*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.

Do you have an upcoming event that you think our community should know about? Fill out our Event Submission form so we can share it with our valued clients and partners.   *Subject to approval.
Jun
24
Wed
2020
Virtual Trade Show
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all day

ATIGA Recruitment Notice EN Virtual Trade Show final

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Deadline to register May 4, 2020

Contacts:

Food & Beverage Atlantic, working jointly with the provinces of NB, NS, PEI, and NL, is seeking Atlantic Canadian companies to participate in a Pilot Virtual Trade Show to be hosted on June 24 and 25, 2020. Show hours will be 11am-4pm AT (with a focus on North and South America markets) and 7pm-12am AT (with a focus on Asia markets) each day

This project is being supported by the Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy, a partnership between the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provincial governments.

Since several in-person activities have been canceled due to a global pandemic, this has resulted in lost opportunities for Atlantic Canadian companies to meet with buyers to promote their products. This online event will allow business meetings to take place in a virtual setting.

It is our hope that this platform will help Atlantic Canadian food, beverage, and seafood companies scope opportunities to export to other markets as well as prepare to participate in future in-person missions. This project aims to increase international business opportunities.

Mission features:

  • Pre-event training.
  • A virtual platform including a customized booth for each exhibiting company. Additional virtual rooms found on this platform include an auditorium, resource room, chat room, and information booth in the lobby.
  • Attendees include Buyers and Trade Commissioners from markets in North America, South America, and Asia.
  • Opportunity for a live chat between companies and buyers with built-in translation.
  • Opportunity to showcase products, videos, and share PDF documents with Buyers.
  • Company info included in an Attendee Guide.
  • Post-event detailed analytics.

The fee for the mission is $200 plus HST, payable to Food & Beverage Atlantic.

Participating companies should already be exporting outside their home province and will be asked to submit a Profile, outlining their reasons for attending and future goals. Companies should also have quality product images, up to date product sell sheets, and ideally a product demo video.

To apply for participation in this Virtual Trade Show, please express your interest at https://www.atlanticfood.ca/event-3814292 by May 4, 2020.

Applications will be reviewed by a pan-Atlantic committee and only approved applications will be accepted to participate in the Virtual Trade Show.

The Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy is a collaborative, pan-Atlantic approach that aims to help Atlantic businesses begin exporting, increase their export sales, expand to new markets, and create global partnerships. The Strategy was developed jointly by the governments of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Jun
26
Fri
2020
Natural Health Products Analysis – Emerging European Trade Opportunities for Atlantic Canada Webinar Series @ Webinar
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
New sectoral and market opportunities are emerging in Europe on several fronts: improved market access provided by the CETA, supply chain disruptions and innovations, and market demand shifts due to COVID-19.
In support of exploring new and attractive opportunities for Atlantic Canadian companies in international markets, the federal and provincial governments have partnered with the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in hosting a series of webinars to inform Atlantic Canadian exporters of emerging trends in Europe that present attractive new business opportunities.
The webinars will feature current market research and business development intelligence presented by OCO Global, a leading authority on economic development intelligence services and trade facilitation in Europe.
Companies with exporting experience looking to expand sales into Europe are encouraged to participate in any or all of the webinars in this series. Participants will have an opportunity to further engage with federal and provincial officials about specific market development interests and eligibility into a new market development program for Europe soon to be launched.
Webinar: Global Economic Outlook with Peter Hall @ Webinar
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exert a profound impact on the global economy, Canadian companies are facing new and unfamiliar risks. But as always, the more knowledge you have, the better prepared you’ll be to meet these new challenges head-on.

The EDC economics team has done a full analysis of the key economic indicators impacting Canadian companies today, including GDP growth, commodity prices and interest rates, as well as the outlook for Canadian industries according to sector.

In our new webinar, Global Economic Outlook with Peter Hall, EDC’s vice-president and chief economist will offer a wealth of valuable insights that can help you make informed decisions for your business in the short, medium and long term.

Join us live on Friday, June 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to learn:

  • The EDC economics team’s outlook for the global economy in relation to COVID-19
  • Which developed and emerging markets will be most affected
  • Insights on GDP growth for key economies, commodity prices, interest rates and exchange rates
  • What sectors are being the hardest hit, which ones will bounce back, and which industries are maintaining growth in the current COVID-19 climate
  • The impact and future outlook for Canada

For full details: https://www.edc.ca/en/events/webinar/global-economic-outlook-with-peter-hall.html

 

