World of Waläs Trade Mission

Vancouver British Columbia 2019

International Trade Mission for European Innovators

Monday February 11 - Friday February 15, 2019

Monday February 11 - Friday February 15, 2019

Bring your innovations to North America

Participate in an exclusive trade mission designed for market ready European innovations in sustainability. 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. This offer 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. 

A 5 day experience

This program is designed to introduce participants to the Western Canadian market for sustainable urban development, and offer them the opportunity to showcase their innovations.

Feb 9 or 10
Feb 11 and 12
Feb 13 and 14
Feb 15 and up

Travel to Vancouver (recommended)
Trade mission and networking events
Participate and exhibit at European Innovation Pavilion, Buildex 2019
Meetings and planning at Walas Innovation Centre in Vancouver 


About the Walas Trade Mission

Join World of Waläs to network, explore and showcase your innovations in the Canadian market. There will be ample opportunities to present your innovations through speaking engagements, exhibition, networking and events. Learn about the Western Canadian market as you engage with other local companies and organizations to share market knowledge, exchange ideas about local opportunities and to share experience doing business in Vancouver, BC and Canada. As part of this full week program, World of Waläs returns to Buildex for the 3rd year, with expanded offerings and more opportunities to help bring your innovations to the North American market. Buildex is Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the construction, renovation, architecture, interior design and property management industries, attracting over 14,000 participants annually. European innovations will be showcased at the Buildex tradeshow as part of the European Innovation Pavilion. The European Pavilion is in a prime location, and includes a 1.200 m2 innovation expo and 600 m2 innovation stage and speakers corner. The booth design also includes seating areas for meetings and conversations with guests and visitors. The week will finish with a day of exchange, meetings and follow up at the Walas Innovation Centre in Vancouver. Participants are welcome to extend their stay, with the support of our team and access to meeting spaces.

Why Buildex?

14,000 attendees, 2 days, all under 1 roof
Join over 14,000 industry professionals for 2 full days of professional development seminars, networking opportunities and discover hundreds of products or services for your business.

600 Exhibits + new and green products
Learn about new, innovative products, materials, technologies and services in over 100 different categories for the entire spectrum of building design, construction, renovation and management.

70 seminars, 100+ speakers
Western Canada’s largest annual gathering  for professionals in the building, designing and managing real estate industries features over 100 speakers and more than 70 credit-approved educational seminars.

Connect with industry professionals over 2 days and join fellow attendees for a networking reception on Wednesday February 13 from 4-5pm.

Package price includes:

  • Full 5 day program of networking, events  and exploring business opportunities 
  • Full access and speaking opportunity at Western Canada’s largest construction and building trade show
  • Prime exhibition space in the European Innovation Pavilion at Buildex 2019
  • Custom basic design for your innovation exhibit, using Hypebox technology
  • Showroom exhibition space at Walas Innovation Centre in Vancouver for 6 months
  • 12 month membership for BlueWorxx 
  • Support for application SIB Voucher (NL participants only)
  • Promotional opportuntities via Walas and Buildex channels
  • Hosted dinners and networking events
  • Support for your custom exhibition, talks and promotional activities
  • Assistance with travel, local activities, introductions and accommodations
  • Additional support from your local embassy may be available