Southern Ontario Spotlight - Calendar

Southern Ontario Spotlight


Upcoming Events



September 9-10

CavCanada (Ottawa)

A workshop through which participants can learn more about the innovation, safe development, commercialization and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles. Event includes various workshops, panels and keynote speakers.

September 10-13

Defence and Security Equipment International (Londres, Royaume-Uni)

This world leading networking event sets a stage where industry leaders, governments, national armed forces, and global defence organizations can share knowledge and demonstrate the latest capabilities across the Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security and Joint domains.

September 16-18

EconoUs2019 (London)

This joint conference for Community Futures Ontario and the Canadian CED Network will draw leaders from across Canada’s social innovation landscape to explore strategies, share successes and encourage new efforts for change.

September 20-26

Elevate Tech Week (Toronto)

Elevate is a city-wide tech and innovation festival centered in North America’s fastest growing tech ecosystem. The week-long made-in-Canada festival features world-class speakers, interactive experiences and highly anticipated socials that celebrate Canada’s innovators.



October 1

Waterloo Innovation Summit (Waterloo)

This one-day summit focuses on demonstrating how new technologies are currently transforming health care on both an individual and global scale. Leaders in the booming HealthTech industry will meet to discuss how modern technology is disrupting the health care system in areas such as improving cancer treatment, prioritizing patient care, and predicting better surgical outcomes for patients.

October 1-3

DEFSEC Atlantic 2019 (Halifax)

Canada’s second largest networking opportunity for the aerospace, defence and security industries. Part trade show–part defence procurement conference, offering access to "the right people" in an engaging and professional setting. Includes B2B/B2G program, social events and expert panel discussions.

October 8-10

22nd TCI Global Conference 2019 (Anvers, Belgique)

This conference will bring together global experts to discuss cluster development, regional competitiveness and innovation support. Organized by Flanders Investment & Trade in partnership with Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) and VisitFlanders.

October 20-22

Women in Leadership & Business (WiLB) Conference (Niagara Falls)

This event focuses on leadership and business development of women and girls and is open to leaders of all ages and abilities. Professional speakers and workshop facilitators deliver inspiring messages and provide practical approaches to help entrepreneurs develop skills by “doing.”

October 31 - November 1

The Pacific Trade Show (Toronto)

Connecting professionals, companies, and organizations to support international trade with SMEs from the Pacific Region and Canada. Attendees will learn from business leaders across sectors within the international trade, network and share best practices.



November 4-6

Scaling Up 2019: Delivering a Bio-Circular Economy (Ottawa)

Bringing together Canadian and international public and private stakeholders to discuss solutions to accelerate the global bioeconomy. Learn about commercialization challenges, site selection decision making and tools for green house gas emission reduction.

November 5-6

Best Defence Conference (London)

Bringing together Canadian and international companies to learn of Canadian defence procurement and supply chain opportunities as well as providing an intimate forum for networking between primes and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and B2B/B2G meetings.

November 6-7

Canada Food Brand Project (Ottawa)

Canada 2020’s National Forum on Agri-Food is an opportunity to bring visibility to the vital importance of Canada’s agri-food sector at a formative time. Will be used to develop a short action plan for food system stakeholders to take forward.


November 13-15

Canadian Science Policy Conference (Ottawa)

The conference will bring together scientists, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, politicians, journalists, students and many others from across the country to exchange ideas regarding the present and future of Canadian science, technology and innovation policy.

November 13-15

Ontario Economic Summit (Toronto)

At the Ontario Economic Summit (OES), industry leaders, entrepreneurs and public policy officials will meet to debate and discuss how we can ensure Ontario is prepared for success, growth and leadership in a rapidly changing global business environment.

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