Every year, instead of sending holiday greetings out to all clients, customers and our network via mail and email, Kisserup donates funds to a Non-for Profit organization within one of the global communities where we are working. For 2020, as we worked throughout the Arctic region for the Arctic Future Challenge youth entrepreneurship competition, we have chosen to make our annual holiday donation in support of The Arctic Youth Network, a youth-founded and youth-led non-profit organization supporting a global network of youth through international cooperation and capacity-building across the Arctic region.
Interested in supporting Arctic youth and learning more about the incredible initiatives taking place at AYN? Reach out today HERE!
Apie N'Da participated in the Start Up Challenge pitch competition organized by the Centre for Women In Business, held in November 2020, to receive additional business support and in hopes of winning the competition to support purchasing inventory and growing her online presence. She attended the weekly training, worked one-on-one with her program mentor Allison Thorne, an international trade consultant with Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc, and delivered a final pitch that both impressed and inspired the judging panel.
Read the complete article here.
The Kisserup Team would like to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to all the regional winners, national winners, and nominees of the Arctic Future Challenge!
Further thanks to the Project Team (featured below), North Star Explorers, Ecosystem Partners, Jury Members, Mentors, all of you who voted and to the AWESOME Arctic Circle Secretariat for hosting the Award Show!
The Arctic Future Challenge was made possible by funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Governments of Denmark, Iceland, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.
The Arctic Future Challenge Award Show is happening November 26 2020!
The Arctic Future Challenge Award Show will take place on November 26 on the The Arctic Circle VIRTUAL Platform!
With over 400 nominations from across the Arctic, we are so excited to reveal the three Regional Winners of the competition!
Your can register for the show here.
The Arctic Future Challenge was made possible by funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Governments of Denmark, Iceland, Faroe Islands, and Greenland. The Ministers from the four governments will give speeches during the Award Show.
As part of the Arctic Future Challenge #youthentrepreneruship competition, our Pan-Arctic National Finalists were engaged in creating Pitch Videos to support their online public presence for the National and upcoming Regional voting rounds, which opens on August 24, 2020 at www.arcticfuturechallenge.org!
Check out all of our incredible youth entrepreneurs pitch videos online by clicking on this link HERE!
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland
Government of Greenland
Government of the Faroe Islands
The Kisserup team is pleased to be collaborating with the Centre for Women in Business and the ACOA - APECA on this innovative, virtual Pan-Atlantic trade mission to Jamaica and Miami!
A great, quick read from notes in the media, Huddle.Today, on the mission, check it out: https://huddle.today/virtual-trade-mission-to-jamaica-a-success-except-you-miss-out-on-jerk-chicken/
Kisserup was delighted to have facilitated the June 11, 2020 webinar on How to find a Business Partner in Canada supported by the CETA Market Access Program for EU Businesses. Kisserup President & CEO presented on a foray into Canadian economy, business culture and a step-by-step process on how to find a business partner in Canada. It is with great pleasure to say 265 individuals attended the webinar including 158 EU based SMEs!
Watch the webinar at this link HERE
Kisserup sends sincere thanks to the European Union CETA Market Access Program for EU Businesses and Development Solutions for their collaboration on this excellent and productive initiative!
We are so pleased to share the following fantastic resource from Catalonia Trade & Investment! A great tool for SMEs looking to connect with potential partners in Europe.
The Catalonia Industry Suppliers provides information on companies, products and productive capacities in Catalonia, Spain so that international companies can find suppliers and partners easily, whether it be products or services. All companies in the directory have been vetted by staff, have more than 10 employees or a turnover of over €2M, have export capacity and experience. The directory provides information on over 3,000 Catalan companies, which can be selected by industry, application, turnover, number of employees and location.
For all information visit http://catalonia.com/
With over 40 billion euros of exports per year, Canada is a major market for European goods. The CETA Market Access Programme will be hosting its second webinar of a series, geared towards supporting EU business access into the Canadian market under the framework of CETA, enhancing free trade between the EU and Canada since its recent provisional implementation.
Join Kisserup CEO and Founder Pernille Fischer Boulter on June 11 2020 as she presents on:
-An introduction to Canada’s economy at the federal and provincial levels
-The existing EU-Canada relationship
-A brief foray into Canadian business culture and a step-by-step process on how to find a business partner in Canada
-A hands-on approach to operating in Canada, including visa procedures, labour mobility requirements, legal and logistical steps to merging with or acquisition of Canadian companies, and much more
Kisserup is very proud to be part of this wonderful initiative! Get onboard and nominate #arcticyouth today!
