What’s on in September.

Trade events are a great way to learn about – and make connections in – a new market sector. And although it might still be summer, it’s the ideal time to plan your business activities for the fall.

Below is a list of various (and primarily Canadian) market events scheduled for September. Some are in person; others are online, or hybrid. While travel and COVID-related restrictions are easing, the pandemic is still fluid and we recommend monitoring each website regularly for updates.

Franchise Expo (Toronto and Edmonton) – “Hamster wheels and daily grinds are so 2020. This year, choose your future, make a bold move, and invest in a franchise. Franchise ownership lets you jump into the corner office and grow a business that already has successful – and proven – roots.” Toronto’s event takes place in-person on September 11 and 12, and in Edmonton, Alberta on September 25 and 26.

World Circular Economy Forum 2021 – “Led by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, Finland has joined forces with Canada and the Netherlands to host three high level events to address the important role circularity plays in the economies of the future, as well as in the fight against climate change and the nature crisis.” Event takes place September 13 to 15 in Toronto, Ontario.

STORE Conference – “RCC STORE brings Canada’s most influential retail leaders, world-renowned visionaries, and passionate entrepreneurs together to discuss critical topics affecting retail.” Virtual event runs September 13 to 16.

Bringing the World to PA – BTW2PA is “…a series of online presentations on business opportunities and industry trends in key global markets.” Virtual event runs September 13 to 24.

CHFA Connect – “Canada’s largest natural health and organics trade show is going all-digital with new and improved ways to connect with influential retailers and passionate thought leaders who are shaping the growth of this industry.” Online event runs September 14 and 15.

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada– “The only international sourcing event focused on the Canadian and North American Apparel and Textile sectors.” This year’s virtual show runs September 14 to 16.

Western Manufacturing Technology Show – “For more than 30 years, top manufacturers in Western Canada have attended WMTS looking for new ideas, solutions and suppliers to help them gain a competitive edge.” Show takes place September 14 to 16 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo – “ADSE brings together commercial and military aerospace in addition to defence and security, offering tremendous value to those involved in the Canadian and international Aerospace, Defence and Security industry sectors… ADSE attracts delegates from across Canada and around the world, representing some of the world’s largest aerospace and defence OEMs and suppliers, as well as senior government and military officials.” Online event runs September 15 and 16.

Pharmacy U for Pharmacy Technicians – “A conference designed for Pharmacy Technicians where our community celebrates and further reinforces why you embraced this great profession. The event is designed to share insights into patient care and peer success stories.” Virtual event runs September 18 to 20.

Global Energy Show – “Over its proud 55-year history, the Global Energy Show (previously known as the Global Petroleum Show) has served to unite the industry by bringing buyers, sellers, stakeholders, partners, CEOs, young professionals and the public together to share knowledge and fuel innovation in the ever-changing energy landscape.” Show September 21 to 23 in Calgary, Alberta.

ExpoCam – “The meeting place for Canada’s trucking industry. New products, new ideas, new solutions. Trucks, equipment and technology.” This in-person event takes place in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec from September 22 to 23.

BuildEX Vancouver – “BUILDEX is the voice of the building industry today, and the vision of its future, bringing together talent from across industry to interact, learn and discover the newest innovation of a market in constant transformation.” Vancouver’s 2021 hybrid event will be in person from September 27 to October 1, and online from September 28 to 30.

Convenience U CARWACS Show – “At the ALL NEW Convenience U CARWACS Show you will meet with hundreds of highly qualified exhibitors and discover the newest products and services that are reshaping the future of convenience, gas and car wash post-pandemic.” Attend online or in-person September 28 and 29.


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