We always suggest trade shows and similar events as an excellent entry point for businesses hoping to enter a new market. COVID-19 has disrupted this year’s schedule, although many have events opted to go ahead virtually. Shows listed below are all virtual, and can still offer a glimpse inside various Canadian industries.
Convenience U CARWACS West (November 4) – “…this experience will provide an exceptional opportunity for convenience retailers, convenience-gas and car wash operators in Western Canada to connect with key suppliers across North America.”
VueConf Toronto (November 4 – 6) – “Join 10,000+ Vue.js developers from more than 100 countries for a two-day conference to learn and discuss about the latest of Vue.js and related technologies.”
Pharmacy U Vancouver (November 7 to 13) – “This year, Pharmacy U Vancouver transforms from a physical event into a 7-day Interactive Conference Experience for all pharmacists in Western Canada.”
DesignThinkers (November 9 to 20) – “DesignThinkers is Canada’s largest annual graphic design conference, connecting designers from around the world.”
Canadian Cannabis Retail Virtual Conference (November 10) – “Canadian cannabis sales continue to increase with industry projections totaling $7- $8 billion for 2020. Join our panel discussion with four leading publicly listed cannabis retailers in Canada as they discuss the current market and how they are growing and building resiliency in their businesses.”
iTech East (November 10) – iTech is Canada’s leading IT conference and exhibition. Normally held in cities across the country, this year’s event will take place virtually and cover delegates in cities in Canada’s east.
iTech West (November 12) – iTech is Canada’s leading IT conference and exhibition. Normally in cities across the country, this year’s event will take place virtually and cover delegates in cities in Canada’s west.
International Conference of Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Transfer (November 15 to 17) – “The goal of EHST’20 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the fields of energy harvesting, storage, and transfer and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information.”
Grocery Innovations Canada LIVE @ HOME (November 24 to 26) – “The inaugural Grocery Innovations Canada LIVE @ HOME recognizes the heart of innovation that is integral to grocery, and is the first-of-its-kind virtual trade show and conference designed to bring the grocery business the opportunity to gather again safely at a time when the sector is being reshaped.”
Pharmacy U Montreal (November 28 to December 4) – “This year, Pharmacy U Montreal is going from an annual physical event to a 7-day virtual interactive conference for all pharmacists in Quebec.”
Buildings Week (November 30 – December 4) – “The Buildings Show and BUILDEX Alberta are coming together to provide a national platform that virtually connects more than 70,000 design, construction and real estate professionals across Canada at Buildings Week.”
Virtual Engineering Week (November 30 – December 4) – “…our new 5-day digital event showcasing hundreds of exhibitors spanning medtech, automation, design, packaging, plastics and quality, and featuring a world class educational program with daily keynotes, expert panel discussions and live Q&As.”
Canada’s Regulatory Medtech Conference (Monday & Tuesday, November 30 – December 8) – “Medtech Canada’s not to be missed regulatory conference for the medical technology industry. Attendees will hear from and engage with Health Canada and other stakeholders as well as have opportunities for networking.”
Security Canada (December 2 – 3) – “Security Canada Trade Shows lead the industry with cutting-edge technology, unparalleled education, and access to the most powerful networking opportunities you’ll get all year.”
Passive House Canada Summit (December 8 – 10) – “The exchange of knowledge is imperative in our community – we know the summit will allow us to gather in an online space to curate a circle of learning and networking.”
International Aerospace Week (December 14 – 17) – “…Aéro Montréal will bring together all the players in the Canadian and international aerospace industry for an unprecedented 100% virtual event.”