The latest IPCC report states “Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system. […] The report shows that emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities are responsible for approximately 1.1°C of warming since 1850-1900.” Sustainability is no longer a choice. As the pressure on resources increases, mentalities and habits must change. To avoid severe consequences of global warming, we need to limit the warming to 2 or even 1.5 degrees. The Paris Agreement to Address Climate Change, accepted by 195 countries, sets a new direction and a new scale for global [...]
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Following his election in June 2021, Adrian Thomas was in Ottawa for a series of meetings with key partners. During their two-day visit, Adrian Thomas, EUCCAN President and Delphine Adenot-Owusu, EUCCAN’s executive director, met with the EU Ambassador to Canada, HE Melita Gabric and her team, with EU and Canadian companies and with the president and CEOs of business associations. CETA and EU/Canada business relations The discussions focused around CETA and EU/Canada trade and investments opportunities. EU and Canada have long lasting relations. Our leaders have reiterated this relation at the last EU-Canada summit in Brussels. Our society are bounded [...]
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada (EUCCAN) is continuing its growth and its implementation of the new strategy with a new leader at the helm. Adrian Thomas, Country President of Schneider Electric has been elected President of EUCCAN. “It is for us, the board directors, to work for the future of EUCCAN and its members, building on the foundations of a work carried out with vision and rigor in recent years. I am deeply honored to be elected and entrusted with continuing the growth of the organization: onboarding companies to better represent EU interests at the highest government level [...]
EUCCAN, in partnership with EEN Canada, EU Chamber of Commerce Canada West and Canada EU Trade and Investment Association (CEUTIA), is pleased to invite you to our flagship event EU - Canada Tech Business Day! EU-Canada trade, investment and partnership opportunities and challenges in the agri-tech, clean-tech and med-tech sectors will be in focus. EUCCAN will welcome public and private officials from both Europe and Canada for panel discussions dedicated to each sector. This event will also give European and Canadian companies in the three sectors, the chance to network. It will also provide the opportunity for European businesses to meet [...]
CETA Business Summit Grow Your Business in the European Union Virtual summit – December 2-4, 2020 Thank you for joining Global Affairs Canada from December 2-4, 2020 for the CETA Business Summit to explore how to make the most of the advantages and opportunities available for your business in the European Union (EU). ACCESS RECORDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS Missed a session? Want to re-watch a session? No problem! Watch recordings of each session presented during the event: December 2nd • Doing business in the EU: Accessing the single market • Canadian business champions panel • Northern European market opportunities and challenges for [...]
EUCCAN, in partnership with EEN Canada, EU Chamber of Commerce Canada West and Canada EU Trade and Investment Association (CEUTIA), is pleased to invite you to our flagship event EU – Canada Tech Business Day! EU-Canada trade, investment and partnership opportunities and challenges in the agri-tech, clean-tech and med-tech sectors will be in focus. EUCCAN will welcome public and private officials (SMEs, corporations, industry advocates) from both Europe and Canada for panel discussions dedicated to each sector. This event will also give European and Canadian companies in the three sectors, the chance to network. It will also provide the opportunity for [...]
On 25 March 2021, the European Union (EU)-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)’s Joint Committee held its second meeting to oversee progress on the implementation of the Agreement. The meeting was co-chaired by Executive Vice-President (EVP) and European Commissioner for Trade, Valdis Dombrovskis, and Canada’s Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Honourable Mary Ng. In light of current public health measures, the Committee met by videoconference, with participation from representatives of EU Member States and Canadian Provinces and Territories. Read the full Joint Statement here: https://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2021/march/tradoc_159505.pdf
The 2021 edition of EU Industry Days focuses on opportunities. Amid the accelerated transformation and the changing global competitive landscape, the European industrial strategy builds a business case for greener, more digital and resilient industry. It provides tools to support our industrial ecosystems in this transformation and reinforce their global competitiveness. At the same time, it replies to Europe’s societal call to create new quality jobs while respecting planetary boundaries. Since the first edition in 2017, the EU Industry Days established themselves as the European Commission’s main platform for an open stakeholder dialogue and discussion on industry. In 2021 we go [...]
We are happy to announce that EUCCAN is has official joined Enterprise Europe Network Canada (EEN Canada) as a consortium member. With over 600 partner organizations, the Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. Within the Enterprise Europe Network, a country outside the EU can be represented by a consortium forming a Business Cooperation Centre. Together with the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR), located in Edmonton, AB, the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West (EUCCCW), located in Vancouver, B.C., we have partnered to form such a Business Cooperation [...]
EUCCAN is partnership with Gowling WLG released an outlook on Doing Business with Canada. Is your company looking to expand its business abroad, outside the European Union? Canada is a great consideration. Canada is a great destination to grow your business and has always been a natural ally for the EU. EU-Canada trade and economic activity is further boosted by the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). CETA is not just one of the most ambitious trade agreements the EU has ever concluded, but also the most progressive. CETA goes beyond just removing customs duties and contains ambitious chapters on sustainable [...]