SFU B2B Lounge

Need a little privacy? Expo attendees participating in the B2B Networking Program can visit the SFU B2B Lounge and book a private room for meetings of up to 4 people. Rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis during the Expo, please see Lounge Host to book a time-slot at location 1606 on the Innovation Expo Floorplan.

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Pitch to Investors, Dragon’s Den-Style

Attention companies with commercialized technology products and solutions: New for 2018, we are hosting a Dragon’s Den-style event that allows you to pitch your cleantech business, solution or service to a hand-picked group of interested investors.

Organizations selected to take part in this activity are allocated five minutes to pitch their solution to the investor panel, followed by a 10-minute, one-to-one engagement to receive feedback and ask questions.

This activity is open to all exhibitors and registered companies. Sign up here to pitch your business!

Rapid-fire Pitch Session and Speed Dating

Is your organization in need of financing? Do you have a disruptive cleantech idea or a commercialized solution? Take part in our three-minute rapid-fire pitches taking place on March 14 at 2:45pm and March 15 at 11:15am in the Presentation Theatre. You’ll have the chance to deliver a three-minute pitch to outline your ideas or solutions to investors who are interested in all stages of funding.

The top 10 organisations picked by investors will participate in a Speed Dating session on March 16. Sessions will be 10 minutes each.

This activity is open to all exhibitors, conference delegates and exhibition visitors. Register your place here!

Trade Commissioner Service Export Café & Lounge

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service invites you to not only conduct informal and formal meetings in the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) Export Café & Lounge, but to leverage their matchmaking service and expertise in doing business with customers from around the world. The TCS Export Café & Lounge will be available during Innovation Expo opening hours.

Room is available on a first-come-first-served basis during the Expo. Book your timeslot with the Host of the TCS Export Café & Lounge at the Expo or email

Big Deal Room

Need the perfect setting to discuss a major sale, project financing or Canadian operation expansion worth more than $1m in value? The Big Deal Room will be available during expo opening hours and offers privacy and calm.

If you have a transaction under way and want to leverage the Big Deal room while at GLOBE contact Bruce Dudley at  


Download the GLOBE Forum App

The GLOBE Forum 2018 App has been specifically designed to facilitate networking for expo attendees. Connect directly with buyers and investors and stay up-to-date with program changes.

Available on the Whova App from iOS and Android App stores from February 20, 2018.

Welcome Reception

GLOBE Forum invites you to take part in our Welcome Reception, taking place on Tuesday, March 13 from 7pm-9pm. Use this opportunity to connect with existing contacts, forge new relationships and plan your GLOBE Forum 2018 experience.

Tickets to the Welcome Reception are available for purchase – contact

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Investors Networking Reception

We will be hosting an exclusive Investors-Only networking reception on the evening of March 14th from 5.30pm on. Join the global Cleantech investment community to discuss the technologies, companies and ideas changing the face of sustainability.

Contact for more information

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Canadian Financing Forum & Mission Innovation Clean Energy Financing Event

The Canadian Financing Forum (CFF) and GLOBE Series are teaming up with Mission Innovation (MI) to host the first MI Clean Energy Financing Event. Global investors are invited to participate in the pitch sessions (March 13th) and experience a world-class technology company showcase and networking event. Discussions and networking sessions will take place on the Expo floor on March 14th.

If you are interested in pitching to investors on March 13, contact

BC Cleantech Investor Roundtable

Organized by the Vancouver Economic Commission, this afternoon event (March 14th) will bring together 8-10 vetted and primed cleantech companies from British Columbia with global investors in a “World Café” format.

For more information, contact: John McPherson

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Get involved in Cascadia Connect Cleantech Challenge-Pitch Sessions

Are you a cleantech company with a solution to offer in the areas of sustainable mobility, smart grid, or high-performance buildings? Join the Cascadia Connect Cleantech Challenge Pitch sessions, a special event designed to connect major buyers from the Pacific Northwest region with Canadian and global solution providers.

The Cascadia Connect event will take place on Thursday, March 15th from 10am-12:30pm in the GLOBE 2018 Innovation Expo Theatre and will bring together major public sector institutions, corporate buyers, and utilities who will be pitching their challenges and looking for specific solutions related to transportation, smart grid, and high-performance buildings. Confirmed organizations pitching their cleantech needs include: the City of Vancouver, the University of British Columbia, Translink, Snohomish County PUD, Sound Transit, and Avista Energy.

The Cascadia Cleantech Connect platform is a unique opportunity to connect with major corporations and buyers that are facing genuine real-world problems in meeting their ambitious greenhouse gas and climate targets. The event is sponsored by the City of Vancouver, with support from the Vancouver Economic Commission, Global Affairs Canada, SmartGrid Northwest, and GLOBE 2018. In addition, Global Affairs Canada will be supporting 1-on-1 business-to-business (B2B) meetings immediately following the session.

If you are interested in attending this session and participating in the B2B activities, please register at

Mining for solutions

A discussion and networking session exploring the challenges around reducing energy consumption, recovering waste energy, decreasing environmental footprints of operations, reducing tailings volumes, conserving and treating water, and measuring water quality in real time, using advanced sensors, digitalization, and automation to improve operation efficiencies.

Are you an innovator with a solution that can address one or more of these challenges? Join us at 2.25pm on March 15 in the Foresight innovation theatre to learn more about sector-specific challenges, discuss innovative cleantech solutions, and network with industry peers and cleantech companies.

View the full program for these events here

Knowledge Program

The Foresight Innovation Theatre

Join us at the Foresight Innovation Theatre to hear the global cleantech elite discuss the products, technologies and ideas reshaping sustainability.

View the Foresight Innovation Theatre schedule

The Disruptor Theatre

The Disruptor Theatre hosts our exclusive Tech Talks and Spark Talks. These sessions bring together global leaders and entrepreneurs driving forward new sustainable technology and ideas.

Each talk engages a different Innovation Technology Cluster: Smart Grid & Micro-Grid, Smart & High Performing Buildings, Sustainable Transportation & Mobility, Water Innovation, Carbon Capture and Utilization & Storage.

Each talk lasts 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes Q&A by our engaging and charismatic speakers.

Spark Talks

Stay informed on inspirational and disruptive cleantech initiatives. These talks expose new ideas that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to a broad, international cleantech audience.

Tech Talks

Want to learn more about new and exciting cleantech technologies or ideas? These talks present functional products, services, processes and inventions making an every-day difference in the world of cleantech.

Additional sessions taking place at the Disruptor Theatre include:

  • Investor/Buyer pitch sessions
  • Emerging Company Failures – Growing Pains
  • Government of Alberta presentation

Check out the Disruptor Theatre schedule

The Trade Commissioner Service Theatre

Are you looking to capitalize on export opportunities? Are you using all the tools available to grow your international business? Attend sessions at the TCS Theatre to help you get there.

The TCS Theatre will host the launch of the Cleantech Global export education workshop, market intelligence sessions on cleantech opportunities abroad from our 20+ incoming Trade Commissioners from around the world, as information session on how Canadian industry can better leverage the growing business opportunities stemming from climate finance.

View the TCS Theatre schedule


To learn more about our B2B Program, please contact:

Alice Martin
Innovation Expo Director
613.562.2005 Ext. 242

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