*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
25
Fri
2021
Exporting to Europe Program FBA1986
Jun 25 – Jul 26 all day

Food and Beverage Atlantic, in partnership with the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces is leading a project for food and beverage companies in Atlantic Canada to expand their reach into the European Market.

Is this program for you?

This funded program is for export-ready Food &Beverage companies seeking to enter or grow in the European Market. This may be a valuable program:

  • if you are ready to export to Europe but are facing some challenges on how to get across the border, OR
  • if you already have some presence in Europe but would like to expand your reach.

 

 

Jul
13
Tue
2021
How to Get A Business Loan – Webinar @ Virtual
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm

How to get a business loan in a few easy steps

Applying for a business loan may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to prepare for and navigate the loan application process—from your credit score to what collateral you may be able to offer. Set yourself up for success by showing that you understand your business and by making it easy for a bank to approve your application.

Get answers to your questions from experts in the field, and learn how to:

  • increase the odds of getting your application approved
  • prepare your business for a winning loan request
  • shop around and compare business loans
Jul
20
Tue
2021
Buy American Act and Buy America requirements applicable @ Virtual
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please join the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC, and Blank Rome LLP for a webinar discussing the Buy American Act and Buy America requirements applicable to Canadian companies selling into the U.S. public sector market.

Topics include:

• Understanding the Buy American Act, Buy America, and other domestic preference regimes
• Compliance strategies and best practices
• The consequences of non-compliance

This webinar is for Canadian companies who are either interested in or currently selling to the U.S. public sector market. This program will be of particular interest to companies in the clean tech, information technology, infrastructure, and transportation sectors.

Jul
22
Thu
2021
Accessing CUSMA Markets with E-Commerce @ Virtual
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA, USMCA in the United Sates, or TMEC in Mexico) recognizes the fundamental role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North American economies and seeks to promote participation of SMEs in digital trade to access new markets. Small businesses can expand their online sales to customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico by utilizing free online e-commerce tools and resources as well as small business counseling services.

To hear this WebEx presentation, participants can join via the phone or they may select computer audio broadcast for one -way listen mode. U.S., Mexico and Canada access numbers are available. Please register at the Event Website!

Learn more

Register (WebEx Link)

Jul
27
Tue
2021
Seoul Food & Hotel 2021
Jul 27 – Jul 30 all day

Seoul Food & Hotel (SFH) is the largest international food and hospitality show in South Korea and the annual meeting place for industry professionals to source new products, make note of the latest trends, and to meet business partners from all over the world.

This year’s SFH is in-person to be hosted on July 27-30 with virtual B2B platform showcases exhibitors’ products for one year to over half a million registered buyers.

At this time the Canadian Pavilion has recruited some companies who will be exhibiting within their own booth space using their own in-market staff. We realize that some companies many not have in-market representation established or may not want to use hired help to staff a booth. To address those companies’ needs, Canadian Federal Government is offering the opportunity to participate in the Canada Product Showcase.

The Canada Product Showcase space is available to companies who have already accessed or have had a long-term interest in the South Korean market (it should not be used as an exploratory option) and wish to display their products on site. In-market staff hired by Agriculture Canada will greet visitors, point them to the product showcases, and collect leads within the space.

The price to participate of $300 CAD per company will include the following:
– One (1) lighted glass showcase to display product packaging
– One (1) unique QR code linked to the show’s virtual B2B platform landing page (code to be displayed on the glass showcase)
– A one-year subscription to the show’s virtual B2B platform offering access to more than 500,000 registered buyers
– Access to pre-show buyer meetings organized virtually by Embassy staff
– Company logo displayed on the Pavilion Logo Wall
Please note there will be no sampling in the space as the space will be focused on displaying Canadian products.

DATE: July 27 – 30, 2021
WEBSITE: http://www.seoulfoodnhotel.co.kr/main/main.php
DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR PARTICIPATION: Thursday morning, April 29th, 2021

CONTACT:

Lannia Pan MacAleer
Trade Development Officer
Global Trade Services
Innovation PEI – Province of Prince Edward Island
Email: lpmacaleer@gov.pe.ca
Tel: (902)368-6208 Cell: (902)218-4382

Sep
16
Thu
2021
Canadian Seafood Show @ Virtual Event
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

THE CANADIAN SEAFOOD SHOW,

SEPTEMBER 16 & 17,  2021

A show different from the others,
what is the point of proposing the same thing?

The Canadian Seafood Show is Canada’s only trade event dedicated to seafood products and has become a must-attend event. Buyers and suppliers from around the world attend this annual two-day show to meet, consolidate their networks and create new business ties. Buyers in attendance represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, retail and food service companies, etc…

Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market.

The international component offers a huge opportunity for visiting countries to meet Canadian buyers and introduce us to new products and new flavors. The machinery is also highlighted with a section reserved for packaging, weighing, processing equipment, etc.

Numerous conferences will take place during this fair. In particular, sustainable, eco-responsible fishing, the renewal of stocks and traceability will be discussed.

The largest players in the Canadian fishing industry will be present at this show, come meet them and form new partnerships! See you on September 16 & 17, 2021!

Sep
17
Fri
2021
Canadian Seafood Show @ Virtual Event
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

THE CANADIAN SEAFOOD SHOW,

SEPTEMBER 16 & 17,  2021

A show different from the others,
what is the point of proposing the same thing?

The Canadian Seafood Show is Canada’s only trade event dedicated to seafood products and has become a must-attend event. Buyers and suppliers from around the world attend this annual two-day show to meet, consolidate their networks and create new business ties. Buyers in attendance represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, retail and food service companies, etc…

Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market.

The international component offers a huge opportunity for visiting countries to meet Canadian buyers and introduce us to new products and new flavors. The machinery is also highlighted with a section reserved for packaging, weighing, processing equipment, etc.

Numerous conferences will take place during this fair. In particular, sustainable, eco-responsible fishing, the renewal of stocks and traceability will be discussed.

The largest players in the Canadian fishing industry will be present at this show, come meet them and form new partnerships! See you on September 16 & 17, 2021!

Sep
21
Tue
2021
SIAL Canada – Virtual Event @ Virtual
Sep 21 all day

SIAL Canada is now the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 1,000 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting over 18,500 buyers from Canada, the U.S., and 60 other countries.

This event offers a complete range of food products under one roof. Whether you work in the retail, catering or food processing industry, or you’re simply looking for new and innovative products or regional specialties from around the world, you’ll find exactly what you need right here.

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.

Oct
6
Wed
2021
Food Taipei 2021 @ Virtual Event
Oct 6 – Oct 9 all day

FOOD TAIPEI 2021 will be held on June 23-26, 2021, in conjunction with FOOD TECH, BIO/PHARMATECH TAIWAN, TAIPEI PACK and TAIWAN HORECA. We cordially invite you to join us again at FOOD TAIPEI 2021, to engage the huge possibilities of the food industry.