Associates

George is a Business Administration graduate (BBA) from Bishops’ University, Lennoxville, Québec. George held the position of Territory Manager with American Hospital Supply from 1974 to 1987. He founded The Chelsea Group in 1989 and has focused on managing events related to international trade. He has worked closely with the key players in the Canadian exporting community from both government and the private sector and in particular national Associations based in Ottawa, including The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA), the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Canada (CME), the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Other clients have included Industry Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Export Development Canada (EDC), the Department of Finance, and the World Bank.

George’s focus has been primarily in developing, marketing and delivering trade related events across Canada and internationally, including trade shows, conferences and seminars. In addition, George has delivered training to International Associations relating to this subject area. Included are ‘Event and Trade Show Management’ delivered in January 2003 to the Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) and the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) on behalf of the Private Sector Regulations Implementation and Support Program (PRISM), a CIDA-funded program.

Other International work has included organizing the Canadian Pavilion at the annual ‘Oil & Gas Trade Show’ in Boston (DFAIT); Trade Missions to South Africa (CME – ‘Business Development’ Mission), Panama (Industry Canada - ‘Business Prospecting’), West Africa (DFAIT - ‘Strategic Partnering’), Malaysia (‘Third Country Cooperation’ w/Japan), and the European Union (DFAIT - ‘IT Strategic Partnering’ Mission).

George is fluently bilingual (English and French) and is currently President of the Entrepreneurial Speakers Toastmasters Club in Ottawa and has played an active role in this organization for the past 10 years.

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