Why are there fewer seller spots than in 2023?

The decision to reduce overall numbers was not made lightly. We received strong feedback from our buyers following last year’s event that they would like a more intimate show. Buyers have expressed a preference for new and unique (export-ready) experiences and to meet with RTOs and DMOs that can speak to Canada’s breadth of product. 100 Buyers attend Showcase, and so we need to ensure close to parity between buyers and sellers.

Will Canada Showcase Europe take place in the future?

Canada Showcase Europe was set up in 2022 as a 3-year pilot initiative to support industry recovery following the pandemic, and this year marks its third year. Whilst the event has been well received over the past two years it will not return in 2025. Instead, DC will use this time to work with Team Canada partners to assess the impact and importance of Showcase against wider strategic objectives, to determine where our trade activity can drive the greatest value to partners in the future.


What is the dress code for Canada Showcase Europe?
Business attire

Can special dietary needs be accommodated?
Vegetarian option will be available

Is there a way to attend the event virtually?
This option is not available

What is the weather like in Paris?
Paris has a temperate oceanic climate with mild summers and cool winters. The climate in Paris in November is typically cool and wet. Here’s a detailed description:

Temperature: Average daily temperatures range from about 5°C (41°F) to 11°C (52°F). Nighttime temperatures can drop to around 3°C (37°F).

Rainfall: November is a relatively wet month. Showers can be frequent and the sky is often overcast.

Daylight: Days are shorter in November, with around eight to nine hours of daylight. Sunrise is typically around 7:30 am, and sunset is around 5 pm.

Humidity: The humidity level is usually high, making the air feel cooler.

Layers: Wear layers to stay warm. A good combination would be a base layer, a warm sweater, and a waterproof jacket.

Waterproof Gear: Carry an umbrella and wear waterproof shoes to stay dry during the frequent showers.

Accessories: Hats, scarves and gloves can help keep you warm, especially in the evenings


What are some of the sustainability initiatives taking place during the event?

  • Installation of water fountains
  • Provision of waste sorting garbage cans
  • Corporate social responsibility catering throughout the event

How can I help make Canada Showcase Europe more sustainable?

Travel and Transportation

  • Opt for Sustainable Travel:
  • Choose eco-friendly transportation: If possible, travel by train or carpool with other attendees instead of flying. If you must fly, consider offsetting your carbon emissions through reputable programs.
  • Use public transportation: Once at the event location, use public transport, walk, or cycle to reduce your carbon footprint.


  • Select Green Hotels:
  • Stay at eco-certified hotels: Look for accommodations that have sustainability certifications, such as Green Key or EarthCheck.
  • Practice sustainable habits: Reuse towels and sheets, turn off lights and electronics when not in use, and minimize water usage.

Participation and Engagement

  • Minimize Waste:
  • Bring reusable items: Use reusable water bottles, coffee cups, and shopping bags to reduce single-use plastic waste.
  • Avoid printed materials: Opt for digital versions of event schedules, maps, and brochures instead of printed copies.
  • Support Sustainable Practices:
  • Promote sustainability: Share your commitment to sustainability on social media and encourage others to adopt similar practices.

Food and Beverage

  • Choose Sustainable Food Options:
  • Reduce food waste: Be mindful of portion sizes and avoid over-ordering. If possible, support food vendors that donate surplus food to local charities.

Post-Event Actions

  • Offset Your Carbon Footprint:
  • Calculate and offset your emissions: Use tools to calculate your carbon footprint from attending the event and purchase offsets to neutralize your impact.
  • Implement what you’ve learned: Apply the sustainable practices you learn at the event to your daily life and share these practices with your community.

Continuous Improvement

  • Provide Feedback:
  • Suggest improvements: Provide feedback to the event organizers on how they can enhance the sustainability of future events. Your insights can help shape more eco-friendly practices for subsequent editions.


How do I communicate accessibility needs to Canada Showcase Europe?
Please contact ShowcaseEurope@destinationcanada.com

Will the event be wheelchair accessible?
Yes, elevators and lift are available.

Can I bring my guide dog?

Will there be any strong sensory experiences (noise, lights, scents) at the event?
As it will be a marketplace, the noise can become loud but the team is working to contain it as much as possible.

