MIRA offers the following services to support its Members through an annual Membership Package.
Founded in 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario, MIRA brings its clients a wealth of current international market insight on topical and timely issues impacting international business executives today.
From ongoing assessments of market opportunities and challenges, to executive insight interviews highlighting best practices, to tailored advice on issues, MIRA helps Canadian companies gain the understanding they need to succeed in doing business in strategic markets.
Delivery of fully customized Presentations on any of the international markets and issues
Full access to MIRA’s most current market intelligence library relating to international markets and issues
Access to Executive Insight Interviews undertaken with business executives who have navigated in the markets
Up to 2 hours of tailored advice from Marvin Hough or his Associates addressing your questions or concerns
Take your international business to the next level with strategic market intelligence
The Power of Good Advice for Your International Business
Marvin Hough established Marvin Hough International Research & Analysis Ltd (MIRA) in 2009 to assist Canadian and international companies and trade facilitators in navigating in international markets. He has a long history in supporting Canadian companies in international markets through 30 years of service with Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s official export credit agency. He continues to draw on his extensive international experience and his various Associates while serving MIRA’s clients who include exporters, trade facilitators and business schools.
Mr. Hough held positions within the full spectrum of EDC’s programs including export financing, credit insurance, domestic business development and international business development. Over the years, he has helped to guide and facilitate business for hundreds of Canadian firms in the international marketplace and has held assignments in Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, New Delhi, Beijing and Mexico City.
In Asia, Mr. Hough managed EDC’s financing operations in both the South Asia and Pacific North Asia regions. He also served a four-year interchange assignment with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade where he was a Senior Trade Commissioner in New Delhi, India. In 1999, Mr. Hough helped EDC to establish its first international representation in Asia which was set up in in Beijing.
On the Latin American front, Mr. Hough was EDC’s first Chief Representative for Mexico, based in Mexico City and played a key role in growing EDC’s portfolio in the Mexico and Central America region. Following his assignment in Mexico, Mr. Hough assumed the role of Regional Vice-President for Latin America where he oversaw business development throughout the entire region including EDC’s offices in Brazil.