CGCIC Newsletter April 2017

CGCIC Events

Events in Canada


May 18: In cooperation with the Canadian Opera Company, CGCIC will host an exclusive evening at the Opera – ample networking opportunities and an opera performance (TOSCA) included. Read more


May 30: Together with the German Consulate in Toronto and Messe Düsseldorf (Canada), the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce invites you to join us for a celebration of 150 years of Canada  The evening reception will feature Canadian and German specialities, and will provide you with ample opportunity to network in the Canadian German business community. For more information please click here.

Please RSVP here until Tuesday, May 23, 2017.


June 19-23: The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, supported by German and Canadian industry partners, is organizing a business delegation focusing on Canada’s civil security technology’s industry. Read more (in German)


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


May 31: The Competence Centre for Mining and Mineral Resources will participate in an International panel discussion on transparency and accountability in raw materials supply chains in the context of new legislation recently passed in Germany. For the invitation and program, please click here


July 5: The IHK München and Oberbayern is organizing the "Sommergespräch Kanada 2017" at Palmenhaus Schloss Nymphenburg to discuss the impact of the free trade agreement CETA on Bavarian companies and the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The highlight of this evening event will be a discussion group of high-ranking representatives from industry and politics. 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


March 19-21: Once again ProWein impressively proved it is the world’s most important business platform for the international wine and spirits sector with the highest Canadian participation in history of the event. The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Canadian Vintners Association, along with three provincial associations, jointly organized the Wines of Canada Pavilion with 22 wineries from British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia.  Read more


April 12: More than 60 participants and 25 speakers, gathered at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel and exchanged information about recent developments related to the renewable energy framework in Alberta, discussed cold climate experiences, financing opportunities as well as best practices and design opportunities for building applied PV and building integrated PV (BIPV). Read more

Canadian German Chamber News

New Members

Business Members

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Member News


April 5: Kuehne + Nagel, one of the leading global logistics companies, announces the expansion of its KN PharmaChain network now offering temperature-controlled logistics services. Kuehne + Nagel Canada continues to invest in its logistics solutions, facilities and systems specifically for the growing pharmaceutical market in Canada. To read full press release, please click here.


Kärcher Store & Swish Maintenance grand opening, Oakville

April 21: The Kärcher Store Swish Maintenance celebrated its grand opening.The partnership between global cleaning technology leader Kärcher and Swish Maintenance marks the first Kärcher Store in Canada and the 576th Kärcher Center worldwide. The Centers are a unique retail concept providing a one-stop shop for a wide range of cleaning equipment and support for home, professional and industrial use. To read full press release, please click here.


May 2: K+S celebrated the opening of the new potash mine in Canada with about 700 guests, including the Honourable Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan, and numerous local government dignitaries, representatives from suppliers, and employees. To read full press release, please click here.

Trade Fair Representations

May 22-26

LIGNA-– Making more out of wood

Hannover, Germany

Industry News & Economic Update


CETA Customs Clearance Procedures

Relevant information has been published on the European Commission website in regards to  customs clearance procedures for EU exports/reduced tariffs under CETA . Before EU exporters can benefit from reduced tariffs under the CETA, they have to complete a few simple steps to make sure their goods get cleared at Customs. For more information, please click here.


Investment Guarantees of the Federal Government - Annual Report 2016

The BMWi has published its annual report on the Federal Government's investment guarantees. In 2016, the Confederation took coverage in the amount of EUR 4.3 billion for 72 projects in 22 countries. To read full report (in German), please click here.


Member of the Federal German Parliament, Dr. Matthias Heider, spoke about  how the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will create an even stronger basis for the Canada - Germany economic relation. To read full press article please click here.

Germany Trade & Invest News


Canada successfully using networking in healthcare

E-health is becoming a key topic in the Canadian healthcare sector. Public and private investment in equipment and IT solutions is likely to continue to grow in the coming years. For example, Smart Hospital with a robot system and telemedicine are exemplary. The use of electronic patient records alone saves 200 million CAD. Read  more (in German)

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


May 15-19: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada and Senvion Canada Inc. invited Arne Jungjohann to Canada. During his visit, Mr. Jungjohann will talk about the diversity of the German renewable energy landscape and the “Energiewende” (Energy transition), with its high involvement of citizens and co-ops, as a model for other nations. Read more

For tour details and registration please click here.


May 16: Please join us for a CETA information session followed by a cocktail reception, commemorating the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration in 1950 and the beginning of the European Union. Read more


May 18: Various companies, research institutes and research networks will present about 200 R&D projects as part of the “Central Innovation Program for SMEs” (Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand - ZIM), supported by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. At the same time, ZIM partner networks IraSME and CORNET will host a Partnering Event, where they will bring together SMEs, research institutes and universities with plans to apply for ZIM funding. Read more about the “Innovationstag Mittelstand 2017” here and the Partnering Event here (information available in German)


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 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)

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