Renewable Industries Canada is gearing up for its most exciting event yet!
The Renewable Industries Forum is back for a second year in Ottawa on October 16 and 17, 2017 and is bringing together government, industry and academia experts to address Canada’s priority in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
With the development of the Federal Clean Fuel Standard and many provinces putting climate change and GHG reduction on the top of the priority list, these conversations have never been more important.
The agenda, speakers and attendees will address the challenges and opportunities of the renewable and bio-based sector, as they play an increasingly integral role in combating climate change.
This forum is designed in a way to engage participants in critical and lively discussions on transitioning Canada to a thriving low-carbon economy, through furthering the role of renewable fuels and bio-based products.
The Annual Renewable Industries Forum was built upon the previous successes of RICanada’s Speakers Panel Series, bringing together Canada’s leading renewable experts, scholars and business leaders. Whether you are a stakeholder in the industry or someone who wants to learn more about the world of renewable fuels and bio-based products, this forum provided ample opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals, thought-leaders and change makers who deeply care for Canada’s future.
Join RICanada in helping Canada transition to a thriving low-carbon economy.
Agenda & Speakers
→ Sign in to enjoy all the privileges of our event, including spontaneous, informal conversations with industry leaders, keynote address, and informative panels discussing issues relating to Canada’s renewables industry.
RICanada welcome reception: Together for a thriving low-carbon economy
→ Meet fellow attendees, including industry leaders and government officials, ahead of the formal program which begins the next morning.
→ Breakfast is served!
→ We welcome attendees to the Forum and provide an outline of the day’s agenda
Panel I – Bringing the Public with You: Building Public Support for Effective Climate Change Action
→ Dr. David Coletto, CEO, Abacus Data
→ Hon. Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington—Halton Hills
→ Shawn McCarthy, Global Energy Reporter, Globe and Mail
10.00am – 10.15am: Refreshment Break
Panel II – The Federal Landscape: 30 megatonnes & Renewable Fuels
→ Cam Carruthers, Executive Director, Oil, Gas and Alternative Energy Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada
→ Ruth Talbot, Deputy Director, Strategic Policy, Natural Resources Canada
→ Don O’Connor, President of S&T2, and a recognized sector expert specializing in calculating the lifecycle GHG emissions of biofuels.
Lunch & Keynote Address
→ Enjoy a sit-down lunch along with a keynote address
Panel III –The Provincial Landscape: Leadership or Patchwork?
→ Xavier Brosseau, Directeur, Approvisionnements et biocombustibles, Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles / Director, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (Quebec)
→ Michael Rensing, Director, Low Carbon Fuels, Renewable Energy Development Branch, Ministry of Energy and Mines (BC)
→ Scott Lewis, Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations and Strategy at BIOX Corp
Panel IV – The Economics of Renewable Fuels
→ Andrea Kent, Vice President Government Relations and Communication at Greenfield Global
4.00pm – 4.15pm
Let’s build our low-carbon future together!
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Renewable Industries Forum
October 16-17, 2017
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