EU-Canada Business Summit 2023


The 4th Edition of the EU-Canada Business Summit includes 4 main themes:

  • Energy future facing environmental challenges
  • Cybersecurity, a growing industry to deliver
  • Energy and raw materials challenges requires a stable and predictable economic environment
  • Atlantic mobility & port connectivity reshaping reliable supply chain routes
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  • On stage exclusive interview on E-Commerce with Deann Evans - Managing Director for EMEA - Shopify - London
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  • High Level Cocktail Reception

While addressing relevant economic topics through several conferences, the EU-Canada Business Summit brings together the best of European and Canadian business communities. Network, exchange ideas and forge new partnerships - that's what you can expect when you attend this exclusive business event.

This will be followed by the EU-Canada Business Summit Cocktail Reception which is the perfect opportunity to get direct and privileged contacts with influential business leaders from both sides of the Atlantic.

Canada is part of your business growth strategy!

- For the Summit Discover the Programme & Register here with this free code – ECBS2023Free

- For the Cocktail Reception Register here*

* With an already 35% off discount applied, €52 instead of €75, this discount may be ended without notice


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Confirmed speakers

Tom Hautekiet
Port of Antwerpen-Bruges

Shannon Blanchard
Director Supply Chain Innovation
Port Saint-John
Saint-John, NB

Geneviève Deschamps
Présidente & CEO
Port of Montreal

Stephen Wilhelm
Director Strategy Europe

Pauline Weinzierl
Deputy Head of UnitUSA & Canada
European Commission

Christian Liflander
Head of the Cyber and Hybrid Policy Section

Deann Evans
Managing Director for EMEA

Reinhold von Ungern-Sternberg
Director International Markets
Der Mittelstand

Roberto Mazzolin
Chief Defence, Security & Technology Strategist
RHEA Group

Rob Brant
Managing Partner
McCarthy Tétrault

Loriane Kohler
Government Relations Associate - EMEA

Teri Prince

Frederic John
Co-Founder & COO

Rosie Birchard
Europe Correspondent / Journalist

Stefan Moritz
Secretary General
CEA-PME European Entrepreneurs

Rick Froh

Sam Ayoub
Founder - President
Canada-Europe Economic Chamber - EU

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18 Oct 2023


Cercle Royal Gaulois (In-person)


Free to attend


I had the pleasure of participating in the EU-Canada Business Summit in 2022 on behalf of Opportunities New Brunswick. I was impressed by how the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber was able to bring together a wide array of public and private sector decision-makers from Canadian and European markets. By participating in this event, ONB strengthened and developed new relationships with partners, potential buyers, and new organizations within the EU and Canada. Attending the event gave us the opportunity to gain better knowledge of the opportunities in the EU market and learn more about the importance of the relationship between Canadian and EU companies.

Julie Camm

Chargée du développement des exportations / Export Development Executive, Opportunités NB / Opportunities NB

The EU-Canada Business Summit took me completely by surprise. The true campaigners for a better and newer future that respects our planet's constraints are in the corporate world. A new universe has opened up for me more than ever before, owing to this extremely well-organized business summit. From passionate individuals, such as a lady who invented a device to combat microplastics, to an engineer who is building small modular power plants. These are the things that have stayed with me, as well as how AI can ensure we save 40% on our energy bills, promising projects that will help both Canada and Europe. I had no clue there were so many genuine idealists in business. Sam Ayoub, you boosted everyone's sense of entrepreneurship with a one-of-a-kind networking event that put Canada and Europe on the map. Canada is now more than ever an ally of Europe. I'd love for them to become a candidate member of the European Union; if there's one thing I've learned, it's that thinking beyond the box creates great synergies in which today's world and tomorrow's world reinforce each other. Canada, you now have one more supporter.

Andy Vermaut

President, World Council for Public Diplomacy and Community Dialogue - Brussels – Belgium/European Union

I had the pleasure to participate in the EU-Canada Business Summit 2022, which was an excellent forum for exchanging ideas and networking among Canadian institutions, EU institutions and private companies in order to strengthen the business links and opportunities going forward between Canada and the EU. Out of all the very interesting panels held, I had the opportunity to participate in the one related to Energy Security, in which one of the main takeaways was that geopolitics has changed and one of the main challenges is to ensure stable and reliable energy supplies; to that, there are real opportunities between Canada and the EU to mutually collaborate.

I want to congratulate the Canada-Europe Economic Chamber for its awesome job to make this forum to happen.

Jorge Gomez de la Fuente

Head of Ind. Optimization & Special Projects, Repsol - Madrid - Spain

The November summit was awesome. I am impressed with the crowd that you managed to get together. The venue was great too. Brussels has class, although it is often hidden for those who don’t know the city.

Paul Verhaegh

President, Dutchna Tax Consultancy Ltd. Calgary - Canada



Welcoming & Networking

Opening Keynote and Panel 1:Energy future facing environmental challenges

Panel 2: Cybersecurity, a growing industry to deliver

Port Saint John/ONB Networking Break

Panel 3: Energy and raw materials challenges requires a stable and predictable economic environment

Panel 4: Atlantic mobility & port connectivity reshaping reliable supply chain routes

On stage exclusive interview with Deann Evans of Shopify

Shopify High Level Cocktail Reception


18 Oct 2023


Cercle Royal Gaulois (In-person)


Free to attend