BOXARR CEO Alasdair Pettigrew has recently returned from a delegation to the 11th Toronto Global Forum (TGF) in Canada with Export Champions led by Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council Chairman Lord Marland and the Chief Executive of Royal Mail Group, Moya Greene.
CommonwealthFirst were invited to participate in the TGF that carried the theme of “Redefining Globalisation” during a year when both Canada and Ottawa are celebrating their 150th anniversary and the new Canada-EU Free Trade Agreement came into force.
BOXARR along with other Export Champions had a chance to participate in briefings with Councillor Michael Thompson from the City of Toronto, The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister for International Trade Ontario and a host of Canadian leaders, trade organisations, accelerators and research institutions. The programme even included a Beethoven Concert by the world-leading Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the Roy Thomson Hall.
The visit to Toronto, Canada was the third SME trade mission and follows successful visits to Malaysia/Singapore and the inaugural venture last November to Delhi as part of the India-UK Tech Summit, attended by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.