Market development Mission in the United Kingdom and Belgium

Market development Mission in the United Kingdom and Belgium

In-Sec-M, the Canadian cybersecurity cluster, in collaboration with the Government of Ontario, the Government of British Columbia, and with the support of the Canadian Embassy in Belgium in Brussels, the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, and the Government of Quebec, is organizing a market development mission in the cybersecurity sector that will visit London and Brussels from May 27 to June 7, 2024, on the occasion of Cybersec Europe and InfoSecurity Europe.

The first part of this market development mission will take place in Brussels, the headquarters of the EU and NATO institutions, during CyberSec Europe (May 29 & 30, 2024). This is a gathering event that allows experienced cybersecurity experts to share their knowledge and the latest innovations in the fields of data science, cloud, and artificial intelligence. Networking activities and meetings with end buyers and representatives of the Belgian ecosystem, and more broadly, the European ecosystem, are also on the agenda.

The second part of the mission will be held in the United Kingdom for an immersion in the cybersecurity ecosystem, during InfoSecurity Europe (from June 4 to 6, 2024). Alongside this event, which brings together information security players, there will be visits and meetings with end clients, service and solution providers, consultants, incubators, etc. The United Kingdom is a leading partner of Canada in the field of cybersecurity. The political, technological, economic, and cultural proximities make the United Kingdom a natural business development environment for Canadian exporters of cybersecurity solutions and services.

It is possible to participate in only one of the two parts of the mission. Please contact us to express your interest if applicable.

Details

Where : United Kingdom and Belgium


Date :May 27 to June 7, 2024


Event : CyberSec Europe, InfoSecurity Europe


Registration deadline : April 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM


Register

On the agenda:

  • Networking activities with key representatives from the British and Belgian cybersecurity ecosystems, and more broadly, from across Europe.
  • conferences, round tables, workshops and technological demonstrations;
  • a trade show and its B2B matchmaking platform;
  • numerous networking opportunities;
  • meetings and group visits.

Objectives

This trade mission aims to boost Canada’s economic ties with United Kingdom, Belgium and, more broadly, with Europe. It aims to support the development of business relationships between Canadian and European organizations, as well as to promote collaboration in research and innovation.

By positioning Canada as a business and research partner, this mission will also help showcase the cutting-edge expertise of Canadian cybersecurity players and introduce these same executives and representatives to some of the Canadian companies with the greatest export potential in United Kingdom, Belgium and the rest of Europe, either through direct sales, through distributors or by establishing strategic partnerships with local companies.

Preliminary program

Monday, May 27, 2024 (BRUSSELS)

  • Arrival in Brussels
  • Briefing session
  • Evening networking activity with representatives from the Belgian ecosystem and, more broadly, from across Europe

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 (BRUSSELS)

  • Visit to the Port of Antwerp Harbour Office and presentation at a tech hub
  • Meetings with end buyers

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 (BRUSSELS)

  • Presence at CyberSec Europe
  • Group meetings within the exhibition with major buyers, integrators, etc. and/or personalized meetings
  • Participation in conferences, workshops, technological demonstrations, etc., at CyberSec Europe or at partner events taking place on the sidelines

Thursday, May 30, 2024 (BRUSSELS)

  • Presence at CyberSec Europe
  • Additional group meetings and networking activities may be added to the agenda

Friday, May 31, 2024 (BRUSSELS)

  • Presentation on tender processes by Canada’s NATO liaison and exchanges.
  • Travel to London

Monday, June 3, 2024 (LONDON)

  • Welcome reception at Canada House
  • Presentation on the cybersecurity market
  • Visit to the Plexal innovation center

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 (LONDON)

  • Presence at InfoSecurity Europe
  • B2B or group meetings

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 (LONDON)

  • Presence at InfoSecurity Europe
  • Meetings on the sidelines of the event
  • Canada networking event with the UK ecosystem and, more broadly, from across Europe, at the pavilion

Thursday, June 6, 2024 (LONDON)

  • Presence at InfoSecurity Europe
  • Meetings on the sidelines of the event

Friday, June 7, 2024 (MANCHESTER)

  • Departure to Manchester for those interested
  • End of mission

Participants wishing to extend their stay can arrange personalized meetings with potential partners

*Preliminary agenda and activities subject to change.


Packages and rates

In-Sec-M may, due to circumstances beyond its control, modify the services included in the proposed packages.

Airfare, local transportation (except for those that can be clearly identified subsequently based on confirmed activities), accommodation, and meals (except for the networking activities mentioned in the schedule) are not included in these packages. Each participant is responsible for making their own flight and transportation reservations, for which suggestions will be provided if needed. Participants are also responsible for making their hotel reservations, for which suggestions can be provided if needed.


This package includes the following services:

  • privileged access to the major organizations present, thanks to collaboration with CyberSec Europe, InfoSecurity Europe, and In-Sec-M partners;
  • group meetings with representatives from the Belgian, British, and broader European cybersecurity ecosystems;
  • Pitch sessions to potential clients and/or partners during CyberSec Europe and InfoSecurity Europe;
  • Networking activities, including drinks and snacks, in Brussels and London (mentioned in the preliminary schedule);
  • logistical and technical support for travel and accommodation;
  • mission notebook and participant directory (digital version);
  • support throughout the mission by the In-Sec-M team and partner government representatives;
  • support in organizing personalized meetings at CyberSec Europe and InfoSecurity Europe.

To register for the mission or for more information, contact:

Fella Bouredji, Director of communications and Head of Member relations
Fella.bouredji@insecm.ca

This mission plan is subject to change and requires a sufficient number of participants.


Registration and information

As the number of places is limited, they will be allocated on a first come, first-served basis.

I’m signing up for this mission

Registration deadline : April 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM


Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a Canadian company, educational institution, research centre or organization operating in the cybersecurity or related sector.
  • Want to do business abroad or want to collaborate with foreign players to carry out collaborative projects and establish innovative partnerships with them.

Member package

  • Rate per participant: $400 plus taxes (non-refundable)
  • Rate per additional participant from the same organization: $325 plus taxes (non-refundable)

Non-member package

  • Rate per participant: $500 plus taxes (non-refundable)
  • Rate per additional participant from the same organization: $425 plus taxes (non-refundable)

Package with a booth in the Canadian pavilion

*** A package including a booth in the Ontario pavilion at CyberSec Europe and InfoSecurity could be added to interested Ontario organizations and companies. Please register your interest as soon as possible – in limited quantities***

Ontario companies participating in the mission with a booth option will be exempt from the In-Sec-M mission registration fees.

For further information, please contact:
Arman Giloyan, Area Director – ICT/Advanced Manufacturing for Europe
Arman.Giloyan3@ontario.ca| Tel: +1 416-817-7498


British Columbia Delegation

*** If you wish to join the British Columbia delegation, please click here to submit and complete the application form no later than April 30, 2024. Express your interest as soon as possible – limited spaces available***

Companies registering with the British Columbia delegation will be exempt from the In-Sec-M mission registration fees.  

For further information, please contact:

Gloria Yang-Mason
Sr Manager, Export Services – Technology
Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation
M: 604-417-3283
E: gloria.yang-mason@gov.bc.ca

Financement

Afin d’obtenir un soutien financier pour leurs déplacements, les entreprises et les organismes de recherche peuvent vérifier leur admissibilité aux programmes suivants :


D’autres programmes provinciaux, voire municipaux, existent; nous vous invitons à vous renseigner auprès des responsables locaux dans chacune de vos régions pour plus de détails sur ceux-ci.