Access Market Opportunities at GLOBE 2020

GLOBE 2020 provided a platform to connect corporate leaders and investors with clean innovation opportunities. Our Innovation Showcase Program offered a wide range of market opportunities, including Innovation Challenges, a ReversePitch session and cleantech side events.

The sessions below took place in the GLOBE 2020 Innovation Showcase on Feb. 11-12, unless otherwise indicatedExhibitors, Innovation Showcase Visitorand GLOBE Forum passholders had access to the Innovation Showcase program.

Invest in Canada Stage
Schedule At-a-Glance

Monday Feb 10 2020
06:30 - 19:00


Tuesday Feb 11 2020
09:15 - 10:00 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Buyers’ Pitch Sessions

5 corporations will present for 5-minute who they are, what type of companies they are looking to buy from/invest in, and why they would make a desirable business partner. Cleantech companies, don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover and engage new potential strategic partners!
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
09:30 - 11:45 MR 114/115

Spotlight: Clean Economy Opportunities in BC’s Fraser Valley

Located immediately adjacent to Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley is British Columbia’s third largest metropolitan region. In 2018, the Fraser Valley’s clean economy was valued at $1.17 billion, underpinned by an agriculture sector that is one of the most productive and diversified in Canada.
Vern May Economic Development Manager, City of Abbotsford
Stacey Crawford Economic Development Officer, District of Mission
Raymond Szabada President and Chief Executive Officer, i-Open Group and Chairman of the Board, XLRator
Lenore Newman Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute, University of the Fraser Valley
Alison Stewart Manager of Strategic Planning, Fraser Valley Regional District
Jason Lum Chair, Fraser Valley Regional District
Greg Cross Director of Public Works, Housing and Custodial, Seabird Island Band
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
10:15 - 10:45 Innovation Showcase
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
10:45 - 12:45 MR 201

The European Green Deal – A Trillion Dollar Circular Economy Opportunity

The European Commission announced its Green Deal in December 2019, to be followed by the introduction of the first "European Climate Law" by March 2020. Our ambition: to be the world's first climate neutral continent by 2050.  Key to the Green Deal will be the EU’s circular economy action plan to be announced in the spring of 2020. The circular economy plan will include a 'sustainable products' policy to support the circular design of all products.  Also key is the Green Deal Investment Plan to attract at least one trillion euros (CAD 1.46 trillion) worth of public and private investment over the next decade.
Céline Bak President, Analytica Advisors
Antoine Sautenet Public Affairs Manager, International Trade and Movin’On (Sustainable mobility) and Director of Government Affairs Director, Michelin-Canada
Justyna Dziewota-Jabłońska Business Development Manager, SYMBIONA
Ernesto Hartikainen Project Director, Climate Solutions, Sitra
Marcelo Lu President, BASF Canada
Luis Alfonso De León Technical Manager, CIRTEC
Delphine Sallard Minister Counsellor for Trade and Economic Affairs at the EU Delegation to Canada
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
10:50 - 11:50 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Winning the Cleantech Game on the Prairies

More exciting than any CFL or NHL rivalry! Join us as our 3 contestants from the prairies battle it out, answering questions about cleantech, technology and the prairie experience.
Sean James Vice President of Engineering and Special Projects, Cypher Environmental in Manitoba
Jerry Kristian Co-founder, NULIFE Greentech
Alex Gorodetsky Director of Business Development, Steeper Energy
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
12:00 - 13:00 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Spotlight on International Climate and Environmental Commitments and Priorities

Given the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to move further and faster together, country-level action and ambition are more important than ever. This special event is a unique opportunity to hear directly from senior officials from Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland among others, on their strategic climate and environmental priorities, objectives, and opportunities for cleantech companies to conduct business in these respective markets.
Valery Maksimov Head of Russian Trade Mission to Canada
Elina Jani Director, Strategic Communications, Malaysian Green Technology Corporation
Blanca Fernandez Barjau Spanish Economic and Commercial Counselor to Canada
Gabor Simon Trade Commissioner and Consul of Hungary
Konrad Pawlik Deputy Director of Economic Cooperation Department of Poland
Jakob Schneider Senior Adviser Economic Affairs and Science, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
13:10 - 13:50 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Special Announcement

Mike Gerbis, Chief Executive Officer, GLOBE Series Todd Ernst, Director Aviation Infrastructure, Energy and Environment, GTAA Mayor Bonnie Crombie, City of Mississauga Special VIP guests from the Canadian Olympic community
Mike Gerbis Chief Executive Officer, GLOBE Series and The Delphi Group
Todd Ernst Director Aviation Infrastructure, Energy and Environment, GTAA
Bonnie Crombie Mayor, City of Mississauga
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
14:00 - 15:00 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Industry and Innovation: How to get to Zero Plastic Waste

Involving industry is imperative if we are to achieve a circular economy for plastic. Innovation in the development of new plastic resins, product design, collection and sorting systems, and recycling options, including chemical recycling, are critical to keeping plastics in the economy and out of the environment.
Isabelle Des Chênes Executive Vice President, Chemistry Industry Association Canada
Marcelo Lu President, BASF Canada
Sarah Marshall Director Of Sustainability, NOVA Chemicals
Jocelyn Doucet Chief Executive Officer, Pyrowave
Christina Seidel Executive Director, Recycling Council of Alberta
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
15:00 - 15:30 Innovation Showcase
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
15:30 - 17:00 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Green Gamechangers Innovation Challenge Series

