*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.
Atlantic BIOCON Virtual Speaker Series: START2020 Pitch Competition @ Web Platform
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


START[2020] is an Atlantic wide sustainable innovation pitch competition for anyone creating new value with bioresources. START[2020] is open to individuals, startups, and existing businesses who need support to develop their idea, to beta-test solutions, and to bring their idea to market. Five finalists have been selected to pitch during the Atlantic BIOCON 2020 Virtual Series on July 14 at 2PM AST. The winner will be taking home $25,000 and access to commercialization opportunities.


North Taste Flavourings (Website) – New Brunswick

North Taste Flavourings has developed innovative technologies and processes to transform large volumes of by-product bio-mass from marine resources into various value-added products. They are expanding their production processes and are expediting their growth.

Cultivated EcoSystems (Website) – Nova Scotia

Cultivated EcoSystems is a zero-waste model system that diverts green waste from local restaurants, agricultural, horticultural, and fishing industries to create a biologically dense, and established, in-soil ecosystem that is self-sustaining.

UnBound Chemicals (Website) – Newfoundland & Labrador

UnBound Chemicals has created technology to collect, sort, extract and remarket ingredients from the billions of unused pills that are discarded annually. UnBound has created an Artificial Intelligence-driven pill process and are now in phase 2 of expanding their research and partnering with commercial businesses.

Green Oil Solutions (Website) – Nova Scotia

Green Oil Solutions (Green Oil) is an eco filtration company that purifies hydraulic fluid and diesel fuel on marine vessels. Using biomass materials Green Oil is creating innovative filtration systems for the fishing and marine industry.

Clever Fruit Products (Website) – Nova Scotia

Clever Fruit Products is a functional food ingredients manufacturer targeting improved health outcomes. They are focused on providing health invoking products to improve cholesterol profiles and help people avoid the potential risk of heart attack and stroke.


Use the link at the top and bottom of this page to register through the Zoom platform. You can add it to your calendar and on July 14, you’ll get a reminder email with the link just in case! Come watch these five finalists pitch their innovate ideas to our panel of judges.

If you have any questions please contact info@start2020.ca

CANCELED – Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America @ Boston Exhibition and Convention Center
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all day

Dear Seafood Community,

It is with great disappointment that we have to bring you the news that we will not be able to meet in person in 2020.
Due to ongoing health and safety issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become necessary to cancel the 2020 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America that was re-scheduled to take place on September 22 -24, 2020 in Boston, MA, USA.

Despite some re-opening measures nationally and locally, there are still far too many uncertainties about the impact that COVID-19 will have on travel and mass gatherings this September. Accordingly, it is impossible to hold an event that would provide an experience our seafood community would find valuable.

The Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America team will reach out to you to answer your questions about what the cancellation of the 2020 edition means for you. We are excited to discuss with you the opportunities to continue to build business and reconnect with the seafood buying communities going forward and for the 2021 edition.

We thank everyone in the industry, our vendors, and partners for their continued support while navigating these difficult times. We are determined to provide a valuable and safe business platform for the industry, and we look forward to bringing the seafood community back together in Boston on March 14-16, 2021.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at sales-na@seafoodexpo.com.
Stay well and healthy!

Kind regards,
Liz PlizgaGroup Vice PresidentDiversified Communications

SIAL Canada Trade Show @ Palais de Congrès
Sep 29 – Oct 1 all day
The SIAL Canada is a must-attend event for all as it presents a wide variety of products and services that include food and food products, beverages, food raw materials, and ingredients, cooked and processed foods, canned foods, fruits, and vegetables, and other food items. It is a leading event in the agro-food industry and features quite a lot of innovative cuisines and delicacies. The event is attended by more than 1200 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting over 25,000 buyers from Canada, the United States, and 60 other countries.   
China Fisheries & Seafood Expo Trade Show @ Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Qingdao (HICEC)
Oct 28 – Oct 30 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 18 – Nov 20 all day
FRUIT LOGISTICA covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry. 3.200 exhibitors and 78.000 trade visitors attend FRUIT LOGISTICA every year to realize their full business potential within the international fresh produce trade – and to write their own success story!
Oceanology International 2020 Trade Show
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all day

Website: www.oceanologyinternational.com

Oceanology International is turning 50 as the world’s largest ocean technology exhibition and conference. New features, free interactive seminars and 500+ exhibitors will join the celebration in the only event that brings together the 3 key players in the industry: businesses, academics and government. With over 8,000 attendees targeted for 2020, it is a must-attend event for those involved in exploring, monitoring, developing or protecting the world’s oceans, from seabed to surface and beyond. Join us in London to discover game-changing innovations and solutions transforming the future of ocean technology.

RC Show @ Enercare Centre
Feb 28 – Mar 2 all day
RC Show is a trade show and conference with networking events designed to connect suppliers to operators. With 20K industry professionals in attendance, RC Show is Canada’s largest foodservice and hospitality event bringing the industry together to shop, taste, learn, connect and grow your business.
Owned and operated by Restaurants Canada – this annual event provides thought leadership and education, 250,000 square feet of the latest product innovation and culinary events designed to inspire and motivate by showcasing cutting-edge products, pioneering people and transformative ideas. RC Show is the place to become inspired, gain expert insights and discover innovative products and services to bolster your bottom line. 
Mar 9 – Mar 12 all day

FOODEX JAPAN is Asia’s largest exhibition dedicated to food and drink across Japan and the whole world. Over the 4 days of the exhibition, about 85,000 buyers from food service, distribution, and trading companies are expected to attend. Attention will be given to the expansion of business opportunities domestically and internationally upon the activation of the TPP.Numerous buyers will also be attending from abroad, and business talks will be held with domestic and international manufacturers.

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America
Mar 14 – Mar 16 all day

Seafood Expo North America/ Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exhibition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market.

Health Innovation Week Trade Show
Apr 12 – Apr 16 all day

A thriving economy has always depended on the health of its people. Today, new innovations in healthcare are helping people live better lives and improving patient outcomes while making the healthcare industry more affordable and improving efficiencies. From March 30 – April 3, 2020, you’re invited to Health Innovation Week, Canada’s largest gathering of health startups, investors and the health ecosystem. Hosted by MaRS and held across the Toronto region, Health Innovation Week allows participants to network, secure funding and learn from industry experts.