*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
Thu
2021
Canadian Seafood Show (Postponed to 2022) @ Montreal Convention Center
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

**Postponed to 2022**

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 (Postponed to 2022) @ Montreal Convention Center
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

**Postponed to 2022**

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.

Sep
22
Wed
2021
POSTPONED: Innovation PEI – Info Session – Alberton @ Rural Action Centre Alberton
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Business Development Officer David Gamble will provide an overview of Innovation PEI‘s new programs to support small businesses.  Details to follow. To reserve your spot,  please contact Barb MacDonald at 902-853-3616 or barb.macdonald@cbdc.ca.

Stay tuned for new date.

Sep
29
Wed
2021
Ignition Fund Information Session – SUMMERSIDE @ Access PEI Summerside
Sep 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Ignition Fund is a competitive based fund for entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital for a new innovative business venture or to develop and launch a new innovative product. The fund invests seed capital that will allow successful applicants to turn their ideas into a tangible and viable business.

Innovation PEI is hosting Information Sessions across the island to talk with entrepreneurs and answer questions about the program criteria, the application process, and more!

Join us for this session in Summerside on September 29th, 2021 at 12:30pm. Limited seating available!

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.

Oct
7
Thu
2021
Ignition Fund Information Session – MONTAGUE @ Rural Action Centre Montague
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Ignition Fund is a competitive based fund for entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital for a new innovative business venture or to develop and launch a new innovative product. The fund invests seed capital that will allow successful applicants to turn their ideas into a tangible and viable business.

Innovation PEI is hosting Information Sessions across the island to talk with entrepreneurs and answer questions about the program criteria, the application process, and more!

Join us for this session on October 7th, 2021 at 12:00pm. Limited seating available!

 

To register to attend in-person, please contact Emma Gamble, Client Information Officer at the Rural Action Centre Montague, at emma.gamble@cbdc.ca, 902-838-4030 or Toll Free:  1-855-297-9898
Oct
13
Wed
2021
Ignition Fund Information Session – ALBERTON @ Rural Action Centre Alberton
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Ignition Fund is a competitive based fund for entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital for a new innovative business venture or to develop and launch a new innovative product. The fund invests seed capital that will allow successful applicants to turn their ideas into a tangible and viable business.

Innovation PEI is hosting Information Sessions across the island to talk with entrepreneurs and answer questions about the program criteria, the application process, and more!

Join us for this session on October 13th, 2021 at 12:00pm.

 

To register to attend in-person, please contact Barb MacDonald, Client Information Officer at Rural Action Centre Alberton, at barb.macdonald@cbdc.ca, 902-853-3616, or Toll Free: 1-855-297-9898
Oct
14
Thu
2021
Ignition Fund Information Session – CHARLOTTETOWN @ Startup Zone Charlottetown
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Ignition Fund is a competitive based fund for entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital for a new innovative business venture or to develop and launch a new innovative product. The fund invests seed capital that will allow successful applicants to turn their ideas into a tangible and viable business.

Innovation PEI is hosting Information Sessions across the island to talk with entrepreneurs and answer questions about the program criteria, the application process, and more!

Join us for this session in Charottetown on October 14th, 2021 at 12:00pm. Limited seating available!