Session Information

Green and Digital Demonstration Program: An ‘Inside the Boardroom’ Event

Date: Friday, March 4

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: Pan Pacific Hotel

Format: GLOBE Week Event

The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) recently launched the Green and Digital Demonstration Program (GDDP), and are hosting an  ‘inside-the-boardroom’ event that shows the program in action, and how winning proponents are selected. GDDP provides local entrepreneurs and start-ups the opportunity to use City-owned assets (e.g. buildings, streets, or vehicles), for technology demonstrations and proof-of-concept trials. Participants benefit by using staff feedback to refine their solutions, and a local reference site as leverage when selling into the global marketplace. The overall goal of the program is to provide a platform that accelerate the pace of innovation, commercialization, and green job growth in the City of Vancouver. See more here:

Session participants will learn more about GDDP, hear from past participants, and witness shortlisted GDDP applicants pitch their innovative pilot proposals to senior city staff (the evaluation committee) in a friendly dragon’s den style format. This is an invite-only event - government officials, economic development officers, non-profit representatives, and investors are encouraged to reach out for more information and submit their interest by contacting John McPherson, GDDP Program Manager, at