Upcoming events

    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 02 Sep 2017
    • Den Haag

    Come join the Canadian Embassy to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and its great diversity! Enjoy delicious pancakes with pure Canadian maple syrup. Discover Canada through virtual reality technologies and much more. Purchase different flavours of maple products and other Canadian treats from our NCCC member Maple and More. Enjoy an stirring performance by Canadian pianist Luke Welch on the classical stage, then come say “Howdy!” at the Canadian Embassy pavilion. You might even go home with a nifty Canada 150 souvenir!

    On the 1st and 2nd of September, the Embassy Festival will, for the fifth year running, transform the Lange Voorhout into a sea of culture. On the evening of the 1st, the festivities will kick-off at 17.00 with one stage offering a diverse and colourful programme.

    The festival will fully commence on Saturday the 2nd of September, starting at 12.00 and boasts four stages, the Kids Compound and the International Market. At the Contemporary stage we will welcome Baptiste W.Hamon (FRA), who’s known to steal the hearts of many with his Americana chansons, and Brian Deady (IRL), a rising star from the Emerald Isle, who will take the audience on a journey with his uplifting and soulful voice. On the Classical Stage, the audience will be swept away by well-known pianists Valentina Tóth (HUN) and Luke Welch (CAN).

    The festival welcomed 35.000 visitors from all different ages in 2016. Expecting around 50 countries to participate in this year’s festival, the cultural (music, dance, theatre) and culinary richness of all these different countries will transform the Lange Voorhout into a worldly experience. Get transported into a different world and travel across countries such as Finland, Slovenia, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Slovakia, Saudi-Arabia, India, Romania, Sudan, Russia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Cuba, France, Mongolia, Guatemala, Canada, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, Haiti, Palestine, Bolivia, Ghana, Greece, Bulgaria and Ireland.

    The Embassy Festival is a testament that culture brings people together.

    • 08 Sep 2017
    • 07 Jan 2018
    • Rotterdam

    In samenwerking met het Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presenteert Het Nieuwe Instituut de tentoonstelling The Other Architect. Een tentoonstelling waarin een verbreed perspectief op de maatschappelijke rol van de architect wordt verkend. Aan de hand van verschillende casestudies – daterend van de jaren zestig van de vorige eeuw tot heden – wordt getoond hoe architecten, veelal opererend in multidisciplinaire teams, nieuwe praktijken introduceerden.

    The Other Architect, samengesteld door Giovanna Borasi, hoofdcurator van het CCA, toont hoe verschillende ontwerpcollectieven vanaf de jaren zestig de grenzen van de traditionele architectuurpraktijk overschreden. Met hen werd kritisch en fundamenteel onderzoek een immanent onderdeel van een nieuwe architectuurpraktijk op basis waarvan de maatschappelijke rol en verantwoordelijkheid van architecten werden vergroot. Collaboratieve strategieën, nieuw type interventies en een experimentele houding vormen onderdeel van het opvallende instrumentarium van deze architectuur. De vindingrijkheid van deze ontwerpers toont het vermogen van de architectuur om per keer opnieuw gestalte te geven aan een hedendaagse culturele agenda.

    The Other Architect toont architecten die hun rol in in collectieven en wisselende samenwerkingsvormen verkiezen boven het idee van individueel auteurschap. Met bijdragen van AD/AA/Polyark, AMO, Anyone Corporation, Architects Revolutionary Council (ARC), Architectural Detective Agency (ADA), Architecture Machine Group (AMG), Art Net, Atelier de recherche et d’action urbaines (ARAU), Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), CIRCO, Corridart, Delos Symposion, Design-A-Thon, Forensic Architecture, Global Tools, Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS), International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design (ILAUD), Kommunen in der Neuen Welt, Lightweight Enclosures Unit (LEU), Pidgeon Audio Visual (PAV), Take Part en Urban Innovations Group (UIG).

    The Other Architect is on tour at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, where it presents architects who have expanded their role in society to shape the contemporary cultural agenda without the intervention of built form. On display are case studies dating from the 1960s to today that illustrate how international and often multidisciplinary groups applied experimental attitudes and collaborative strategies to invent new tools and alternative methods outside of traditional design practice.

    The exhibition opens with a public lecture by the curator, Giovanna Borasi, Thursday 7 September, at 5pm.

    See theotherarchitect.hetnieuweinstituut.nl for more information.

