october 11-12, 2017
Holiday Inn
St. John's, NL



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Day 1 - October 11
Conference Registration
Breakfast Keynote
Hon. Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
Conference Welcome
Alex Templeton
Chair of NEIA
& Associate w/ McInnes Cooper
Environmental Regulatory Improvements in NL
Identifying Needs and Developing Recommendations through
an Interactive Session

Hosted by Dr. Steve Bonnell
Environmental Assessment & Regulatory Affairs Practice Leader
Amec Foster Wheeler
Networking Break
Feature Presentation - Salon D
The Potential for an Offshore Wind Industry in NL
A discussion on the opportunities, economic impacts, and challenges of a potential offshore wind energy industry in Newfoundland and Labrador

PANEL DISCUSSION: Economic Growth Potential for
Western Newfoundland with Offshore Wind

Nora Fever
Business Development Manager, Corner Brook Port Corporation

Delia Warren
Director, Iron & Earth East

Kirby Mercer
CEO, Beothuk Energy

Moderated By:
Erin Stapleton
Stapleton Environmental Consulting

Financing Renewable Power and Clean Technology

Sasha Jacob
Chairman & CEO, Jacob Capital Management Inc.

Offshore Wind: The European Experience and the North American Opportunity

Lester Fontijn
Project Development Director, Atlantic Canada Offshore Developments
Networking Lunch
Federal and Provincial Procurement
The latest information on how to sell your products and services to governments

The Build In Canada Innovation Program and Successes in NL
Christopher Baird
Senior Director responsible for the Build in Canada Innovation Program

w/ testimonials from ...
SubC Imaging, Seashore Ltd., and
Marine Industrial Lighting

Modernizing Public Sector Procurement in Newfoundland & Labrador
Dale Williams
Director of Audit, Information and Training, Government Purchasing Agency
Data Acquisition and Management in the Environmental Context
New methods of acquiring data from our environment and how to deal with the information

Spatial Data Management for Environmental Resources
Sharon Janes
Senior Consultant and Manager of Eastern Operations, Integrated Informatics

The Value of Utilizing Big Data and Historical Information while Conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
Mike Chester
Environmental Risk Information Services

Gas Detection with Drones
Lee Parmiter
CEO, EnviroMed Detection Services
Networking Break
Feature Presentation
New in Environmental Monitoring in Newfoundland and Labrador

Eyes in the sky, insight on the ground: satellite monitoring for remote environments and climate change adaptation

Dr. Freeman Ralph
Chief Operating Officer, C-CORE

Genomic Technologies for Environmental Assessment and Monitoring

Dr. Mehrdad Hajibabaei
Scientific Leader, Centre for Environmental Genomics Applications
Day 2 - October 12
Continental Breakfast
Breakfast Feature Presentation
Starting Up: The Journey of New Clean Tech Firms
A Panel Discussion With...

Joshua Green, Co-Founder and CEO, MYSA
Dr. Sizwe Dhlamini, CEO, Power HV Inc.
Andrew Cook, Co-Founder, Seaformatics

Moderated By:
Michelle Simms
President and CEO, Genesis Centre
Addressing Climate Change and Greenhouse Gasses in NL
A new focus on GHG reduction and clean growth has emerged across Canada. What does this mean for NL and how are its firms adjusting?

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations: Who, What and Why
Gerald Crane
Director of Research, Analysis and Government Relations, Climate Change Branch - Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment

What does the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change mean for Newfoundland and Labrador?
Jackie Janes
Assistant Deputy Minister, Climate Change Branch - Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment

Manufacturing and Tackling the 7 Forms of 'Green Waste'
David Haire
Regional Vice President Atlantic Canada, Canadian Manufacturers and Exports

Cheryl Lee
Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Country Ribbon Inc.
Emerging Fields and Opportunities
Highlighting projects and possibilities of interest to environmental firms in NL

Diesel Power Generation in NL's Remote Communities
Bob Moulton
Manager - Rural Planning, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

LiDAR: Transforming a resource-based economy into a knowledge-based economy at the speed of light
Randy Gillespie
Independent Consultant

Shifting Mindsets – Incorporating Sustainability Into Marine Wild-Capture Fisheries
Dr. Kris Vascotto
Executive Director, Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council
Networking Break
New Business Supports
Catch up on all of the recent changes and additions to the support systems available to your firm!

A Summary of Canada's Clean Tech Funding Available to NL Firms
Delia Warren
Director, Iron & Earth East

New Innovation Supports from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
Larry Weatherbie
Director of Accelerated Growth

An Introduction to the Clean Leadership Internship Program
Gina Patterson
Director of Policy and Strategic Relations, Clean Foundation
Addressing NL’s Wastewater Management Challenges
An exploration of the wastewater management issues we face in NL - and existing resources to help tackle them

Setting the Context: The Current State of Wastewater Management in NL
Warren Martin
Business Center Discipline Leader, Stantec

Resources Available to Decision Makers to Begin Addressing Wastewater Challenges from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Sarah Bassler
PASB Technical Solutions | On behalf of the FCM

Addressing Wasterwater Management Challenges at Home and Abroad
Al Ducey
Marketing Director and Co-Owner, BMSna
Networking Lunch
New in Clean Technology NL
Learn about the latest cleantech in the province, and meet their founders!

Fresh Approaches to Water Analysis
Stefana Egli
Co-Founder, Intelligent Materials

Protecting your Businesses from Escalating Energy Costs
Jesse McCaw
Co-Founder, Wreckhouse Energy

Building the Fastest SpaceX Hyperloop Pod in North America
Adam Keating
Project Lead, Paradigm Hyperloop
Buildings and Efficiencies
From energy to waste to materials, learn about the latest methods and supports to find efficiencies

From Sales to Safety - What Energy Efficiency Can Do For Your Business
Peter Upshall
Energy Conservation Engineer, Newfoundland Power

Deep Energy Retrofit of a Salt Box Home
Ashley Smith
Director, Fundamental Inc.

The Zero Carbon Building Standard for Commercial, Institutional and Multi-Family Buildings
Lara Ryan
Regional Director – Atlantic Chapter, Canada Green Building Council
Networking Break
Filling the Gap – A Proposed Regulatory Regime for Offshore Wind
in Atlantic Canada

Daniel Watt
Partner, McInnes Cooper

Sara Mahaney
Associate, McInnes Cooper


Clean Technology, NL's Environmental Sector, and NEIA:
The Path Forward

Closing Conference Remarks
Kieran Hanley
Executive Director, NEIA

* Schedule subject to change *
  • Canada's CleanTech Focus: What it Means for NL Firms
  • Envisioning Future NL Regulatory Frameworks
  • UAVs in Natural Resource Sectors
  • Wastewater Needs and Supports in NL
  • Starting Up: The Journey of New CleanTech Firms
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • Data Management in Environmental Industries
  • Net Metering & Energy Efficiency
  • What's New? Highlighting New CleanTech Firms in NL
  • Emerging Fields of Opportunity in Environmental Business
  • Public Procurement and SMEs
  • Panel Discussion: NL's Industries and their CleanTech Needs
  • The CleanTech Ecosystem: Assets for NL Firms
Do you see a theme that you would like to present on? Or do you have an idea for a presentation that doesn't fit within these themes? There's still time! Why not contact us or consider submitting an abstract?



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