Media Advisory - Export awards celebrate southwestern Ontario business achievement

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Media Advisory - Export awards celebrate southwestern Ontario business achievement

TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ - Leading southwestern Ontario small and medium- sized firms will be recognized for their outstanding achievements in exporting at the fourth annual regional Ontario Global Traders Awards ceremony in Guelph on Thursday, March 21. The awards are sponsored by Ontario Exports Inc., the Government of Ontario's lead trade agency; RBC Global Services and their Partners in Trade.
This awards ceremony is part of a full day of activities that includes the Ontario Trade Days Forum. The forum features business leaders who will share success stories and insights into reaching global markets.

Event: Southwestern Ontario Global Traders Awards Ceremony/Ontario
Trade Days Forum

Location: River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St., Guelph

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2002

Time: Welcoming remarks: Karen Farbridge, Mayor,
City of Guelph 9:00 a.m.
Brenda Elliott, Minister of Intergovernmental
Affairs and MPP for Guelph-Wellington 9:05 a.m.
"Outlook for Ontario Exporters" (discussion) 9:10 a.m.
Trade Exhibits and Refreshment Break 10:20 a.m.
Exporters' Open Forum: "Managing Your Business
in an Age of Uncertainty" 10:40 a.m.
Start of Southwestern Ontario Global
Traders Awards Ceremony 1:20 p.m.
Opening remarks: Minister of Economic Development
and Trade Bob Runciman Awards wrap-up 2:45 p.m.
Photo-op and media interviews 3:00 p.m.

Disponible en français

For more information, call: 1-877-46TRADE or visit
For further information: Media contacts: Jamie Wallace, Minister's Office, (416) 325-8779; André Quenneville, Ontario Exports Inc., (416) 325-4676, (416) 726-0403(cell); Eric Shapiro, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, (416) 325-6698