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Canadian Trade Commissioner Service at Greenbuild 2012

Greenbuild, the largest conference of green building professionals in North America is taking place from November 14 to 16, in San Francisco, CA. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is offering IDC members access to networking events held at the Canada Lounge. With over 30,000 attendees expected, this is an excellent opportunity to increase your visibility and uncover new business opportunities.  

As attendees at this year’s Greenbuild, you are invited to visit the Canada Lounge and participate in a wide range of services being offered by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. Included in these services are matchmaking meetings for companies to build relationships and create partnerships.

Check out the list of services available to you.

Tuesday, November 13

  • Canadian Innovation Welcome Reception. In collaboration with their partners, TCS will bring together Canadian participants and high-value contacts from the U.S. and abroad to an invitation-only event in a uniquely “San Francisco” venue.

Wednesday to Thursday, November 14 and 15

  • Sub-sector Social Gatherings.  Designed to enhance networking among specific groups, TCS will draw together a small group of sub-sector players for quick stand-up presentations, lively conversation, and culinary treats.  

          Interior Design Trends and Residential Products – Wednesday afternoon
          The Wood VIP Dinner – Thursday evening
          Cutting-edge Materials and Infrastructure – Thursday afternoon
          Atlantic Canada Wine and Cheese – Thursday afternoon
          (Subject to change)

Wednesday to Friday, November 14, 15 and 16

  • Canada Lounge. The physical flagship with 1000 square feet of comfortable private space will be open in Moscone Center just off the Expo Floor for Canadian companies to conduct personal meetings and join small gatherings.
  • Export Café.  Exclusively available for Canadian businesses as an opportunity to meet the Trade Commissioners, local market experts from across the U.S., Latin America, and Europe, to gather business intelligence and make introductions before leaving San Francisco. On-line booking is available here.

Thursday to Friday, November 15 and 16

  • Pre-Booked B2B meetings. Facilitated by TCS through pre-conference matchmaking the deadline to submit your profile is October 29. Please fill out the profile form and send it directly to Akiko Onozuka.

Other benefits include:

The Canadian Exhibitor Directory
 In partnership with the Canadian Green Building Council, TCS will be distributing this guide, which is indispensible for exploring Canadian capabilities and navigating the Expo floor. 

Personal Service

 With over a dozen trade officers on the ground and strong commitment from the entire TCS network, personalized introductions, market knowledge, and problem solving is available before, during, and after Greenbuild 2012. Canadian companies are encouraged to contact their local TCS office with requests. To find a nearest TCS office, visit their website.