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Discover the strategic advantages of doing business in Savannah

Series: Business Markets to Discover
Broaden your knowledge of international markets and ask our guest experts your questions.
Virtual activities and content The speech will be held in English.

Principal Sponsor


  • Jessie Jenkins Director of Research & Trade Development
    World Trade Center Savannah

    See biography
  • John Petrino Director of Business Development and International Marketing
    Georgia Ports Authority
    See biography

Desjardins International Meetings in a nutshell

Series: Discovering New Markets

This series is offered in the framework of the Desjardins Internation@l Meetings. Meet virtually with experts and organizations in this series of webinars that will expose you to their industry and highlight opportunities in their market. You will also have the opportunity to ask them all your questions.

Topics discussed in this Desjardins International Meetings webinar:

Series: Discovering New Markets

On October 7, participate in this free one-hour webinar to discover the strategic advantages of doing business in Savannah and to learn about its port, which is the fourth largest in the United States.

Find out more about Savannah

  • Savannah is located in Georgia—the leading state for doing business (ranked No. 1 for seven years in a row!).
  • Canada is Georgia’s top export market:
    • In 2019, Georgia’s exports to Canada totalled US$5.9 billion.
    • That same year, Georgia’s imports from Canada were worth US$5.1 billion.
  • Georgia’s main exports to Canada are motor vehicles, civil aircraft, carpets, tractors and motor vehicle parts and accessories.
  • Georgia’s main imports from Canada are powered aircraft, turbojet engines, ethylene polymers, bread and waffles, and wood.
  • The Port of Savannah is the fourth-largest and fastest-growing port in the United States. It was recently named the country’s busiest port for 2020 YTD.
  • More than 20 Canadian companies operate in the World Trade Center Savannah area.
  • Canada was named a target country by the World Trade Center Savannah for the seventh year in a row.

A unique opportunity to learn more about the:

  • Strategic advantages of doing business in Savannah
  • Opportunities arising from the port of Savannah

Who is this webinar for?

  • SMEs and entrepreneurs on the lookout for new business opportunities
  • Sales, marketing, and business development managers
  • International advisory and economic development organizations


10:00 a.m. – Introduction by Dina Mansour, Advisor, International Market Development, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (duration: 2 to 5 minutes)

10:05 a.m. – WTC Savannah presentation featuring Jessie Jenkins, Director of Research & Trade Development, World Trade Center Savannah (20 minutes)

10:25 a.m. – Georgia Ports Authority presentation by John Petrino, Director of Business Development and International Marketing (15 minutes)

10:40 a.m. – Beginning of the Questions period from the public (10 to 15 minutes)

10:55 a.m. – Closing remarks from CCMM (duration: 1 minute)

11:00 a.m. – End


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Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information:

Dina Mansour
Advisor, International Market Development
514-871-4002, extension 6218

No cancellations or refunds as of 48 business hours before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted until the event is held. Please send cancellation notices by email at

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Acclr International Trade Services’ activities receive financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

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Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

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