Forum highlights business and policy link for Ontario firms

ONEIA's Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum was well-received by more than 160 attendees on May 16. The sold-out event featured business content in the morning and policy roundtable discussions in the afternoon. 

Attendees heard in the morning sessions from speakers from a range of companies and investors, including KPMG, TMX Group (home of the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges), Enbridge, RWDI, BDC Venture Capital and Veolia Water.  A luncheon "fireside chat" with the Deputy Ministers of Environment and Northern Development and Mines provided candid insight into the priorities of both ministries. 

The afternoon saw roundtables with senior industry and government representatives who discussed common issues in the areas of water, waste, brownfields and approvals.  The day concluded with a reception co-hosted by the Ontario Minister of Environment and the presentation of the annual Errick "Skip" Willis award to one of the province's most accomplished private sector environmental policy advocates, Robert J. Redhead.

For a copy of the morning slide presentations, visit here.

Please see below some impressions of the day. More pictures will be posted on a Flickr site shortly.

Alex Gill, Executive Director ONEIA

Derek Webb, Chair ONEIA
MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
Moderator Anton Davies, RWDI opening the first morning panel discussion
Panel discussion
Peter Gallant, Veolia Water
Michael J. Kousaie, TSX
Panel discussion
David Teichroeb, Enbridge     
Jasjit Kaur Maggu, BDC
Luncheon address DM Gail Beggs, MOE
Luncheon address DM George Ross, MEDTE
Wes Muir, ONEIA Adovacy Committee Chair and Enrico Di Nino, MOE
Hon. Jim Bradly, Minister of the Environment
Minister Jim Bradley and Bob Redhead, recipient of the 2013 Errick
Minister Bradley, Ellen Greenwood Chair ONEIA EID Committee, and Alex Gill, ED ONEIA

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