Do you have a layout of the venue?

Parc des Princes – Corporate Social Responsibility:

The Parc des Princes, home to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), has implemented several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) best practices aimed at promoting sustainability, community engagement, and overall responsible management. Here are some key practices in English:

Environmental Sustainability

  • Energy Efficiency:
  • The stadium has integrated LED lighting systems to reduce energy consumption.
  • Heating and cooling systems have been optimized for better energy management.
  • Waste Management:
  • Comprehensive recycling programs have been established, including separation bins for different types of waste.
  • Efforts to reduce single-use plastics within the stadium, such as using biodegradable or reusable containers.
  • Sustainable Transportation:
  • Promotion of public transport use among fans and staff.
  • Bicycle parking facilities are available to encourage cycling to the stadium.
  • Water Conservation:
  • Installation of water-efficient fixtures in restrooms and other facilities.
  • Use of rainwater harvesting systems for irrigation of the pitch and green areas.

Community Engagement

  • Youth Programs:
  • PSG runs various football academies and clinics to engage local youth in sports.
  • Educational programs that emphasize the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
  • Charitable Activities:
  • Partnerships with local charities and community organizations to support social causes.
  • Regular charity matches and fundraising events hosted at the stadium.
  • Inclusivity Initiatives:
  • The stadium is designed to be accessible to all, including facilities for disabled fans.
  • Programs aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion within the club and its fan base.

Economic Responsibility

  • Local Employment:
  • Hiring practices that prioritize local employment and support the local economy.
  • Partnerships with local vendors and businesses to provide services and goods for the stadium.
  • Fair Labor Practices:
  • Ensuring fair wages and working conditions for all staff and contractors.
  • Training and development programs to enhance skills and career opportunities for employees.

Fan Engagement and Experience

  • Healthy and Sustainable Food Options:
  • Offering a variety of healthy and sustainably sourced food options at concession stands.
  • Efforts to reduce food waste through partnerships with food banks and charities.
  • Eco-friendly Merchandise:
  • Selling merchandise made from recycled or sustainably sourced materials.
  • Encouraging fans to recycle old merchandise through take-back programs.

Reporting and Transparency

  • Regular Reporting:
  • Publishing annual CSR reports that detail the club’s sustainability efforts and achievements.
  • Transparent communication with stakeholders about CSR goals and progress.
  • Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Regularly engaging with fans, community members, and other stakeholders to gather feedback and improve CSR practices.
  • Hosting forums and meetings to discuss and promote sustainability initiatives.

COVID regulations in France:

From August 1, 2022, the rules previously applied to travelers to France no longer apply:

  • Travelers no longer have to complete any formalities before arriving in France, whether in mainland France or overseas, and presentation of the health pass can no longer be required, regardless of the country or zone of origin; no further justification for travel (the “compelling reason”) is required;
  • Travelers are no longer required to provide a sworn declaration of non-contamination, or to take an antigenic test or biological examination on arrival in France.

Entry Requirements for Canadians and British Citizens:

Passport Requirement:

  • Canadian and British citizens must possess a valid passport. It should be valid for at least three months beyond the planned date of departure from the Schengen area.

Visa Requirement:

  • Short Stay (up to 90 days):
  • Canadians and British citizens do not need a visa for short stays (tourism, business, or family visits) in France or other Schengen countries.
  • The total stay within the Schengen area must not exceed 90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Long Stay (more than 90 days):
  • For stays longer than 90 days (such as work or study), Canadians and British citizens need to apply for a visa from the French embassy or consulate in their home country before traveling.

Health Insurance:

  • It is recommended to have travel health insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

Proof of Accommodation and Financial Means:

  • Immigration officials may ask for proof of accommodation (hotel reservations, etc.) and evidence of sufficient financial means to cover the stay.

Customs Regulations:

  • Adhere to customs regulations when bringing goods into France, particularly regarding restricted or prohibited items.

Important Contacts:

Emergency Numbers in France:

  • Emergency services (police, fire, ambulance): 112 or 17 (police)
  • Canadian Embassy in France: Embassy of Canada in France
  • British Embassy in France: British Embassy Paris