*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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Sep
16
Mon
2019
Invest Atlantic presents: Funding Founders @ Casino Nova Scotia
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all day
Invest Atlantic presents: Funding Founders @ Casino Nova Scotia

FUNDING FOUNDERS
WHERE FOUNDERS & FUNDERS UNITE

TO EXPLORE NON-DILUTIVE FUNDING FOR ATLANTIC CANADIAN COMPANIES

SUPER EARLY BIRD ENDS AUG 15, 2019

Invest Atlantic and the National Angel Capital Organization have teamed up to offer very-early stage startups to mid-stage founders the opportunity to hear from and meet Canada’s non-dilutive and dilutive funders. You’ll discover new options to leverage non-dilutive funding while continuing to work with angel, VC investors and other equity-based funders.

This year Invest Atlantic celebrates its 10th anniversary by introducing Funding Founders. After touring the four Atlantic provinces making it a true pan Atlantic event we are pleased to be back in Halifax this year. Over 2,000 startups, investors, service providers, mentors, researchers, and entrepreneurially minded students have attended with over 560 companies funded.

Now it’s time to build on that with a new wave of funding using a balanced approach to dilutive and non-dilutive financing. In collaboration, they can achieve impactful outcomes for founders, shareholders & funders alike. 

Jan
10
Fri
2020
Your Business Blueprint – Charlottetown
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join PEI Business Women’s Association for Your Business Blueprint, a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs who have a business idea and now want to get it on paper.

A business plan can be a key tool in helping entrepreneurs assess feasibility, evaluate direction and, in particular, attract external funding and investment. This workshop will outline the common requirements of a business plan and the resources available to help you write it.

This workshop will be offered by Mary Lou Bassett. Mary Lou is the Business Development and Membership Officer of the PEI Business Women’s Association. She is an entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the hospitality, skin care and property management industries. She recently completed her Executive MBA from the University of Prince Edward Island. Mary Lou is conversant in English, French and Arabic and serves as an advisor to help PEIBWA members solve business-related problems. Mary Lou also sits on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity PEI and says she has honed her negotiation skills with a lot of help from her three children.

This event is free to all PEIBWA members and $25 +HST for non-members. Spaces are limited so register early!

Oct
13
Tue
2020
Atlantic Canada Virtual Export Café Series – Mainland China
Oct 13 – Oct 19 all day

Atlantic Canada Virtual Export Café Series – Asia 2020
September, October and November 2020
Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Business to Business Virtual Matchmaking Opportunity with Asian Seafood Buyers
The Atlantic Provincial Seafood Trade Group (APSTG) in partnership with ACOA and the Trade Commissioner
Service, will organize B to B virtual meetings with qualified Asian seafood buyers in three key seafood markets – Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The virtual meetings will be held in the evenings and mornings via Zoom or Microsoft Teams and will be facilitated
and organized by professional in-market consultants and Trade Commissioners. Translation will be provided. The
cost is $100 per country.

Interested?
Please complete this application form and send by August 12, 2020 via email to
geoff.irvine@lobstercouncilcanada.ca. For more information please call Geoff Irvine at 902 497 9128.

Oct
20
Tue
2020
Atlantic Canada Virtual Export Café Series – Taiwan
Oct 20 – Oct 26 all day

Atlantic Canada Virtual Export Café Series – Asia 2020
September, October and November 2020
Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Business to Business Virtual Matchmaking Opportunity with Asian Seafood Buyers
The Atlantic Provincial Seafood Trade Group (APSTG) in partnership with ACOA and the Trade Commissioner
Service, will organize B to B virtual meetings with qualified Asian seafood buyers in three key seafood markets – Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The virtual meetings will be held in the evenings and mornings via Zoom or Microsoft Teams and will be facilitated
and organized by professional in-market consultants and Trade Commissioners. Translation will be provided. The
cost is $100 per country.

