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Languages Canada celebrates success of Colombia trade mission

Languages Canada brought 15 members – representing universities, colleges, and private sector language programs – to Bogotá, Colombia to meet with nearly 30 agencies representing Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama. At the opening reception, participating members had the opportunity to meet with Donald Bobiash, Ambassador of Canada to Colombia, as well as representatives from local universities and institutions who are involved in internationalization of language education. Members also had the option of joining a city tour following the official trade mission activities.

“The Latin America Languages Canada mission was an effective targeted marketing investment,” said Cath D’Amico of Trent University, who took part in the mission. “The participation of pre-screened agents suited to language programs, K-12 and post-secondary resulted in productive meetings over two busy days. The event was well-organized from start to finish, and even the smallest bumps were smoothed over with minimal disruption.”

This trade mission was made possible thanks to support from the Embassy of Canada in Colombia, funding from Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA), and key sponsorship from our Diamond sponsor, International Insurance. 

The next Languages Canada trade mission will take place January 30 – February 1, 2017 in Milan, Italy, with agents from Milan as well as Switzerland and Eastern Europe participating. A few spaces are still available for this mission which has GOA support to assist with per diems and airfare for participating programs.  For more information on Languages Canada trade missions, please contact Charbel Moreno .

Clockwise from top, centre: English School of Canada with Colombian agent; Members enjoy a tour of Bogota; LC board members meet with representatives of the Colombian military; Charbel Moreno (LC) and Lucia Quigly from before the start of the mission; Charbel with Felicity Borgal (LC) and François Payeur (Embassy of Canada); Members meet with agents.