*Due to the current circumstance, all travel by Innovation PEI employees has been suspended until further notice.  Many upcoming events have been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled.  If you are unsure of a previously posted event, please contact one of our staff at (902) 368-6300.

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Feb
20
Wed
2019
Food Excel Pitch Day @ Startup Zone
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF STARTING YOUR OWN FOOD BUSINESS?

Food Xcel has been developed to help aspiring food entrepreneurs move their idea forward through a combination of progressive workshops, networking opportunities with food agencies, industry experts, and entrepreneurs and a chance to compete for a $25,000 award from Innovation PEI’s Ignition Fund. Our first Food Xcel Winner, Ryan Abdallah, was awarded for his Marouns  garlic paste which he has since launched in Sobeys across Atlantic Canada and other retail locations.

Food Xcel breaks down the process of developing a food product into smaller steps to help you make progress, test your assumptions, and build momentum.   We understand that every entrepreneur has different strengths so we have established a support team that can help you as you build your food business.

We hope to see you on February 20th (9:00am -1:00pm) at the Start Up Zone to hear our finalists pitch, a networking lunch, and awarding this years Food Xcel winner. 

http://foodislandpei.ca/food-xcel

Feb
27
Wed
2019
CPTPP & CKFTA Business Seminar @ Prince Edward Island Convention Centre
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CPTPP & CKFTA Business Seminar @ Prince Edward Island Convention Centre

Innovation PEI, in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, is pleased to invite you `to join some of Canada’s international business development experts to learn about commercial opportunities in Asia Pacific from the newly signed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA). SavetheDate

Mar
8
Fri
2019
Mentorship Matters @ Rodd Charlottetown
Mar 8 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

What is mentorship and why does it matter when you’re looking to start or grow your business?

Studies show entering into a business mentorship relationship can greatly increase a business owner’s chances for success because they’re learning first hand from someone who’s been there, done that.

Join in on Friday, March 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to:

  • Be inspired by Ted Graham, author of, “The Uber of Everything” about matching people with purpose.
  • Learn about mentorship programs available in P.E.I.
  • Hear stories from entrepreneurs who’ve benefited from being a mentor or having a mentor.

Mar
11
Mon
2019
Canadian Construction & Building Products Showcase
Mar 11 – Mar 13 all day

Innovation PEI in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Nova Scotia Business Inc. is recruiting companies to participate with 40 Canadian companies to showcase their products and services to the Caribbean market.

For more information, see the attached poster or contact Bonnie MacDonald at Innovation PEI by email at bjmacdonald@gov.pe.ca or by phone at (902) 620-3508.

2019 Trade Mission to Constuct and Building Products

Mar
17
Sun
2019
China Food & Drinks Fair (CFDF) @ Chengdu Shangri-la & Kempinski Hotel
Mar 17 – Mar 23 all day

The China Food and Drink Fair is taking place in Chengdu, China from March 17th-23rd, 2019. The CFDF is a national level annual trade fair, including B2B meetings and business development opportunities, and is widely considered the largest and most influential trade fair in China’s food and alcohol industry. The Consulate General of Canada in Chongqing (CHONQ) has organized and hosted the official Canada Pavilion for the past three years at the CFDF, which in 2018 attracted 4097 exhibitors, and over 400,000 visitors from around the world.

Seafood Expo North America @ Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all day

Formerly known as the International Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America, Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America (SENA) is the largest seafood trade event in North America. The event attracts over 19,000 buyers and suppliers of fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products, equipment, and services. Attendees travel from more than 100 countries to do business at the exposition.

Apr
29
Mon
2019
RDÉE Spring Mission
Apr 29 – May 3 all day

RDÉE Prince Edward Island in partnership with Innovation PEI and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is looking for bilingual PEI businesses to participate in their next sales mission to Montreal and Quebec City April 29 to May 3.  For more information please contact Robert Maddix at RDÉE Prince Edward Island by email at Robert@rdeeipe.org or by phone at (902) 370-7333.

Apr
30
Tue
2019
SIAL Canada
Apr 30 – May 2 all day

https://sialcanada.com/en/

SIAL Canada is now the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 1,000 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting over 18,500 buyers from Canada, the U.S., and 60 other countries. This event offers a complete range of food products under one roof. Whether you work in the retail, catering or food processing industry, or you’re simply looking for new and innovative products or regional specialties from around the world, you’ll find exactly what you need right here. For more information please contact Jamie Blanchard at Innovation PEI by email at jrblanchard@gov.pe.ca or by phone at (902) 368-4474

May
6
Mon
2019
TUTTOFOOD 2019
May 6 – May 9 all day

TUTTOFOOD is the biennial international B2B trade show dedicated to the food & beverage industry. The four-day event is the perfect platform for Canadian companies interested in showcasing their products to an international market. The 2017 edition hosted 2,580 exhibitors with over 80,000 visitors and 3,150 key buyers from 103 countries worldwide. TUTTOFOOD includes a Hosted Buyers Program, a Matchmaking Platform facilitating pre-arranged meetings between buyers and exhibiting companies and, over 500 events including live shows, seminars, conferences, workshops, store tours, factory visits and show-cooking sessions to update companies on industry innovations and the latest consumption trends including sustainability, traceability, technology and innovation, transparency and quality.  For more information please contact Anna Sacco, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada at Anna.Sacco@internatiional.gc.ca

May
7
Tue
2019
Seafood Expo Global
May 7 – May 9 all day

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global (formerly the European Seafood Exposition/Seafood Processing Europe) is the world’s largest seafood trade event. More than 26,000 buyers, suppliers, media, and other seafood professionals from more than 140 countries visit the exposition. Attendees come to meet with existing suppliers, source new products and network with other industry professionals. It is the global place where the seafood industry meets. For more information please contact Jamie Blanchard at Innovation PEI by email at jrblanchard@gov.pe.ca  or by phone at (902) 368-4474