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Capacity crowd discusses opportunities, investment and policies at annual ONEIA business and policy forum 

More than 160 professionals from across the environment and cleantech field gathered at the Doubletree Hilton in downtown Toronto on May 4, 2015 for a day of panels, guest speakers, roundtables and networking. 

Participants heard an opening keynote from Janet de Silva, President and CEO of the Toronto and Region Board of Trade, who discussed the growing importance of Toronto as a global “cleantech hub.”  Two morning panels on investment and market opportunities included speakers from KPMG, the TSX, AECOM, Metrolinx and RWDI.  The luncheon featured addresses and a facilitated discussion with the Deputy Ministers of Environment and Climate Change and Economic Development, Infrastructure and Employment.  The afternoon was taken up with a series of “off the record” policy roundtables that featured dozens of industry leaders in a frank dialogue with senior officials from a range of provincial ministries and agencies.  The day then closed with an energetic reception in the hotel bar.

Please find below presentations from both morning panels:

PANEL 1: The business of climate change:  Canadian and world opportunities

Jeanette Southwood - opening

Anton Davies, RWDI

Quinten Chiotti - Metrolinx

Jon Philipsborn - AECOM

Jeanette Southwood - closing 

PANEL 2:  Investment in a changing climate  

James Sbrolla - Cleantech Capital

Michael Kousaie - TSX

Philip Ludvigsen - KPMG

Opening speaker: Janet De Silva - Toronto Region Board of Trade


Morning Panels


Andrew Horsman, OTS (Luncheon sponsor) introduces Deputy Ministers Paul Evans and Giles Gherson


Afternoon Roundtable Sessions


Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA)
192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 306, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2C2
Tel: 416-531-7884    Email: info[at]oneia.ca


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