Innovation Expo Wrap-up Video

Clean technologies came to life in the Innovation Expo at GLOBE Forum 2018 – a global showcase of sustainable products, services, and ideas fresh off the lab bench. Buyers from more than 50 countries roamed the aisles, looking for the next big thing.

The latest clean technologies focused on the following Innovation Technology Clusters:

  • Smart Grid/Micro-Grid
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Smart/High Performing Buildings
  • Water Innovation
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne’s Opening Speech

One of the highlights at this year’s GLOBE Forum 2018, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne’s opening speech at the Innovation Expo. Canada’s Minister of International Trade opens the exhibition with inspiring remarks that encourage leaders in the clean technology space and set the stage for the most exciting edition of the Innovation Expo.

Portable Electric Makes History Powering Hon. Min. Catherine McKenna & Toronto Stock Exchange Closing Bell with Clean Energy at Globe 2018

Clean tech disruptor electrifies GLOBE Forum with renewable energy for the first time in history.

VANCOUVER, BC (March 21st, 2018) – Portable Electric, the world’s premier manufacturer and supplier of clean energy alternatives to gas and diesel generators, made history at GLOBE 2018 by providing the event with distributed, off-grid power solutions. In a historic step, Portable Electric powered not only the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Closing Bell with renewable energy for the first time ever, but also the Hon. Minister Catherine McKenna and Hon. Minister Jim Carr’s opening speeches for the launch of the Smart Prosperity Leaders’ Clean Innovation Report.

“We were proud to be welcomed to this year’s GLOBE conference, especially as a core component of Canada’s first indoor/outdoor microgrid,” said Mark Rabin, CEO & Founder of Portable Electric “Powering both the TSX Closing Bell and the Honorable Minister McKenna’s Clean Innovation speech with renewable energy signified both a prosperous time for the Canadian cleantech industry and an anticipated shift in policy to incentivize alternatives to gas and diesel generators – much like electric vehicles today. All of this signaled the arrival of Portable Electric as a driving force for new energy, and our readiness to scale into a great Canadian technology company with global reach.”

As a critical component of GLOBE’s Microgrid Exhibit, Portable Electric’s clean energy VOLTstackTM power stations provided versatile power solutions, eliminating the need for cabling and emergency setup of power. With its unique construction, the VOLTstackTM was able to deliver clean, silent power not only for the event’s prototype cold-fusion reactor but also Chevrolet and Nissan’s electric vehicles. At GLOBE 2018, the VOLTstackTM represented a new evolution in energy usage, providing instant, renewably-generated power on demand, wherever it was needed. It drew the attention of notable delegates such as an enthused Hon. Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Dragon’s Den panelist Bruce Croxon.

“When the GLOBE Series team approached the Toronto Stock Exchange about bringing the closing bell to the floor of the innovation Expo at the GLOBE Forum 2018, they were very excited,” says Bruce Dudley, VP of Innovation with The GLOBE Series. “But when we told them we could power the ceremony with renewable energy they said that would be a first for the TSX and we were all excited! It made the closing bell ceremony on Wednesday March 14th especially important as people saw first-hand that renewable energy was being created and deployed at the event.”

About Portable Electric

Portable Electric (PE) is a Vancouver-based tech disruptor that builds, rents and sells the VOLTstack Power Station, revolutionizing the way critical power is delivered. They provide film productions, event organizers, construction sites, disaster zones and more, an alternative to loud, noxious gas and diesel generators.


About GLOBE Series

The GLOBE Series of world-renowned international events has been accelerating the business of the environment since 1993. They provide the platforms that lead to solutions for a low-carbon economy in the form of events that bring together an exciting mix of the brightest minds and innovative thought leaders in sustainability and business.


For further information, please contact:
Tom Bennett
Marketing Communications Lead
(604) 901-2500

Memorable Moments: GLOBE Forum 2018 in pictures


What. A. Week.

Thanks to our amazing speakers, who pushed us to think in new ways and showed us that the transformation to a clean economy is not just an idea – it’s a reality.

Thanks to our sponsors and partners, who make this event possible – we truly couldn’t do it without you.

Finally, thanks to all of our delegates for bringing your energy and ideas to the conversation. We hope you’re leaving GLOBE Forum inspired and equipped with new insights and partnerships that will help you transform your organizations and communities.

We are honoured to provide a platform for you to collaborate and disrupt business as usual. Together, we will leave the world a better place for future generations.

It’s hard to capture all the amazing things that happened this week in words, so we thought we’d let pictures tell the story…

Now is the time for Canadian cleantech

The clean technology industry is one of Canada’s fastest growing and most exciting sectors. This March, check out the Innovation Expo at GLOBE Forum where hundreds of companies are showcasing leading edge technologies to lead us into a low-carbon economy.

Kick the tires on the next big thing…meet the people behind inventing cleantech solutions…touch and feel the latest products and see world class advanced environmental products and services first hand.

Learn more about the Innovation Expo.

Our COO Nancy Wright welcomes you to Vancouver

GLOBE Series Chief Operating Officer Nancy Wright welcomes you to Vancouver in March for GLOBE Forum and Innovation Expo 2018.

Come and meet the thinkers and leaders at the very vanguard of sustainability and the clean economy. While you’re in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, take a walk on the seawall, rent a city bike and take part in the many social events that make GLOBE Week what it is.

We hope to see you in Vancouver in March.

Register here.

Solar Panel in Sunset

Innovators from the 2018 Global Cleantech 100 Companies to be showcased at GLOBE Forum and Innovation Expo 2018

VANCOUVER, CANADA – January 24, 2018 – GLOBE Forum 2018, North America’s largest and longest-running international Leadership Summit on Sustainable Business, will host some of the top cleantech companies in the world that were recently recognized by Clean Tech Group (CTG) in its ninth annual Global Cleantech 100 list.

Matt Horton, Chief Commercial Officer at Proterra, will be speaking in a panel session on “Preparing for Tomorrow’s Cars Today – Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared (ACES).” Kerstin Rock, Senior VP Operations at L03 Energy, will be speaking in a panel session on “Understanding Blockchain and its Emerging Role in the Clean Economy.” Enerkem, is a producer of biofuels and chemicals from municipal solid waste via a proprietary thermochemical process and will showcase their clean technologies at the Innovation Expo.

GLOBE Forum and Innovation Expo 2018 are being held in Vancouver, B.C., March 14-16, 2018, and will bring together 10,000 participants from over 50 countries.

To view the full conference program visit our list of speakers and for updates follow @GLOBE_Series and #GLOBEForum.

Members of the working press are encouraged to apply for media accreditation before March 3, 2018. Kindly note that no accreditation will be granted on the spot at GLOBE Forum 2018.