July 22, 2024

Business Club

Logo for the Westcoast International Virtual Business Club

VISION: The basic mission of the Westcoast International Virtual Business Club is to foster global business connections, provide professional development opportunities, and facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas among business professionals through virtual networking, events, and resources.

The MEMBERSHIP FORM IS NOW AVAILABLE here: WIVBC Membership Form

Upcoming Events

September 26th, 2024 – International Investing

October 23, 2024 – International Communication and Protocol

November 25, 2024 – Global Marketing Strategies

December 17, 2024 – International Innovation and Entrepreneurship

January 25, 2025 – International Risk Management and Legal Issues

A new service I am offering on my new website is the “Westcoast International Virtual Business Club”, which will bring people from Europe together with people in North America to discuss business and share ideas, strategies, and opportunities. Through this innovative platform, members will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals across continents, fostering international collaboration and expanding their networks.

Who Is An Ideal Member?

Students looking for International Business Opportunities
Employers Looking to Hire Overseas
Import/Export Companies
Looking for new clients/customers/buyers
Those who want to break into the International Markets
Anyone planning an International Move
Those selling products/services in multiple countries

What are we not?

We are not a chamber of commerce
We are not a business association
We are not sponsored by the government
We do not provide legal or accounting services
We cannot guarantee profit

This club will depend on its members supporting each other to foster a collaborative and thriving community dedicated to exploring and excelling in the realm of international business.

Whether you are an entrepreneur seeking global expansion, a seasoned business leader looking for fresh perspectives, or a newcomer eager to tap into the expertise of industry veterans, the Westcoast International Virtual Business Club offers a dynamic space for knowledge exchange and mutual growth. Join us as we bridge the gap between Europe and Western Canada, unlocking new possibilities and forging meaningful connections in the ever-evolving landscape of international business.

BASIC FEES for 2024

  • Corporate $197 | Entrepreneur $97 | Students $27
  • The next meeting will be held on September 26, 2024 at 10 am on Zoom.
  • Details TBA

We Are Looking for Members from Germany!

The Why:

More than 1000 bilateral collaborations have been established between German and Canadian research and intermediary organizations, universities and the private sector since the signing of the German-Canadian Intergovernmental Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation in 1971.

Auswärtiges Amt

This membership-driven organization will start in Vancouver and work out from there, eventually expanding to German-speaking parts of Europe, such as Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg etc. The idea is to promote each other and to learn strategies and tips on how to expand our business reach. By beginning in Vancouver, we establish a strong foundation rooted in the vibrant business community of Western Canada, leveraging local expertise and resources to support our members’ growth. We are also reaching out to Toronto and Montreal, as there is a strong German-speaking presence in each of these two provinces. Contact Elke Porter at 604 828 8788 (text/talk) if you have any questions.