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 during Innovate Canada 2023.

Exploration is at the heart of Innovate Canada 2023, Destination Canada’s exclusive event for C-suite executives to explore the groundbreaking work taking place across Canada’s oceans sector.

Your participation in Innovate Canada has been confirmed through Destination Canada’s 2023 Marketing & Sales Opportunities program. Registration is now open for one senior member from your organization and one representative from your marine and oceans community (industry, research, or trade and investment agency). 

as partners of innovate canada you will:

  • Be part of the host committee to welcome up to 15 pre-qualified global industry leaders — oceans industry C-suite executives who have an interest in Canada’s marine and oceans sector for business events and/or for trade and investment.
  • Showcase your destination’s marine and oceans expertise for business events and trade and investment opportunities during 15 to 20 minute one-to-one meetings throughout the program.
  • Opt-in to behind-the-scenes tours of Victoria's oceans and marine ecosystems.
  • Have an opportunity to showcase your destination for future oceans business events, as well as for trade and investment opportunities to hosted media throughout the event.
  • Have formal and informal opportunities to present your destination’s strengths for hosting business events in this sector.
  • Indulge in one-of-a kind culinary and entertainment experiences showcasing Canadian ingenuity and culture.

the fine print

  • Event programming, including one-to-one meetings, innovation tours, on and offsite events, receptions and excursions noted above are INCLUDED with your registration.
  • Airfare to Victoria, British Columbia, arrival and departure transfers, and hotel accommodations at the Fairmont Empress (negotiated group rate available) are at your own expense. Please note: your hotel stay will be booked on your behalf upon your registration. You will receive your confirmation number closer to the date of the event. A credit card will be required upon check in.
  • By accepting this invitation, hosted partners agree to attend all program components of Innovate Canada 2023. No late arrivals or early departures please.

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