Partner Activities

Global Aerospace, Defence & Security Innovation Showcase
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / 30th May 2017

This event is open to cutting edge innovative advanced manufacturing, defence and security technology companies and cyber security solution providers, Government, Research and Development Organizations and Academia. This defence and security innovation showcase event will include briefing sessions, exhibition area and networking event. Learn about current Canadian and international business and funding opportunities, connect with defence and security procurement officials / customers and meet with potential international clients and partners. Further details available upon request. Please contact for more information and to register.

Further details are also available online:


The Change Leadership Conference Toronto
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Responding to Change & Innovation Better and Faster

The Change Leadership Conference Toronto. May 31st, 2017

Register Now – BCCTC members get 20% discount!email us to get your promo code

Leading Change and Innovation in Today’s Fast-Paced Environment

Change has never been as dynamic as it is today. One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is the increasing need to keep abreast and ahead of the rapid pace of change. Leaders at all levels are constantly being confronted by changes in the area of technology, digital trends, customer expectations, data management, disruptive innovation etc. Alongside these changes are regulatory controls, and an ever-changing political environment.

With these rapid changes come the responsibility for leaders to successfully lead their teams and to create a culture that is able to respond to change better and faster. As a Leader, Manager, Team Leader or Business Owner, it is often your responsibility to set the pace, and keep abreast of industry and market trends in order to respond to change quickly, and help your team navigate through these transitions.

There are tried and proven methods that can help you respond to change better and faster, thereby leading you to successful outcomes and higher returns on investment. At this Change Leadership event, our expert speakers and panel will share the change leadership tools, strategies and innovative practices that participants can adopt to successfully lead change and innovation in today’s fast-paced business environment.

Why You Should Attend?

The most common critical factor to succeeding in today’s fast-paced business environment is ‘leadership’, and John C. Maxwell articulates it best when he says “Everything rises and falls on Leadership“.

This one-day event is designed to provide you with the tools, strategies and knowledge to help you lead and succeed in today’s environment.

  • Create a culture of change and increase your influence
  • Learn how to respond to change better and faster

  • Hear real-life case studies on leading change and innovation
  • Better harness your teams in leading and managing resistance to change

  • Increase ROIs from change initiatives in your organization
  • Strategies and insights to stay ahead in a competitive market

Register Now – BCCTC members get 20% discount!email us to get your promo code

Join us to hear from world Renowned Leadership and Innovation Experts, and our Expert Panel right here in Toronto!

  • Presentation and Q&A with John Maxwell on Leading with Influence
  • Presentation and Q&A with Disruptive Innovation Expert Jeremy Gutsche Disruptive thinking
  • Panel of Industry Experts on Leading Change and Innovation
  • VIP Leadership Breakfast Meeting with John Maxwell on Creating a Culture of Change
  • Coffee and Tea Reception
  • Professional Networking Lunch
  • Book Signing Opportunities with Speakers
  • Great Team Building Opportunity with Group Discounts Available
  • Business Products and Services Discounts
  • Date: May 31st, 2017
  • Length: One Day

  • Audience: Leaders, Managers, Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Organizations
  • Location : Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada

Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada 2017 National Commonwealth Conference
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – Jun 4 @ 9:00 pm

Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada
2017 National Commonwealth Conference

Edmonton, Alberta
June 1-4, 2017

Featuring guest speakers:

James Skinner, CANZUK

Ian Taylor, Edmonton United Services Institute
Maureen Dolyniuk, Chief Archivist of the Hudson’s Bay Company
Caroline Saunders, British Consul-General in Edmonton
Ted Byfield, Journalist
Nolan Crouse, Mayor of the city of St. Albert
Dr. Ken Munro, Historian, Monarchist League

Registration form attached.

Special Early Bird Deadline: April 1, 2017

Final deadline: May 20, 2017


Please contact:

Joe Zasada
RCS Edmonton Branch

Facebook: Commonwealth Matters
Twitter: @RCSToronto

Copyright © 2017 The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto


Grow your Smart Cities business by connecting with the world at London Tech Week
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm

Grow your Smart Cities business by connecting with the world at London Tech Week. Join our smart cities trade mission to London in June for London Tech Week. Our partners include the City of Toronto, the High Commission of Canada in London, London & Partners (the Mayor’s Promotional Agency) and the UK Department for International Trade.

The World Trade Centre-Toronto (part of the Toronto Region Board of Trade) is taking  outbound mission to London Tech Week in June


Interested companies might be in smart energy, smart buildings, mobile apps, e-health, cyber-security, etc.

