- GLOBE to provide mentoring and technology review services for a select group of pre-commercial BC companies in environmental and clean technology related sectors as part of a 10-month pilot project.
- The failure of many small businesses to develop international trade opportunities is a major challenge for governments and business owners
- Expectations on the growth and deployment of renewable energy vastly exceed actual growth of green energy
- By 2050 more than 40% of the world’s population will live under severe water stress and nearly 20% could be exposed to floods.
- Phil Fontaine O.C., O.M. will be recognized for his lifelong dedication to the Aboriginal community as recipient of the 2013 Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
It's not every day the global environmental business community gathers in one place - so we made it count! GLOBE 2012 hosted a number of high-profile networking functions, social events and business development activities to provide delegates with exceptional opportunities to meet people, exchange views, network and conduct business.
Complimentary Events for Full Conference Delegates Included:
WELCOME RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE PACIFIC COAST
The Pacific Coast Collaborative-hosted Welcome Reception to GLOBE 2012 kicked off with an evening designed around great food and celebration. Networking with fellow attendees while enjoying hors d'oeuvres inspired by West Coast regional cuisine was the order of the evening. Thoughts were shared and leaders of the environmental business community met and networked the evening away.
GLOBE AFTER HOURS RECEPTIONS
This late evening mixer provided a relaxed social environment where delegates continued to meet, share stories, and make business connections over smart cocktails and decadent desserts.
More than 200 delegates attended our authentic Irish pub experience. Delegates were able to unwind over a drink, enjoy delicious snacks, and take in the spectacular view of the harbour.
A healthy breakfast and lively discussion on the future of sustainability kicked off morning two. This complimentary breakfast was open to registered delegates only on a first-come, first-serve basis. A full house!
WOMEN'S NETWORKING LUNCH
Delegates interacted with a dynamite panel of influential
women as they shared their perspectives on sustainability. Another
full house! This complimentary luncheon was open to registered
conference delegates only on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Dillon-Ridgley, Director, Interface Inc.,
Julie Desjardins, Technical Advisor, Sustainability, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
Cylvia Hayes, First Lady of Oregon, USA
Dawn Rittenhouse, Director of Sustainable Development, DuPont, USA
Ticketed Event for Purchase
The GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence are presented
annually to extraordinary companies and industry groups who have
managed to balance competitive business strategies and sustainable
development. Now in their 11th edition, these prestigious awards
recognize outstanding achievement in environmental stewardship in
Winners of the 2012 edition were announced March 16 in Vancouver during the GLOBE 2012 Luncheon. The Luncheon was the perfect opportunity to mingle with, and develop a network of like-minded individuals and professionals of the sustainability sectors.