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Steve Tipman

Executive Director

Steve Tipman is the Executive Director of TFO Canada and leads the organization in fulfilling its mission of improving lives through international trade.  Leading the successful execution of TFO Canada’s strategic and business plans, Steve is responsible for overall administration, strategic management, and reporting to the Board of Directors. With over 20 years of experience in both the private and non-profit sectors, Steve has spent much of his career working in the areas of international trade and development. He spent eight years working at Livingston International, a trade services company focused on customs brokerage and compliance. He also served as a Vice President with CARE Canada and President and CEO of Volunteer Canada.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals. Steve holds an International Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa and is fluently bilingual in both French and English.


August 23, 2016
Least Developed Countries Program: How Canadians Can Benefit
1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
August 21, 2017
TFO Canada: Canada’s Open Door to Developing Countries and Unique Products
3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
August 20, 2018
TFO Canada: Diversifying your Sources of Supply by Working with Developing Countries
5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
August 19, 2019
The Next Frontier for Canadian Sourcing Executives and Brands in Africa
Main Stage
4:15  -  5:00
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