills training for their current and new employees in the fiscal year 2018/2019.
Applying: the GTPA can only accept a maximum of 25 participants in this initial programme. Please register an expression of interest by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and an application form will be sent to you to complete or completing the below enquiry form to register your expression of interest no later than 1 October 2018.
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.