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EID May 2010

  • 18 May 2010
  • 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • 1 Queen's Park Crescent
  • 249


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Environment Industry Day (EID) 2010:  Ontario's transformation to a green economy

Ontario is at the beginning of a green transformation.  Companies across the province are responding to the increasing demand for environmental goods, clean technologies, products and services.  Our existing manufacturing base is “greening” its own operations, reducing the use of energy and water, and adopting more sustainable business practices and clean technology. Ontario’s communities and citizens are increasingly aware of their environmental footprint and are turning to Ontario’s environmental sector to help them live more sustainable lifestyles.  The companies that make up our growing environment industry are poised to help our province make this important transformation - and this is the focus of EID 2010.


Meetings with MPPs:  ONEIA schedules meetings with MPPs, cabinet ministers and opposition leaders throughout the day.  This portion begins with a briefing session at Queen's Park, Committee Room 230 at 8:00 AM sharp and then teams meet with politicians throughout the day.  Please note that while only ONEIA members can volunteer for these teams, the final selection of who participates in them is determined by the organizing committee to ensure that the teams are representative of our industry.  Participation is limited to ONE participant per company.

Luncheon and roundtables:  Beginning with registration at 11:30 at the Sutton Place Hotel and a luncheon speech by the Deputy Minister of the Environment, ONEIA hosts member-only roundtables with senior policy representatives from several different ministries, allowing our members to have facilitated high-level dialogue that provides valuable feedback to government - and valuable insight to our companies.  This year's roundtable topics include:

  • Brownfields: What impact will new Brownfields regulations have on developers, consultants and financial institutions?  Can the Government of Ontario maintain its smart growth agenda in light of the more stringent standards and stricter rules? 
  • Water and wastewater:  What might the province’s new water agenda look like?  Where might it go, and how can industry contribute? 
  • Green Energy: Ontario is leading North America in its approach to green energy – but how is the Green Energy Act rolling out?  Are we looking at fine-tuning?  How is the FIT program being received?
  • Modernization of approvals / open for business:  How is the Ministry of Environment’s ambitious modernization process going?  What key changes can Ontario environment companies expect in coming months and years?
  • Air and climate change:  How might we move to a federal/Ontario cap and trade system?  How are air approvals issues playing out within MOE – and can we look for any changes on this front?
  • Waste Diversion:  Industry and the province are grappling with a range of waste issues – what will the coming year bring for approvals, extended producer responsibility and the recent white paper on zero waste?

Evening reception:  ONEIA members and nonmembers gather from 5:00 to 7:30 PM in the Queen's Park dining room for a reception hosted by the Mniister of the Environment.  This reception is generally attended by dozens of politicians, senior staff, cabinet ministers and prominent figures from across our industry.

Register now, as we expect this EID to sell out quickly!

PLEASE NOTE:  ONEIA members, after they complete their registration, will receive a separate e-mail from our event manager asking them which parts of the day they would like to participate in. 

A limited number of sponsorships are available for the day.  To discuss these opportunities, please contact Caroline Aston at

Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA)

192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2C2

Tel: 416-531-7884 Email: info[at]

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