It's time to go global

Thinking of expanding your business beyond the local market, but not sure where to start? Look no further, we can help you:

•  Create a robust and actionable export plan 
•  Expand your network with opportunities to build the right connections
•  Gain access to the right resources you need to reach other markets

Trade Missions

Our Calgary Economic Development Trade team is here to support your company in its global expansion.

Trade missions provide the opportunity to go in-market, expand your network and to gain a better understanding of the business culture, economy and optimal support services available in your target market. 

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Upcoming Missions

Houston Texas
Gastech | September 17-20, 2024

Houston, Texas

Calgary Economic Development is partnering with the Government of Alberta to bring Alberta companies to Houston to participate in Gastech! This mission will be filled with international connections with a focus on the energy sector.
Phoenix Sister Cities | October 15-18, 2024

Phoenix, Arizona

Calgary Economic Development is hosting another mission in our sister city, Phoenix! This mission is aimed towards multi-sector companies who are scale-up focused and have already pulled into the market.
Smart Cities Expo | November 5-7, 2024

Barcelona, Spain

Designed for innovative companies interested in the Spanish and European markets, join us and the Trade Commissioner Service to be part of the Canadian delegation attending the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona with other large international delegations from Germany and the United States. Connect with top experts, policymakers and industry leaders from around the globe.

Past Trade Missions


Barcelona, Spain

We're partnering with the Government of Alberta to bring Alberta companies to MWC in Barcelona with a focus on technology, community and commerce converge. Your company is the right fit to join this mission if you are looking to connect with senior executives from top global companies, international governments and trailblazing tech businesses.
RES SUMMIT MARCH 11-14, 2024

Las Vegas, Nevada

We’re partnering with TCS for the Canadian Pavilion to travel to the RES Summit in Las Vegas. RES is an international summit welcoming Indigenous companies, leaders and government officials from around the world. There is also a unique opportunity to showcase your products and marketing material in a ‘Pop-Up Shop’ for participating companies at no cost.
SXSW Conference | March 8-16, 2024

Austin, Texas

We are taking a Team Alberta approach by partnering with Alberta Innovates to attend the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. This is an opportunity for digital creators to connect over shared interests and network with global professionals. Looking to expand your reach into the U.S. market? This could be a good fit for your tech company as you connect and learn more about the support available.
INDIGENOUS MISSION | APRIL 2024 Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Calgary Economic Development will join the Indigenous Business Delegation to Arizona this March. Participants will have a chance to hear from local experts, participate in business-to-business (B2B) meetings and site visit(s) and network with local retailers and Arizona tribal businesses.
AsiaTech x Singapore | May 29-31, 2024


In partnership with the Government of Alberta, we will be attending Asia Tech x Singapore (ATxSG) this May. ATxSG is Asia’s flagship tech event where technology intersects with society and the digital economy. Get access to a wealth of events, network and keep their fingers on the pulse of latest tech trends, challenges and opportunities.

Dublin, Ireland

Calgary Economic Development will be leading an Alberta Mission in partnership with Ireland Alberta Trade Association to Dublin. Businesses will get an opportunity to connect with Trade Commissioners, additional in market support, and attend the Dublin Tech Summit. If you are a company looking to expand in the tech or agtech sector, this trade mission is for you.
London Tech Week | June 10-14 2024

London, UK

Are you a tech company looking to expand into the UK? Whether or not you have an existing pull to the market, this Alberta mission to London, in partnership with the Government of Alberta and Edmonton Global will give you a chance to connect with in market support and VIP passes to attend London Tech Week.
CED Airlink Japan Mission | June 2024

Tokyo, Japan

We are leading a curated mission for vetted companies to Japan via direct flights from Calgary to Tokyo. This opportunity is for vetted companies in the food and beverage or consumer packaged goods industry that have international business experience and strong alignment with the Japanese market.
Collision | June 17-20, 2024

Toronto, Ontario

Collision is a gathering of people and companies redefining the global tech industry. Filled with provocative ideas, brilliance, and investment dollars, participants will have an invaluable opportunity to network, learn, gain potential leads and exposure from the most prestigious names in international media.

Support for Your Trade Journey

To see additional missions by our partner, the Government of Alberta, head here or reach out to our team at Calgary Economic Development to connect you directly.

Looking for support on your global expansion?

Get connected to resources that will help you take the next step towards global growth for your business. Explore a curated compilation of business summaries along with contact details for trade partners, consulates and other valuable resources below. 

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Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

Are you ready to go global or explore new markets? The Trade Accelerator Program is your ticket to take your business to the next level.

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