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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.

Jan 14 – Mar 11 all day

If export to Europe is in your business plan this webinar series will cover every aspect to consider for Food and Beverage Companies.


Webinar Title Presenter Date
Understanding EU consumers – differences and similarities between countries François Kranenpohl January 14, 2022
Regulatory Requirements for placing compliant Food, Beverage & Dietary Supplements on the market in EU Marie Dubitsky January 18, 2022
Importing into Europe: Operations & Logistics for shipping goods to the EU & UK Torsten Baar January 21, 2022
Sales Representation in the EU – What is the best overseas set up for my company? Evaluating business models and distribution options François Kranenpohl January 28, 2022
Route to Market, How to gain a foothold in the European market Torsten Baar February 4, 2022
Regulatory Requirements for Nutrition & Health Claims, Organic/Natural certification and Food Packing Legislation in the EU Marie Dubitsky February 11, 2022
Understanding EU market and margin structure – Retail / HoReCa / Ecommerce / Organic Trade François Kranenpohl February 25, 2022
Protecting your brand in EU countries Ulrich Schmitz-DuMont March 4, 2022
Financial and Other Support for Food & Beverage Export Sales & Marketing Norman Purdy March 11, 2022
Navigating Export Program Funding in Atlantic Canada @ Online Event
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn more about the export funding programs offered by the federal government and the four Atlantic Canadian provincial governments.

About this event

This session is ideal for growth-oriented businesses and entrepreneurs interested in new market opportunities. The session will be in English but simultaneous translation in French will be available upon request. L’interprétation simultanée vers le français sera disponible sur demande.


10:00am Welcome

10:05am ACOA Programs

10:20am BDC Programs

10:40am EDC Programs

11:00am Breakout room – New Brunswick Programs

Breakout Room – Nova Scotia Programs

Breakout Room – PEI programs

Breakout Room – Newfoundland and Labrador Programs

11:20am Global Affairs Canada – CANExport

11:40am Q&A

12:00pm Closing

This webinar is made possible through the Atlantic Canada Trade and Investment Growth Agreement.

Virtual Q&A: Indigenous Arts Grants @ Virtual Event
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Q&A: Indigenous Arts Grants @ Virtual Event
The Cultural Development Division of Innovation PEI is hosting an online information session followed by a Q&A for Indigenous artists living in Epekwitk looking to apply for the Indigenous Arts Grants program.
To help things run smoothly, we’re asking you to submit questions in advance.
Please register ahead of time here for the information session on Tuesday, January 18th at 12pm. This session will be recorded and shared online.
If you are unable to attend and would like more information please contact Patricia Bourque or Mathieu Foran with any questions you may have, or to book one on one time virtually.
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2022 Taste of Canada Mexico: Doing business in the agri-food sector in Mexico @ Virtual Event
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in exploring opportunities in the agri-food sector in Mexico? We invite you to register for the webinar on doing business in the agri-food sector in Mexico. This webinar will provide you with practical information and advice to successfully export to Mexico.

Mexico is the 4th largest export destination for Canadian agriculture and agri-food products. In this webinar, you will learn more about current trends and opportunities in this market, some of the key considerations to keep in mind when doing business in Mexico, as well as best practices. In addition, you will learn more about the products and services offered by the Trade Commissioner Service and Export Development Canada (EDC) that can benefit Canadian exporters throughout their trade journey.

*This webinar will be given in English, with simultaneous French interpretation available

2022 Taste of Canada Mexico: Food Labelling Requirements in Mexico @ Virtual Event
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in exploring opportunities in the agri-food sector in Mexico? Understanding food labelling requirements in Mexico is key when doing business in this market. In this webinar, you will learn more about the general principles for food labelling in Mexico, the core requirements, the new front of package requirements, allergen labelling, health/nutritional claims, and the key resources available to you.

Register now to participate in this free event.

*This webinar will be presented in English, with simultaneous French interpretation available.

2022 Taste of Canada Mexico: Making the Most of your Buyer’s Meeting @ Virtual Event
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in exploring opportunities in the agri-food sector in Mexico? We invite you to register to the webinar on making the most of your buyer meetings in Mexico. This webinar will provide you with practical information and advice to prepare for your meetings with potential buyers, importers and distributors.

In this webinar, you will learn more about the Mexican business culture, the key factors to consider in anticipation of your meetings, what to expect when negotiating with local buyers, marketing and promotional support, as well as logistics and distribution.

Register now to participate in this free event.

*This webinar will be given in English, with French simultaneous interpretation available.

NAHB International Builders Show 2022 @ Orange County Convention Center
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all day

Registration opens September 1!! Register early and save!

Innovation PEI, in partnership with ACOA and the other Atlantic Provinces, is currently seeking export-ready PEI building products and services companies who are interested in participating as an exhibitor at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida on February 8-10, 2022. This trade mission will feature an Atlantic exhibit pavilion and include B2B networking and support from Global Affairs Canada.

Why IBS? The United States continues to experience sustained growth in the building sector in most regions of the country. With the added benefit of the favourable prevailing exchange rate, the USA remains an important market for Atlantic Canadian building products and services companies.

The International Builders’ Show is the United States’ premier annual residential and commercial housing construction event for manufacturers and suppliers of home construction products and services. In 2020, the IBS celebrated its 75th anniversary with the largest show in 10 years, selling out booth space and attracting more than 115,000 attendees from more than 100 countries.

In 2020, eight Atlantic Canadian companies generated more than 325 leads and anticipated $3.65 million in sales in 12 months. The companies reported a 91% satisfaction rate with the Atlantic Pavilion, and attendee traffic rated satisfaction at 92.5%. IBS 2019 featured more than 1,500 manufacturers and suppliers who exhibited the industry’s latest innovations in construction products and services. In attendance were national builders, small local builders, custom home builders, architects and designers, distributors, re-modellers and other purchasers from the United States and beyond.

Trade Mission Benefits: The Atlantic pavilion will be located in prime booth space in the IBS West Hall (the main hall) next to other Canadian provincial pavilions. The pavilion will be 1,200 square feet measuring 20 feet long by 60 feet wide. Its traditional row-style layout will include 10-foot by 10-foot pipe and drape booths for individual exhibitors

Seafood Expo North America @ Boston Convention Centre, Boston, MA
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all day


Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is a leading trade event for seafood buyers in every market category including retail, restaurant, catering, food service and processing. Meet with suppliers from around the world and source the seafood, new products, equipment and services to meet your business needs.

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Attendee numbers, attendee quality, special events, conferences, media coverage—by every measure, Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America provide an incomparable marketplace for reaching seafood buyers and processors in the U.S. and North American market.

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The 2021 conference program will feature over 25 educational sessions, presented by top industry experts. Attendees will take away informative, engaging and practical information covering the most important and timely issues relevant to today’s seafood business environment.

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SIAL Canada Trade Show @ Montreal
Apr 20 – Apr 22 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.