Upcoming events

    • 02 May 2017
    • 04 May 2017
    • Toronto

    The tradeshow SIAL Canada from May 2-4, 2017 has returned from Quebec to Toronto and is the ultimate North American Food Innovation Exhibition in Canada! SIAL CANADA proudly represents the European Union as the region of honour for its 2017 edition. The promotional policy under the slogan “Enjoy! it's from Europe”, also serves to open the North American and European markets to the industry as a whole. 

    Canada and the EU

    Now that CETA, Canada’s most significant free-trade initiative since NAFTA and the broadest trade agreement that Canada has ever undertaken, will come into force in 2017, there are tremendous possibilities arising for the food industry. The EU is the biggest player on the global food-trading scene, therefore it is easy to understand that it is Canada’s 2nd largest and most influential partner after the United States. The value of bilateral trade in goods between the EU and Canada was €63.5 billion in 2015. Moreover CETA represents a whole new world of trading opportunities for Canadian companies from coast to coast. Through this historic trade agreement, SIAL Canada will support, educate and create groundbreaking new opportunities for food business professionals.

    EU Commisioner to lead business delegation

    SIAL Canada is honoured that, Phil Hogan, Member of the European Commission for Agriculture and Rural Development, will be attending at SIAL Canada. The EU Commisioner will be joined by a business delegation of approximately 60 companies for this exciting new edition of the show.


    INFORMATION SIAL CANADAhttps://sialcanada.com/en/

    • 06 May 2017
    • Fanshawe College, London, Ontario

    Experience the energy and creativity of upcoming Canadian environmental design talent. Celebrate Canada’s 150th by participating in the national design competition where college and university students have redesigned a local public space using themes of inclusion, belonging, reconciliation and connection. Twelve teams from across Canada have been selected by a panel of nationally recognized designers to present their master plans. Don’t miss Canada’s next generation of urban, landscape and environmental designers.

    For more details, see the attached invitation.

    Canada 150 Competition Invite.pdf

    • 07 May 2017
    • 14 May 2017
    • Apeldoorn

    In relation to the celebration of 150 years of Canada next year, in collaboration with the Apeldoorn - Burlington Committee Gelre Association International (GAI) will organize a multi-day program in May.

    One of the components will be a business meeting 'Gelderland Meets Canada'.

    There will also be a 'World Proef' market where visitors can experience and sample food, music, performances and culture from Canada and around the world.

    Gelre Association International (GAI) is a citizens  initiative formed in 2009 at the request of the municipality of Apeldoorn and formally established in 2011.

    GAI is as regional portal for international exchange and cooperation actively focused on internationalization, culture, partnership & business. 

    Focus areas: culture, education, durability, circular economy, health & welfare, art and sports. More information will follow. You can also visit worldproef.nl/en/

    • 12 May 2017
    • 22 May 2017
    • Ottawa

    The biggest tulip festival in the world attracts more than 500,000 visitors each year. The festival originates from the 100,000 tulip bulbs that the Dutch government gifted to the Canadians in 1945 as a sign of gratitude for the hospitality that was extended to the Dutch Royal Family during the Second World War.

    Since 1953, the Canadian Tulip Festival has been celebrating the legacy of the tulip, Ottawa’s flower, which symbolizes the strong bonds of friendship between Canada and the Netherlands, forged in Canada’s role in the Liberation of the Netherlands during the Second World War.

    The Canadian Tulip Festival offers festival-goers the opportunity to explore the colourful tulips in bloom, Dutch culture, an International Pavilion, Ikebana workshops, and be entertained by a diversity of music artists as well as captivating fireworks.

    Canada is gearing up for lots of festivities to ring in its 150th anniversary of Confederation, and Ottawa will be the hub of all of the key celebrations. The ‘Canadian Tulip Festival’ is also marking a milestone, as 2017 is the 65th anniversary of the Festival.

    For more information, visit http://tulipfestival.ca/

    Canadian Tulip Festival / Festival canadien de tulipes

    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 18 Aug 2017
    • Eastern Canada

    Want To Sail The Seven Seas In An Historic Dutch Masted Tall Ship?