The price of the trip includes participation in IoT Europe conference & tradeshow, which is part of London Tech Week, as well as time to visit other parts of this huge event. The WTC program also includes:

Q&A with Canadian companies that have cracked the London market – opportunities/challenges

Profile session with Toronto region companies at the High Commission

‘Meet the Experts’ session on how you scale up in the London market (government incentives/support, tax, legal, immigration)

Level 39 Incubator Visit which targets smart technologies (the largest tech incubator in Europe)


HOW TO REGISTER: Please register by May 19 at:

Contact or call 416.366.6811

CGMA Mayor’s Trophy
Jun 24 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm


To join the BCCTC cricket team please email us:

158th Queen’s Plate
Jul 2 @ 11:30 am – 11:00 pm


It has a tradition of food, fashion and fantastic racing that has become the talk of the Toronto social scene.
Opportunities abound with red carpet moments, lawn games, style contests, cocktails and so much more within the Hats & Horseshoes party area.


BCCTC members get 20 % discount!! on grandstand ticketsEmail us to get your Queen’s Plate Promo Code


Queen's Plate Dining Packages

Wounded Warriors Golf Classic
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Wounded Warriors Golf Classic


On July 24, 2017 Wounded Warriors Canada is very excited to host their Annual Charity Golf Classic. We would be thrilled to have your team participate!

From its modest beginnings in 2006, Wounded Warriors Canada has been an instrument of change, making a significant impact through a wide range of programs and services benefiting our ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. The mental health programs we facilitate directly benefit Newfoundlander’s and Labradorean’s and, what’s more, in 2015 we expanded the scope of our Mission to include program support for ill and injured First Responders and their families. Our first partnership was with the Tema Conter Memorial Trust (Heroes are Humans) to establish the Wounded Warriors Canada Peer Support and Family Assistance Fund. This Fund, administered through the Trust, provides immediate crisis intervention, acting as a referral agent to link ill or injured First Responders (Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services) to the appropriate mental health professional in their area. In addition to this partnership, this fall will see us fund First Responder program serials for Can Praxis (couples-based PTSD Equine Therapy) and COPE (Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday) – a first for both of these outstanding programs.

We are offering a sponsorship package for signage and hole sponsorship to showcase your organization. Further, we will a hold a silent auction throughout the day, finalized during the banquet where you and your team will enjoy great Italian food and a host bar.  Should you have any items or services that you would like to donate and have showcased throughout the silent auction, please let us know.

In conclusion, this is going to be a very special day in support of a most worthwhile cause. We look forward to seeing you there. Should you be interested in sponsorship please download the information package here.


The Royal Commonwealth Society: Commonwealth Garden Party
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Commonwealth Garden Party
    Sunday, August 13, 2017



The Economist Canada Summit, in Montreal
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


In an increasingly protectionist world, Canada embraces refugees, pushes for more ambitious climate change efforts, and maintains an open, liberal economy. Can the Canadian model sustain and thrive under the current state of international political affairs?

What does a Trump presidency mean for Canadian trade and the future of its clean energy sector? Could these external events be a source of opportunity for Canadian business? As a leader in artificial intelligence, will Canada capitalize on this moment to establish itself as a hub for global talent and technological innovation?

Join Daniel Franklin, executive editor of The Economist and 200 leading policymakers, business decision-makers, and critical thinkers for a day of thought-provoking discussions on the issues shaping Canada’s business climate now and in the next 150 years.

Download the programme for full event details.

Register hereBCCTC members get 15% off in tickets ~ email us to get your promo code


Discussion topics:

  • How can companies expand their horizons and look beyond their operation and short-term gains towards a sustainable future?
  • What are the priorities and ambitions of the next generation of leaders catalysing positive change?
  • How can we shape sustainable health care, innovation and adaption for an ageing population?
  • What do businesses get out of immigration and diversity?
  • What will a Trump presidency mean for the energy markets in the United States and Canada and how will this affect the sustainability agenda?
  • Oxford-style debate: Silicon Valley meets Bob Marley, the right way to do drugs

Past speaker highlights:

  • Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada
  • Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, Canada
  • Andrea Stairs, Managing director, eBay Canada
  • Andrew Leach, Associate professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
  • Cameron Fowler, Group head,  BMO Financial Group

Companies in attendance last year:

  • eBay Canada
  • Edelman
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • Ontario Energy Association
  • BlackRock Investment Institute
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Business Council of Canada
  • Canada Goose
  • Honda
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Mastercard, Canada
  • Microsoft
  • P&G
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • TD Bank Group
  • Yahoo Canada



Michael Sabia

President and chief executive, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Ailish Campbell

Chief trade commissioner, Global Affairs Canada

Guy Cormier

President and chief executive, Desjardins Group

Hugo Larochelle

Lead, Google Brain

Hunter Tura

Chief executive, Bruce Mau

Phil Triadafilopoulos

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Madelaine Drohan

Canada correspondent, The Economist

Daniel Franklin

Executive Editor, The Economist

Wade Barnes

President and chief executive, Farmers Edge

Éric Martel

President and chief executive, Hydro-Québec

François Chopard

Founder and chief executive, Starburst Accelerator

Canadian Mission to Hong Kong
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – Sep 13 @ 8:30 pm