Questions? Please visit www.arcticfuturechallenge.org today for all competition details!
The key to future cooperation in the Arctic lies in the hands of the youth. The younger generations of the Arctic will be responsible for the future sustainable development of the region, and their skills in innovation and entrepreneurship are a precondition for future economic growth and social development. Therefore, the Governments of Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland have chosen to acknowledge youth as a key political priority. Arctic Future Challenge has been created and the concept of the idea was launched at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland in October 2019 by the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jeppe Kofod. The aim of the competition is to strengthen entrepreneurship and innovation among the Arctic youth, and to create awareness of the Arctic as a region with entrepreneurial business and investment potential.
The Kisserup Team is making the best of current COVID-19 circumstances and adhering to Government recommendations by working from home. We are pleased to be bringing all of our services to you, our valued clients and partners, in new and innovative online ways! From our home offices to yours, we wish you the very best of health and business.
From June 3rd-6th, Kisserup had the opportunity to participate in the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver.
Held every three years, Women Deliver brings together people from across a multitude of sectors, issues, and cultures. Women Deliver is a fueling station where organizations and individuals leave re-energized, knowledgeable, connected, and challenged to think outside the box.
Kisserup partook in a many sessions including How Business Can Build a “Future of Work” that Works for Women, New Tools for Turning data into gender Equality Advocacy across the SDGs, and The Power of Integration & Scale: Driving big global social change.
Kisserup sends a huge thank you to the Women Deliver organization for an exceptional week of learning, growth and fun.
Last week Kisserup visited the #WorldBankGroup Vendor Forum in Washington, DC.
We had the opportunity to learn more about the World Bank Group and their current initiatives, network with the other vendors and listen to inspiring guest speakers.
It was truly a remarkable experience and we are looking forward to the next visit!
Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc. managed the organizations and logistics of the Atlantic Canada Mission to the Hannover Messe 2019. The aim of the mission was to expose Atlantic Canadian food related companies to leading innovation and digital transformation processes to better target technologies and partnerships that can increase productivity and exports in Atlantic Canada. The Hannover Fair (Hannover Messe) is one of the world’s largest trade fairs focusing on industrial technologies with over 6,800 exhibitors and around 250,000 visitors every year. The fair is held annually in April at the Hannover Fairgrounds.
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) in partnership with the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CM&E) led the initiative. 13 Atlantic Canada firms participated in the mission.
As part of the April 2019 Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency & Sobey School of Business Executive MBA Trade Mission to Denmark, the Canadian delegation had the opportunity to visit the Novo Nordisk Headquarters in Bagsværd, Denmark. Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. They employ approximately 43,200 people in 80 countries, and markets its products in more than 170 countries. The tour at Novo Nordisk included lunch and a presentation on the company’s global strategy and historical linkages to Canada. For more information on Novo Nordisk please see the website: https://www.novonordisk.com/
Kisserup would like send its sincerest thanks to the Canadian Embassy in Copenhagen for their wonderful support of the Canadian delegation during their time in Denmark.
#ACOA #SMU #NovoNordisk
The Women Empowered through Export (WE-XPORT) program is an initiative launched by Caribbean Export, designed to support Caribbean women in business to start exporting or increase the exports of their products and services. Under WE-XPORT, Kisserup was selected as a mentor to coach women entrepreneurs in Jamaica, Bahamas and Suriname representing the specialty food, health, beauty and personal care sectors.
Over a three month period during the summer of 2018, Kisserup worked closely with each exceptional woman, providing targeted assistance focused on key areas such as product development, marketing & promotional Strategies, market intelligence and export readiness.
Since the end of the mentoring program, Kisserup has been proud to watch each entrepreneur achieve tremendous new success with the growth of their businesses. Read some of their inspirational stories below!
December 2018: Each holiday season, Kisserup donates funds to a charity that is actively involved within one of the global regions where we are working. This year, we have chosen UPAVIM – A Guatemalan Women’s Organization. UPAVIM is a 75+ member cooperative association with more than 70 members working as seamstresses and doing handicrafts. In addition, UPAVIM provides employment for the women of the community as teachers, nurses, administrators, cooks, cleaners, secretaries, bakers and soy producers. UPAVIM Crafts (Artesanias) is the heart of UPAVIM. UPAVIM Crafts exports beautiful fair trade gifts and crafts around the world, and financially supports the Children’s Center and Alternative Learning Center. In addition to Artesanias, UPAVIM proudly runs its own bakery, soy factory and health clinic. To learn more about UPAVIM or to donate please visit: www.upavim.org