Advisory Services for Virtual Events, Engagements and Activities

Reach the right people, partners and networks. Drive innovation and performance. Showcase your thought leadership and initiatives.

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Are you considering an in-person or virtual event, engagement or consultation? Or a hybrid model, combining both? Our highly skilled and nimble team can help.

We have 30 years of experience in convening a wide range of events and activities—small, large, and everything in between. Tap into our vast networks and connect with the companies, thought leaders, clean technology innovators, communities, NGOs, investors, and senior policymakers who are changing the world.

Our Services

  • Event consulting/advisory services, including program design, technology solutions and online collaboration tools
  • Event management
  • Experience design and gamification (including product and swag kits)
  • Curated one-on-one or small group meetings
  • Stakeholder engagement and consultation
  • Executive engagement
  • Strategic marketing and positioning
  • Targeted content development, support and delivery (multimedia, social media, web, editorial)
  • Branding opportunities
  • Graphic design
  • Registration
  • Webcasting and livestream support

Unlock even greater value and impact through our constellation of companies.

 

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Together, we offer:

Convening Power

30 years of experience bringing together diverse people and perspectives to advance the clean economy 

Content

Canada’s leading experts on sustainability and climate change

Connections

The largest and most influential sustainability network, including executives, policymakers, investors, innovators, and youth

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Our Reach

200,000

Annual Website Views

60,000

Email Subscribers

22,000

Social media Followers

Sustainability made simple.

Contact us to explore how our unique group of companies can help you minimize costs, reduce complexity, and have an even bigger impact.

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“[We] were blown away by the success of the event today and by the just-in-time collaboration that brought everything together. At this pace, in another year we should have our Purpose-Led Economy well on its way!

We exceeded our expectations for the session thanks to GLOBE Series, the Delphi Group, and Junxion Strategy for the exceptional collaboration, and look forward to all that is ahead.”

— Coro Strandberg, Advisor & Co-Founder, and Mary Ellen Schaafsma, Director, of the Social Purpose Institute at United Way of Lower Mainland

Sample Projects

Virtual Events

GLOBE Virtual | 2020

Our GLOBE Virtual event series accelerates the transition to a more resilient, clean economy by connecting the right people with the right opportunities, solutions and partners. GLOBE Virtual includes a wide range of topics and formats to meet the changing needs of businesses and governments.

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Leading Change Virtual | 2020

Leading Change Virtual brings the best elements of the Leading Change Forum to an online stage. Over the spring and summer, Leading Change is rolling out interactive dialogues on issues that matter to young people and virtual coffee chats with sustainability heavy hitters.

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Conferences

GLOBE Forum | 2020

GLOBE Forum is the largest and longest-running sustainable business summit and innovation showcase in North America. Since 1990, 170,000 people from 97 countries have come to GLOBE Forum to learn from industry leaders, marvel at cutting-edge technology and form long-lasting partnerships.

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Clean Energy Ministerial 10 and Mission Innovation-4 | 2019

Client: Natural Resources Canada

Hosted by the Government of Canada and delivered by GLOBE Series, government representatives from over 25 countries came together to discuss the importance of a diverse and inclusive transition to a clean energy future. Over 2,500 international participants advanced the global conversation through roundtables, plenaries, side events and an innovation showcase.

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G7 Oceans Partnership Summit and Innovation Expo | 2018

Client: Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

To further the goals of Canada’s G7 Presidency, GLOBE Series and the Government of Canada partnered to organize and deliver the G7 Oceans Partnership Summit and Innovation Expo. This two-day event brought together stakeholders from all G7 countries representing industry, civil society, and the research sector to discuss themes raised in the Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities and develop recommendations and solutions.

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Trade Shows

GLOBE 2020 Innovation Showcase

Building on a 30-year history, the GLOBE 2020 Innovation Showcase featured hundreds of cutting-edge technologies across five thematic clusters: Bioeconomy/Circular Economy, Mobility, Smart Cities, Carbon Productivity and Oceans and Plastic. The Innovation Showcase also hosted innovation challenges, start-up pitch competitions, and interactive presentations.

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Curated Matchmaking

GLOBE Exchange | 2020

GLOBE Exchange connected capital and market opportunities with innovation to accelerate the transition to the clean economy. In the signature curated matchmaking activity, we scheduled over 750 meetings between innovators, investors and government. GLOBE Exchange also featured investor presentations, coaching for growth, opportunities to connect with young talent and other networking activities, resulting in a total of 1,500 meetings throughout the day.

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Clean Energy Ministerial 10 and Mission Innovation-4 Matchmaking | 2019

In the context of the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation Summit hosted in Vancouver, we delivered over 350 one-on-one pre-curated meetings between investors and government, investors and investors, and investors and innovators.

GLOBE Forum Mining for Solutions Matchmaking | 2018 

For the Mining for Solutions Matchmaking session at GLOBE Forum 2018, we brought together 40 buyers, cleantech innovators, strategic investors, and financiers for curated one-on-one meetings with the goal of advancing the sector and exploring a number of industry challenges.Prior to the session, we identified innovative technology needs and solutions and vetted the meetings to ensure relevant connections.

