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Newsletter | February 2018


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 CGCIC Events


Events in Canada


PDAC German Day & Reception, Toronto

Mar 6:
The Competence Centre together with the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) and the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg (HIF) will host another German Day during PDAC Trade Show & Convention, the world’s largest convention for the mineral exploration sector.
To register please click here
Read more (En)
German Business Delegation: Canadian Potash Industry, Saskatoon

Apr 9-12:
The Competence Centre will host the 4th German Business Delegation Program on the occasion of the 10th Mining Supply Chain Forum in Saskatoon. The four-day program includes a mine site visit, participation in the Supply Chain Forum conference and much more.
Read more (En)
Conference on Renewable Energies in Rural and Northern Canada, Toronto

Apr 17:
Join us for the “Canadian German Conference on Renewable Energies in Rural and Northern Canada” and learn more about technologies and experiences from Germany in the context of Germany’s energy transition. 

Read more (En)
First German Pavilion at CIM Convention 2018, Vancouver

May 6-9:
The annual CIM Convention will feature a German pavilion for the first time in more than a decade. The CIM Convention is the leading trade show for mining supply companies and also offers a comprehensive technical program.
Read more (En)
Canada’s digital health industry Business Delegation,Toronto & Montreal

Jun 4-8: The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce offers German companies from the healthcare sector a delegation focussed on Canada’s eHealth industry. Registration is now open.

Read more (Ger)


Past Events


Canadian German Chamber New Year’s Cocktail, Montreal

Jan 25:
CGCIC held its traditional New Year’s Cocktail in collaboration with the Consulate General of Federal Republic of Germany. The reception was officially opend  by Yvonne Denz, Senior Vice President of CGCIC, Markus Lang, Consul General and Sabine Sparwasser, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.  Guests enjoyed this excellent opportunity for networking  in a relaxed atmosphere, with delicious appetizers and drinks. 

Smart Port: Facing the Challenges of Digitization, Montreal

Jan 25: In collaboration with the German Consulate Montreal and Montreal International,  CGCIC hosted a workshop on “Smart Port: Facing the Challenges of Digitization”. After a general introduction to the topic from the Port of Montreal and the Port of Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, participants were able to get deeper understanding about t four current topics BigData, Blockchain, Internet of Things and next generation smart port control systems. The workshop on Smart Ports kicked off a workshop series on topics related to Smart technologies and infrastructure. 



 Canadian German Chamber News


Interview with Thomas Beck by IHK Stuttgart

Nov 21:
IHK Stuttgart conducted an interview with Thomas Beck, President & CEO of the Canadian German Chamber, on CETA.
Please watch full interview here. (in German)


New Members

Marmen Inc.
Subcontractor for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) specializing in high-precision machining, fabrication, mechanical assembly and auxiliary services for parts of all sizes.

Toronto Global
Toronto Global is an arms-length organization representing municipalities in Toronto and the GTA. Toronto Global is dedicated to understanding clients’ business needs and delivering tailored, innovative solutions that will set the stage for their success in the Toronto Region.

BioSona Tech Co., Ltd.
In 2008, BioSona Tech Co.,Ltd. was first operated in Vancouver, British Columbia. We mainly engage in international trading of consumer, industrial, medical and health care products.

Alpha Translation Canada Inc.
Alpha Translations offers unsurpassed personal service & project-driven language solutions tailored to each client's unique global business requirements. The company offers language services tailored specifically to individual needs.

Member News


AHK Interview Intercultural Competence Training –Sebastian Mildner

The Goethe-Institut Toronto is now also offering an Intercultural Competence Training with a focus on German and Canadian culture. In this interview Sebastian Mildner, the trainer and coordinator of this training program, answers some questions on how an Intercultural Competence Training can be beneficial for businesses and what these workshops are all about.
Read more (En)
Energy Storage Europe (ESE) Conference & Expo 2018, Düsseldorf

Mar 13-15:
Visit the Canadian Pavilion at Energy Storage Europe, the annual conference and expo of the energy storage industry  and discuss  business opportunities with Canadian companies. With 10 exhibitors, the Canadian pavillion  tripled its space at the show and is  again sponsored by the Federal Government in co-operation with that of Ontario, presenting companies from four different provinces including for the first time, the Government of Alberta.
Read more (En)


Industry News & Economic Update


SMT Scharf takes over Canadian RDH Mining Equipment, Sudbury

Feb 7: German public company SMT Scharf, a world leader in railbound transportation systems for mining and tunnelling, has acquired Sudbury based RDH Mining, an OEM for underground mining vehicles and a market leader in battery powered underground vehicles, for 8 Mio. CAD.
Read more (Ger)

Economic and Financial Forecast
The Economic and Financial Forecast is presented by Scotiabank. Read more

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities can be found in the Canadian German Chamber's  section Job Corner. There are currently the following job openings available:

IT Security Support Analyst - Adecco's client, Ottawa
Home Based German Speaking Customer Service Consultant - Lufthansa InTouch, Toronto
Marketing and Development Manager - Alexander von Humboldt German International School,
Baie d'Urfe

Events by other Organizations


Global Methane Forum 2018, Toronto

Apr 16-18:
The 2018 Global Methane Forum, organized by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC),  is a premiere global event for discussing and advancing methane mitigation, science, policy, technology innovation and other issues—related to all major methane sources. 

Read more (En)

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