*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.
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

Oct
1
Thu
2020
Ignition Fund Information Sessions
Oct 1 @ 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

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
19
Mon
2020
Celebrating Small Business Week with Rural Action Centre @ Shirley's Cafe
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Visit us at Shirley’s Cafe and enjoy a Complimentary Coffee!

CBDC West Prince Ventures Limited and Rural Action Centre Alberton will also visit local entrepreneurs to show support for our local business community as part of Small Business Week Celebrations!

Forging the way forward: How entrepreneurs are adapting to the pandemic @ Virtual Event
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Canadian entrepreneurs are defying all odds amidst one of the largest economic crises in history. Despite the new business reality caused by the coronavirus pandemic, they are adapting and positioning themselves to succeed in the future.

Join BDC’s President and CEO Michael Denham in conversation with business owners for a free virtual event. You will hear real stories of entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated this new business context. You will learn:

  • How the pandemic has impacted Canadian businesses
  • What entrepreneurs did to turn things around
  • How these same business owners are preparing for tomorrow

As part of BDC’s Small Business Week kick-off, we will welcome the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade. You will hear about the federal government’s COVID-19 support programs for small businesses and how business owners can prepare for the uncertainty of the months ahead.

We are also pleased to welcome Sami Hayek from Pitbull Energy Services and Joanna Griffiths from Knixwear to hear their personal accounts of innovation and courage.

Featuring

Michael Denham, BDC’s President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Denham

President and Chief Executive Officer, BDC

A strong advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation, Michael has dedicated his 30-year career to advising Canadian companies on their challenges and opportunities, including corporate strategy, financing, mergers and acquisitions, and global partnerships. At the helm of BDC since 2015, he drives the organization to provide impactful and accessible guidance and funding to help Canadian businesses through good times and bad times.


The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

The Honourable Mary Ng

Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

The Honourable Mary Ng was elected as Member of Parliament for Markham–Thornhill in April 2017. Minister Ng is a devoted community leader who has always believed in the power of public service. She has 20 years of experience in the areas of education, women’s leadership, job creation, and entrepreneurship. Minister Ng immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong with her family and grew up learning about the struggle and eventual success that many new immigrants experience in Canada. Her years working for the Ontario Public Service, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Ministry of Education led to her being recognized as one of Canada’s top-performing public sector leaders. She later served as Director of Appointments for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Other guests

Sami Hayek, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pitbull Energy Services

Sami Hayek
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pitbull Energy Services

Joanna Griffiths, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Knixwear

Joanna Griffiths
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Knixwear

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.

Sustainable Communities Conference @ Virtual Event
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all day

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – Thursday, October 22, 2020
Location: Virtual event

Join us online for FCM’s Sustainable Communities Conference, Canada’s leading sustainability event for municipal leaders and practitioners.

Participating in Canada’s leading sustainability conference for municipalities has never been easier! The 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference has gone virtual.

From October 20th to 22nd the Sustainable Communities Conference will bring together world-leading experts and Canada’s most dedicated local practitioners for in-depth conversations and learning sessions, all with a mission to help cities and communities across the country be more sustainable for the people we serve.

Your virtual conference registration includes:

  • Access to all scheduled educational programming
  • Access to the exhibitors and sponsors
  • Access to all scheduled networking events
  • Access to on-demand educational programming during and post-conference

Conference Rates

Registration for the Conference cannot be shared between two or more participants. Only one individual can participate under a single registration, for the duration of the conference.

Regular Rate
Member $70
Non-Member $85
Exhibitor/Sponsor

Only current registered exhibitors / sponsors are eligible for these fees

$75
Speaker $70
Student* $20

Registration fees must be paid in full by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) at the time of registration.
13% HST will be added to your registration fee.

*To qualify for the student rate, you must be enrolled in a full-time post-secondary recognized academic program. Part-time graduate or post-graduate students are subject to FCM approval.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Conference Code of Conduct

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is committed to the highest standard of respect and dignity at each one of its events may they be in-person or online. All participants of the 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference must comply with FCM’s Code of Conduct. The code mandates that participants conduct themselves in a safe and welcoming manner—free from harassment or discrimination. This core ethical standard applies to all facets of the conference where participants are in attendance.

FCM does not tolerate harassment of any kind. Should you be subject to—or witness any—inappropriate or threatening behaviour or language, please notify registration staff by email at register@fcm.ca. Anyone found to be acting in such a manner will have their registration revoked and asked to leave the virtual conference platform immediately.

Cancellations

If you need to cancel or change your registration for the FCM 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference, you must do so in writing by sending us an email. Cancellation requests will NOT be accepted by any other means.

Cancellation fees will be applied to conference registration.

Refund schedule and policy

The amount of your refund will depend on when we receive your notice of cancellation. Please consult this schedule for refund amounts:

Notice of cancellation received by: Refund:
By September 13, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EDT) 100 per cent
Between September 14-25, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EDT) 50 per cent
On and after September 26, 2020 No refund

For cancellations received before September 25, 2020, refunds will be credited to you by cheque or to the original credit card used for payment. The following information will appear on the credit card statement once the refund is completed: FCM-FED CND MUN.

After September 26, 2020, refunds will only be considered for medical or personal emergencies only. Please send us an email to request a refund due to an emergency. For medical emergencies, you must attach a letter from your doctor. The deadline to submit these requests is October 23, 2020.

We do not issue a refund or credit for portions of the conference which you did not attend.

Substitutions

Registration for the 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference cannot be shared between two or more participants. Only one individual can participate under a single registration, for the duration of the conference. However, delegates may nominate another person from their organization to attend in their place, up to 24 hours before the start of the event. Please send us an email to request a substitution. If a registered delegate is unable to find a substitute to take his or her place, the cancellation policy applies.

Registration Confirmation

An email confirmation will be sent once registration has been completed and fully paid online. From your account in the FCM portal, you will be able to update your profile, modify your registration, and print a copy of your registration invoice.

Authorized Soliciting and Marketing

Except for authorized Sponsors and Exhibitors, delegates may not use the Conference as a forum for soliciting and marketing to FCM’s municipal delegates. Those delegates wishing to have such privileges are encouraged to register for the virtual conference as a Sponsor or an Exhibitor. Otherwise, FCM may revoke the registered participants who, in the opinion of FCM, conduct such soliciting and marketing activities.

Contact Information

A list of all Conference delegates (Name, Title, Organization) may be shared with Conference Sponsors. In addition, whenever you interact with another participant inside the virtual platform, you agree to share your contact information as per your virtual profile.

Program

FCM reserves the right to make changes to the 2020 Sustainable Communities Conference program at any time.

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact:

FCM Conference Registration
register@fcm.ca | T: 613-907-6317