    Well... not the whole seven seas exactly, but at least a small part of them. To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, this year you can join them and return loaded with many stories of your adventurous voyage and plans for new adventures to come!

    During the summer over 40 Tall Ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

    We’ve got history in abundance

    DutchTallShips.com own 3 tall ships. Two will be sailing to Canada; the bark ‘Europa’ built in 1911 and ‘Oosterschelde’ built in 1917 are unique in their kind. There are very few truly historic ships left in the world and with lots of hard work and passion we keep these last survivors under sail. We are very proud to be sailing worldwide and looking forward to visit Canada. ‘Oosterschelde’ will even be celebrating her centenary in Canada!

    We hope to welcome many Dutch Canadians on board to sail along for one or more legs. Sailing experience is not required. The professional crew of the ship is more than willing to explain all about navigation, sail handling, square rig sailing and much more. All ages and nationalities can


    The three-masted topsail schooner ‘Oosterschelde’ (1917) is the largest restored Dutch sailing ship and is a monument for Dutch shipbuilding and maritime navigation under sail. ‘Oosterschelde’ is internationally known for her many impressive journeys since her restoration in 1992, including two circumnavigations. The ship is regularly in use as a floating embassy for  companies in ports all over the world.


    The bark ‘Europa’ (1911) travels the oceans all over the world and developed a reputation since 1994 as a ship that ‘really sails’. Tall Ship lovers, even without experience, can steer, hoist the sails and navigate the ship. The 56 metres long ship was built in Hamburg and rebuilt and refurbished in Amsterdam. Since then, the Bark 'Europa' is wandering the oceans, participating in Tall
    Ships Races and visits the Antarctic continent every year.
    Please find below the sailing schedule with dates and rates. If you are interested in joining one of the ships or learning more about the voyages, please contact Elvira Beetstra at info@dutchtallships.com.

    Sailing Schedule Dutch Tall Ships

    • 15 Jun 2017
    • 16 Jun 2017
    • Radboud University, Nijmegen

    From booksellers and rock artists to diplomats and the President of the United States, many people have echoed the sentiment that Canada has something important to offer to the world. The 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 represents an excellent occasion to consider and highlight current social, cultural and political developments and critically explore the ways in which Canada defines itself and its place in the world. Can Canada be a blueprint for the world? To what extent can Canadian policies and solutions be transferred to other continents and cultures? Does the world indeed need more Canada?

    For more information, visit the conference website.

    Call For Papers

    With the election of Justin Trudeau, Canada seeks to move in different political, social and economic directions from the ones initiated and implemented by former Prime Minister Steven Harper. At the same time, the legacy of Harper and his predecessors, including Pierre Trudeau, needs to be (re)negotiated and adapted to the realities of the 21st century.

    For this conference, we call for proposals that seek to critically examine Trudeau’s emphasis on change and the promise of revision. Specifically, we seek papers that explore continuities and discontinuities in Canada’s approaches to the following subset of themes: immigration, justice and security; issues of indigeneity; the theory and practice of Canadian multiculturalism and the ideal of the “inclusive society;” Canada in global perspective.

    Proposals may include but are not limited to the following topics:

    • New (transcultural) perspectives on Canadian national identity: still “our famous problem” (Northrop Frye)? Identity and issues of language, immigration and integration.
    • Canadian multiculturalism: the legacy of Pierre Trudeau, (dis)continuities in Justin Trudeau’s present-day policies, theory and practice.
    • Canadian culture: revision and change in the production, reception and study of Canadian literature, film, art and music, especially as related to multiculturalism and recent developments in transnational literary and cultural studies.
    • Being indigenous in Canada Canada’s relation to indigeneity: First Nations and the world; the plans and policies of Justin Trudeau to wield change and bridge continuing social, economic and cultural gaps; “Idle No More” and related activist initiatives involving visibility, land claims and the protection of the environment; outcomes of and follow-ups to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee; contemporary indigenous literature, film, art, music.
    • Canada and the world: Canada’s response to the international refugee crisis; CETA: curse or blessing? The Canadian North as conflicted space; Canada and the US; Canada and Europe: partners in peace?; The legacy of WWII: memory, memorialization, and the prospect of global peace.
    • Canada and (inter)national issues of security, justice and human rights.

