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Newsletter | January 2019


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Events in Canada


Canadian German Chamber New Year’s Cocktail, Montreal

Jan 23: CGCIC is hosting a traditional New Year’s Cocktail reception in collaboration with the Consulate General of Federal Republic of Germany. Guests will experience an excellent opportunity for networking  in a relaxed atmosphere, with delicious appetizers and drinks. 
For registration please click here.
 German Canadian Delegation Week to AIX 2019, Montreal

Jan 24: The Canadian German Chamber, Aéro Montréal, CRIAQ and Hamburg Aviation will be hosting an information session on the occassion of AIX 2019 to provide an overview for Canadian aviation and aerospace companies on the official German-Canadian aerospace supply chain trade mission to Northern Germany in April 2019.
Read more (En)
Renewable Energy Finance Summit 2019, Calgary

Feb 4-5: The Canadian German Chamber is supporting the Alberta & Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Finance Summit which will address critical market questions for lenders and developers and provide key networking opportunities with potential First Nations and community partners.
Receive a 10% discount upon registration.

Read more (En)

 Past Events


Canadian German Gala Ball 2018, Toronto

Nov 3: The Canadian German Chamber hosted its annual Canadian German Gala Ball and celebrated its 50th anniversary. With excellent food, delicious German wines and thrilling entertainment almost 350 guests were welcomed at the prestigious Royal Ontario Museum.
Read more (En)
Canadian Big Data & Cybersecurity delegation, Essen, Dortmund and Bochum

Nov 26-30:The Canadian German Chamber had the pleasure of showing a Canadian Big Data & Cybersecurity delegation the emerging and dynamic tech ecosystem in various cities of Germany. Companies which were visited include: Emschergenossenschaft und Lippeverband, Q.One Technologies GmbH, Essener Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft mbH, neusta software development west GmbH, Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH, Schacht One GmbH, Transfact GmbH, TU Dortmund University, G DATA Software, Bochumer Institut für Technologie gGmbH and Cube 5 - Creating Security.



Member News


Kuehne + Nagel acquires a global market leader in time-critical shipments, Schindellegi

Nov 21: Kuehne + Nagel announces the acquisition of Quick International Courier, a market leading provider of time-critical transportation and logistics solutions globally. Quick is an industry specialist in providing tailor-made solutions to the aviation and pharma & healthcare industries, generating above USD 200 million annual net revenue. 
Read more (En)
MEDICA 2018, Duesseldorf

Nov 12-15: MEDICA – the leading international medical tradeshow – has been attracting generations of Canadian visitors and exhibitors. This year was no exception – an unprecedented 64 Canadian medical companies presented a variety of products, technology and services spanning rapid test kits, orthopedic and medical devices to information and communication technology as well as commodities and consumer goods. 
Read more (En)
Via Rail places $989M train order with Siemens over Bombardier for key rail corridor, Montreal

Dec 12: VIA Rail Canada announced that Siemens Canada was awarded a $989 million contract to build the 32 trainsets that will replace VIA Rail's fleet that operates in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. This is the largest order in the 105 years history of Siemens in Canada. Siemens  was selected following a fair, open, rigorous and transparent bidding process under the oversight of an independent fairness monitor and VIA Rail's Board of Directors. On-time delivery, quality of product and price were the criteria on which all the proponents were evaluated. 
Read full Cision article here


Industry News & Economic Update


Business Law Magazine-November 2018

Nov 22: The Issue 04/ 2018 of Business Law Magazine, an online English-language publication for the international legal community, has been published. Each quarter, the magazine reports on important issues related to German corporate, commercial, tax, labor, compliance and IP/IT law.
You can read the latest issue here: www.businesslaw-magazine.com
Labor Law Magazine-November 2018

Dec 3: The Issue 04/ 2018 of Labor Law Magazine, an online English-language publication for the international legal community, has been published. Each quarter, the magazine reports on important questions related to German labor law.
You can read the latest issue here: www.laborlaw-magazine.com
Results of AHK World Business Outlook, Berlin

Fall 2018: The DIHK in Berlin published the results from a comprehensive survey capturing the outlook for German businesses in the second 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).
Read more (En)
4rd call for proposal for industrial research and development projects

Feb 28: Canada and Germany hereby announce a call for joint research and development projects (R & D projects) to develop innovative products, processes or technical services across all technology and application areas. Applicants are expected to develop marketable solutions for products, services or processes that have significant market potential.
Read more (Ger)

Germany Trade & Invest News


Canada as Tech location attracts investment

Many technology companies are currently attracted  to Canada. Good regulatory conditions and a lively start-up ecosystem make the metropolises in particular innovation centers.
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:


Events by other Organizations


Learn German with the Goethe-Institut Toronto!

Jan 14: New Year, new goals, new plans and resolutions!
Do you need German to make them happen?
Learn German with the Goethe-Institut Toronto, a five-time winner of the NOW magazine’s award “Best Language School Toronto”!
Read more (En)

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