During your time at Innovate Canada, you will meet with representatives from the partnering destinations as well as subject matter experts and leaders in ocean sciences from the following Canadian destinations:

Victoria, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Québec City, Québec

Fredericton, New Brunswick
Saint John, New Brunswick
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

St. John’s, Newfoundland
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Victoria, British Columbia

Miranda Ji
Destination Greater Victoria

VP of Sales
+1 778-918-5567

Business Events Victoria helps to bring your meeting, conference, or incentive program to one of Victoria’s many fantastic venues. As an island destination, Victoria has fantastic venues for conferences, meetings and incentive programs. Many of the city's conference facilities and accommodation properties overlook our world-famous Inner Harbour or are just steps away. Spectacular off-site venues (meet in a castle!), world-class golf, spas that spoil, nightlife and live music, culinary experiences and cidery tours will ensure a capital meeting and incentive experience.

William (Bill) Collins
Cascadia Seaweed Corp.

+1 778-351-4484

Cascadia Seaweed is one of the largest North American providers of ocean cultivated seaweed, a regenerative crop that requires only the sea and sunlight to grow. Our goal is to provide a climate-positive solution for food and feed, while improving coastal ecosystems and enhancing biodiversity. Our team of business leaders, scientists and engineers have a common purpose to build an organization that is good for people and the planet, while embracing innovation to benefit the blue economy. Together with our First Nation partners, we operate seven seaweed farms in British Columbia, and we have plans to expand to the East and North coasts of Canada.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Michelle Taylor
Destination Vancouver

Manager, Meeting & Convention Sales, Canada & International
+1 604-631-2866
Vancouver is a place where the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the snow-capped peaks of local mountains, and a hub of activity is alive between them. We’re steeped in nature, but knee-deep in startups. This is a hotbed of entrepreneurialism, fuelled by the kind of innovation and inclusivity that offers the unexpected beauty of a fresh perspective.

Melanie Knight
Ocean to Eye Level

Principal, Co-Founder
+1 778-999-6356

Melanie Knight is a marine biologist and consultant based in Vancouver. She helped cut underwater noise from the shipping sector by 50% through voluntary slowdowns for endangered whales in BC. She has worked at or helped start 7 aquariums across Canada. She currently works as a Senior Fisheries Management Officer to realize the Government of Canada's commitment to conserving 25% of Canada's oceans by 2025, and 30% by 2030

Québec City, Québec

Jocelyn Guertin
Centre des congres de Quebec

Sales Manager
+1 418-649-7711

Like no other destination, Québec City’s bright research and business communities propels the Canadian city at the forefront of innovative industries such as life sciences and agriculture. Québec City is rooted in the knowledge economy drawing on science, expertise, and innovation to carve out a niche in exclusive driving sectors. Competitive yet cooperative, Québec City boasts an entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem that is ideal for investment and business development. These key industries help the meeting industry thrive.

Salim Yaye
Quebec International

Québec International's mission is to support the economic development of the Québec City region. We attract key foreign companies to set up shop here and complete our local value chains. The economy in the Québec City region has been growing for almost 25 years, with one of the best growth rates in Canada. The Québec City region offers far more than a nice work environment, it is also a great place to live.

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Erin Blanchard
Fredericton Convention Centre/Fredericton Tourism

Director of Sales
+1 506-260-9483

Featuring more than 36,000 square feet of flexible meeting space on two floors, with some of the best Internet connectivity in the country, floor-to-ceiling windows lining the pre/post function areas, surrounded by accommodations and services in a vibrant downtown, the Fredericton Convention Centre (FCC) is the premier choice for your next East Coast event. As a green building that has achieved silver LEED Certification Standards & is GBAC certified, and the most dedicated team of employees you will find anywhere, the FCC is your best choice on every level.

Sarah Hollohan
Ignite Fredericton

Ignite Fredericton attracts, retains, and supports entrepreneurs, business, and economic builders in Greater Fredericton, New Brunswick.

St John, New Brunswick

Shawnna Dickie-Garnhum
Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency

Client Service Manager
+1 506-721-2437

Envision Saint John is a Game-changer. Grand Bay-Westfield, Hampton, Quispamsis, Rothesay, St. Martins, and Saint John At Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency, we are driving an innovative, regional approach to economic development with a single mandate, mission, and budget. It’s a single, powerful voice for growth for our region. We are an integrated team of professionals, dedicated to promoting our region to investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, real estate developers, tourists, students and people looking for a better quality of life.

Paula Copeland
Port Saint John

Vice President, Engagement & Sustainability
+1 506-650-5288

We are a Canada Port Authority, managing federal marine infrastructure in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Paul Bailey
Discover Halifax

Sales & Marketing Director,
Group Sales
+1 902-818-1822

Discover Halifax is a non-profit, membership-based marketing and sales organization in partnership with the Halifax regional government, the Hotel Association of Nova Scotia and participating industry members. We are grateful to our many partner organizations who work collaboratively to make the Halifax region a better place to live, work and visit. Since its inception in 2002, Discover Halifax’s goal is to promote Halifax as a destination of choice for leisure and business travellers. VISION Globally recognized as the favourite city in Canada. MISSION We seek to maximize economic and social benefits derived from the tourism industry for the benefit of the people who live, visit, and invest in our region. We do this by showcasing the best of our region to the world, and through collective impact, we seek to shape the future of our industry through good planning, investment, and design.

Jonathan Coles
Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)

Investment Attraction Executive
+1 902-448-4055

Economic Development Agency for the Province of Nova Scotia

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Susan Freeman
Meetings and Conventions PEI

Executive Director
+1 902-626-7661

We are the destination marketing organization for Prince Edward Island in the Meetings, Conventions and Incentive group sectors.. We are trusted meeting advisors for our clients and our partners across the Island on the east coast of Canada.

Doug Macdonald
Innovation PEI

Senior Investment Officer
+1 902-620-3509

Innovation PEI is the lead economic development agency for the Province of Prince Edward Island. Working with partner agencies from federal and municipal government as well as educational partners, Innovational PEI develops the best incentive products to assist inbound companies start up and grow their operations on Prince Edward Island.

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Paul Bugge
Destination St John's

Director of Business Development and Industry Relations
+1 709-727-2546

Welcome to the oldest city in the New World. For more than 500 years, St. John’s has been a primal draw for those searching for an undefinable something out of the ordinary. And, like the countless travelers who have come to our city before, you’re sure to find it.

Heather Mills-Snow
City of St. John's

Strategic and Economic Development Officer
+1 709-576-6117

City of St. John’s: Canada’s Ocean City Powerhouse The beautiful and historic City of St. John’s is located on the edge of Canada, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, from which we draw not only our sense of place but also our position in the global economy. Centuries of experience working on the cold North Atlantic has advanced this place into a hub city of ocean excellence – with the highest concentration of specialized marine companies operating in any one area across the country. With a focus on ocean tech and innovation, advanced post-secondary and world-class ocean research and training facilities, St. John’s has become Canada’s ocean city powerhouse, at the epicentre of the national ocean innovation ecosystem.

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Daniel Dooks
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Regional Director, Atlantic Canada
+1 902-478-6371

Philippe Ferland
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Investor Services Associate
+1 613-407-2608

Canada's national investment promotion agency.