Outgoing Trade Missions
Calgary Economic Development is pleased to embark on trade and investment missions to key global markets that offer Calgary-based companies networking and B2B matchmaking opportunities across a variety of industries.
For more information on Calgary Economic Development's outgoing trade missions, contact the sector specialist.
Upcoming Trade Missions
Beijing, China (Energy and Finance) and Beijing and Shenzen, China (Real Estate and Transportation & Logistics) – October 2013
Calgary Economic Development (CED) invites you to participate in our 2013 mission to China, in partnership with CAPP and the Government of Alberta. Following our highly successful 2012 business program in China, we are leading a mission in October focusing on:
1. investment that will strengthen Calgary’s position as a global energy centre. This summit will be held in conjunction with the CCBC AGM, and the Canada-China Energy and Environment Forum.
Target participants: This summit is aimed at Calgary companies seeking investment from China who operate in upstream and downstream sectors in the oil and gas industry and who are interested in being part of the team from Alberta that will actively promote Calgary as a destination for continued investment and growth.
2. investment that will strengthen Calgary’s position as Western Canada’s centre for logistics, warehousing and distribution, as well as a globally recognized destination for real estate development.
Target participants: This summit is aimed at Calgary companies and partners who are interested in being part of the team from Alberta that will actively promote Calgary as a destination for continued investment and growth.
For more information on the Canada-China Investment Summit and China mission, contact Rachel Yin.
Previous Trade Missions
Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth Oil & Gas Trade Mission - October 2012
Like Alberta, Australia is rich in gas deposits and has been experiencing strong growth in this sector. Alberta companies possess many of the products and services that would support the Australian oil and gas industry. Calgary Economic Development (CED), working in conjunction with Austrade, the states of Queensland, Western Australia and cities of Brisbane and Perth has developed a trade mission to match Alberta companies with Australian producers to explore trade opportunities.
This mission is aimed at companies who are looking to develop trade relationships in the Australian unconventional gas sector.
Centrallia Small Business Matchmaking Forum - October 10 -12, 2012
Calgary Economic Development, through its Global Business Centre, is recruiting companies to join a delegation of businesses from the Southern Alberta region to attend Centralia - a business to business matchmaking forum in Winnipeg October 10-12, 2012. Centrallia is the largest North American business matchmaking forum and builds on the highly successful Futuralia movement across the world where participants are strategically matched to participate in a series of one-on-one meetings during a two-and-a-half trilingual (English, French and Spanish) forum on international trade (centrallia.com). A number of side events, networking lunches and receptions are also part of the program elements. Centralia, described by some as “speed dating” for businesses, attracts hundreds of high-level business decision-makers from around the world.
Learn more about the Centrallia small business matchmaking forum:
- Centrallia website
- Get connected brochure
- 6 reasons you need to attend Centrallia
- Who should attend
- Map - Centrallia delivers unbelievable ROI
- Executive summary
- Exhibitor package 2012
- FAQ 2012
Colombia Trade Mission - May 27 - June 1, 2012
After a successful trade mission to Colombia in November 2011, Calgary Economic Development invites you to join us on another technical trade mission to Colombia in May 2012. In response to requests from Ecopetrol and other operators in Colombia, Calgary Economic Development is organizing a trade mission that will bring much needed service companies to the country to fill gaps in service, increase competition and decrease high service fees. The majority of operators in Colombia are Canadian companies (30 out of 40 operators are Canadian).
Hong Kong & Beijing Investment Mission - June 2012
Following a highly successful 2011 business mission to China, Calgary Economic Development is leading a follow up mission focused on investment attraction to Hong Kong and Beijing in June 2012. The focus will be on attracting investment into Alberta in the energy and real estate sectors.
This mission is aimed at companies seeking investment from Asia, in particular China, who operate in upstream oil and gas, midstream operators and real estate companies (industrial, residential, multifamily and commercial focus).