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Oct 18

EU-Canada Business Summit 2023

18/10/2023 @ 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm CEST

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While addressing relevant economic topics through several conferences, the EU-Canada Business Summit brings together the best of European and Canadian business communities.

Canada has the potential to contribute to addressing several challenges faced by the European Union (EU) in the areas of energy, environment, cybersecurity, electric vehicles (EVs), and raw materials.

Energy: Canada is a significant producer and exporter of oil and gas, which could help diversify the EU’s energy supply and reduce its dependence on imports from other regions. However, the EU is committed to transitioning towards renewable energy sources and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, which could limit the demand for Canadian oil and gas in the long term.

Environment: Canada has vast natural resources and ecosystems, including forests and waterways, that are essential for mitigating climate change and preserving biodiversity. The EU and Canada have cooperated on environmental issues through initiatives such as the Canada-EU Partnership on Climate and Clean Energy, which aims to promote the transition towards a low-carbon economy and support sustainable development.

Cybersecurity products and services: Canada has a thriving cybersecurity industry that includes both established companies and innovative start-ups. Canadian cybersecurity companies can offer their products and services to the EU market, providing innovative and effective solutions to cybersecurity challenges.

Electric vehicles: Canada is a significant producer of raw materials such as nickel, cobalt, and lithium, which are crucial components for the manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles. The EU has set ambitious targets for the deployment of EVs, and Canadian raw materials could contribute to meeting the increasing demand for these vehicles.

Raw materials: Canada is also a significant producer of other raw materials such as wood, minerals, and metals, which are essential for various industries, including construction, manufacturing, and technology. The EU could benefit from Canadian raw materials to ensure the security and sustainability of its supply chains.

Overall, Canada can play a more important role in helping the EU address some of its energy, environmental, and raw material challenges. However, it is essential to balance economic opportunities with environmental and social considerations to ensure sustainable development for both regions.

Testimonials Business Summit 2023

I had the pleasure of participating in the EU-Canada Business Summit in 2022 on behalf of Opportunities New Brunswick. I was impressed by how the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber was able to bring together a wide array of public and private sector decision-makers from Canadian and European markets. By participating in this event, ONB strengthened and developed new relationships with partners, potential buyers, and new organizations within the EU and Canada. Attending the event gave us the opportunity to gain better knowledge of the opportunities in the EU market and learn more about the importance of the relationship between Canadian and EU companies.

Julie Camm

Chargée du développement des exportations / Export Development Executive

Opportunités NB / Opportunities NB

I had the pleasure to participate in the EU-Canada Business Summit 2022, which was an excellent forum for exchanging ideas and networking among Canadian institutions, EU institutions and private companies in order to strengthen the business links and opportunities going forward between Canada and the EU. Out of all the very interesting panels held, I had the opportunity to participate in the one related to Energy Security, in which one of the main takeaways was that geopolitics has changed and one of the main challenges is to ensure stable and reliable energy supplies; to that, there are real opportunities between Canada and the EU to mutually collaborate.

I want to congratulate the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber for its awesome job to make this forum to happen.

Jorge Gomez de la Fuente

Head of Ind. Optimization & Special Projects

Repsol – Madrid – Spain

The November summit was awesome. I am impressed with the crowd that you managed to get together. The venue was great too. Brussels has class, although it is often hidden for those who don’t know the city.

Paul Verhaegh

President, Dutchna Tax Consultancy Ltd. – Calgary – Canada

The EU-Canada Business Summit took me completely by surprise. The true campaigners for a better and newer future that respects our planet’s constraints are in the corporate world. A new universe has opened up for me more than ever before, owing to this extremely well-organized business summit. From passionate individuals, such as a lady who invented a device to combat microplastics, to an engineer who is building small modular power plants. These are the things that have stayed with me, as well as how AI can ensure we save 40% on our energy bills, promising projects that will help both Canada and Europe. I had no clue there were so many genuine idealists in business. Sam Ayoub, you boosted everyone’s sense of entrepreneurship with a one-of-a-kind networking event that put Canada and Europe on the map. Canada is now more than ever an ally of Europe. I’d love for them to become a candidate member of the European Union; if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that thinking beyond the box creates great synergies in which today’s world and tomorrow’s world reinforce each other. Canada, you now have one more supporter.

Andy Vermaut


World Council for Public Diplomacy and Community Dialogue – Brussels – Belgium/European Union

This will be followed by the EU-Canada Business Summit Cocktail Reception which is the perfect opportunity to get direct and privileged contacts with influential business leaders from both sides of the Atlantic.

Canada is part of your business growth strategy!

– For the Business Summit Discover the Programme & Register here with this free code – ECBS2023Free

– For the Cocktail Reception Register here*

* With an already 35% off discount applied, €52 instead of €75, this discount may be ended without notice


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