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Marine Renewables Canada Leading a Mission to the 2018 International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE)

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

This mission will include: A Canada Pavilion, matchmaking, site visits, reception and networking opportunities. Marine Renewables Canada anticipate high interest in this mission (20-25 companies) – and recommend you register soon.

Below are details on the conference, mission activities and the registration link.

Here’s a look at ICOE 2018:

June 12-14 in Normandy, France.


Organised in 2018 by BlueSign in partnership with the Normandy region, Manche Department, Le Cotentin Communauté d’Agglomération and Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, ICOE will be held in Cherbourg, Normandy, from june 12th to 14th in La Cité de la Mer.

Held every two years since 2006, ICOE aims at gathering stakeholders from the sector of ocean energies (tidal, wave, salinity gradient, ocean thermal energies) and sharing the most recent experiences on research, technology transfer efforts and technological demonstration.

The purpose of the event is to accelerate development by stimulating collaboration between companies, researchers and development centres. It also targets engagement of operators with experience in related marine and power industry sectors.

In 2018, ICOE will join forces with Seanergy – the largest event on Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) in Europe – which brought together in 2017, 3,500 experts and professionals, 220 exhibitors and helped organizing more than 800 business meetings.

To learn more about ICOE 2018 click HERE

Marine Renewables Canada says this mission will comprise of:

Matchmaking services (for those that register for it): Professional matchmaking services will be contracted for mission participants who register to use the service. This contracted matchmaker will work with companies one-on-one to identify organizations of interest and set up meetings.

Pavilion in the ICOE 2018 Exhibition: Marine Renewables Canada has secured optimal booth space and will secure a contractor to build the Pavilion. The pavilion theme will be in keeping with past missions to ICOE to continue the Canadian presence and profile that has been established. Our aim is for the pavilion will have bistro-style kiosks, and a meeting or “gathering” place. It will also enable mission companies to display their logos, provide information specific to their firm, and provide a space to meet with other companies. The final design will have to take into account the number of companies participating in the mission. See attached for the floorplan indicating the prime location secured for the pavilion.

*1 Exhibitor badge per company and a 1 company listing in the exhibitor program will be provided.
** For access to the conference sessions, you must register separately as a conference delegate.

Pre-Mission Briefing (in-country) Meeting: An in-country briefing will be held the day before the conference/exhibition begins for all attending delegates. Marine Renewables Canada will provide a sector orientation and team profile session for participants on site. This will allow all aspects of the mission—booth, networking opportunities, events, etc. to be reviewed. We are also looking at combining this with a “Meet your Trade Commissioners” session that will allow delegates the opportunity to talk to the Canadian Trade Commissioners present from other countries (TBC).

Promotional Materials (Company promotional booklet, graphics and printing): To highlight Canada’s leadership role in the marine renewable energy industry and establish a global presence for Canadian firms, a booklet will be developed to include participant firms’ information (company name, logo, contact/website, company bio).

Networking Activities & Invites: Marine Renewables Canada will work with the ICOE organizers and Canadian Consulate to organize and/or secure invitations to beneficial networking events during ICOE.

Canada Reception: We are looking at hosting a Canada Reception during ICOE 2018 to provide the opportunity for mission attendees to invite and network with other ICOE attendees and key industry players. More information on the date and location to be announced.

Support Staff: Two Marine Renewables Canada staff will be on hand to assist at the booth, provide information on Canadian initiatives and opportunities, assist members of the mission, and provide logistics support for the duration of the conference.

To register for this mission to ICOE 2018, please click HERE

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