April 8, 2004

York Region holding series of seminars on global market opportunities


NEWMARKET –  The Regional Municipality of York is holding a series of seminars to assist companies with their exporting efforts entitled “Diversification: Striving for Export Opportunities in Foreign Markets”. 
 
The United States represents only 4.6% of the world’s population according to the United Nations.  Double-digit contributors are Asia at 60.7%, Europe at 12% and Africa at 13.37%.  Canadian exporters to India in 2002 were valued at $674 million and growing.
 
The following seminars will familiarize companies with the programs and information needed to succeed in the global marketplace.  They will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Country Club, located at 8905 Bathurst Street (near Hwy 7) in Richmond Hill:
 
• Wednesday, April 21st – Explore European Opportunities
• Wednesday, June 30th – Explore Asian/Pacific Opportunities
• Wednesday, September 22nd – Explore Middle Eastern Opportunities
• Wednesday, November 17th – Explore Latin American Opportunities
 
Cost is $25 per seminar or $75 for the series of four seminars.  Space is limited.  For more information and/or to register, contact Ellen Ma, Economic Development Co-ordinator, York Region, at 1-877-464-9675, Ext. 1509 or via e-mail at ellen.ma@region.york.on.ca
 
 
Contact:   Wendy Lewis, Corporate Communications, York Region
- (905) 830-4444 or  (416) 297-9696, Ext. 1238
- Email: wendy.lewis@region.york.on.ca

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

 
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