The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

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Benoît Robert

Advisor, Export Acceleration Programs

Jérémie Bourque

Advisor, Export Acceleration Programs



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TAP: Develop your international business plan in just six weeks

Be one of the participating companies

  • The purpose of this national program is to support Canadian SMEs that are in the process of international export planning.
  • With over 500 alumni already, TAP holds events in Canada’s major cities.
  • Six-week program (four meetings of which two are workshops)
  • The cost of participation is $495 per company for a program whose value is estimated at $5,000.
  • Group workshops with 15 companies (two participants per company)
  • As part of the mentorship program, your business plan will be assessed by experts in your target markets.

Promising results

  • 18% annual growth on average per alumnus
  • 85% of alumni develop a new market (after 1 year)
  • x 1.8 revenue (in 3 years)
  • x 2.8 international revenue (in 3 years)


Why create an international business plan?

International development: Figures that speak for themselves

  • Only 10% of Quebec SMEs have an international presence, compared to 13% in Ontario, 12% in Manitoba and 11% in British Columbia.
  • 32% of French SMEs and 36% of German SMEs export.
  • 89% of Canadian exports go to the United States.
  • There is a real need for diversification. 

TAP in four points:

établir une feuille de route à l’interneTo establish an internal roadmap

Pour structurer une approche d’opportunitéTo develop a trade strategy

Pour anticiper les risquesTo anticipate risks (financial, customs...)

Pour demander du financementTo ask for financing

When to create an international business plan?

Upcoming dates

Cohorts in Montréal:

  • Cohort 5 (bilingual) – Manufacturing sector special: May 12, 13 and 26 and June 18, 2020 – Event TBC
  • Cohort 6 (in French): May 20, 21 and 28, and July 7, 2020 – Event TBC
  • Cohort 7 (in French) – Agrifood sector special: June–July 2020
  • Cohort 8 (in French) – Creative industries special: September 22, 23 and 29 and October 28, 2020
  • Cohort 10 (in French): October 20, 21 and 27 and November 26, 2020
  • Cohort 11 (in English): November 3, 4 and 10 and December 8, 2020
  • Cohort 13 (in French) – Startup and tech industry special: January 19, 20 and 28 and February 24, 2021

Cohorts outside Montréal:

  • Cohort 9 in Québec City (in French): October 7, 8 and 14 and November 12, 2020
  • Cohort 12 (city TBC) (in French): October–November 2020
  • Cohort 14 in Lévis (in French): February–March 2021
  • Cohort 15 (city TBC) (in French): February–March 2021

* The Acclr experts reserve the right to modify or cancel the dates above.


Criteria for admission*

  • Generate a minimum of $500K
  • Be in business for at least two years
  • Dedicate at least one high-ranking representative to the program for four days

*The WTCM reserves the right to accept or reject any and all companies, whether or not they respect the criteria above.

Program created by the World Trade Centre Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

National partners

Delivery partner :

Acclr, through its international trade department, receives financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

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