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Newsletter | May 2018

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 CGCIC Events

Events in Canada

Save-the-Date for this year’s event highlight of the Canadian German business community. The Canadian German Gala Ball will take place at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Canadian German Chamber!

Canada’s digital Health Industry Conference,Toronto

Jun 6: Join us for the "Canadian German Conference on eHealth Solutions". Visit our event website for registering and for more information about the topics, speakers, schedule and venue. Keynote will be delivered by Shanti Gidwani, National Director, Healthcare Digitization, Cisco Canada. To register please click here.

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2018 World Cup Soccer Matches, Toronto

Jun 14 - Jul 15: In cooperation with the German Consulate General and the German Meetup in Toronto, the Canadian German Chamber invites you to watch the broadcast of the German matches. This is the perfect way to cheer for Germany while surrounded by family, friends and soccer enthusiasts in the Canadian German community.
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Workshop on Trends, Best Practices & Lessons Learned in Smart Manufacturing, Toronto & Montreal

Jun 18 & 20: In collaboration with the State Development Corporation of Thuringia, CGCIC will host workshops on the topic “The Future of Smart Manufacturing - An Exchange about Trends, Best Practices & Lessons Learned from German & Canadian companies”. Registration is now open.

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Events In Germany

Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Karlsruhe

Jun 21: CGCIC is presenting as part of the Transatlantic Dialogue Initiative its third conference on Artificial Intelligence. A Canadian delegation will discuss along with German experts relevant topics such as the enhancement of  energy efficiency through AI, AI & Ethics and human-machine interaction.
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 Past Events

Artificial Intelligence Conference, Montreal

Apr 19: CGCIC organized as part of the Transatlantic Dialogue Initiative its AI conference at the SAP Labs. Discussion topics, amongst others, were the newest developments in online marketing, image recognition technology and employee replacement through automation.

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 Canadian German Chamber News

CGCIC’s compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Toronto

May 25: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been (along with various other companies outside Europe) implemented on the German Chambers of Commerce abroad. CGCIC has made serious efforts to comply with the strict regulation which sets a new gold standard for data protection but comes with multiple challenges for small and medium sized companies.
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Member News

HDI Global and Hannover Re launch a joint growth initiative in specialty business, Hannover

May 11: Under the umbrella of Talanx AG, Hannover Rück SE and HDI Global SE are launching a joint initiative in global growth and highmargin specialty business. The  new company  HDI  Global  Specialty  SE will write  agency  and  specialty insurance  business.
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Industry News & Economic Update

Publication of the CETA Schedule, Brussels

Mar 23: The European Commission has published a timetable of the CETA committee meetings and their agendas, reports and other documents in order to inform about the different steps of the CETA implementation process.
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Results of AHK World Business Outlook, Berlin

Spring 2018: The DIHK in Berlin published the results from a comprehensive survey capturing the outlook for German businesses in the first half of 2018. It is based on a regular DIHK survey among member companies of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad, delegations and representative offices (AHKs).
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GP JOULE’S Single-Axis Solar Tracker completes  20-Year Reliability Testing, Toronto

May 29:
GP JOULE Canada Corp., announced today that the PHLEGON® single-axis tracker has passed a series of accelerated life-cycle tests conducted by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary.
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.Biometrics expansion

Jul 31: Starting summer 2018, individuals from Europe, the Middle East and Africa who are applying to Canada for permanent residence or temporary status (including work or study permits and visitor visas) will be required to provide biometrics (fingerprints, photo) before their applications are processed. To facilitate repeat travel to Canada, applicants for a visitor visa, study or work permit will only need to give their biometrics once every 10 years.
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Germany Trade & Invest News

Carsharing market expanding in Canada

The global car sharing market will continue to grow in the coming years. In Canada, a country with a high proportion of cars per household, interest in carsharing solutions is increasing, especially in densely populated regions. Alongside the costs, efforts for lower emission cities and relief of traffic congestion are reasons for the growing demand for mobility solutions.
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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:

Director Marketing - German National Tourist Office, Toronto

Events by other Organizations

Canada vs Germany National Women Soccer Game, Hamilton

Jun 10: Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play Germany, ranked second in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings, in Canada. The two-time Olympic Bronze Medal winners will welcome the reigning Olympic Champions to Tim Hortons Field for the Sunday afternoon match.
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