Leroy Lowe is a former Aerospace Engineering Officer and Project Manager in the Canadian Airforce. He previously worked for Sparton of Canada. As Director of Business Development, he recruited and managed a diverse network of agents, distributors and strategic alliance partners in over 20 countries. Currently, he is a full-time faculty member in International Business at the Nova Scotia Community College and an active international business development specialist for Mxi Technologies Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a diploma in engineering and Master Degrees in Adult Education (MAEd) and Business Administration (MBA). He is also a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).
Work in recent years has taken him to numerous Pacific Rim countries as well as the United Kingdom, and the United States. Most recently, Leroy was part of the NASBITE task force that helped develop the Certified Global Business professional (CGBP) designation in the United States. He was also one of the senior task force members in Canada who helped FITT update the competencies required for the comparable designation in Canada, the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP).
J. Barrie Reid has over twenty-seven year's senior industry experience in sales, marketing and general management. The main areas of his work have been focused in the service, packaged consumer goods, beverage industries and giftware industries; with both large multi-national companies and small entrepreneurial businesses.
Barrie has extensive national and international experience involving sales, product management, business development, marketing implementation, logistics, exporting and licensing of products. Barrie is currently a full-time faculty member in the International Business Advanced Diploma program at the Nova Scotia Community College, Truro Campus. He is a Certified International Trade Professional (C.I.T.P.) from the Forum for International Trade Training, a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) from Nasbite the American Trade Training Institute and a Certified Sales Professional (CSP) from The Canadian Professional Sales Association.
Pernille Fischer Boulter is the President and Founder of Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc., an international consulting and trade training company with offices in Canada and Europe. Before moving to Canada in 1998 and founding Kisserup, she lived and worked in Europe for over 20 years. She speaks five languages and has worked on projects in more than 40 countries.
As a result of this global experience, Pernille and Kisserup have increasingly been retained to provide mentoring, consulting and international trade training services to both the private and public sectors. From 2002-2008, Pernille was a member of the Federal Small & Medium Exporters Advisory Board to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade representing Nova Scotia. In 2006, 2007 and 2008 she was nominated for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award and in 2007 she was awarded the Women of Excellence Award from the Canadian Progress Club Halifax-Cornwallis..
Pernille holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Copenhagen, Denmark and a business degree from the Aarhus University of Denmark