Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is Canada's largest trade and industry association. Its purpose is: advocating for manufacturers and exporters; building a more competitive business environment; providing critical and timely intelligence; and, strengthening leadership through best practices and leveraging networks for business success.
A message from Craig Williams, Vice President, CME - British Columbia
We are pleased to partner with the Government of British Columbia and the sponsors of the BC Export Awards in acknowledging our leading exporters. Every year we receive upwards of 400 nominations and 200 applications from which the Top 25 Finalists are selected.
The Top 25 highlight the province's expertise and demonstrate the importance of BC's role in global trade.
With our continuing economic challenges, the importance of BC's manufacturing and exporting sector continues to undergo very significant changes to build on the economic recovery and to take advantage of the growing economies, especially those in Asia. We have already seen exports to the US from BC drop below 50% for the first time with most of the market share going to Pacific Rim countries. This sets us apart from every other province in Canada. Export development and diversification by our industries, supported by continued infrastructure investment by government, is critical to a prosperous and sustainable future and supporting the high quality of life of British Columbians.
In the recent past, driven primarily by changes in world markets and customer expectations, members of the BC Division of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters have, and continue to, develop leading edge products, technologies and services that not only serve customers here and throughout Canada, but the world over.
CME's BC Division is working hard to support the success of this sector. With a very active Board, membership and industry partners, we offer a very full program of events, services and funded programs that really do impact the top and bottom line.
Our strategic focus areas include:
- Improved productivity/competitiveness and product innovation
- Business development; in the US and globally
- Human Resource development
- Energy and the Environment
We deliver programs that provide:
- Effective advocacy
- Market/business intelligence
- Business development opportunities
- Best practices benchmarking
Please contact us to see how we can help you!
For more information on CME (http://www.cme-mec.ca/bc)