Advancing cleantech innovation in Canada is an economic gamechanger, and represents an incredible opportunity for job creation, climate mitigation and whole-system transformation. Sponsored by Foresight Cleantech Accelerator and in collaboration with the Vancouver Economic Commission, hear about emerging opportunities that are poised to raise the bar in Canadian cleantech. Join us in this exciting presentation showcasing seven challenges.
Bryan Buggey Director, Corporate and Sector Development, Vancouver Economic Commission
John McPherson Sector Development Manager, Cleantech, Vancouver Economic Commission
Jimmy Zammar Director, Integrated Strategy and Utility Planning, City of Vancouver
Mark Warren Director, Business Innovation and Measurement, FortisBC
Niklas Kviselius Manager, New Mobility, TransLink
Jamie Gray-Donald Senior Vice President, Sustainability and EHS, QuadReal
Jeanette Jackson Chief Executive Officer, Foresight
Patricia Russell Senior Economic Analyst, CleanBC
Dylan Groven Director of Corporate Innovation, Foresight
Jonathan Moser Head, Environment and Public Affairs, Canada, LafargeHolcim
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
17:00 - 17:30 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

B.C. Cleantech Cluster Initiative

After months of research the results are in:  British Columbia is the midst of a significant turning point in our economy and is poised to become a world leader in cleantech innovation.
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Canada
Jeanette Jackson Chief Executive Officer, Foresight
Gerry Salembier Assistant Deputy Minister, British Columbia for Western Economic Diversification Canada
Catriona Power Director, Partnerships and Strategy, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator
Tuesday Feb 11 2020
17:30 - 19:30 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

B.C. Cleantech Awards

This February, Foresight will celebrate organizations and thought leaders from throughout the B.C. cleantech ecosystem who are making an impact in everything cleantech. Each of the 12 awards is designed to recognize a unique stakeholder group or individual that brings drive, passion, and energy to B.C.’s fastest-growing sector - cleantech.
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
09:30 - 11:00 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Exhibitors’ Pitch Session

Participating exhibitors, who are selected by a panel of investors and corporate leaders, will have a chance to present a 3-5 minute elevator pitch to the audience. The pitch should explain who you are, what your product/services entail, and what you are looking for (capital, strategic partners, buyers).
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
11:00 - 11:30 Innovation Showcase
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
11:30 - 12:30 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Sustaining Sustainability: Advancing Cleantech from a Workforce Perspective

Cleantech is an industry with a trillion dollar export opportunity — but Canada is lagging behind. Despite the success of some world-class Canadian cleantech companies, Canada ranks only 16th for total market share in cleantech.
Geni Peters Labour Market Information Manager, ECO Canada
Claudine Vidallo Director of Research, ECO Canada
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
11:30 - 13:15 PanPacific Vancouver Hotel, Coal Harbour Suite

EU-Canada B2B Networking LUNCHEON: EU GREEN DEAL IN ACTION (Invite only)

B2B Networking Luncheon organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Canada with elevator pitches from the EU Member States.
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
12:40 - 13:40 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Canadian Business for Social Responsibility Podcast

Live recording of the Pipelines and Turbines podcast, hosted by Leor Rotchild, Executive Director of CBSR and featuring special guests.
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
13:50 - 14:05 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

State of the Pureplay Cleantech Sector: Pan-Canadian Insights & Applications

This dynamic presentation will treat participants to the latest insights on Canada's pureplay clean technology sector. Topics to be covered include treatment of technology readiness, sector focus and other insights of use and bearing to environmental policy development and investment in this area.
Melissa Felder Climate Change Practice Manager, MaRS Data Catalyst
Kie Gouveia Data Partnerships Manager, MaRS Data Catalyst
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
14:15 - 17:00 MR 114/115

Husky Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage in Enhanced Oil Recovery Innovation Challenge

Husky is interested in exploring novel applications of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies within their enhanced oil recovery (EOR) business.
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
14:15 - 15:15 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Government of Canada Cleantech Challenges Launch

The Government of Canada is launching a series of new cleantech challenges sponsored by Environment and Climate Change Canada and other departments, through the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program.
Éric-Aimé Patry Outreach and Communications Manager, Innovative Solutions Canada
Kathi De Senior Advisor, Trade and Clean Technology, Environment Climate Change Canada
Patrick Seguin Media and Marketing Strategist, Innovative Solutions Canada
Dominic Aquilina Manager, Clean Growth Hub
Petra Hudakova Senior Policy Analyst, ExploreIP
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
15:15 - 15:45 Innovation Showcase
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
15:45 - 16:45 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Beyond Canada’s Borders: International Cleantech Opportunities

The Canadian Commercial Corporation will host this practical and timely session focused on leveraging Canadian support for cleantech market opportunities abroad. Hear from Carl Marcotte, CEO of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, on how Canada is positioned to support countries around the world in achieving their Paris Agreement commitments.
Carl Marcotte President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Commercial Corporation
Delphine Sallard Minister Counsellor for Trade and Economic Affairs at the EU Delegation to Canada
Xavier Bonnet Head of the Economic Department, Embassy of France in Canada
Jyrki Nissilä Minister-Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Finland
Wednesday Feb 12 2020
16:45 - 17:15 Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Wrap-up and International Trade Networking

Join us to wrap up the Innovation Showcase with this International Trade Networking.