*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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Sea to Sky 2019: PEI Aerospace, Defence and Marine Conference @ Rodd Brudenell River Resort
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm


The Sea to Sky conference (formerly known as the PEI Aerospace & Defence Conference) is an annual event that brings together stakeholders and industry leaders in the aerospace, defence and marine sectors. The conference will include a full-day speaker program, social program, and ample opportunities for business networking!

Sea to Sky 2019 will be held in beautiful Prince Edward Island, August 6-8, 2019 at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort.

2019 Pan Atlantic Aquaculture Mission to Norway and AquaNor
Aug 16 – Aug 23 all day

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Business Development Program (BDP), invites you to participate in the 2019 Pan Atlantic Canada Aquaculture Mission August 16 to 23, 2019.  AquaNor, held in Norway every two years, has been an important international venue for the aquaculture industry for over 30 years. Here the industry is introduced to all the novelties, products, services, and research and development projects of relevance to the industry. Exhibitors emphasize the unique opportunities that AquaNor provides for interaction with decision-makers and buyers representing the international aquaculture industry. Visitors find that AquaNor offers the best overview of products and services provided by the principal suppliers of the trade, making it a key biannual event for businesses seeking to increase their exports or learn about new technologies that can be imported to enhance production in Atlantic Canada. For more information please contact Brian Rogers at Rogers Conuslting Inc. at (902) 497-5898

Export Day 2019 @ Prince Edward Island Convention Centre
Sep 17 all day


Innovation PEI is pleased to invite you to Prince Edward Island’s 2019 Export Day. This annual event has become a must-attend for exporters, entrepreneurs, business support organization and government officials that are involved in the international trade of Prince Edward Island goods and services. We are excited to present two keynote speakers, Dawn Truell, President of Cross Border Services and Andrea Johnson, Managing Director & Chief Storyteller of Brain Candy Marketing Ltd.

Export Day provides a great opportunity to get the most up-to-date information on the global economy, discover market trends and explore new opportunities for your business. Throughout the day there will the opportunity to network with fellow exporters, share ideas, discuss business needs and find new partners to help you capitalize on your export.

If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Birt by e-mail at albirt@gov.pe.ca or by phone (902) 368-6837.

We look forward to seeing you at #PEIExportDay2019

Synapse First Annual Innovation Celebration @ Schurman Market Square, Don & Marion McDougall Hall
Sep 25 all day

Join us for cocktails, a Fireside Chat   with distinguished UPEI alumni
and the presentation of the Synapse “Innovators of the Year Awards”

Nominations for the Awards are being accepted now!
CLICK HERE for the Award Guidelines
CLICK HERE for the online Nomination Form.

Event Invitation & RSVP info to follow soon!

Synapse is an independently incorporated commercialization, technology transfer and engagement company created to work with UPEI to develop stronger linkages between UPEI and industry sectors. We Help Move Ideas Forward Faster

Boston and New York Multi-Sector Trade Mission
Nov 17 – Nov 23 all day

The mission will be based in Boston and New York City, with travel anticipated across the states of Massachusetts and New York. These US regional markets are a preeminent market for Prince Edward Island products and services and offers the continued opportunity for established and emerging exporters. This mission will be anchored around the All Canadian Oyster Festival in New York City, November 22nd – 23rd. You will have the opportunity to visit one or both markets. – SPACE IS LIMITED – Complete Innovation PEI’s NEW online Registration Form by visiting https://cloud.garago.net/?siteid=gts to create an account, including a corporate profile page.

Registration Fee: $300
Registration Deadline: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Contact: Bonnie MacDonald/Jamie Blanchard

Phone: 902-620-3508/902-368-4474

Email: bjmacdonald@gov.pe.ca / jrblanchard@gov.pe.ca

Atlantic Canada Export Cafe Series – Asia 2020
Feb 17 – Feb 24 all day
Innovation PEI on behalf of The Atlantic Provincial Seafood Trade Group (APSTG) and ACOA is recruiting export-ready seafood companies who are interested in developing the Asian market to join the Atlantic Canada Export Cafe Series Mission to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam),  Jakarta (Indonesia) and Taipei (Taiwan), February 17 – 24, 2020.
Mission activities:
Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia are currently Atlantic Canada’s 5th, 6th, and 7th most important seafood markets in Asia. The principal activities covered by this project in each 3 cities include the following:
  1. Market Access Seminars – delivered by Trade Commissioners and In-Market Consultants;
  2. Export Cafe – using seafood from Atlantic Canada;
  3. B2B Matchmaking – with professional buyers who have been pre-screened by In-Market Consultants and Trade Commissioners.
Please find more details from the Asian Export Cafe 2020 Recruitment Form If you are interested to participate in this mission, please complete this form and send it via email to geoff.irvine@lobstercouncilcanada.ca and lpmacaleer@gov.pe.ca
Registration deadline:
January 10, 2020. Vacant spots are on a first-come-first-serve basis for exporters from Atlantic Canada region.