European Innovation parters to visit Vancouver, Canada for 5 day trade mission

From February 11th and 15th, World of Walas will host innovative European partners for a trade mission in Vancouver, Canada. For 5 full days, participants will engage with the BC market, connect with local experts, counterparts and potential customers, and showcase their innovations at Western Canada’s largest building conference. The mission is designed to connect European innovations in sustainability to the North American market and to open dialogue in how to bring innovations to new markets.

Our partners will join us to explore the market, and receive exclusive presentations from the Dutch Consulate, Vancouver Economic Commission on Vancouver’s Sustainable City Strategy, the British Columbia Provincial Energy Step Code Building Program, InnovateBC and the Federal Government of Canada on Canada’s Innovation Business Development support programs.

On Tuesday, February 12, we will hosting a special Architect Evening and Social at our Walas Innovation Centre in Vancouver. This evening, sponsored by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West, includes a light program and networking over Italian food and wine. Our CEO, Gerben van Straaten will also present, with time to network with leaders and key stakeholders of Canada’s urban development economy.

Join us on Wednesday, February 13th, when we collaborate with Passive House Canada to join the Passive House building community in Vancouver and our partners in European Innovations for a fun night of drinks, appetizers and casual networking.

On Wednesday, February 13th – Thursday, February 14th, World of Walas will return to Buildex to present the 2019 European Innovation Pavilion. Buildex is Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries. Over 600 exhibits, and more than 80 educational seminars BUILDEX attract over 14,000 attendees annually.  World of Walas was asked to build on the success of the European Pavilion in 2018 with an expanded program. Our CEO, Gerban van Straaten will be presenting an international Keynote (Session T34) at Buildex. Click here to register.

Finally, our partners will join us once again at our Vancouver Walas Innovation Centre for a round up day of meetings, follow up and exploring potential business opportunities.

This is an opportunity for European companies looking to come in to the North American market. For more information, please visit

Learn more here for our Wednesday Social with Passive House Canada.

Learn more here about our Tuesday Architect Evening and Social.

If you are interested in Wednesday, February 13th – Thursday, February 14th Buildex European Innovation Pavilion, please contact us at to learn more.