April, 2019

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency & Sobey School of Business Executive MBA Trade 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.  


March, 2019

Kisserup Mentors Caribbean Women Entrepreneurs under WE-XPORT Program

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

Kisserup Holiday Tradition

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 

November, 2018

SIUA INUvation Greenland Entrepreneurial Showcase

The SIUA INUvation Greenland Entrepreneurial Showcase was held on November 13th & 14th, 2018 in Nuuk, Greenland. The event, attended by 13 international buyers, The Nordic Museum in Seattle, UN Women and Art Shapers brought together global attendees and Greenlandic entrepreneurs to promote business opportunities, sustainable export and to facilitate collaboration. The showcase allowed for exposure of Greenlandic companies nationally and internationally as an inspiration and display of the products of the entrepreneurs. For more information on SIUA INUvation please visit: https://www.siua.gl/

November, 2018

Grow Export  Phase 2 Trade Mission to Boston

In alignment with a key pillar of the Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy, Kisserup was contracted to provide matchmaking and organizational services for a Pan-Atlantic Trade Mission for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the four Atlantic provinces. The mission was designed to increase the number of export-ready firms across the region. This project was a follow-up in-market export mission from November 25 – 29, 2018 in Boston for companies who have completed Phase 1 of the Grow Export Program. For more information on the Grow Export Program Phase 1 & 2 please visit: www.atlanticgrowexport.ca

October, 2018

The Pacific Islands Forum Collaborative Leadership Workshop

Kisserup was contracted by the Pacific Islands Forum (PIFS) to deliver an interactive workshop on the topic of Collaborative Leadership. The workshop took place over a two-day period from October 15-16, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. The workshop was attended by 18 members of the Pacific Islands Secretariat. Participants also received a Thomas Profile Assessment as part of the workshop designed and facilitated by Kisserup. For more information on the Pacific Islands Forum and their mission please see: https://www.forumsec.org/

September, 2018

Canadian European Trade Agreement Workshop Nova Scotia Protocol Office

On September 12th, 2018, Kisserup presented during a workshop on Canadian European Trade Agreement (CETA) arranged by the Nova Scotia Protocol Office in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The presentation reviewed the Canada European Trade Agreement, its impact in the first 10 months since implementation, and the opportunities that continue to exist. For more information on CETA please see: CETA.

September 2016 - March 2017

Increase cross-border trade in services from eco-tourism/bird-based industry under the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement

In general, Honduras is a fantastic destination for bird watching. It has rain and dry forests, beaches, coral reefs and a variety of protected areas, with a plethora of species. Kisserup International Trade Roots leaded the project. For more information click below.

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