    Please send your proposals (300 words) and a brief CV to the conference organizers Prof. dr. Hans Bak and Dr. Mathilde Roza at canadaconference@let.ru.nl by March 1, 2017

    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 29 Jun 2017
    • Vancouver, Canada.

    The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from various disciplines and countries interested in retailing and consumer services. Over the years the conference has attracted scholars from disciplines such as marketing, psychology, urban planning, transportation, management, geography, real estate, etc from across the world. The conference gives delegates an opportunity to present their completed projects but also to present work in progress.

    CONFERENCE PACKAGE: 1098 Euros before February 1, 2017; 1450 Euros after this date.
    The package includes participation, documentation, proceedings, book of abstracts, three nights of accommodation (arrival: June 26 - departure: June 29, 2017), tea and coffee breaks, lunches, conference dinner, all taxes and service charges. A limited number of pre and post-conference rooms, two days before and after the conference, is available at discounted rates, subject to availability. It is advisable to inform us if you need any pre-or post conference nights when submitting the abstract to avoid disappointment. The sooner we know, the higher the chance it is available. Rooms will be made available on a first come-first serve basis.
    AWARD: Full papers compete for the Elsevier Most Innovative Paper Award.
    THE AREA: Vancouver is a beautiful, green and clean city. It has a lot to offer from culture to nature and is ideal for trips to the Canadian Rockies. The conference hotel is located in Burnaby; a perfect base for discovering and exploring nearby Vancouver. The hotel is located steps away from the Metropolis at Metrotown mall, British Columbia’s biggest entertainment and shopping center. Skytrain is within one block and brings you to downtown Vancouver.

    For more information, contact eirass@tue.nl

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 13 Jul 2017
    • Toronto, Canada

    Program Overview

    Enterprise World 2017 will offer 120+ breakout sessions including strategy roadmaps, customer stories, panels and technical how-to sessions. Plus a plethora of networking activities, interactive workshops and live demos with the Innovation Lab, Developer Lab, Enterprise EXPO, User Group meetings, Product Advisory Councils, training courses and Partner Summit and so much more!

    Come to Toronto to learn about:

    • Roadmaps for the future
    • How to optimize your deployments
    • Getting more value from your existing investments
    • Taking advantage of your peers' experiences
    • How to develop applications
    • New capabilities of your products

    Top 10 Reasons to Attend Enterprise World 2017

    1. Learn, connect and be inspired - Mingle with hundreds of customers, partners and OpenText experts all week, starting with vibrant keynotes from our Executive Leadership team and a dynamic special guest speaker. Enjoy 2.5 days of technical breakout sessions, User Group meetings, Product Advisory Councils, live demos and much more.

    2. Get the most from your OpenText EIM investment – We will be focused on delivering high quality, relevant technical sessions, on topics that span all OpenText Suites and solutions, as well as customer stories, strategy roadmap sessions and User Group meetings to help you to leverage your EIM Investment to its fullest.

    3. Learn how others are doing it – With hundreds of attendees, you can network with OpenText experts, partners, industry peers, and other customers to gain insightful information, make connections and continue your Digital World journey.

    4. Develop your skills – OpenText offers a wide variety of training courses and workshops at Enterprise World. Choose the courses that are right for your team and invest in the EIM skills that matter most to your organization.

    5. Prepare for the future – Come and learn about our strategy, roadmaps, and future direction and see live demos in our dynamic Enterprise Expo. Learn how to get the most out of OpenText Release 16 and get educated on new capabilities such as Connected Workspaces, Business Network Analytics, and more.

    6. Get Connected – Learn about the OpenText ecosystem, OpenText partner solutions, and how to couple the power of your existing solutions with your Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management systems.

    7. Enterprise Expo – Watch live demos, attend snappy technical and how-to sessions, meet and mingle with all attendees and have fun while getting fully integrated into the OpenText experience.

    8. Have one-on-one time with OpenText professionals – Given the user-centric and technical focus at this year’s conference, OpenText will bring a record number of product engineers and technical services professionals onsite to meet with, educate, and assist attendees. Take this opportunity to spend some time with us to help you with your Digital Transformation.

