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Trade & Learning Mission: Smart City Expo World Congress 

November 4 - November 8

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Expression of Interest 

Canadian Trade & Learning  Mission to Smart City Expo World Congress 

November 5-7, 2024 

Barcelona, Spain 


The Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada (SGIN) is seeking interest in a mission of Canadian companies and energy stakeholders to the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona, Spain.  

This is a unique opportunity for a select group of SMEs and organizations to understand this market, seek partnerships and showcase their capabilities and solutions to an international audience made up of key decision- makers and professionals at Smart City Expo World Congress. Beyond the 3-day conference event, SGIN delegates will engage in a full weeklong agenda including smart energy site visits, networking events, and additional business opportunities! 

Mission Details: 

  • Dates: Nov. 4-8, 2024 (Conference dates Nov. 5-7) 
  • Conference: Smart City Expo World Congress 
  • Venue: Fira Barcelona Gran Via 
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain 
We are holding an information session on May 23rd at 2:00pm ADT – sign up for the session here

Held in Barcelona since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the world’s biggest and most influential event for cities and urban innovation. Leaders from global companies, governments, and organizations gather to move cities towards a better future. SCEWC collects urban innovation across the globe and empower cities to face the critical challenges the world faces today.  

  • Showcase Canadian companies’ expertise and capabilities to foster international business opportunities. 
  • Partner and prospect identification (identify potential clients or partners, establish business and/or research connections. 
  • Knowledge gathering (engage with opportunities and share learnings, strengthen relationships). 
  • Market research (identify potential opportunities, market dynamics, competition, risks associated with new business environment). 
  • Relationship building (B2B meetings with potential partners/clients, explore new relationship opportunities). 
  • Trade show and conference (network at a conference, learn about industry developments).
  • In-market country and trade mission briefings.  
  • Three full days at the Barcelona conference. 
  • Site visit program before and/or after the conference. 
  • Access to exhibition floor (all delegates) and Canadian Pavilion booth space (optional). 
  • Support from the Trade Commissioner Service. 
  • Pre-event webinars and B2B sessions. 
  • Business networking events and relationship building with other Canadian delegates.  
  • Receive pre-mission support and information to prepare for in-market activities. 
  • Benefit from a dedicated mission agenda, and coordination support. 
  • B2B assistance (consultant & regional Canadian trade commissioners). 
  • Networking reception & business development opportunities 
  • Market intelligence and smart energy site visits 
  • Partial travel funding support for SGIN Members

Testimonials from past SGIN missions:  

  • “A very valuable mission in both aspects of learning and trade. BIC and SGIN are proving themselves integral to promoting Canada’s unique capabilities. BIC and SGIN are performing an essential service, connecting Canadian industry with potential trade partners – foreign and domestic.”- Rob Sauro, REYNOLD STOKES ENGINEERING INC (March 2024 EU Trade & Learning Mission) 
  • “This was an amazing experience for NSMTC, as the first time our organization has had a presence overseas. We will be sharing a more detailed summary in the days ahead but applaud all those involved in organizing and executing – job well done!”- Kevin Woods, North Shore Mi’kmaq Tribal Council (March 2024 EU Trade & Learning Mission) 
  • “The Trade Mission was an excellent opportunity to engage with colleagues from across Canada, meet new international partners/stakeholders, and gain a better understanding of ongoing international work on the circular bioeconomy.” Andrew Klain – Economic Analysis Division / Trade, Economics, and Industry Branch – Canadian Forest Service / Natural Resources Canada (BC) (March 2024 EU Trade & Learning Mission) (March 2024 EU Trade & Learning Mission) 

Registration fees and the full mission schedule coming soon! There will be registration options for those interested in exhibiting in the Canadian Pavilion as well as an option for scouting ‘walkers’ looking to explore the trade floor and receive B2B services.  

Express Interest To submit your Expression of Interest please complete the form below! Questions? Please reach out to Jenn Bowes –  jenn@sgin.ca.   


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The Smart Grid Innovation Network Canada Inc.


Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Av. de Juan Carlos I, 64 Fira Barcelona Gran Via Hall 1, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
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