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • Online

    The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service invites you to participate in our masterclass on the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The webinar is for Canadian companies who do business in the EU.

    Through its Digital Single Market, the EU is becoming an active regulator and standard setter in the sphere of digital economy, including in the field of data protection. The EU’s reform package for data protection under its Digital Single Market Strategy will impact the transfer of data between the EU and Canada.

    The GDPR is expected to apply to all EU member states by May 25, 2018, exactly two years after it enters into force. Canadian clients doing business in EU member states will need to comply with the new regulations by that date. The GDPR applies to all companies, even if they are outside the EU, as long as they are collecting data on EU residents.

    In order to ensure that Canadian clients are aware of their responsibilities under the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, we have organized this webinar to ensure that TCS clients can start planning accordingly.

    Why should you participate? You will:

    • receive an overview of the GDPR from the Commission itself as well as from a GDPR expert;
    • find out what Canadian companies need to do in order to be compliant by May 25, 2018;
    • learn about the risks of non-compliance (including information on fines).

    This masterclass webinar will last 90 minutes, split into three portions with two speakers:

    • 15 Minutes – Presentation by Mr. Bruno Gencarelli, Head of Unit, International Data Flows and Protection, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission;
    • 45 Minutes – EU GDPR Masterclass, GDPR Specialist, Ms. Emerald De Leeuw;
    • 30 Minutes – Q&A session with our experts. 

    This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

    Register here.

    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 19 Sep 2017
    • Amsterdam

    IBC sits at the global crossroads of the media, entertainment and technology industry and provides a full and vibrant experience, whether you are just starting out or CEO, an innovative start-up or media superpower. Register for your free exhibition pass and join over 55,000 professionals from over 170 countries at the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology show.

    The IBC Exhibition covers fifteen halls across the RAI and hosts over 1,700 exhibitors spanning the creation, management and delivery of electronic and media entertainment. Integral to your IBC Experience are a number of specially curated Feature Areas and events. These are hosted throughout the IBC Exhibition and tie into the IBC Conference to enrich your understanding of technologies and trends that are driving the industry.

    NCCC Member Christie Digital Systems will be exhibiting. Location: Hall 11, Stand no. B45


    • Dates:
      • Conference Programme: 14th – 18th Sept 2017
      • Exhibition: 15th – 19th Sept 2017
    • Location: RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 01 Oct 2017
    • Toronto

    Eco traveller World of Taste invites you to the tourism and gastronomy shopping festival to experience different country pavilions from around the world.  Access to the world’s most unique holiday destinations, take advantage of special holiday packages and enjoy tasting international natural gourmet cuisine.
    Visit different country pavilions and stands from around the world that will provide you with all the information you need to book your next memorable holiday.  An eclectic mix of tourism pavilions offering special holiday packages including to the worlds’ most exclusive beach destinations, gastronomy hotspots, food and culture, nature retreats, city breaks, trekking, eco lodges, safaris, diving, skiing, fishing, honeymoons, hideaways, historical cities, luxury camping, agritourism, cruises, campsites, health tourism, spas, bird watching, city cycling and many other great deals and ideas to help you plan your next holiday.
    You will be able to learn about new beautiful destinations, diverse culture and history around the world, whilst at the same time experiencing their local food offerings.
    Indulge yourself with a wide variety of gastronomy tastings, natural bio products from all over the world or dine at locations that provide you with unique tasty dishes.
    During your visit you may watch and be mesmerised by unique cultural shows demonstrated with different dazzling colourful costumes and entertainment throughout the day.
    Eco traveller waits for you to experience 3 days of festivity, that will captivate your mind, tantalise your taste buds and help you to decide on where to book your next holiday.
    Representation from all over the world, participating from Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australasia, North, Central and Latin America, Europe and Canada will showcase their countries offerings.

    For more information visit here.

    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 06 Oct 2017
    • Toronto & Vancouver

    Wilt u zakendoen, samenwerken of contacten aanhalen in Canada? Ga dan mee met de economische missie van 2 tot en met 6 oktober 2017 onder leiding van een bewindspersoon, de zakelijk missieleider en VNO-NCW-voorzitter Hans de Boer, en watergezant Henk Ovink.

    Hollandse expertise voor Canadese kansen

    Het doel van het bezoek is het versterken van de positie van het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven op de Canadese markt, als aanbieder van creatieve en innovatieve oplossingen op het terrein van landbouw, voedsel, infrastructuur en gezondheid.