    9. Visit our Innovation Lab – This is your opportunity to test the next generation of EIM technology, provide input, and help shape the future of OpenText.

    10. Get educated at our Developer Lab – A recent addition to OpenText Enterprise World, our Developer Lab helps OpenText users develop applications, processes, and integrations across OpenText product lines. Come and learn how to extend your EIM platform—and tailor your EIM solutions for maximum effectiveness.

    More information and registration details here.

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • Toronto

    Eco traveller World of Taste invites you to the tourism and gastronomy shopping festival to experience different country pavilions from around the world.  Access to the world’s most unique holiday destinations, take advantage of special holiday packages and enjoy tasting international natural gourmet cuisine.
    Visit different country pavilions and stands from around the world that will provide you with all the information you need to book your next memorable holiday.  An eclectic mix of tourism pavilions offering special holiday packages including to the worlds’ most exclusive beach destinations, gastronomy hotspots, food and culture, nature retreats, city breaks, trekking, eco lodges, safaris, diving, skiing, fishing, honeymoons, hideaways, historical cities, luxury camping, agritourism, cruises, campsites, health tourism, spas, bird watching, city cycling and many other great deals and ideas to help you plan your next holiday.
    You will be able to learn about new beautiful destinations, diverse culture and history around the world, whilst at the same time experiencing their local food offerings.
    Indulge yourself with a wide variety of gastronomy tastings, natural bio products from all over the world or dine at locations that provide you with unique tasty dishes.
    During your visit you may watch and be mesmerised by unique cultural shows demonstrated with different dazzling colourful costumes and entertainment throughout the day.
    Eco traveller waits for you to experience 3 days of festivity, that will captivate your mind, tantalise your taste buds and help you to decide on where to book your next holiday.
    Representation from all over the world, participating from Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australasia, North, Central and Latin America, Europe and Canada will showcase their countries offerings.

    For more information visit here.

Past events

19 Apr 2017 International Robotics Week
12 Apr 2017 Company Visit & NCCC AGM
29 Mar 2017 MAP-EXPO. The Global Marketplace for Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
22 Mar 2017 The Rural Summit 2017
16 Mar 2017 Canadian singer Melissa Lauren at jazzcafé Regentenkamer
16 Feb 2017 Innovation for Health 2017
11 Feb 2017 Emigration Expo 2017 Houten
09 Feb 2017 Cyber Security Awareness
06 Feb 2017 Integrated Systems Europe 2017
10 Jan 2017 NCCC New Years Cocktail Reception
06 Dec 2016 CETA Seminar: What Does It Mean For You?
04 Dec 2016 Innovatiemissie e-Health Toronto & Boston
08 Nov 2016 NCCC Annual Luncheon 2016
08 Nov 2016 TCI Global Conference - Global Changes - Challenges for Innovation Clusters
07 Nov 2016 Canadian ISP Summit
05 Nov 2016 IamExpat Fair
19 Oct 2016 Think Canada: Global Business Summit
23 Sep 2016 Bosch Dreams - Until 4th November
19 Sep 2016 Global Forum
19 Sep 2016 Green Building Festival
12 Sep 2016 Toronto International Film Festival Premieres 2 Dutch Film Directors
08 Sep 2016 International Broadcasting Convention 2016
24 Jun 2016 Hightech en Agrifood in Canada
23 Jun 2016 La Fête nationale du Québec à Bruxelles / De nationale feestdag van Québec in Brussel
23 Jun 2016 Canadian Water Summit
17 Jun 2016 Building your Business in the Netherlands
14 Jun 2016 Cybersecurity and Anti-Bribery - Are you secure? Do you comply?
08 Jun 2016 Canada Summit
07 Jun 2016 Canada Green Building Council Conference
22 May 2016 Trade Mission: Toronto & Winnipeg
18 May 2016 Blue Cities 2016
09 May 2016 Flavours of British Columbia
19 Apr 2016 Annual General Meeting Only
19 Apr 2016 Annual General Meeting & Air Canada Company Visit
02 Feb 2016 Building your Business in Canada: Opportunities in Soft Landing

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