*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.
Breakthrough to Success @ Credit Union Place
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Come join us for an inspiring morning with leading industry experts who will give you the tools you need to take your business to the next level!

To register please contact Krista Thompson at 902-888-3793 ext 0 or by email krista.thompson@cbdc.ca.

Food & Beverage Atlantic Annual Industry Conference @ Legends Restaurant
Nov 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Why not join the association and save on all events and training!


2019 CCTP Fall Conference @ York Community Centre
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


8:50 am | Doors Open & coffee, tea, light refreshments and NETWORKING

9:05 am | Business MEETING with updates about 2019 CCTP projects; COMMUNITY UPDATES + SLATE OF OFFICERS confirmed for the 2019-20 CCTP Board of Directors.

10:45 – 10:55 am | Break

10:55 am – 11:50 am | ‘Me’ to ‘We’ Panel:

A ‘How-To’ Learning Session for all Central Coastal Operators with panelists representing successful community & sector collaborations, with a strong focus on the development of shoulder season experiences & partnerships.

*Stay tuned for announcements on Panelists.

11:50 am | Prize Draws


It is free for anyone to attend the Business Meeting portion of the conference.

The ‘Me’ to ‘We’ Panel is free for 2019 CCTP Members & $20 + applicable fees for non-members.

Third Thursdays by Innovation PEI Cultural Development Division @ Confederation Centre of the Arts
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Third Thursdays is a fantastic opportunity to network with members of creative industries, meet the cultural development team, reconnect with your industry colleagues in a casual environment and enjoy some complimentary snacks! Come on out and find your next great collaborator.

Is this for me?

  • are you a professional artist?
  • are you a professional musician?
  • are you a professional writer/publisher?
  • are you a professional filmmaker?
  • are you a professional dancer?
  • are you a professional actor?
  • are you a professional artisan/crafter?
  • are you working in theatre?
  • are you working as an arts administrator?
  • do you work for a cultural and/or creative organization?
  • do you work in applied arts (ex: graphic design, video gaming, culinary, fashion, craft)?

If you answered yes to the above questions we want to see you at Third Thursdays!

The arts are at the heart of all creative industries. Design (such as interior, graphic, architecture, industrial, fashion and engineering), marketing, publishing, video production, gaming and virtual reality, fashion, and the beauty industry are all artistic pursuits. Music recording, broadcast, print publication, podcast, blogs, and other digital storytelling are all artistic pursuits.

Third Thursdays is a bi-monthly event that takes place on the 3rd Thursday of that month across Prince Edward Island. We are encouraging all creative Islanders to get out and meet up with their colleagues from across the province.

2019 President’s Excellence Awards @ Delta Prince Edward Hotel
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Event Description:
Join us for the Chamber’s Biggest Night of the Year!
Sponsored by: Atlantic Lottery

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Delta Prince Edward Hotel
Time: Champagne Reception: 6 pm – 7 p.m.
Dinner & Awards: 7:00 p.m.

Ticket pricing
Individual ticket: $165 plus HST
Table of 8: $1,300 plus HST

About the event 
The President’s Excellence Awards is a prestigious awards and gala dinner celebrating entrepreneurs and their successes, innovations and contributions to our community. The Chamber will celebrate businesses in the following award categories: Excellence in Business, Excellence in Customer Service, Emerging Business Excellence, Workplace Excellence, Not-for-Profit Excellence, People’s Choice for Community Impact, Volunteer of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.

Event Sponsors:

Silver Sponsor

  • Innovation PEI

Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sponsor

  • Provincial Credit Union Ltd.

Excellence in Business Award Sponsor

  • Scotiabank - Grafton & University

People’s Choice for Community Impact Award

  • MRSB Group

Not-For-Profit Excellence Award Sponsor

  • Results Marketing & Advertising

Excellence in Customer Service Award Co-Sponsor

  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Cox & Palmer

Emerging Business Excellence Award Sponsor

  • City of Charlottetown

Workplace Excellence Award

  • Royal Bank of Canada

Student Entrepreneur Award Sponsor

  • Air Canada
Business Success with Facebook @ Rural Action Centre - Alberton
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm


This session will be held Thursday, November 26th – 1 pm to 3:30pm

**Option to stay for Q&A and networking until 4pm

In the Boardroom of the Rural Action Centre.

Facilitator Maureen Kerr of Kerr Consulting, has provided social media training and consulting services since 2007. She manages social media for many Island businesses and organizations.

This workshop will include – Facebook marketing tools, setting up a business page, capturing potential customer’s attention and how to add administrators to a page.

Come out and learn how to grow your business through marketing, networking and advertising on Facebook!

Please see attached information. Limited Seating.

For more information, please contact Barb at 902-853-3616 or barb.macdonald@cbdc.ca.

Cannabiz Tourism: Strategies 2020 @ Startup Zone
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Learn about the emerging Canadian Cannabis Tourism industry and what you can do to position your business to capitalize on market trends.

