Welcome to Innovate Canada 2023!

Canada’s global leadership in the oceans sector will be on full display in Victoria, British Columbia from September 11 to 14, 2023. Destination Canada’s Business Events team invites you to learn about the country’s marine and oceans ecosystem as a hosted exclusive guest of Innovate Canada. An intimate and exclusive opportunity for C-suite executives, our signature event showcases the groundbreaking work taking place across our oceans industry.

Exploration is at the heart of innovate canada 2023

Hosted guests of Innovate Canada are invited to explore Victoria’s oceans ecosystem through immersive and interactive tours of world-renowned facilities, including Open Ocean Robotics, Cascadia Seaweed, Ocean Networks Canada, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt and Esquimalt Graving Dock. Along with being among the first to see the latest advances in the sector, participants also benefit from one-to-one meetings with destination and oceans industry experts from Victoria, Vancouver, Québec City, Halifax, Prince Edward Island, Fredericton and St. John’s — all while engaging in memorable activities that highlight the vibrant cultures and culinary scene in Canada. Our goal is for you to gain a deeper understanding of what hosting a conference or meeting, doing trade with, investing in or locating your business in Canada can mean to your organization.

as a hosted guest of innovate canada you will:

  • Make real-time connections with some of the world’s leading companies in the oceans ecosystem during curated tours of Open Ocean Robotics, Cascadia Seaweed, Ocean Networks Canada, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt and Esquimalt Graving Dock.
  • Learn about the leading oceans organizations and unique event possibilities across Canada during one-to-one meetings with destinations and industry experts participating in Innovate Canada. 
  • Meet the innovators revolutionizing Canada’s oceans and marine ecosystem.
  • Indulge in one-of-a kind culinary and entertainment experiences showcasing Canadian ingenuity and the sustainable ecosystem in Western Canada.
  • Enjoy up to four nights’ accommodation at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria.

the fine print

Airfare, up to four nights’ accommodations, arrival, departure and offsite ground transportation, offsite events, receptions and excursions noted above are INCLUDED with your guest registration.

  • Only C-suite executives of international corporations and/or associations working in oceans and marine related industries will be eligible to participate. Those corporations and associations must have the potential to meet in Canada and could be mature for potential investment/trade opportunities with Canada.
  • By accepting this invitation, hosted guests agree to attend all program components of Innovate Canada 2023. 

Take a look to see our video from Innovate Canada 2022 - Oceans in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.