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Upcoming Events

Event Description Location Date
British Columbia
Canada’s New Vision for Defence The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade will host Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan for a presentation on the new national defence policy. Vancouver, BC June 9, 2017 : BC1
2017 BC Economic Summit The BC Economic Development Association will host this year’s summit, focusing on key issues facing economic developers, community planners, and Indigenous leaders and communities. Victoria, BC June 11-13, 2017 : BC2
Aboriginal Opportunities Forum  The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade will host its annual Aboriginal Opportunities Forum 2017 with keynote speaker Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. Vancouver, BC June 16, 2017 : BC3
2017 Technology Impact Awards The BC Tech Association’s annual Technology Impact Awards recognize successes in the B.C. industry. Vancouver, BC June 22, 2017 : BC4
The Cascadia Innovation Corridor: Progress and Prospects for the Future Microsoft President Brad Smith will present on how business, academic, and government leaders from both sides of the border can deepen collaboration. Vancouver, BC June 28, 2017 : BC5
CERI 2017 Petrochemicals Conference An event hosted by the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) focused on global opportunities and challenges for the Canadian petrochemicals manufacturing industry. Kananaskis, AB June 4-6, 2017 : AB1
Alberta & Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Summit A summit on renewable energy opportunities in Alberta and Saskatchewan with speakers and industry exhibits. Calgary, AB June 5-6, 2017 : AB2
Smart Energy Communities An Energy Futures Lab Community Meeting to discuss smart energy communities. Edmonton, AB June 6, 2017 : AB3
Radical Carbon Efficiency in Energy Production An Energy Futures Lab Community Meeting to discuss radical carbon efficiency in energy production. Calgary, AB June 8, 2017 : AB4
The Festival of Big Ideas An exhibition held by ABC Tech featuring Edmonton Region innovators. Edmonton, AB June 9-10, 2017 : AB5
Global Petroleum Show An industry event featuring educational seminars, networking, and exhibitions related to the energy sector. Calgary, AB June 13-15, 2017 : AB6
Business Retention & Expansion International Annual Conference A conference featuring internationally recognized speakers and three breakout streams focused on community building and development. Edmonton, AB June 19-23, 2017 : AB7
Tecnovate 17 TECTERRA’s forum providing Canadian geospatial technology companies with opportunities to network, build alliances, and develop commercial opportunities. Calgary, AB June 21, 2017 : AB8
Aboriginal Business Match Event (ABM) The event in June will spotlight Agriculture and Manufacturing. The event will connect community, national, and international decision-makers to provide business-ready opportunities for productive land base use and diverse and industrial equipment. Regina, SK June 5-7, 2017 : SK1
Canada’s Farm Progress Show (40th Anniversary) This milestone event – the 40th Anniversary of the Canada Farm Progress Show – brings in more than 40,000 attendees and 700 exhibitors from around the world. The event connects local producers and international customers with the latest in dry land farm equipment, technology, and innovation. Regina, SK June 21-23, 2017 : SK2
“Ag in Motion” Ag in Motion is an outdoor, agricultural trade show in Western Canada with interactive exhibits and live field and crop plot demonstrations. Now in its third year, the Expo was created to empower farmers by providing the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. Saskatoon, SK July 18-20, 2017 : SK3
Carbon yXe The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Saskatoon are attempting to ‘Change the Conversation Around Carbon.’ A committee of Saskatoon business leaders has invited the international Carbon X Prize finalists to Saskatoon to attend a summit on July 19 & 20, 2017 where the prize, worth $20 million, will be awarded. Saskatoon, SK July 19-20, 2017 : SK4
Economic Developers Association of Manitoba (EDAM) – Spring Forum EDAM is hosting a 3-day strategic economic development forum. Melita, MB May 31-June 2, 2017 : MB1
Manitoba Aerospace Week Manitoba Aerospace Association will be hosting a range of activities to celebrate Manitoba’s aerospace sector. Winnipeg, MB June 5-9, 2017 : MB2
Consortium For Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) Regional Research Forum The CARIC National Research Forum aims to generate innovative ideas and new collaborations among the various players in the Canadian aerospace industry. Winnipeg, MB June 6, 2017 : MB3



World Class Plant Tour: Duha Group The Association for Manufacturing Excellence has developed a tour that showcases how world-class organizations, such as the Duha Group in Winnipeg, have implemented lean and other continuous processes. Winnipeg, MB June 13, 2017 : MB4
Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) National Conference The SCMA National Conference will host hundreds of supply chain leaders at their Linking the Nation Conference. Winnipeg, MB June 14-16, 2017 : MB5
CanolaPALOOZA Manitoba Canola Growers in partnership with Canola Council of Canada and AAFC is hosting a second annual conference on the canola industry. Winnipeg, MB June 22, 2017 : MB6
2017 Canada Summer Games Over 4,000 young athletes from across Canada will come to Winnipeg to compete in 16 different sports.  In addition, The Forks will host the Games’ festival where athletes, fans, and families can celebrate with live music, dancing, and cultural activities. Winnipeg, MB July 29 – August 13, 2017 : MB7

Western Economic Diversification Canada

The role of Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is to improve the long-term economic competitiveness of Western Canada by supporting programs and services that enhance innovation, business development, and community economic development. In addition, the department undertakes policy, advocacy and coordination activities in order to advance the interests of Western Canada in national economic decision-making.