About this Event

On October 17, 2018, Canada legalized recreational cannabis. In July 2019, only 10-months later, the Canadian Cannabis Industry added $8.26 billion to Canada’s GDP and grew 185%.

So what does the future of Cannabis Legalization mean for Canada’s Hospitality & Tourism industry? For Prince Edward Island?

This event will:

• Define what “Cannabis Tourism” is

• Provide an overview of the Canadian Cannabis Industry

• Discuss emerging cannabis tourism strategies in Canada and abroad

• Explore strategies for businesses in Prince Edward Island

This session is designed for hospitality and tourism owners, managers and Government employees in Prince Edward Island. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Must be 19 years of age or older to attend.

– – – About the Speaker – – –

Island entrepreneur, investor and small-business owner, Shaman Ferraro is the CEO of Gocanna, a cannabis tourism consulting and education service. In August 2018, Shaman was the first person to provide analytical data and project the potential $2B economic value of cannabis tourism industry in Canada. Recognized as a Cannabis Tourism Expert, he has been a featured speaker on the subject at conferences across Canada.

Shaman is also an experienced ‘cannabis event planner’, having successfully hosted PEI’s first recreational cannabis event on October 19, 2018 – 2 days after legalization – as well as PEI’s first cannabis conference in May 2019, The Atlantic Cannabis Conference & Expo.

Combining traditional hospitality and tourism with opportunities in the emerging cannabis industry, Shaman is a leader in comprehensively understanding unique solutions that maximize the customer experience, the value of commercial services and the economic return for business owners in the emerging and niche markets.

FUN FACT: Shaman was interviewed live by CTV NEWS Toronto on October 17, 2018 – the day cannabis was legalized in Canada!

Public Speaking Workshop with Dr. Vincenzo Repaci @ Startup Zone
Nov 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This public speaking workshop is designed for entrepreneurs and business people who want to build and deliver stand out presentations.

About this Event

This public speaking workshop is designed for entrepreneurs and business people who want to build and deliver stand out presentations.

We will breakdown the science of crafting and presenting a compelling case for your business by developing your ability to:

  • Understand the structure of a compelling narrative, and build a narrative for your business.
  • Connect with an audience.
  • Use biochemistry to maximize the effectiveness of your presentation.
  • “Hack” your body language to project confidence.

To get the most out of this workshop, come with a topic or presentation style you would like to work on. The workshop will be completely interactive, so you will have an opportunity to get your questions answered, and leave the Startup Zone a stronger presenter!

Dr. Vincenzo Repaci is a polymath holding academic positions in Genetics, Environmental Science, Statistics, and Business, and working as a consultant with businesses to develop effective and high performing teams. Bringing a scientific background to workforce development, he draws from biochemistry, evolutionary biology and diverse research to help teams transform and respond to challenges in the market.

Business Success with Facebook @ Montague Rural Action Centre
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

About this Event

The Montague Rural Action Centre – 540 Main Street will host a free workshop entitled “Business Success with Facebook”.

This session will be held Thursday, November 27th from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm in the main Boardroom of the Rural Action Centre!

Facilitator Maureen Kerr of Kerr Consulting, has provided social media training and consulting services since 2007. She manages over 15 social media pages for many Island businesses and organizations.

This workshop will include – Facebook marketing tools, setting up a business page, capturing potential customer’s attention and how to add administrators to a page.

Come out and learn how to grow your business through marketing, networking and advertising on Facebook!

We hope to see you there!

Nov 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

WELLINGTON – le 15 novembre 2019 – Tous les entrepreneurs qui veulent apprendre comment mieux profiter des médias sociaux pour stimuler leurs ventes sont invités à participer à un dîner-causerie sur ce thème le jeudi 28 novembre à 12 h30 au Centre d’action rural de Wellington.

Robyn Gallant d’Eventurous Consulting à Charlottetown et Maureen Kerr de Kerr Consulting à Bellevue Cove livreront l’atelier bilingue de 90 minutes, nommé « Comment profiter de Facebook pour améliorer mes chances de succès en affaires ».

Parmi les points qui seront discutés :
• Les bénéfices d’utiliser Facebook pour entreprises ;
• La promotion de votre entreprise via Facebook ;
• L’installation de sa page entrepreneuriale ;
• L’ajoute d’administrateurs pour sa page ;
• La compréhension de l’arrière-plan de sa page Facebook.

L’évènement est organisé conjointement par le Centre d’action rural de Wellington et la Chambre de commerce acadienne et francophone de l’ÎPÉ. Le frais d’inscription est de 5 $ pour membres de la Chambre et 10 $ pour non-membres ; ce montant couvre le repas.

Il faut s’inscrire au plus tard le mardi 26 novembre en communiquant avec Velma LeBlanc au 902-854-3439, poste 228, ou à velma@rdeeipe.org.