Each year, innovators, corporations, government leaders, NGOs, international agencies and the finance community convene at GLOBE Forum 2022 to learn, invest, find solutions and seek inspiration to do business better
This year, attendees will converge in Vancouver to collaborate, deliberate and chart a course towards a net-zero future – a necessity outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to limit global warming.
We’re excited to attend this year’s GLOBE Forum 2022 (March 29-31) and meet with the sustainability and climate community for the first time since before the pandemic. We’re excited to meet with you, too, which is why anyone who wants to purchase a GLOBE Forum 2022 ticket can use our promo code (VECGF22) and receive a 10 percent discount.
Keep reading to learn how you can connect with Vancouver Economic Commission at GLOBE Vancouver.
Connect with Us at GLOBE Vancouver
Sink or Swim: A Provincial Snapshot of Canada’s Transition Readiness | March 29, 2022 | 1:30PM
The transition to a low-carbon economy is quickly gaining momentum. Across the world, 136 countries – representing nearly 90 percent of global GDP and greenhouse gas emissions – have committed to reaching net-zero. Global capital markets are awakening to new net-zero opportunities. So where do Canada, British Columbia and Vancouver fit in this transition?
During this session (which features our George Benson, Manager of Economic Transformation), we’ll do a deep dive into British Columbia’s transition readiness. Topics include:
- Notable tensions for B.C.’s net-zero transition.
- How global transition can increase B.C.’s competitiveness.
- Which sectors are transition-ready, and which are transition-vulnerable.
- How the low-carbon transition will affect workers, communities and Indigenous Peoples.
Get in the Loop: Circular Reverse Pitch | March 30, 2022 | 4:15PM
Are you an innovator with a circular solution or technology? Join us for Get in the Loop – a circular reverse pitch session where large Canadian companies share their circular challenges with an audience of local and international solution providers. Pitching companies include Arc’teryx, Save-on-Foods, MEC, Canadian Tire and Metro Vancouver.
The event presents a rare opportunity for innovators to learn specific challenges faced by established Canadian brands, so they can identify and propose their relevant technologies.
After the session, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with the pitching companies on their circular challenge.
GLOBE 2022 Night Market Reception | March 30 | 5:00PM
*New for 2022! Visit the GLOBE Night Market to sip custom cocktails, mingle with exhibitors, and enjoy an evening of live music and entertainment – without having to leave the conference venue. The Night Market Reception is hosted by Destination Vancouver, Invest Vancouver, and the Vancouver Economic Commission. Royce Chwin will open the evening, plus there will be a special appearance by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.
We can’t wait to connect with you (in-person!). And make sure you bring your thinking caps for our Vancouver-themed trivia game!
Leveraging the Carbon Handprint to Grow Your Business | March 31, 2022 | 10:00AM
This hybrid session presents “Carbon Handprint”, a new and innovative climate impact indicator. In contrast to measuring carbon footprint, which refers to the negative environmental impact caused by greenhouse gas emissions throughout the lifecycle of a product or process, Carbon Handprint refers to the positive environmental impact of a product or process throughout its lifecycle. The upshot: Carbon Handprint can help companies develop products and services that allow customers to reduce their carbon footprint.
During this session, Carbon Handprint will be explained using concrete and practical examples – for example, our Bryan Buggey, Director of Economic Transformation and Climate Action, will share how the Carbon Handprint can be leveraged by the business community to further their decarbonization efforts. The session will conclude with the launch of a competition for the first International Carbon Handprint Award.
Exclusive VEC Promo Code for Globe Forum 2022
Date: March 29-31, 2022
Have any (or all) of these events caught your interest? Use our promo code “VECGF22” for 10% off a GLOBE Forum 2022 all-access or virtual ticket. See you at GLOBE Vancouver!