Jun
30
Tue
2020
Advanced Manufacturing Analysis – Emerging European Trade Opportunities for Atlantic Canada Webinar Series
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
New sectoral and market opportunities are emerging in Europe on several fronts: improved market access provided by the CETA, supply chain disruptions and innovations, and market demand shifts due to COVID-19.
In support of exploring new and attractive opportunities for Atlantic Canadian companies in international markets, the federal and provincial governments have partnered with the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in hosting a series of webinars to inform Atlantic Canadian exporters of emerging trends in Europe that present attractive new business opportunities.
The webinars will feature current market research and business development intelligence presented by OCO Global, a leading authority on economic development intelligence services and trade facilitation in Europe.
Companies with exporting experience looking to expand sales into Europe are encouraged to participate in any or all of the webinars in this series. Participants will have an opportunity to further engage with federal and provincial officials about specific market development interests and eligibility into a new market development program for Europe soon to be launched.
Jul
31
Fri
2020
POSTPONED TO OCT. 2021 – China Fisheries & Seafood Expo Trade Show
Jul 31 @ 10:59 am – 11:59 am

Website: http://chinaseafoodexpo.com

China is the World’s largest and fastest-growing seafood market. More than 33,000 seafood professionals from around the globe visit CFSE annually to forge relationships and expand their presence in this dynamic market. Contact Innovation PEI to join us at the 2020 CFSE.

Aug
12
Wed
2020
2020 Sea to Sky: PEI Aerospace, Defence and Marine Conference @ ONLINE
Aug 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association (ACADA) is pleased to host the 2020 Sea to Sky: PEI Aerospace, Defence and Marine Conference August 12, 2020 .

Sea to Sky 2020 will be a one day virtual event and offer an informative program building on the centric theme of workforce development, training and continuous improvement while adding in adaptation and change reflective of the “new realities” brought on by COVID-19.

Sep
22
Tue
2020
CANCELED – Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America @ Boston Exhibition and Convention Center
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all day

Dear Seafood Community,

It is with great disappointment that we have to bring you the news that we will not be able to meet in person in 2020.
Due to ongoing health and safety issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become necessary to cancel the 2020 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America that was re-scheduled to take place on September 22 -24, 2020 in Boston, MA, USA.

Despite some re-opening measures nationally and locally, there are still far too many uncertainties about the impact that COVID-19 will have on travel and mass gatherings this September. Accordingly, it is impossible to hold an event that would provide an experience our seafood community would find valuable.

The Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America team will reach out to you to answer your questions about what the cancellation of the 2020 edition means for you. We are excited to discuss with you the opportunities to continue to build business and reconnect with the seafood buying communities going forward and for the 2021 edition.

We thank everyone in the industry, our vendors, and partners for their continued support while navigating these difficult times. We are determined to provide a valuable and safe business platform for the industry, and we look forward to bringing the seafood community back together in Boston on March 14-16, 2021.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at sales-na@seafoodexpo.com.
Stay well and healthy!

Kind regards,
Liz PlizgaGroup Vice PresidentDiversified Communications

Sep
28
Mon
2020
SIAL Canada Trade Show @ Palais de Congrès
Sep 28 – Oct 2 all day
The SIAL Canada is a must-attend event for all as it presents a wide variety of products and services that include food and food products, beverages, food raw materials, and ingredients, cooked and processed foods, canned foods, fruits, and vegetables, and other food items. It is a leading event in the agro-food industry and features quite a lot of innovative cuisines and delicacies. The event is attended by more than 1200 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting over 25,000 buyers from Canada, the United States, and 60 other countries.   

We look forward to welcoming you on the platform for your business and development through:

  • The hosted buyer program
  • the unlimited potential opportunity of key visitors from around the World (though the SIAL Network)
  • Lead retrieval for all visitors who clicked on your booth
  • The numerous booth designs and hosts already programmed for you to choose
  • Saving on cost on of delivery, travel and accommodation
  • Chat system(private and public)
  • Live video chat
  • Webinars from industry experts

Please note that places are limited for the Premium package.

Sep
29
Tue
2020
Ignition Fund Information Sessions
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Ignition Fund is a competitive based innovation fund for entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital for a new business venture. Innovation PEI will invest seed capital that will allow successful applicants to turn venture ideas into tangible, viable businesses.  Read more about the Igntion Fund to learn if it’s right for you: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/innovation-pei/ignition-fund

Ignition Fund Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.

Heather Rossiter’s Personal Room
https://princeedwardisland.webex.com/meet/hlrossiter | 1727934436

Join by video system
Dial hlrossiter@princeedwardisland.webex.com and enter your host PIN .
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
+1-647-484-1598 Canada Toll
+1-240-454-0887 US Toll
Access code: 172 793 4436

Sep
30
Wed
2020
Ignition Fund Information Sessions
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Ignition Fund is a competitive based innovation fund for entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital for a new business venture. Innovation PEI will invest seed capital that will allow successful applicants to turn venture ideas into tangible, viable businesses.  Read more about the Igntion Fund to learn if it’s right for you: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/innovation-pei/ignition-fund

Ignition Fund Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 – 12:00 p.m.

Heather Rossiter’s Personal Room
https://princeedwardisland.webex.com/meet/hlrossiter | 1727934436

Join by video system
Dial hlrossiter@princeedwardisland.webex.com and enter your host PIN .
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone
+1-647-484-1598 Canada Toll
+1-240-454-0887 US Toll
Access code: 172 793 4436