CGCIC Newsletter March 2017

CGCIC Events

Events in Canada

April 3-7: The Competence Centre for Mining and Mineral Resources is offering for the third time a business delegation to the 9th annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum. The program includes an introductory seminar on the Saskatchewan Mining industry and geology, exclusive B2B meetings and a reception. Read more

April 12: Over the past decade the annual Canadian German Wind and Solar Energy Conferences have become a synonym for knowledge transfer, professional exchange and great networking opportunities for Canadian and German industry professionals. After the Government of Alberta announced the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan in November 2015, the Renewable Electricity Program will be launched by the end of this year, promising very strong opportunities for the development of renewables in Alberta in the coming years. Become a sponsor and be present when renewables take-off in Alberta! Read more

April 27: Join CGCIC and the German Consulate for a networking reception hosted by gallery LUMAS. Read more

May 9: Join us for a discussion on the future of trade relations between Canada, the U.S. and Germany as part of the newly established CGCIC Speaker Series. Read more

May 9: Join this half-day seminar to learn and exchange on how to reduce GHG emissions in order to meet the Paris targets and mitigate climate change. Read more

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

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 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

April 24-28: “Integrated Industry – Creating Value” is the main theme of the HANNOVER MESSE 2017. The age of Integrated Industry is standing at the door. Energy systems will be digitally controlled. Mature Industry 4.0 technologies are hitting the market.  Experience the era of networking industry and get a global market overview of all key technologies. Read more

Register here for your complimentary ticket (value of 100 CAD)! 

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 7: The Competence Centre for Mining & Mineral Resources hosted a Canadian German Day at  the PDAC 2017. Jointly organized with the German Mineral Resources Agency, the Helmholtz Institute for Resource Technology Freiberg, and McKinsey & Company, the Canadian German Day presented four distinct sessions under the theme "Future in Mining". To access the program please click here.

March 21-23: The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CGCIC) once again took part in the international environmental technology trade fair and conference Americana with a German pavilion. Read more

Canadian German Chamber News

February 24: The " Bayerische StaatsZeitung" conducted an interview with Thomas Beck, President & CEO of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc. To read full article please click here. (in German)

New Members

Business Members

Global Public Affairs

Global Public Affairs is Canada’s largest privately-owned, fully-integrated public affairs firm. Headquartered in Ottawa, Global has established practices in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Member News

March 15: Part of the Bavarian Engelhardt family foundation, Lacuna, a specialist for investments in the renewable energy market, and Iliotec GmbH, one of the market leaders in the southern German PV sector, signed a joint venture agreement with Helen Platis and Jason Deonarain under the name ‘Lacuna Canada Infrastructure and Renewables Inc.’. This successfully concluded a multi-year research and selection process involving the CGCIC and experienced Canadian Partners.To read full Press release please click here.

Trade Fair Representations

April 24-28 

HANNOVER MESSE- Get new technology first

Hannover, Germany

May 22-26

LIGNA-– Making more out of wood

Hannover, Germany

Industry News & Economic Update

Labor Law Magazine- January 2017

The Issue 01/ 2017 of Labor Law Magazine, an online English-language publication for the international legal community, has been published. Each quarter, the magazine reports on important questions related to German labor law.

You can read the latest issue here:

Germany Trade & Invest News

Canadian provinces drive electric mobility forward

Sales of electric vehicles in Canada continued to grow significantly in 2016. In the meantime, nearly 30,000 battery powered and plug-in vehicles were on the road. The provinces of Quebec and Ontario have set ambitious electric mobility targets. Using purchase incentives, the proportion of electric vehicles should increase to 5% of new vehicle registrations by 2020. Auto manufacturers are offering increasingly more electric modals in Canada. Read more (in German)

Competition in Canadian retail intensifies

The Canadian retail market is looking back on another successful year. In 2016, sales increased by almost 4% to $533 billion. Particularly in the food sector, price competition is becoming increasingly heated and retailers are trying out new strategies. Classic supermarket chains are losing sales to the US wholesaler Costco, which now has 10 million customers in Canada. Major cities remain a growth engine for the retail industry. 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

April 7: Join over 500 manufacturers and business leaders from across Québec to discuss innovation in manufacturing. For more information and registration click here.

April 8: The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, together with the Munk School of Global Affairs and the German Embassy, presents this year’s conference on Germany, featuring Member of the German Bundestag Dagmar Freitag (SPD) and the Honourable Bob Rae, PC CC OOnt QC. For Event details and registration please click here.

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 5-6: 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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