TEC Global Connector

The Global Connector program helps companies develop export markets. We connect companies with multi-lingual professionals to develop and execute on plans for exporting to those new markets.

Trade Missions

Trade missions provide a valuable opportunity to explore new markets, showcase your business, and build relationships with other businesses at home and abroad. Through an organized business trip to export markets, you attend conferences, meetings, or trade shows relevant to your industry. Some of the trade missions involve pre-trip workshops to better prepare you for the markets you are visiting.

A selection of upcoming trade missions organized by municipal, provincial, and federal government groups are listed below. For more information about trade missions with the Government of Canada, visit the Global Affairs Canada website.

UPCOMING MISSIONS

 Mission Name  Dates  Application deadline  Sectors  Locations visited  Events attended
Alberta Information and Communication Technology Trade Mission to CommunicAsia June 20-29, 2018 April 6, 2018 Information and Communication Technology Malaysia and Singapore CommunicAsia

PAST MISSIONS

Mission Name Dates Application deadline Sectors Locations visited Events attended
IE expo China May 3-5, 2018 February 2, 2018 Air pollution control and air purification, site remediation, waste management, water and sewage treatment Shanghai, China IE expo China
Asian Development Bank’s Business Opportunities Fair March 13-15, 2018 February 11, 2018 ICT, health, water, energy, agriculture, natural resources, and more Manila, Philippines Asian Development Bank’s Business Opportunities Fair
Alberta trade mission to Taipei June 4-8, 2018 March 2, 2018 ICT (companies established after January 1, 2013) Taipei, Taiwan InnoVEX
Canadian Mission to Egypt Petroleum Show 2018 February 12-14 December 1, 2017 Specialized technologies and expertise in Oil and Gas

Cairo, Egypt EGYPS 2018
2018 Alberta-Australia Oil & Gas Trade Mission May 14-17, 2018 January 16, 2018 Oil & gas Adelaide, Australia APPEA 2018 Conference & Exhibition

Alberta Technology Trade Mission to Mobile World Congress 2018 February 26-March 1, 2018 December 31, 2017 Mobile industry (big data, digital commerce, IoT, security and more)
Barcelona, Spain
Mobile World Congress 2018

Ecomondo – The Green technologies Expo November 7-10, 2017 N/A Clean technology

Rimini, Italy

Ecomondo – The Green technologies Expo
January 2018 Cleantech/Smart Cities mission to Thailand

Contact: Martha Rogalski

January 26-30, 2018 (Possible addition of Vietnam February 1-2, 2018) November 30, 2017 Water treatment, ICT, clean tech, and innovative infrastructures
Bangkok, Thailand
Khon Kaen, Thailand
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (to be confirmed)
Meetings with prospective buyers, distributors, business partners and municipal agencies
January 2018 Alberta Environment and Clean Technology Mission to China January 21-27, 2018 October 31, 2017
Environment and Clean Technology
Chengdu, China
Hangzhou, China
Trade promotion seminars
B2B meetings
Oil and Gas Trade Mission to Argentina and Colombia November 13-24, 2017 September 15, 2017
Oil and Gas (unconventional resources, heavy oil, water treatment, oil and gas infrastructure, off-shore, and more)
Neuquen, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bogota, Colombia
B2B meetings
Trade Mission to India November 13-17, 2017 October 16, 2017
Advanced Manufacturing, Cleantech, Energy, Information and Communications Technologies, Life Sciences and Transportation
New Delhi, India
Different cities across India depending on the sector
Canada-India Technology Summit 2017
Sector specific meetings in different cities across India
CIPPE Mission March 27-29, 2018 October 10, 2017
 Oil and Gas  
Beijing, China
Meetings with private companies and government arms
January 2018 Alberta Environment and Clean Technology Mission to China and Thailand January 21 to 26, 2018 (tentative) September 29, 2017
Environment and Clean Technology sector including air, waste-to-energy, water and waste-water treatment, soil remediation, and various environmental services in the process control.
Hangzhou, China
Chengdu, China
Bangkok, Thailand
China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition
B2B meetings
Trade Mission to India November 13-17, 2017 October 16, 2017
Advanced Manufacturing, Cleantech, Energy, Information and Communications Technologies, Life Sciences and Transportation
New Delhi, India
Different cities across India depending on the sector
Canada-India Technology Summit 2017
Sector specific meetings in different cities across India
ICT Mission to Mexico October 23-27, 2017 August 28, 2017
ICT with various sub-sectors including vertical software, telecommunications, digital media, IT security, mobile technologies, and more

Mexico City, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico
or
Monterrey, Mexico
Customized matchmaking program
Midstream Americas and Midstream Mexico Mission September 18-22, 2017 August 24, 2017
 Oil and gas (midstream)
Houston, USA
Mexico City, Mexico
Preparing for Success in the United States’ Midstream Sector