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC),Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Canada,and Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA)would like to invite Canadian companies to join the

Canadian Mission to Hong Kong

September 10 -13, 2017



(and Additional Programmes)

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is proud to be a Supporting Organization of this Canadian Mission to Hong Kong

About the Belt and Road Initiative

Spearheaded by the Chinese Government, this initiative is designed to boost economic, trade, investment and other ties of 65 countries acrossAsia, Europe and Africa covering 63% of the world’s population.It offers unprecedented business opportunities in such sectors as infrastructure, transportation, logistics, financing and investment in the beginning. It will also unfold a myriad of opportunities for companies to promote products and services to these markets.And these opportunities are not exclusive for companies in the Belt and Road Region. Canadian companies can also tap these possibilities. A strategic way is to leverage the Hong Kong platform as their Super Connector.

Updated information on the Belt and Road initiative can be obtained from the HKTDC Belt and Road Portal:

Major objectives of this Mission

To facilitate delegates to leveragethe2ndBelt and Road Summitand the additional programmes to:

  •  obtain first-handand up-to-datemarket intelligence of the Belt and Road initiative from international thought-leaders, senior ministers from countries along the Belt and Road, and world-renowned business leaders;
  •  explore potential business opportunities in the markets covered by the Belt andRoad initiativeand make informed decisions on strategies and business plans;and
  • meet new contacts, potential partners and clients(e.g. through the Summit’s Business Matching services)

Who should join this Mission?

Land Transportation: Suppliers of technologies, services and products, e.g intelligent transportation systems(ITS), etc. which enhance the connectivity and management of infrastructure facilities like railways and highways

Banking and Financial Services: Bankers, financiers, fund managers, assets management professionals, and private equity managers;

Logistics and Maritime Services: Owners and operators of railways, terminals, ports, airlines, shipping companies, freight forwarders, and third-party logistics services providers;

Professional Services: Lawyers, accountants, business management consultants, experts in arbitration and dispute settlement;

Infrastructure Development: Developers, engineers, surveyors, architects, landscape architects, town planners, and contractors;

Cross-border Investment: Heads of sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, CEOs, entrepreneurs, corporates’ decision makers, CFOs and finance directors of conglomerates;

International Trade and Manufacturing: Supply chain management professionals, owners and operators of industrial zones, industrialists, and traders; and

Governments and Institutions: Senior officials in charge of economic development and regional co-operation; representatives from finance and commerce ministries, trade and investment promotion agencies; heads of think tanks, academic scholars and researchers.

Tentative Mission Programme and Participation Fees(Subject to modifications):

 September 10, 2017 (Sunday): Arrival in Hong Kong, (optional) networking activities amongst fellow Canadian delegates

September 11, 2017 (Monday):

– Participation in the Belt and Road Summit

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

(Cost: standard Conference registration fee is US$300/PAX. Early bird ratebefore July 14, 2017 is US$240/PAX. A limited number of fully-sponsoredregistrationsofferedby HKCBA are available for “Canada-based” Canadian delegates, first-come-first-served.) 

Information on the Conference programme will be available from thefollowing web pagelater on:

Business Matching Services

Interested delegates (Investors, Services Providers and Owners of Belt and Road Region projects) will be provided with pre-scheduled business matching meetings. In addition, thematic project presentation sessions will also be organized to facilitate networking and partnership building for delegates with common interest in such selected sectors as Transportation & Logistics, Energy & Resources, and Urbanization & Rural Development.More arrangement details will be announced later.

September 12, 2017(Tuesday): Optionalprogrammesin Hong Kong(complimentary) OR day trip to the Chinese Mainland (delegates to share the costs of the programme)

The Hong Kong programmes will showcase what Hong Kong has to offer as the Super Connector to the Belt and RoadInitiative and opportunities. These programmes will cover areas in infrastructural and railway development, logistics and supply chain management, maritime, and urban development. The day trip to the Chinese Mainland is designed to give participants a first-hand experience and understanding of the development of a major economic zone in China, and the co-operation synergies of it with Hong Kong under the Belt and Road Initiative. More details will be announced later.

 September 13, 2017 (Wednesday):

– Extended stay in Hong Kong for self-arranged activitiesOR Departure from Hong Kong

Travel Arrangements

Delegates are responsible for makingtheir respective air traveland hotel accommodationarrangements. For assistance, interested parties please contact ourmission travel agent: Janice Hung of Sogo Travel (based in Richmond Hill, Ontario), Tel: 905-707-1199, email: In addition, a list of “Value for Money”hotel optionswill be available from the Summitwebsitelater on:

Registration to join this Mission

Pre-registration for this missionis necessary. For details, please contact Andrew Yui, Director, Canada, Hong Kong Trade Development Council –Toronto Office, at Telephone: (416) 366-3594 or email: