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Marine Renewables Canada Mission to ICOE – May 18-21, 2020 – Washington, DC

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

Marine Renewables Canada, with support from Government of Canada and the province of Nova Scotia, is leading a Canadian delegation to the 2020 International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), taking place May 19-21, 2020 in Washington, DC (mission dates will run May 18-21, 2020).

This mission will comprise of a Canada Pavilion, matchmaking, site visits, reception and networking opportunities. We anticipate high interest in this mission (as per previous ICOE missions) – and its recommend you register soon. Below are details on the mission activities and the registrations cost/link.

TRAVEL FUNDING NOTE – partial travel funding may be available for Marine Renewables Canada Members (available to members only). We have applied for this funding and expect to receive confirmation by late February / early March 2020.

This mission will comprise of:

  • Matchmaking services (for those that wish to opt in): 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 2020 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.
    ** One (1) full conference pass per company ($975US value) will be provided with your mission participation.

  • 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 2020 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.

    There are two (2) levels of registrations available for companies:

    Mission Only (no matchmaking)
    ~ includes access to Pavilion, Briefing Session & Networking Events, Reception, and includes one (1) full conference pass)
    $750 + tax (per company)

    Mission & Matchmaking Service
    ~ includes access to Pavilion, Briefing Session, Networking Events, Reception & Matchmaking Services and includes one (1) full conference pass)
    $1000 + tax (per company)

    To register for this mission to ICOE 2020, please CLICK HERE

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