Business Beyond Borders

Business Beyond Borders provides guidance and support as you explore the possibility of market expansion. The program helps you identify the right opportunities for you and your business, and develop the confidence and skills needed to pursue your growth plans. 

With Business Beyond Borders you can:

  • Explore the possibilities of market expansion. We will help you assess your global readiness and understand what you need to do to take your business to new markets.

  • Tap into AWE’s knowledge and expertise of international markets. When you are in unfamiliar territory, sometimes you need a tour guide. Our team has a wealth of experience and information on how to build strong connections and how to do business in various markets.

  • Identify the right opportunities for you and your business. In a world of opportunity, it can be difficult to determine where to focus your energy. Business Beyond Borders pinpoints where you need to be, and what you need to do to get there.

  • Access personalized advice and support. Whether you are considering new markets, or already exporting, our team is ready to support you every step of the way.

Upcoming Opportunities

Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) trade mission to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference and Business Fair, June 25-27, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference and Business Fair is being held in Baltimore, MD on in June 25 – 27, 2019. If you’re looking to grow your revenue through international markets, then we invite you to join our delegation.

This event is the largest conference of its kind in North America with corporate and government buyers connecting with women business leaders from over 18 countries. Attendees will enjoy tailored Canadian programming and three days of speakers, executive workshops, matchmaking and networking opportunities, including the WBENC Business Fair– the largest of its kind with more than 300 exhibitors and procurement specialists.

The early bird deadline to register for WBENC is April 2, 2019.

There are 2 steps to register for the trade mission:

1) Review the trade mission-related events and register for the ones that you would like to attend.

2) Email BWIT ( to register in the national trade mission and create a company profile.

Go for the Greens Business Development Conference for Women Entrepreneurs, September 18-21, 2019, Orlando, Florida

BWIT will lead a trade mission to Go for the Greens Business Development Conference in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Miami. The conference is a high-level, boutique event that offers exclusive access to companies and government agencies that can help women-owned businesses secure contracts. The trade mission will offer one-on-one business matchmaking meetings, educational programming, valuable networking and a golf networking event! As part of the BWIT trade mission, delegates have an opportunity to apply for a conference scholarship which will cover full conference registration cost and golf networking event.

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