LightCastle Assists TFO Canada in Conducting 2-day Export Readiness Training Program

LightCastle Analytics Wing
November 26, 2021
LightCastle Assists TFO Canada in Conducting 2-day Export Readiness Training Program

As the local coordinator for the “Women in Trade for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth (WITISG)” project, LightCastle Partners recently assisted Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada and the SME Foundation (SMEF) in completing the Export Readiness Training for Agro-Processing Sector SMEs.

The training was held on November 14 and 15, 2021 at the Incubation Center of the SME Foundation. WITISG is a 5-year project funded by Global Affairs Canada which aims to contribute to inclusive growth in the economy by increasing the percentage of women in international trade as exporters and by increasing the share of exports generated by women-led Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

The first day of the training was led by Omar Farhan Khan, Senior Business Consultant at LightCastle Partners. The following sessions were conducted on Day 1:

  1. Trade and Gender, conducted by Md. Nazrul Islam, Deputy Secretary of MoPA
  2. Environment and Climate Change & Socially Responsible Business Practices, conducted by Ahmad Sadequl Amin, E&CC/CSR Consultant
  3. Export Readiness, delivered by Fahim-Bin-Asmat, DGM at SMEF.

The training on Day 2 started off with a session on:

  1. Building an Export Plan, conducted by Md. Majbahul Islam, Research Manager at BFTI.
  2. Identifying Your Target Market/Customer, conducted by Md Masudur Rahman, AGM at SMEF.
  3. How to Build an Online Presence, conducted by Jannatul Ferdous, CEO of Kaaru.
  4. Export Documentation and Customs, conducted by Md. Nazrul Islam, Deputy Secretary of MoPA.

The two-day training was concluded with a closing ceremony along with a certificate awarding ceremony. The ceremony was attended by distinguished members of SMEF and Dr. Mafizur Rahman, MD of SMEF, was the chief guest of the ceremony.

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WRITTEN BY: LightCastle Analytics Wing

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