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The Canada Partnership Pavilion at Nor-Shipping 2023

An estimated 70 to 80% of the household items and goods used in Canada are imported on a ship. Canadians also rely on ships to export their products to the rest of the world. Getting goods to international markets is essential to Canada’s prosperity and everyday marine shipping facilitates this. Canada relies heavily on the marine shipping industry.

Canada is one of Norway´s main trade partners. Therefore, support trade and commerce between Norway and Canada is an important priority for the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa. The Embassy works in close collaboration with Innovation Norway in Toronto and other Norwegian entities to support companies and investments.

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About the Show

Since 1965, Nor-Shipping has been at the heart of oceans and sustainability. This biannual event is where the ocean industries meet with key decision makers from around the world to discuss trends, connect, collaborate and make deals that unlock new business opportunities. At Nor-Shipping, maritime, tech, finance and the wider business segments cross paths to learn from one another, forge partnerships and access new economic value creation.

The world is looking to the oceans! As populations increase, consumer activity and energy demands rise, people require new solutions from new arenas. Maritime is central to realizing the huge potential on, above and below the waves – driving trade, enabling new industries and keeping the business world turning. Nor-Shipping is an official participating company of the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business.

The Nor-Shipping Exhibition consists of five spacious halls housing approximately 1,000 exhibitors from over 50 different nations. Thousands of maritime decision-makers will be in attendance with the purpose of networking, learning about the latest innovations and developments and securing business partners.

Nor-Shipping is unique as it brings the entire spectrum of ocean stakeholders together in one place, with a clear focus on innovation and achieving future goals. We’re tailoring the exhibition space and activity program to showcase and enable successful partnerships. A packed activity program awaits, with networking, knowledge sharing events, lively exhibition halls and all the very latest ocean and maritime developments and innovations distilled into one unmissable event.

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About the Pavilion


Prime exhibit space & quality designs

Built on the idea that an organized group of Canadian exhibitors is easier to find than stand-alone booths scattered throughout a show, the Canada Partnership Pavilion always attracts a crowd.


Meet qualified buyers

With industry-focused halls, Nor-Shipping is the event where you will meet professionals and learn about the latest innovations in IT & Navigation, Safety & Rescue, Shipbuilding & Repair, Maritime Services & Logistics, Propulsion & Machinery and Sustainable Ocean Solutions.

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Professional Amenities and Staff

Every Canada Partnership Pavilion is staffed by an experienced event team dedicated to your success. Whether you need a liaison to the organizers, tech support, a contractor, caterer, translator, printer, or help tracking down a shipment... we're here to help.


Build key relationships

Cultivate relationships, build strong connections, and establish lasting partnerships with your peers as you meet face-to-face.

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Exclusive events and programs

As an exhibitor you have exclusive access to all Pavilion events, including our Opening Ceremony and Ribbon-Cutting, off and on-site hospitality receptions, business and market insight briefings, and special presentations.

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Visible or not, our lives are influenced by marine shipping every day


Choices as Consumers
Whether it is the variety of goods available or their cost, marine shipping offers choices that benefit consumers.

Access to Global Markets
Canadian businesses need to sell to the world and marine shipping carries their products abroad.

Essential goods
If you live in Canada’s island or northern communities, marine shipping is often the only source you have for essentials.

Jobs and Other Benefits
Marine shipping directly contributes about $3 billion to Canada’s GDP through employment and other impacts.

Without marine shipping, Canada would be a different place economically

  • Marine shipping enables trade and transports about 20% of Canadian imports and exports by dollar value
  • The national economic impact of marine shipping is equal to approximately 1.8% of the Canadian economy – or about $30 billion
  • About 80% of Canada’s marine trade is with countries outside of North America – giving Canada access to diverse markets

Canada Partnership Pavilion Space Now Available!

Contact Denne Johnson for details on securing your space at Nor-Shipping 2023!

Exhibit Options

From first concepts to finishing touches, our global network of professional designers, suppliers and builders stands ready to deliver our best for your brand. Whether you’re looking to build a small-scale sales and promotional stand or a larger multipurpose presence, the Canada Partnership Pavilion offers three booth options to fit every purpose at any price.

Turnkey Design


Bring your products, promotions and people and move right in. Our templated designs and materials give your booth the uniform “look-and-feel” of the Pavilion while allowing you the flexibility to customize and scale your layout.

Space Only


Get in on the ground floor with this raw space option. Book your space in the pavilion for a prime location, and allow your team to design your build.

Custom Build with Kallman


Turn that raw floor space into a showplace! Work with Kallman Creative Services to design and build a standout exhibit from the ground up. Whether your emphasis is on high-end hosting and hospitality or high-volume lead-generation, challenge our team to create the perfect scheme.

Who Should Exhibit

Target Groups

    Shipyards, ship owning companies, ship management, finance, brokers etc.
    Ocean energy (ammonia, hydrogen etc.), ocean mining, offshore and seafood.
    Tech companies from outside of the industry, potential partners
    Maritime organizations and associations (IMO, International Chamber of Shipping etc.), non-maritime organizations (UN Global Compact etc.), ambassadors, government officials, business delegations, NCE’s etc.
  • NON-MARITIME ORGANIZATIONS (UN Global Compact etc.), ambassadors, government officials, business delegations, NCE's etc.



"The Marvin Group has been a Kallman Creative Services client for over 10 years because the support they provide for our. . . international exhibits year after year is outstanding and invaluable. They work closely with you to ensure all your needs are captured in the design, and provide options to suit your budget. Every detail is taken care of, not only for your booth, but for all your exhibit planning needs. And with their on-site support during the show, you can have peace of mind knowing from start to finish you’re taken care of with the Kallman Creative Services Team.

Shannon Sharpe


The Marvin Group


"I’ve never received such great support at a show! International shows have their added challenges, and Kallman clearly knows how to adapt and take care of the booth teams in attendance. We’ve had numerous comments from the upper management on the great booth design. All agree the custom work you did was perfect in showcasing our products and services. Looking forward to working more shows together! Thank you to you and your team."

Cathi Anthony


Cubic Corporation

Meet Your Team
Evelyn Roberts
Trade Show & Events Coordinator
Denne Johnson
Project Manager
Erica Marino
Trade Show & Events Coordinator
Taylor Kammerman
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Courtney Serpico
Operations Manager
Philippa Ewart
Marketing and Communications, Special Projects
Mike Petrassi
Sales Manager