Tips

Tips

  • Meetings start at 7:00 PM (19:00h) and usually end approximately 10:00 PM (22:00h).
  • Club announcements are provided at the Stammtisch, usually after most have arrived.
  • It is a casual, informal environment, so don’t worry if you don’t see familiar faces. Welcoming newcomers is a common part of the evening!
  • As there is no dress code, dress is as you would normally dress to come to work or dress casually. It is your choice.
  • Don’t forget your business cards.
  • A full optional dinner menu is available.

Additional Information

The Government of Canada offers information and services to help companies do business with Canada. The Canadian Government can match your product, service, or technology needs with appropriate Canadian sources, help you expand your business in Canada, and provide information to help plan your travels to Canada.

Click here to visit the Canadian Embassy Website.

The Embassy of Canada in Berlin suggests the following websites.

  • Invest in Canada
    Whether you are considering business expansion or new North American investment opportunities, Canada should be top of mind as your investment destination of choice.
  • Competitive Advantages of Canada
    When a country has as much to offer as Canada , it’s impossible to pinpoint a single reason to invest in one of the most dynamic economies in the world. Canada boasts multiple advantages and unparalleled potential — a place where businesses can achieve excellence on a global scale.
  • Industry Sectors
    Canada excels in multiple sectors, as diverse as our vast country. As one of the world’s most competitive investment locations —with regional clusters of industrial excellence and indispensable connections to global value chains—Canada has clear advantages for the sophisticated investor seeking new opportunities. Canada has created a unique business environment that allows companies to grow on
    the world stage. To attract the best and brightest, Canada has focused its policies, business incentives and university support around key industries.
  • Establishing a Business
    Are you a non-Canadian thinking of setting up a business in Canada? Or are you a business owner interested in global expansion? This section will provide you with an overview of the opportunities in Canada and the related legal and tax requirements.
  • Explore Canada’s Regions
    Whatever your business interests, you’ll find all this and more in one of Canada’s diverse regions, which offer a wealth of investment opportunities in every sector in every corner of the country.
  • Publications
    Includes reports, sectors, success stories, brochures, fact sheets, presentations, and more.
  • Export and Import Controls
    The Trade Controls & Technical Barriers Bureau (TID) is responsible for administering the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) which was first enacted in 1947. The EIPA delegates to the Minister of Foreign Affairs wide discretionary powers to control the flow of goods contained in specified lists provided for under the Act.
  • Canada’s trade negotiations and agreements
    This includes NAFTA, Air Transport Agreements, and the Canada, European Union Trade Agreement.

Other sites worth taking a look at include:

  • German Canadian Business & Trade Directory
    A member of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Canada-Europe.org
    Here you can download the pdf for the Declaration in support of a Canada-EU Trade and Investment Agreement.
  • Kanada-Aktuell
    Information magazine for all those interested in Canada.
  • Canada Journal Online
    Online directory of travel and business in Canada
  • EURO-SOFAC
    Source of free and paid information on the economy, business practices, routes to market and changes in 80 countries, including Germany and Canada.

Canadian Government Websites

Trade Websites in Canada

  • Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
    The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce – with its head office in Toronto and branch offices in Montreal and Vancouver – is a non-profit, bilateral business organization that fosters trade and investment relations between Canada and Germany.
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce
    The voice of Canadian Business. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the national leader in public policy advocacy on business issues.
  • German-Canadian Business & Professional Association of Kitchener-Waterloo
    The purpose of the Association is the cultivation of friendship and cooperation among German-Canadian with emphasis on promoting business and professional interests of our members, promoting positive relations between our members and the public, helping new German-speaking immigrants to become successfully settled Canadian Citizens, encouraging and promoting networking between German and Canadian business people, and foster and preserve the German Language and Culture
  • Doing Business in Canada
    Doing Business In Canada (DBIC) is dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s service companies are used effectively by foreign and domestic-based companies doing business in Canada, as well as by domestic companies doing business abroad. The website offers a number of services to aid in this goal.
  • iXPOS
    Within iXPOS, you’ll find all export and foreign trade services offered by ministries, chambers, land associations and federations for the benefit of foreign businesses in the German economy.
  • German Canadian Business & Trade Directory
    Publisher of the German Canadian Business & Trade Directory, a free annual publication now in its 16th year.
  • Kanada Tipps
    German language website, from Dortmund, of Canadian information and web links.
  • The Conference Board of Canada
    The Conference Board of Canada is a non-profit Canadian organization that builds leadership capacity for a better Canada by creating and sharing insights on economic trends, public policy and organizational performance.
  • German-Canadian Business and Professional Association of Alberta
    Serves as a forum for German-speaking professional and business people and others who are interested in business relations with German-speaking countries.
  • Young Executives in Canada (YEC)
    The YEC of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CGCIC), is a non-profit networking organization for young professionals with an interest in German-Canadian business relations.
  • German Canadian Business Connection of Vancouver
    Meets every month to share information and conduct business in German and English.
  • German Canadian Business Association (Vancouver)
    Founded by members of the German Canadian community in order to promote common business interest and to better relations with the Canadian community at large.
  • Investitions-Förderverband Edmonton und Umgebung (IFEU)
    German language website for companies wishing to locate to the Edmonton region.

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Trade Websites in Berlin and Germany

  • German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
    The German Industry and Chamber of Commerce day (DIHK) is the central organization for 82 Industry and Chambers of Commerce. By law, all domestic German companies are members, except for handicrafts enterprises, self-employed occupations and agricultural enterprises.
  • Berlin Chamber of Commerce / Berlin IHK
    IHK Berlin provides information and services to Berlin companies and others thinking of locating in Berlin.
  • Federation of German Industries
    The BDI is the central association of the German industry. Its members are 36 branch industry federations, from A such as automobile to Z such as the sugar (Zucker) industry.
  • Aussenhandels-Partnerbüro
    Foreign Trade partner office of the Canadian German chamber of industry and commerce.
  • Partner for Berlin
    Established in 1994, Berlin Partner is responsible for promoting Berlin as a business location and Germany’s capital city. The company is a public/private partnership sponsored by the Berlin Senate as well as over 100 renowned German and international firms. Berlin Partner sets up initiatives in and around Berlin, develops advertising campaigns, initiates and organizes events and develops new network both nationally and internationally for Berlin.
  • www.Med-in-Berlin.de
    www.Med-in-Berlin.de is a pilot project of a group of companies with the objective of promoting the healthcare region of Berlin to an international audience. The project is currently in a non-commercial test phase.
  • BAO Berlin / International Trade Consultancy
    BAO BERLIN is your customer oriented, competent consultant and service provider for international business exchange. Our extensive range of services makes us your contact partner for all your foreign business activities – also on behalf of IHK Berlin.
  • Industrial Investment Council GmbH (IIC)
    The IIC, a consulting firm focusing on eastern Germany, offers free-of-charge investment advice and project management services for all industry sectors and to actively and continuously identify business opportunities for international investors.
  • Association of the German Trade Fair Industry
    Information on trade fairs occurring in Germany.
  • The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
    An independent, non-profit academic institution that is involved in basic research and policy advice.
  • Ifo Institute
    The IFO Institute is a registered society whose sole purpose is to conduct economic and social research for the benefit of the public.

German Government Websites