*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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Nov
2
Mon
2020
Canada Food Expo 2020 Japan & South Korea – Virtual Edition @ Virtual B2B Meetings
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 10:00 pm

Canada Food Expo Japan & Korea 2020 – Virtual Edition!

Format: Virtual B2B meetings

When: November 2020

Application deadline: September 18, 2020

Canadian Embassies & Consulates, in partnership with provinces, industry associations, and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, invite you to apply to participate the Canada Food Expo Japan & Korea Virtual Edition, taking place in November 2020.

This initiative is designed to provide export-ready, small and medium-sized food, beverage and seafood producers an opportunity to showcase their products to targeted Japanese and South Korean buyers, with pre-scheduled one-on-one virtual business meetings.

The virtual B2B meetings are anticipated to take place over the course of the following dates:

  •        South Korea: November 2-16, Monday-Thursday evenings Canada time (Tuesday-Friday mornings in South Korea)
  •       Japan: November 16-26, Monday-Thursday evenings Canada time (Tuesday-Friday mornings in Japan)

If you have interest in participating please contact Lannia MacAleer for a listing of registered buyers and the application form.

Registration fee: None. All expenses are funded by your Canadian provincial and federal government.

Important note: The final decision regarding which Canadian exporters are selected for meetings will rest with the Japanese and Korean buyers. As such, be as tailored as possible to show how your products align with that buyer’s specific interests.

 

Nov
30
Mon
2020
Food & Beverage EU Virtual B2B and Showcase @ Virtual B2B and Showcase
Nov 30 – Dec 4 all day

Virtual B2B and Showcase

Focus on EU and UK Markets November 30 to December 4

Are you Export-Ready for the EU and UK Markets? Join us for a Virtual B2B and Showcase Event

Application Deadline – September 25th, 2020

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In surveying the EU Markets, the following items have been identified as being in demand in European regions:

  • Meat (Pork, Beef)
  • Frozen foods (Pastry, vegetables, fruit)
  • Maple syrup and maple products
  • Premium, high quality, niche, organic, gourmet
  • Small fruit (blueberries and cranberries)
  • Pet foods
  • Alcoholic beverages (Beer, Cider, Spirits, Wine)
  • Honey
  • Snacks, sweets
  • Value-added food products (organic, vegetarian/vegan, free-from foods, high-protein/low-sugar foods, healthy snacks)

Event details:

  • Virtual Showcase of your products open all week for You will be given an individual virtual kiosk where you will upload videos, pictures, products information, and links.
  • Scheduled B2B meetings with vetted qualified buyers
  • In-market We will ship your samples to in- market colleagues who will host a reception for Buyers.
  • One-on-one meeting with EU Consultant to discuss European Market
  • Participation fee of $250

Countries of focus are United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and Spain however Buyers from across Europe are invited to attend.

Register your intent to participate at www.atlanticfood.ca/events

Dec
8
Tue
2020
Online Global Program – Webinar Series (Online in Japan) @ Virtual Event
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am

Online Global Program – Webinar Series

Are you an Atlantic Canadian company interested in increasing your capacity to grow your sales, exports, brand and business globally?
We’ve teamed up with IBT Online for a webinar series to help you leverage today’s online digital tools.
Join us to learn about online business development tools like websites, ecommerce and international marketing.
Get practical, hands-on training as we explore best practice websites for international markets, online marketing, global ecommerce and more.

More Information and FREE Registration Here

Can’t make it? Don’t worry! Register and we’ll send you a recording.
Don’t forget to ask us about our Atlantic Canada Online Global Program for website localization and e-commerce localized websites!

