An economic mission organised within the framework of the GreenEvo – the Accelerator of Green Technologies programme took place on February 10-14th. It was the first out of all business meetings scheduled for 2020, which are to be attended by the winning companies of the 7th edition of the programme.
The first part of the Canadian mission took place in Vancouver, where thirteen Polish companies participated in the Global Economic Summit GLOBE’2020. That international event was dedicated to issues such as sustainable development, energy efficiency and application of modern green technologies to local management. Within the framework of GLOBE the participants participated in discussion panels, seminars and presentations as well as in international B2B sessions with investors, innovative companies from Canada and many other countries attending the GLOBE’2020.
The achievements of Polish technologies were presented by Justyna Dziewota-Jablonska – Business Development Manager of SYMBIONA SA. during the panel “EU Green Deal – A Trillion Dollar Circular Economy Opportunity” dedicated to circuit economy, attended by companies from Finland, France, Germany and Spain. During another panel entitled “Spotlight on International Climate and Environmental and Priorities” the Polish delegation, present among representatives of embassies and government bodies from Hungary, Spain, Germany, Russia and Malaysia was represented by Konrad Pawlik – the Deputy Director of the Economic Cooperation Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Apart from talks during the GLOBE’2020 fairs the Polish delegation also presented technologies awarded in the GreenEvo programme within meetings at the city halls of: Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby. The participants of the mission also took part in the networking event organised by the EU representatives in Canada and the EU – Canada Economic Chamber attended by european companies from countries interested in mutual investment and trade cooperation on the Canadian market. It was also a chance to share experience between the companies already present on that market and the entrepreneurs who are only verifying the opportunities for exporting their technologies.
In the second part the winners of the GreenEvo participad in various meetings with the representatives of towns, local institutions, regional chambers and local companies. They had the opportunity to present their technologies and conduct talks with local partners:
- In Toronto – in cooperation with Toronto City Council,
- in Mississauga – in cooperation with Mississauga Board of Trade,
- in St. Catharines – in cooperation with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism from St. Catharines.