Are you an energy or digital/information and communications technologies firm wanting to do business in North America? This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our “digital innovation in energy” trade mission from the Netherlands to Alberta, Canada from May 25-31, 2014, organized by the Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands. Even if you are not working in the energy sector, this is an exciting opportunity to explore digitalization in this important and growing industry, and learn about ways to expand your business.

The trade mission dates of May 25-31, 2014 have been selected in order to visit Canada 3.0 – an exciting conference and trade show ( held in Calgary, Alberta from May 26-28, 2014. This year, Canada 3.0’s focus is on “Digital Innovation – Enabling the Energy Economy”, with the goal of building new world-class solutions that contribute to a sustainable energy economy. Leading energy industry innovators and decision makers, digital innovation companies, researchers, government policy makers and international delegates will meet to explore energy sector needs and identify digital innovation solutions to help improve the energy industry’s bottom line, productivity and sustainability. The conference program information can be viewed at:

After the conference, participants will be able to join an outreach trip organized by the Canadian Embassy to Edmonton and Fort McMurray as part of the trade mission. The combination of conference attendance, outreach including strategic business meetings organized by the Canadian Embassy, and additional networking opportunities is the key reason you should join this trade mission.

The draft itinerary is as follows:
Sunday, May 25 Flight from Amsterdam to Calgary
Monday, May 26 OpenText Innovation Tour followed by Trade Mission Reception
Tuesday, May 27 Visit Canada 3.0
Wednesday, May 28 Visit Canada 3.0
Thursday, May 29 Outreach Program to Edmonton
Friday, May 30 Outreach Program to Fort McMurray
Saturday, May 31 Flight from Calgary to Amsterdam

Participants will receive special rates on associated costs (i.e., flights, hotels, conference & tour program), making your participation cost-effective. For registration and additional information, please contact Sebastian Bong, Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands, at or at +31-70-311-1662.

**Please note that this Trade Mission is contingent upon the participation of a minimum of five companies from the Netherlands**