Webinar Schedule:

Tuesday November 3rd, 11am AST: Business Development Websites
Thursday November 5th, 11am AST: International Online Marketing
Tuesday November 10th, 11am AST: Compliance and Security Online
Thursday November 12th, 11am AST: Global E-commerce
Thursday November 17th, 11am AST: Online in Latin America
Tuesday November 19th, 11am AST: Online in Europe
Tuesday December 8th, 11am AST: Online in Japan
Thursday December 10th, 11am AST: Online in South Korea
Tuesday December 15th, 11am AST: Online in Southeast Asia

Dec
10
Thu
2020
Online Global Program – Webinar Series (Online in South Korea) @ Virtual Event
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am

Online Global Program – Webinar Series

Are you an Atlantic Canadian company interested in increasing your capacity to grow your sales, exports, brand and business globally?
We’ve teamed up with IBT Online for a webinar series to help you leverage today’s online digital tools.
Join us to learn about online business development tools like websites, ecommerce and international marketing.
Get practical, hands-on training as we explore best practice websites for international markets, online marketing, global ecommerce and more.

More Information and FREE Registration Here

Can’t make it? Don’t worry! Register and we’ll send you a recording.
Don’t forget to ask us about our Atlantic Canada Online Global Program for website localization and e-commerce localized websites!

Webinar Schedule:

Tuesday November 3rd, 11am AST: Business Development Websites
Thursday November 5th, 11am AST: International Online Marketing
Tuesday November 10th, 11am AST: Compliance and Security Online
Thursday November 12th, 11am AST: Global E-commerce
Thursday November 17th, 11am AST: Online in Latin America
Tuesday November 19th, 11am AST: Online in Europe
Tuesday December 8th, 11am AST: Online in Japan
Thursday December 10th, 11am AST: Online in South Korea
Tuesday December 15th, 11am AST: Online in Southeast Asia

Dec
15
Tue
2020
Online Global Program – Webinar Series (Online in Southeast Asia) @ Virtual Event
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am

Online Global Program – Webinar Series

Are you an Atlantic Canadian company interested in increasing your capacity to grow your sales, exports, brand and business globally?
We’ve teamed up with IBT Online for a webinar series to help you leverage today’s online digital tools.
Join us to learn about online business development tools like websites, ecommerce and international marketing.
Get practical, hands-on training as we explore best practice websites for international markets, online marketing, global ecommerce and more.

More Information and FREE Registration Here

Can’t make it? Don’t worry! Register and we’ll send you a recording.
Don’t forget to ask us about our Atlantic Canada Online Global Program for website localization and e-commerce localized websites!

Webinar Schedule:

Tuesday November 3rd, 11am AST: Business Development Websites
Thursday November 5th, 11am AST: International Online Marketing
Tuesday November 10th, 11am AST: Compliance and Security Online
Thursday November 12th, 11am AST: Global E-commerce
Thursday November 17th, 11am AST: Online in Latin America
Tuesday November 19th, 11am AST: Online in Europe
Tuesday December 8th, 11am AST: Online in Japan
Thursday December 10th, 11am AST: Online in South Korea
Tuesday December 15th, 11am AST: Online in Southeast Asia

Feb
28
Sun
2021
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. 
SHOP. TASTE. LEARN. CONNECT. GROW YOUR BUSINESS.
Mar
9
Tue
2021
FOODEX JAPAN 2021
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.

Mar
14
Sun
2021
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.

Sep
7
Tue
2021
Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global @ Fira Barcelona Gran Via Venue
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all day

The world’s largest seafood exposition is moving to Barcelona, Spain, starting with the 2021 edition.

The 29th edition of Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global will take place on 27-29 April 2021 at Fira Barcelona, Gran Via venue, in Barcelona.

Every year, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, continues to break records in terms of total attendance and exhibit space. The last edition, in 2019, hosted more than 29,000 seafood buyers and suppliers from around the globe with over 2,000 exhibiting companies, making it the largest and most successful event in the expo’s history.

The decision is the result of extensive market research based on exhibitor and attendee feedback over the years and an evaluation of major destinations throughout Europe. Barcelona’s robust hotel offering will provide attendees and exhibitors considerable value for their investment and a larger, modern venue will present long-term growth opportunities.

Fira Barcelona hosts around 150 events annually bringing in-depth expertise servicing global trade events. Fira’s state-of-the-art Gran Via venue is one of the largest in Europe, with over 200,000 square meters of floor space, 8 exhibit halls, more than 40 restaurants and is easily accessible by car, train and plane.

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.