Interested?
Please complete this application form and send by August 12, 2020 via email to
geoff.irvine@lobstercouncilcanada.ca. For more information please call Geoff Irvine at 902 497 9128.

Oct
27
Tue
2020
Atlantic Canada Virtual Export Café Series – Hong Kong
Oct 27 – Nov 2 all day

Atlantic Canada Virtual Export Café Series – Asia 2020
September, October and November 2020
Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Business to Business Virtual Matchmaking Opportunity with Asian Seafood Buyers
The Atlantic Provincial Seafood Trade Group (APSTG) in partnership with ACOA and the Trade Commissioner
Service, will organize B to B virtual meetings with qualified Asian seafood buyers in three key seafood markets – Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The virtual meetings will be held in the evenings and mornings via Zoom or Microsoft Teams and will be facilitated
and organized by professional in-market consultants and Trade Commissioners. Translation will be provided. The
cost is $100 per country.

Interested?
Please complete this application form and send by August 12, 2020 via email to
geoff.irvine@lobstercouncilcanada.ca. For more information please call Geoff Irvine at 902 497 9128.

Feb
28
Sun
2021
RC Show @ Enercare Centre
Feb 28 – Mar 3 all day
RC Show is a trade show and conference with networking events designed to connect suppliers to operators. With 20K industry professionals in attendance, RC Show is Canada’s largest foodservice and hospitality event bringing the industry together to shop, taste, learn, connect and grow your business.
Owned and operated by Restaurants Canada – this annual event provides thought leadership and education, 250,000 square feet of the latest product innovation and culinary events designed to inspire and motivate by showcasing cutting-edge products, pioneering people and transformative ideas. RC Show is the place to become inspired, gain expert insights and discover innovative products and services to bolster your bottom line. 
SHOP. TASTE. LEARN. CONNECT. GROW YOUR BUSINESS.
Mar
9
Tue
2021
FOODEX JAPAN 2021
Mar 9 – Mar 12 all day

FOODEX JAPAN is Asia’s largest exhibition dedicated to food and drink across Japan and the whole world. Over the 4 days of the exhibition, about 85,000 buyers from food service, distribution, and trading companies are expected to attend. Attention will be given to the expansion of business opportunities domestically and internationally upon the activation of the TPP.Numerous buyers will also be attending from abroad, and business talks will be held with domestic and international manufacturers.

Mar
14
Sun
2021
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America
Mar 14 – Mar 16 all day

Seafood Expo North America/ Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exhibition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market.

Oct
1
Fri
2021
Expo 2020 Dubai – October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 @ Dubai, UAE
Oct 1 2021 – Mar 31 2022 all day
Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

Our once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the largest event ever staged in the Arab world – is set to welcome 190 participating countries, and millions of visitors from across the globe. Here they will experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation. Youth are at the heart of our World Expo. That’s why Expo 2020 aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come, both locally and globally, spanning everything from innovations and architecture to friendships and business opportunities.

No one could have predicted that our world would come to a pause because of a virus, that millions of lives would be forever changed, that economies would be severely impacted, and social interactions would take a completely different form.

Our journey has taken a different turn, and Expo 2020 will now run one year later than expected, from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. But this has only strengthened the significance of our founding promise – to connect minds and create the future.

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Director General and Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, said:
“At Expo we know we need to deliver better than what was planned before. We have the chance to respond to how our world has changed. And so we must seek new definitions of success. We must create an opportunity for the world to come together, not just physically but also virtually. We must achieve tangible positive outcomes. We must inform wisely and inspire utterly, a world that deserves better than it has today.”

We continue to make strong progress as we prepare for a new Expo that will reunite the world in 2021, with far-reaching precautionary measures allowing us to keep all event preparations on track while ensuring the health, safety and well being of everyone working throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

We are excited too about the deeper impact that our new World Expo will have on shaping a better post-pandemic world, as we bring the world together to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Now, more than ever, we stand as one. At Expo 2020, we look forward to harnessing that power of collaboration and innovation, helping us emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.