Invest Vancouver B2B Activity
Visit us to discuss what’s new with sustainability and resiliency in the Metro Vancouver region, what we are doing to amplify economic opportunity, and the key role circularity plays in a future-forward and transformational economy. Meet at the Hub in the Metro Vancouver lounge space.
Kinship Building with the Indigenous Youth Delegation from SevenGen
The Indigenous Youth delegation from SevenGen at GLOBE Forum is interested in building good relations with leaders and changemakers. Please join us for an informal gathering with the delegation to discuss project collaboration and career opportunities.
The Power of Partnership: How the PCC is Supporting the ZEV Transition
The Pacific Coast CollaborativePCC) is a vital partnership for advancing regional cooperation and climate action and is making strides in the decarbonization of the transportation industry, including sharing the ambitious goal of ending new sales of light-duty gas-powered vehicles by 2035. The PCC has successfully implemented the West Coast Electric Highway from Vancouver to San Diego, and is actively collaborating on interoperable charging technologies, a consistent user experience, and aligned infrastructure investments. Join us to hear from PCC partners on how cross-border collaboration is mitigating emissions, promoting economic growth, and driving action for a net-zero future.
Electrifying YVR: Connecting Goals to Innovative Solutions with the Integrated Marketplace
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is working with B.C.-based innovators to reduce emissions and electrify its operations to meet its net-zero-by-2030 commitment and become the world’s greenest airport. YVR is one of the primary testbeds for the Integrated Marketplace, developed by the Province of BC and supported by PacifiCan, that matches businesses and industry in need of forward-thinking solutions to utilize commercially ready, local designed innovations. Moderated by the Honourable Brenda Bailey, Minister of Jobs Economic Development and Innovation, this panel will discuss the incredible value in reducing risks for technology adoption through collaboration with local innovative solution providers and provide an overview of some of the learnings to date.
Closing GLOBE Forum
At the GLOBE Forum 2024 Closing Plenary, we’ll look ahead to the next steps needed to create a regenerative future, from key outcomes and insights, to how we’ll show up ready for action at GLOBExCHANGE in 2025 (Feb. 11-13 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel). Join us as participants come together one last time to celebrate our community’s commitment to reaching beyond sustainability to regeneration. Delegates will also be treated to a free-style performance from Baba Brinkman, who will wrap up GLOBE Forum 2024 on a high note!
Finding Common Ground: Making Climate Change a Bipartisan Priority
It is becoming increasingly challenging to deny that the world is experiencing the rapidly increasing impacts of a changing climate. However, the debate around how we take action to curb global warming continues to be a highly politicized issue. In most jurisdictions, we face a stark reality that bipartisanship is the only assured path to decarbonizing at scale and speed. Join this timely session to discuss how we can foster support for climate action across the political spectrum.
Italian Cleantech Solutions: CDP-Business Matching on Green Building & Smart Cities (Virtual)
This virtual discussion on business opportunities will centre around Green Building and Smart Cities, with a focus on both Italian and Canadian solutions and needs. This session will also include a presentation of Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) – SIMEST’s new Business Matching platform, and of the group’s financial services for internationalization. Explore the intersections between GLOBE Forum 2024 and Buildex by listening to a prestigious line up of experts, entrepreneurs and officials and connecting with related businesses.
To participate in this online session, please register here.
Organized by ITA, CDP-SIMEST and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Canada.
Regeneration in Action: An Armchair Dialogue with the Hon. David Eby
In BC, Canada, and around the world we need to protect and restore our planet, while enabling families and businesses to thrive in the clean economy of the future. Join this plenary armchair dialogue with the Hon. David Eby to hear how BC is taking action for a more regenerative, resilient, and net-zero economy.
Climate Proofing Canadian Homes, Infrastructure & Communities: A Dialogue with Hon. Sean Fraser
To address both the housing and climate crises, Canada has an urgent need to build new homes and community infrastructure that is affordable, efficient and sustainable, while protecting communities from the impacts a changing climate. Join us for this timely leadership dialogue on how we can climate-proof our homes, infrastructure and communities to help enable a more resilient, regenerative future.
Knowledge Connect Sessions
This facilitated dialogue opportunity will allow you to explore the big topics of Nature, Resilience, Net-Zero and Water, while connecting with others who share your passion. Join us in the HUB, grab your lunch and take part in one of the focused discussions hosted in each key area. Bring your perspectives and questions and leave with new contacts and ideas.