    Voor wie?

    Tijdens deze missie staan 4 thema’s centraal:

    1. Big data in de zorg;
    2. 'Resilient Cities': de stedelijke ontwikkelingen op het gebied van watervoorziening, stadsplanning, en infrastructuur;
    3. Voedselvoorziening;
    4. Tuinbouw.

    Met deze thema’s kunnen Nederlandse bedrijven oplossingen bieden voor problemen waar Canada mee kampt, zoals overstromingen, vergrijzing, stijgende zorgkosten en klimaatverandering. Met als doel (verdere) samenwerking met Canadese bedrijven, uitbreiding of investering in de Canadese markt.

    Deelname aan deze missie is daarmee interessant voor bedrijven en kennisinstellingen uit onderstaande (top)sectoren:

    • Life Sciences and Health;
    • Agri-Food and Horticulture;
    • Water.


    De economische missie concentreert zich op Toronto, waar een bedrijvenprogramma wordt aangeboden. Voor het thema 'Resilient Cities' is er een aanvullend programma in Vancouver.


    De programma’s voorzien in matchmaking, gekoppeld aan thematische seminars. Daarnaast zullen netwerkactiviteiten en bedrijfsbezoeken worden georganiseerd.

    Bekijk het voorlopige programma van de missie (pdf, Engelstalig).


    U kunt zich hier aanmelden voor de missie. De inschrijving sluit op 16 augustus 2017.


    Deelname kost € 950 per bedrijf (maximaal 2 deelnemers). Voor extra deelnemers betaalt u € 475 per persoon. Om de deelname van vrouwelijke ondernemers te stimuleren geldt voor deze specifieke doelgroep een korting van 50% op de deelnemersbijdrage.

    Het dienstenpakket dat u hiervoor wordt geboden omvat deelname aan de (collectieve) programmaonderdelen, vermelding van uw bedrijfsprofiel in het missieboekje, collectief lokaal vervoer en lokale ondersteuning door de organisatie tijdens het verblijf in Canada.

    Reis- en verblijfkosten zijn voor eigen rekening. Een reisbureau is gevraagd een reisarrangement samen te stellen, dat aan iedere deelnemer wordt aangeboden.

    Meer informatie

    Voor meer informatie over deze economische missie neemt u contact op met:

    Hanneke Bogaerts
    Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
    T: 088 602 1253
    E: hanneke.bogaerts@rvo.nl

    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 05 Oct 2017
    • RAI, Amsterdam

    European Utility Week brings together 12,000 of Europe’s thought leaders and visionaries behind the world’s most successful utilities and solution providers. It is a unique opportunity to showcase your brand and services as one of the leading companies in the global smart energy market.

    what is european utility week

    European Utility Week is the premier business, innovation and information platform connecting the smart utility community, allowing you to meet with experts from utilities, network operators, vendors, consultants, startups and system integrators covering the entire smart energy value chain.

    why you should attend european utility week

    At European Utility Week we are passionate about fulfilling our role to help the smart energy industry drive efficiencies in meeting sustainable development goals.

    who is attending european utility week

    Inclusion and partnerships are key and therefore European Utility Week serves as an annual meeting point for the community and is attended by 12,000 international visitors from all levels of the utility value chain from technology giants to startups and from senior-level experts to young talent.
    what are the topics discussed at european utility week

    We focus on regional and global developments in Grid Optimisation, Renewables, Energy Storage, Smart Metering, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Energy Services & Efficiency, Energy Trading, Intelligent Buildings, Data Management, Analytics and IoT, Cyber Security, Smart Gas and Smart Water. Innovation underlines every element of the show with a special focus on connecting people from all levels of the utility value chain from technology giants to startups and from senior-level experts to young talent.
    the European Utility Week Programme

    Two programmes with two distinct purposes: Summit – strategic discussions; and Hub Sessions – for more practical industry solutions. More than 400 expert speakers will give you the insight you need to drive the industry forward.

    the European Utility Week Exhibition

    600 exhibitors offering end-to-end industry solutions and divided into specific industry zones and country pavilions.

    European Utility Week 4 co-located events

    Intelligent Buildings Europe, Energy Revolution Europe, Initiate! and EMART Energy are EUW17 co-located events and will be present on the Exhibition Floor with a dedicated Programme and Exhibition area.

