Agenda of opportunities in 2023

CCBC will promote trade missions and exclusive events to celebrate its Golden Jubilee. Initiatives will stimulate business between Brazil and Canada.

By Marcel Salim

CCBC enters the year of its Golden Jubilee with an extensive agenda to expand business opportunities between Brazil and Canada. The main objective is to connect Brazilian executives to the Canadian business environment through technical visits to companies, innovation hubs and government agencies, in addition to participation in trade fairs, scheduling of B2B meetings, academic programs and networking events.

Six trade missions are already scheduled to take place in 2023, covering different economic sectors considered crucial in the Brazil-Canada relationship. These are unique opportunities where the participant not only has the chance to have an immersive experience in the Canadian market, but can also count on CCBC’s support network and expertise to close new deals.

The first mission will be the “PDAC: Mining“, scheduled to take place between March 4th and 8th in the city of Toronto. This is the largest mining event in Canada and is considered to be fundamental in the relations between Brazilians and Canadians. The participants will attend in loco lectures, one-on-one meetings, and dinners with leaders and decision-makers from the main companies of the sector from both countries.

TMX Group welcomed the Brazilian delegation during PDAC 2022.

Following this, the “World Summit AI Americas: Artificial Intelligence” takes place between April 16th and 22nd in the city of Montreal. The event brings together more than 2,500 members of the artificial intelligence ecosystem, offering the opportunity to learn, share and debate critical AI challenges and topics. It is also a unique chance to interact with the industry’s brightest and most influential AI professionals, startups and investors.

Also in April, between the 23rd and 28th, the “CPMA: Fruits and Vegetables” mission will take place in Toronto, an opportunity to start or increase the exportation of fresh fruits, vegetables and legumes to Canada. The initiative contemplates – besides the participation in the CPMA – contact with other 270 companies from 19 countries, technical visits to sales points, matchmaking meetings with potential Canadian buyers and networking events.

The “Sial: Food and Beverage” mission will take place between May 4th and 12th. This is the largest international food and beverage trade show in Canada, which annually receives more than 18,000 Canadian, American, and foreign buyers, in addition to one thousand exhibitors from more than 50 countries. A unique opportunity to access, in a short period of time, potential buyers through the exhibition of products at the fair, individual meetings, tasting dinners, and technical visits to sales points.

CCBC initiatives do not stop there. Between May 21st and 26th, the “C2 Montréal: Creativity and Business” mission will take place, bringing together creativity, business and world-class entrepreneurs. The event helps company leaders create never-before imagined ideals for the future of their businesses alongside more than 7,500 participants.

CCBC’s C2 mission in 2022 was carried out in partnership with the São Paulo Investment and Competitiveness Promotion Agency (InvestSP) and with the support of the Quebec government, the Brazilian Association of Design Companies (Abedesign) and the Catarinense Association of Technology (Acate).

Still on the subject of technology, the “Collision: Innovation and Trends” mission (scheduled to take place in Toronto from June 24th to 30th) will give participants a broad but in-depth view of the Canadian business environment, innovation potential, and business generation for companies looking to expand their customer base, partners, and research and development centers. The mission also allows for participation in Collision, Canada’s leading trade show for innovation and technology trends with over 35,000 attendees.

The trade mission “Health Innovation Canada: Health” will take place between October 17th and 24th. It is dedicated to hospital managers, physicians, and other health care agents, from both the public and private sectors. The event will include visits to Canadian hospitals and health innovation centers in Montreal and Toronto, allowing these professionals to visualize the main technological trends and state-of-the-art management practices to apply in their respective hospitals in Brazil.

Finally, between October 24th and November 3rd, the mission “Brazilian Alcoholic Drinks: Alcoholic Beverages“, a unique chance for Brazilian entrepreneurs to start or expand the export of alcoholic beverages to Canadian territory.

Education in the spotlight

Repeating the success of previous years, CCBC will promote in 2023 the “Canada Day Online Festival”. The event will discuss themes linked to education, as well as job opportunities in Canada. The program will also include the participation of several Canadian universities, as well as other educational institutions from the North American country.

Canada Day 2022, held in partnership with Fundação Estudar, attracted countless young people interested in living, studying and training in Canada!