*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.
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.

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

Celebrating Small Business Week with Rural Action Centre @ The Cork & Barrel
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Visit us at The Cork & Barrel 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!

Business Builder: How Entrepreneurs are Adapting @ Virtual Attendance or In-Person at The Delta Prince Edward - Limited seating available
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Business Builder: How Entrepreneurs are Adapting

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce along with Work PEI and Skills PEI  are pleased to present three local business success stories of resiliency, courage and adaptation. Get tips on pivoting your operations in the face of Covid-19.

Meet our local entrepreneurs:

 


JEREMY MACFADYEN
General Manager, Lobster on the Wharf

Jeremy is the General Manager of Lobster on the Wharf, MacKinnon’s Lobster Pound and The PEI Seafood Box. A resident of Downtown Charlottetown, he enjoys exploring all it has to offer with his wife Megan & dog Gertie. An avid golfer, lover of social media and enjoyer of local sour beers. Jeremy is a graduate of Holland College and can be found volunteering in his community with the Y’s Men’s Food Drive and sitting on various current and past boards and committees such as the PEI Marathon, the Gold Cup Parade, & the TD PEI Jazz and Blues Festival.

The PEI Seafood Box – Fresh PEI seafood delivered overnight, to your door, Canada wide. Starting in 2020 as an adaptation to COVID-19, the PEI Seafood Box was our way to deliver PEI to Canada while Canada couldn’t visit PEI. Expanding the existing services offered through MacKinnon’s Lobster Pound,  the PEI Seafood Box allowed us to move to an online sales platform increasing market access and keeping us going during this unprecedented time.

 


JULIA CAMPBELL
Co-Owner, North Shore Group

I am the co-owner of North Shore group, a family business comprised of wholesale lines and retail stores. We own and operate the Anne of Green Gables Museum, the Anne of Green Gables Stores, and design and produce a giftware and souvenir line.

We also operate JEMS Boutique, a clothing and accessory store and design and produce Go2 Clothing, which we sell in our boutique, and to several stores across Canada.

I am a mother of a 4 and 3 year old, and we, along with my partner Brendon live in Charlotte-town, PEI. I believe in confident style and owning and loving the body you have today. Go2 Clothing represents as many women as we can, empowering them to do what they are best at, in style.

We support many local causes through our business, including CMHA-PEI division, Sharing the Microphone, IMHM, Blooming House, Anderson House, and our local food bank.

I believe amazing customer service experiences and the uniqueness of our small business community will continue to push Charlottetown and PEI on the map as a premier global destination.

@jemsboutiquestyle
@oneandonlyewls


Chef Michael Smith
Restaurateur, Innkeeper, Author, Food Network Host, Sustainability Advocate, Nutritional Activist 

Chef Michael Smith, one of Canada’s best-known chefs, is a passionate advocate for simple, sustainable home cooking and an inspiration for families creating their own healthy food lifestyle. He’s the host of numerous cooking shows seen on Food Network Canada and in more than 100 other countries.

Chef Michael and his wife Chastity are the proprietors of The Inn at Bay Fortune on Prince Edward Island.  They’ve re-launched the property where Michael gained international fame in the 1990s with a new spirit of five-star hospitality and an innovative dining experience, the FireWorks. In 2019 they debuted The Inn at Fortune Bridge.

Michael is a member of the Order of Canada, Prince Edward Island’s food ambassador, a bestselling cookbook author, innkeeper, educator, professional chef and home cook. His ten cookbooks have all been best sellers and he regularly travels the globe hosting special culinary events.

Michael is an avid map collector, long-time windsurfer, and novice kite sailor. While he is a true chef at large his favorite role is Dad, at home on Prince Edward Island with his wife Chastity and his children: Gabe, Ariella and Camille!

