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May Newsletter

May News, Podcast and Update

Trade Mission Update:

The mission is set, and Calgary Economic Development and our team is ready to embark on an exciting journey to Dublin with six leading Alberta companies from sectors including healthcare, agriculture, energy, and professional services. Our comprehensive agenda includes industry seminars, strategic meetings, and networking events designed to forge strong business relationships and uncover new opportunities.

In addition to attending the Dublin Tech Summit, the fifteen delegates will learn about the benefits of setting up operations in Ireland and how to practically approach it, the advantages of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and accessing the broader EU market.

This Trade Mission is a significant step towards enhancing trade and investment between Ireland and Alberta.

Watch for updates the week of May 27!


The Ireland Canada Connection

Tune into "The Ireland Canada Connection" podcast where IATA President, Laureen Regan, explores the dynamic ties between Ireland and Alberta. In this insightful episode, Laureen discusses her unique bicultural upbringing, the solid business relationships stemming from cultural similarities, and strategic insights for Irish companies considering Alberta as a potential base.


Alberta's Irish Legends: Copithorne Family

Explore the rich tapestry of Alberta's history through the "Unearthing Alberta's Irish Legends" blog series. This series illuminates the vast influence of Irish settlers in Alberta, covering their pivotal roles in sectors like agriculture, energy, and politics. Each instalment offers a deep dive into the lives of individuals who have significantly shaped the province's business and cultural landscapes.

In this edition, discover the enduring legacy of the Copithorne family, Irish immigrants who profoundly shaped southwestern Alberta through hard work and strong family ties. From their arrival in the 19th century, these pioneers laid the foundations for a thriving community, contributing significantly to the region's agricultural and cultural development.


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