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EMC Strategic Interest Group Networking Events in Southern Ontario

Please join us for the upcoming Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) Strategic Interest Group (SIG) networking events in Southern Ontario on March 21st and 22nd, 2017 , which will address Financial Challenges related to Navigating SR&ED and Managing Currency Exposure. 

Attending these SIG event is a great opportunity to interact, share and discuss your best practices with your peers from other companies and learn more about:

Managing Currency Exposure
Dan Wright from Western Union Business Solutions will join us to discuss:
– Risks of foreign exchange exposure to your business.
– Solutions for foreign exchange, global payment and currency risk management challenges.

SR&ED 2017 Update and Best Practices
Jeff Mitobe, Engineering Manager from NorthBridge Consultants and Ross Cooper from EMC will be on hand to discuss and take questions around this topic:
– Understanding SR&ED and any pertinent recent changes.
– Applicable projects and how best practices around the application process.
– Round table Question and Answer portion where you may ask the experts specific questions relevant to your potential investments.

Agenda Items:

  • Welcome, Introductions & EMC Update
  • Discussion as per SIG below
  • Roundtable Networking, Plant Tour & Host Feedback (Please bring Safety Shoes)

Event Details:

DURHAM / BELLEVILLE / QUINTE & COBURG
Date: March 21st, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (arrive 15min before)
Location:
Continental Conveyor is our host. Event will be held at the Strathcona Paper Center -16 McPherson Drive, Napanee (MAP LINK) Tour to follow at Continental Conveyor! http://www.continentalconveyor.ca/index.html

OTTAWA / OTTAWA VALLEY & SURROUNDING AREAS
Date: March 22nd, 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm (arrive 15min before)
Location:
M Con Products Inc. – 2150 Richardson Side Road, Carp, ON (MAP LINK) http://www.mconproducts.com/

BROCKVILLE / CORNWALL / HAWKESBURY / MORRISBURG / SMITH FALLS / PERTH
Date: March 22nd, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am (arrive 15min before)
Location: 
Eaton Electrical – 9 Industrial Road, Perth, ON (MAP LINK) http://www.eatoncanada.ca/EatonCA/index.htm

** To register please contact Jeff Mitobe **

Going Global – Winter 2016 Newsletter

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Trade

Editor’s Welcome — Navigating Around Trade Barriers

Venturing into new market territory is marked by risk and uncertainty, but can also bring many rewards and opportunities. For a country, increased trade can lead to greater Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita, higher skilled employees and technology related jobs, and lower cost of consumer products… Read more.

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Trade and Export Statistics

  • Canada is the 11th largest export economy in the world and the 23rd most complex economy, according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).
  • Despite positive growth in trade volume, the dollar value of world merchandise exports declined by 14% in 2015, to US$ 16.0 trillion, as export prices fell by 15%… Read more.
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Global Trade for Canadian Businesses

There’s been an unusual amount of chatter about trade and trade agreements lately. That’s not surprising considering the prominence of trade debate in the recent U.S. presidential election campaigns… Read more.

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Reducing the Risk of Exporting

In order to mitigate various barriers and risks to trade, the Canadian government provides export financing, insurance, expertise and other business solutions to Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) registered in Canada through various federal and provincial programs… Read more.

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Canada’s Free Trade Agreements

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will benefit the advanced manufacturing, agri-food, metal/mineral sectors. The European Union is the world’s largest economy, with 500 million people and annual economic activity of almost $17 trillion… Read more.

Strategic Interest Group Events in Northern Ontario

Please join us for the upcoming Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) Strategic Interest Group (SIG) networking events in Sudbury (March 1st, 2017) and North Bay (March 2nd, 2017).

Attending these SIG event is a great opportunity to interact, share and discuss your best practices with your peers from other companies and learn more about:

  • Currency exchange uncertainties that are impacting manufacturers doing business with supply chain and/or customers in international markets. Managing this is an integral part of 2017’s day-to-day business!
  • Best practices to successfully navigate the SR&ED program, tips to maximize claim size, pitfalls to watch out for including Audit review tips for CRA Financial and/or Technical reviews.

Event Details:

SUDBURY
Date: March 1st, 2017
Location: NORCAT center, upstairs Boardroom. 1545 Maley Dr. Sudbury, ON P3A
4R7. (MAP)

NORTH BAY
Date: March 2nd, 2017
Location: Metso Minerals Canada Inc. 28 Commerce Crescent, North Bay, Ontario,
P1B 8K4. (MAP)

** To register please contact Jeff Mitobe **

Agenda Items:

  • Arrive/coffee (7.45-8am)
  • SIG (8-10am)
    • Welcome, Introductions & EMC Update
    • Presentation and discussion as per SIG below
  • Round table Networking

SIG Presentation and Discussion:

  • Foreign Exchange Best Practices
    Dan Wright from Western Union will join us to discuss:
    – successful solutions for foreign exchange, global payment, and currency risk management challenges
    – identifying foreign exchange exposure and risks to your business
  • SR&ED 2015 Update and Best Practices
    Jeff Mitobe from NorthBridge will join us to discuss:
    – update on SR&ED program changes impacting manufacturers claims
    – SR&ED claim best practices for industry, pitfalls to watch out for, and audit review tips
  • Round table
    An opportunity to ask your peers questions on any topic.
    As always, you’ll have ample opportunity to interact and discuss with your peers from other companies.

Smart Financing for Startups- Seminar & Networking Event in Toronto

Enjoy a night of networking and learning in Toronto’s Cultural Incubator!

Please join us for a networking event and an informative seminar to learn from industry experts about key topics on financing for start-ups .

At this event you will be hearing from several experts on key topics including:

  • Accounting for Start-ups
  • How your Financials speak to VCs
  • Budgeting for Marketing and ROI
  • Introduction to Government Funding

Expert panelists include Tammy Armes from Tammy Armes Accounting, 9 PROX Creative Media, Gerry Fung from NorthBridge Consultants and a guest Venture Capitalist (TBA).

Event Details:
Date:
Thursday January 26th, 2017
Time:
6PM – 9PM (EST)
Location:
Tract 9 building.358 Dufferin St, Unit 112, ON M6K 1Z8 Toronto, ON (VIEW MAP)
Booking/Reservation:
Tickets are on sale for $10. Please register on Eventbrite:

 

New Deadlines Imposed for Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Applications

In the recent November 2016 Fall Economic Statement, the Province proposed an application deadline for OIDMTC which passed into law on December 8, 2016. To be eligible for the OIDMTC companies must apply by the day that is 18 months after the end of the company’s taxation year during which development of the eligible product(s) was completed. This 18 month application deadline is in effect the day that is six months after November 14, 2016.

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