Pitch Sessions

GLOBE Forum 2018 Cascadia Connect

The Cascadia Connect Cleantech Challenge Pitch sessions connected major buyers from the Pacific Northwest region with Canadian and global solution providers. Major public sector institutions, corporate buyers, and utilities—such as the City of Vancouver, the University of British Columbia, Translink, Snohomish County PUD, Sound Transit, and Avista Energy—pitched their challenges with the goal of finding specific solutions related to transportation, smart grid, and high-performance buildings. Global Affairs Canada supported one-on-one meetings immediately following the session.

GLOBE Forum 2018 Dragon’s Den Pitches

Our Dragon’s Den-style event at GLOBE Forum 2018 enabled companies to pitch their cleantech business, solution or service to a hand-picked group of interested investors. Organizations selected to take part in this activity were 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.

GLOBE Forum 2018 Rapid-fire Pitch Session and Speed Dating

As part of GLOBE Forum 2018, participants had a chance to deliver a three-minute pitch outlining their ideas or solutions to investors interested in all stages of funding. The top 10 organizations picked by investors participated in a speed dating session later in the week.

Stakeholder Consultations

CleanBC Workforce Readiness Industry Strategy | 2018-2020

Client: BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training (AEST)

The Delphi Group led the development of an industry workforce readiness strategy in line with the Province of British Columbia’s CleanBC Plan. Delphi undertook 18 months of labour market research and trends analysis; consultation with key stakeholders across government, industry, First Nations, non-profits and businesses; and strategy development.

Generation Energy Workshops | 2017-2020

Client: Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

The Delphi Group designed and facilitated a series of workshops across Canada for NRCan’s Generation Energy initiative. Workshops took place in Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal.

Scaling Cleantech Workshops | 2019-2020

In collaboration with key partners, The Delphi Group and GLOBE Series has designed and convened a number of engagements associated with the Scaling Cleantech in Canada initiatives. These include:

  • A session on the barriers and gaps to financing the scale-up and growth of clean technologies and companies in Canada at GLOBE Capital 2019, in partnership with Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), Foresight, RBC and the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). The outcome was the Flowing Investment to Scale Clean Technology report.
  • A workshop and small stakeholder discussion during SPARK 2019 in Edmonton, in partnership with ERA and supported by Foresight and Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA).
  • A three-hour, interactive session at GLOBE Advance in February 2020. It brought together more than 80 participants from across the Canadian clean technology ecosystem, including government agencies, banks and funding institutions, accelerator programs, industry, and technology developers.

Challenge Dialogues

GLOBE 2020 Innovation Challenges

GLOBE 2020 offered a demand-pull platform to support and accelerate clean innovation by connecting corporate leaders and investors to curated scale-up opportunities. The Innovation Challenge Program was a unique opportunity for growing cleantech innovators to secure exclusive access to some of Canada’s largest organizations.

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Bioeconomy Competitive Analysis and Dialogue | 2019

Client: The Municipality of Trois-Rivieres Economic Development Agency

GLOBE Series and The Delphi Group were hired to lead consultations with key players in the region’s innovation ecosystem to (1) better understand the drivers and frame strategic recommendations to support the growth of the region’s bioeconomy sector, (2) increase competitiveness of the region, and (3) attract investment and talent. GLOBE and Delphi also performed SWOT and gap analyses and provided final recommendations. An innovation committee was structured as a result of this exercise, which fostered regional collaboration and supported the implementation of the actions items identified.

Foresight FPInnovations Autonomous Forklift Challenge | 2019

Client: FPInnovations

In light of the safety risks of driving forklifts in forest production facilities, FPInnovations engaged Foresight to deliver an Autonomous Forklift Challenge. The Delphi Group and partner Tessellate led the definition of the problem area, engaged the innovation ecosystem and delivered the multi-stakeholder workshop and challenge call for proposals. The challenge directly impacted over 50 forklifts within the Challenge Partner’s facilities.

Foresight Nova Scotia Hub Bioresource Challenge | 2018-2019

Client: Nova Scotia Bioresource Hub

The Nova Scotia Bioresource Hub engaged The Delphi Group to identify potential bioresource challenges with the goals of selecting a single final challenge and then seeking and attracting demonstrable solutions. Delphi managed the process and worked with the industry partners to identify the challenge area, develop a challenge paper for feedback, and organize and facilitate challenge definition workshops. Participants in the process included provincial government representatives, industry, government funding and solution providers.

ARCTIC Challenge Program | 2015-2019

Client: Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

The Delphi Group, in conjunction with various partners, delivered six ARCTIC challenge projects for Foresight. Through a demand-pull approach, Foresight worked with companies in the oil and gas, forestry and mining sectors to identify environmental, operational and environmental challenges. This included identifying the challenge area, developing a challenge paper for feedback, and organizing and facilitating challenge definition workshops. Delphi also managed the innovator selection, Sprint and Field Trial phases on behalf of Foresight. This resulted in performance improvements and accelerated the commercialization of new technologies.

Workshops

GLOBE Advance | 2020

On the final day of GLOBE 2020, hundreds of attendees participated in workshops led by experts from the GLOBE community to deliver action plans and other influential outcomes. The workshops were focused on six major areas of the clean economy: transportation, energy, the blue economy, the circular economy, social purpose, and scaling cleantech.

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