ENTREPRENEURS’ AND CO-OPERATORS’ VIRTUAL MORNING CONFERENCE @ Virtual Event
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am

ENTREPRENEURS’ AND CO-OPERATORS’ VIRTUAL MORNING CONFERENCE – All francophone entrepreneurs and co-operators are invited to participate free of charge in the Entrepreneurs’ and Co-operators’ Virtual Morning Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. to explore the theme “How entrepreneurs are adapting to the pandemic”. Keynote speaker will be Marie Christine Gingras, director of the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Business Centre for NB and PEI. During the session, there will also be a few announcements and draws for door prizes. All interested parties are asked to register no later than Friday, Oct. 16, by contacting Josée Ouellette at josee@rdeeipe.org or (902) 854-3439, ext. 228.

Succeeding in a new reality: Plan your way out of the COVID-19 crisis @ Virtual Event
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The COVID-19 confinement has completely changed consumer habits, leading to one of the worst economic crises in history. What does this mean for Canadian entrepreneurs?

To find out, BDC surveyed 1,000 business owners and 2,000 consumers in Canada to better understand:

  • How the crisis is changing Canadians’ habits
  • What the country’s entrepreneurs are doing to adapt

As part of BDC’s Small Business Week, join us for an interactive session with BDC’s Chief Economist, Pierre Cléroux. In addition to answering your questions live, he will provide a brief economic outlook and share key insights from BDC’s new study, The Response: How Entrepreneurs Are Adapting to the Pandemic.

Featuring

Pierre Cléroux, BDC’s Vice President

Pierre Cléroux

BDC’s Vice President, Research and Chief Economist

Pierre Cléroux is BDC’s Vice President, Research and Chief Economist. An authority on economic trends and entrepreneurship, Pierre has dedicated most of his 25-year career to analyzing economic and business trends, and translating all this complexity into actionable strategies for business owners. At BDC, he leads a team that has authored more than 50 economic studies over the past 10 years on subjects and trends relevant for Canadian entrepreneurs.

RURAL ACTION CENTRE hosts a Business Writing Webinar @ Virtual Event
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Six Common Errors in Business Writing, Oct. 20

Does your writing convey your professionalism and boost your effectiveness? Join writing instructor and former journalist Lori Mayne for a ninety-minute webinar that will help you improve your writing skills by avoiding six common errors in business writing.

Topics will include “big-picture” strategies like writing to inform and not to impress, conveying a sharp message, using specific wording, creating concise text, choosing a logical structure, and selecting active language.

You will gain principles you can apply and resources you can use in your written work.

Oct
21
Wed
2020
Love Local, PEI ALL-DAY Business Marathon @ Online #LoveLocalPEI
Oct 21 all day

LOVE LOCAL, PEI ALL-DAY BUSINESS MARATHON

Look for the Chamber online and in-person as they safely #LoveLocalPEI and turn the spotlight on member businesses in an all-day tour of the greater Charlottetown area.

Power the Economy 2020 @ Virtual Event
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all day

Power the Economy 2020

October 21, 2020 – October 23, 2020

WEConnect International is hosting its annual Power the Economy conference online. The agenda includes virtual networking, keynote speakers, business capability building workshops, industry panels and presentations. There will be plenty of opportunities for supplier-buyer connections with our exhibit hall, matchmaker, corporate roundtable activity. Attendees include corporations, government officials and partner organizations ready to support women-owned businesses and the growth of supplier diversity and inclusion in Canada and beyond.

WEConnect International is an alliance of companies committed to sourcing from women-owned businesses as a core component of supplier diversity and inclusion and innovation globally. We are the leading global certifier of businesses outside the U.S. that are owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. With a robust network of more than 10,000 women-owned businesses based in more than 120 countries and over 100 of the world’s largest corporations as members, WEConnect International helps women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains.

WEConnect International’s globally recognized certification and its global network have been critical tools for Canadian WBEs. Read success stories and testimonials: Metrix DeeBee’s Organics Britton Management Profile (BMP) Urban Poling Walker Law Piccola Cucina NEXUS Exhibits Greenlite M2C2 Communications

Learn about last year’s event:

Power the Economy 2019