Preparing for Success in Mexico’s Midstream Market

Alberta Oil and Gas and Cleantech Mission to Europe October 16-27, 2017 July 31, 2017
Clean technology, oil and gas
Norway
Poland 
Ukraine
B2B meetings
B2G meetings
Select trade shows
Alberta Oil and Gas Mission to Bogota, Colombia November 18-25, 2017 July 28, 2017 Oil and Gas Bogota, Colombia Expo Oil and Gas 2017 (Link is in Spanish).
Extractive Industry Trade Mission October 15-27, 2017 July 28, 2017 Oil and gas, mining

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Jakarta, Indonesia

Perth, Australia

Brisbane,

Wavefront Global Market Entry Program Agri-Tech September 11-15, 2017 July 20, 2017 Mobile software solutions for agricultural technology
Medellin, Colombia
Guadalajara, Mexico
Expo AgroFuturo
Alberta and Western Canada IoT trade mission to IoT Solutions World Congress

Contact:
Svenja Chenikel

October 2-5, 2017 July 20, 2017
Connected transport, manufacturing, health care, energy & utilities, building & infrastructure, open industry
Barcelona, Spain  IoT Solutions World Congress
EuroNanoForum 2017 June 21-23, 2017 April 28, 2017 Nanotechnology, microsystems Valletta, Malta EuroNanoForum 2017(Potential of additional meetings in other cities and countries)
LASER World of Photonics 2017 June 26-29, 2017 April 28, 2017 Photonics components, systems and applications Munich, Germany LASER World of Photonics 2017(Potential of additional meetings in other cities and countries)
Global Market Entry Program in Sweden & Finland June 12-16, 2017 April 14, 2017 Carrier and network infrastructure solutions
Stockholm, Sweden
Helsinki, Finland
B2B meetings
Canadian Agricultural Technology Mission to Brazil April 30 – May 6, 2017 March 10, 2017 Agricultural Technologies precision agriculture, automation, farm management, crop monitoring, image generation/analysis, soil analysis, grain handling, storage technologies, pest control) Ribeirao Preto, Brazil

Piracicaba, Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Agrishow
Trade Mission to Arminera and Exponor Arminera: May 8-11, 2017

Exponor: May 12-19, 2017

March 24, 2017 Mining and environmental equipment, technology and service provicers, operator companies, mining sector value chain Buenos Aires, Argentina

Santiago, Chile
Antofagasta, Chile
Arminera

Exponor

Offshore Technology Conference 2017 May 1-4, 2017 March 24, 2017 Oil and Gas Houston, Texas, USA Offshore Technology Conference 2017
Ag Innovation Program

(Application Form)

Sep 11 – 13, 2017 March 27, 2017 Animal health, food & nutrition, biological solutions, renewable/sustainable technologies, farming technologies/digital agriculture St. Louis, Missouri, USA Ag Innovation Showcase
Alberta Technology Trade Mission to CommunicAsia 2017 May 23 – 25, 2017 February 10, 2017 ICT (IoT, Cloud & Big Data, Security & Cyber-Security, Borderless Broadband, and more) Singapore CommunicAsia 2017

EnterpriseIT 2017

BroadcastAsia 2017

Alberta Medical Devices Mission to China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) May 15 to 18, 2017, optional pre-CMEF program May 8 to 14, 2017 February 15, 2017 Medical products (wearables, electronics, first aid, medIT, in-vitro diagnostics, and more)
Beijing, China
Shanghai, China
Guangzhou, China
Shenzhen, China
China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF)
2017 Alberta Natural Gas & Technology Trade Mission to Japan April 4-7, 2017 Dec. 16, 2016 Natural gas and technology (upstream, midstream & downstream) Tokyo, Japan Gastech Conference & Exhibition Tokyo
Mature Fields Mexico Trade Mission Feb 21-22, 2017 TBD Oil & Gas Mexico City, Mexico Mature Fields Mexico
Alberta Technology Trade Mission to Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 Feb 27 to
Mar 2, 2017
Dec 31, 2016 Mobile related (software, hardware, automotive, finance, healthcare, and more) Barcelona, Spain Mobile World Congress
Post-MWC Canadian ICT Trade Mission to Eastern Europe Mar 3-8, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Cybersecurity, cloud computing, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, E-government, fintech, health tech, carrier solutions, content, multi-media Czech Republic

Hungary

Croatia

Dependent on country
2017 Advanced Technology Trade Mission to Asia Feb 13-14, 2017 Nov. 18, 2016 Sector agnostic, require nano component to the technology Tokyo, Japan

Taipei, Taiwan

Singapore

Nano Tech 2017 Japan Conference

Taipei Smart City Summit & Expo

Alberta advanced technology showcase, Singapore

Petrotech 2016 Trade Mission Dec. 4-7, 2016 Dec. 15, 2016 Oil & gas: from exploration, drilling, and refining  to health & safety management and legal & HR development New Delhi, India Petrotech Exhibition and Conference