*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
1
Wed
2021
Virtual Trade Mission to AI Korea 2021 @ Virtual
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all day

Is your company interested in selling its innovative technology in the South Korean market?

If so, you may be interested in applying to join the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) on the virtual trade mission to AI Korea 2021, a unique opportunity to engage with the Korean technology industry from home. The TCS will also host a Canada Pavilion at AI Korea 2021, which will promote Canadian technologies and will host virtual meetings between Canadian participants and Korean industry stakeholders to generate discussions on potential partnership opportunities.

Selected applicants will:

  • meet with potential buyers, partners and investors in Korea’s technology sector
  • increase the visibility of their product or service
  • receive personalized support from the Trade Commissioner Service

Application deadline: July 30, 2021

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.

Oct
20
Wed
2021
73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse. United @ Virtual Event
Oct 20 – Oct 24 all day

“In 2021, Frankfurter Buchmesse will again be an important meeting place – for the book industry, for authors and readers,” emphasized Juergen Boos, director of Frankfurter Buchmesse. “The industry needs exchange and visibility more than ever.

In recent months we’ve held in-depth discussions with our customers and created a plan tailored to the needs of our exhibitors. With our updated conditions for participating in the fair, and our generous cancellation policy and flexible programme, we want to make it easy for our exhibitors in Germany and around the world to decide in favour of coming to Frankfurt. As always, protecting the health of our exhibitors and visitors has top priority. Our planning processes are therefore flexible, allowing us to quickly adapt to changing requirements.”

The 73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse is being supported by funds from the German government’s NEUSTART KULTUR programme. This assistance is being passed along to exhibitors, which means they will benefit from significantly lower fees for exhibition stands.

We look forward to seeing you from 20 to 24 October 2021 with Guest of Honour Canada.

Oct
27
Wed
2021
China Fisheries & Seafood Expo Trade Show @ Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Qingdao (HICEC)
Oct 27 – Oct 29 all day

Website: http://chinaseafoodexpo.com

China is the World’s largest and fastest-growing seafood market. More than 33,000 seafood professionals from around the globe visit CFSE annually to forge relationships and expand their presence in this dynamic market. Contact Innovation PEI to join us at the 2020 CFSE.

Nov
1
Mon
2021
UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE UK 2021 – In Partnership with Italy @ The Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
Nov 1 – Nov 12 all day

The climate talks will be the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted; bringing together over 30,000 delegates including heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. The challenge is not insignificant, but we must step up to it to save the environment we all live in. The UN Climate Change process is central to that collective action.

Feb
8
Tue
2022
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