Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP Supports the Global Business-to-Business Forum Centrallia

Oct 5, 2010 | Corporate Member News

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) is pleased to be a sponsor in support of Centrallia.

From October 20 to 22, 2010, over 500 small and medium sized businesses will travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for Centrallia, to create new business relationships, meet like-minded business professionals and extend their personal and professional contact networks.

As part of this exciting event, TDS is hosting the seminar “Developing a Successful Canadian Business Strategy”. TDS will guide Centrallia participants through the key considerations needed before entering the Canadian market, including: tax, intellectual property, labour, environmental, financing, importing/exporting and more. The expert panel of speakers will include: TDS lawyers Antoine Hacault, Doug Forbes, Jan Lederman and Jeff Pniowsky, Anita Wortzman, President and CEO of Acumen Corporate Development Inc. and Rick Riess, President and CEO of transborder customs brokerage firm GHY International. The keynote speaker over the lunch hour is Diane Gray, President and CEO of CentrePort Canada Inc. Several government and industry officials will be in attendance, in additional to business representatives from around the world. Centrallia participants interested in attending the seminar should register now on the Centrallia web site, as seating is limited.

Centrallia is a global business-to-business forum that gives companies the opportunity to create profitable relationships with companies from around the world. Along with these 500+ businesses, representation from the chambers of commerce, economic development agencies and government trade representatives from around the world will be in attendance, making this an excellent opportunity to learn about the nuances of exporting to numerous global markets.


TDS is a leading Canadian business, employment and civil litigation law firm with over 120 years of history providing legal services to its clients locally, nationally and internationally. The full-service firm’s seventy-seven lawyer team covers over 20 areas of practice and offers services in seven languages including English, French and Spanish. TDS is one of the founding members of Lex Mundi, the world’s foremost association of independent law firms, representing 160 member firms from every Canadian province, every state in the United States and 100 other countries throughout the world. In 2010, TDS was again recognized nationally by Lexpert® as the leading corporate law firm in Manitoba. 

For more information, please contact

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS)
Donald G. Douglas
CEO and Managing Partner
[email protected]

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