    Visit the Embassy of Canada at Booth number: 3B78
    • 24 Nov 2017
    • 25 Nov 2017
    • Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, Netherlands

    Go Abroad Fair in the Netherlands is a 2 day event being held from 24th November to the 25th November 2017 at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht in Utrecht, The Netherlands. This event showcases products like The Go-Abroad Fair is the biggest platform in the Netherlands concerning study programmes, internships, voluntary work, high school years and language courses abroad. Leading organisations and relevant educational institutions inform visitors on all the aspects and possibilities of an educational and self-enriching stay abroad etc. in the HR Consultants industry. The previous edition attracted 5000 potential students. From those 5000 students, 56% were seeking Bachelor possibilities and 43% were interested in studying for a Masters abroad.

    Canadian Embassy Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

    Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

    • Business-to-business meetings
    • Networking event
    • Pavilion/exhibit
    • Product pitch to select audiences

    The embassy officers Marcel.Louwman@international.gc.ca and Julie.Foucqueteau@international.gc.ca, are sharing the responsibility of the Education sector for the Dutch market and can provide information on this and other local events, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.

    • 06 Feb 2018
    • 09 Feb 2018
    • RAI, Amsterdam

    Every year, the world’s leading AV equipment vendors and service suppliers showcase the latest technology for the digital signage, unified communications, audio, smart building, residential and education sectors. Maintaining its reputation for connecting new technologies, companies and end-user industries, ISE will continue to present an exciting show floor, featuring thousands of product launches, as well as a packed education and events programme.

    Canadian Embassy Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

    Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

    • Business-to-business meetings
    • Networking event
    • Pavilion/exhibit
    • Product pitch to select audiences

    The Trade Commissioner, Melanie Termeulen is specializing in the ICT/Digital sector for the Dutch market and can provide information on this and other local events, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.

    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 22 Mar 2018
    • Ontario, Canada

    Canada is a vastly growing and dynamic nation for businesses looking to expand in North America.

    A collaborative initiative between the public and private sectors and working with all levels of government to promote Canada as the number one place for foreign companies to invest, the Think Canada: Global Business Summit is Canada’s largest inbound investment summit, inviting business leaders from around the globe to learn more about how to do business in Canada.

    The 5-month long program culminates in 3 days of face-to-face meetings, workshops and site visits designed around you and your business needs.

    Think Canada offers a wealth of knowledge on the business ecosystem of Canada, drawing on the experience of leading experts from a broad range of sectors to educate international business leaders and investors on how to expand into one of the world’s most diverse and vibrant countries.

    During this annual event, foreign business leaders and investors are also provided with an exclusive B2B networking platform, giving them the opportunity to meet with service providers and Canadian companies who have a national and international scope.

    Whether the interest is in greenfield investments, relocation or expansion, partnerships, M&A’s or joint ventures, the Think Canada: Global Business Summit is a vehicle for foreign investors to tap into vast resources from the public and private sectors and better understand how to locate their business in Canada.

    The following is included in your 5 month program and 3 day event. Let us work with you do develop a customized program:


    • Your program begins on June 1st with developing your corporate profile to promote your company in the Canadian market.


    • We develop your target profile with you to identify key companies and government representatives you need to meet in Canada.
    • You will be matched with:
      • A minimum of four private companies
      • A minimum of four advisory service experts; immigration, legal, marketing and more
      • A minimum of two government representatives
    • You will have the authority to review and approve all meetings prior to the event.
    • Both parties meeting will know the purpose of the meeting and background on each other.


    • Consulate and Chamber presentations highlight key business opportunities between foreign markets and Canada
    • Highlight infrastructure projects in Canada, ready for your investment. Infrastructure includes land development and real estate projects


    • We identify tours and seminars for you to attend to complete your market research and networking.
    • City tours and site selection visits
    • Hubs and accelerator tours


    • Complimentary invite to Think Canada Honours Reception with leading government and private business leaders from across Canada.


    1. Exclusive log in access to on-line B2B matchmaking platform to review profiles and book meetings with Canadian companies from across Canada.
    2. All event logistics are organized and managed for you.
    3. Follow up assistance; after the event, contact us for additional question and let us direct you to the appropriate resource in Canada.Invest in Canada Today
    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 04 Oct 2018
    • Beursgebouw Eindhoven

    Global marketplace for medicinal and aromatic plants.

