Abundant. Reliable. Renewable. Canada’s Natural Resources.
With world-class expertise across a spectrum of innovation industries, Canadian ocean science, forestry, mining, cleantech and energy hubs are a natural draw for conferences across a wide range of natural resources sub-sectors. When combined with Canada’s vast landscapes, diverse cities and culture, dynamic culinary and nightlife experiences, and unique opportunities to explore groundbreaking ideas, it’s easy to understand why organizations choose Canadian locations to host their resource-focused business events.
Canadian trailblazers in a host of emerging technologies and innovations are shaping the future of work, culture and society. When conference-goers meet in our resource innovation hubs, they can tap into Canada’s brain trust, connect with some of our brightest minds and thought leaders, preview made-in-Canada solutions to the world’s greatest challenges and explore Canadian innovations helping to create a more sustainable world during conferences, B2B exchanges, technical tours and more. And when top performers are recognized and rewarded with distinctive experiences in Canada’s unparalleled destinations they’ll return home refreshed and inspired, ready to perform.
Canada’s Key Natural Resources Centres
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Canadian Success Stories
Ocean Networks Canada, based in Victoria, developed the Neptune and Venus projects, the first regional underwater ocean observatories to connect directly to the internet. Its data is available for analysis and to inform policymakers about anything concerning coastal communities and the health of their ecosystems.
BIOPolynet in Fredericton developed BioNanocoil, a simple, environmentally friendly method to stabilize sand and soil, control industrial dust, and improve the performance of other industrial binders. The product is an innovative solution for sand/dune stabilization and dust controlling in mining, quarrying, forestry, construction and farming industries, as well as for the prevention of erosion by natural processes.
Research and Innovation
Open Ocean Robotics produces energy-harvesting unmanned autonomous boats equipped with sensors and cameras to make and instantly relay oceanic observations.
Canadian forestry firm Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is kicking off a new multimillion-dollar cleantech project working with an Australian based startup that has developed a process to convert biomass into biofuel.
The Shell Canada Energy Quest Project is the world’s first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage project to tackle carbon emissions related to oilsands operations, this project safely stores more than one million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
The Vale Clean AER project has allowed the company to reduce its sulfur emissions by 95+%, negating the need for Sudbury’s “Super Stack” now slated for demolition.
Kraken's SeaPowerTM pressure tolerant batteries underwent an endurance test to run several successful missions to depths greater than 5,000 metres and achieve an unprecedented 100+ hours without recharging while running a full survey payload.
HERE'S HOW WE CAN HELP YOU GET PLANNING
The team at Destination Canada Business Events helps global organizations meet with purpose in Canada. Contact our team for:
- Specific information regarding Canada's sector expertise
- Recommendations on destinations based on their sector strengths
- Introductions to industry leaders, academia, and economic development agencies
- Recommendations of expert speakers to augment events
- Assistance in sourcing RFPs for conference placement
Victoria’s location as a coastal and island community on the Pacific Ocean lends itself to be a growing hub for marine and ocean innovation. Due to our strength and abundance of marine industry businesses and research organizations, we have attracted various conferences, such as the Ocean Optics Conference, in this sector.
MIRANDA JI, Vice President of Sales, Business Events Victoria
As a global mining innovation hub, Sudbury is advancing the development of several initiatives for mining in the digital age, including those related to mine electrification and adoption of battery/ electric technologies. International companies, executives and government officials come to Sudbury to learn from our expertise, visit our world-class facilities and explore our beautiful landscapes.
LIAM MCGILL, Manager of Investment and Business, Development, City of Greater Sudbury
Halifax is a global leader in the knowledge-based ocean economy, and is home to Canada’s new Ocean Supercluster as well as leading institutions in the domain of offshore energy, aquaculture and ocean research. With direct and easy air access from both Europe and the US, a new state of-the-art convention centre, plenty of hotels and a culturally vibrant city, many international organizations have chosen Halifax to host their conferences.
ROSS JEFFERSON, President & CEO, Discover Halifax