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Derek Earl

World Trade Centre Winnipeg
Derek Earl is the Vice-President of the World Trade Centre Winnipeg overseeing strategic initiatives, northern business development, Indigenous engagement for the organization, and is a senior advisor on international trade and government relations. A senior executive with over 15 years experience in business and international trade, Derek has advised and assisted hundreds of companies with their growth and international business development.

Derek oversees the WTC Winnipeg’s northern and Arctic strategies, working with entrepreneurs, businesses, communities, and networks across Northern Canada, the United States, and Europe. He has been instrumental in numerous key projects, including the initial establishment of the WTC Winnipeg in 2013, organizing four editions of the global business forum Centrallia, which brought hundreds of business leaders from around the world to Winnipeg from more than 30 countries, and launching Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) in Manitoba.

He volunteers his time with numerous committees and organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors for SEED Winnipeg (Supporting Employment and Economic Development), a not-for-profit agency that fights poverty and helps renew Winnipeg's inner city. He has also recently been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Climate Institute, based in Washington, DC.