    Worldwide, the lifestyles of some 6.3 billion people rely on the cultivation of plants. Demand for herbal drugs, cosmetics, foodstuffs and other products in this already vast market continues to grow. Taken together, plant products form a specialised but lucrative sector with plenty of opportunities. Meanwhile, sustainable plant use contributes to global wellbeing and a healthy ecosystem.

    Aware of the industry’s immense potential, MAP EXPO has been established as the go-to global marketplace for the key players in MAP-related sectors. This unique event aims to enhance and integrate links in the supply chain, matching suppliers with buyers and developing new markets in the process. Specialist knowledge can be exchanged, and market leaders both new and old will have an opportunity to influence the MAP industry’s future direction.

    Organised by NCCC member NBI International. For more information, visit here.

    ARRGO Canada

    Here you can see Canadian growers ARRGO who attended MAP Expo 2017.

Past events

23 Jul 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
10 Jul 2017 Enterprise World 2017
06 Jul 2017 Workshop CETA: Handel met Canada en voordelen van CETA
06 Jul 2017 Handel met Canada en de voordelen van CETA
05 Jul 2017 Cirque Éloize’s newest creation - Saloon
29 Jun 2017 Canada: Reaching Across the Pond in Times of Change
26 Jun 2017 The European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies (EIRASS) 2017 Conference
15 Jun 2017 Navigating Changing EU Data Privacy Regulations and Compliance Challenges
15 Jun 2017 “The World Needs More Canada”? Changes and Challenges in Contemporary Canadian Culture and Society
13 Jun 2017 Global Petroleum Show
12 Jun 2017 Starting your international business with Road2TheWorld
04 Jun 2017 Dutch Tall Ships Sail to Canada
01 Jun 2017 Cybersecurity - it affects you and here is how and why
31 May 2017 Managing compliance risks; know your customer & due diligence
18 May 2017 NCCC Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs – After Work In Rotterdam
12 May 2017 Canadian Tulip Festival
08 May 2017 Cyber Security Networking Reception
07 May 2017 Viering 150 jaar Canada / Gelderland Meets Canada
06 May 2017 The Canada 150 TD Environmental Design Competition Final
02 May 2017 SIAL Canada with EU Business Delegation
19 Apr 2017 International Robotics Week
12 Apr 2017 Company Visit & NCCC AGM
29 Mar 2017 MAP-EXPO. The Global Marketplace for Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
22 Mar 2017 The Rural Summit 2017
16 Mar 2017 Canadian singer Melissa Lauren at jazzcafé Regentenkamer
16 Feb 2017 Innovation for Health 2017
11 Feb 2017 Emigration Expo 2017 Houten
09 Feb 2017 Cyber Security Awareness
06 Feb 2017 Integrated Systems Europe 2017
10 Jan 2017 NCCC New Years Cocktail Reception
06 Dec 2016 CETA Seminar: What Does It Mean For You?
04 Dec 2016 Innovatiemissie e-Health Toronto & Boston
08 Nov 2016 NCCC Annual Luncheon 2016
08 Nov 2016 TCI Global Conference - Global Changes - Challenges for Innovation Clusters
07 Nov 2016 Canadian ISP Summit
05 Nov 2016 IamExpat Fair
19 Oct 2016 Think Canada: Global Business Summit
23 Sep 2016 Bosch Dreams - Until 4th November
19 Sep 2016 Global Forum
19 Sep 2016 Green Building Festival
12 Sep 2016 Toronto International Film Festival Premieres 2 Dutch Film Directors
08 Sep 2016 International Broadcasting Convention 2016
24 Jun 2016 Hightech en Agrifood in Canada
23 Jun 2016 La Fête nationale du Québec à Bruxelles / De nationale feestdag van Québec in Brussel
23 Jun 2016 Canadian Water Summit
17 Jun 2016 Building your Business in the Netherlands
14 Jun 2016 Cybersecurity and Anti-Bribery - Are you secure? Do you comply?
08 Jun 2016 Canada Summit
07 Jun 2016 Canada Green Building Council Conference
22 May 2016 Trade Mission: Toronto & Winnipeg
18 May 2016 Blue Cities 2016
09 May 2016 Flavours of British Columbia
19 Apr 2016 Annual General Meeting Only
19 Apr 2016 Annual General Meeting & Air Canada Company Visit
02 Feb 2016 Building your Business in Canada: Opportunities in Soft Landing

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