CGCIC Newsletter May 2017

CGCIC Events

Events in Canada


June 20: Join us for the Canadian German Conference on Security Technologies and Solutions and use this unique opportunity to network with industry peers from Germany and Canada. Read more


June 25-30: In collaboration with the Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH, CGCIC is organizing a business delegation to Toronto, Canada and Boston, USA in the fields of Lifescience, Pharma and Biotechnology. The delegation aims to generate meaningful business contacts and to inform participating Saxon companies about the Canadian and American markets. Read more (in German)


September 18-22: The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, supported by German and Canadian industry partners, is organizing a business delegation focussing on Canada’s maritime industry. Read more (in German)


October 16-20: The Canadian German Chamber of  Industry & Commerce offers German companies a business delegation visit to Toronto. Registration for German companies is now open. Read more (in German)


November 4: Save-the-Date for this year’s event highlight for the Canadian German business community. The Canadian German Gala Ball will take place at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto on Saturday, November 4, 2017. For more information please click here.


November 20-24: The Canadian German Chamber of Industry & Commerce offers German Companies a business delegation visit to Calgary. Registration for German companies is now open. Read more (in German)

Events in Germany


June 27: The Canadian German Chamber together with IHK Bremen are organizing a Breakfast panel  to present the opportunities the free trade agreement CETA will create for companies in Bremen. For more information please click here. (in German)


July 5: The IHK München together with the Canadian German Chamber is hosting the "Sommergespräch Kanada 2017" at Palmenhaus Schloss Nymphenburg. A panel of high ranking industry experts will discuss market opportunities in Canada, the free trade agreement CETA as well as the impacts of the renegotiations of NAFTA on Canada. Read more (in German)


One-on-one Consultations

You will receive firsthand information on the Canadian market, market entry and on finding distribution partners during the one-on-one meetings. This is your opportunity to direct specific questions at a Canadian German Chamber representative.

Past Events


April 27:  Guests gathered at the LUMAS Gallery in Yorkville to celebrate the cultural exchange between Germany and Canada with local food, wine tasting and an exhibit talk by Curator and Gallery Director, Melanie Trojkovic. Read more


May 9: The Canadian German Chamber, with support of Global Public Affairs and the German Embassy, hosted the second event of CGCIC’s Speaker Series at the offices of Kuehne + Nagel Canada. The evening featured a panel discussion on the implications of U.S. President Trumps actions, next steps for NAFTA and CETA and the trade relations in the triangle between Canada, Germany and the US. Read more


CGCIC Farewell event for Robert Hardt, Toronto

May 25: The Canadian German Chamber bid farewell to the outgoing Chairman of the Board of Directors Robert Hardt. Robert’s contribution to the Chamber and the Canadian German business community were much appreciated and his strong leadership and initiative will be missed. Board and management send him off the best wishes for a bright successful future back in Germany.

New Members

Business Members

CHG-Meridan Canada LTD

From acquisition, deployment, and financing, to responsible end-of-life disposal. Total lifecycle management of your IT, Industrial and Healthcare assets. www.chg-meridian.com

HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America, Inc.

The company is responsible for the development, investment, and asset management of privately financed infrastructure projects in North America within the HOCHTIEF Group. www.hochtief-pppsolutions.de

Member News


May 4-10: The avid interest taken by exhibitors in the run-up to interpack 2017 brought the world’s biggest and most important trade fair of the packaging sector and related process industries a new exhibitor record . 2,865 companies from 56 countries showed the latest in technology and integrated solutions in 19 halls to about 170,500 visitors. Read more 

Industry News & Economic Update

Economic and Financial Forecast


The Economic and Financial Forecast is presented by Scotiabank. Read more

Career Opportunities


Career opportunities can be found in the Canadian German Chamber's recently launched section Job Corner. There are currently the following job openings available:

Events by other Organizations


June 5: Learn German with the Goethe-Institut Toronto, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach - and a four time winner of the NOW magazine’s award  “Best Language School Toronto”! Read more 


June 5: The Swiss-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Quebec) is happy to welcome you at the Golf Tournament - Jacques Thévenoz Memorial - which will be held at the magnificent Whitlock Golf & Country Club. Read more


June 5-6: The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce is supporting the upcoming Alberta and Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Summit, 2017. Enter the code “german20" on the Summit registration page and receive a 20% discount. Read more


June 15: The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) presents a panel of dynamic and accomplished women in impressive leadership roles. Fore more information please click here. For registration please click here


June 20: Small and medium sized companies from Hesse, Germany, can now submit their success stories for the Hessian Export Awards 2017. Applications will be accepted until March 27. Mr. Tarek Al-Wazir, the Minister of Economics for Hessen will present the awards on June 20 in Frankfurt. Read More (in German)

The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc. (CGCIC) gives no warranty nor accepts responsibility for the accuracy or the completeness to the information contained in this newsletter. The CGCIC cannot and does not make any representations or warranties with respect to any information, product or service available through any third party site.
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