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.

Please RSVP here

For information contact: EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West

By Invitation only

2020 State of the Canadian Electricity Industry

The Canadian electricity industry is undergoing a period of transformation through electrification, changing governments and competitive markets. For many decades, the electricity-industry business model was remarkably stable. Today, the pace and scope of transformational change is such that the realities of even five years ago are often poor guideposts when mapping out go-forward strategies. And the pace of change impacting and being executed by our industry is accelerating.

Join our conversation as we bring national executives together to share their perspectives on the role of:

  • the electricity in the Canadian economy
  • the electricity sector in meeting Canada’s ambitious decarbonization goals and advancing climate resiliency
  • innovation in driving change and the regulatory impediments
  • re-invention in all aspects of business to meet the evolving needs of customers

Space is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis

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Profitable Decarbonization Session

On behalf of Accenture we would like to invite you to join us for a Profitable Decarbonization Session on February 11th from 14:30 – 15:30 as part of GLOBE 2020. In this session, you will learn about some of the newest solutions available to create business value from decarbonization. Please join us and our partners at Pyfera as we embark on a joint exploration of a few innovative technologies.

Featured Speaker: Sandeep Gupta

Sandeep Gupta is a ten year Impact Venture Capitalist and co-founder of Pyfera Growth Capital with a focus on profitable Decarbonization, clean Air, Food, Water, Energy, and smart Health, Waste, and Planet. He was twenty years in Silicon Valley co-founding and successfully exiting four startups and as a top executive with two of the largest global semiconductor firms.

This event will be hosted by Irina Scarlete Zabala, Director of Clean Innovation at Accenture, and Andrew Marchant, Managing Director for Canada’s Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) practice and Clean Innovation sponsor.

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Additional Bios

Irina Scarlete Zabala, Principal Director, Financial Services in Vancouver

Irina leads the Financial Services and Clean Innovation practices in Vancouver, bringing over 12 years of cross-industry strategy, product development and operations experience to companies looking for new sources of growth and profitability. To foster Innovation DNA, Irina works closely with creative tinkerers with a shared passion and strong penchant towards sustainability, social purpose, and clean solutions.

Andrew Marchant, Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) in Canada

Andrew is the Office Managing Director of Accenture’s Vancouver office and leads their Communications, Media, and Technology Practice in Canada. He has spent his career helping large companies across North America improve their performance, innovate, and apply technology to business opportunities and challenges.

Note: This session is open to all GLOBE 2020 pass holders, including Innovation Showcase visitors and Forum and Exchange delegates.

Prairie Clean Tech Social (Invite only)

After the GLOBE Opening Reception

Invite only networking event connecting investors and buyers to Prairie based cleantech ventures.

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The Case for a Competent Board (Invite-only)

Join us for an intimate invite-only roundtable alongside global board members and senior leaders to discuss the importance of competent modern leadership and how ESG and climate competent board members can drive future sustainable growth.

Guest speakers include:

  • Catherine Warren – CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission
  • Helle Bank Jorgensen – CEO, Competent Boards
  • Timothy Youmans – Lead – North America, Hermes EOS – To be confirmed
  • Jill Schnarr – Vice President, Community Affairs, TELUS – To be confirmed

Registration: 16:00 – 16:15
Roundtable Discussion and Networking: 16:15 – 17:30

The Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building
(MR 116-117), Vancouver, BC

Limited space is available. To register please RSVP with your name, title and company name to

An evening of insight together with:

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A Just Energy Transition & Intergenerational Breakfast Dialogue (Invite-only – Hosted by Shell)

Diverse collaboration offers the possibility for a more successful and just energy transition. How can diverse communities pull together to help define our future energy system? How can we overcome barriers or differences of opinions to foster meaningful collaboration?

We invite you to sit down with leading executives and thought leaders from the energy sector to engage in an honest conversation on a just energy transition and the intergenerational work needed to get there.

On-site at GLOBE 2020
Tuesday, February 11
7:00 – 8:00 AM
Hosted by Shell
Meeting Room 114/115

A plated breakfast will be served.

To request an invitation, please e-mail to confirm your interest.

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Happy Hour with WWF and Screening of Our Planet: Our Business, presented by PwC

Join Megan Leslie, WWF-Canada President and CEO, and Daniel O’Brien, Partner at PwC Canada for this 40 min. screening followed by a short Q & A. Popcorn and drinks will be served.

Inspired by the Netflix series and created for WWF by the Emmy® Award-winning Silverback Films, Our Planet: Our Business raises the most important challenge of our time: how can businesses help to solve the world’s environmental crisis?

The films shows the immense value of nature to our economy, the scale of the challenges that we are facing, and the critical role that business can play in creating solutions at scale. It combines stunning wildlife footage with the voices of influential business leaders.

IETA Carbon Forum (Invite only)

Welcome to 2020, a critical year where political and corporate “net-zero” climate ambitions will surge and the international Paris Agreement comes into force. With COP25 in the rear-view and Glasgow around the corner, global carbon policy, market, and investment landscapes are shifting… and they’re shifting fast. International “cooperation” via climate markets and results-based financing are vital ingredients to drive private capital at scale that supports deep decarbonization goals. IETA’s multi-sector Forum will take stock of top-down (UNFCCC, Article 6) market rule-making activities and pilots, as well as explore some “must watch” bottom-up (national, sub-national, carbon club) trends across The Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Global Aviation Sector and the Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) space.

This event has now reached capacity.


Getting to Large Scale CCS in Canada

CCS has been proven and acknowledged to be an essential technology for global climate change goals. Canada is a leading force in CCS – often sought for its expertise on the world stage. This panel will profile large-scale projects in the country and offer learnings on how they got there, why they chose CCS and the drivers that influenced their business decisions. Panelists will describe the value that is a take-away from time of inception and up to now; as well as discuss what is needed today to see mass deployment of this important technology.

Complementary buffet luncheon, exact time to be confirmed


  • Kent Stuehmer, Vice President Cement Operations, Canada Region – Lehigh Cement
  • Trevor Williams, Senior Vice President, Nitrogen Production, Redwater Facility – Nutrien Ltd.
  • Jeff Pearson, President, Carbon Business Unit – Wolf Midstream
  • Tim Wiwchar, Operations Manager, Quest – Shell Canada
  • Beth Hardy, Vice President Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, International CCS Knowledge Centre

Note: This session is open to GLOBE Forum passholders. If you haven’t purchased a GLOBE Forum pass, but would like to attend, please notify our on site registration staff.

The European Green Deal – A Trillion Dollar Circular Economy Opportunity

Panel hosted by the European Union at GLOBE 2020

The concept

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.

This session will provide an overview of the Green Deal and the opportunity presented by carbon neutrality. Panelists from five European companies/organisations will share their personal and professional commitment to tackle climate change while fostering growth, innovation and competitiveness both in Europe and in Canada. Panelists will be available as of 10.15am for a coffee networking reception.

Who should participate?

Companies and investors with business interests in the EU.  Sustainability professionals wanting to hear stories from the trenches of the circular economy and green growth.  Government and policy leaders active in circular economy and net-carbon neutrality in water, chemicals and natural resource sectors. Think-tanks and civil society representatives.



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Note: This session is open to all GLOBE 2020 passholders, including Innovation Showcase visitors and Forum and Exchange delegates.