Canada – driving innovation in clean tech

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Through collaboration between government, academia and industry, Canada is addressing a large range of complex global challenges, from renewable energies and smart energy grids, to waste water management and green transportation. The breakthroughs happening here will impact billions of lives for generations to come.

Business Events Canada is focused on attracting conferences and business events from across the key economic sectors in which Canada excels. With some $1.5 billion spent annually in research and development and $13.3 billion in revenue, clean tech is a key driver of Canada’s economy, and one of the country’s top priority economic sectors. Canada excels in the research and development of clean technologies across a variety of sectors, designed to improve efficiencies and profitability while reducing waste, emissions and materials on land, in the air and in the water.

Through climate leadership initiatives, Canadian businesses are driving clean energy technologies to mitigate the environmental impact of natural resource extraction while maintaining productivity and profitability along the way. Canada is a global leader in hydrogen and fuel cell research, development and early stage commercialisation, and is the world’s largest hydrogen and fuel cell centre of excellence.

Clean tech is big business, from Montréal and Ottawa to Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. The diversity of clean tech subsectors found in Canada means plenty of local champions across Canada to help augment any related conference agenda.

Canada’s Clean Energy Research Centre, the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems, the Centre for Advanced Solar Materials, the Centre for Urban Energy and the Éco-campus Hubert Reeves all host world-leading researchers, who are developing technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of industry across the planet.


Canada has hosted North America’s largest business and sustainability summit every other year for 28 years. The connections taking place at the GLOBE Forum help shape the global green economy through technology, innovation, research and investment.

Smart meeting venues

The Vancouver Convention Centre is the world’s first double LEED Platinum-certified convention centre and one of many sustainably designed and operated meeting and hotel spaces across Canada. Combined with urban transit systems and pedestrian-friendly cities, there is a wide choice for eco-smart meeting locations.

Discover Canada for business events

“Canada is one of the safest, affordable and most welcoming destinations. When you convene in Canada for meetings and conventions you’ll be connected with the innovators who are shaping the future, the thought leaders who are leading the way and the business and research architects who elevate Canada’s position on the world stage across a spectrum of industries. Research tells us meeting in Canada makes delegate engagement soar; connecting with Business Events Canada is the first step to your best conference ever.ˮ Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, Executive Director, Global Business Events Canada

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